UK: The Leeu Collection has unveiled more details of the £10 million refurbishment of Lake District hotel Linthwaite House, which will now re-open in Spring 2018.
The company’s original intention was for Linthwaite House to start operating again this month, with work being completed on new guest rooms in the property’s extensive gardens, the Woodland Suites, in the first quarter of 2018. A decision has now been made to wait until all the work is finished before welcoming guests from 1st March 2018.
The six Woodland Suites, two of which are inter-connecting, feature floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. The suites have an open plan bedroom (with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and walk-in shower) linking to a large living space. Meanwhile, all the guest rooms in the main building have been completely renovated and now feature luxury amenities and finishes throughout.
At the hotel’s new restaurant Stella, visitors will be able to sample cuisine based on locally sourced and organic produce that highlights the best of the Cumbrian region and the season, influenced by international celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia and her passion for Italian cooking.
In the grounds, the rebuff has included the creation of a raised wooden deck next to Linthwaite’s private tarn, and the Garden Cabin bar, overlooking the front of the hotel.
All of the interiors have been created by designer Beverley Boswell, who was also responsible for the interiors at The Leeu Collection‘s South African sister properties Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Français. Landscape artist Franchesca Watson has been responsible for the new garden design.
The Leeu Collection founder Analjit Singh will be speaking at the 2018 Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit.