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“Afternoon Tea Delight”
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Linthwaite House
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“Afternoon Tea Delight”
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

Surprise trip to the lakes rounded off with a tesco points afternoon tea. Sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and yoghurt with excellent service in a excellent setting up in the hills overlooking Windermere.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I spent a week using Alastair-Sawday-recommended hotels in Scotland, and started off with this venue in the lake district. Quite honestly, it was the best of a very good bunch. Welcoming staff, two rooms that are dog-friendly (you need to book well ahead), bathrooms/bedrooms that are classically furnished, incredibly clean, well-thought out and well-equipped, without being twee or over-cluttered. Various nice touches (good sign-posting, daily weather bulletins, personal welcome note) made me feel as though the management had really given thought to their clients' needs. Excellent breakfast, too. I felt at home, and would definitely stay there again/recommend it to others.

Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thanks very much for the kind review.

Yes, we do think about the guests' needs all the time.

We stay in other up and coming places and try to see it from the guest's point of view.

Then we adjust the service, tweak the design, and everything is in a constant state of evolution.

That's why we listen and respond to these reviews!

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Our daughters were at a loss to give us something special for our golden anniversary, and we suggested a short break in the Lake District. Their choice of hotel was first class. We stayed for three nights and the staff were all excellent. The food, from breakfast to dinner was inventive and cooked and presented beautifully. We could not fault this hotel at all and will be returning. Thank you once again to all the staff who were really friendly and took the time to make people welcome.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Wonderful review; many thanks indeed!

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Sandbach, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had booked a 50th birthday weekend in the Lakes for a friend and on checking in at our hotel in Ambleside were told we were not booked in and that there was another hotel in Coniston with same name which was where we had been booked.We arrived and it was more than awful .I looked on line and found Linthwaite House and rang and told them situation.Within 5 minutes Robin rang me back and said they could do 2 rooms and was just delightful as I was upset.On arrival she came out to meet us and showed us round the hotel,stunning location!The rooms were beautifully and tastefully decorated and a good size.We decided to cancel the meal we had booked and eat in the hotel...aperitifs on the beautiful terrace with delicious homemade canapés,the meal was superb and staff and service great.Breakfast equally good .On check out the staff were really concerned to know we had enjoyed ourselves and gave us a great send off.
Getting the wrong hotel did us a favour as the hotel we were booked into would not have been able to deliver the same experience.Great team and great hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Fantastic story and review.

It's nice when it all turns out right in the end isn't it?

Come back soon!

Regards

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Helmsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We both had a wonderful relaxing weekend away at Linthwaite, service was very good. Breakfast was 'OK' could be better. Didn't eat in the restaurant but the other guests mentioned it was very good, I did opt one night for a pudding while I was relaxing in the lounge area with a cup of Hot Chocolate and I must say it was probably one of the best deserts I have ever had. Décor is amazing, totally my style. Bedroom was comfortable with all mod con's I would of perhaps expected the bath to be a bit larger. The Bed itself was very comfortable. On a whole an amazing hotel, with wonderful views. The only gripe is the 'price' it is a little overpriced. Hence the 4 star. Will return.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thanks for your kind review.

Sorry about the price; country house hotels are expensive beasts to run.

But you are worth it aren't you?

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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We've stayed at the Linthwaite House Hotel a number of times over the years and always had a lovely time. It's expensive to stay here but they frequently run 3-for-2 offers, and also give discount for NHS employees. We once booked quite late and ended up in a small ground floor room adjacent to the back of the kitchen which we found somewhat noisy and smelly. However, for all our other stays we've been delighted with the rooms and the food is always incredible. Service is frequently provided by non-British/eastern European employees and so communication can sometimes be an issue. The afternoon teas in the conservatory are fabulous, and the multi-course dinners are some of the best we have ever tasted.
Expensive but worth it as a treat!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
It's a treat indeed, and you all deserve a treat sometimes don't you?

Memories are made of this....

Thanks!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

My sister and I are on our third visit to the area in her motorhome, and we have a tradition of treating ourselves to afternoon tea somewhere. It was her 50th birthday at the end of 2012 and we wanted somewhere extra special this year! We certainly found it and the sun came out too for just about the first time this 'summer'. We sat outside on the beautiful sun terrace and indulged in a varied selection of sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, a delicious pannacotta like dessert and a selection of extremely tasty cakes. It certainly went straight into our top 3 favourite afternoon tea venues.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Beautiful imagery is conjured up. Afternoon tea on the terrace high above Lake Windermere. Sunshine. Scones. Lovely!

Must try it myself sometime!

Thanks for the fabulous review of our tea.

Kind regards

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Property: Linthwaite House
Address: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Linthwaite House 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The latest addition to the Leeu Collection portfolio is Linthwaite House, a 30-room country house retreat overlooking Lake Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District. Breathtaking views, private gardens and woodland grounds, and an award-winning restaurant make for an idyllic stay. Linthwaite House will be closed for refurbishment from Monday the 19th of June until Wednesday the 1st of November. Leeu Collection will be upgrading this popular Lake District boutique hotel in order to bring you an even better, more beautiful Linthwaite House. ... more   less 
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