Linthwaite House Hotel

Cumbria

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36 rooms from £200 per night

“Slick, stylish designs meet an intimate Edwardian country house offering all round comfort. Award winning dishes and fine wines at the restaurant. From its hilltop location over Lake Windermere and the Fells - explore The Lake District on foot, bike or horseback. Serenity at its finest!”

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“Slick, stylish designs meet an intimate Edwardian country house offering all round comfort. Award winning dishes and fine wines at the restaurant. From its hilltop location over Lake Windermere and the Fells - explore The Lake District on foot, bike or horseback. Serenity at its finest!”

Hotel Review

“Following its eighteen month closure and multi-million pound refurb, Linthwaite has re-opened to a unanimous round of effusive praise. When you get there you'll see why! On entering the gates, you're immediately met with impressive statuary and once inside this elegant Edwardian mansion overlooking Lake Windermere, you'll be awed by yet more stunning art works, large and small, adorning walls, tables and shelves. The decor needs to be strong to support this and the designers have acheived this superbly - it is sophisticated and grown-up with moody dark-hued textured walls (who knew that hessian was back in fashion?) complemented by clever splashes of contrasting bright colour in the furniture and soft furnishings, and roaring log fires for added atmosphere. The hotel is part of the South African based Leeu Collection, and this heritage can also be seen in the subtle use of leopard and zebra print fabrics and sculptures of exotic beasts! The bedrooms and suites do not disappoint either. All are individually designed and are equipped with luxury standards: quality mattresses and bed linens, marble bathrooms with huge walk-in showers, deep bath tubs and complimentary Molton Brown smellies, and the essential Nespresso style coffee machine. The new owners have added six brand new lake suites, situated just up the hill from the main house. These vast spaces boast cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, private terraces and bathrooms to die for. Some even feature your very own log fire - a real treat after a cold, damp day exploring the stunning surroundings. Dining at Linthwaite has also been re-vamped. For casual meals head to the conservatory (wood-fired pizzas are the speciality here), but for something rather special book a table at Stella, where delicious Cumbrian produce is given an Italian twist to great effect. There is so much to recommend at Linthwaite that it's easy to forget to mention its stunning elevated position, beautifully planted gardens and breathtaking views. Quite simply, it's a triumph that deserves to be right up there amongst the best in the crowded Lake District hotel scene.”

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Take the stunning views, plush suites, two man tubs and candlelit dinners and you are guaranteed romance.
  • Country Escape
  • Foodies
  • Stella restaurant offers some of the finest and most innovative cuisine in the region.
 

Written by Sarah Empson

Facilities

  • Private Hot Tub
  • The hot tub suite has a private enclosed verandah housing a large hot tub with a stunning lake view.
  • Internet
  • Outdoor dining
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Shops
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Private dining room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Library
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome, and some rooms can be interconnecting, plus babysitting services are available on request.
  • Pet friendly
  • There are three dog-friendly rooms in the main house, with beds and bowls provided. The rooms have direct outside access.
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Sitting Room
  • Views
  • From its elevated position Linthwaite enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and the Coniston Fells.
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Room service

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a cosy evening by the fire playing the hotels board games and sipping on delicious cocktails.
  • Cycling
  • If walking isn't for you, do not forget to enquire about the bikes and explore the countryside and the miles of country lanes.
  • Fishing
  • Try your hand at Fly fishing on the hotel's lake, a wonderfully peacefull way to spend an afternoon.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides route-finding sheets of all the spectcular local walks, plus a guide if needed.
  • Sights nearby
  • Just across the lake is Beatrix Potter’s 17th Century house, well worth a visit.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Undoubtedly for the stunning panoramic view over Windermere and the fells, but also for the privacy and tranquillity that Linthwaite can offer thanks to the fact that the hotel is located on a private road and set within 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. In the hotel itself, guests appreciate the excellent food offering, the friendly and accommodating service, and the immaculate rooms that incorporate the best of modern British design and furniture makers.

What is there to do in the area or on site?
On site, guests can wander the grounds and admire the many striking sculptures, they can enjoy a picnic up beside the tarn (the hotel’s own private lake) or take out one of the row boats and enjoy a tranquil spot of fishing. Those wishing to play a game have a boules pitch and a giant chess set at their disposal in the garden. In the lobby, there are Hunter wellies of all sizes, so that guests can follow one of the many walking routes that start and end at Linthwaite House (route maps are also provided by the hotel). Indoors, there are plenty of board games and beautiful books to flick through, while enjoying a drink curled up in front of the roaring log fire; others may wish to simply sit in front of the conservatory window and soak up the stunning Lake District views.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A buffet breakfast of fresh fruits, yoghurt, juices and smoothies, plus cereals and pastries, plus a range of cooked breakfasts freshly made to order.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Stella restaurant serves delicious locally-sourced Cumbrian food with a touch of Italian flair, while light meals including traditional afternoon teas can be enjoyed in the bar, conservatory and, in summer, on the terrace, all with outstanding views over Windermere.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The View Rooms (on average 29m²/312ft² in size) have breath-taking views over Lake Windermere or the beautiful Lake District landscape. All are en suite with king-size, double or twin beds; they cost form £320.00 per room per night on a B&B basis.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
The Lake Suites are six newly-created rooms located away from the main building in two wooden-clad buildings (three rooms apiece) in Linthwaite’s gardens, close to the tarn. Due to the fact that they are extremely spacious and two in each building inter-connect, they are perfect for families, negating the need to squeeze an extra bed in a room. Outdoors, fishing and row boats on the tarn, as well as boules and giant chess in the gardens; indoors, plenty of board games.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Linthwaite House has had a £10-million-plus refurbishment that has seen it transformed into an exceptional contemporary country house hotel, offering the very best hospitality in the Lake District.”

Other Reviews

Linthwaite House

"What I like about Linthwaite is the carved mahogany fireplace with crackling fire in the hall, the unflashy sitting rooms, the wraparound conservatory with wonderful lake views, the gently sloping grounds."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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36 rooms from £200 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Take the stunning views, plush suites, two man tubs and candlelit dinners and you are guaranteed romance.
  • Country Escape
  • Foodies
  • Stella restaurant offers some of the finest and most innovative cuisine in the region.
Activities
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a cosy evening by the fire playing the hotels board games and sipping on delicious cocktails.
  • Cycling
  • If walking isn't for you, do not forget to enquire about the bikes and explore the countryside and the miles of country lanes.
  • Fishing
  • Try your hand at Fly fishing on the hotel's lake, a wonderfully peacefull way to spend an afternoon.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides route-finding sheets of all the spectcular local walks, plus a guide if needed.
  • Sights nearby
  • Just across the lake is Beatrix Potter’s 17th Century house, well worth a visit.
Other highlights
  • Private Hot Tub
  • The hot tub suite has a private enclosed verandah housing a large hot tub with a stunning lake view.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Quiet
  • Gourmet
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Literary
  • Organic food
  • Country House
  • Conference facilities
  • Remote
  • Pet friendly
  • There are three dog-friendly rooms in the main house, with beds and bowls provided. The rooms have direct outside access.
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Lakeside
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome, and some rooms can be interconnecting, plus babysitting services are available on request.
  • Views
  • From its elevated position Linthwaite enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and the Coniston Fells.
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access

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