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  • Overview
    Introduction

    Linthwaite House is a small boutique hotel in Windermere, the Lake District. This luxurious retreat, set on over 14 acres of private estate, has a traditional yet unstuffy country house style and enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. Interiors blend the original features of this country retreat, which was built at the turn of the 20th-century, with modern luxuries offering the perfect hideaway for nature lovers and romantics. Visit the nearby villages of Bowness & Windermere, take long hikes and walks in the fresh mountain air, visit the places that inspired some of the UK's finest artists and return to modern British cuisine in the Linthwaite's welcoming restaurant.

    Activities

    Linthwaite House has a romantic ambience, with awe-inspiring views down to Lake Windermere and across to the Old Man of Coniston in the west, where beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed. Watersports enthusiasts are well-catered for in the Lake District National Park, and the surrounding mountains are great for climbing, horse-riding, hiking and walking. Linthwaite House have their own tarn (small lake) high up on the hill, where guests can take a lesson in fly-fishing and spend a sunny afternoon in the lakeside summer house. The adventurous can abseil down the incredible blue mines, go four-wheel driving on Green Lanes, explore by mountain bike or take to the tree tops with the "Go Ape" high forest walks trail where you can traverse the canopy along a wire.

    There are a wealth of villages and towns in the area worth visiting such as Bowness and Windermere and a little further, Grasmere, Keswick, Kendal and Ambleside. Fans of William Wordsworth can visit his favourite homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount and there are plenty of heritage sites in the area including Birdoswald Roman Fort part of Hadrian's Wall. For keen golfers, the Windermere Golf Club is just a mile away and your hosts can arrange tee off times (Certificate of Handicap is needed). After a day exploring, guests can come back to a welcoming cocktail, fine wine or locally-brewed beer in the full-service bar and a relaxing in-room massage (pre-booking necessary). Guests also have complimentary access to a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, ice room and gym in a luxury spa 1 mile away and there are tennis courts available nearby in Bowness.

    Dining

    The Linthwaite House restaurant serves an award-winning menu of modern British cuisine devised by talented head chef, Richard Kearsley, all using fresh, local produce. For dinner, there is a multi-choice 4-course menu every evening served in the 3 gorgeous dining rooms, The Billiard, Mirror and Board rooms. Dishes could include pressing of Goosnargh duck, pistachios and prunes, sweet wine jelly and toasted brioche or pan fried fillet of red mullet, risotto of mussels, clams and cockles with bouillabaisse sauce. Vegetarians are also well-catered for and other special diets on request. A more informal menu is also served in the verandah.

    Whether you need a hearty meal before a long country walk, or a sandwich to keep you going, the lunch menu has something for everyone, from the laid-back Terrace Menu, with sandwiches and favourites such as hamburger and chips (specially devised by Keith Floyd) to the 2 and 3-course menus available in the dining rooms with dishes such as braised lamb belly, tagine style couscous, tarragon and tomato jus and white chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake with blueberry compote on the menu. There is a good wine list and your hosts can find you a wine to perfectly compliment the fine food. A Ritz-style afternoon tea is also available with homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches.

    For breakfast, enjoy a full English with Ayshire-style sweet-cured smoke bacon, Cumberland sausages and local black pudding, or vegetarian alternatives such as vege black pudding with caramelised onion and soft poached egg to stock up for a day of walking, or a lighter Continental breakfast with cereals, croissants, toast, fruit and freshly squeezed juice - all served in the dining room or brought to your room.

  • Facilities

    bar

    gardens

    golf

    restaurant

    spa treatment room

    weddings

    WiFi/Internet

  • Location
    Address

    Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    Linthwaite House is situated in the South Lake District (South Lakes) only 20 minutes drive from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. From the North Leave the M6 at Junction 39 (Shap) and follow the signs to Kendal. At Kendal follow the one-way system to Lakes/Windermere. At the large roundabout north-west of Kendal take the B5284 (Crook Road) sign-posted 'Hawkshead via Ferry', keeping the Gateway Inn on your right. Drive down the B5284 for 6 miles. We are on the left one mile past Windermere Golf Club. From the South To reach the hotel turn off the M6 at Junction 36. Follow the dual carriageway (A590/A591) for 8.4 miles. At the large roundabout north-west of Kendal take the B5284 (Crook Road) sign-posted 'Hawkshead via Ferry', keeping the Gateway Inn on your right. Drive down the B5284 for 6 miles. We are on the left one mile past Windermere Golf Club. The northern scenic route As an alternative scenic route through the Lake District, leave the M6 at J40 Penrith and take the A592 down the west side of Ullswater. This route will take you over Kirkstone Pass. At the small roundabout after Troutbeck go straight on, keeping Lake Windermere on your right. At the little roundabout in Bowness town centre bear right, keeping Costa Coffee on your right. Take the first left after 80 yards onto the A5074. After 0.6 of a mile fork left into Windy Hall Road. At the end of this road you will come to a junction and the drive to Linthwaite is opposite. By train The nearest train station is Windermere (2.5 miles/10 minutes/ £8 by taxi), with regular connections to and from Oxenholme station which is on the main London (Euston) to Glasgow Virgin west coast line. Oxenholme is ONLY 2 hours 39 minutes by train from London Euston. There are also trains from Manchester Airport to Windermere (some direct) which is a 2 hour journey.

