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The Leathes Head Country House Hotel

Keswick CA12 5UY England
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#3 of 6 hotels in Borrowdale
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The Leathes Head is a magnificent eleven bedroom Edwardian Country House Hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley. The hotel is set amongst three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery, meandering rivers and some of the most spectacular fells in North West England. With superb views across the valley and easy access to Keswick, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The entire Borrowdale Valley is ringed by glorious fells known and loved by seasoned walkers. Lake cruises, water sports, mountain biking trails and plenty of other Lake District activities are all within easy reach of the hotel. We are proud holders of two AA Rosettes for food, and our guests can enjoy dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients; sit in the traditional bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the conservatory windows before retiring to one of the individually furnished bedrooms, with views of the surrounding countryside and hotel gardens. The hotel is proud to be nominated two years running for Hotel of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism awards.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Stephstravels wrote a review Dec 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom99 contributions47 helpful votes
After a few attempts at visiting here we were finally able to take advantage of our Travelzoo deal and visit here in November. The house is really lovely with amazing views across the valley. When we arrived in the room it was freezing cold and the furniture was dated but it was nicely decorated and the en-suite was lovely with a powerful shower which was great after a long walk up catbells and over to Keswick the day after. Dinner was only included on the first evening but we enjoyed it so much we booked again for the second, the chef certainly deserves his Michelin recommendation. And whilst the bar was closed it was nice to enjoy drinks in front of the fire in the sitting room before dinner and finish our wine in there afterwards. Overall a very lovely stay if you’re looking for a quiet location to enjoy the nearby walks and great food.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lifesanexperience wrote a review Dec 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom78 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed in this lovely hotel nestled amongst the Fells and Derwent Lake. It is set back from the road in attractive gardens where we had cream tea one afternoon. It's a really lovely setting and the interior of the hotel is very smart too. We stayed in Catbells Room which is large and has great views from both windows. Our stay was blissful and we were well looked after by staff. We had an evening meal included in our Travelzoo deal and the Hotel Manager and Chef went out of their way to make sure I could enjoy the meal (catering especially with my food intolerances in mind). The Dinner and Breakfast were great. We couldn't use the bar area but had drinks in the sitting room which was relaxing. We stayed two nights and were able to do two fell walks from the hotel. We hope to return to this lovely hotel once COVID restrictions are lifted.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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IanTheTraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge U.K.117 contributions65 helpful votes
Quiet spot close to Keswick. Staff looked after us very well and catered very carefully to my wife’s dietary issues. The breakfasts were excellent and the dinners were gourmet presentations of very good food. Drying room available for wet boots! A really nice experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Sue M wrote a review Oct 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at Leatheshead hotel, a visit rearranged from March. We had a nice room with very comfortable bed & good shower in ensuite. All the staff were extremely helpful & the food was excellent, both at breakfast & dinner. Extensive & interesting wine list too! Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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barbara wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We paid bit extra for a deluxe double room and it was worth the extra. Most rooms seem to have double or twin beds. Not much room for king size. Beautiful views and en suite was great. Hotel was quiet, lots done to make it feel safe re COVID. Always someone about to answer questions. Large jugs of fresh milk to go with room drinks were given when asked. Breakfast was good and they should carry on with method of choosing and table service instead of buffet as they must save money and work. Very clean. Pity we couldn’t see the new bar.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Bleaberry was our lovely room but the website Gives full details for each room.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (4.2 km), Derwentwater (5.4 km), and Surprise View (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fellpack, Thyme Bistro, and eS Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Leathes Head Country House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (6.7 km), Watendlath (2.3 km), and Crosthwaite Parish Church (5.8 km).
Does The Leathes Head Country House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Leathes Head Country House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.