Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Krystina Rees
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The Grade II-listed Victorian building has views across Lake Windermere
  • There's a cocktail bar and two restaurants
  • Opposite the hotel is Bowness Pier, where you can get a boat to Lakeside or Ambleside

"Fantastic hotel, outstanding location."
Jan 7, 2019 - Deeside, United Kingdom
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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 and is now part of the Laura Ashley Hotels group. Expect elegant furnishings, lush fabrics, grand chandeliers and classic designs combined with modern features such as a glass reception area.

There are two restaurants, both serving traditional British dishes: the Belsfield Restaurant, which has views of Lake Windermere, and the Brasserie. 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, luxury pillows, Egyptian cotton linens and a jar of local sweets. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, and most have views of Lake Windermere.

There's plenty to do in Bowness-on-Windermere. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and there are numerous shops, cafes and restaurants in the town centre. Bowness Pier, which is opposite the hotel, is the starting point for cruises to Lakeside or Ambleside.

Hawkshead and Grasmere are both 25 minutes' drive. Car-free Hawkshead is particularly special -- 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.

Note: The swimming pool is closed until further notice.

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



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic hotel, outstanding location.
Other Comments
Lovely stay for my wife’s birthday. Gorgeous hotel, ideal location.
Leon Jan 07, 2019 Deeside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Philip Nov 20, 2018 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location
David Oct 31, 2018 Spalding, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Would love to go back , just not when a funeral tea is on .
Other Comments
Hi i, I no it can’t be helped sometimes, but I went for a special birthday treat , can’t fault the hotel . But when we where there a funeral wake was taking place . They seemed to have the full run of the hotel, I thought they might be in a conference room or something! It felt like we should of not been there it was very uncomfortable. It took the shine of our special day , and hopefully be able to go back one day , and get the experience of the hotel and it’s fineary it has to offer , but sadly not on this occasion. J charters
Joanne Oct 27, 2018 Wigton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really lovely hotel. Felt luxurious. The manager in the restaurant was fantastic- excellent service.
Rachel Oct 26, 2018 Saint Helens, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location perfect to go into Bowness
Other Comments
Very friendly staff who can’t do enough for you ,lovely atmosphere
hilary Oct 26, 2018 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
cream tea
Other Comments
in annex not much of lake view breakfast poor disorganised staff not value for money
richard Oct 24, 2018 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and surroundings. The staff were exceptional making our wedding anniversary stay a very memorable occasion, thank you.
Maureen Oct 17, 2018 York, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The only minor problem is we found the hotel heating to high, which made it difficult to sleep
Edward Oct 09, 2018 BrighouseBrighouse, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly lady on reception desk.
Other Comments
I enjoyed our stay though I did feel that as we'd booked using a deal our room was perhaps a budget room, it certainly felt that way, given it was off along a corridor and not in the main building. Quite a small room.
Tracie Oct 06, 2018 South Shields, United Kingdom

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