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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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“Lovely hotel perhaps reaching the time of needing freshening”
Reviewed 9 March 2011

Short break of only 2 nights.
Check in was efficient with the form already completed with data given at time of booking.

The room was spacious with views over the small duck pond and the Mountain Goat van park.
The package we booked included a bottle of wine and having chose red at the time of check in was somewhat surprised to have it delivered to the room. Felt like an alcoholic carrying my own bottle down to dinner!
I fancied a beer after travelling but to find someone to serve was a challenge and my wife had time to unpack and make tea by the time I returned.

Dinner was "OK" and did not quite deliver the expectation sown by the menu and previous comments. Portions are the norm for modern restaurants with a smear here and a morcel of veg hidden by the main event. We like lots of veg so we ordered extra, an option on the menu, but the veg was watery and bland.
My wife ordered beef the second night and asked for it to be re-cooked as it was tough, perhaps the cut? I had ballatine of chicken which was very tasty let down by the veg.
There are a couple of places where the wallpaper was beginning to depart from the wall at the seams in the dining room and some of the grouting in our bathroom had cracked and fallen out.
The staff were friendly and attentive but do not want a drink quickly if outside expected hours.
There are lovely open fires in the bar and lounge and the hotel is well situated for touring the Southern Lakes.
It was good value overall and would return if the same package was available.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Indimenticabile
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Dear Indimenticabile,

Thank you for your review of Lindeth Howe. The package you booked included a bottle of wine in your room on arrival, this is why your wine was delivered to your room. I am sorry you felt finding a member of our team a challenge we have people 24 hours a day to anticipate our guests needs and I am sorry we missed this on your occasion this is not our usual standard at Lindeth Howe.

We are very proud of our food and we feel so sorry you didn’t mention anything to us at the time to enable us to rectify the issues you have raised to alleviate your disappointment.

I do hope your disappointments do not deter you from returning to Lindeth Howe and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe soon.

Kindest Regards,


Alison,
Hotel General Manager.
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

My husband and I stayed at Lindeth Howe for three nights and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. The house is beautiful and extremely well maintained. Furnishings and fittings throughout are of lovely quality. The public rooms are comfortably large with log fires and views over Windermere. The furniture is arranged sensitively so that couples and small groups of friends are able to relax in relative privacy.

Our room was a large superior double, complete with two armchairs, full desk, a king size bed and a view over the lake. Everything was spotless; there were robes provided and good quality tolietries were in plentiful supply. Tea and coffee making facilities likewise contained an excellent range of quality drinks and biscuits. The room was very quiet and we enjoyed excellent sleep quality. There was free wireless internet access in the room and in public areas.

I used the pool and the sauna - the pool was large enough for recreational swimming; it was very clean and the water was of just the right temperature. The sauna is just off the pool room, and is large enough for four adults. There is also a small fitness room with basic equipment - treadmill, exercise bike and rower - all in working order.

We were hugely impressed with the food - thoroughly enjoying breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Every dish was of the highest standard with superb service throughout - nothing was too much trouble.

We would certainly like to return again to this hotel; we felt pampered and enjoyed a very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank recuperation
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Dear Recuperation,


Thank you for your excellent review of Lindeth Howe. We are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Please keep an eye out on our website for some amazing offers.

I have passed your lovely compliments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe soon.

Kindest Regards,


Alison,
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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

Just back from spending the most wonderful weekend in the lakes staying 1 night stay at this hotel. It was a travel zoo package that I booked and it absolutely fantastic value for money. The staff were really helpful and friendly, one tiny criticism is that the chap serving afternoon tea was a little stretched and could have done with a extra pair of hands.

We arrived at the hotel just after 10.30 am and our room was available immediately which was brilliant. We had a bottle of wine in the room included in our package and we were asked if we preferred red or white, 5 mins later it arrived complete with wine glasses. We spent the day out and arrived back at 4.50pm thinking that we may have missed out on the afternoon tea included in our package but no we had this in the lounge with lovely views of the garden. The scones were delicious and still warm!

We were booked in for a 5 course dinner in the evening. We were sat in the lounge again and given menus, we ordered our starter and main course then were presented with yummy little canapes to enjoy before being taken through to the dinning room for dinner. I counted 6 courses without tea or coffee and it was all amazing and fantastically presented.

The next morning we enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast and enjoyed another lovely day in the lakes before heading home.

The hotel itself was beautifully presented with a very cosy drawing room and lounge to relax in. The grounds were well kept and I imagine would look stunning in the summer. I will be looking out for deals to this hotel again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxury weekend break to the lakes.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

We stayed here on a Saturday night as part of a package deal that included a cream tea and an evening meal.

