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“Lindeth Fell A real Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lyth Valley Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England   |  
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lindeth Fell A real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you like comfort, excellent service, good food and wine this is the place to be. The hotel is spacious and in keeping with its period, lots of oak and an impressive staircase. Wonderful views of the lake from the sitting room and gardens. Review: Starting with the staff - they all appeared to enjoy being there, eager to help and make your stay enjoyable (not necessarily what we have experienced of late in some other hotels!) Pre dinner drinks in one of the very comfortable lounges before being shown through to the restaurant. The food is excellent with a good selection every evening. No stress about where to sit - the table is the same each day with an option to change if desired. Staff lovely and very efficient. We have stayed in two rooms, Windermere and Haweswater. Windermere is a Master room, very comfortable, great views and quiet and spacious. Haweswater is on the second floor, sit up in bed to have the best views of the lake! The rooms are serviced to a very high standard with iced water in a thermos every day and fresh milk! We have stayed twice and have booked to stay again, this really speaks for itself.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Annccm,
To have guests return to stay says it all for me -Thank you!
We shall see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Caroline
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We finished off celebrating my wifes birthday with an excellent evening meal at this beautiful hotel. We were made to feel very special by all the staff during the time we were there and the surroundings were delightful. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Mr L,
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad your wife enjoyed her birthday and so pleased you chose to celebrate with us.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Best wishes,
Caroline
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This Country House Hotel has beautiful vies over Lake Windermere and beyond and is in a good position for visiting other Lakes. We were efficiently welcomed and shown to 'Thirlmere' the superior room we had booked on the first floor - what a disappointment, apart from the view. The room was very small and decorated in green which made it feel very claustrophobic, especially with one wall being occupied by a green painted storage unit, this only had one cupboard within reach and hanging space, the cupboards above being too high and we had to keep items of underwear etc in our cases as there was no chest of drawers. One side of the bed there was only room for a small triangle of wood fitted into the corner of the wall to act as a bedside table. Overall we felt this was not a 'Superior Room' and was poor value for money.

The rest of the hotel is as you would expect from an Edwardian Country House that still hasn't arrived in the 21st century and we found the public rooms rather a 'time warp' with lots of floral and pale coloured furnishings and old sofas and armchairs. We were surprised there was not a designated bar area, but pre-dinner drinks could be ordered in the lounges.

The restaurant had lovely views, but lacked atmosphere and although the highly trained waiting staff did their best to be friendly it was hard to feel relaxed in this very quiet room. The menu changed daily, which we enjoyed, unfortunately this did not apply to the vegetables, which were the same plainly boiled or steamed selection each evening of our stay.

We found the atmosphere in the hotel rather stilted; it probably suited the majority of the guests who were very elderly and most of whom seemed to have been returning for many years. However it did not make for a happy holiday atmosphere and we will not be returning, when there is such a great choice of accommodation in The Lake District.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Ash3347,
Thank you for your review, we take all guest comments seriously and will be looking into the drawbacks in Thirlmere.
We do have fantastic views which I am pleased you enjoyed.
Yours sincerely,
Caroline Elston
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A really wonderful hotel, owned and managed by Mrs Kennedy and her daughter Sheena.
Their personal touch can be felt throughout the hotel.
The staff are delightful and always have the time to stop and chat and help with anything.
The food is delicious and varied enough for all tastes.Choosing what to eat at breakfast could turn into an art form.
Dinner is four courses followed by coffee and Kendal Mint Cakes.(one is never enough)
The dinner menu is first class and equals that found in many expensive restaurants.
The hotel's location, overlooking the lake is stunning and to watch sundown from the restaurant while enjoying a beautiful meal and some rather fine wine is worth the trip to this gem of Windermere.
While we were there the guests were on the more mature side. It was great not having one's sleep broken by other guests coming in late at night etc.
Our stay was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable we have had anywhere in the UK.
As a certain Arnie often said "I'll be back"

Room Tip: There is not a lift so if you do not want to climb the stairs avoid the top floor rooms. The lake v...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Glacken,
What a lovely review! Thank you so much.
It is having wonderful guests too that makes Lindeth Fell such a delight.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so a good choice is essential.
We look forward to welcoming you both back soon.
With best wishes,
Caroline
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We went for Sunday lunch.
Pre lunch drinks were taken in the stunning hotel gardens with spectacular views of Windermere and the fells beyond.
The food, service and ambIance were beyond reproach.
The personal service from the owners was charming,attentive and caring.
The price for this stunning 3course lunch including a glass of excellent wine and coffee, just £19.95, amazing value.
We want to go for a weekend break!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Mancs John,
Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch with us.
Sunday lunch is so popular here at Lindeth Fell and I am so pleased you enjoyed it.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
With kind regards,
Caroline
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have visited several hotels over the years, but discovered this one twelve years ago - and it is easily the best! It has everything we would want: a delightful building in a stunning, quiet location - which is still within walking distance of Bowness- lovely, clean rooms and a super, delicious menu that gets the balance right, as the food is never boring but the portions are good and the chef does not forget the fact that food is not only for looking at! However, the main reason we rate this hotel is that the staff are always so friendly and work hard to make your stay special. Mrs. Kennedy, who is the owner, is a lovely lady and very 'hands-on' as is her daughter, who is the manager. All the staff follow their lead, with the result that there is a really warm, friendly atmosphere which is not often encountered. This is a very special hotel!

Room Tip: We had a room on the second (top) floor. It is a bit further to walk, but was beautifully light and...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Karen M,
What a wonderful review, thank you so much.
We hope to see you again soon.
With kind regards,
Caroline
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This has got to be the best last minute decision we have ever made. After deciding to get away for the night, we had great difficulty finding a hotel that had any free rooms. We managed to snap up their last room.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner herself, Mrs Kennedy, and she made us both feel incredibly welcome, and showed us directly to our rooms. We arrived just after lunch was finished, but was able to fit us in. we were very grateful, and we had the impression that nothing was too much trouble, as she and the hotel catered for our needs.

The we stayed in the Windermere room, and had an amazing view of Windermere too. Felt very overwhelmed with how luxurious the room was. Very spacious, lots of light through the massive windows, and one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in. Very cosy indeed.

Lunch was simply delicious..... Three course meal. Although didn't ask, I think was made on site. The bread that came with it was made by Mrs Kennedy, and was lovely. The dessert too was made by her. I had the brown sugar merrange, and I would think it was made by a professional with how it was presented.

In the evening we had drinks in one of the lounges, just before we had dinner. And again had a chat with Mrs Kennedy. She tends to the guests herself, along with her daughter (Sheena) and the deputy manager (Caroline) They all made our stay memorable. Had a game of cards before we headed to bed, and it was just a shame we had to get up, the bed was heavenly.

Had breakfast, said our goodbyes, and left.

Have already decided to return later in the year with the family, and looking forward to it already.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caroline E, Manager at Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Galactica83,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, it was such a pleasure to read.
Mrs Kennedy was delighted you liked her brown sugar meringues and brown bread! She would however like to pass the credit for the smooth running of our successful restaurant to our three professional chefs who use talent, skill and imagination in our daily changing menus.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Lindeth fell soon.
With best wishes,
Caroline
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Additional Information about Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel

Address: Lyth Valley Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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