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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Time stands still at this friendly, old-world, charming property with views of the countryside and lake for which to die! Sitting in the courtyard for sunrise coffee or sunset bubbles is the definition of serenity.

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

What a lovely way to describe Holbeck. We are very lucky here at Holbeck Ghyll as our view from the hotel is stunning and you are right time does seem to stand still! Once again thank you for taking the time to write your review and I hope you come back to visit us very soon. Please make sure you...

Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had a table with a view across Windermere to the Langdales and Bowfell; top notch. The sandwiches were good but the cake selection was very good; some simply melted in the mouth. Why Vgood and not excellent? Asked for more hot water and it never came. Nice ambience, lovely rooms, staff very friendly. Enjoyed the occasion and would like...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed Afternoon Tea at Holbeck and thank you for writing your lovely review. I do hope you will visit us again soon for afternoon tea as chef has put more ‘melt in your mouth’ desserts!!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My boyfriend and I have visited this hotel before, and it was fantastic! However we should have left it at the one visit. On our second visit, we were "upgraded" to a bungalow on the premises, away from the main hotel. This was a three bed roomed "house" which was definitely lacking in the luxury we revived the first time...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read about your disappointing stay. We are regularly reviewing our bedrooms and Ghyllside Cottage is in the process of undergoing a radical transformation. I am just very sorry that it was not completed in time for your visit. I have spoken with our chef regarding the level of Truffle in our menu. He assures me...

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We stayed at the hotel recently and were delighted with the accomodation. This historic house hotel (former home of Beatrix Potter) is conveniently located near to Windermere, but offers a lovely quiet retreat away from the crowds. We had a lovely room overlooking the gardens. The hotel was clean, comfortable and beautifully presented. The restaurant food was excellent and the...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Well I love reading stunning reviews like yours, thank you for taking the time to write it. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we ticked every box. I have passed on all your kind remarks to all the team in the various departments as they like feedback from guests both good and not so...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Had an amazimg stay from the moment we arrived to a warm welcome. The hotel was so warm and friendly with cosy seating areas anround the real fires. On our arrival we had a lovely cocktail from an impressive bar menu before checking out the miss potter suite. The suite is perfect.. super comfy bed , roomy lounge and fab...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

You have said it all about our Miss Potter Suite. Thank you for your review I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Holbeck is really special when the fires are roaring; I am looking into putting a fire into our Miss Potter Suite as well as outside on its terrace as I feel that would be perfect...

ilkley
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We returned to Holbeck Ghyll after an initially disappointing experience in 2014 Most of our issues were around the room so this time we were assured that the newly refurbished Tarn House would impress and indeed it did! We stayed on the upper level in Bleasdale and the room has the best views possible of lake Windermere and the Langdales...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review. I am really pleased you enjoyed our new rooms in Tarn House and I have to agree with you that the view from there is stunning. The feedback from Tarn House has been very good I am pleased with it. We are under way with the launch of Loughrigg our new suite in Tarn...

North Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The hotel has a commanding position high above and over looking Lake Windermere about half a mile back from the lake shore. From arrival until departure Holbeck Ghyll treats guests to unrivalled service leaving no stones unturned in their efforts to please. Our fell view suite was recently refurbished and tastefully decorated. Unfortunately a problem with the shower meant we...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review and I so pleased you enjoyed your stay and my team looked after you. I am sorry about the problem with the shower and hope the room move did not cause you too much discomfort. The shower has been fixed now, it needed a total new high powered pump...

Cumbria
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Living quite close to this lovely hotel we decided to give it a try as a birthday present, just for a one night dinner bed and breakfast stay. We were not disappointed. On arrival the staff made us feel very welcome indeed, our allocated room was not in the hotel itself but in one of the other units owned by...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write such a detailed review. We here at The Holbeck Ghyll are upgrading bedrooms and lounge areas on a monthly basis so we are very excited about this. I have passed on all your kind words to my team and on behalf of them a big Thank You. In...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2015

quite disappointed to say the least sandwiches not at all pretty long oblong, bread a liitle stale and crusts not cut off properly scones however very good, cakes quite nice but slices cut out of larger cakes and not much attention to detail. The place quite fadded ( not shabby chic ) needs a bit of a refurb in my...

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Stirlingshire
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Went with wife and another couple. Friendly welcome; shown to lovely room (Room 1) with fabulous views of the Lake and mountains. Dinner delicious; wine list reasonable if you stick to house wines - and offered a very good substitute for first choice that was sold out; staff attentive, expert and unobtrusive. a first visit - but hopefully not the...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to write a lovely review about us here at the Holbeck Ghyll. I am truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope my team and I have the pleasure in welcoming you back very soon. In the meantime if you don’t already then please follow us on Twitter or...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxurious country house hotel is set in eighteen acres of private woodland and gardens, in England's picturesque Lake District. Holbeck Ghyll offers 23 individually designed en-suite rooms, most with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. The Health Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, steam room. Food is an integral part of any guests stay, and the Restaurant, which retained a Michelin Star for 14 consecutive years, will not disappoint. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holbeck Ghyll Country House

Address: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $299 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holbeck Ghyll Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere, Lake District
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Windermere
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“Hard to imagine that they have any poor rooms.”
SteveNorthampton.UK, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake view is a must”
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“The view from room 20 is stunning”
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“Lake views are best”
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“Fantastic views of the Lake from Room 1”
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