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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire, England
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not just your average hotel”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We travel to the lakes a lot, at least once a month and pass the hotel drive and never once visited. My wife booked this on a Travelzoo offer (DBB plus bottle of wine and small afternoon tea) for this weekend and I'm glad she did as this was exceptional value. The staff are friendly and helpfull, the rooms wonderfully clean and spacious and the food is fine dining at its best.

The hotel is very relaxing and quiet, couldn't fault it or the staff and how can anyone give this hotel and average or poor rating but hey, can't please everyone and I'm glad they're in the minority. More a reflection on them I say.

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Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear Mistagee

Thank you for your kind words about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. I will pass on your comments to all our staff, they will be so pleased that all our customers are putting such kind comments on trip advisor. This helps then keep up the excellent and friendly service that we all expect.

I will pass on your comments to all the staff

Thank you again, and we will look forward to seeing you back again soon

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

My wife and I spent a night at Lindeth Howe recently when we went for a short getaway break in the Lakes. We chose it on the basis of other Tripadvisor reviews, and are glad we did. The staff were friendly and attentive (particularly Maggie in reception), though not too informal, and the room was comfortable and felt special enough (especially with views of the lake) without being too ostentatious. The spa and pool is small but still very nice (although may have been less pleasant if the hotel was busier). The food in the restaurant was superb - fortunately justifying the slightly higher than average prices. Overall, this is not somewhere to stay if you're looking for a budget break, but you get what you pay for and on that basis we can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear Darkmirages

Thank you for your comments about the Lindeth Howe. We at the hotel pride ourselves on a high but friendly standard and are proud that this shows through. I will pass on your comments to the chefs, waiting staff and Maggie.

We will look forward to seeing you at the Lindeth Howe again soon.

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Again, cannot fault this hotel - Only stayed one night Jan 2012 but the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely and the standard of food is excellent, canapes served in front of a roaring fire in the very comfortable lounge, the dinner is superb with excellent service. We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Orville
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear Orville

Thank you for your lovely comments, We at the hotel pride ourselves on high standards and professonalism and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We will look forward to seeing you back at the lindeth howe soon

Paul Holden
Assistant manager
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2012

I never normally write reviews but this hotel was that special it had to be done ......I have just retured from a one night stay (14.01.12) When checking in it came to light that I had booked the wrong day but the staff were so helpful they said dont panic we will sort everything, a room was ready in minutes with a bottle of wine waiting on ice! The rooms were spacious and clean but really cosy at the same time and a very comfortable bed. Food - i can not describe in words how beautiful this was - massive compliments to the chef. I chose this night away to propose to my partner i could not of chosen a nicer place. The waiters must have seen me go down on one knee and we were congratulated with glasses of champagne and a slate with canapes with congratulations wrote on - what a lovely touch made the night that extra bit special this will always be a special memory to use. Thank you for a wonderful stay, looking forward to staying again in the future. Mr Cropper Leeds

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear Ryan C
Its great to hear that you and your partner had such a memorable time with us at Lindeth Howe Country House and we all wish you both all the happiness in your future.
Best Wishes
Tony Holden
Hotel Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2012

We enjoyed a 2 night break at the Lindeth Howe in September and, despite the awful weather, we had an amazing time - topped off with a surprise proposal from my boyfriend.

The staff were amazing and sent up a plate of goodies and champagne to our room - the next day we came home to a congratulations card from them. It's touches like this that really set this hotel apart from the competition.

The food was AMAZING! we had the 5 course dinner and couldn't fault it. Desserts were fabulous with a touch of Heston flair! Service was great without being intrusive.

We will be back and the Lindeth will always have a special place in my heart!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Thank dandylion77
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear dandylion77
Thank you for your lovely review of Lindeth Howe Country House the team and I are so pleased that you have had a wonderful time with us and made even more special by a fantastic surprise from your boyfriend. We all at the Hotel hope you both will be very happy in your new life together.
Best Wishes
Tony Holden
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Northumberland UK
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Come here to be looked after - friendly competent staff, very comfortable rooms with lovely touches - turned down beds, chocs on pillow, fresh towels at night, and the food is of the best, after a cosy drink in the bar/lounge with canapes to start with, in front of a cheering fire - and the views are glorious.

Room Tip: If you have mobility problems, ask for a room on the ground floor, as there is no lift
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank HazelScott
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear Hazelscott
It’s great to hear that you have had such a great time with us at Lindeth Howe Hotel, Marc our Head Chef and Sunil our Restaurant Manager are really pleased that you loved the Food in the Restaurant.
The Team and I look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe very soon.
Kind Regards
Tony Holden
Hotel Manager
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Review a bit late but we have been away!

We stayed in early December for the second time and were given a lake-view room. Everything was perfect. The food, location and furnishings are wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make your stay a memorable one. Thank you once again - we'll be back!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank janelledarwen
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Dear janelledarwen
Thanks for your great comments about Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, all at the Hotel are so pleased that you have had a wonderful time with us and we all hope to see you back very soon
Best Wishes
Tony Holden
Hotel Manager
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Property: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Address: Longtail Hill Lindeth Drive, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover peaceful surroundings and breathtaking views of the English Lake District at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. Located within walking distance of the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, Lindeth Howe overlooks Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the country and the Cumbrian fells beyond.This unique 4 star country house hotel was once owned by the best-loved children's author Beatrix Potter, and boasts 34 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a fantastic 2 AA Rosette Dining Room which is also open to non residents. Guests are also invited to relax by our indoor pool, sauna, fitness room and indulge themselves in various body treatments and massages. ... more   less 
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