Linthwaite House Hotel
Crook Road, Bowness-on-windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3JA
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In-room treatments start from £48 for a one-hour reflexology or aromatherapy.
Understated, unobtrusive but professional. No sense of rush.
Couples, romantic breakers, retired people touring the area.
Dogs are charged at £9 per night. Check the booking tool above for details of short-break packages.
More information on Linthwaite House Hotel:
- Crook Road, Bowness-on-windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3JA
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service