$223 – Gourmet retreat w/Lake Windermere views, 34% off

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
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You can now save up to 34% on dinner, bed and breakfast stays for two at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel -- a premium property in the Lake District that boasts plenty of accolades, including a 4-AA-Red-Star rating. For $223, this mouth-watering deal includes:

  • Accommodation in a Country House Fell View Classic Room or Country House Fell View Double Room (subject to availability on booking), with a traditional Cumbrian breakfast and a 3-course dinner with pre-dinner canapés and amuse-bouches, for two
  • You can book a 2-night stay for $336 (extra night B&B)
  • Upgrade to a Contemporary Lake View Junior Suite for an extra $84 per night
  • Fridays are an additional $28
  • Saturdays are an additional $28 and require a 2-night minimum stay

"Holbeck Ghyll is totally stunning all round" -- Square Meal

Why We Love It

  • The property offers top-notch food and views of Lake Windermere to match 
  • Dishes in the restaurant have "tempering robust flavours with elegant presentation", says Square Meal
  • Previous guests include Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who filmed an episode of BBC's "The Trip" here
  • The hotel has been awarded four AA Red Stars for outstanding levels of hospitality and service
  • We've also negotiated an afternoon tea for two, for £32.50


Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is a former hunting lodge perched above Lake Windermere. It's got accolades galore, including a Michelin Guide-listed restaurant and four AA Red Stars.

On top of that there's a spa with a sauna and a steam room, a gym, a boutique store and a helicopter landing pad (on request) in case driving isn't your style.

Eating here is a treat -- expect fresh bread and pastries, fruit, cereals, smoked haddock and local free-range eggs for breakfast. For dinner in the oak-panelled restaurant, "foodie heaven is dished up on a plate", says Condé Nast Johansens. There's an extensive wine list, which was awarded two out of three stars by The World of Fine Wine in 2017, and almost 50 variations of whisky. Port, champagne and cocktails are also on offer.

Bedrooms are split across the main house, The Lodge, which has inter-connecting and dog-friendly rooms, and two cottages. The Miss Potter suite has an outdoor hot tub and is where Renée Zellweger stayed while filming the 2006 movie "Miss Potter".

The hotel is a great base from which to explore the local area -- it's halfway between Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, and the town of Windermere is around five minutes away by car. Dove Cottage, a 15-minute drive away, is where poet William Wordsworth lived from 1799-1808, when he wrote most of his poems. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit The Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

Brockhole -- The Lake District Visitor Centre, is a 5-minute drive from the hotel and is a family-focused attraction with landscaped Arts and Crafts gardens, an adventure playground and mini golf, plus bike and boat hire.

Check out our guide on 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

From the press:

  • "It's all about staggering scenery, culinary genius and profound peace at Holbeck Ghyll" -- Condé Nast Johansens

  • "One of the top dogs in the Lakes dining scene" -- Lancashire Life

  • "Holbeck Ghyll sits high up overlooking the majestic Lake Windermere" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

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 Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: A maximum of two children aged 8 to 16 are welcome to stay with their parents. An extra guest charge will apply as follows: £25 per night per child. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available outside of this age range. Extra beds must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed and confirm the age of the extra guest.
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 and prices.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request, except in Contemporary Lake View Junior Suites, and will be charged at £15 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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.

34% off

$223 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 1 May-31 Jul; +$28 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(69 Member Ratings)
"Everything was perfect from arrival to departure ( apart from the internet being down!) Beautiful room, excellent food and service. Just wished we could have stayed longer."
May 19, 2018
Nelson, United Kingdom

Getting There

The hotel is between Windermere and Ambleside, close to the village of Troutbeck. Windermere railway station is around 10 minutes' drive away and has services to Oxenholme, for trains to London Euston. A taxi is around £11-£14, each way. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

Enjoyed This
(69 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Ltd (t/a Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything was perfect from arrival to departure ( apart from the internet being down!) Beautiful room, excellent food and service. Just wished we could have stayed longer.
Kathryn May 19, 2018 Nelson, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was outstanding!
Other Comments
The hotel is in a beautiful setting. staff were fantastic, very helpful and the food outstanding. The spa is lovely with best view from the hot tub. We had a lovely relaxing weekend. Fabulous
Janet May 01, 2018 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food and decor
Other Comments
extremely expensive somewhat exclusive but good value thanks to t zoo a bit to formal for our comfort
william Apr 27, 2018 Northallerton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view of Lake Windermere in the various weather conditions
Other Comments
The receptionist from the Asturias in Spain was very helpful and pleasant. The dining room staff were very efficient and the service was professional
Stuart Apr 28, 2018 Denny, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful room with a view over the hills and lake
Other Comments
Staff were brilliant. Nothing too much trouble. Dining was a pleasure and all the staff had tasted the menu and knew about every ingredient. Fine dining at its best. Everything about the hotel was superb
Carole Apr 28, 2018 Southam, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location of hotel is fabulous overlooking Lake Windermere.
Other Comments
Whilst our room was very nice, sadly the bath had not been cleaned, several hairs found in it and also the sink had staining which was removed after a bit of rubbing. Also faulty shower - got scolded on first night, by turning the temperature down meant it stopped altogether! However, maintenance did sort it for the second night but not something you would expect with this calibre of Hotel.
Ann Apr 29, 2018 Scarborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service and food. Stunning location
Robert Apr 21, 2018 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food Rioms Ambience
Edyth Apr 14, 2018 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dining experience
Other Comments
Very nice hotel - very relaxed ambience
Wayne Mar 24, 2018 Tarleton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, view and food
Other Comments
Stayed in Lodge 6 (Jeremy Fisher) - washbasin needs replacing due to huge crack across it. Not hygienic and not what you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Otherwise a lovely stay.
Beverly Mar 26, 2018 King's Lynn, United Kingdom

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