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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

AA rating
Country House Hotel

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 218 reviews

Worth the journey for the views alone

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At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Holbeck Ghyll sits high up overlooking the majestic Lake Windermere surrounded by well-maintained grounds. The original house was bought in 1888 by Lord Lonsdale, the first president of the AA, who used it as a hunting lodge. Guests today will find that this is a delightful place where the service is professional and attentive. There are beautifully designed, spacious bedrooms situated in the main house and also in lodges in the grounds; each has lake views and some have patios. There are also The Shieling and Miss Potter suites. Each bedroom has Egyptian cotton linen, fresh flowers, LCD satellite TV, CD/ DVD players, bathrobes and a decanter of damson gin. The restaurant impresses with its award-winning cuisine. The hotel also has a health spa, gym and boutique store.


  • En-suite rooms: 30
  • Family rooms: 5
  • Ground-floor rooms: 12
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £90
  • Double room, minimum price: £120
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 50


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


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


  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, steam room, beauty massage
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 225
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

Getting here

3 miles north of Windermere on A591, right into Holbeck Lane signed Troutbeck, hotel 0.5 mile on left.

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Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 36
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