UK: The Leeu Collection has closed the Lake District hotel Linthwaite House for refurbishment.
The hotel will undergo a substantial transformation, reopening on November 1 with more contemporary interiors and extended public areas. Several new guest rooms, set within the hotel’s extensive grounds, will open in 2018.
Originally built as a five-bedroom family residence in 1901, Linthwaite was converted into a B&B in 1969. It currently has 30 bedrooms, 14 acres of landscaped gardens and a private tarn. Set above Bowness-on-Windermere it has panoramic views across Lake Windermere.
Analjit Singh’s Leeu Collection bought Linthwaite House from Mike Bevan, who had owned the property for more than 25 years, in April 2016.
All 30 rooms in the main building of Linthwaite House will be refreshed, while the public areas on the ground floor will be extended onto the existing terrace to create an informal dining area, in addition to the existing three AA Rosette restaurant, and flexible spaces that can be used for meetings and events.
Once work on the main building is complete, work will start on the creation of three garden cottages with views of Lake Windermere. The addition of the cottages will bring the total inventory to 36 rooms.
Beverley Boswell Designs, who created the interiors at South African sister properties Leeu Estates and Leeu House, as well as overseeing the ongoing refurbishment at Le Quartier Français, is in charge of Linthwaite House’s redesign. Landscape artist Franchesca Watson is responsible for the new garden design.