Hotel The Ryebeck (Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Ryebeck (Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom)

About The Ryebeck

The Ryebeck, which is set in five acres of private gardens, is in the heart of the Lake District and features an award-winning restaurant. All rooms at The Ryebeck have a private bathroom, and the en-suite rooms include complimentary toiletries. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, and also include flatscreen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities complete with homemade biscuits. Formerly known as Fayrer Garden House, The Ryebeck provides free Wi-Fi in public areas as well as free private parking. Use of the leisure facilities at the Old England hotel are free to guests. The Ryebeck serves breakfast daily, and its restaurant possesses two AA Rosettes. The restaurant serves a dinner menu consisting of seasonal dishes, as well as traditional Sunday Lunch, light lunches, and afternoon tea. The town of Bowness overlooks Lake Windermere, and is within easy reach of other local tourist destinations such as Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Lyth Valley Road, LA23 3JP, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Beautiful gardens and lake views.

The Ryebeck is set in five acres of beautifully-maintained private gardens which guests are welcome to explore and enjoy. The views from the gardens - and indeed the views from some parts of the hotel, including the popular, award-winning restaurant - are


Feels less 'touristy' than some hotels.

Many guests have commented on the peaceful atmosphere at The Ryebeck. This is in no small part down to the quality of the service, coupled with the general ambience around the hotel, which has left some guests describing The Ryebeck as being more of a hom


Free use of a swimming pool.

For more the more energetic, guests at The Ryebeck have free use of the leisure facilities at the nearby Old England Hotel. This includes use of a swimming pool, which is a lot more pleasant than going for a dip in Lake Windermere!

Negative Reviews


No Wif-Fi in the rooms.

The Wi-Fi signal at The Ryebeck is not strong enough to reach the guest rooms, so with mobile internet signals not being the strongest in the Lake District guests might have to learn how to cope without having their mobile phone constantly beeping for a f


Some small bathrooms.

Some rooms at The Ryebeck have what are reported to be small, cramped bathrooms, which has frustrated and disappointed some guests.


Thin walls don't help with privacy.

Some walls at The Ryebeck have been reported as being thin in some parts of the hotel. This has either kept some guests awake during the night or disturbed them on an evening.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Car park
  4. Terrace
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room facilities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Suitable for
  1. Gay friendly
  2. Adults only
Theme / Type
  1. Boutique hotel

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Lyth Valley Road , LA23 3JP , Bowness-on-Windermere , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)88195 | Fax: +44(1593)446986 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • Room service

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