Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
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... by coffee and followed by lunch to get out of the rain. Weather brightened up in time for us to take the boat home and then walk the last 2 km, in time for an afternoon snooze!
Bird watching great outside, with the feeders, but we also spotted several species of ducks and geese on the lake as well as swans and a ...
... I'm stoked to be able to work and play with so many different animals I'm not used to. I'm pretty sure she said she had a couple of meow meows running around :P Guess I'm gonna finish this Roast beef n Cheese sammy and chips (fries) and move along to rendezvous alpha :D
Sorry no pics, just videos that Facebook or Travelpod won't let me post due to background songs breaking stupid copyright rules. I'll make up for it next time.
Following a lively night out, it was a slow start this morning. The sun was working hard to tempt me out and after getting a couple of loads of washing on the line I succumbed.
First, a drive to Grange golf club and a lovely gentle walk up to the 'Hospice' on Hampsfell with Nadine and her niece, Eleanor. The 360 views were fabulous today. Eleanor enjoyed using the view finder on the monument to spot Ulverston and Coniston Old Man. I enjoyed the butties Nadine ...
... Catbells" and "Cawsey Pike", along the river, crossed the river and walked down - about 9km of quite stiff walking, sheep and frolicking lambs everywhere, lots of black or grey lambs, (Herdwick sheep) bred for meat so no worries about multicoloured wool. Saw a notice saying that, if your dog annoyed the sheep, it would be shot! Today's free entertainment involved a 50 seater bus. Obviously not having done his homework, the driver ...
... about 4 or 5 times on the way up this beast and during my rests could not remain still or the midges would attack. When I conquered it of course I took a snapshot and literally congratulated myself out loud.
Once conquering "The Devil's Slope," it was a walk in the park. All other hills seemed puny and I would announce it out loud to them as I walked! "You call this a hill!? This isn't a hill!" (hopefully someone caught the Crocodile ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Bowness-on-Windermere
Excellent value for money,beautiful rooms
the hotel is excellent value for money,spacious room,warm and friendly atmosphere.would definitely return no if's or buts.
But the highlight of the stay was the Restaurant ,waiting staff,and most definitely the cuisine which is of the highest standard.....the best...Well Done Everyone....NO complaints whatsoever.
Have just spent four nights at Lindeth Howe and, having chosen the hotel after reading reviews here, felt it was only right to add our own comments. Location is fab, bedrooms very comfortable. The staff are extremely attentive and make your stay very pleasant. The food was great, couldnt fault any of it. The leisure facilities were good too, not huge but very quiet so we enjoyed a swim in the pool on our own every night - just like having your very own pool!!! We will definitely return in the New Year. Would recommend this hotel for a relaxing break.
The Best of the Best
If you are looking for a nice peaceful retreat, with superb food, a relaxing atmosphere and the most friendly staff you are ever likely to encounter then look no further. I have stayed there a number of times and they set a very high standard which I have yet to see equaled in the lakes.
Good, but for the money, not *that* good...
+s Good location 2 minutes drive from Bowness. The room was spacious enough and had a pleasant view across the hotel grounds. Good clean carpets and clean bathroom. Breakfast consisted of a selection of cereal, tea, toast, and full English. Nice.
-s Walls were very thin - take some earplugs! It was easy to hear the conversations of our neighbour! The pool was, as you would expect, a novelty. I just about managed to kick from one end and float to the other...
Good, but for the money, not *that* good.
You have to go here!!!
We stayed at Lindeth Howe during the last weekend of Feb 2004 and were very impressed. The hotel itself is tastefully decorated and extras such as the pool and sauna are the icing on the cake! The staff are very attentive and nothing seems too much trouble. The highlight of the weekend was the delicious food - every meal was wonderful! We enjoyed delights such as game terrine, peppered venison and sea bass and the 'afters' were excellent (bitter dark chocolate tart and sticky toffee pudding!)The food was also really well presented. I would not hesitate to recommend Lindeth Howe and am sure that we will pay it another visit in the future
We stayed here February 2004. It was absolutely excellent. The staff are very good; from the moment you check in and they show you around, to the (sometimes over!) attentative service in the restaurant. The location is very nice, up a hill from Barrow in Windermere harbour, then tucked away down its own long driveway. Room was good size- ours having one double and one single bed. The whole hotel is nicely decorated and the (little but quiet) pool with sauna are very nice.
What a superb New Year
We stayed for New Year 2003/2004 on a 3 night break. This lovely country house with roaring log fires, along with the Proprietor Stephen and his excellent staff made us so comfortable that we simply didn't want to leave. The restaurant, service and food were superb a prefect setting for the 7 course New Year dinner, followed by a Piper, champagne, tatties, neeps and haggis, plus a wee dram. Our icing on the cake was the weather. On New Years Eve morning we took advantage of the guided walk led by Peter, the countyside was magical - everwhere covered in thick white frost and then just to complete the Christmas card scene early evening we had a heavy snowfall. Worth every penny!
Nice country retreat
Set in it's own grounds complete with ponds and lovely garden it's not difficult to relax here. Room was spacious. The food must be good because we couldn't get in!, evening resturant was booked out for both nights we were there. Breakfasts are really good. Staff pleasant enough. Also has a bird avairy which is a first for any hotel i have stayed at. If you take a walk out make sure you have some polos as the horses in the nearby fields really like 'em.They also have a a funny cat called Lindy..i'd certainly stay here again.
A true English Gem
After a long flight from the states arriving in Manchester, and then making the 2 hour drive to Windermere, what a delightful find! We met English friends here for a 3 day stay in the Lake District. They were just as equally impressed with the overall ambience of the property, former home to Beatrix Potter. The rooms were comfortable, and the cuisine was top notch. Having chosen the MAP plan, we found it to be a bargain, complete with full-English breakfast and 4 course dinner menu.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to experience the true flavour of the Lake District.
A beautiful, relaxing and lovely hotel. Food and service were faultless. Stayed in Room 9 overlooking the lake and lovely gardens. A special place for special occasions.