From the peaceful, green landscaped grounds to the cinematic views from the house.


Miller Howe has been designed very much with the outdoors in mind. Thanks to our privileged location you can look out over the lake and fells whether you are sitting on our terrace, relaxing in the lounge or enjoying a candle lit dinner in the restaurant.

Individually designed and beautifully furnished – each of our 15 bedrooms is named after a Lakeland beauty spot.The 6 Lake View rooms on the first and second floors boast stunning panoramic views across Windermere towards the Langdale Pikes and beyond. Each room has its own balcony and comfortable seating, the perfect location to relax and drink in this inspiring scene.





Miller Howe was built in the middle of the First World War by wealthy industrialist and ship builder Thomas Fredric Harrison.

Raised in Windermere, Thomas was seeking a Lakeland Summer retreat and selected Miller Brow – a place described by Victorian journalist and novelist Harrier Martineau as ‘a view unsurpassed for beauty in the whole Lake District’. The property remained in the Harrison family until 1948.

In the 1980’s Miller Howe was one of the most fashionable destinations in the North of England. Former international newspaper editor Charles Garside took over from Tovey in the mid 90’s and continued to uphold the hotel’s reputation for unsurpassed luxury and exquisite dining.

The story continues with the sympathetic restoration after many years of neglect. The new owners Mr and Mrs Jordan have endeavour to bring this magnificent property and gardens  to their former glory, reintroducing original features , restoring facades and  landscaping the beautiful gardens resulting in a breathtaking  combination of a classic country hotel with a contemporary twist.



Rayrigg Road, Windermere, The Lake District