Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

The Ryebeck

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Why We Love It

  • Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds with panoramic views of Lake Windermere
  • Dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant, which serves classic British dishes
  • This former Edwardian gentlemen's residence is close to Bowness, Ambleside & the Lake District countryside

97% (116 Member Ratings)

"Food and hospitality "
Nov 30, 2016
WAKEFIELD, United Kingdom

Member Rates include FREE extras, when available

Map & Directions

The hotel is two miles from Windermere railway station and around a 90-minute drive from Manchester Airport. On-site car parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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A former Edwardian gentlemen's residence set in five acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the Lake District, The Ryebeck hotel is a VisitBritain 3-star hotel with sweeping views of Lake Windermere. 

The village of Bowness, which has shops, restaurants, tea rooms and boat trips on the lake, is 15 minutes' walk away. The hotel is a short drive from Ambleside, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top house and Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. The surrounding Lake District countryside is ideal for hiking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.

This deluxe country-house property showcases locally sourced produce on the restaurant's Classic and Ryebeck menus, and there's a cosy lounge offering classic afternoon teas. Both the restaurant and the lounge have lake views.

All 26 rooms come with views of Lake Windermere or the landscaped gardens, with ground-floor rooms offering direct access on to the terrace. 

Guests have complimentary access to a local leisure centre with a swimming pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. Windermere Golf Club is one mile away.

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

From the press:

  • "The hotel enjoys an enviable position providing picture postcard views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • 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: 2pm. There is no minimum age required to check-in.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £25 per night for children aged 5 to 12. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request, in Jolly Good rooms only, and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib and extra beds are available, free of charge, for children aged 4 and under.
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 Jolly Good rooms only and will be charged at £20 per stay on checkout.

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.

Additional details: The restaurant can be busy, we recommend that you book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

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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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116 Member Reviews
(97% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Food and hospitality
Other Comments: No wifi
JOHN Nov 30, 2016 WAKEFIELD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: very relaxing, lovely comfy bed, fabulous breakfast and friendly staff
Lee Nov 28, 2016 burton on trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The staff were excellent which complemented the relaxed family feel of the hotel. The dinner and lunch were also highlights.
Gordon Nov 28, 2016 Burton on Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Attentive staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely food.
William Nov 26, 2016 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Well ordered and quietly run with efficient and sensitive staff
Other Comments: Great food. Quality without fuss!
Nov 24, 2016 Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent food and really welcoming atmosphere will definitely be back
Matthew Nov 21, 2016 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Hospitality and food
Other Comments: Nice location good rooms lovely food and staff
Gary Nov 19, 2016 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Quality of food used for breakfast and evening meals.
Other Comments: We chose a "cosy" room option, which had been recently refurbished both bedroom and en suite. Quality bedding and towels used, along with an exceptionally comfortable bed. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food served in the restaurant cannot be faulted in both presentation and quality, the chef is highly trained from Michelin star restaurants. No hesitation in returning if another deal comes along.
stephen Nov 12, 2016 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Attention to detail by staff
Louisa Nov 12, 2016 Crook, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely
Other Comments: Lovely room and restaurant food top notch.
Henry Nov 12, 2016 Whitstable, United Kingdom

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