Linthwaite House

Windermere, Cumbria

A fabulous refurbishment of a much-loved old favourite - this is a real destination place for walkers and lovers of the Lake District


36 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The hotel sits perched on a hill with views over Windermere, woods and peaks. Smartly-dressed staff greet you as you park your car and take you through newly-planted gardens to the front door of this Arts and Crafts house. Service is on wheels here.

Chef Ritu Dalmia is in charge of the kitchen and her passion for Italian food is evident, only made better by such good local ingredients. Visit the Lakes Library to plan your days: boat trips, steam trains, walks near and far, visits to Cartmel, Hilltop or Grasmere. You don’t really need to lift a finger, it can all be organised for you.

There are mountain bikes to borrow, wellies to put on; fishing can be sorted either in the hotel’s own tarn or further away – one-to-one fly fishing lessons too. The gardens will be stunning when they have become more established and the terrace is a dreamy place to sit with a drink. This is an indulgent sort of place that people like to return to year after year.

Linthwaite House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The interesting objects and artwork all though the hotel
  • Being looked after so beautifully
  • Boat trips and walking in the Lakes
Linthwaite House - Gallery

Home truths

  • There's no spa, just in-room treatments
  • It's on a hill so wherever you go there's a lot of up and down


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog treats, dog toy, bowls, mat and bed.

Dogs £25. Max. 1 medium size or 2 small.

The dog-friendly rooms have private external access; 14 acres of grounds for walks. Dogs not allowed in main hotel building; kennel in the grounds.

Lunch, 3 courses, from £24.95. Dinner for non-residents, £58.


Nightly price
from £306
Price includes dinner for 2.
30 Twin/doubles
From £306
6 Suites for 2
From £492


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The neighbourhood

You're literally hanging over Windermere and there's a public footpath down there so you don't have to walk on the road. From here you can criss-cross the water by boat, visit the steam museum and get the steam train back again. There are walks in every direction but it's quite a puff up the hill to get back. Cartmel with its 12th-century priory and sticky toffee pudding shop is 20 minutes by car, Beatrix Potter's house, Hilltop, also 20. Wordsworth's beloved Grasmere is 15 minutes by car - visit the gingerbread shop there. Only five people know the recipe and it's delicious.

Local points of interest from Jean van der Walt

  • Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, in Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top
  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery
  • Sizergh Castle
  • Levens Hall
  • Coniston Steam Yacht Gondola


Jean van der Walt

Linthwaite House is the latest addition to the portfolio of Leeu Collection, 'the manifestation of founder Analjit Singh’s vision for sophisticated escapes and unique travel experiences'. Affectionately known as Bas he visits often and likes to talk to guests as often as he can. You are looked after by very friendly and deeply efficient staff.