We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 1,155: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the perfect place to stay for a nice relaxing getaway in the Lake District. The rooms are large and comfortable and breakfast is cooked on order instead of buffet which is a nice change. The best part is the grounds surrounding the house, it is absolutely beautiful!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rachel B
grays
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic room, great service and lovely breakfast. Only issues were no phone signal and limited wifi. We did not eat dinner here as the menu was quite limited. Went to some great pubs at the end of the lake for lunch and dinner

 Report
Helpful?
Thank raperclan
England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from three nights at Leeming House and we will be back. Beautiful setting, very comfortable and spacious, food outstanding. I don't think I have ever stayed in such a pleasing hotel in the UK. Very comfortable beds, service levels match Dubai, scenery outclasses anywhere else in Europe. Congratulations and thank you to the whole team.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Holidaydelight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stayed 2nd Jan for 1 night beautiful scenery and grounds staff very helpful only fault was regency restaurant was 45 a head or 65 and we only wanted a main so ate at brackenrigg inn 5 mins drive up the road and went back for drinks also very expensive I drink brandy and bourbon and double was 10.90 so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank daveak13
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leeming House is in an idyllic location with Ullswater at the bottom of the garden and it effortlessly combines comfort and charm. Just before Christmas, we enjoyed the roaring log fires and tasteful decorations which gave it a proper English country house feel. We had three rooms, all spacious and modern in the newer wing and two of them had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Karen W
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we walked through the doors the welcome was warm and friendly, all the staff could not be more attentive nothing was to much trouble, the room are just beautiful email erythromycin thing you need is there for you cleanliness is out standing ,if you need enything and you ring through its only a matter of minutes and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 310vennard
St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel rooms comfortable and public areas charming. . Food excellentStaff friendly and extremely efficient. Pleasure to recommend. Hotel settings spectacular overlooking lake Ullswater with path down to waters edge

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandra S
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leeming House is a very special Hotel set in beautiful grounds. The staff under the direction of Karen Irving are all fantastic and they work together to create a very intimate and relaxing environment. We have just spent Christmas there and have enjoyed it very much, lovely food, great gentle entertainment and the most peaceful lounge with log fires.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Melanie H
KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Melanie H Thank you for taking the time to comment further to your recent stay and for your lovely feedback, I am very proud to have such a fantastic team at Leeming House. Christmas is a very special time for people to choose to stay with us and I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much, we look forward...

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Festive Christmas at The Leeming House improves each year under the direction of the general manager, Karen Irving. This year was outstanding from the welcome, the super bed for our Labrador already set up in our room (he even had his own stocking delivered to the room on Christmas Day), the menu and the quality of the food and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikeymarlin
KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear milkeymarlin There is no greater compliment than when a guest returns time after time, in particular at such a special time as Christmas. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay again this year, the team will be proud to read your comments as you know, it means so much to them that all of our guests have a...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in December. The hotel is lovely, peaceful and the setting is stunning. We had a feature king, with a balcony overlooking Ullswater, the room was well equipped and very clean. But the best thing about this lovely hotel are the staff, they were all, without exception, warm, welcoming professional and made our trip even more...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kathryn W
KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Hello Kathryn W Thank you for staying at Leeming House and for your lovely feedback, in particular about the team, ensuring our guests enjoy their stay is paramount to us, so your comments are very appreciated. Winter is a great time at Leeming, with the amazing views and log fires, it’s a 'great get away from it all' place to...

431 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (411)
Viewed
Room/Suite (72)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (139)
Viewed
View from Room (39)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Dining (24)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Other (118)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Watermillock
25.1 km away
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Sp...
#9 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
2,695 reviews
23.3 km away
Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
10.5 km away
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
#5 of 13 in Penrith
918 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.8 km away
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa
25.8 km away
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
#3 of 20 in Windermere
1,224 reviews
21.6 km away
Cragwood Country House Hotel
Cragwood Country House Hotel
#2 of 20 in Windermere
868 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, our 200 year old country house hotel offers breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, this hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. Macdonald Hotels' Lake District location in Ullswater offers the perfect retreat whether you're on a romantic break away, a business trip or exploring the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

Address: Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Price Range: $144 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater Hotel Penrith
Macdonald Leeming Hotel Ullswater
Macdonald Leeming Penrith
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question
Hungerford, United Kingdom
4 months ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Bedford, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms at ground-floor level available. Executive rooms are spacious. Request a view and a private balcony for warm summer evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles karenw972, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely with lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 863melanieh, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 26 has a beautiful balcony”
  • View from room 26
 of 5 bubbles 665maureens, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms face Ullswater”
 of 5 bubbles 138DavidF138, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Have breakfast outside on a sunny morning overlooking the water fountain, grounds and fells”
 of 5 bubbles ICldn, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay