Linthwaite House Hotel

Crook Road, Bowness-on-windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3JA

Exterior view, Linthwaite House

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#2 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Windermere
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Location:
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Bedrooms:
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Eating/drinking:
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Public areas:
4.6
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Leisure facilities:
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Service:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Travellers with pets, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Linthwaite House Hotel

A quintessential country-house escape.

Set in glorious grounds and boasting superb views of Lake Windermere, Linthwaite Hall is a bastion of country-house calm.

The house dates from the turn of the century and retains lots of original, character features. The ambience is smoothly professional yet unfussy with high-standard comforts.

I feel this is very much a place for couples and escaping, rather than families.
 

Location: 

Located on the A5074 Crook Road, the hotel is a short drive to Bowness and the lake. It's a 20-minute ride by taxi to Oxenholme station for mainline connections.

Bedrooms: 

Of the 30 rooms, divided into four categories, three are located in a separate annexe and open to dog owners.

In the main house, preferred rooms boast king-sized beds and Roberts iPod docking systems; some have lake views too.

Luxury lake view suites, of which number four is my favourite, are split between a larger bedroom and separate bathroom with a walk-in shower, free-standing bath and a TV embedded in the bathroom mirror.

The Loft Suite is the flagship, attic-style room with a huge oval bath, a ounge area with a telescope to the skylight and a fireplace – but no lake view.

The latest addition is a new extension of rooms, of which room 21 is a lake-view suite with a private, wooden hot tub on the terrace.

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Public areas: 

The reception area with an open fire leads through to a lounge with lake views for afternoon tea. Beyond is a conservatory with wicker chairs for sundowner drinks.

The dark-purple bar area has tropical fish and a purple-velour sofa, plus four local beers by the bottle.

Outside, 14 acres of grounds include a croquet lawn and a private tarn.

Eating and drinking: 

Three dining areas, of which the Mirror Room is the main space for formal dining with views across the grounds. The menu is modern British (set menu £52 per person).

For more relaxed dining, the Terrace Menu, served in the lounge area, has light snacks and sandwiches. It's not cheap but the lake views are superb on a sunny day. Better still, take your coffee outside to the terrace.

Leisure facilities: 

In-room treatments start from £48 for a one-hour reflexology or aromatherapy.

Service: 

Understated, unobtrusive but professional. No sense of rush.

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Who stays there: 

Couples, romantic breakers, retired people touring the area.

Price advice: 

Dogs are charged at £9 per night. Check the booking tool above for details of short-break packages.

Pros: 
Molton Brown toiletries in all rooms
Free water in rooms
Cons: 
Standard rooms are a bit small – best pay for an upgrade
Set dinner menu does not include coffee

More information on Linthwaite House Hotel:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Crook Road, Bowness-on-windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3JA
Free tags / Keywords:
Hottub
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service

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