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“A gem of a hotel with fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lindeth Drive, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lakes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A gem of a hotel with fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A wonderful find as a last minute booking. The food was outstanding and the ambiance in the dining room was wonderful with a pianist playing. They served fantastic vegetarian food and great options for children too. Breakfast was also great. My son definitely wants to return. He enjoyed the pool (albeit small) and the views from the hotel. I would definitely return given the chance but would look for a deal. One of the best meals I have had and the portion sizes were just right! Service was excellent and staff could not have been more attentive. The view from the family room was disappointing but as it was dark for most of the overnight stay it did not spoil it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello halesc
Thank you for your great review of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, i have passed on your comments to all the team and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to
Lindeth Howe Hotel very soon.
Best Wishes
All at Lindeth Howe
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We visited this hotel on a deal which included one nights stay, afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. It is a very elegant hotel and we absolutely loved our stay from start to finish. As soon as you walk in you can feel the character of the building and it has a really cozy feel, it is full of plush carpets and ornamental fixtures. The sitting areas are beautifully furnished and very peaceful. The dinner was delicious and the room was wonderful with a lovely view over the lake. We had a marvellous time and I would even pay full price to stay here!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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 13, 2014
Hello HollyM
Thank you for your lovely review of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, i have passed on your comments to all the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel very soon.
Best Wishes
All at Lindeth Howe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just stayed overnight on a Travelzoo deal which included small afternoon tea, dinner & breakfast. We paid an extra £20 to upgrade to a room with king sized bed & walk in shower. The Potter room was perfect for us. Very spacious & comfortable with a lake view. Housekeeping standards are exemplary.
The food was superb as was the service at dinner & breakfast. The staff without exception were very welcoming, friendly & professional.
We will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 13, 2014
Hello excraftybaker18
It’s great to hear that you have really enjoyed your stay with us at Lindeth Howe Country House, i have passed on your lovely comments to all the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel very soon.
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All at Lindeth Howe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed as part of an overnight package including afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast.

Definitely worth a visit for the food, we had an absolutely beautiful five course evening meal and fantastic cooked breakfast. Afternoon tea on arrival by the log fire was a nice touch too. Very attentive staff.

Room and bed in particular was a good size, very comfortable and views over Lake Windermere. The small lounge/bar area was lovely and cosy.

Bit of a strange setup on reception, there is no reception desk. To check in and out you have to go into a very busy back office, which is not immediately obvious. There was also a private lunch function in the room adjacent to the lounge which was quite loud, would have easily been fixed by closing the doors to this area.

Otherwise we had a lovely romantic break and would recommend this place to friends and family alike.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello d0minic
Thank you for your great review of Lindeth Howe Hotel. I have passed on your comments to all the team at the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel in the very near future.
Best Wishes
All at Lindeth Howe
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oxenhope
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

First impressions were the politeness of the reception staff having had a number of telephone conversations we were looking forward to our stay however we realised we had been emailing the wrong hotel we had actually been sending details to the Linthwaite hotel in windamere instead of lindeth How we somehow got confused.
our Daughter had booked the hotel for us as a gift as my daughter had been very ill and it was our daughters way of saying thank you to mum&dad on arriving we were met by Marta who was lovely along with Liz who both smiled and made us feel very welcome so after taking our luggage upstairs we came down for our afternoon tea only to hear several very loud children however children will be children. on returning back to our room we have to say it was immaculately clean we had a fantastic view. At 7.30 we made our way down to the bar were the Menus were brought to us by a very sullen older gentleman no greeting no pleasantries my husband asked for a particular wine the gentleman replied we don't have it in a grumpy voice it would have been customer friendly to suggest an alternative. we went through to the dining room no wine on the table eventually the bottle we ordered arrived and just left on the table for us to open and pour ourselves a glass the food was of a reasonable standard it was just the staff apart from Fred who was French which wasn't his real name he had a big smile and was very professional. The next day we went in for a swim at 10.30.am the pool cover was still on and the area had a strong smell of chlorine so much so it made your eyes water not good if you wanted to have a swim.so we decided to go for a long walk instead which was amazing the views were spectacular on returning we were exhausted and returned to our room for a sleep only to be disturbed by room service who walked into the room without knocking oh dear what next the evening came we went down for dinner this time we had a brilliant bar manager young man with the most beaming smile my husband again chose a wine which was out of stock but the chap was quick to recommend a different one which was excellent however yet again the wine was left on the table for us to pour ourselves were is the training for the staff they only had around 20 covers so no excuses for been busy. the next day we got up had breakfast then went to pay for our extras as the 2 days had been a gift we were greeted by the most miserable female member of staff who gave us the bill I was really cross as the gift our daughter had bought us was on the bill this was a gift and I know our daughter would not want us to know how much she had paid I understand later that a note had been left not to show this on the bill however this had been ignored I argued about the bill I have never seen a billing system quite like this one I would suggest they detail the bill a little better however I was very tired and felt that arguing wasn't getting me anywhere I came home and went through the account again and yes I was right I had actually been overcharged I called the hotel who in fairness apologised and did the refund straight away I would strongly recommend the director visits the Black Swan in Helmsley were the Manager Paul and his staff run a fantastic hotel I wonder if the director who ever that is reads the reviews I tried to find out his or her name without any success somebody needs to be front of house smiling chatting to visitors we felt we were intruding and that the staff simply could not be bothered what a shame I hope they take on board my comments as the hotel could be a little gold mine if they just spent some time with there staff and put thing in place. we will go back to Windamere as we loved the area and to be fair we loved the house and the view we had just spoiled by the majority of the staff. . . .

Room Tip: room 107 had a lovely view of the garden and lake
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello beauty026
I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us as much as you had hoped. We at Lindeth Howe try are upmost to make all our guests time with us an enjoyable one and on this occasion it seems we have not managed to do that. When you are next in Bowness on Windermere hopefully you will give Lindeth Howe a chance to redeem its self.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night via a Travelzoo voucher which included bed, breakfast, small afternoon tea and dinner.
Our room had a large canopied bed and overlooked the lake-it was a little cool as it was a cold day and the large window was (appropriately) single glazed, but the bed was warm and the fluffy bathrobes helped to make lounging comfortable. We went for a swim when we arrived; the pool was empty and it was a lovely way to relax. The small afternoon tea was ample with lovely warm scones.
Dinner was nice; the waitresses were attentive and the only issue was the fact that we were seated in a line of tables with other couples which were very close together and made it difficult to create an intimate atmosphere over dinner.
We sat in the library after dinner which had obviously been recently decorated (judging by the smell of fresh paint) but was a little austere. Breakfast was very nice (though the home-made black pudding was extremely salty)
Altogether it was a lovely night away for a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello TravellingManc_8
Thank you for your review of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. I have passed on your comments to all the team at the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel very soon.
Best Wishes
All at Lindeth Howe
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel as a Christmas present from our son and his wife. We received a warm welcome when we arrived at the hotel and were shown up to our spotlessly clean and pleasant room. The staff were friendly and efficient and the meals were delicious. We especially enjoyed our evening meal which was really excellent and well presented and our son had arranged for us to have a bottle of champagne with our meal which was the perfect finishing touch. Overall our stay was a lovely experience.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello SusanR
Thank you for your lovely review of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. I have passed on your great comments to all the team at the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel very soon.
Best Wishes
All at Lindeth Howe
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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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Lindeth Howe Country Windermere
Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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