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Linthwaite House hotel

Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JA

Linthwaite House hotel

Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JA

Located in the heart of England’s Lake District and set in 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of established gardens and well-maintained private woodlands, this luxurious 30-room boutique hotel is home to an acclaimed restaurant. Linthwaite House, which is on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere, is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic surroundings.

Linthwaite House, with its superb location and breathtaking views, has been awarded ‘Most Excellent Country House Hotel’ by Johansens and placed in the top 200 hotels of the UK by the AA. Linthwaite is a four AA Red Star hotel with an award winning restaurant.

Linthwaite House is the latest addition to the portfolio of Leeu Collection, the manifestation of founder Analjit Singh’s vision for sophisticated escapes and unique travel experiences. Leeu Collection’s hospitality portfolio currently comprises three five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s winelands: Leeu Estates, a 17-room country house retreat and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley (opening 15 June 2016); Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village; and Le Quartier Français, a romantic 21-room hotel also located in the village.

Accommodation Facilities: 30 individually designed bedrooms, all with en-suite bath and shower, or a luxury walk-in shower; flat-screen TV, with SKY channels and a DVD player; a Bluetooth or iPod dock radio or CD Hi-Fi player (we have a library of CDs and DVDs which guests can borrow free of charge); complimentary Wi-Fi; H²Ousewater; Molton Brown toiletries; waffle weave bathrobes; hairdryer; iron and ironing board; and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Our Best Rooms also have Nespresso coffee machines.

We have a Level 1 of the Accessibility Standard disabled-friendly room on the ground floor with its own external entrance and parking space (close to the hotel). Full room service is available in all bedrooms. We are a non-smoking hotel

Linthwaite House also has a Wedding Venue and Restaurant:

Linthwaite House (Wedding Venue Section)

Linthwaite House (Restaurant Section)

Linthwaite House is part of the following Travel Ideas:

10 of the Best New Year's Eve Hotels by Dinah Hatch

"Originally a family home, Linthwaite House retains that cosy, unstuffy feel that some country houses lack and is the perfect getaway for the walkers amongst us (if you can bear to leave such a lovely hillside garden retreat). This gabled Edwardian home with spectacular views over Windermere is located superbly for those who like to blow the cobwebs away from the old year and welcome in the new with a hearty pint and a good old trek. Step out of the house and walk in pretty much any direction for scenery to gladden the heart. Relax over books and newspapers in the conservatory after your walk, pint and luxurious bath and then throw on your gladrags for the party. A classic, no pressure getaway."

Best British Hotels for Horse Riding by Adrian Mourby

"The “green lanes” above Lake Windermere are very popular for pony-trekking and ideal day out if you’re staying a few days at Linthwaite House, a picturesque hotel that overlooks the famous lake. Linthwaite has all the charm of an early twentieth-century family home but with a small dark bar at its centre and a lovely conservatory for when the weather outside isn’t perfect. Mike Bevans, the owner, admits to falling in love with the building as soon as he saw it, and he’s deliberately decorated a hotel that he as if it were a family home with all the eclecticism that entails. Just an eight-minute drive north along the lake brings you to Lakeland Pony Treks in the Troutbeck Valley, a small friendly operation that offers everything from a half-hour session round Limefitt Park to half-day treks on the bridleways of the surrounding fells, plus a full-day trek which includes a well-earned pub lunch halfway through. With virtually no use of the surrounding roads, this is one of the best ways to see some of the loveliest scenery the Lake District has to offer."

Best hotels for a January Detox by Adrian Mourby

"Perched on a hill overlooking Lake Windermere, Linthwaite radiates serenity as soon as you park your car. There’s a real fire burning in the grate at reception, comfy chairs and lake-view bedrooms. During January the hotel runs a “lighter choice" menu for those who want to avoid fat and sugar. Freshly prepared fruit and vegetable juices – a personal enthusiasm of Mike Bevans the owner - are available every morning to cleanse the system. The hotel will also arrange in-room aromatherapy detox massages and for those who feel the need for a more active form of detoxification, a book of local walks has been specially commissioned for the hotel by renowned local walking expert Marc Richards. Linthwaite began life as a family home and still has the ambience of your own personal weekend retreat. The decor is eclectic, much as you might find someone's house, but its been cleverly matched to create a thoroughly relaxing interior. The food is excellent too. The one problem you’ll have is eschewing the seven-course tasting menu in favour of something lighter."

