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AA rating
Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 176 reviews

Friendly family-owned hotel with unrivalled panoramic views

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Indoor pool
Outdoor parking

The family-owned Hillthwaite hotel, set in three acres of landscaped gardens between Windermere and Bowness, is one of the area's highest hotels, overlooking Lake Windermere with magnificent panoramic views over to Langdale Pike, Crinkle Crags and Coniston Old Man. 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. Public rooms on the ground floor include a comfortable lounge with well-stocked bar, a feature conservatory and impressive restaurant with the aforementioned views of the Lakes skyline. Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, steam room and sauna.


  • En-suite rooms: 34
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room minimum price: 69.50
  • Double room minimum price: 119

Opening times

  • Closed: 4-27 Dec


  • Outdoor parking spaces:: 30


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna Steam room
  • New Year entertainment programme

Getting here

M6 junct 36, A591 Windermere, follow lane road through village A5074, left opposite Goodley Dale School, approx 0.5m from A591

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M6 junct 36
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Room prices from£119/night**Based on the minimum price of a standard double room *Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
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