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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is stunning Lake District hotel with a magical setting. It was once owned by Beatrix Potter and today is one of the highest rated 4-star hotels in the Lake District. The award-winning restaurant at Lindeth Howe Hotel offers an outstanding fine dining experience and has previously been crowned 'Lake District Restaurant of the Year' by Lake District & Lancashire Life Magazine.

  • 1 Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking hotel

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel - about the hotel

Originally built in 1879, the inspiring surroundings of Lindeth Howe Hotel gave creative inspiration to the famous children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who once owned Lindeth Howe and wrote some of her stories at the property. Lindeth Howe Hotel is set within six acres of mature gardens surround the hotel, with gently sloping lawns, pockets of woodland, a sun terrace and magnificent views of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - to the fells beyond.

Every bedroom at Lindeth Howe Hotel has its own traditional style. Many of the bedrooms overlook Lake Windermere and all feature satellite TV and much more. Lindeth Howe Hotel has an enviable reputation for fine food and attentive service. The candlelit hotel restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its outstanding seasonal menu consisting of traditional English cuisine.

Leisure facilities at Lindeth Howe Hotel include an indoor plunge pool, sauna and fitness room. Guests staying at Lindeth Howe can book a variety of guided, sightseeing Mountain Goat minibus tours of the Lake District, and will be collected from Lindeth Howe and escorted back to the hotel at the end of the tour. In addition, golf, fishing, walking, mountain bike hire and water sports can all be arranged.

Lindeth Howe Hotel is just 16 miles from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. It offers an excellent base for exploring the magical sights of the Lake District. It is also an inspirational setting for meetings of up to 30 delegates.

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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel - Bedroom Accommodation

All 36 en-suite bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, heating control, internet access, electric shaver point, 24 hour room service, smoke alarms and radio. The majority of rooms are non-smoking.

  • Check-in from 3.00pm
  • Check-out at 11.00am
    Choose from:
  • Standard Single rooms
  • Standard Double rooms
  • Standard Lake View Double room
  • Superior Twin and Double rooms - More spacious rooms with bathrobes, trouser press, iron & ironing board and luxury toiletries. All are non smoking rooms.
  • Superior Lake View Double rooms - Stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, bathrobes, trouser press, ironing board and luxury toiletries. All are non smoking rooms.
  • Deluxe Double rooms - Spacious rooms with views of the hotel gardens and Lakeland Fells, bathrobes, trouser press, iron & ironing board and luxury toiletries. All are non smoking rooms.
  • Deluxe Lake view Double rooms - Spacious rooms with stunning views over Lake Windermere, bathrobes, trouser press, iron & ironing board and luxury toiletries. All are non smoking rooms.
  • Family rooms: There are two options:
    Standard room made up of a double bed and a single bed
    Superior room made up of a double bed and two single beds
  • Disabled rooms - There are two Superior rooms, a double or a twin, located on the ground floor equipped for wheelchair guests. Features include handrails and a lower level bath.
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      Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel - Heritage & History

      Lindeth Howe was built as a summer holiday home for a wealthy mill owner in 1879 and was situated in a 28-acre estate commanding fine views over Lake Windermere. The mill owner rented the house out to friends for holidays amongst them was the Potter family.

      At the turn of the century, the house was then bought by Bruce Canon Vernon Wentworth of Wentworth Castle, near Barnsley, a retired Captain in Her Majesty's Grenadier Guards.

      From 1902 to 1913, Beatrix Potter wrote her famous childrens stories and for two of these stories, Timmy Tiptoes and Pigling Bland, she illustrated them whilst staying at Lindeth Howe.

      The hotel has copies of some correspondence from this period, and have permission to use a copy of her handwriting when she inscribed Lindeth Howe. The hotel also have some original photographic plates of pictures & prints of the house taken by her father, Rupert Potter, who was an amateur photographer.

