LINDETH FELL COUNTRY HOUSE | Bowness-on-Windermere

Teko was right, we’ve traveled back to the 1950s.

Once we left the comfort and ease of highways, the challenges of local roads came roaring back but thankfully only for the final minutes of our journey to our new base in Cumbria. The house looked lovely as we arrived, very cozy-looking, and with a sliver of a view of Lake Windermere from afar. If Palé Hall is where Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary would stay, Lindeth Fell is where Mr Stevens, Anthony Hopkins’ character in Remains Of The Day, would. After meeting our courteous host, a look around the different lounge rooms showed 50’s and other post-war memorabilia, which brought up images of Summer of Rockets or Mrs Wilson, British shows we’ve gotten to watching lately.

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In stark contrast with our three previous tech-averse hotels, USB plugs are everywhere including most importantly bedside, the room has a refreshing modern Nordic-theme, and above all has a view of the lake from our window. Very nice.

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I asked later where we could possibly see the view of both the house and the lake together, same as the one shown on their marketing, but unfortunately was told this was a drone shot. Chainsawing the hillside foliage or clambering up a tree were also options we were told cheekily though, sadly, the first option is too much work, and my climbing days are admittedly long over at this point.

We’ve already had a simple soup and sandwich meal at their lake-facing restaurant last night and the mouth-watering Lindeth Grill breakfast and the beat-looking cappuccino this morning, both within view of the beautiful Lake District countryside. Add to that some complimentary homemade scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, which were delicious, with leaf tea at anytime during our stay. It’s been wonderful so far, and there’s not much to ask at this point. Will just have to hope for nice weather is all.

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