Hillthwaite Hotel is located at the top of a hill, this beautiful 5 star Bed and Breakfast boutique certainly has one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Windermere Lake and the Lakeland Fells and is within walking distance to Windermere and Bowness or only a few minutes drive by car into the town.
This is a family owned business celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. We were given a lovely warm welcome when we arrived and were led to our room. We stayed in a Classic Plus Room. When we walked through the door, we were blown away. The room was stunning.
It was very spacious and tastefully decorated. The super king sized bed had fresh crisp white sheets and a decorated throw over and was accompanied with a cute little Hillthwaite teddy holding the Tv remote. So cute.
The room had two lovely cosy stylish chairs by the window. Perfect for relaxing and admiring the stunning views across Windermere.
The room was well equipped with a Tv, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, bath robes, toiletries, bottled water and tea and coffee facilities and cookies too. There was plenty of storage for clothes also .
Not only did the stylish en-suite have a shower ,it also had a jacuzzi bath too which was so relaxing.
The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, so make sure you pack your swimwear, a sauna and steam room. The ultimate place to relax and unwind after a long day in the lakes.
We had a wonderful Afternoon Tea with a magnificent views across Windermere. The sandwiches were so soft and freshly made with delightful fillings. Scones were a very good size and moreish. They were served warm with strawberry jam, marmalade and clotted cream. Yum yum. I couldn’t wait to indulge into the scrumptious cake selection. My favourite were the orange profiteroles, puff balls drizzled with dark chocolate and orange zest. And oozing with an orange cream filling. They were so so delicious. Served along with a fresh pot of tea and a pot of coffee. This Afternoon Tea was up there with one of the best I’ve ever had 10/10.
We enjoyed a lovely breakfast from the new menu. There was plenty of choice from the large buffet selection including In-house granola pots, cereals , Cumbrian honey glazed ham, fresh pastries, fruit, juices, etc.
My husband ordered the Full Cumbrian breakfast. All items locally sourced. Everything was cooked to perfection and very well seasoned. He particularly enjoyed the local black pudding and cumbrian sausage.
I wanted to try something different from the new menu. I choose the smoked haddock soufflé with mornay sauce. It was lovely , moist and of a creamy consistency. The fish flavours and mornay sauce worked well together. It was so delicious.
The Breakfast with a view was outstanding. We loved it. Service was very quick and the staff were lovely and friendly.
We had the most comfortable nights sleep at Hillthwaite and the food is amazing at this hotel. If your looking for a nice relaxing getaway in the Lake District with lovely views. Then Hillthwaite is the place to be. I would defiantly recommend this gorgeous hotel. And I would return and recommend it to friends. Loved it here.