Linthwaite House

‘A superb setting in extensive gardens.’ High above Lake Windermere, this smart hotel wins fresh praise from a reader in 2015. Hector Degalard is the manager. Period and contemporary features are combined in the ‘spacious’ public rooms which have potted plants, memorabilia. An enclosed veranda faces the gardens. The atmosphere is ‘relaxed but also elegant’; the service ‘impeccable, always attentive’. Smart casual dress is suggested for the restaurant where a daily-changing four-course modern menu ‘gave good choice’. The presentation is ‘excellent’ of dishes like goat’s cheese and gingerbread truffles, pickled raspberry and beetroot; roasted pheasant breast, creamed leeks, fermented garlic. ‘The only minus was the intrusive taped music.’ The bedrooms vary in size and outlook: some face the lake, others the garden. ‘Our room was well-nigh perfect, with a small sitting area overlooking a pond. The decor was modern and restful, with beds of high quality; a very good bathroom.’ The Loft Suite has a separate lounge, a retractable glass roof panel and a telescope. (Clive Blackburn, and others)
  • Superb setting in extensive gardens. Our room was well nigh perfect, with a small sitting area overlooking a pond. The décor was modern and restful, with beds of high quality, very good bathroom. Dinner menu gave good choice. Presentation was excellent. One minus factor was the intrusive volume of the taped music in the dining room.

    Clive Blackburn, 27/04/2015

  • This is a very comfortable hotel beautifully situated high above Windermere with magnificent views across the lake towards Coniston Old Man. The service is impeccable - always attentive but hardly ever noticed. The spacious public rooms with fires burning on a cold November day tempted us to sit inside and enjoy the view of snow-dusted peaks across the valley. Our room-with-a-view - spotless, always made up whilst we were at breakfast, and bed turned down whilst at dinner by the invisible chamber maid - was one of the more expensive but worth every penny.

    Brian and Gwen Thomas, 20/11/2013

  • Comfortable and stylish, great location, excellent food, and staff who are really good at making guests feel welcome. It is relaxed but also elegant, a rare combination. For a luxury break in beautiful surroundings you could do no better.

    Sandra Clark, 13/08/2013

  • The setting is stunning, with breathtaking views over Lake Windmere. The atmosphere is relaxed. The food is delicious

    Susan McCosh, 08/01/2013

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Local attractions

The Lake District
The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.
Dove Cottage
Situated on the edge of Grasmere, Dove Cottage is best known as the home of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.
Beatrix Potter's Hill Top house
Hill Top is a time-capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Every room contains a reference to a picture in one of her tales.
Lake Windermere
The largest natural mere (long, thin lake) in England.
Birdoswald Roman Fort
A World Heritage Site Roman fort, situated alongside Hadrian's Wall.

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Contact Details

Linthwaite House

Crook Road BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE Cumbria England LA23 3JA

Telephone

015394 88600

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

30. Some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

ramp, two lounges, bar, conservatory, 3 dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 14-acre grounds.

Background music

gentle piano music in bar and dining rooms.

Children

no under-7s in dining rooms after 7 pm.

Dogs

allowed in two external bedrooms, not in public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per person B&B from £95, D,B&B from £135. À la carte £52. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates