Linthwaite House is an AA 4-Red-Star hotel, making it one of the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK. High above Lake Windermere, the late-Victorian country-house hotel is surrounded by 14 acres of gardens, with its own 9-hole putting green and a spacious terrace overlooking the lake.
Being in the Lake District, it's walkers' heaven, while golfers can stroll to the nearby Windermere Golf Club, and the hotel can provide tips on local fishing spots and riding stables. Alternatively, take a 5-minute drive into Bowness-on-Windermere for watersports and adventure activities. Literature lovers can head to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness, or William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, a 30-minute drive away in the village of Grasmere.
The hotel's biggest draw has to be its 3-AA-Rosette restaurant, serving modern British food prepared with fresh, local produce. According to Sawday's, "ambrosial food waits in the dining rooms", with The Michelin Guide 2015 praising cooking that is "modern and flavoursome".
All guests have complimentary access to the Old England Hotel's spa in Bowness-on-Windermere, which features a Technogym, a 20-metre pool and spa treatments (for an additional fee). The hotel also offers in-room treatments, including massages, facials and manicures (charges apply and you may need to book in advance).
The 30 individually designed bedrooms have flat-screen TVs with Sky channels and DVD players, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Treat yourself to a Luxury Lake View Room with outside hot tub, so you can really make the most of the vistas.
From the press:
"Showroom-perfect bedrooms and a seriously good restaurant" -- Condé Nast Johansens
"Beautifully situated high above Windermere, with magnificent views across the lake" -- The Good Hotel Guide 2015
"Gorgeous country-house bedrooms are coolly uncluttered with warm colours, chic fabrics, hi-tech gadgetry and fabulous bathrooms" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay
"Service and hospitality are attentive and friendly" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016
by Raphael Giacardi
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2.30pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The closest airport is in Manchester, 87 miles away -- it's about an hour and a half's drive, or you can take the train to Oxenholme and change there for Windermere. The train station is a 10-minute taxi ride away. If driving, follow signs for Kendal from the M6, then take the A/B5284 for Bowness-on-Windermere. Parking is available on site.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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