Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Breathtaking views over Lake Windermere
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)
Perched upon a hilltop, this charming boutique hotel in the Lake District enjoys breathtaking views out over Lake Windermere and the rolling hills beyond. It’s not only the views that impress; the interiors here are a seamless blend of old and new, with the building’s original features standing aside more modern décor. Quirky pieces of modern art from around the world reflect the international tastes of owner Analjit Singh, who is also behind South African gems Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Français.
Sequestered within 14 acres of private estate, one of Linthwaite’s biggest draws is its simple tranquillity. Whether you spend your days relaxing beside the private tarn or exploring the rustic charms of nearby Windermere, this is a beautiful rural sanctuary amidst some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery.
Henrock, named after Hen Holme – a rocky outcrop protruding from Windermere, is Michelin starred chef, Simon Rogan’s latest restaurant. Henrock showcases seasonal ingredients in an elegant setting. The menu of small sharing plates incorporates techniques inspired by the chefs’ travels around the world.
Each of the hotel’s 36 rooms is individually decorated, with décor varying from patterned wallpapers and bold flashes of colour to dark wood furnishings and cosy armchairs. Bathrooms are elegant, and feature baths or walk-in showers depending on the room type; some of the pricier options even include underfloor heating. The majority of the rooms are located in the main house, while the 6 Woodland Suites are located on the hotel’s estate.
Kick back and unwind within the hotel’s private estate, which includes manicured gardens, picturesque woodland and even a small lake, known locally as a tarn. Enjoy a spot of boules on the well-maintained court, or enjoy a rather unique game of chess on the hotel’s giant-sized outdoor chess board. Don’t forget to pack your walking boots - a number of walking trails meander through the grounds and out into the surrounding countryside.
A treasure trove of glittering lakes and lofty hills, the Lake District has been inspiring poets and painters with its beauty for centuries. Villages with names like Dickens characters - Bowness, Grasmere, Kewswick and Kendal - jostle for attention with outdoor activities like rock-climbing, abseiling or water-sports. If you’re more culturally inclined, visit the houses of William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter.
How to get there
Given the hotel’s rural location, we recommend getting there by car
Windermere train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (6km)
Manchester airport is a 2 hour 15-minute drive from the hotel (166km)
Leeds Bradford airport is a 1 hour 55-minute drive from the hotel (115km)
Free parking is available.