Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
“Worth the journey for the views alone” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
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, friendly 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.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms annex: 17
- En-suite rooms: 30
- Family rooms: 5
- Bedrooms Ground: 12
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Hard Tennis Court
- Croquet Available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Single room, minimum price: £90
- Double room, minimum price: £120
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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