Leeu Collection has pushed back the reopening date of its Lake District boutique Linthwaite House as further details of the hotel’s £10m makeover emerge.
The hotel was originally intended to start operating again this month, with work being completed on the new bedrooms in the first quarter of 2018. The decision has now been made to wait until all the work is finished before opening to guests from March 1, next year instead.
Interior designer Beverley Boswell is responsible for the hotel’s new look, who has also been responsible for styling the group’s South African sister properties Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Français.
As part of the work at Linthwaite House, six Woodland Suites will be launched, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and measuring an average 66 sq mtrs, as well as a renovation of the bedrooms in the main building.
New restaurant Stella will be focused on locally-sourced and organic produce, influenced by international chef Ritu Dalmia and her love for Italian cooking.
Linthwaite House’s bar and conservatory will serve an all-day dining menu, plus a selection of afternoon teas and cocktails in the evenings.
The newly-created Windermere deck will be placed next to the hotel’s private tarn, while a new open-plan Garden Cabin overlooks the lawn in front of Linthwaite House.
A custom-designed marquee in the grounds will be sold as a flexible venue to accommodate up to 240 people.
It was announced in June this year that the hotel had closed to carry out the renovation, just over a year after Linthwaite House was acquired by April 2016 by Leeu Collection, the hotel group owned by Indian entrepreneur Analjit Singh.