My girlfriend and I took advantage of the January sale and stayed in the Miss Potter suite. It's an excellent place to hide away on a wintry, rainy night. We have been to Holbeck Ghyll before for dinner but this was our first time staying overnight and it lives up to all expectations. The standard of service is very high but not so much that it puts you on edge. (I find that overly attentive service makes me feel a bit uncomfortable but they get the balance just right.)
The Miss Potter suite itself, which is separate from the main building, is very well-appointed and very warm with underfloor heating throughout. We had an early morning dip in the private hot tub on the balcony which was more pleasant than it sounds on a cold, misty morning.
Breakfast was superb and being vegetarians we had to customise the menu a bit but they happily dealt with this. The menu lists Eggs Benedict but I asked for Eggs Florentine (with spinach) and it wasn't a problem.
Our only real comment was that the suite could do with a porch as you're quite exposed while fumbling for the keys and trying to unlock the door if the rain's hammering down (which, let's face it, in the Lake District it often is!)
- 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