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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We have just returned from the Holbeck Ghyll Country House in the beautiful Lake District. Our two sons booked us here as a 70th birthday treat for my husband. This hotel is first class in every way. The view over to Windermere and the Langdale Pikes is breathtaking. You can sit with a wine or coffee and absorb the beauty...

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Newent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The food was superb BUT to be shown to a table with dying/dead flowers in the vase was inexcusable. It wasn't just ours; most other tables had them too. We moved the flowers away ourselves; no one else had noticed them. I'm sure it was an oversight, but for a restaurant priding itself on a special experience that is not...

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Carlisle
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is gorgeous. We were irritated though beforehand when every time we tried to call there was no answer. We were even more irritated when we sat in the lounge reading and trying to be peaceful and finding it impossible due to the constantly ringing phone. Grrrr! Just think of the lost business and dint to your reputation when...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My husband booked this as a gift and having stayed 2.5 years ago, I was very excited to return, but I could not have been more disappointed. The standards have literally fallen. Had the food not been as good as it was and the view as spectacular as it was and the beds as comfy, I would have scored it...

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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place, beautiful views, staff are friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was great. We stayed in room 3 and the views were amazing. We didn't bother making any restaurant bookings as we thought it wouldn't be that busy. But we were so wrong, every place in Windermere was fully booked... So we ended up getting a takeaway.... Please book...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed in Miss Potter suite and enjoyed it very much.the bed was very comfortable indeed.the sofa however was not so.we had to keep putting the large cushions back into place.the balcony was pleasant with amazing views.hot tub was dated and dingy looking.There are some obvious privacy issues as I found out to my embarrassment! Remember to close the blinds...

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Joseph N, General Manager at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in our fabulous Miss Potter Suite. We have put in floor to ceiling windows in many of our lake facing rooms so you can make the most of the incredible views voted in the top 10 in Britain but it does come...

Melrose, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We were disappointed after returning from 10 years previous to what was once a Michelin rated restaurant to a fast deteriorated restaurant. We began with our 9pm for 9:30pm dinner reservation and were forgotten in the pre-seating area - after 45 minutes we asked if we could be served. Someone finally came to us saying the last dinner order was...

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Joseph N, General Manager at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Dear Cindy Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your stay with us last week, I am sorry to hear you didn’t receive the usually very high standards of service and I have spoken to my team to understand how this happened. The staff create the experience at Holbeck Ghyll and unfortunately on the evening you dined with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This was our second time visiting Holbeck Ghyll and both have been fantastic stays. Last time we stayed in Miss Tiddywinkle Suite which was beautiful, had a great view, an amazing shower and a fantastic spiral staircase in the room. This time we were in Buttermere which was also fabulous. Very spacious room with a separate sitting area and outdoor...

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Joseph N, General Manager at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

We love a celebration at Holbeck Ghyll and always look forward to helping to create magical occasions and special memories for our guests and I am thrilled to hear our team delivered your big day perfectly for you. There is so much to enjoy at the hotel and it sounds as though you tried everything we have to offer, and...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2015

An excellent 'natural' hotel with a genuine heart. If you really like the good things in life - 'gentility' rather than 'nouveau luxury' - you'll love it. No pretentions, just sheer quality. Friendly without being too familiar. Dinner is an experience to be savoured - literally.

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Joseph N, General Manager at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Dear Mike Reading your review has made us very happy, we work hard to deliver the style of hospitality that Holbeck Ghyll is famous for and it sounds like the whole team got it spot on for you. An unpretentious but luxurious experience is just what we aim to deliver in an environment that echoes the quality and hospitality of...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

My husbands workplace had booked a gourmet meal for us here. Since we only eat halal meat and avoid all alcohol we had quite a specific dietary request. The chef made us a fully personalised menu and I couldn't complain about s single item. All the meals provided were absolutely delicious and the presentation was outstanding! We loved the table...

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Joseph N, General Manager at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Dear Anarahman It was a pleasure to create a menu to your and at the Holbeck Ghyll we believe in offering exceptional dining experiences which are never compromised by our guests individual requirements. You dined from our new Head Chef Darren Comish’s menus and we are thrilled you enjoyed everything he developed especially for you. We look forward to welcoming...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxurious country house hotel is set in eighteen acres of private woodland and gardens, in England's picturesque Lake District. Holbeck Ghyll offers 23 individually designed en-suite rooms, most with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. The Health Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, steam room. Food is an integral part of any guests stay, and the Restaurant, which retained a Michelin Star for 14 consecutive years, will not disappoint. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holbeck Ghyll Country House

Address: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: RM981 - RM2,012 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holbeck Ghyll Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere, Lake District, UK
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Windermere
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“Hard to imagine that they have any poor rooms.”
SteveNorthampton.UK, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake view is a must”
Friertuck, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The view from room 20 is stunning”
dper195829, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake views are best”
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“Fantastic views of the Lake from Room 1”
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