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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

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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.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Newcastle Airport67 mi
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EXCELLENT BREAK. Lovely situation, excellent food, good amenities. Staff very attentive and friendly. I had room 10 on the ground floor . excellent disabled facilities. Well appointed wet room. Will definitely return
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An extremely well run hotel, spotlessly clean, welcoming and with excellent food. great attention to detail with the menu, it's execution, and the quality of ingredients. We had a great two night stay here and will come again. Our only reflection is that the tables in the dinin
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Stayed for three nights dinner, bed and breakfast in late November.

The staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

My family and I are vegetarians and like to have different meals as each other if possible, rather than just all having the same one vegetar
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Converted from private house and extended the Leathes Head is about 4 miles South of Keswick set in gardens and just in sight of Derwent Water. Promised welcome glass of prosecco was flat. Room was cramped and sited under another room with very noisy jacuzzi. Restaurant was good
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The Leathes Head is one of our favourite places to visit and this weekend they hosted our wedding. They could not have been better, Laura ensured everything was perfect all weekend and our family have all said they will be going back again. The food is brilliant, the service welc
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Room 4 with the Bay window on the left
Just booked but concerned about evening meal and my fussy partner? He only eats plain and "simple" food? Will he find stuff on the menu to eat.
Good Morning, Thank you for your message! We do cater for simple diets - if there is anything specific please let us know and we can prepare it for him. Kind Regards Laura
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Is your hotel dog friendly?
Hello geordielady2017, Our hotel is dog friendly. Kind Regards Laura
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Are children welcome and are there plenty of activities in the area - pony trekking, boating, etc?
There are boating activities in the area, and many nice hikes of different difficulty levels. We did see a couple of pony trekking establishments advertised in the general vicinity If my memory serves me correctly, I do not believe the Leathes Head permits children, but please call or email them to confirm that in case I am wrong.
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"Rooms in extension annex are small and not well sound insulated"
"Dog friendly rooms are on the ground floor. Beautiful views from the front 1st floor rooms. All quiet."
"Make sure there are chairs or a sofa."
"room 3 views and size"
"Find somewhere else"
US$122 - US$442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdale
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