Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lakeside Luxury in Idyllic Setting; LISA HUTCHINSON Takes a Look at a Lovely Lake District Hotel Created from One Man's Dream

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lakeside Luxury in Idyllic Setting; LISA HUTCHINSON Takes a Look at a Lovely Lake District Hotel Created from One Man's Dream

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Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON

T'S opulent, sophisticated and has views to die for.

IThe Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lake District has gone that extra mile to offer the perfect place for a romantic weekend.

Its setting is idyllic, with breathtaking vistas overlooking Lake Windermere. As the sun goes down, it glistens on the water, making a perfect backdrop for early evening drinks before dinner.

It's simply beautiful and a must for a treat. The hotel is chic and elegant but you're quickly made to feel at home. The staff are attentive but not overpowering. The rooms are luxurious, stylish and sumptuous, all tastefully decorated.

And it's all the dream of owner Mike Bevans, who has worked so hard to achieve it.

"Everyone who has worked for years in hotels dreams about owning the perfect hotel," he says.

"At Linthwaite we fell in love with the house's superb location and breathtaking views of Lake Windermere, and we decided to develop it into one of the best luxury hotels in the Lake District."

How right he is. His 30 bedrooms include some of the finest I have ever seen.

We stayed in the new luxury loft suite - an apartment-style accommodation decorated in subtle pale blues and beiges with matching elegant furniture.

The bathroom is stunning with a huge bath which has room for two; there's a massive walk-in shower, double sinks and even a built-in TV. The suite has all mod cons, too.

My hubby was a boy with his toys as he flicked through the CD mini hi-fi with Bose speakers, DVD players and linked into wi-fi internet connection.

There's even a very impressive looking telescope with which to stargaze when the lights go out.

Another extra-special room is the lake view room with spa hot tub, which provides guests with the ultimate luxury getaway.

Visitors who opt for this room can step out onto their own private veranda and relax in the hot tub while gazing across Windermere to the Coniston fells. …

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