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.