Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Linthwaite House Hotel, a stylish boutique hotel overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District. If you are looking for information on boutique hotels in the Lake District then please go to our home page. If you are looking for the FAQ’s then please read on!
Do you take children?
We welcome children to stay. Extra beds are available for a few rooms for children up to 12 years. £25 per night to include breakfast. Children requiring cots £17.50 per night to include breakfast. Children occupying a room of their own; up to 50% off, subject to availability and demand. We offer a children's menu from 6 to 7 pm in the lounges, but regret that children under 7 years of age are not allowed in the restaurant at dinner (7 pm.) 
Do you take dogs?
We welcome dogs to stay. We have two rooms with direct external access. Dogs aren't allowed in the hotel public rooms or other hotel bedrooms. They'll love the grounds though! We have a kennel on site and some like to keep their dog in their car overnight. 
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What are your booking conditions?
All reservations must be confirmed by credit card with a deposit equivalent to the first night's stay. (Except at Christmas and New Year where the value of the full stay may be requested in advance). Deposits will be refunded if we re-let the room or if 14 days' notice of cancellation is received by fax or by writing. We advise guests to take out insurance against cancellations. A reservation is a contract in law and you may be liable for the cost of the total stay. Cheques will only be taken by prior arrangement or up to the value of an accompanying Bank Cheque Card. No Company cheques, and no accounts can be sent to a company unless a bona fide purchase order is supplied in advance of stay. We welcome cash, travellers' cheques, Amex, Mastercard and Visa. We reserve the right to alter the rates quoted without prior notification. 
Do you serve Sunday Lunch?
Scrumptious unstuffy 3 course table d'hôte Sunday Lunch is served 12.30-2.00 pm, £24.95. Get our new Linthwaite for Locals Loyalty Card and get 10% off all year round. 
Do you serve afternoon tea?
Available every day, served from 2.30pm until 5pm. Enjoy choice of tea, scones, jam and cream, sandwiches and delicious cakes in the conservatory or on the terrace, overlooking Lake Windermere. Afternoon tea £16.85 per person, full afternoon tea and champagne £22.00 per person. 
Do you serve food all day?
Yes we serve continental and full Cumbria breakfast in the morning, coffee and biscuits all day, a lounge menu, room service menu (7.30am to 11pm), light and luxury lunches, various beverages, afternoon tea, Terrace meals in the evening, and fine dining dinner from 7pm to 9pm (last orders) 
Do you serve lunch?
Lunch – anywhere. Served every day 12.30 - 2.00 pm. May be served in the Restaurant, on our Terrace (newly extended) weather permitting, or in our lounge, conservatory, veranda or bar. We offer a range of choices from soup and sandwiches to a three course meal. 
Are you a boutique hotel?
Yes, we are a small, well interior designed, unstuffy, privately owned and individually run hotel. No swags bows or chintz here, equally we are not all about design over substance, rather a balance. All our bedrooms are individually designed - please see our other pages to get a feel for the interior of the hotel. 
What is there to see and do in the local area?
There is a wide choice of things to see and do in the area including: Steamboat trips on Lake Windermere, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top and the Beatrix Potter Experience, Levens Hall Topiary Gardens, Holker Hall and many other historic houses and gardens.
How far away is the nearest motorway?
The M6 is the nearest motorway and Linthwaite is located 20 minutes (14 miles) from junction 36 of the M6. 
What time is check in/out?
Rooms are normally available from 2.30pm. If you are arriving earlier than this, then please advise us in advance and we will do our utmost to ensure the room is ready for your arrival, although we cannot guarantee it. You are welcome to arrive earlier and relax in the lounges where you can enjoy our lunch menu or afternoon tea before being shown to your accommodation, or we can certainly take care of your luggage if you would like to explore the Lake District. We kindly request that guests check out by 11 am on the day of departure. 
What is the closest railway station?
Windermere Railway station is located about 2 miles from Linthwaite and is a short taxi drive away. The nearest mainline station is Oxenholme - The Lake District, which has regular connections to London Euston, Manchester Airport and Edinburgh and Glasgow. Travelling time from Oxenholme to London Euston is 2 hours 39 minutes. 
What facilities do the rooms have?
All rooms have a private bath and shower (except room 3 which has a luxury double walk in shower only), waffle bathrobes, 12 channel satellite TV, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, trouser press or iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making tray, hairdryer, CD radio hi-fi and DVD player. Complimentary CD and DVD library with a great selection of the latest films. 
Where can I hire a car?
Cars can be rented from the Kendal Branch of Enterprise. To book call: 01539 725500 or visit www.enterprise.co.uk 
Do all the rooms have lake views?
Not all the rooms have lake views; some have lovely views out onto the landscaped gardens or onto the couryard which has a gazebo and pond. 
What are the differences between the room types i.e standard, superior and preferred?
Standard Doubles - have normal sized double beds and look onto the courtyard. Superior Doubles - have king sized double beds. One is on the ground floor and looks onto the lake; one is our disabled accessible room with a garden view; the others are on the first floor and look onto the courtyard. Preferred Doubles - these are the largest rooms that we have - have king sized double beds, and views of either the lake or the gardens. 
How close is Manchester airport?
Manchester international airport is located approximately 90 miles away and it takes about an hour and a half to get to the hotel by road. There is a train station located in Manchester airport and there are direct connections from there to Windermere station, 2 miles from the hotel. 
Do you have rooms accessible by wheelchairs?
We have seven rooms on the ground floor. Following the recent assessment under the Visit Britain National Accessible Standard, Linthwaite has been awarded Level 1 Mobility. 
Where is the Lake District?
The Lake District is in Northern England just south of the Scottish/English border and on the West coast of England. It is approximately 1 hour north of Manchester and Liverpool (both main cities with airports). The Lake District is in the county of Cumbria, and is a National Park with beautiful lakes and mountains, castles, gardens and towns. Please see our Lake District page for more details. 
Are you a non-smoking hotel?
Yes, we are a completely non-smoking hotel.