We returned to this wonderful arts and crafts designed hotel for the fourth time. It just gets better and better. This time it was for their gourmet week-end.
David McLauchlin's menus were superb. Don't be daunted that there are six/seven courses on each menu. They are all well guaged so that you don't feel bloated at the end of the meal.
Sommelier Stefan beautifully matched the wines for each course. He also gaves details and verbal tasting notes on each of the wines.
Andrew McPherson, the hotel general manager, has schooled his team so well that although he is there for his guests he lets his brigade get on with their jobs without looking over their shoulders. He trusts them to do their jobs well and they do.
Tom, Matt, Alex and Stefan et al, the main dining room staff, remember each guests names which gives a homely and personal feel to it all.
Our bedroom was the Lord Lonsdale (he of the boxing belt and who owned the house as a hunting box). It is a large room with art and crafts stained glass windows and a door (stained glass, of course) on to a balcony and stunning views over Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond.
All in all another memorable visit to Holbeck Ghyll.
- 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