Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll nr Windermere, Cumbria & The Lakes

Deluxe country spa hotel with views over Lake Windermere

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Renowned country hotel near Lake Windermere. With a reputation as truly one of the finest hotels in The Lakes, Holbeck Ghyll scores top marks for food, luxury, and service. Whether you are looking for a base to exploring the Lakes, or a place to relax and get pampered, Holbeck Ghyll has it all.

OPL Exclusive details

Food Lovers Sparkling Break

Just £160 per person for 1 to 7 nights

Stay in a Luxury room and receive:

  • Each night receive a glass of Champagne pre-dinner in the bar
  • 3 course dinner for two each evening (value £55pp)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Use of the spa and 15% off spa treatments
  • 1 pm late check out
  • This offer is non-refundable in event of cancellation

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  • Cumbria tourism awards winner 2015 'Small Hotel of the Year'
  • Stunning luxury hotel & spa set on the hills overlooking Lake Windermere
  • 30 elegant character bedrooms
  • Renowned fine dining restaurant with 3 AA rosettes
  • Relaxing spa with wide ranging treatment options

Home truths

The hotel is set within its own private estate, and is not walking distance to many alternative dining places. Some bedrooms are located in lodges or cottages.


How to find Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll
Holbeck Lane
LA23 1LU

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

2:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times

Breakfast 8am to 10am

Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Afternoon Tea 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Dinner 7pm to 9.30pm

*Please note that the last sitting for the Gourmet Menu is 9pm.  

Parking Facilities

Ample on site parking

Child Policy

Children aged 8 and under are served high tea at 5.45pm, while children over the age of 8 are welcome to dine in the restaurant.

Children up to 4 years have free accommodation in rollaway beds or cots when sharing adults room. Food and drinks are paid for as taken.

4 – 7 years old, children are charged £80 B&B in rollaway beds sharing adults room. Drinks and food charged as taken. 

8 – 11 years old, children are charged £95 B&B per night in rollaway beds sharing adults room. Drinks and food charged as taken.

12 – 18 years old, children are charged £110 B&B per night in rollaway beds sharing adults room. Full rate if they have their own room

The grounds

Surrounded by acres of lush woodland and immaculate gardens, it's not just the exquisite food, elegant surroundings and charming staff that have earned Holbeck Ghyll a string of top awards – it's also the view, which gazes over Windermere lake and has been named among the best in the world.

The delightful scene is framed by some of England's most famous peaks, including Coniston Old Man, the Langdale Pikes and Scafell Pike, and has inspired artists and poets for generations. Now, whether it's drenched in sunshine, shrouded in swirling cloud or draped in snow, Holbeck Ghyll's is a view that captivates visitors to the Lake District all year round.

Other Information

The hotel has a heli-pad which is free for guests to use (please advise at the time of booking).

If you are lucky enough to stay when their helicopter and pilot are free, they also offer free leisure flights to guests (subject to availability, enquire at reception). 

Dogs Policy

Holbeck Ghyll is pet-friendly and we welcome well-behaved pets in some of our rooms and the hotel grounds. Dogs even get their very own welcome pack at Holbeck Ghyll.  We can provide a list of walks, from right outside the hotel door to Windermere and beyond, along with knowledge of dog-friendly pubs and cafes.  Bringing your best friend to Holbeck Ghyll doesnt mean you won't be able to enjoy the lake to the full!

There is a one off dog charge of £25 per stay.

We don't reserve the VIP treatment for people at Holbeck Ghyll - we offer a VIC service too.  We've teamed up with the London-based luxury dog and cat outfitters Mungo and Maud to offer an upgrade package for Very Important Canines that include a luxurious comfy bed along with a Mungo and Maud blanket, as well as a bowl.  Your dog also gets a bag of organic treats and Mungo and Maud toy to take home with you.  The VIC package is available at £50 per dog.

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