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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 224 reviews

Friendly family-owned hotel with unrivalled panoramic views

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

The family-owned Hillthwaite, 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. Public rooms on the ground floor include a comfortable lounge with well-stocked bar, a feature conservatory and an 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
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: Closed until 10th February 2018


  • 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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