Most guests arrive by their own car, however we also welcome guests by helicopter and can arrange transfers and transport for passengers arriving by rail or bus.

By Car

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is located between Windermere and Ambleside, high upon a hillside, close to the village of Troutbeck.  Detailed directions are given below or you can use the route-finder.  If you are still unsure, call us on 01539 432375. 

From the North

M6 Junction 40, A66 to Keswick. Take A591 south, via Grasmere and Ambleside. One mile past Ambleside turn left into Holbeck Lane. Holbeck Ghyll is half a mile on the left.

From the South

M6 Junction 36, A591 to Windermere. Continue past Windermere, 3 miles towards Ambleside, pass Brockhole Visitors Centre then turn right towards Troutbeck (Holbeck Lane). We are half a mile on the left.

Click here for a printable version of our directions


By Train

Virgin Trains operate fast trains out of London Euston to Oxenholme (Lake District) with a journey time of two and a half hours.  Direct trains from Manchester Airport to Windermere are also in operation. A branch line train operates from Oxenholme to Windermere. 

We are able to arrange the hotel car to collect you from Oxenholme (around £40) or Windermere (around £15) to the hotel. Please book this service at Room Reservation stage.

Visit for train timetables to Windermere and Oxenholme.


By Helicopter

The hotel is fortunate enough to have a private landing location on site. Please refer to the separate web-page ( that contains the essential information required for Helicopter pilots as regards its suitability for use for your classification of flight and machine type.