Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

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Why We Love It

  • It reopened in July 2014 after a multimillion-pound refurbishment & collaboration with Laura Ashley
  • A Grade II-listed Victorian building with views across Lake Windermere
  • There's an indoor pool, a cocktail bar & two restaurants

"A former Victorian Italianate mansion which sits regally above majestic Lake Windermere" -- The Star (Sheffield)

98% (129 Member Ratings)

"Bedroom lovely with view and massive bed"
Dec 17, 2016
PRESTON, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a 6-minute drive from Windermere train station. There are 60 free-of-charge parking spaces onsite.

Rooms & Rates

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The Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield overlooks Lake Windermere in the popular Lakeland town of Bowness-on-Windermere. It was built in 1845 for a European aristocrat -- 170 years later it's been refurbished in partnership with Laura Ashley. Expect elegant furnishings, lush fabrics, grand chandeliers and classic designs combined with modern features such as a glass reception area and an indoor pool.

There are two restaurants, including the Belsfield Restaurant -- which has views of Lake Windermere -- and the Brasserie, both serve traditional British dishes. Dinner is served in the Brasserie, we like the sound of the Lancashire lamb hotpot with braised red cabbage. There's also an extensive wine list with wines hand-picked by the hotel's buying experts. Guests can have drinks in the Lounge Bar and Drawing Room.

The hotel has 62 bedrooms, each with underfloor heating in the bathrooms, Laura Ashley bathroom products, luxury pillows, Egyptian cotton linens and a jar of local sweets. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms, and most have views of Lake Windermere.

There's plenty to do in Bowness-on-Windermere, such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, which is a 4-minute walk from the hotel, and there are numerous shops in the town centre. The Lakeland Motor Museum is eight miles away.

Alternatively, get a boat from Bowness Pier, opposite the hotel, to Lakeside or Ambleside, or drive to other Lakeland towns like Hawkshead and Grasmere. Hawkshead is particularly special as it's a car-free zone. It's described by Lonely Planet as "a jumble of whitewashed cottages, cobbled lanes and old pubs" and was where poet William Wordsworth went to school.

From the press:
  • "Like stepping into a painting" -- The Guardian
  • "Classic British elegance inside, with wonderful views of the Lake District National Park visible from virtually every window" -- The Star (Sheffield)



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, extra bed also available on request, free of charge but in Family Rooms only.
Children's menu available for breakfast: £5 for children aged 5 to 15, children aged 4 and under eat free.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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

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98% Positive
(129 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Bedroom lovely with view and massive bed
Other Comments
Angela Dec 17, 2016 PRESTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
John Dec 15, 2016 Bakewell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The public areas are fantastic and our room was great too. A really peaceful two days. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Ideally placed for Bowness and the steamer. Recommend without reservation.
Tony Dec 14, 2016 Whitby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel did not disappoint the food was excellent and the service was very good
Sheila Dec 08, 2016 Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful surroundings
Lorraine Dec 06, 2016 manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting is beautiful. Lovely hotel. Room was warm and very comfortable.
Other Comments
Beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Loretta Nov 30, 2016 Nelson, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was just perfect... the decor the food the location.
Debra Nov 30, 2016 bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very comfortable hotel lovely views
Gillian Nov 29, 2016 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful sights and location of the Hotel make this a magnificent choice.
Michael Nov 29, 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Excellent service
Malcolm Nov 29, 2016 Barrow in Furness, United Kingdom

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