Executive Meetings


With views that have been voted among the best in the world, a multi award-winning fine dining restaurant and a tranquil setting among the Lake District fells, can you imagine a more inspiring place to reward colleagues, impress clients or thrash out a deal? Holbeck Ghyll is available to hire exclusively for business meetings, corporate events and board meetings, for 55 delegates, while our Boardroom can cater for 20-30 delegates.

Facilities include: Air conditioning,  Comfortable seating, 42inch LCD television, Telephone/fax (incl. private line), WIFI, Private washrooms, Flipcharts, OHP and stationery, LCD projector

Dimensions (L: 8.4m, W: 6.7m, H: 2.2m)

24 hour delegate rates are £250 pp (incl VAT) and include:

Unlimited use of the boardroom and its facilities, Award winning dinner, Luxury overnight accommodation, Working lunch served in the boardroom or terrace restaurant, Unlimited tea and coffee with home-made biscuits and pastries served in the morning and afternoon, Full country house English breakfast

Day delegate rates are £75 pp (incl VAT) and include:

Use of the boardroom and its facilities from 8am until 6pm, Bacon Sandwiches on arrival. Working lunch or 2 course lunch with coffee in the Oak Panelled restaurant, Unlimited tea and coffee with home-made biscuits and pastries served in the morning and afternoon

However, it is not all work – leave some time to play!  We have put together a couple of ideas to break the ice or help gel the team.  Once the meeting has finished enjoy a dasterdly game of croquet on the front lawn – we provide Pimms, straw boaters and a trophy or a treasure hunt around the house and grounds with maps, clues and prizes.

After dinner we can arrange many types of entertainment – ranging from parlour games, caricaturist and magicians to cocktail making, casino nights and giant Scaletrix – challenge us to get something different!

As the perfect meeting venue in the English Lakes, Holbeck Ghyll is a unique destination, ideal for Executive Retreats, Corporate Strategy Sessions as well as rewarding hard working and high achieving teams.The hotel, near Windermere, in the most picturesque part of North West England, is less than two hours drive from central Manchester and only two hours 30 minutes by train from central London.

We offer a choice of private event space for 2 to 50 guests, all backed up by a level of service, flexibility and attention to detail which makes Holbeck Ghyll one of the most sought after venues in the North West.

Contact our corporate events team for a personalised quotation and brief for your event by using the details below.


In the modern business landscape, organisations are constantly challenged to improve their performance simply to survive. New ways of thinking are required to adapt to the changing marketplace, an increasingly demanding consumers and tougher environmental demands. Organisations need their leadership teams to be agile, responsive and innovative – and to move forward with a collective resolve.

The ‘Leader’ programme at Holbeck Ghyll is management development that stands head and shoulders above the competition.  Focusing on unlocking leadership qualities, the core aim is to ensure your team receives great team building from inspirational people, in memorable surroundings.

Each morning, your team will head out with their relevant expert for a day that will test their team working skills to the limit. They experience challenging yacht sailing on Lake Windermere, exhilarating climbing or abseiling on spectacular crags, hill walking around the beautiful English Lake District and the rugged challenge of 4×4 Landrover off road driving.  As would be expected, after your team giving their all, a spectacular award winning menu with award winning service, accompanied with fine wines, ports and brandies awaits them.  A luxurious comfy, relaxing bed follows to ensure a fulfilling nights rest before tackling the next day’s challenge.

During your stay, The Boardroom is always ready at your disposal, there to be used to plan, brain-strom and de-brief after a triumphant day.  Located within the hotel grounds, the Boardroom is a fully equipped meeting room with complimentary WIFI, unlimited teas, coffees and soft drinks and snacks.  Your facilitator can accompany your team out into the field or remain at base, ready to co-ordinate the activities on your return.

The investment that you will make in your team will pay back dividends as this terrific, amazing and extremely effective Development Programme is certain to improve team dynamics and performance.


Leo Houlding   www.leohoulding.com

Leo Holding is one of Britain’s top climbers and among the best in the world. He is a veteran of a score of epic ascents including Everest but specializes in free climbing the most technical peaks and biggest walls in the world. An articulate communicator he has captivated and inspired audiences around the world with his tales of adrenalin fuelled exploits.

Mark Eddy  www.mountain-journeys.co.uk

Mark has trekked the mountains of England, Wales & Scotland for over 20 years. He is passionate about the mountain environment, and makes every effort to share his mountain skills.  Mark has a BSc in Geography with particular interests in Geology & Glaciation, and holds the UK Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Climbing Awards.

Neil Crowther  www.obsailing.co.uk

Neil is the Managing Director of OB Sailing, the premier Big Boat sailing school on Windermere. With ten years experience of organising the very best sailing events in spectacular scenery using his fleet of 8 Beneteau Oceanis cruising yachts, Neil has unrivalled experience on the successful delivery of demanding challenges.

Nick Fieldhouse  www.kankku.co.uk

One day it was just one man, Nick, driven by a determination to deliver the ultimate in 4×4 off road driving adventure against a truly epic lake and mountain backdrop. That driving ambition is the underpinning of Kankku; Nick and Kate passionately deliver a massively powerful off road team experience, completely naturally, as you take the wheel and journey off road through the Lake District National Park.