Holbeck Ghyll Country House
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So after quite a few days of no posts I have learned to appreciate every part of my travels no matter how minuscule they may seem at the moment. Many of the reasons you have not heard from me is because nothing has happened post worthy. I will definitely not be committing to any one spot for a long period of time again. The work that I looked forward to in Kirkby Stephen has fell short of what I have hoped yet Gary, the owner, has taken care of me ...
Denise at Gates travel said she'd get back to me with potential deals for hotel and flights. that was on Saturday, it is now Tuesday and she's not got back to me yet. I so want to get this holiday booked so that I can start planning. I'll ring her tomorrow. In the meantime, I've spoken to three other travel agents, all of whom are checking hotel prices and ...
Lattendales Guest house is just as we remember it from staying here 25 years ago - we booked it out of nostalgia but it's still an excellent B&B with Doreen and Mike being great hosts. It would have been rude not to have the full English breakfast which set us up for the day inc fried bread and Cumberland sausage! We decided to try and make a local church service and the little Methodist service within the shared church hall (with the Anglicans) at 9.30 was ...
... Central Park. Of course the flight and cost is important, but if we're staying in a hotel then it is important that it looks like a hotel because we will want to take photos of us standing outside the it - isn't that what you do when you're on ...
... bottoms in varying degrees of bony to bouncy bobbing up and down the hills! But it will be nice to have a wee without nettle rash x thank you all xxx Elaine: After yet another friendly B&B we set off a little later than the early birds at 9.50am with a good cooked breakfast inside us. Today was to be a leisurely day with as many stops to take photos as we liked. I pressed ahead to find a nice spot for our morning stop and settled down to listen to my audio ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere
We came for our 8th anniversary and was our fifth visit in total.
I booked this hotel for a special 40th birthday for my husband. I found out about Holbeck Ghyll after searching the internet and reading reviews on Trip Advisor.
A super place
An excellent hotel - very well run with a highly committed and professional team of managers. It is only small so the types and size of room vary enormously - ask for details and you will get straight answers. The location, ambience and food are all fantastic. They also accept pets and we were made very welcome with our dog.
Great Views, Fantastic Food & Friendly Service
We stayed here over Easter 2005. We had a lodge room with a lake view, for £130 pp for dinner, bed & breakfast. The location is spectacular, with sweeping views over Windermere. The lodge room was good, large, with a big bathroom and tea & coffee facilities. A bit chintzy for me, but clean and comfortable. Lovely fluffy robes too. The dinner in their Michelin starred restaurant is not to be missed, if you enjoy your food. Service was impeccable. I had a spa treatment too, which was very nice. There is a woodland trek though the hotel grounds and a private tennis court.
If you're going to the Lakes, give this place serious consideration - although we also stayed at The Samling and preferred that.
We stayed at Holbeck for 2 nights between Christmas and New Year in a Lodge Room. I cannot fault the hotel in any way. The views were magnificent, the service impeccable and the food in the Restaurant was the best we've ever experienced. Our Golden Retriever was made most welcome and the location of the Lodge Rooms and the small kitchenette made looking after her very easy. We'll be back and hopefully for longer next time.
Charming English Country House
Stayed four nights at Holbeck Ghyll and enjoyed every moment. Our lodge room with four-poster bed had magnificent views overlooking green pastures to Lake Windermere and hills beyond. The bathroom was large with walk-in shower and spa bath. The bedroom could have used a bit more "finishing-off" such as a painting over the fireplace. We looked at several rooms in the main house and found them to have a more charming "Country House" feel with antiques and more lavish fabrics and, if one had a suite with lake views, I would choose that accommodation over the Lodge. The staff and owners were warm and very professional without being intrusive in anyway. We can't say enough about the Michelin-rated restaurant. The 4-course meals were superb and the presentation exquisite.
£27 ($40 US) may seem a lot to pay per person for lunch, but it was an absolutely perfect meal. The restaurant is part of a hotel that sits high up affording great views of Lake Windermere. The staff were perfectly attentive and the whole experience lasted about 2 and a half hours. If you like good gourmet style food you have to give this a go. Totally memorable.
One of our best hotels ever, young friendly staff seemed keen to attend to our every need.Delicious food with impeccable service. We had a lovely room with magnificent views. This is a small hotel and rather pricey but we felt it was worth it , and the labradors are friendly too!
This small, sophisticated, country manor is ideally located for people wanting to explore the lakes. You need to climb Helvellyn first to justify your dinner, which can only be decribed as a gastronomic delight. Tea and scones for afternoon tea are another treat. Overall, pricey, but worth it. Take your partner to celebrate an anniversary and you will be rewarded !
Loved the food!
I stayed here a couple of years ago the food was some of the best I have ever had. The presentation was beautiful, a work of art.
I stayed one night in the main house and the rooms were ok but moved to the anex were they were modern, larger, and fantastic views.
The best part of the experience was the food and service!