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“Fabulous Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Linthwaite House

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Linthwaite House
Certificate of Excellence
the lake district
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

We ate Sunday lunch in the elegant dining rooms. Service was impeccable. There were several delicious sounding choices for each course. The beef main was cooked & presented very nicely. The cheese board was delicious, a good selection of cheeses. A vast selection of wines (we tried a few and they were great!)
We will definitely return.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Many thanks for your kind review of Sunday lunch.
We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon,
Best wishes
Mike Bevans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

A wonderful welcome again. Room standards about perfect, not a bulb out, mark or scratch. Restaurant even better. If MIke and his team could control the weather, it would even be sunny. This is the standard by which aspiring hotels should be measured. This can only be down to leadership and such a close attention to the smallest detail. Well done to all.

Room Tip: Push the boat out and get the best you can. Worth every penny.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Brilliant! If only the weather would listen.....
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Having just returned home today from our fifth stay (totalling 15 nights over the last 21 months) the hotel just gets better. The staff recognise us and treat us like old friends. Amy and Rebekka in reception are two sweethearts and helped both myself and my partner (as we arrived at different times) to our rooms with our luggage and held open the front door for us on more than one occasion. Andy and Sarah, in the restaurant, have been there on every one of our five visits and always chat away, just like they know us personally. Didn't see Sally this visit, but hope she's doing well. Hope to be back soon, after the winter. Thanks again to all the staff for another unforgettable stay. Craig & Lesley- Ann.

  • Stayed December 2013
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Fantastic. It's all about the people isn't it? We look forward to welcome you back again in 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

A long way to go and so depended on Trip recommendations to find one of the best.
No we weren't disappointed.
This is a lovely old English Hotel with clearly an excellent reputation.

Positives - mainly excellent
Very good value and enjoyed our stay despite attrocious weather.
Enjoyed the company of international staff - lovely interesting people
General ambience relaxing
Lounges [with communal jigsaw great fun - what a way to get guests chatting!]
Restaurant very good. Cracking breakfasts and full English Cumbrian is good as it gets
Hard to find fault but what a boring review without some niggles
So
Negatives -
Restaurant is vg indeed but an eve 'specials board' would be inspiring - choices could be repetitive if lucky enough to enjoy a longer stay.
Which night does the super chef have his night off? Tough duck one eve -- succulent the next
Larger portions? Slightly larger would have been appreciated with 'five a day' best of Cumbrian vegs.
Wines? Bet few guests if honest are wine cons.
Over priced?
Might be wrong but guess most would be happy just to spend £30 on a House Wine a similar vg bottle usually bought at Waitrose at half that.
£40 - £80 plus per bottle?
Hats off if you can afford it and honestly appreciate it.
Surprised coffee with mints not included
That's my rant at the end of some happy memorable dinners.
Thanks

Now to the room!
At times even in winter season -- too warm
Appreciate can't please everyone's rquirements but felt simple instructions on heat control would have been helpful. Tele channels were here there and everywhere but watching TV was the last thing on our minds
Our spacious room overlooked the car parks but with an eight hour day of light not that important
Views of the Lake from the lounge more than compensated.

Those darned showers - reminded me of home - blowing hot and cold
Can be infuriating - is this when everyone is bathing/showering at the sme time?
The hot water can be v hot and uncomfortble when the water temp changes
Got used to it after a few days

Fondly look forward to our next visit and saying hello again

Happy Christmas

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Many thanks for your excellent review and we are delighted to hear you are planning to return soon.
Happy New Year
Mike Bevans
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Sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Positives: location (beautiful grounds and views, very quiet and easy to find), the decor, friendliness of the staff, the food and general feel of the place.

Nice touches: They would make our bed ready, replace the towels and replenish the drinking water in the room while we were having our dinner shame that they would leave the covering pillows on the floor and then the next day the same pillows would go on the bed- we didn't like the pillows from the floor to go on the bed again.

Negatives: our shower kept going hot and cold and after reporting it nothing was done (they couldn't find a fault?!) but it kept going hot and cold during our whole stay so it was not something to look forward to after a day out. The corners of the shower and around the sink were a few spots of mould.

Note: the spa is about 5-8 minutes by car in another hotel and not easy to find a parking space near it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Many thank for your kind and constructive review.
We hope we can welcome you back again one day.
Kind regards
Mike Bevans
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Absolutely lovely place for whatever the occasion!

Classy and welcoming!

One our favourite places!!!

Has a lovely ambience about it.
The staff are friendly and helpful.

We go there twice a year. It's a must!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
10th visit indeed.
Thank you so much for staying with us once again and thanks for the fabulous review.
I hope you will be able to keep on coming back and we will aim to make it better every time.
Have a great Christmas,

Kind regards

Mike Bevans
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night in October for my wife's birthday. We booked the hot tub room, room 21. The room was fabulous with great views really nice décor and bathroom. I had ordered some bubbly, champagne and flowers for my wife on arrival which enhanced the stay.

At dinner we both opted for the 7 course taster menu which was delicious, full of flavour and well presented, but also very filling. The service throughout dinner was perfectly timed between courses and struck a great balance between professional, formal and friendly, it was never stuffy.

The service in the rest of the hotel matched this, and my wife and I came away without a single thing we could find fault in, which we find unusual and most hotels promise the world but usual fall short of the mark.

A fantastic hotel and restaurant which I can thoroughly recommend.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Perfect. Sounds like it was well planned on your part.
What better? Hot tub, nice dinner, home from home unstuffy country house hotel.
We hope to be able to welcome you back again for another stay.
Have a great Christmas,

Best wishes

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 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Romantic 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):
One of the Lake District's best country house hotels, but unstuffy! Great views, acres of private grounds, fishing, golf nearby, hiking, walking, extreme sports all within easy access. Great food, from fine dining to the Unstuffy Hamburger! Many wines by the glass and beers from local macro breweries. Lots of staff to pamper you and help you relax. Two rooms have private hot tubs. ... more   less 
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