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Lying in a leafy clearing above the shores of one of Britain’s most iconic lakes sits The Ryebeck. A beautiful, peaceful and unpretentious country house, The Ryebeck is a place to kick back, relax and enjoy the informal friendly, home from home atmosphere.
Standard Bedrooms, which are, with two exceptions, situated in the main hotel. Because of the age and layout of such an old House they are the snuggest of our bedrooms with very limited views of the grounds. We have three Cosy Bedrooms, situated on either the first or the second floor. These are lovely quiet rooms, which benefit from a partial view of the grounds. Jolly Good rooms are on the ground floor with their own secluded patio area. Our Superb Bedrooms are situated either on the ground floor with their own private patios or upstairs with views over the grounds. These rooms are slightly larger than the other rooms and have either a large walk in shower or bath with shower over. Grand Rooms we named after the local Cumbrian dialect for excellent. These three bedrooms are the largest and most popular of all our bedrooms, with a large window overlooking Windermere. In each room there is a large six foot bed, double ended tub in the en suite, and a couple of easy chairs to relax into with a cup of Lakeland tea and a homemade biscuit!
Dinner in our terrace restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere has long been a Lake District tradition. Dominic Clarke’s superb food combined with our warm hospitality and ambience provide a wonderful dining experience. Our 4-course Dinner is served every night from 6.30pm until 9.00pm and includes canapés and freshly made bread. We also serve a modern take on the traditional Sunday lunch every week from 12.00pm until 2.15pm.
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A little gem
Stay Date: 06/2017, karl s wrote this review.
Stayed here last year for a week.it was so good I'm back for another week.it has lovely views of lake Windermere.the staff are absolutely awesome,nothing is to much trouble.already looking at hopefully having another week here.
Stayed here last year for a week.it was so good I'm back for another week.it has lovely views of lake Windermere.the staff are absolutely awesome,nothing is to much trouble.already looking at hopefully having another week here. Collapse
My Baby Girls Beautiful Wedding!
Stay Date: 06/2017, J_LWigan wrote this review.
Having just returned after 2 nights at the Ryebeck Hotel in Bowness where my youngest daughter celebrated her wedding day. I have to say the hotel staff are absolutely awesome! From the moment we arrived on Friday afternoon to leaving on Sunday afte… See more
Having just returned after 2 nights at the Ryebeck Hotel in Bowness where my youngest daughter celebrated her wedding day. I have to say the hotel staff are absolutely awesome! From the moment we arrived on Friday afternoon to leaving on Sunday afternoon, we were made to feel special. Nothing was too much trouble. On Friday night we enjoyed a nice family meal, the food was very good & the service was exceptional, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The same table was reserved for Saturday morning for breakfast, when the service and food were just as good. We then had the whole hotel reserved for our youngest daughters wedding on Saturday. Every single aspect of the day went without a hitch. The hotel staff again went out of their way to make everything perfect. Setting up the dining room for the wedding service, then when everybody was outside for photographs the dining room was transformed for the evening reception. The great atmosphere and service continued through the night and culminated with breakfast on Sunday morning. My wife and I are well travelled and recognise both poor and great service. I have to say based on the service alone, this is one of the nicest stays we have experienced. If you couple that with the setting and views from our room, our stay was exceptional. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anybody wanting a quiet break. It is only a few minutes walk from Bowness, and a short drive from a number of other Lake District attractions. The staff team have only recently come together, but have jelled superbly. They are a credit to the hotel management & each other. The work very hard to achieve everything they have to do to make your stay memorable. Special mention must go to the following staff members; Linda, Roxie, Kevin & Lazslo. They all go above and beyond the call of duty and are refreshingly honest, answering questions candidly. We will return to experience this lovely hotel again, but I doubt we will ever enjoy a wedding as well organised and executed as this one was. A true pleasure to have experienced the hotel & staff. Collapse
Lovely but isolated hotel
Stay Date: 06/2017, Anna O wrote this review.
The Ryebeck is situated about 30-40 minutes walk from the very Blackpool like overcrowded village of Bowness by the lake. The hotel is a quiet beautiful oasis but you may need taxis if dining elsewhere. Our superior room was very nice with a queen… See more
The Ryebeck is situated about 30-40 minutes walk from the very Blackpool like overcrowded village of Bowness by the lake. The hotel is a quiet beautiful oasis but you may need taxis if dining elsewhere. Our superior room was very nice with a queen size comfortable bed. The bathroom was okay but lacked shelving for our toiletries. We dined in the restaurant the first evening on the DBB deal with a £35 per head budget, sides are extra which meant us going over budget as quite expensive courses. The food was very nice but with small portions 3 courses were necessary. Cocktails are expensive at nearly £10, a lot when consider that most have one spirit and lots of fruit juices. Breakfast service was slow after the very average cold buffet, excellent sausage but is it all worth £18 if not inclusive. We would return if we just wanted one night away from it all, sitting in the beautiful garden with a glass of wine. Collapse
Charming short stay in the country
Stay Date: 05/2017, SuziSoo1 wrote this review.
Stayed here one night last weekend, would liked to have stayed longer. The rooms and grounds were beautiful, very relaxing and the staff were helpful and attentive. We stayed in room 15 which was small and quiet but had everything we needed. We didn'… See more
Stayed here one night last weekend, would liked to have stayed longer. The rooms and grounds were beautiful, very relaxing and the staff were helpful and attentive. We stayed in room 15 which was small and quiet but had everything we needed. We didn't stay for dinner but wish we had as the breakfast was great. Will definitely return again. Collapse
A great small hotel
Stay Date: 05/2017, orrc1601 wrote this review.
There are only two things that stop me from giving them 5 stars. Firstly, they have chosen shower tiles that are so hard to clean that mould us growing in some of them. Secondly, wifi is only avaliable in the lounge and bar. It is also a really poor … See more
There are only two things that stop me from giving them 5 stars. Firstly, they have chosen shower tiles that are so hard to clean that mould us growing in some of them. Secondly, wifi is only avaliable in the lounge and bar. It is also a really poor strength so skyping is impossible, though skyping in a room full of strangers isn't fun anyway. They need wifi in rooms! The staff are great, really friendly and helpful. Not many are familiar with the local area but there are a few that can give good advice and directions. The restaurant staff also got the chef to make us pancakes for breakfast as we can't eat any of the cooked breakfasts. They were really great and should be on the menu! The hotel is in a great location, just a short walk from town and has a view of the lake. The room was really clean and comfortable. There was a good amount of room and a great shower! The room got kind of hot at nightand I overheated with the doona but hate to sleep without something there... maybe a sheet or an aircon is needed? We really appreciated the personal welcome note and biscuits that were waiting for us upon arrival! There is a fancy restaurant but we didn't try it out, it just wasn't for us. Everyone else was raving about it though! We would definitely stay here again! Collapse
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