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The Ryebeck, offering warm Lakeland hospitality, sits majestically above the shores of Lake Windermere in its own extensive, well-maintained gardens. Just a few minutes' drive from the lake and the ferry but within easy access of the M6, guests can enjoy this wonderful location without necessarily joining the crush in the town. Originally built in 1904 as a private home, the property has seen a number of different uses before it was lovingly transformed into this hotel. Luxuriously appointed bedrooms, some dog-friendly and on the ground floor, range from ‘cosy’ to ‘grand’. Award-winning, imaginative food is served in the informal conservatory dining room.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

3 Star Country House Hotel
Breakfast Award
2-Rosette restaurant

Comfortable hotel with an engaged hospitality team

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The Ryebeck


  • En-suite rooms: 26
  • Family rooms: 0
  • Bedrooms Ground: 9
  • Free TV
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 50
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £99
  • Double room, minimum price: £149
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Maximum number of guests: 74

About The area

Discover Cumbria

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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