Linthwaite House closes its doors to embark on £10m transformation

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Linthwaite House, owned and operated by Leeu Collection, has closed its doors to undergo an extensive £10m renovation.

The boutique property will reopen in November 2017, while several new guest bedrooms will then open in 2018.

Linthwaite House was acquired in April 2016 by Leeu Collection, a fast growing hotel group owned by Indian entrepreneur Analjit Singh.

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The property was originally built as a five-bedroom residence in 1901 and the converted into a B&B in 1969 and grown by previous owner Mike Bevan into the 30-bedroom boutique hotel it is today.

Set in 14 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel has views across Lake Windermere and the fells of the South Lakes.

Since its purchase, Leeu Collection has run the business as it was, while pulling together design ideas and securing planning permission, ready for the renovation project to begin.

All 30 rooms in the main building of Linthwaite House will be refreshed, while the public areas on the ground floor will be extended substantially onto the existing terrace to create an informal dining area (in addition to the existing three AA Rosette restaurant) and flexible spaces that can be used for meetings and events.

Once work on the main building is complete, work will start on the creation of three two-bedroomed garden cottages, bringing the total inventory to 36 rooms.

Beverley Boswell Designs, who created the interiors at South African sister properties Leeu Estates and Leeu House, as well as overseeing the ongoing refurbishment at Le Quartier Français, is in charge of Linthwaite House’s re-design.

Landscape artist Franchesca Watson is responsible for the new garden design.

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