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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lindeth Drive, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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12 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel, wonderful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Got a good deal on Travelzoo for 1 night stay, afternoon tea , dinner, B& B and a bottle of wine ! Nice welcome on arrival - with someone taking the trouble to show us around and then up to our room (106) with a lovely lake view. Hotel well looked after - beautiful gardens, lovely seating areas inside and out and rooms to very good standard. All staff were attentive and helpful. The afternoon tea was a real treat and then a nice relax in our room in nice fluffy white dressing gowns provided. Weather was poor that particular weekend , but it didn't matter to us, snuggled up watching TV or using the free wi-fi.If you are wanting a bit more activity nice indoor pool and sauna available. The evening meal was a revelation- you've seen it on Masterchef but now you're really eating it ! Very imaginative dishes with excellent combinations of flavours, each dish a voyage of discovery ! We really enjoyed the whole experience and thank all at Lindeth Howe.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Dear George & verity

We at the hotel are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Lindeth Howe so much, even though the weather let you down. Thank you for your kind words about the food in the restaurant, I have passed on your comments to Sunil our restaurant manager and Rob our head chef, who will let the rest of there teams know.

Once again thank you and we will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I have never been disapointed with the food or service at Lindeth- how, the location is an extra bonus.Check in is at 3pm and checkout at 11.00am so a nice lazy brakfast served in the room starts the day. As a special suprise for hubby we spent one evening including dinner and breakfast for an amazing £150. The hotel has a pool and sauna which on this ocasion we did not use.They also have a onsite salon offering massage ect.The bedroom was large with a bed filling a quarter of the room . The room was located on the ground floor, very acessible for guests with a wheel chair or reduced mobility.The room was spotless clean, tea and coffee are available.The one disapointment which I had was being seated near a large group of middle aged people who were rather loud during the whole evening. I love to see people enjoy their evening ...but.... not so I cant hear my husband talking to me... or me to him. I should have asked to be seated elsewhere and I am sure it would not have been a problem to the staff.. next time I will.I did request a quite area for couples on the hotel response questionaire. On whole I cant wait to go again, if your a foodie, like comfort and being waited on hand and foot look for the special offers for the hotel and dont hesitate.

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  • Stayed April 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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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We have visited this hotel as a couple a few times over the past couple of years and have never been disappointed, so this time decided to bring our friends along with us. The staff were as usual were friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding, great value afternoon tea that is described as small (sandwiches, cake & Scones) but any more and we would not have had room for that terrific dinner mmmm!!! The menu was so yummy we all had trouble deciding what to choose, Hopefully we will be back soon. Definitely not one to miss x

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Dear Gill H
Thank you for your lovely review of Lindeth Howe Country House, it’s great to hear that you and your friends have had an enjoyable time with us. I have passed on your kind words to all the Team at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe in the very near future.
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Tony Holden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We had a lovely stay over the Easter long weekend at the hotel. Its got lovely grounds on the hill nearby Bowness, which is also a lovely setting on the river. This was a trip with our daughter who is coming on two.

The room itself was huge (was the garden room) with a nice modern TV. It looked like it had two single beds pushed together to make a king bed, I say looks because I normally hate that but the bed was very comfortable and I didn't notice it at all! The rooms are clean and the cleaners are, well, they're ninjas. We would go to breakfast and the room would be made up by the time we were back. Also a good turn down service which is a nice touch. Had a nice view out the room which I would post but camera troubles prevent.

The hotel is a conversion so stairs up and down, but a maximum of two floors so manageable. It has a nice looking pool, although we didn't find time to try it. It has ample parking which is near the hotel.

Breakfasts are excellent, with a great mix of buffet options, or cooked to order. The full english breakfast is excellent and while the dining room is busy in the morning the staff are both efficient and friendly. They were especially helpful with out little one.

