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Read through our blogs to discover top tips, activities and insight into the Leeu Collection hotels and their surrounding destinations

Meet Henrock's New Head Chef, Mark McCabe

Meet Henrock's New Head Chef, Mark McCabe

Meet Mark McCabe, Henrock's new Head Chef, as he shares his unique culinary journey, passion for local ingredients, and vision for Henrock at Linthwaite House. Discover his plans for the summer menu and what makes Henrock stand out. Dive into our exclusive interview and get a taste of what’s in store.

10 June 2024
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Summer Breeze Cocktail Recipe

The Summer Breeze Cocktail is the epitome of a refreshing summer drink, perfect for those warm, sunny days. Combining the botanicals of gin with the floral notes of elderflower liqueur and the zing of fresh lemon juice, this cocktail is topped off with sparkling water for a light, bubbly finish.

31 May 2024
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The Bar & Conservatory at Linthwaite House Welcomes New Head Chef Gerald van der Walt

Dive into the heart of the Lake District's culinary renaissance at Linthwaite House, where Gerald van der Walt, the new Head Chef of The Bar & Conservatory, infuses classic dishes with global flair and innovative twists for an unforgettable dining experience.

20 March 2024
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Live Leeu at Every Age

Whether you're seeking a serene retreat amidst the lush landscapes of The Lakes or a cultural escape to the renowned Cape Winelands, our curated selection of activities promises to enhance every moment of your stay. Join us as we explore the enchanting offerings of each destination, designed to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.

08 March 2024
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An Exciting Culinary Future for Linthwaite House

We are thrilled to share that the Leeu Collection’s flagship UK property, Linthwaite House, is welcoming two new chefs to lead the culinary experience at the luxurious Lake District hotel.

26 February 2024
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End the Year in Unrivalled Style in The Lakes

Nestled in the breathtaking Lake District, Linthwaite House emerges as a haven of festive opulence and tranquillity, inviting visitors into a magical winter retreat adorned with twinkling lights, cascading garlands, and the promise of treasured moments amidst the soft embrace of the season's cheer.

22 December 2023
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Celebrate the Magic of Christmas in Windermere

Step into the captivating wonderland of the Lake District during Christmas—a time when the serene beauty of this landscape mingles with festive enchantment. From charming festivals to delightful train rides with Santa, explore a holiday experience like no other in this breathtaking setting.

27 November 2023
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End the Year in Style in The Lakes

From the crisper air and leaves gently tumbling to the woodland ground to the powder-covered winter wonderland, it is a wonderful time for a cosy getaway.

07 November 2023
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An Unforgettable Family Staycation in The Lakes

Linthwaite House welcomes families with open arms, showcasing that a memorable family holiday can be enjoyed without straying too far from home.

02 August 2023
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Dreaming of a White Twixmas

Twixmas, the period between Christmas and New Year's Eve, offers a unique opportunity to savor the enduring holiday magic and tranquility before the new year begins

19 July 2023
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A Day in The Lakes

With its captivating scenery, delightful villages, and a wide range of activities, The Lakes provides a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

12 September 2023
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Summer in The Lakes

Known for its awe-inspiring natural scenery, the Lake District comes alive with vibrant colours, lush greenery and blossoming flowers in the summer.

02 June 2023
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Birdwatching in the Lake District

Known for its breathtaking scenery, sparkling lakes, majestic mountains and lush forests, the Lake District National Park in Cumbria is filled with memorable activities for nature lovers.

24 March 2023
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Winter Romance in the Lakes

Love in the Lake District - As the month of love draws closer, we begin to see couples taking advantage of the beautiful Lake District surrounds to make unforgettable memories.

02 February 2023
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Festive Season in The Lakes

Christmas and new year in the Lake District offer an unrivalled kind of magic for the whole family! Read more about what is on offer in our latest blog.

04 November 2022
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Work, Stay & Play in Lake District Luxury

The Lake District is perfect for luxury corporate getaways, executive retreats, and workaway experiences.

05 October 2022
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Explore The Lake District by Foot, Boat, Train, and Road

Getting around the Lake District

07 September 2022
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Top 5 Picnic Spots in Windermere

Explore the best of Windermere in celebration of National Picnic Month!

19 July 2022
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4 Unforgettable Lake District Walks

Discover the best of its beloved Lakeland landscapes and famous Windermere walks...

30 May 2022
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Traditionally, Christmas

From snowy days to the remarkably beautiful decorations, no one can deny that Christmas is in the air…

21 December 2021
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Wild Swimming

. . . are you brave enough?

05 October 2021
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A world that only exists in Windermere

Lake Windermere is possibly the most famous body of water in the Lake District…

21 September 2021
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Cartmel Races

. . . Drunk Monks and Betting!

01 September 2021
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Cumbrian Dialect

Cumbria is a large area with several relatively isolated districts, so there is quite a large variation in accent, especially between North and South or the coastal towns.

19 May 2021
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The Lake District in Winter

A wee bit nippy . . .

10 February 2021
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Twixmas in The Lakes

explore the Winter wonderland of Windermere this Twixmas

02 December 2020
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“A host of Golden Daffodils” - Wordsworth

Walk in the footsteps of this great poet with some of our suggested routes which feature the blooming of the daffodils.

26 March 2020
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Summer Breeze Cocktail Recipe

Refreshing summer breeze cocktail

31 May 2024
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