As is usual at this time of year I like to take advantage of some good deals at local Cumbrian hotels to have a couple of days away and play at being a tourist. So I was looking forward to a couple days away at the Holbeck Ghyl have some relaxation time, nice food and a couple of good walks.
As I had the dog with me, we stayed in the lodge next to the hotel in the Jemima Puddleduck suite. This was lovely accommodation with fab views over towards the Lake. The accommodation was spacious and very dog friendly. Dinner in the restaurant for two nights was excellent with a good choice of vegetarian food. The many courses made the evenings very enjoyable and the portions were fine but some may find them a little on the small side. My only minor criticism was given the price of dinner being in excess of £65 the cheese board restricts people to 3 small portions and a a couple of crackers and I really felt this bit wasn't really value for money. Come on Holbeck Ghyll make it 4 or 5 portions without extra charge.
Overall I would rate this experience highly but if your looking for a comparison point of view, having recently stayed at the Miller Howe and had two nights of fabulous vegetarian food there I would say the Miller Howe has the slight edge over the Holbeck Ghyll for this type of food based on presentation, flavours, variety and choices.
- 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
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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