  • Rooms
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    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    There are 30 individually-decorated rooms & suites at Linthwaite House, some with spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the Lake District fells. Rooms are divided into 3 categories: the cosy Standard Rooms, the Superior Standards, which all have king-size beds and come in a variety of sizes and the Preferred Rooms which are the pick of the crop offering views of the lake or over the croquet lawn to the south, apart from the new Preferred Junior Suite which looks out to the rear of the hotel. NEW IN 2011 was Room 21, a brand new luxury lake view room, complete with outdoor spa hot tub and views to the West towards Coniston over Lake Windermere. The bathrooms have baths, showers or both, Molton Brown bathroom products, waffle bathrobes, towels, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, TVs & DVD players with Satellite & Sky and complimentary WiFi. One of the Preferred Rooms also has its own private balcony overlooking the putting green.

    The Loft Suite is the largest of them all with a 56 sqm open-plan design incorporating a living and dining area. The luxurious bathroom has a huge freestanding Italian bathtub and tile TV and a double walk-in shower, great for a romantic night in. Interior designer Roberta Fulford's warm, contemporary style incorporates all the modern comforts with a Bose state-of-the-art sound system & DVD player, 32" and 26" Panasonic flat screen TVs and a mini-bar stocked to your requirements. Guests can make the most of the starry skies with the retractable glass roof panel and their own personal telescope.

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    Cosy

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, beverages sold on the premises, hairdryer, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV
    Cosy room overlooking our courtyard and shrubbery areas, with double bed, flat screen TV & DVD player. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    Cosy King

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, hairdryer, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV
    Cosy King room with king-size double-bed, flat screen TV & DVD player. Some bathrooms have bathroom has a bath with shower over & some have a separate bath and walk in shower. All rooms have Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    View

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, hairdryer, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV
    Garden or Lake View Room with king-size double-bed, flat screen TV & DVD player. Some bathrooms have bathroom has a bath with shower over & some have a separate bath and walk in shower & some just have a large walk-in shower. All rooms have Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    Junior Suite

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, beverages sold on the premises, child's bed, garden view, hairdryer, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, fridge
    A spacious suite with a separate lounge area, it has 2 large picture windows with one of the best views over our gardens and woodland area, flat screen TV & DVD player, a Nespresso machine & fridge. A modern bathroom with shower over bath, Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    Loft Suite

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, hairdryer, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, fridge, bathtub
    The Best room in the hotel. It has a spacious lounge area with flat screen TV, bose surround sound system, feature fire & telescope to do some star gazing. This is open plan into a spacious bedroom and luxury bathroom with large freestanding bath & tile TV, his & hers sinks & walk-in shower, Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    Luxury Lake View

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, garden view, hairdryer, mountain view, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, fridge, bathtub
    One of our best rooms with fantastic views of Lake Windermere, the fells beyond & the hotel gardens, flat screen TV & DVD player, Nespresso machine & fridge. It has a luxury bathroom with his & hers sinks, large walk-in shower, free standing bath & Tile TV, Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes.
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    Luxury Lake View with Hot Tub

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, hairdryer, jacuzzi, mountain view, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, fridge, bathtub, terrace
    One of our best rooms with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. It has a dressing room, Nespresso machine & fridge. The luxury bathroom has a walk-in shower, separate bath and tile TV, Molton Brown toiletries and waffle bathrobes. A private terrace area and hot tub, overlooking the lake.
  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Deposit: the guest pays a deposit to secure the booking and the balance is paid by the guest to the Property on checkout

    A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be taken on booking - this is fully refundable in the event of cancellation more than 14 days prior to arrival.  If you cancel within 14 days of arrival we will do our utmost to re-let your room.  We will refund to you the rate we are able to re-sell the room for.  In the event we are unable to re-sell your room then your deposit will become non-refundable.

    Cancellation policy

    A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be taken on booking - this is fully refundable in the event of cancellation more than 14 days prior to arrival.  If you cancel within 14 days of arrival we will do our utmost to re-let your room.  We will refund to you the rate we are able to re-sell the room for.  In the event we are unable to re-sell your room then your deposit will become non-refundable. 

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 14:11

    Check-out time: 11:11

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Pets policy

    Animals allowed on request. Fee is $13

    Some of our Cosy King rooms are dog friendly

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Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

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