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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I had an overnight stay at this lovely hotel and spar.

The welcome was good and inviting, even though we were an hour early.

Our room was ready and after a short tour of the facilities we were taken to the room, which was spotlessly clean, a very good size, the bed was excellent, (as well as enormous) and there was a very nice bathroom.

The windows opened fully, so that there was a good flow of air, and perhaps the only downside was that it overlooked the kitchen entrance, meaning that there were plenty of early morning comings and goings

The swimming pool was a modest size, but very pleasant. Changing facilities are limited, and a slight complaint was that there were no towels for us when we got out. After a telephone call to reception and requests to a couple of staff we were finally able to change.

Afternoon tea was good and nicely served.

We ordered the evening meal over a pre dinner drink in the bar, and I have to say that the food was exquisite and the restaurant service first class.

Many of the guests were foreign, and all appeared very happy with the hotel.

Breakfast was excellent and served by a very happy and pleasant staff once more.

All in all an excellent hotel for a short break, it is certainly not the cheapest, but then you expect to pay for quality.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I took my parents here overnight and for dinner for their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The hotel is a little tired, the windows didn't open more than six inches and it was a hot summers day so very stuffy. The portions at DinnEr were very small and quite pricey so overall I don't really consider it value for money. Nice but don't think I'd return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Spackers18
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here for a saturday night after buying the deal on travel zoo which included afternoon tea, a 5 course meal and breakfast. Our room was on the top floor ( a lot of stairs, but didnt bother us)
and had a lovely view over the lake, spoiled by the fact the window only opens a couple of inches.
Also we had a good view of the garden, which could look quite spectacular with a little tlc. The lawn was long and the borders needed some flowers, also there were a few tables and chairs on the lawn but no one was sat on them as it all looked a bit jaded. The afternoon tea was ok, but the chocolate brownie was tiny and rock hard. It was classed as the small afternoon tea and was
ample enough. The meal in the restaurant, however was not! The portion sizes are SMALL!! The canapes are lovely, indeed all the food is cooked to perfection, you cannot fault the food, but we nearly laughed out loud as the waiter brought each course, the portions are so small.
My starter was the terrine, it was about 2" long, 1.5 inches wide and 2mm thick, infact how the chef sliced it so thin without it falling apart is a miracle. The restaurant was almost empty, to me this speaks volumes for a saturday night. Whilst the hotel is old and charming it is not 'posh'
enough to serve this kind of food, im sure they would do better with a normal menu serving 'proper' food and 3 courses of proper sized portions. Times are hard, people want value for money these days and this hotel isnt nice enough for a 'special' treat. Also Beatrix potter once lived here but you would never know, they need to play on this more. The national trust house nearby where Beatrix potter once lived as well, charges £8 to get in and was packed!
The cooked breakfast was lovely though, plenty of it and lots of toast. But when i got up to help myself to a croissant i was informed by the non english speaking waitress, " NO NO, you
full english!" I couldnt believe it! Even at lower priced b and b's you usually get croissants, muesli, yoghurt and fruit!! Im sorry but i wont be back, we were totally underwhelmed and there
are far better places to stay with updated bathrooms and decor and better breakfast! Even though we got this stay as an offer on travel zoo, i do not think we got value for money.

Room Tip: Any that has a window that opens!!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank alisont2
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The short break price was higher than our usual range at £140 per night for two persons, but well worth it. The hotel is 15-20 minutes quite easy and pleasant walk from the centre of Bowness and boat piers, initially through its own gardens. The deal included a 1 day "freedom of the lake" ticket each, valid on all the Windermere boats so we could go all the way round. The main boats have a bar and toilets, and choice of outside deck or inside sheltered seating.
Back to the hotel.... fine breakfast, 10m indoor pool satisfactory, but the sauna took 25 minutes to make it from warm to properly hot; no steam room or jacuzzi. The highlight was dinner: true AA 2 rosette standard, with setting, food quality, presentation and service all on the fringes of fine dining. We were there only for 2 nights as a stopover between north and south, but definitely want to stay again for longer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just arrived home after organising my mums surprise 50th at the hotel. All the staff were helpful and went out of their way to help us make the surprise extra special (Alison and Warren to name just 2). Afternoon tea under the gazebo was lovely it did help that the weather was on our side. Evening meal in the library. We all had a brilliant stay and would love to go back. Again a big thank you for helping us make it so special for my mum xx

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Just had a beautiful stay sadly only for one night.
Hot weather (hottest day of the year so far!) so would've appreciated air con in the room but this is a beautiful old house so torn between wanting mod cons and old world charm.
Enjoyed a dip in the indoor pool and then lounged in the garden soaking up the last of the afternoon sun.
From champagne afternoon tea on arrival to supper to breakfast the food quality was fab although hubby had tasting menu for dinner and would've liked bigger portions. His mistake ... The tasting menu was just that!!!
If you're into Beatrix Potter there's lots of artwork and memorabilia ... And for us this was a memorable stay (my 50th - eek!) Best birthday yet!!!!!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Firstly, before you read the negative points I believe that this hotel is ideal for any time of year other than summer and I would definitely go back during winter. The housekeeping staff also did a great job and the beds are comfortable.

The building itself and grounds along with the views are great but unfortunately the hotel is severly let down but a lack of investment with respect to coping with hot weather. We stayed during the recent heatwave and the lack of air conditioning in both the bedroom and dining areas made the stay largely uncomfortable which is not what you would expect from a hotel of this status. As has been mentioned in other reviews on this site, the windows can only be opened by around three inches and so the bedroom was essentially a greenhouse. Whilst the lake district isn't generally associated with hot weather the management needs to realise that this is likely to be the case during the summer months which is the peak season. If they aren't willing to invest in temperature controls then they should not charge the rates that they currently do. In addition to this, upon arrival we found that the central heating in our room was switched on despite the fact that the previous days had been the hottest of the year!

Both the breakfast and afternoon tea were of a good standard and the staff were attentive.

The menu for dinner was varied and the food itself was of a generally good standard although I am not convinced that it deserves the double rosette from the AA which it currently has as we have been to other hotels with restaurants of higher standards without this award. Whilst the staff, as previously mentioned, were attentive we found it a bit strange that they were not refilling our glasses of water which would be expected in such a hotel.

Room Tip: Don't book during the summer.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Longtail Hill Lindeth Drive, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England
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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 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $154 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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