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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.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: WINDERMERE
- Distance: 3.4 miles
- Nearest Rail Name: Windermere Distance: 3.4 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1073 reviews
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Wonderful hotel set in stunning scenery
Stay Date: 02/2018, Coops1986 wrote this review.
Perfect hotel for a weekend getaway. My partner and I have just enjoyed a fantastic weekend at The Ryebeck. We booked an upgraded double room which was clean and spacious with excellent facilities. The staff were very helpful and polite. We booked a… See more
Perfect hotel for a weekend getaway. My partner and I have just enjoyed a fantastic weekend at The Ryebeck. We booked an upgraded double room which was clean and spacious with excellent facilities. The staff were very helpful and polite. We booked an evening meal in the hotels restaurant and was very impressed with the food. We both had the scallops starter and the pork main course. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the pork main was beautiful. The presentation was very professional and the quality was second to none. A cream tea for two was included in the price of the room and was very enjoyable. We were just expecting a scone or two but was presented with sandwiches and a large variety of small desserts. The cooked breakfast was very nice indeed with quality bacon and sausage. Even the bread was of a high end thick slice granary type. Just perfect. The only slight disappointment was the room next door had a very noisy extractor fan and shower however this was a minor detail on an otherwise very enjoyable stay. We will definitely recommend and stay again. Collapse
Good but not perfect
Stay Date: 02/2018, Jagurti F wrote this review.
A very good hotel. I booked a superb room (No 19 looking out toward the entrance and Car park). Which was very clean and up to a good standard. The bath room with bath over shower . Not ideal for elderly person as bath had a big side step . Plenty … See more
A very good hotel. I booked a superb room (No 19 looking out toward the entrance and Car park). Which was very clean and up to a good standard. The bath room with bath over shower . Not ideal for elderly person as bath had a big side step . Plenty hot water and good shower. Food was good but portions were very small for the money which in my opinion was not value for money. Evening food service very good. Breakfast service a little slow. Overall stay was good Shame about the meal. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2018, Rachel B wrote this review.
My boyfriend purchased me a night at the rybeck for my christmas present. We had an amazing time. Room was lovely and the view of the lake was beautiful. The corner bath was great for relaxing. The food in the restaurant was beautiful and the breakfa… See more
My boyfriend purchased me a night at the rybeck for my christmas present. We had an amazing time. Room was lovely and the view of the lake was beautiful. The corner bath was great for relaxing. The food in the restaurant was beautiful and the breakfast was perfect. Would definition stay here again and would greatly recommend. Collapse
Time for some maintenance at the 'Cottage'.
Stay Date: 02/2018, Andrew C wrote this review.
The wife and I fancied a last minute get-away and came across an offer on TravelZoo, two nights B&B at The Ryebeck for £149, which seemed like a good deal. We arrived about 11:30 and were informed the room wouldn’t be available until 14:00 so we wal… See more
The wife and I fancied a last minute get-away and came across an offer on TravelZoo, two nights B&B at The Ryebeck for £149, which seemed like a good deal. We arrived about 11:30 and were informed the room wouldn’t be available until 14:00 so we walked into Bowness for some lunch. On our return, we were told the room was now ready and given the keys to the Poppy room in ‘the cottage’. Already I was feeling somewhat apprehensive, as the unattractive annexe to which we were directed, is far from the image most would associate with the term ‘cottage’. We entered the building, and immediately it was apparent it needed attention with a dirty entrance, marks on the walls and a missing door handle. Up the stairs we went but alas none of the rooms were marked ‘Poppy’, at which point it quickly dawned on us we had entered staff accommodation! A simple notice on the entrance door would be helpful for guests. Finding the correct entrance at the front of the building, we entered our room and were completely underwhelmed. The room hadn’t been made at all, most of the bedding and several cushions were thrown on the floor. There was a large brown stain on the mattress cover, which matched another on the carpet. The wall lights above the bed were wonky and in need of attention. Seeking inspiration I looked out of the window, to find a blocked drain, overflowing with dirty water. With their ‘Standard Room’ not meeting our standards, we made our way back to reception to tell them the room wasn’t suitable and we wouldn’t be staying. The receptionist said they could put us in another room in the ‘cottage’, but we’d seen enough of it. She asked if we would like her to see if there was any availability in their sister hotels, but we declined. She said “Well you’re welcome to sit in the lounge and use the Wi-Fi to find somewhere else if you like”, which was helpful. There was, however, no apology for the inconvenience and the poor experience we had at The Ryebeck. The hotel is in a great spot, and from what we saw of the lounge, bar and restaurant this could be a great place to stay. But for the time being, avoid the ‘cottage’ at all costs. Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2018, Gill C wrote this review.
Stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of January. The room was very nice with a great view of the lake (room 21), the bathroom was a bit small but adequate with lovely toiletries provided. It was kept very clean and the tea/coffee was refilled daily. … See more
Stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of January. The room was very nice with a great view of the lake (room 21), the bathroom was a bit small but adequate with lovely toiletries provided. It was kept very clean and the tea/coffee was refilled daily. There is no safe in the room which I was surprised at and this meant that you couldn't leave your valuables in it. The breakfast was great and we also had the Chateaubriand one evening which was superb. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, especially the young man in the restaurant who remembered our name which was a nice touch. I don't know his name but I think he may have been French. A great stay and we will return. Collapse
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