After we stayed at Another Place in Ullswater we then headed to Bowness on Windermere to stay at Linthwaite House. After we loved Another Place we were worried on our journey we wouldn't love Linthwaite quite as much but once we arrived and saw that view we were mesmerised by how much it felt like we were in Canada! Overlooking beautiful Lake Windermere it was honestly breathtaking!
Location 10/10: Perfectly positioned in the well known area of Bowness on Windermere it was great to be peacefully located away from the Summer tourists of the busy town but easily walkable in 15 minutes to the hustle and bustle. We love this area for the variety of hikes and all the quant country pubs after visiting in 2020 at The Gilpin Hotel. If it is your first visit to the Lake District then this is a great location to experience everything it has to offer!
Room 7/10: we had booked a standard room as it was last minute but it was ideal for what we needed. It was fairly small but lovely decor and the bed was super comfy and the fridge was full of goodies! We were lucky enough to have amazing weather during our staycation however there was no aircon in the room so we had to make do with a fan! Next time for a little more space we would book the room up from this.
Dining 10/10: we hadn’t booked their Michelin star restaurant as it usually isn’t our sort of thing however the food looked amazing and the menu so will definitely try and get a reservation next time we visit! We had a fabulous lunch on their terrace overlooking the view and it was delicious. What I really have to rave aboit is the breakfast, it was my favourite breakfast I’ve had at a hotel! All made to order and served at your table no buffet…we loved it! I would also recommend the Hole in t‘ Wall pub in Windermere for a traditional pub lunch or dinner, it was really tucked away and is the oldest pub in the area!
Value for money 8/10: so as we booked last minute we didn’t end up getting a great deal as the standard room was £340 a night, however when I looked last August for this Summer the same room is £200 and the room up from that £320, so book as early as possible for the best price! The room didn‘t feel worth that however the grounds, service, food, view and location justified it!
Extras: child friendly (although there weren’t any when we stayed and if I am honest is more of a couples/romantic place!) Also has 3 dog friendly rooms you can book. If you aren’t residents of the hotel you can still book for lunch or dinner so worth it to enjoy that view! They have their own small lake tucked away and you can use their rowing boat if you fancy reenacting The Notebook! They also had lots of different garden games to enjoy!
THE GETAWAY GUIDE FEELING 10/10: despite it not being one of my favourite rooms I’ve stayed in, it gets full marks for feeling! That view says it all and so much so we are booked to go again this Summer! Do not hesitate to book you won’t regret it!