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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% (172 Member Ratings)

"Small and homely with great facilities and gorgeous décor."
Jun 02, 2017
WiganwIGAN, 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

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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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97% Positive
(172 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
The food was excellent and the staff serving it were also excellent - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The menu was a little restricted and an item was "off" each night.
Other Comments
The quality of the room was poor. The bed was big and comfortable, but the décor was shabby, a light bulb was missing, the bathroom door rattled when the window was open and the shower dripped.
Angela Jun 08, 2017 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Small and homely with great facilities and gorgeous décor.
Roger Jun 02, 2017 WiganwIGAN, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfort, food and service
Robert Jun 01, 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hayley May 31, 2017 High Harrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it
Lynn May 26, 2017 Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing and the views
Other Comments
The staff are fantastic
Julie May 25, 2017 Poulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The scenery is stunning and we were blessed with gorgeous weather which enabled us to sit on the terrace on Sunday evening looking down on Lake Windermere.
Linda May 10, 2017 Askam-in-FurnessAskam, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Views and food
Other Comments
Beautifully presented hotel .
James May 07, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, clean, good food and fab location.
Phyllis Apr 28, 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything----food, friendly, helpful staff and the superb views.
Other Comments
My husband is lactose intolerant and the chef made sure all his dietry needs were met without having to be reminded at every mealtime,. Thank you so much.
Peter Apr 26, 2017 Worsley, United Kingdom

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