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Hillthwaite House Hotel

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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)

"All of it"
Apr 22, 2017
blackpool, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Hillthwaite House Hotel is around five minutes' drive from the A591 and Windermere railway station. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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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.

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

From the press:

  • "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
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room


  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • 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


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • 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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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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97% Positive
(156 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hillthwaite House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All of it
Other Comments
It's excellent
Mark Apr 22, 2017 blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Our room was extremely comfortable and very well appointed - as was the hotel in general. We could find no fault. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the service was professional and friendly.
William and Vicky Apr 21, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room.
Mr D Apr 14, 2017 Littleborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly hard working staff
Other Comments
Marco - restaurant manager great at his job
Natalie Apr 14, 2017 Appleby in Westmorland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness and personnel plus food. It was excellent value for money
Other Comments
It has excellent facilities
carol Apr 08, 2017 Tadworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff. Very welcoming clean
Tracy Apr 04, 2017 Kyle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very modern lovely food, lovely staff
Samantha Nov 23, 2016 Hetton Le Hole, Sunderland , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. The views, the food, the facilities, the staff, the room.... it was perfect!
Louise Nov 21, 2016 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa and the food (both breakfast and dinner)
Other Comments
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had a small problem with our tv in our room where it was not working properly, but the staff addressed and solved the problem straight away. The food at dinner was very nice and the cocktails were great too. We really loved the spa, the pool was a little small but we still enjoyed it. This hotel is really lovely - I would definitely recommend it to all.
Faye Nov 20, 2016 Edgware, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience.
Other Comments
The table service was not quite up to scratch on the Friday evening and we waited a while, but it was not a problem. Breakfast on the Saturday was rather cold, but on the Sunday was perfect. It must depend on who is waiting on tables.
Linda Nov 14, 2016 South Woodham FerrersChelmsford, United Kingdom

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