The staff here are extremely friendly, helpful and polite - from arrival to departure we were made to feel extremely welcome.

The room was very great, it was very clean and the bathroom was modern.

The only complaint was from my partner who said that she would have preferred to have a duvet rather than sheets.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening - the room was very nice and the food was excellent.

I would stay here again and would highly recommend it to others

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank p1980g
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Dear p1980g,

Thank you for your fabulous review of Lindeth Howe. We are thrilled you enjoyed our hospitality from arrival to departure including room and food being excellent. We are now in the process of introducing duvets into our bedrooms including some new beds and fabrics, it would be lovely if you would be able to return soon to enjoy our new standards.

I have passed your very kind compliments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe soon.

Kindest Regards,


Alison,
Hotel General Manager.
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Returned to Lindeth Howe after first visiting this delightful country hotel in the 1980s. Big changes and even better welcome and value. The hotel is in a splendid setting above Lake Windermere and offers very comfortable accommodation. The staff were welcoming, cheerful and very efficient in catering to our every need. Comfortable chairs, log fires and a terrific afternoon tea were followed by a table d'hote dinner - part of the overnight stay package - which was one of the best meals I have ever had. Breakfast was equally good and a step up from any other I have enjoyed in the Lake District. My only criticism was of the room location with a low level constant hum in the background - rather like being on board a ship and probably from some sort of power or air conditioning plant. Slightly disconcerting but apart from that it was an absolutely perfect break, and terrific value.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Trafalgar56
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Dear Trafalgar56,

Thank you for your fantastic review of Lindeth Howe. We are so pleased you have noticed massive improvements since you stayed at Lindeth Howe in the 80’s especially better welcome and value. We apologise your room had a constant hum in the background; unfortunately a fan had been mistakenly left on.

I have passed your very kind compliments to the team for their welcome, food, service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lindeth Howe soon.

Kindest Regards,


Alison,
Hotel General Manager.
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

I booked this hotel through an offer on the internet and I wasn't disappointed. I brought my boyfriend for a birthday treat, he is a chef and was very impressed with the food.
Fabulous value, room was perfect as was the view. Service excellent, staff friendly and the afternoon tea was a lovely bonus. Agree with other comments about the pool, it seemed to be closed when we were there, but the walks round and about made up for this.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank liverbird56
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2011
Dear liverbird56,

Thank you very much for your lovely review of Lindeth Howe. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and thought your stay was fabulous value. I hope your boyfriend had a superb birthday treat. It’s always lovely to have fellow caterers impressed with the food at Lindeth Howe. your enjoyed your room, the food, service and the elegance of the hotel.

The pool and leisure facilities are open between 8am until 8pm everyday and we keep it covered for energy conservation reasons, however we do uncover it immediately upon request.

I have passed on your kind compliments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards,

Alison,
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Huthwaite
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

my husband and i have previously stayed at Lindeth Howe on many occasions, and we have always enjoyed staying there. The food as always been fabulous,with lots of choice, so we thought we would splash out this year and spend christmas at Lindeth Howe, what a waste of money it was, the christmas dinner was no more than a caterers Bernard Mathews Turkey roll, a slice of processed meat, with sour cranberries over the top, this was supposed to be the TRIMMINGS.The christmas pudding was of the same quality, with instant very sweet brandy sauce, the only good thing about the meal was the soup. we complained to the maitre di, his reply was i have no idea what a traditional christmas dinner is, i am from Jamaica. There was no one to complain to as they all disappeared, and no one seemed interested. There was no buffet or snacks in the evening, no staff to be found anywhere, not a bit of christmas spirit about the place, it was like a morgue. We were not alone in our feelings of everything being done on the cheap, the menu throughout our XMAS stay was very poor very limiyed choice and not of the usual Lindeth HOwe standard.This is the and last time that we will go away for christmas,this was a very exspensive Bernard Mathews christmas lunch, and the only time that we have only had a bowl of soup for our christmas lunch and left the table still hungry, and we had to wait until breakfast the next morning before we could get something to eat.We did complain, but they didn't seem interested, we were going to speak to Alison the manager but it was her day off on the day of our departure. We would recommend Lindeth Howe, but not at christmas, we felt very let down by them,and certain members of staff,whom were not interested when we tried to complain.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lindeth_Howe_CHH, General Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2011
Dear fruitpies,

I have noted your comment on 23rd February, my only response is we totally disagree. We are very proud of our Christmas package including our food and service at Lindeth Howe and we have received numerous compliments and return bookings through this. I am concerned why any of your issues were not brought to my attention when I did my satisfaction checks throughout this period.

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Alison,
Hotel General 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
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#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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