The hotel doesn't allow children in the dining room in the evening but if you book they will set up the full restaurant experience for you in the library. This was actually quite fun as the parents had a sort of collegial discussion as their offspring were either polite or misbehaving a little. This was well worth it. Take them at their word, its a small space so book this either before you get there or immediately on arrival. If I had a criticism for this area its that they time their table service as you would want in a nice restaurant. I would suggest asking parents if they want to accelerate it a little to get people in and out and little ones to bed.

Food is great, although I would advise to order anything like steak a level or two below what you want. Ie Medium-well should be medium or below. My steak was incinerated. This isn't unique to this hotel, seems to be relatively common in the North (inc Scotland).

Limited room service menu but the cheese plate is incredible value. Great range of cheeses, grapes etc and very reasonably priced!

One downside of visiting with children (their were lots of families who seemed to be having a cracking time) is that there are other guests who commented that they didn't expect kids in the dinning room for breakfast (no doubt mentally referring to the dining restrictions) and we had a complaint to our room when our daughter woke up in the morning and cried inconsolably for 10mins. These didn't ruin our experience but would make me wonder if this is perfect for a young family. Given its proximity to the lake and lots of great things to do with kids I wouldn't be too put off, and on balance would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Greg2003

Thank you for your fantastic reveiw on the Lindeth Howe Hotel. We at the hotel pride ourselves on a very high standard of customer care, professionalism and friendlyness and are so pleased when shows through. I will pass on your comments to all our staff at the hotel (even the ninja housekeepers if i can catch them).

I will look forward to seeing you at the hotel again in the near future.

regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Got a brilliant deal through 'Secret Escapes' and we were stunned by how wonderful it all was.
Afternoon tea was delicous, as was our evening meal and breakfast.
We stayed in room 107 with a view of the garden and Lake Windemere.
The only fault was having to go home! We will return.

  • Stayed April 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Dear Sunnyshades

Thank you for the wonderful comments you have wrote about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. Ishall pass on your comments to our staff who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We pride ourselves on a very high starndard of customer service and cleanliness.
Once again thank you and we will look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Outstanding location and setting
Class public rooms and bedrooms
Efficient and friendly staff
Superb food

The LIndeth Howe has them all

Absolute incredible value with the Tavelzoo offer

  • Stayed April 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Dear Ikemo

I will passed on your comments to all at the Lindeth Howe Hotel who will be so pleased with what you thought about us. We at the hotel pride ourselves on high standards with out being to intrusive, wich helps towards a relaxing stay with us at the Lindeth Howe.
Thank you for your kind words and we will look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Regards

Paul Holden
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Merseyside
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This was our 4th stay at Lindeth Howe and the 3rd time in the same beautiful Lake view room. As we have come to expect, the Hotel is comfortable and welcoming with pleasant, experienced staff. The food , again as expected , was of an excellent standard -- if anything even better this year than last. Breakfasts are exceptional--my wife particularly likes the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs -- and it is nice to have the hot breakfast served rather than self service. Dinner is an event- starting with the canapes in the lounge while perusing the menu, and ending with coffee and petits fours in the lounge again. We were fortunate with the weather and were able to enjoy some time sitting and relaxing in the lovely gardens. We will definitely be staying there again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Dear journeyman merseyside

Thank you for your wonderful comments about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. I am so glad that on your 4th visit we still are able to make it a memerable experience for you. We at the hotel pride ourselves on a high standard of service and are so pleased when we have reveiws telling us that we are doing this to your expectations each time.
I will pass on your comments to our team and will look forward to your next visit.

Regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Address: Lindeth Drive, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover peaceful surroundings and breathtaking views of the English Lake District at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. Located within walking distance of the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, Lindeth Howe overlooks Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the country and the Cumbrian fells beyond.This unique 4 star country house hotel was once owned by the best-loved children's author Beatrix Potter, and boasts 34 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a fantastic 2 AA Rosette Dining Room which is also open to non residents. Guests are also invited to relax by our indoor pool, sauna, fitness room and indulge themselves in various body treatments and massages. ... more   less 
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