Ten Historic Hotels in the Lake District by Adrian Mourby

"Linthwaite House is a gracious early twentieth-century weekend retreat outside Bowness, which readers of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons will recognise as the lakeside town of 'Rio'. Bowness On Windermere is also home to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction. It is easy to imagine scenes from her books and Arthur Ransome’s while looking out over Lake Windermere from the gardens of Linthwaite House."

Five of the Best Christmas Hotel Breaks by Kate Simon

"Head to this hotel in the Lake District for Christmas lunch and taste for yourself the modern British cuisine that is gaining Linthwaite House a formidable reputation for culinary excellence. Book the four-night “Luxury Christmas Break” - the celebrations get going here from 23 December - and enjoy some rather more imaginative festive fun, including a casino evening and a winter cruise on the lake."

The Ten Best Honeymoon Hotels in Britain by Liz Coggins

"Overlooking the lake described by Wordsworth as “sublime and beautiful” this hideaway sits in 14 acres of gardens and woods. The luxurious loft suite takes romance to another level literally bringing the starlit sky into your bed. With wonderful views of the lakes the restaurant serves some of the best food in the area with a terrace for alfresco dining or sunset cocktails."

Top Ten Pet Friendly Hotels by Ursula Hirschkorn

"The Lake District is famous for its fantastic walking country, so why not bring your dog along too? Book into Linthwaite House Hotel and your dog will enjoy the break as much as you do. The hotel has allocated two ground floor rooms for dog owners and can lay on food and water bowls, a blanket, lead and scoop bags. It also provides advice on the best local dog walks and dog-friendly pubs. Dogs are charged at £9 a night."

Information on Linthwaite House hotel , Crook Road , Bowness-on-Windermere

No. of bedrooms: Total: 30        
Types of room: Cosy, Cosy King, View, Suites
Room rates guide: Single:  £90.00-£150.00
Double/Twin:  £118.00-£350.00
Suites:  £250.00-£550.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  19 June to 01 November
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome (dining restrictions apply for children under 7 yrs)
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (we welcome dogs to stay in two of our external accessed bedrooms, but regret they are not allowed in public areas or other bedrooms (£9 charge). We have a kennel which may be used, and over 14 acres of grounds to roam in.)
Romantic Details: Luxury Loft Suite, huge Italian designer bath, king size bed, retractable roof panel, 56sqM. Amazing romantic views from the hotel over Lake Windermere.
Eco Friendly: Recycle all plastics, bottles, paper, kitchen oil and compost kitchen waste. CBEN Silver award.
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: Ground floor room with level 1 accessibility
Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars,
Room facilities: CD player, IPod dock/mini hifi, DVD player, Satellite TV, Complimentary wifi internet access, Hairdryer, books, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, iron & board, trouser press, Tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water
General facilities: 14 acres of gardens, In-room beauty treatments by arrangement, Award-winning restaurant, Conservatory over the lake, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 3 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 50 delegates, Private dining
Indoor activities: Board games, exchange library
Outdoor activities on site: Croquet lawn, Golf practice net, golf course (2 mins), Fishing, Trim trail, Walking
Activities nearby: Sailing (5 mins), Complimentary use of nearby leisure club, Riding (20 mins), Rock climbing (30 mins)
Local directions: From junction 36 of the M6 take the A591 Kendal bypass, then take the first exit (B5284) at roundabout north west of Kendal. Hotel is located 7 miles on the left.
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Manchester (80 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins) , Liverpool (85 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins)
Windermere (2 miles) (10 mins)
Organisation(s): Pride of Britain

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