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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Certificate of Excellence
North Ferriby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Excellent hotel in a superb location”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

This is a delightful small hotel and after several visits now feels like an old and loved friend. In fact we first stayed at Leathes Head on our honeymoon - but that was a long time ago. This has been a cold spring so far but the welcome from our Cumbrian bolt-hole was once again as warm as the open fire in the lounge. We had an excellent dinner too, and the extensive wine list is excellent. The refurbished rooms are delightful and extremely comfortable - and what views. Borrowdale is one of our favourite places and this hotel is a gem. If what you are looking for is a country house feel than it is to be strongly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the refurbished rooms with the fell views.
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

A small hotel in a quiet location with lovely views. Excellent food, very well presented. Good choice of dishes to suit all tastes. The room we occupied had been recently refurbished to a high standard. All the staff were very friendly and attentive but without being intrusive. We will certainly be recommending this hotel to family and friends.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

A lovely weekend in the lakes - great hotel - wonderful food, Clean and comfortable. Quiet, warm and welcoming what more could anyone want?
Great Location near good walks - from 4 hours to 1 hour - from difficult to strolls.
Near Keswick a super town full of nice cafes, shops and pubs.
The scenery was amazing and breathtakingly beautiful.

Room Tip: not near the main road but not a busy one just lights sometime when cars pass
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

This was a last minute decision booking due to us picking up a new car on the friday in Preston. We thought it would be a good idea to stay some where in the lakes. It turned out to be a good choice Excellent service, staff very helpful and attentive but not obtrusive. Very good team. Thank you all for a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Fantastic hotel, attention to detail second to none. Cannot find any faults. Staying here again and you should too. Food out of this world and made to feel most welcome. Beautiful gardens. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for superior room. Well worth it,
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Bude, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

My wife and I have just spent the most wonderful relaxing week (18-24 March 2013) celebrating her special birthday and our wedding anniversary in the warmth and comfort of the Leathes Head hotel. The hotel is small and quiet and set in one of the most picturesque parts of the Borrowdale valley. The hosts, Jane and Jamie are very attentive and ensured everything ran smoothly during our stay. David, the chef is superb and both his passion and attention to detail in producing good quality locally sourced food is second to none and easily equals the Michelin star standard. After a long day out walking there was nothing better than to return to a comfortable lounge with a log fire and well stocked bar. The hotel is spotless throughout and each room is individually and tastefully decorated with modern up-to-date facilities which blend in seamlessly to this charming Edwardian building. There are superb walks in the immediate vicinity with Catbells, Derwent Water and Keswick all within easy reach of the hotel. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing break then the Leathes Head hotel is the perfect choice. We will have no hesitation in returning later this year.

Roger and Christine - Sussex

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the Borrowdale valley are priceless
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

My girlfriend Jen and I were looking forward to our second weekend break at Leathes Head Hotel and are happy to report that we had another enjoyable and relaxing stay. Jane and Jamie, the owners, are warm and attentive hosts, and the food is absolutely excellent. The setting is beautiful and the hotel itself is smartly decorated but still retains its character of a grand Georgian (I think!) house.

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Additional Information about The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

Property: The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Address: Borrowdale, Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Borrowdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leathes Head Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leathes Head is a magnificent eleven bedroom Edwardian Country House Hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley. The hotel is set amongst three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery, meandering rivers and some of the most spectacular fells in North West England. With superb views across the valley and easy access to Keswick, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The entire Borrowdale Valley is ringed by glorious fells known and loved by seasoned walkers. Lake cruises, water sports, mountain biking trails and plenty of other Lake District activities are all within easy reach of the hotel. We are proud holders of two AA Rosettes for food, and our guests can enjoy dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients; sit in the traditional bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the conservatory windows before retiring to one of the individually furnished bedrooms, with views of the surrounding countryside and hotel gardens. The hotel is proud to be nominated two years running for Hotel of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism awards. ... more   less 
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