The Ravensworth

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This Victorian-era guesthouse is a few minutes' walk from Windermere town centre and 15 minutes' walk from the lake
  • Blackwell House, "a glorious example of the Arts & Crafts movement" (Lonely Planet), is a 10-minute drive away
  • There's a cosy guest lounge and a conservatory where breakfast is served

"Nice little extras in the room. Chocs, dressing gowns and a cuddly Teddy bear too"
Oct 10, 2019 - Darlington, United Kingdom
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Set on a tree-lined road, The Ravensworth occupies "an elegant, Lakeland stone building" (Frommer's), dating from the 1850s. It is five minutes' drive, or a 15-minute walk, from the shores of Windermere, "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet).

The World of Beatrix Potter, with its 3D depictions of the author's work, is a 5-minute drive away, while you can walk to the summit of Orrest Head in around 30 minutes for views along the lake. Blackwell, a landmark Arts and Crafts house, is about 10 minutes' drive away, and Ullswater, with its lake cruises, takes 30 minutes to reach by car.

The Ravensworth has bright, homely interiors, which include a guest lounge with leather sofas and a library stocked with local walking guides. Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast in the conservatory (served from 8:15-9:30am), which is lined with exposed stone, and relax with a drink on the terrace after a day of hiking or sightseeing. 

The 11 "charming" (Frommer's) bedrooms feature warm décor in neutral tones with wood furnishings and patterned fabrics. All come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, DVD players and iPod docks, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.



  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 11am.
Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(68 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lakeland Activity Company Ltd (t/a The Ravensworth) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice little extras in the room. Chocs, dressing gowns and a cuddly Teddy bear too
Other Comments
I thought the scenery was lovely in the Conservatory where breakfast was served
Edward Oct 10, 2019 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and lovely well presented breakfast
Trevor Oct 09, 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant stay in clean and friendly environment
David Oct 09, 2019 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice location central to the town, room quite small but it had nice touches which some hotels don't have, will stay again but upgrade if available.
Other Comments
Very good breakfast, nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly staff
Robert Oct 05, 2019 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant hotel but we were allocated a box room on the second floor (even though we had booked 2 extra nights). Never saw the owner or anyone behind the desk after we had checked in!
CJ Oct 04, 2019 Bakewell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully clean and well presented. Lovely breakfast with plenty of choice absolute bargain for such a convenient location near to high street and a good trek to the cruisers and lake Windermere. Much enjoyed.
Other Comments
Kim Oct 02, 2019 Daventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was good from staff being very friendly, room was good and spacious except wardrobe was a bit tight but for a two night stay ok
Other Comments
Breakfast was excellent and really well cooked we also got afternoon tea which was ok and suited us as it was available on our arrival which fitted in after a long drive. But the bread used for the afternoon tea and the breakfast could have been better it was fresh but basic sliced loaf. I think it would improve both tea and breakfast if it was better quality.
peter Sep 26, 2019 ormskirk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent. Nick and staff great. Posted my necklace back to me that I had left there.
Julie Sep 23, 2019 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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mike simonds Sep 23, 2019 Thetford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent stay,friendly greeting by staff who also gave information regarding the hotel and surrounding areas.Breakfast was by far the best I have ever had,witha very varied choice,and the option of gluten free bread which my wife really appreciated. Location could not have been better,would stay again without hesitation.
HAZEL Sep 20, 2019 Choppington, United Kingdom

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