Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
“Contemporary cooking overlooking Windermere” - AA Inspector
Holbeck Ghyll began life as a Victorian hunting lodge, when its eminent position overlooking Lake Windermere must have suggested itself as a suitable bolthole for country pursuits. Passing through successive stages of private ownership, it embarked on its career as a hotel in the 1970s, gradually acquiring the accretions of contemporary style in luxury suites, hot tub and steam room, and staging the kinds of weddings at which you will surely want to roll up in a vintage car. Dining goes on in an austerely panelled room, where the window seats are literally that, rather than freestanding chairs, for those with their backs to the view. Having your back to the view is not the luckiest option, as the sweeping panorama over the lake, with Coniston Old Man brooding in the background, is one of the magnetic attractions of Holbeck. Additionally, there’s a chef's table for up to 10 diners.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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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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