High on a hill overlooking Windermere lies Linthwaite House. This Edwardian country manor, with its striking Tudor-styled exterior, is surrounded by a landscape rhapsodised by the Romantics. It’s an idyllic retreat from which to explore the sweeping fells and shimmering waters of the Lake District.
Belying its more traditional façade, Linthwaite’s interior spaces are unabashedly contemporary. Rooms are light, elegantly furnished, individually designed and adorned with tasteful art and patterned trimmings. Some feature additional luxuries, such as hot tubs and views over Lake Windermere.
For refuelling after rambles on the fells, Linthwaite’s on-site restaurant Henrock serves an international menu – prepared using local ingredients and overseen by Michelin-starred chef, Simon Rogan. For lighter bites and cocktails with a view, cosy up in the bar and conservatory.
When you don’t wish to venture far, there is still plenty to entice you outdoors. The property boasts a manicured garden of over five hectares, as well as a boules pitch, giant chessboard, scenic terrace, and a sculpture trail that weaves through pretty woodland. You can also borrow a rowing boat for a spot of fishing on Linthwaite’s private tarn. For chocolate-box charms, be sure to visit the nearby village of Bowness-on-Windermere – just two kilometres away.