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4.0 out of 5

"Very nicely decorated hotel within walking distance of Bowness and Windermere. Nice bar and restaurant. Stayed in an annex of the main hotel within a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Aug 2020

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Economy Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£208* Per night/room 19 Aug - 20 Aug

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Double Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View, Lakeside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Hillthwaite. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Lake Windermere. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and an indoor pool are available. Built in 1899, this 3-star country house has 34 rooms over 3 floors. Free WiFi and digital TV channels are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, room service and electric kettles
  • Free English breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include tour or ticket assistance, a porter and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the quiet location and the convenient parking
  • Just a 2-minute drive from World of Beatrix Potter and 6 minutes from Lake Windermere
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Hillthwaite ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hillthwaite

Everyone (1) Couples (3)
4 out of 5
Very nicely decorated hotel within walking distance of Bowness and Windermere. Nice bar and restaurant. Stayed in an annex of the main hotel within a dog friendly room.

Posted by on 3 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Aug 2020 by Jackie

Thank you for your review of your recent stay. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - we look forward to seeing you again at Hillthwaite

4 out of 5
Lovely boutique hotel set in nice surroundings close to local amenities.

Posted by on 19 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Feb 2020 by reception

thank you for your lovely review your kind words have been passed onto the hillthwaite team, we do hope to see you again in the future

5 out of 5

Nice hotel lovely views .

My staye at the hotel was only one night .But the service was excellent. THE FOOD WAS ALL SO EXCELLENT.

Posted by , from Hudersfield on 3 Apr 2017

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3 out of 5

Looks better than it is in fact

Pros: The location is great. The hotel is situated on the hill so the views from our room were really great.
Location: The hotel is conveniently located between Windermere and Bowness - approx 10 mins to both.
It was freezing during the nights in our Classic room, even with all radiators on maximum level of heat. The room in general looked tired - crack in bathtub side panel, rust on radiators, holes in faux leather coach. We had to wait approx an hour and a half to check-in at 3pm (which is OK according to hotel accommodation rules), so we expected to have our room in a perfect condition, but right after coming in we found a piece of bread under the coffee table. So we waited till the next day service room and hoped this piece will be removed, but unfortunately it was not. So possibly it is still there... with new guests. We were also disappointing with swimming pool facilities as we were hoping to swim a lot during our break. But the hotel pool is basically made for soaking rather than swimming, or playing with kids - half of it about the knee deep and the other one is about the stomach deep (for a person 170 cm tall). There is also not much space for changing, and the lockers work with 1 pound coin only, which you don't expect to see in the hotel... We enjoyed our first breakfast as we ordered classic English breakfast plate, but the other day we decided to try porridge and poached eggs with salmon with hollandaise sauce, which was deffinately a huge mistake from our side. Looked like the oats were covered by hot milk and that was it. My husband couldn't eat his dish at all - it was all covered with inedible hollandaise sauce.

Posted by , from London on 18 Feb 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. An indoor pool, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Hillthwaite. This Victorian Windermere country house is smoke free.

  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1899
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Manchester Airport (MAN) (144 km / 89.5 mi)
  • Train station: Windermere Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Hillthwaite offers 34 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bath or shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free English breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the country house include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hillthwaite
  • Hillthwaite Hotel
  • Hillthwaite House
  • Hillthwaite House Hotel
  • Hillthwaite House Hotel Windermere
  • Hillthwaite House Windermere
  • Hillthwaite Hotel Windermere
  • Hillthwaite House Hotel Windermere, Lake District
  • Hillthwaite Windermere
  • Hillthwaite House Hotel
  • Hillthwaite Windermere
  • Hillthwaite Windermere
  • Hillthwaite Country House
  • Hillthwaite Country House Windermere

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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