Holbeck Ghyll

Location: The Lake District | UK

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

With an indulgent health spa and sublime views, Holbeck Ghyll is a luxury retreat set in the heart of the Lake District. Decorated in chic tartans and pelmet blinds, this hotel combines a generous helping of charm with the character of an English country manor.
Perfect forFamilies and couples exploring the Cumbrian countryside.
In the knowTo make your holiday truly indulgent, take afternoon tea on the terrace with a splendid selection of finger sandwiches and dainty cakes. For a special occasion, linger over a champagne afternoon tea, overlooking the breathtaking surroundings.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food & Wine
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Set between the small country villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, overlooking the lake and snow-capped peaks of the Cumbrian mountains.

Rooms at Holbeck Ghyll

As a tribute to the late Victorian Arts & Crafts Movement, Holbeck Ghyll features original polished oak panelling and inglenook fireplaces. As well as the 13 richly-appointed rooms and suites, there's a range of contemporary lodges and cottages that provide ideal additional accommodation for families and large groups. With decanters of locally-distilled damson gin, private terraces and crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets, relish the comfort and style while taking in the glorious Lake District landscapes.

Food & Drink

With striking views and fine dining, talented head chef David McLaughlin serves locally sourced, deliciously imaginative European cuisine in the wood-panelled restaurant. With tables nestled in alcoves by bay windows, enjoy mushroom cappuccino amuse-bouche, West Coast of Scotland hand-dived scallops with smoked bacon, and the decadent chocolate soufflé with orange sorbet.


Enjoy a massage or facial at the Lake District Health Spa and choose from a wide selection of treatments from hot and cold stone to Indian head massages and beauty therapies that use the ESPA range, made with organic ingredients and wild flowers.

Activities at Holbeck Ghyll

After a good ramble through the Lake District, retreat into the hotel’s spa, which offers sauna and steam rooms, anti-ageing facials and leg massages for weary limbs.

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