Leathes Head Hotel

BORROWDALE, KESWICK, Cumbria

‘In a beautiful setting, with valley and fell views all around’, this country house, built for the daughter of a Liverpool ship owner, retains the leisured ambiance of its Edwardian past. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In a beautiful setting, with valley and fell views all around’, this country house, built for the daughter of a Liverpool ship owner, retains the leisured ambiance of its Edwardian past. Bedrooms are traditionally styled, although with modern comforts. The dual-aspect original master bedroom looks across the valley towards Derwentwater and Catbells. Its bathroom has a bath and separate monsoon shower. All rooms have room service, smart Gilchrist and Soames toiletries. Throughout, the hotel is spruce, ‘smart, clean and in good repair’. Manager Leigh O’Donoghue presides over ‘accommodating’ staff. You can take afternoon tea under a parasol on the terrace – a sight of red squirrels, the icing on the cake. A reader admired chef Noel Breaks’s cooking. ‘The food is a major delight – we ended up eating in every night.’ He works with locally grown, reared and foraged produce to create such dishes as rack of Yew Tree Farm hogget, turnips, fondant potato, roasted shallot; confit cabbage, Jersey Royals, broccoli and blue cheese purée, mustard-seed vinaigrette. A ‘very good breakfast’ includes home-made bread and free-range eggs. Pretty Grange village is a stroll away.

Hotel details

Address

Borrowdale
BORROWDALE, KESWICK
Cumbria
CA12 5UY
England

Telephone

017687 77247

Bedrooms

11. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Christmas and Jan (but open New Year).

Facilities

lounge, bar, Conservatory Restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, drying room, terrace, 3-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public rooms.

Children

not under 15.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms and public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £100-£190, D,B&B £160-£285. Set dinner £45.

Special offers

Upgrade voucher

This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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