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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, individually decorated
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, individually decorated

Overview of Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTownend2 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre3 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Windermere4 min drive
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)64 min drive

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About this area


Located in Windermere, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. Go Ape Grizedale and Kendal Museum are also worth visiting. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ziplining and hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Townend - 2 min drive
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 3 min drive
  • Lake Windermere - 4 min drive
  • Ambleside Pier - 4 min drive
  • Wray Castle - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 9 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 94 min drive


  • Holbeck Ghyll Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Stiles - 6 min drive
  • Fellinis - 6 min drive
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Matthew's Bistro - 6 min drive

About this property

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

4-star luxury hotel near Lake Windermere
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, an outdoor tennis court and a sauna are on-site. All 30 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, room service and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel offers 30 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms 3


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 25-inch TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per day
Dogs welcome
1 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children 8 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 8 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 100 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 8 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Ghyll House
Holbeck Ghyll Country House
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
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Holbeck Ghyll Hotel
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 50 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 50 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 50 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 50 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 50 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was in a lovely location and the room had a great view. Everything was really charming. The only issue we had was poor service at breakfast and felt for the price you were paying the breakfast was mean. The staff were lovely though and sorted it out
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Overall disappointing & I wouldn’t rush back
Starting with the positives, the hotel itself is amazing and is very impressive to look around and drive up to. The views on a clear day would have be incredible (it was very cloudy during our stay) and it’s in a perfect location for anyone that wants to do walks out of Ambleside. Unfortunately however there were several disappointing things about our stay. 1. The food was the biggest let down. Given it’s known for its food reputation we had some of the most overpriced and undercooked food I’ve ever eaten. The staff seemed unfamiliar with everything and as a result got orders wrong or forgot things. One evening a couple hadn’t even had their starters by the time we were being offered coffee. It was the same at breakfast and overall I got the impression that the kitchen and waiting staff were not in their usual comfort zones. 2. Whilst the rooms were very beautiful with old features there were again disappointing aspects. The floor had bits of old crisps where it hadn’t been cleaned properly from the previous guests. They had forgot to top up the tea and coffee supplies and the bed was just 2 singles pushed together. Overall it was a nice stay but not the trip we had built our hopes up for. Given the cost of the hotel and the food we eat both resulted in being very overpriced and I certainly wouldn’t rush back given all the other amazing places you can stay in the lakes.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Staff were excellent very friendly & helpful no fault there. Unfortunately the room was disappointing, needs updating & refreshed there were obvious signs of repair needed. Facilities were not up to 4* standard, tv was tiny, milk in room was out of date, had to boil kettle on the floor & we had no hot water for a shower in the morning. Food was restricted given the pandemic but the menu choices were poor & very overpriced, £16 for caesar salad £5.75 for a small bottle of beer! Last but not least the breakfast, again due to the pandemic this was a ‘light’ continental breakfast brought to your room. I left hungry, small bag of cereal, tiny pastry, some fruit & a yoghurt pot which had separated & was inedible. The room rate was £183 including breakfast, extremely expensive for what we got & sad to say I will not return & wouldn’t recommend the hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Evening food excellent, location fabulous, staff excellent
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020