Leathes Head Hotel

Cumbrian comforts abound at this ‘well-kept’ Edwardian country house hotel, in three-acre grounds in a ‘beautiful setting’ in the Borrowdale valley. More

Contact details

Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UY
England
017687 77247

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, drying room, terrace, 3-acre grounds.

Background music

in bar and dining room.

Children

not under 15.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms and public areas.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B £100–£190, D,B&B £160–£285. 
A la carte £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Cumbrian comforts abound at this ‘well-kept’ Edwardian country house hotel, in three-acre grounds in a ‘beautiful setting’ in the Borrowdale valley. Laura Dadulak joins this year as manager. There are binoculars in the lounge, and a ‘pretty terrace’ to take in the valley and fell views. A roaring fire in the lounge keeps the chill away on cold days while, in fine weather, parasols on the terrace provide shade for a soothing cuppa after one of the ‘many lovely walks’. For stronger rejuvenation, Graphite, the oak and slate bar (‘very “boutique hotel”’), stocks local gins and ales, and has a topographical map of the surrounding landscape etched into its counter top, allowing you to plan your next day’s trek. In the newly refurbished restaurant, the modern British menu highlights produce grown, reared and foraged in Cumbria including vegetables from an on-site greenhouse. Chef Noel Breaks serves dishes such as Borrowdale venison and gnocchi, with rainbow chard, girolles, turnip; daily-changing ravioli. Bedrooms, individually styled and variously sized, have garden, lake or countryside views. ‘Our good-size room had a brand new bathroom.’ Breakfast has American pancakes, egg and soldiers. (ST)

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Leathes Head Hotel
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UY

Guest comments

'The new owners have changed quite a lot. The former dining room is now the lounge. Dining takes place in a room like a conservatory plus an inner room. The outer room has fine views and perhaps four tables have the pleasure of these views. One often saw red squirrels prancing on the wall opposite. If the outer room is full then one has to eat in the inner room. The disadvantage here is nasty music blaring in this room. The food was good but the menu was short,with only four main items. That could be a problem if staying for several days. ' - John Barnes - June, 2019
'There was a nice relaxed atmosphere about the hotel. The staff were all delightful, attentive but not overdoing it. We enjoyed the food but apart from the ravioli, it remained the same throughout our stay. When we asked as we left the hotel, we were told it changed ‘seasonally’. In our room there was a sofa and a chaise longue so plenty of room to relax and watch the birds and red squirrels. The bathroom was small but modern, and everywhere was clean and well presented.t ' - Sara Price - July, 2018

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Tourist attractions

  • Keswick Golf Club

    An 18-hole course in the heart of the Lake District.

  • Keswick Beer Festival

    A festival in June, with over 250 barrels of beer, lager and cider available to sample.

  • The Lake District

    The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide