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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Hillthwaite is 15 minutes' walk from Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The 5-star family-run property has views of the town and Lake Windermere
  • There is an elevated stone terrace for al fresco dining, and a cosy fire to keep warm by in winter

Enjoyed This
"The food & lovely staff."
2 Apr, 2019 - Lytham Saint Annes, UK
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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, Hillthwaite is a family-run property with pretty views of the national park's largest lake and the mountains beyond. There are lots of local walks and you can ask the hotel to provide you with a home-made packed lunch (supplements apply).

Bowness-on-Windermere Pier is 15 minutes' walk from the hotel; the pier is the starting point for several scenic boat tours. Prices start at £8 for an adult cruise ticket. Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, and now a National Trust property, is 30 minutes' drive away.

The town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive. For an idyllic landscape of limestone crags and woodland, Whitbarrow Nature Reserve is around 30 minutes' drive.

The 5-star guest accommodation serves cream tea from 1-5pm. 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.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly


  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available for children and in the Classic Room only. 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.
Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. Infant's cot/crib and extra bed must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third 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: Pets are allowed in some rooms only and on request. Charges will apply as follows: £20 per pet, per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hillthwaite House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The food & lovely staff.
Maria 02 Apr, 2019 Lytham Saint Annes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food service and pool
Susan 08 Mar, 2019 Shrewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Steak cooked really well
Other Comments
Spa facilities disappointing.
Michael 01 Mar, 2019 Brampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, perfect location, clean comfy rooms with lovely decor. Nice pool. Delicious food. Couldn't fault it.
Isobel 23 Feb, 2019 Wigan, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful décor throughout, meals delicious, staff very attentive and friendly.
Other Comments
Staff are a credit to the hotel, all were very friendly, professional, attentive. Loved the décor of the hotel and the meals, including afternoon tea, and the gentleman's afternoon tea were lovely. Will definitely return. Thank you.
philippa 21 Jan, 2019 Wallasey, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great staff. Fab room. Dinner excellent.
Other Comments
Cosy Hotel. Option of use of pool. Great location
Angela 20 Jan, 2019 Preston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Restaurant - the food and the service were first class. Delicious food, beautifully presented and served. Relaxed atmosphere Efficient and polite staff - at the reception desk and in the bar/restaurant. Very comfortable, large-sized bed
Nicholas 08 Jan, 2019 Clitheroe, UK

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