Are we one of the Best Hotels in the Lake District?

Our aim is to be the best unstuffy hotel in the Lake District, if not the world! Prior to departure we leave a comment sheet in every room to see how we are living up to that aim – here are some of the recent comments:


6th October 2015

“Beautiful house and gardens and location. We both thoroughly enjoyed our tasting menu and wines – delicious! Hot tub brilliant! Excellent service in restaurant”.



5th October 2015

“We would like to say that from the first moment we arrived at the hotel all of the staff have been welcoming, friendly, courteous, accommodating and generally professional in every way. The food was excellent. The service was excellent and the bedroom was comfortable and clean with everything we could possibly need”.



5th October 2015

“Location is beautiful. Hotel is elegant, understated but has a charming atmosphere. Lots and lots of staff and all very friendly and helpful (for me the most important thing)”.



4th October 2015

“Top reason for coming – because we know that we can relax and enjoy wonderful food in very pleasant surroundings. Everything within the hotel is welcoming and your staff are helpful, friendly, courteous making us feel very much ‘at home’. It is good to be welcomed by many of the staff who know us from previous visits. All very friendly, but not over familiar – excellent”.



3rd October 2015

“This is a lovely hotel with exceptional service from the staff, nothing too much trouble. We really liked the ambience and the relaxed feeling of a home from home, and always excellent standards of food and drink. Little touches such as water in room and turn down service make it all very charming”.



25th September 2015

“Top reasons for my choice of this hotel, amongst the many available on the internet: excellent readers experience and review, excellent restaurant friendly service. Our experience whilst staying here: Warm and cosy hotel setting and room, common areas, conservatory, restaurant, excellent taste of decor, which gives and extremely warm and lovely feel, great and friendly service, overall an excellent experience”.



24th September 2015

“Thank you for a perfect stay, we will always remember it”.



21st September 2015

“We will absolutely return again and again and cannot praise the whole experience to everyone we meet. Well done to a fantastic team, you should all be extremely proud of yourselves at the Linthwaite”.



20th September 2015

“Magical place. Beautiful setting. Lovely staff, friendly and attentive. The grounds and tarn are also truly lovely. Very comfortable room. Loved the birdsong in the morning outside room 33! We had a la carte on Sat and taster on Sun and this was the best of both worlds. Superb food both days”.



20th September 2015

“Our top reason for coming was to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! We stayed here the first night after our wedding day and it’s been a favourite ever since. We’ve had a fabulous weekend, yesterday we were lucky to have a perfect Lakes day, sun shining and warm”.



19th September 2015

“This is our first time at Linthwaite House and we have come here for our honeymoon. Me and my wife have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay here, the hotel is outstanding and all of the staff are a massive credit to the hotel, always very polite and literally can’t do enough for us! This will not be our last visit here and are sure to recommend your beautiful hotel to everyone. We would like to say a huge thank you for our stay here and will see you again”.


19th September

“This was a birthday surprise and felt very special from start to finish. First time at Linthwaite but likely to return in the future – with our Lakes-loving Lab too no doubt thanks to your dog policy! Thanks for a great stay”.



11th September 2015

“You told us that ‘service’ was the strategy and it stands out a mile! Helpful and approachable from the gardener to the owner, very much a testament to clear leadership”.



 10th September 2015

“The Linthwaite House experience exceeded our expectations! The facility and grounds around the property were outstanding and we would expect the colour and atmosphere in the other warmer seasons to be spectacular. Meals were very well done and the staff was outstanding regarding their attention to detail, calling us by name, organisation, etc were outstanding”.



10th September 2015

“One of the highlights of our stay was walking around the grounds. We ended each day with a G&T on the little bench overlooking the lake. What a spectacular view! And walking around the paths to the little lake, playing mini-golf and croquet were a lot of laughs”.


1st September 2015

“We were invited to stay at Linthwaite Houde to attend our friends wedding. We couldn’t have stayed in a nicer place. When first arriving, the hotel and its stunning views are breathtaking, a hidden treasure”.


30th August 2015

“We absolutely loved our stay! All the staff were wonderful and remembered what tea we liked, didn’t mind our sodden boots or our watercolours strewn around the sitting room! An amazing home from home while we climbed some mountains. Very sad to go”.



29th August 2015

“Thank you for a lovely relaxing night away to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We visit Linthwaite a couples of times a year for birthdays and everyone always remembers our name and even our favourite table! The meal was gorgeous as always”.