Linthwaite House

Location Bowness-on-Windermere

Postcode LA23 3JA

Telephone 01539 488600


Why we love it...

Crisp but amiable service

The Place

This Edwardian country house is a very professionally-run hotel with a unique style. The reception rooms are filled with palms, wicker furniture and old curios as well as antiques. Painted decoys, well-travelled cabin trunks and oriental vases help to evoke days of leisure and service in the far reaches of the Empire.
Service here manages to be crisp and amiable at the same time: you are made to feel that you are on holiday and not on parade. Whether you eat in the richly coloured dining room or the Mirror Room, the food has come from Chris O’Callaghan’s kitchen – well-thought-out menus, beautifully presented. Bad luck, though, if you’re under seven: it’s an early tea for you, without the option.
Of the bedrooms, the best look directly towards Windermere, some are in a modern annexe, and there is quite a variation in size. They all have style though, with thoughtful use of fabrics and furnishings, and bathrooms that are attractive rather than utilitarian. Beyond the terraces outside are 14 acres of lawn, shrubs, woods and a small lake.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 36 double and twin with bath; all rooms have phone, TV, hairdryer; wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting rooms, conservatory, dining rooms, bar; terrace, garden, veranda
Children accepted
Disabled one specially adapted room
Pets accepted by arrangement

To Book

Contact Harry Fernandes
Call 01539 488600

Good To Know

Address Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3JA

The Location

Find this place: 1 mile (1.5km) S of Bowness off the A5074; with ample car parking

What's nearby: Windermere Steamboat Museum; Lake Windermere; Beatrix Potter's Hilltop

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