Linthwaite House, part of the Leeu Collection (www.leeucollection.com), has launched a ‘Summer Golfing in the Lakes’ package that combines a stay at the newly renovated luxury property with a round of golf at the nearby Windermere Golf Club, regarded as one of Cumbria’s finest and most picturesque golf courses.
Linthwaite House in Windermere
The Lake District, England’s largest National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017, may be known for its stunning walks, but it is also home to almost 40 golf courses nestled amid some of the most beautiful scenery in England, so it makes perfect sense to combine a walk with a round of golf to get the best of both worlds!
Like Linthwaite House, which is less than a mile away, Windermere Golf Club boasts spectacular panoramic views over Windermere and across to the distant fells. Founded in 1891, the layout has great pedigree having been designed by George Lowe who – at the time – was the professional at Royal Lytham & St Annes (which has hosted 11 Open Championships), a course he also created. In true moorland style, each hole at Windermere follows the gently rolling and rugged character of the local terrain to create a layout that is both charming and challenging.
Though a relatively short course, this 5,143-yard, par 67 layout remains a good test of golf thanks to an array of blind tee shots and an assortment of natural hazards such as rocky outcrops, abundant bracken and copses of trees that adjoin the fairways.
Windermere Golf Course with its stunning views over the Lake District
After golf, Linthwaite House, recognised as one of the finest hotels in the Lakes, provides a tranquil retreat for rest and relaxation. The Conservatory, Bar and Terrace are the perfect place for a light meal or early evening drink, while admiring the breath-taking views over Windermere (the largest of the Lakes) towards Coniston. Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel’s elegant restaurant, which offers some of the most innovative cuisine in the area based on locally sourced and organic produce.
Guests should also find the time to stroll around the hotel’s 14 acres of beautifully landscaped private gardens, which are dotted with striking sculptures and a variety of activities, such as boating and fishing on the tarn (a small lake), boules, croquet and giant chess. At the end of the day, guests retire to 36 luxurious, individually-designed bedrooms for a great night’s sleep in this peaceful private bolthole.
Linthwaite House restaurant with garden views & room with views over Windermere
Keen golfers may wish to try several of the other golf courses in the area, such as the Harry Colt parkland course at Ulverston just 15 miles away and the highly-regarded Silloth on Solway golf course, rated by Top 100 Golf Courses as the one number course in Cumbria, which is located on the coast about a 90-minute drive from Linthwaite House.
The ‘Summer Golfing in the Lakes’ package includes an overnight stay, three-course dinner in the Stella restaurant, a round of golf for two at Windermere Golf Club (with return transfers to the club from Linthwaite House) and some scrumptious snacks to maintain energy levels whilst out on the fairways. Rates start from £390 per person, dependent on the season and room category chosen; to book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 15394 88600 and use the promotional code “Leeu Golf”.