Lindeth Fell

Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere. More

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Lindeth Fell
Lyth Valley Road
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JP
England
01539 443286
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except Christmas, Jan.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terrace, gardens, croquet, putting, bowls, tarn).

Background music

classical music in dining room at breakfast, evenings in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only assistance dogs allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £63–£120. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends, bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere. Matriarch Diana Kennedy runs the place, while daughters Sheena and Joanna are manager and chef. ‘They are lovely owners,’ says a reader this year. The elegant public rooms have deep, comfy sofas; master bedrooms on the first floor are particularly spacious. In all bedrooms expect Egyptian cotton sheets, a decanter of sherry, a Roberts radio, fluffy towels and luxury toiletries. On arrival, complimentary afternoon tea, with warm scones and fresh cream, may be taken on the terrace in fine weather; in the evening, guests choosing to eat in may choose from a home-made soup of the day and a fine selection of platters (deep-fried sole goujons and potted Morecambe Bay shrimp on the fish platter; cheeses, grilled vegetables, and twice baked cheese souffle for vegetarians). There is much choice at breakfast, including Finnan haddock and pan-fried haloumi; granola, yogurt and marmalade are all home made. Fitness-minded guests have complimentary access to local gym and pool facilities. (Peter Hutchinson)

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Lindeth Fell
Lyth Valley Road
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JP

Guest comments

'Spacious lounges combined with excellent service make this a must in the Lake District. Being a single guest does not mean a downgrade; in a single room one still gets full treatment. Food is good. Breakfast has wide choice, dinner has a menu changing monthly, but with specials changed every day. All delicious. A lovely, friendly atmosphere. ' - Dorothy Brining - August, 2014
'Another visit to our old favourite. Our room on the second floor was spacious, with a grand view over Windermere. The bathroom was very small with just a shower. Our only problem was with the sloping roof - it was awfully easy to bash the head! We thought the food had gone up another notch: soup now appears as both a starter and in the intermediate course instead of sorbet. Most aspects of the menu change daily. The fillet steak was superb, as were the chips. The soups are always good. The biggest change was on the vegetable front: entrées are now accompanied by a few appropriate vegetables/potato-shape, and the menu offers an additional side-dish of vegetables if requested. So much better, less waste. Having stayed there for several years now, I can recognize a number of staff -- a good sign. ' - Jill Bennett - April, 2014
'It is one of the rare places where one feels totally relaxed, and where customers are really valued as individuals, always addressed by their correct surname. Sheena, one of the Kennedy daughters, is now the manager, and does this with great charm and efficiency. The remarkable Mrs Kennedy is often in in the kitchen to cook some of her personal traditional pudding recipes. The cuisine had improved since our last visit: the food was good modern British cooking in portions copious enough to satisfy a fell walker. The tables are elegantly laid; service is very pleasant, by well-trained staff. Bedrooms are comfortable and immaculate. They are modernising the bathrooms. The gardener keeps the grounds well cared for. ' - Ian & Francine Walsh - May, 2012

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