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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice hotel but dinner, though good, was very expensive for the limited choice avalable. Breakfast was excellent and all the staff were friendly and attentive. One of the few English hotels I would happily return to.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel was exactly what we expected - relaxing for a few days. Great service, very clean, big rooms, perfectly situated - a place to relax. The dinner which was included in the price was culinary delight. Of course the normal price is realy high but if you get a special offer – like we got – it’s worth. We... More

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Enfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last hotel on our Northern road trip, (Nidd Hall and Redworth Hall the other two). This was the priciest of the three and initially disappointing. When we booked over the phone was told that it was a lovely room with a beautiful view over gardens to the lake. The room we were given was small and on... More

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Durham
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to a lucky 'upgrade' we stayed in probably the best room (6) in the hotel; it was superb. Dual aspect windows meant we had great views of Ullswater and the lovely gardens. Resident rabbits on the lawn and squirrels by the ornamental walkway made this a particularly delightful place for a relaxing amble and observing the local wildlife! The... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its over priced and not walking distance to any attractions other then the lake obviously. The web site states it has a swimming pool. It doesn't. We made the mistake of booking this hotel purely on the basis it is 4 star and has a pool. We have an 11 month baby who enjoys being in a swimming pool. The... More

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

Dear Guest I am sorry to hear of the confusion with the advertised swimming pool at Leeming House, you are correct , this is a benefit our guests can use free of charge, it is stated on the website that it is our sister hotel and not actualy at Leeming House. I was suprised to read you felt there are... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel as a base for a 3 night stay on our family road trip visiting the lake district. The hotel is lovely, but the grounds/gardens and views out the back are simply stunning. There was a slight mix up after check in, where we had been allocated a double room with only one bed for us and our... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments further to your stay at Leeming House, we are very fortunate to have such stunning views that could never dissappoint. We are located in a rural area which offers a perfect retreat, but only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the south lakes We look forward to your return in... More

Lancashire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is set in lovely, well tended gardens with lovely views to the lake in the distance from the front terrace. The hotel itself exudes old fashioned charm and has some lovely period features and furniture. There were two lovely lounges and a large library for relaxation, which we didn't use as we were lucky enough to have a... 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 such lovely comments after your recent stay with us, and lovely to hear you managed to be here during the mini heat wave, what a great opportunity to take in the stunning views from your room. You sum up perfectly some of what Leeming has to ' a break away... More

London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leeming House occupies a beautiful position overlooking Ullswater and the fells beyond. The gardens lead directly off the back of the hotel and run down to the lake shore and are stunning. Although the main hotel feels a little dated it does add to the overall traditional feel and the bizarre lack of free wifi is only a minor annoyance.... More

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

Dear Guest "Good quality food and wine" - "superb breakfast" -" stunning views" Thank you for your great comments, its always a pleasure when our guests are kind enough to take the time to write about their stay with us. I hope you have the chance to visit again in the future Kind regards Karen Irving More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay here on the morning after our wedding, so after a quick scramble online we reserved a room. On the drive up i called ahead to see if there was a room available early (around 1200) to which the receptionist said she'd see what she could do. On arrival our room wasn't ready but we took advantage... More

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

Dear Guest I remember meeting you both and was delighted you had chosen Leeming House to stay after your wedding. It was a pleasure to look after you and thank you for you great comments obout our staff being 'outstanding' i know they will feel very proud to read your comments best wishes Karen irving More

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through the area and booked as a last minute option to break up a journey, what a delight. From the lovely welcome to the stunning views, meticulously kept grounds, comfortable room and delicious food it couldn't have been better. I would have liked to have extended the stay but time didn't permit, I will remember to book for longer... More

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

Dear guest What lovely comments, I am glad to hear we were a chance encounter and you enjoyed your stay so much. We are very fortunate to be in such a great location. We look ofrward to welcoming you back, hopefully for longer next time Kind regards Karen Irving 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
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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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