Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Why We Love It
- The hotel had a multimillion-pound refurbishment and collaboration with Laura Ashley in 2014
- The Grade II-listed Victorian building with views across Lake Windermere
- There's a cocktail bar and two restaurants
"A former Victorian Italianate mansion which sits regally above majestic Lake Windermere" -- The Star (Sheffield)
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Rooms & Rates
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.
There are two restaurants, including the Belsfield Restaurant -- which has views of Lake Windermere -- and the Brasserie, both serve traditional British dishes. 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. 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 5-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.
Note: The swimming pool is closed until further notice.
Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.
- "Like stepping into a painting" -- The Guardian
- Infant cots / cribs
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- 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.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
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-12 midnight ET
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