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An indpendent, family-owned boutique hotel providing exceptional accommodation and hospitality. Hillthwaite is known for their friendly, welcoming staff, a home-from-home experience and unique setting between the honey pots of Bowness and Windermere. The fell-side location is only a short walk from Windermere - England's largest natural lake, with panoramic views of the South Lakeland fells and Windermere Lake. Come home to Hillthwaite | Windermere.

What makes a stay at Hillthwaite unique?

The delightful property, outstanding service and stunning location make Hillthwaite one of the most exceptional and unforgettable places to stay in the Lake District. We couldn't be set in a better location, just walking distance from the towns of Bowness and Windermere, and only a short drive away from Ambleside – a historic town at the North of the Lake. As well as being ideally located to a variety of local sites and attractions to visit and enjoy.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Hillthwaite?

At Hillthwaite House, there are superb onsite facilities such as the comfortable and recently renovated lounges, including the new Earlston Lounge with a cosy log burner for the winter months as well as breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. There is a well-stocked bar serving a great selection of beverages, and for sunnier days there is a stone-flagged terrace – ideal for enjoying a daytime cocktail or jug of Pimms while taking in the views. Enjoy fresh Cumbrian food in the contemporary restaurant, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Complimentary Wi-Gi is available throughout the building and there is ample onsite secure parking making for a stress-free and pleasant stay.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Windermere area?

Being in such an ideal location, situated between the tourist towns of Bowness and Windermere there is an ample array of activities and sites to see and do. Being just walking distance from the likes of Beatrix Potter World, Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeland and many others. A quick drive will open up even more attractions for all ages and groups, including the likes of Holker Hall, Grasmere, Motor Museum, Tree-top Trek, Brockhole and so much more. Hillthwaite really is in the heart of the Lakes.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Hillthwaite's restaurant offers creative English cuisine with a modern twist. Serving hearty food using the freshest Cumbrian produce, with meat from Lake District farms and fruit and vegetables from specialist local suppliers. The restaurant provides a comfortable and contemporary backdrop for diners, with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, not forgotten views of the surrounding fells and Lake. Traditional Cumbrian cuisine available throughout the day; from a bowl of soup to the best Fish and Chips in the Lakes (so they have been told!) in addition to always being open for coffees and drinks from the bar. However, the ideal experience must be enjoying an afternoon tea, perfected over many years to now provide guests with the ultimate indulgent tradition.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


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The location of the hotel is excellent, situated high up with beautiful views and halfway between Windermere and Bowness on Windermere, within easy and convenient walking distance of both towns. The hotel is delightful, beautifully stylish. The staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful. We t...

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Great hotel staff very friendly and helpful, gave us map and showed us some good walks. Rooms very nice, very clean and the beds very comfortable. We had great weather and the views were fantastic. Would definitely stay again.

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Lovely hotel, great staff and amazing food. Dog was welcome too. Room was clean and comfy. Only downside was the courtyard light outside the window. Would recommend this hotel and will go back again.

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My husband and I have stayed in several hotels in the Lake District. But after our wonderful stay at the Hillthwaite House Hotel, we won't be staying anywhere else.

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Over the years we have stayed in a number of hotels in the Lake District and this was the best. All the staff were exceptional. The hotel décor was fantastic.

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A friendly and welcoming hotel with great food and when the clouds part, beautiful views of the lake and surrounding fells.

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Facilities & information


Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Tennis court

Swimming pool


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Four Poster Beds


Whirlpool Spa Bath in Rooms


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Central heating

Open log fire

Heated swimming pool


Bicycling, Cycling



Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)



Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Extra info

Nearest Airport: Manchester

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 98

Nearest Train Station: Windermere

Nearest Railway Time: 2 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 1

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 34

Single room price from: £84.50

Single room price to: £154.50

Double twin room price from: £129.00

Double twin room price to: £269.00

Suite room price from: £269.00

Suite room price to: £469.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, Cumbria, WindermereLA23 2DF, United Kingdom

From junction 36 of M6 take A590 then A591 heading for Windermere. Follow A5074 through Windermere town centre heading for Bowness and the lake. Midway between Windermere and Bowness take a left turn off A5074 into Thornbarrow Road. Hillthwaite is located up the hill on the right hand side.

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