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Linthwaite House

Cumbria, United Kingdom

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The Premises 

Wrapped in manicured gardens with views over Lake Windermere, Linthwaite House delivers 21st-century sophistication amid a rugged landscape. Rocky mountains and grassy fells – the sort eulogised by local poet William Wordsworth – loom beyond the lake, but this pocket of Edwardian domesticity lets you admire Nature at your leisure, sipping G&Ts as you watch Victorian steamers cruise across the lake. There’s nothing antiquated about the interiors, however, which have been swept into the present by bold patterns, fine fabrics and the owner’s personal art collection. Helmed by acclaimed chef Simon Rogan, restaurant Henrock offers a taste of the Lakes via Rogan's globe-trotting recipe book.

Linthwaite House

Crook Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere Cumbria, LA23 3JAUnited Kingdom



Compliments of the House 

A box of locally-made sticky toffee chocolates

At the Hotel 

CHECK-OUT: 11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Rates usually include breakfast. A menu full of classics made with locally sourced ingredients as well as fresh pastries and seasonal fruits make up breakfast.


Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: smart TV with Bose Soundbar, free bottled water, pod coffee machine, safe.


Pack poetry by Wordsworth or Coleridge, two of the Lake District’s most famous inhabitants. The region’s beauty fired their imaginations, and its expansive landscapes often shine through in their poems and writing.


All ages welcome. A cot (free) can be added to any room (except the Classic Room). Some rooms have sofabeds; children under eight stay free, those aged nine to 16 stay for £35 a night each. Babysitting is from £15 an hour; two days’ notice is required.


The public areas are wheelchair accessible, but there are no specially adapted rooms.
In-room massages can be arranged on request.


Linthwaite House will be closed every Monday and Tuesday evening until the end of March 2022 and every Tuesday and Wednesday from April until the end of September 2022.


Rooms with a view are well worth the extra spend, as you’ll be overlooking the manicured gardens or the lake. If you’re happy to splash, book one of the suites: one has a telescope for stargazing, another has a private hot tub with views across Windermere.

Food & Drink 

Unforgettable Features 

Henrock is helmed by all-star chef and restaurateur Simon Rogan, best known for his first Lake District sensation, L’Enclume. Henrock is a more informal affair but born of similar passions – not least Rogan’s commitment to using the finest produce he can get his hands on. Some of the organic fruits and greens come directly from ‘Our Farm’, Rogan’s own holding in the nearby Cartmel Valley. The menu leans towards sharing and small plates, which are underpinned by British ingredients and cooking but influenced by the chef’s travels around the world. If you’re looking for a dish to share, try the 30-day-aged Herdwick lamb, served with treacle-like date molasses.

Liquid Bliss 

The cocktail menu at the Bar & Conservatory takes guests on a taste tour of Italy via the lakes. Whatever the season, settle by the window with a Windermere Spring, an exotic blend of saffron, lime juice, vanilla and orange syrup with Peychaud's bitter. The globe-trotting wine list includes Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines from the hotel’s sister properties in Franschhoek. They also serve several local brews, including Windermere Gold and Hawkshead lager, both of which are brewed in nearby Kendal

Experience the Extraordinary 

A region that inspired literary giants, the Lake District lays claim to some of the nation’s most stirring scenery. The first national park in Britain to win Unesco World Heritage status, it’s a place where a short walk can take you past lush meadows, snow-capped mountains and glassy lakes that are stained blood orange when the sun sets. Lake Windermere alone is over 10 miles long, so one of the best ways to see the area is from the water – Windermere Lake Cruises uses charming wooden vessels. If you fancy a challenge, take to the water on a paddle board instead. Walkers looking for a challenge can set their sights on Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. The climb doesn’t require any ropes or specialist kit, but it’s a steady slog and the weather can change on a dime, so make sure you’ve got supplies and a good waterproof. For a more gentle stroll, try the trails in Grizedale Forest. If walking’s a bit slow for your tastes, try one of the more pulse-raising activities offered at Rookin House in Penrith; quad biking, off-road driving and clay-pigeon shooting are just a few of the things on offer. If you’ve family in tow (or want to relive your childhood for an hour), make the short trip to Bowness-on-Windermere, home to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Potter was another member of the Lake District literati, and the museum pays homage to her vivid creations and talent for children’s tales.


Linthwaite House overlooks Lake Windermere, the largest in the Lake District.


The closest airports are Manchester and Leeds Bradford; both are a two-hour drive from the hotel. The Smith24 team can arrange your flights and transfers; call day or night.


There are regular services to Oxenholme from London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley. Once there, you can hop onto a regional service to Windermere.


A car will definitely come in handy, as this is England at its remote and mountainous best. The drive from London takes around five hours; from Manchester, you can usually do it in just under two. There’s onsite parking at the hotel, and Tesla drivers can hook up to one of three charging points.


Crook Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere Cumbria, LA23 3JAUnited Kingdom

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