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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Watermillock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a short break as enjoyed it so much the first time round. Fabulous hotel set in it's own grounds with excellent restaurant and fantastic views. We ate in the hotel every night we were there and were not disappointed by the choice of good fresh food on offer. Excellent breakfasts. Good clean bedroom, fabulous huge comfy bed,... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights for a much needed break dinner bed and breakfast. The view we had from room2 was stunning.Restaraunt was very good and the food was great, very well ran, and had helpful staff. The only down side is they advertise free wi fi but you have to pay for BT@ £10pd. This is alovely hotel, very clean... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband proposed to me at Aira Force waterfalls just up the road during our stay here so this place will always be special to us! However, I can't fault the place, we found the staff to be friendly, the room was spacious and clean, comfy beds, nice bathroom BEAUTIFUL views from our balcony. We also ate in the restaurant,... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat hanging out the window almost writing this as I have given up trying to work on line. Arrived for 4 nights and roll on Thursday. No phone signal at all (3) therefore you have to use BT Ozone at £10 per 24hrs, so far I have had to move to sit at the window to get a signal? Tried... More

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GMLeeming, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Good evening Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. Unfortunatley the phone signal can be poor on occasion in Ulswater Valley dependant on your provider, as with many rural areas. Internet is something we are working on and will soon have fibre optic wifi, which will be an excellent service and perfect for business users. I am... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked this was one of the cheaper hotels on the lake of ullswater. Having said that when we arrived the setting was beautiful and a really lovely place. The staff were really helpful and very polite. The rooms were well equipped and really quite spacious. Some of the rooms have a view of the lake which is amazing.... More

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GMLeeming, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to post them. It is always a pleasure to know our customers have had a lovely stay and have felt it value for money. The best compliment ever is to know you will return Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in the future... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights, the hotel was very comfortable and surrounding area really beautiful. The gardens were lovely and a short walk down the hill and were at the waters edge .The receptionists were very helpful. The breakfast was delicious and Shawn the dining room supervisor was very efficient and welcoming. Bit out of the way but perfect if... More

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GMLeeming, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Guest I would agree we are very fortunate to be located in such a beautiful area, overlooking the lake and fells. Thank you for your comments about our reception team and Shawn being very friendly, it is always our intention to ensure our guests leave having had a good time in our lovely retreat. I hope we can welcome... More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in September 2013 and, in spite of writing twice to the Macdonald Group to ask for an investigation into the rose wine on the first night we have still in July 2014 had no explanation. Lovely positioned hotel and thought we were off to a good stay when 2 glasses of fizz and canapes were delivered to... More

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GMLeeming, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback I am very suprised to read that your complimentary champagne and canopies which were delivered to your room remained there for the two nights and that you say there were glasses left out after a function, this is most unusual as our rooms are checked daily after cleaning to ensure everything has been... More

North Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked on a whim - and wished we had stayed for a week. The hotel is charming and full of character, set in superb grounds with fantastic views. The staff deserve particular praise. They were professional, attentive and friendly and a great credit to the hotel and the Macdonald brand. The food was excellent. Thankyou for a first class... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely 2 night stay. Rooms are very comfortable and very country house style. We stayed in Room 5 and had a lovely view of the Lake and Howtown. The food at this hotel is gorgeous. We ate here both evenings of our stay and the service, standard and ambience were superb. Ullswater is a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely country hotel full of old world charm. We have visited here on a number of occasions and the high standards are always maintained. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the views of the lake and fells stunning. The restaurant has magnificent views over Ullswater. Breakfast is delicious, freshly made and with very good choice. The Dinner... More

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Address: Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater 4*
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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater Hotel Penrith
Macdonald Leeming Hotel Ullswater
Macdonald Leeming Penrith

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Macdonald Leeming House is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Lake District countryside. Set in 22 acres of grand gardens and woodland, this 200-year-old country house hotel boasts direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing license. Offering exclusive use to large parties, a 3AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, plus a helipad and a dedicated events coordinator, this Ullswater hotel is the ideal setting for a romantic wedding. ... more   less 
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