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Linthwaite House

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Why We Love It

  • Soak up views of Lake Windermere from the 15 acres of landscaped gardens
  • Book a table for dinner in the 3-AA-Rosette restaurant
  • Country-chic rooms come equipped with contemporary comforts
  • Perfect if you’re planning a party -- the hotel won Condé Nast Johansens Best for Weddings, Parties and Social Events, 2015

"Beautifully situated... with magnificent views" -- The Good Hotel Guide

Map & Directions

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.

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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



  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 11am

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.

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