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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Food Glorious Food”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A few months late writing this review,but been travelling. Just wanted to tell everyone of my culinary delights at the Leathes Head courtesy of David.Not since I sampled Daniel Clifford's stuffing balls with crispy bacon have I took such delight in my fare.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Lovely weekend, in a beautiful Lakeland house, full of character. Peaceful location, pleasant gardens & a short walk to the lake. Staff were very friendly & welcoming. Our room was clean, comfortable & quite spacious with a comfy sofa in, the double bed was a bit small. The decor looked a bit tired but l think the owners are quite new & are gradually re-vamping things. The food was very good. Would definitely recommend the Leathes Head.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have just returned home after spending 4 nights at the Leathes Head. Lovely small hotel with quite superb service and wondeful food. We normally eat out a couple of nights, but this was not possible because the food was so good. Excellent daily specials, and great dishes such as mixed gril with steak, venison and wild boar burger! Just the right amount of perfect vegetables, ah pefection...
Breakfast equally good, loved the little touches, like 'eternally young', boiled eggs and soldiers!
Came back to a log fire and a very comfotable lounge, no shortage of tea and coffee with home made shortbread.
Service was excellent...We will be sure to return..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

I took my wife away for her 40th birthday so decided to book their best room. Although a bit expensive it was a special occasion, but we weren't disappointed the room was beautiful. The food and service were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We were lucky with the weather and it showed what a beautiful setting it is situated in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We came to the leathes head as a birthday gift from my mum and her partner who had stayed here before and loved it. The hotel is a clever blend of is by-gone era and contemporary styles and is very comfortable. The spa suite in particular cannot be recommended highly enough with its beautiful textures and colours - plus the view from the fabulous jacuzzi bath has the potential to be the best bathing vista in existence. Great food, great service - definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Husband and I booked for a well earned rest and also booked a special room as a treat for my daughter (the birthday girl) and her partner. We asked for the same room as previously - mainly for the fabulous views - best view from a toilet in the Lakes my OH reckons! My daughter had room 5 - newly renovated & fantastic - a local designer has done the most amazing job.Even down to the posh coffee machine - not to mention the double ended spa bath We'd arranged champagne + flowers for her arrival and everything was just perfect.The rooms were great - the food and the service was in no way lacking either- we thoroughly enjoyed everything - really it was all wonderful. We both work in the trade and know how hard staff have to work to achieve this level of satisfaction. Like Arnie - we'll be back!

Room Tip: room3 - great views room 5 - just all fabulous!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is the second time that we have stayed at The Leathes Head Hotel. It was as good as the last time. There was the same staff and they had done their homework and seen that we had been before which was a nice touch.
The room was different but still very comfortable. The owner explained that the room was next in line for refurbishing which on close inspection we could see why. The hotel is very clean and fresh even though guests can take dogs as well.
The hotel is not suitable for children which is another reason why we like to stay there. You can sit in the lounge or conservatory and just watch the world go by which consists mainly of birds feeding outside. It is very quiet, ideal for walkers and the chef is superb.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

Property: The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Address: Borrowdale, Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leathes Head Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leathes Head is a magnificent eleven bedroom Edwardian Country House Hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley. The hotel is set amongst three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery, meandering rivers and some of the most spectacular fells in North West England. With superb views across the valley and easy access to Keswick, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The entire Borrowdale Valley is ringed by glorious fells known and loved by seasoned walkers. Lake cruises, water sports, mountain biking trails and plenty of other Lake District activities are all within easy reach of the hotel. We are proud holders of two AA Rosettes for food, and our guests can enjoy dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients; sit in the traditional bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the conservatory windows before retiring to one of the individually furnished bedrooms, with views of the surrounding countryside and hotel gardens. The hotel is proud to be nominated two years running for Hotel of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism awards. ... more   less 
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