Hillthwaite House Hotel

Kate Harden-England
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Why We Love It

  • This family-run hotel is 15 minutes' walk from Bowness-on-Windermere
  • It has 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

"Magnificient panoramic views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017
Enjoyed This
(53 Member Ratings)
"easy access to the lakes"
24. Nov 2017
Weymouth, UK

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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The Lake District is a "storybook realm of hills, stonewalled fields, forests, whitewashed cottages, and clear waters", according to National Geographic. Set above the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, the family-run Hillthwaite House Hotel offers pretty views over the national park's largest 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.

The hotel serves cream tea from 2-4pm. Views are impressive in the restaurant, and you can dine out on the elevated stone terrace or in the conservatory. In cooler months, you 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.

Check out 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 Cosy Double and Classic Rooms only, 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(53 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hillthwaite House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
easy access to the lakes
david 24. Nov 2017 Weymouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Modern bathroom
Other Comments
Wayne 04. Oct 2017 Durham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good location, nice food at breakfast in restaurant, comfy bed, nice large towels.
Other Comments
Water wasn't hot in the evening and early morning due to boiler problem which we were not advised about. Room only available 2.30pm when had early check in on booking. Also had emailed hotel advising celebrating 40th Birthday but Hotel did nothing to acknowledge this which I was upset about.
Stefanie 08. Jul 2017 Wigan, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location. Food. Courteous friendly staff..
Chris 04. Jul 2017 Hull, UK
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 08. Jun 2017 Chorley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Small and homely with great facilities and gorgeous décor.
Roger 02. Jun 2017 WiganwIGAN, UK
Enjoyed Most
Comfort, food and service
Robert 01. Jun 2017 Manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Hayley 31. May 2017 High Harrington, UK
Enjoyed Most
All of it
Lynn 26. May 2017 Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing and the views
Other Comments
The staff are fantastic
Julie 25. May 2017 Poulton-le-Fylde, UK

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