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“Blissful break with great service!”
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Linthwaite House
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Blissful break with great service!”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

What a delightful hotel giving us a much needed blissful break from our non-stop lives as parents. The location is perfect and peaceful, the décor divine but the most impressive thing was the amazing service. We never had to wait more than seconds to catch someone's eye to ask for something. The staff were just the right combination of friendly and professional and made us feel like real VIPs, special thanks to Rob Hilton who looked after us so well on arrival - a real natural. The food was great and the best thing was there were no hidden charges for the little extras especially at breakfast where many expensive hotels charge a fee for something other than an English breakfast, bring on the smoked salmon. I also thought the bar prices were very reasonable for a nice hotel. Definitely a recommendation and we plan on returning...if we can get a babysitter!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Fantastic! It's great to read your comments about the inclusive pricing that we do and it's nice to know it's appreciated.
Many thanks for your terrific review,
Kind regards

Mike Bevans
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Sunday night sleepover was an 80th birthday present for my husband, a lovely hotel in beautiful location, with lovely grounds to wander in. The staff could not have been more attentive. We enjoyed out meals, our room was pleasant, perhaps not the view that we would have liked but very comfortable. Our only disappointment was that it was so quiet in the lounge after dinner. We would recommend this hotel for a special gift and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, something to remember.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Ah too quiet, sorry. People do seem to slip off to bed, presumably to watch the television. maybe it was Downton Abbey!
Many thanks for your review,
Kind regards
Mike Bevans
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We spent 3 days at this lovely hotel as a gift from our children for our Golden wedding Anniversary. From the moment we arrived the welcome & service was first class, We has a lovely room with a small balcony overlooking the garden.everything was just perfect.
The Dinner was superb and the waiting staff were most attentive.
We cannot find fault with this hotel and would recommend it to anyone.

Ann & Eric Watson

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Well didn't you bring your children up well? And what excellent taste they have. It's a good idea though isn't it? Don't know what to buy for your parents? An experience is probably better than another ornament. We are delighted you enjoyed everything though and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon,
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Lancashire
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

This hotel has all the big things right - a scenic location 1 mile back from Lake Windermere behind Bowness set in beautiful grounds with a helpful and pleasant staff plus an excellent menu in a really nice dining room.
All the more puzzling then that so many of the little things are not done well. 1 bar of soap for a two basin, 1 shower, 1 bath room and towels that are not routinely replaced each day. A list of items that, if missing on your departure (hairdryer, toiletries(!) and water bottle (!)) will be charged for makes a guest feel like a potential thief and finally, admittedly my own personal hate those awful captive coat hangers.
It may feel like nit-picking but at around £550 per night DBB per couple I don't really expect such minor annoyances. That said, it remains a very good hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Well I can't argue with the points you raise. We do have a housekeeper who is brilliant at cleanliness but is too tight about the toiletries, and I can assure you we are trying to wean her off the habit. She is Glaswegian though. So apologies for that.
I am glad you enjoyed the hotel though and promise when you're back we will not be so apparently frugal.
Kind regards
Mike Bevans
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Larne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

One night only here as we were travelling south, but it was a good choice with lovely surroundings, a comfortable stay and good food both in the evening and at breakfast. Amazingly the bacon was actually cooked properly {which is unusual for England}

The only downside was the lack of a lift, though they did carry the heavy case up and also a slightly awkward corridor. Very good hotel though with really excellent staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Ah, the bacon, thanks for that! It's the small things that count isn't it? I always order soft scrambled eggs with a rasher of crispy bacon if I'm away, and it's amazing how few the times are when it come out right.
We hope to be able to welcome you back next time you are on your way up or down the country.
It is a great place for stopping off isn't , 5 hours North of the South coast and 5 hours North to Balmoral!
Kind regards
Mike
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Preston
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

A return visit for me and my wife, and once again, Linthwaite did not disappoint... The staff are experienced and remembered us... do take the time to chat with them - they are lovely people. The new menu was varied, and the beef was outstanding. Look forward to our return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Many, like yourselves, are returning guests; thanks very much for coming back and for the great review.
the team enjoy chatting to guests that want to too!
We look forward to welcoming you back soon,
Regards
Mike Bevans
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a 2-night stay with friends and were delighted with this hotel: the location and room was excellent (a lake view would have been nice, but overlooking the gardens was not a hardship!); the lounge and dining room were nicely appointed, and the food and wine list were of excellent quality. The staff were obliging and friendly, and the owner's prompt and professional response to our comments on the feedback form was impressive. All in all, we felt we had very good value for money and definitely intend to return.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Many thanks for this very kind review,
Regards
Mike Bevans
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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 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#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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