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“Overlooking Lake Windermere, this handsome Victorian mansion, once owned by Beatrix Potter, has a bold contemporary style in its public rooms while bedrooms are calm and restful. With beautiful gardens, it makes a peaceful retreat yet is strolling distance from the lake.”

“Overlooking Lake Windermere, this handsome Victorian mansion, once owned by Beatrix Potter, has a bold contemporary style in its public rooms while bedrooms are calm and restful. With beautiful gardens, it makes a peaceful retreat yet is strolling distance from the lake.”

Hotel Review

Bought by Beatrix Potter for her mother, after the author enjoyed holidays here, this substantial Victorian house, in a quiet residential area, enjoys fabulous views over Lake Windermere. Original plasterwork ceilings, dado panelling and sweeping windows remain but the furnishing style has been dramatically updated into a bold, contemporary country-house style. Think vividly patterned carpets, bright plaids and jazzy velvets, deep-hued walls and bold artwork. While this style flows throughout the ground-floor sitting-rooms, bar and dining-room, the bedrooms are more demure with a contemporary-classic look of feature wallpapers, modern armchairs, and plaid throws and cushions. A little unexciting, perhaps, but all are generous, with modern bathrooms. It’s worth forking out for garden- and lake-view rooms. Or opt for one of the cosy attic rooms.

Dinner is a smart, two-AA rosette affair with canapés and amuse bouche and where dressing-up is encouraged; a pianist on Saturday nights, too. Spend your days on gentle walks, cruising on the lake or exploring Beatrix Potter country – or curled up with a book in one of the lounges overlooking the six acres of gardens.

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A cosy rural property surrounded by some of the UK's finest walking country.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • A cosy rural property surrounded by some of the UK's finest walking country.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel organises guided tours of the Lake District National Park.
  • Other Activities
  • The hotel regularly hosts murder mystery themed dinners.
  • Cycling
  • Bikes are available to hire for an additional cost.
  • Golf
  • There is a golf course 3km away.
  • Restaurant
  • AA 2 rosette restaurant
  • Country House
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Hills & mountains
  • Lakeside
  • Artworks
  • Historic
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • AA 2 rosette restaurant
  • Views
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Communal Dining
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Internet
  • Cots available
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Wifi
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Great walks
  • The hotel organises guided tours of the Lake District National Park.
  • Other Activities
  • The hotel regularly hosts murder mystery themed dinners.
  • Cycling
  • Bikes are available to hire for an additional cost.
  • Golf
  • There is a golf course 3km away.

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Set away from the busy village, the friendliness of the team and the quirky décor in the lounges.


What is there to do in the area? Windermere Lake Cruises and Mountain Goat tours are very popular both of which can be booked with our friendly reception team.


What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full Cumbrian breakfast and continental buffet


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon teas and dinner are all served at the hotel


Which are your most popular room types, and why? Deluxe and Executive Deluxe rooms, they are a larger room with amazing views.


What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? We serve children’s high teas and we can fit extra beds in many of our rooms, we would recommend you book directly with the hotel if you are bringing children to ensure you are allocated a room that is suitable for your family.


What message would you like to give The Hotel Guru readers? Our aim at Lindeth Howe is to provide a mini-break that leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed and revitalised, we are graded 4 star by the AA and we have 2 AA rosettes for our food, we are very proud of our team who always aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have a lovely stay.

Other Reviews

Lindeth Howe Review

This sprawling Victorian mansion, with Beatrix Potter associations, has had a striking contemporary makeover throughout the ground floor. Wrapped in mature gardens, it feels blissfully private, yet is just a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere...

Originally published by The Telegraph