The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This elegant hotel is in an Edwardian manor house
- The property is in two acres of grounds in the Lake District
- All the rooms have countryside views
- There's a traditional restaurant and a smart bar
Sweeping views of the Borrowdale Valley spread from The Leathes Head, an upscale country-house hotel in the Lake District National Park. Set in two acres of lush grounds, the hotel occupies a stone-built Edwardian manor and is a short stroll from the shores of Derwentwater and a 15-minute walk from the quaint village of Grange. The bustling town of Keswick and the Honister Slate Mine are both within 15 minutes' drive of the hotel.
A refined lobby area sets the tone of The Leathes Head, with its colourful, mosaic-tiled floor and wood-panelled ceiling. Guests can relax in front of the fireplace in the cosy lounge, take in countryside views from the polished conservatory, which is stocked with binoculars and books for bird watching, and sip drinks on Arts and Crafts-inspired stools in the smart bar with its blue slate and oak finish. The hotel's traditional restaurant serves locally sourced British cuisine and overlooks the surrounding valley. Breakfast is complimentary.
Panoramic views also dominate the hotel's 11 bedrooms, all of which look out on the hotel grounds, the local countryside or the Borrowdale Valley. The rooms are individually decorated in an elegant style and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as ensuite bathrooms with designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms come with wet rooms, jetted tubs and sitting areas.