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Leominster, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited the Leatheshead Hotel two years ago and had a fabulous stay. This time we were tempted back in early November by the special offer of a room upgrade and we were not disappointed. Although our preferred room was not available we went for the best room in the hotel (Number 5) with huge bedroom and spa bathroom.... More 

1 Thank ph1949
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In monopoly they say 'Stop! do not pass Go' in the Lakes we would say STOP DO NOT PASS THE LEATHES HEAD HOTEL!!!. Here Jamie, Jane, the front of house staff plus the amazing kitchen team provide high quality and service resulting in a positive and memorable experience, in beautiful surroundings. Nothing is too much trouble, the newly refurbished bar... More 

Thank David_M186525
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Booked this on a deal to celebrate my wife's 50th! Our room was lovely - front of the hotel. The food was very nice (DBB deal) stayed for 2 nights & we were very fortunate the weather was lovely for March. Staff/owners were great & gave a present to my wife - nice touch. Fabulous walks from the hotel -... More 

Thank PaulCWigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

could not have asked for a nicer more romantic place to stay for our 13th weddind aniversary stayed for day and was treated so well bye the staff they could not do enough for us the food was first class the rooms 110% perfect if every way could not fault anything will deffo be going again next year poss even... More 

1 Thank Joe E
Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Chosen almost by accident The Leathes Head was a fortunate choice.Easy to find,friendly professional staff,stylish bed and bathroom and comfortable lounges and bar.The best I leave to last --an outstanding restaurant. We were visiting Borrowdale,enjoying the thrill of the Honister Pass and walking Buttermere.The title says it all ---The Leathes Head was a classy base.

2 Thank dthew2016
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Three generations of our family stayed here for a girly treat weekend, we enjoyed this hotel very much. The rooms are pleasantly decorated with nice toiletries and comfortable beds. There is an impressive array of Gins in the bar too. We were so impressed by the food which was beautifully presented and very, very good. Sarah and Liam looked after... More 

2 Thank rubiconbadger
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218 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a lovely hotel in beautiful grounds. The rooms are nice. The food is well presented, great choice of menu and compiled by an excellent chef. Nothing is too much trouble to the manager and his partner. Very friendly. Sarah the waitress is lovely and a great personality. Nice to sit in the conservatory after dinner with coffee and... More 

2 Thank ella020
Beccles, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a fabulous hotel! In our opinion the Lake District is the most beautiful part of the UK and, also in our opinion, Borrowdale is the most beautiful part of the Lake District. The Leathes Head fits in perfectly with the location. It is a small, extremely well-run hotel; the staff are friendly, well-trained and efficient. The location is... More 

7 Thank PhilFiler
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just returned from a two night stay . Fantastic room with really nice views of catbells Staff nice and friendly and Jamie the owner made us welcome too .food lovely Will defiantly stay again but for longer !!

5 Thank Sandra T
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We made a last minute change to out itinerary and found Leathers Head on trip advisor. What a find! It was exactly what you could wish for in a visit to the Lake District. Ended up having a delightful after dinner conversation with a couple from Isle of Man. Many great walking trails in the area. The setting was perfect.... More 

4 Thank Susan J

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Leathes Head is a magnificent eleven bedroom Edwardian Country House Hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley. The hotel is set amongst three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery, meandering rivers and some of the most spectacular fells in North West England. With superb views across the valley and easy access to Keswick, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The entire Borrowdale Valley is ringed by glorious fells known and loved by seasoned walkers. Lake cruises, water sports, mountain biking trails and plenty of other Lake District activities are all within easy reach of the hotel. We are proud holders of two AA Rosettes for food, and our guests can enjoy dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients; sit in the traditional bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the conservatory windows before retiring to one of the individually furnished bedrooms, with views of the surrounding countryside and hotel gardens. The hotel is proud to be nominated two years running for Hotel of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Leathes Head

Address: Borrowdale CA12 5UY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $187 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leathes Head 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Leathes Head Country Borrowdale
Leathes Head Country Hotel
The Leathes Head Borrowdale/Keswick, UK
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“Go for the best room you can afford. The standard rooms are a bit small.”
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedroom 5
 of 5 bubbles ph1949, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms to the front have the best views but all are beautifully appointed”
 of 5 bubbles David_M186525, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 5 is the best room ever if u want a romantic weekend got for room 5”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 lovely views large quite”
 of 5 bubbles 687sandra, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you enjoy bird watching go to breakfast early and try to get the bay window”
 of 5 bubbles nickbS4477TR, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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