Hillthwaite House Hotel
Why We Love It
- This family-run hotel is just 15 minutes' walk from Bowness-on-Windermere
- It has excellent views over the town and Lake Windermere
- There's a recently refurbished indoor pool, a sauna and steam room, plus free Wi-Fi and parking
"Warm and friendly" -- The AA Hotel Guide
97% (156 Member Ratings)
Rooms & Rates
Described by National Geographic as a "storybook realm of hills, stonewalled fields, forests, whitewashed cottages, and clear waters", the Lake District is one of England's most-visited National Parks. Set above the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, the family-run Hillthwaite House Hotel offers pretty views over the lake and the mountains beyond.
Bowness-on-Windermere Pier is 20 minutes' walk from the hotel; from there you can catch a boat to take in the views. Prices start at £8 for an adult cruise ticket. Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books is now a National Trust property and is 30 minutes' drive away. The town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive. For an idyllic mix of limestone and woodland landscape, Whitbarrow Nature Reserve is around 30 minutes' drive.
Cream tea (served 2-4pm) is popular with locals and guests alike. Views are impressive in the restaurant, and you can dine out on the elevated stone terrace or in the conservatory. In cooler months, guests can cosy up in front of the warming fire with a book and a drink -- there are local ales on tap in the bar, as well as a good selection of spirits and wines.
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- "Individually designed rooms are maintained to a high standard, some with splendid four-poster beds and Jacuzzi baths, and most with lake or fell views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017
- Infant cots / cribs
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Jacuzzi in some rooms
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Internet access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Separate shower
- Luxury toiletries
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 16.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Reservations with children require advance notice with the hotel.
Extra guest charges apply as follows: £10 per night for infants aged 0-1, £20 per night for children aged 2-7 and £40 per night for children aged 8-14. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in the Classic Room only. Please use the Special Requests field to request a cot/extra bed.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request in selected Cosy Double and Classic Rooms, and will be charged £20 per pet, per night. Please use the Special Requests field to request a pet-friendly room.
Fees: The hotel charges a voluntary £1 fee towards conservation projects. Any payments made with a credit or debit card under £20 will be subject to an admin fee of £5.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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