Offering the best of both worlds for a summer staycation, Linthwaite House in the Lake District has launched two enticing packages – “Pedal & Picnic” and “Row & Recharge” – in co-operation with local Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan
It’s no secret that Brits have been heading to the Lake District post-lockdown, as people look to get out into wide open spaces and away from crowds, taking on hikes and lounging lakeside.
Offering the best of both worlds, Linthwaite House has launched two enticing packages – “Pedal & Picnic” and “Row & Recharge” – in co-operation with local Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan to help guests make the most of this stunning part of the country.
Originally built as a five-bedroom family residence in 1901, Linthwaite House was converted into a B&B back in 1969 and has grown over the years into what it has become today: an impressive 36-bedroom boutique hotel set within 14 acres of landscaped gardens with a private tarn (small lake).
Set above Bowness-on-Windermere, with panoramic views sweeping across Windermere to the stunning fells of the South Lakes, this stylish hideaway offers guests complete privacy this summer – as well as numerous active adventures.
1 Pedal & Picnic
The sporty crowd will want to book the “Pedal & Picnic”, so that they can cycle out into the Lake District National Park (England’s largest), which gained UNESCO World Heritage list status in 2017.
Just be warned for the importance of maps: The Lake District includes all the country’s highest peaks (reaching close to 1000m), so planning your route is critical dependent on whether you want a leisurely outing or a calorie-burning workout!
The energetic package includes two nights’ accommodation, daily full English breakfast, bicycle hire and a delicious picnic prepared by Simon Rogan’s award-winning Henrock team; rates start from £690 for two people sharing a Classic Room for two nights.
2 Row & Recharge
For those with a more gentle escape in mind, opt for the “Row & Recharge” package (you’ll never even need to step outside Linthwaite House’s grounds).
Instead, slow row or simply sit in the hotel’s old-fashioned wooden boat, gently lapped by the water, on the hotel’s private tarn (or small lake) that dates to the early 1900s when it served as the reservoir for the local parish.
Set amid the hotel’s 14 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, it is now home to a mass of wildlife, including trout, ducks, otters and more.
The “Row & Recharge” package includes two nights’ accommodation, daily full English breakfast, use of the row boat and a delicious picnic prepared by Simon Rogan’s award-winning Henrock team (which can either be enjoyed on the boat or set up somewhere else in the garden); rates start from £690 for two people sharing a Classic Room for two nights.
When not riding or rowing, there are plenty of peaceful corners in the grounds for guests to safely socially distance and enjoy some quiet time: there is a boules pitch, a croquet lawn and a large outdoor chess set, as well as pathways through the gardens – where spotting tiger (statues) is an option!
For those wishing to venture further afield, several circular walks meander through the surrounding countryside and into the town of Windermere (route maps available at reception).
Make it happen
Wallet: Starting from £235 for two people sharing a Classic Room
How: To book the “Pedal & Picnic” and “Row & Recharge” packages or a B&B rate, visit https://leeucollection.com/UK or call 01539 488 600.
Where: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JA