The Ryebeck Shortlist*

There’s a ‘homely atmosphere’ and ‘a sense of cosy welcome’ at this unpretentious, gabled Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere and Coniston Fells. More

Contact details

The Ryebeck
Lyth Valley Road,
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JP.
England
Tel 015394 88195,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

24.

Open

All year.

Facilities

Bar, lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre garden and grounds, croquet, terrace, parking, bicycle storage.

Background music

None.

Children

All ages welcomed (games).

Dogs

Allowed in 4 bedrooms with garden access, public rooms ‘as long as no food is being served’.

Prices

Per room B&B £135–£275, D,B&B £210–£350. À la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s a ‘homely atmosphere’ and ‘a sense of cosy welcome’ at this unpretentious, gabled Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere and Coniston Fells. The former Fayrer Garden hotel, it is today owned by Andrew Wildsmith, whose Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge, and Forest Side, Grasmere (see main entries), are well liked by Guide readers. Ask for one of the refurbished bedrooms; some have a private patio or glorious lake views. All rooms come equipped with home-made biscuits, tea and coffee from a local merchant, natural Cumbria-made toiletries. Lakeland produce informs the ‘adventurous, well-presented dishes’, served in a modern, glass-walled restaurant – try for a table overlooking the lake. Relax on the garden terrace on fine days, or borrow OS maps for walks from the door. 1 mile from town.

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The Ryebeck
Lyth Valley Road,
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JP.

Guest comments

'A very comfortable hotel, in a lovely situation high above Lake Windermere.The attractive garden set with tables and chairs was a bonus on a sunny end of September weekend. Our bedrooom with a distant view over the garden to the lake, was spacious and well equipped. A lovely lounge full of squashy chairs and sofas, leads out to the garden. The food was good if not memorable, and served by smiley,charming, staff who aimed to please. However, timing was rather haphazard . ' - Dr.& Mrs. - September, 2008

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