      In 1915, after the death of her father, Beatrix Potter bought Lindeth Howe for her mother, Helen Potter to live in. Beatrix had fallen in love with the property during the times she had stayed and notified her mother when the sale was announced. At this time Beatrix lived in Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey.

      In 1933 Mr & Mrs Doxford bought the house from Beatrix Potter, after her mother died. Their two sons grew up in the house and Mr Doxford Junior is still a regular guest at the hotel, staying in the room, which was his nursery as a child. He keeps many photographs of the house and shares his memories and childhood stories of the house with the staff and guests. Mr Doxford senior was an engineer and he designed and made a system for opening and closing the high level ventilation windows found on the ground and first floor. This system still works perfectly today.

      Following the sale of the property in 1949, the purchaser converted the property into two houses and a flat.

      In 1972 the Postlewaite family purchased the house and started a Bed and Breakfast business. During this period various plots of land were sold out of the estate and a few other private houses were built, all sharing the same driveway to the main property.

      In 1978 the Baxter family purchased one half of the property which operated as the Bed and Breakfast business, and then subsequently purchased the other half, Lindeth Brae in 1983, converting the property into one complete family home once again. Lindeth Howe thus became a small country house hotel with 15 bedrooms and private family accommodation for the owners.

      In 1998 the Baxter's retired and sold Lindeth Howe with the benefit of an extensive planning permission to its present owner, Norman Stoller OBE DL and Stephen Broughton. Much of Norman Stoller's private life was spent in the Lake District and this resulted in the acquisition of a business in the area following his retirement.

      In 1999 the hotel was enlarged, very much in keeping with the original architecture. In 2003, history was made when the Postlewaite family who owned the property in the 70's, took over the hotel exclusively for the weekend in order to celebrate the marriage of their daughter, Alison. Lindeth Howe is now a 36 bedroom deluxe 4 star hotel.

      Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel - Map & Directions

      Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

      Lindeth Drive,
      Longtail Hill,
      Cumbria LA23 3JF

      Tel: +44 (0)1483 776344Fax: +44 (0)1483 730202

      By Road

      From the South: M6 junction 36 on to the A591 towards Windermere. At the large roundabout turn left on to the B5284 (signposted to Hawkshead). Follow this road for 6 miles past Windermere Golf Club on the left and across the staggered junction with the A5074. This is Longtail Hill and Lindeth Howe Hotel is along the first drive on the left, 150 metres down the hill.

      From the North: M6 junction 40 onto the A66 towards Keswick. At the first roundabout take the A592 via Ullswater to Windermere. Follow this road south through Windermere and Bowness. 3/4 mile after Bowness, take the fork left along the B5284. This is Longtail Hill and Lindeth Howe Hotel is along the last drive on the right, 300 metres up the hill.

      Parking: Free parking on-site

      By Rail and Air

      Rail: Windermere Station (2 miles). Taxis available
      Oxenholme Station (10 miles)
      Air: Leeds Bradford Airport (75 miles)
      Manchester Airport (90 miles)

      Nearest Cities/Towns

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      North West England (0.00 miles) (0 km)
      Bowness (1.00 miles) (2 km)
      Windermere (1.50 miles) (2 km)
      Ambleside (6.00 miles) (10 km)
      Newby Bridge (6.00 miles) (10 km)
      Kendal (10.00 miles) (16 km)
      Grasmere (10.00 miles) (16 km)
      Grange over Sands (14.00 miles) (23 km)
      Grange-over-Sands (14.00 miles) (23 km)
      Ulverston (14.50 miles) (23 km)
      Keswick (21.00 miles) (34 km)
      Barrow in Furness (24.00 miles) (39 km)
      Appleby-in-Westmorland (37.00 miles) (60 km)
      Penrith (38.00 miles) (61 km)

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      Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel - Guest Amenities

      Additional guest amenities at Lindeth Howe country House Hotel include:

      • Wheelchair access
      • Safe deposit at reception
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