Hillthwaite House Hotel
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After a lovely breakfast we packed our overnight bags, had a chat with Ian and Deb, owners of Ewich House, and were on our way to Keswick. Ian convinced Kent to take the Trossachs Trail which took us past a lovely waterfall at Killin and then through beautiful scenery. We made a stop at Aberfoyle for a drink and soon after we joined the motorway. It added about an hour to our journey, but it was worth it. We came off the M6 at Penrith and found our ...
Another early start so that we could enjoy an afternoon at Bowness after this nice short 10km half day walk to finish the Dales Way. We took a taxi from our B&B back to the Way, cheating ever so slightly by getting dropped 2 miles further along from where we left the track yesterday.
It was overcast but warm, even muggy with a very fine drizzle off and on, but patches of sun later. More blackberries of ...
... course, but we still managed to go slightly off course a couple of times. One of these we’re blaming on a herd of cattle we’re sure were deliberately hiding the gate we should have gone through.
Finally we saw Kendal in the distance. The Dales Way actually goes through Burnside, but our accommodation was in Kendal about 4km to the south. Being Sunday there were no buses, trains or taxis so after our 20km day we had this extra stretch before ...
Headed off later than hoped but reached Stratford-on-Avon around 1pm. Full of tourists. Lots of people enjoying the weather - overcast but warm. Found a beaut market and enjoyed looking around. Waited 50 minutes for toasted sandwiches that didn't come, so after waiting that length of time, followed Dave's lead and walked out. Ended up with a sausage in a roll from one of the market vendor's. Not a patch on Tasman sausages and HXUC market day bread! No time to see ...
... and earlier in the day, but we enjoyed visits to the lolly shop, loo and fruit shop (pears and cox pippin apples) before making our way to our accommodation about 3km out of town. Along the lane we were stopped by a woman on a quad bike who said some cows had got out. Lucky for us we weren’t in the lane a few minutes earlier or would have been in our own “running of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hillthwaite House Hotel Windermere
Stayed two nights 21st/22nd July, Only had a standard room as the others where all taken but nothing at all wrong with it, comfortable, clean and nicely furnished. Staff very helpful and friendly, very nice sitting on the terrace after evening meal watching the sunset. As for the food it was probably the best we have had at any Hotel, with an excellent choice, evening meal was 5 courses, it was nice at breakfast to have a menu with a choice for breakfast, not just hot plates left with food on. Our first visit to the Lake District had very enjoyable time.
After moving house and needing a break, we were looking forward to returning to our honeymoon hotel of March 2000. The location is still perfect with fantastic views of Lake Windermere. The five course dinners and vast choice for breakfast still cannot be beaten. Our room just didn't live up to our 2 previous visits. We knew we had paid for a cheap price 3 night break with no added room supplements so no four poster Blue Room this time but our room was tucked away along corridors and upstairs above the sauna by the heat and smell. The main problem was the bathroom. It was truely awful. A sage green bathroom suite which had seen better days and a toliet seat that was chipped and broken underneath and all discloloured. The shower cabinet had a broken door handle. The bathroom flooring was disgusting. I recommend that you pay as much as you can afford for a room here to get one of the best and not have a less perfect stay like we did.
Have been coming to the Lakes for over twenty years. This small hotel is such a find. Read all the reviews and agree with most. We did unfortunately have a problem with our room, but we were moved within twenty minutes after being shown three alternatives. No complaints there. The hotel itself is furnished to a high standard, the dining room is wonderful. The service five star and the food, fabulous. I am a fussy eater and was catered for throughout with alternatives offered when i struggled with the extensive menu. (I am a fussy eater). Nothing is too much trouble, the wine is well priced and there is a good selection. My husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be returning in June for another weekend. This is a first for us, we are always on the lookout for something better. No need now, if there is better in the Lakes we would have found it by now. Its small, its friendly and peaceful, what more can you want when away from the kids for a couple of days.
Hillthwaite House is comfortable but could do with some modernisation, as our room was a little old fashioned. We did have an ongoing problem with the shower in our room which was never adequately resolved however the reception team were always sympathetic and did all they could to resolve the situation i.e. we were allowed to use the facilities in another room.
Stayed at Hillthwaite over the Easter weekend. Superb hotel, fabulous location, with wonderful views, beautifully appointed rooms with all needs catered for. Food is fantastic, and very well presented - top marks to the chef! Staff are exceptional, so caring and friendly, all adds to a homely, warm, relaxed atmosphere, a very enjoyable romantic retreat. We will be back!
If you want a hotel in a good location, great views, wonderful food, friendly staff, comfortable and warm rooms, then come to Hillthwaite House Hotel.
We stayed at Hillthwaite for New Years in 2005. Our room was clean and nice with a view over the lake although the lake is a fair away from the hotel. The layout of the hotel is a bit confusing with multiple doors, stairs and corridors in between reception and our room (and some room numbers our of order!). Check in and out was easy with no hassles. Kids were well catered for with a kids' menu. There were also vegetarian choices on the menu. The food was ok, not outstanding. Some of the wait staff seemed like they had been brought in for the occasion as they did not seem to be "professional" wait staff (eg just piling dirty glasses into bread baskets to remove them and things like that). There is an internal pool and sauna which is quite good. No internet access but there is a cafe called T2 I think just down the road (head to Bowness for about 10 minutes walk on the right) with pretty fast broadband access and quite good light food.
My husband and I have just returned from a 3 day break at the Hillthwaite House Hotel and would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in the Lake District. We had a four poster room with jacuzzi bath and lovely view of the lake from our bedroom.
Myself and my partner have recently come back from a lovely break at this hotel, we booked one of the executive rooms. It was amazing complimentary wine & water, huge four poster bed and a bay window with the most wonderful view of lake Windermere I have ever seen!! Our en-suite was spacious with jacuzzi bath, bliss. Dinner was delicious a full 5 course menu with a great selection, the food is simply mouth-watering!! My husband is vegetarian and quite fussy but the receptionist presented him with a a different menu strictly for vegetarians, for him to choose from, with a fantastic selection (very rare for hotels to offer a good vegetarian selection these days) and he also said his meal was delicious, result!! After dinner we where served coffee and petit fours by the log fire very romantic! Service is also fantastic very attentative and friendly but not obtrusive, the perfect balance. The views here are also simply stunning, the lounge & restaurant overlook the lake, with a huge terrace which unfortunatley couldn,t enjoy due to bad weather, its in such a great position, so you get the best views of lake Windermere I have seen from a hotel in Bowness/Windermere, even compared to those right on the lake shore. The room was pricey but worth evry penny, such a romantic retreat. We are going to return on my birthday, I Hope!!
A nice friendly hotel, well worth a visit
The Hillthwaite is located away from the main road and situated in an elevated position enjoying excellent views of lake windermere and surrounding countryside. The hotel enjoys a small swimming pool and sauna/steam room, all quite new when we stayed. The room was very good and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was excellent, in fact faultless. A good location with good all round facilities.