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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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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Short Break in London
Stay Date: 26/05/2006, a customer from Ludlow who stayed in this hotel rated this hotel.
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
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- Chelsea Flower Show: 5 out of 5
- V&A Museum: 4 out of 5
Not going back
Stay Date: 11/2016, thewineking wrote this review.
THE RYEBECK It’s good and bad. We stayed for 2 nights on a special offer for DBB and although some bits were good we are not going back for the following reasons: The Good Bits Staff are lovely – The Manager very attentive – A nice room. The Bad Bits… See more
THE RYEBECK It’s good and bad. We stayed for 2 nights on a special offer for DBB and although some bits were good we are not going back for the following reasons: The Good Bits Staff are lovely – The Manager very attentive – A nice room. The Bad Bits Dinner Menu was the same each night and the menu was not particularly appealing to us. We booked this as the advert said they had a brilliant new chef, well we are sorry but he is not up to the standard we are used to in the when we stay in other country house hotels nearby , It was annoying on the second night that we overheard two other guests complaining about this and being told that if they had said on the next morning that if they wanted anything different just ask for whatever, said the manager even cottage pie!. Why did we not get this offer I ask? Does one have to be quietly upset and complain the next day to get this offer. As for breakfast, on the first day the bacon, sausage, hash brown and blacking pudding appeared to have been blanched before and flashed under a grill before serving leaving us with watery but firm scrambled egg near to raw bacon and hard black pudding add to this a sausage that was pale with a brown stripe across the top, the toast had been put under the grill for a few seconds as was tough then we had a large pot of tea with a sieve that was lukewarm. So the second day we had coffee and particularly asked for well done toast that was all perfect. The wine list was expensive £31.00 for a bottle of the nearest to Riesling. It was good a decent wine but not worth the money. Car parking a bit of a quagmire could do with pot holes filling in. Wi Fi terrible only available in reception area. Collapse
Unpretentious, relaxing country hotel
Stay Date: 11/2016, j b wrote this review.
This hotel pitches itself as follows; "Unpretentious, relaxing country house and restaurant nestled in beautiful gardens above the majestic Lake Windermere" which sums it up very nicely.This was our first visit to the Ryebeck on a winter Travelzoo vo… See more
This hotel pitches itself as follows; "Unpretentious, relaxing country house and restaurant nestled in beautiful gardens above the majestic Lake Windermere" which sums it up very nicely.This was our first visit to the Ryebeck on a winter Travelzoo voucher 2 night stay, having stayed at numerous Lakeland Hotels down the years. When we arrived outside I feared it may be a bit stuffy and old fashioned, but none of that, the hotel has recently been totally refurbished and the dining room and lounges were refreshingly modern but in character with this wonderful old building. We were appointed room 14, a nicely sized gable room with long distance fell views which we found very accommodating. The breakfast was a cut above your average offerings only let down by the sausage (often the case in the Lakes, odd considering its famous reputation for sausages) on the full English, smoked haddock on the second day was fantastic following on from fresh homemade porridge. Freshly squeezed orange juice tells you that the Ryebeck care.Staff were all fantastic, and a special mention for Duncan, the manager, really friendly and accommodating. To summarise, the voucher did its job and I will be returning to the Ryebeck and can recommend with confidence. Collapse
A super 2 day break
Stay Date: 11/2016, Gwil186233 wrote this review.
Went here for a two day break in November 2016. About a mile from Bowness. On arrival the staff were really friendly and we were given room 5 on the ground floor. Really clean and a very comfortable bed. All the extras were provided in the bathroom. … See more
Went here for a two day break in November 2016. About a mile from Bowness. On arrival the staff were really friendly and we were given room 5 on the ground floor. Really clean and a very comfortable bed. All the extras were provided in the bathroom. There were tea making facilities with a wide range of choice. Breakfast was great with the usual choice of cereals,fruit and yogurt followed by a further choice of cooked breakfast etc. It kept us going for the day. In the lounge there was a selection of newspapers and other reading materials. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice break. Sadly because of the time of year we did not explore outside. The view, however, from the dining room was excellent. Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2016, 1Stokebloke wrote this review.
We stayed here for 2 nights in November. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, and although it was on the cool side we were able to sit outside overlooking Lake Windermere and have a refreshing drink, Our room was clean and comfortable with views over… See more
We stayed here for 2 nights in November. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, and although it was on the cool side we were able to sit outside overlooking Lake Windermere and have a refreshing drink, Our room was clean and comfortable with views over the lovely gardens. What makes this hotel so special is the staff all were so friendly and helpful, We did eat in the restaurant and the food was amazing, Great place to explore the lakes we visited Grasmere and Ambleside and had a lovely walk at Tarn Hows. Lovely break and we would return again. Collapse
Stunning location with excellent views.
Stay Date: 11/2016, Mark C wrote this review.
We went for wifes birthday weekend and were not disappointed with our choice of hotel. The room was was exquisite and well decorated. Very clean and comfy bed. The restaurant was brilliant and food/views were superb. Staff were very friendly and acco… See more
We went for wifes birthday weekend and were not disappointed with our choice of hotel. The room was was exquisite and well decorated. Very clean and comfy bed. The restaurant was brilliant and food/views were superb. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Bar and lounge areas were well furnished and relaxing. Will be back again soon. Collapse
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