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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

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Manchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are attentive without being oppressive, they will listen without interruption. From the moment of check in to check out it is hard to find fault. Rooms are clean comfortable and spacious, lake views are spectacular. If you like good food stay here, OK you could eat out for less. But you would miss out on a treat, both in...

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northamptonshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch with a lovely view & very good service Room was a bit cold but the polish waiter did he best with an extra heater Food was typical of this type of hotel for lunch but prompt & good overall service and reasonable portion

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Blyth, Northumberland, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel, great setting with views of the lake, we were there for a 70th Birthday Party. We had a warm welcome when we arrived, the room was lovely, two windows with views of the lake and a balcony which would be good in the summer months, the room was a good size and well furnished, usual...

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Absolutely amazing! Stayed for six nights to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and were not disappointed. Warm welcome on arrival with a speedy check in. Bedroom was spacious, included a balcony with lovely views across lake and fells! Lounges comfy and warm with the log fires and attentive staff. Despite website and menu stating loung food was only served until...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear 771sp771 Thank you for choosing Leeming House to celebrate such a special occasion for your husbands birthday ( I believe the spa break was for your birthday also) I am so pleased you both had such an enjoyable stay, this is what we hope all of our guests feel. You chose an upgraded feature room I see which certainly...

St Helens
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As ever great stay. Location, hotel, staff again superb. Decided on taster menu which didn't disappoint. Only blip was breakfast was overcooked and dry. We did arrive last thing. Possibly not freshly cooked for our visit. Little disappointed when waitress removed plates without questioning our appetite. Will return and have earlier breakfast.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear ashy09 Thank you for continuing to choose Leeming House as a regular place to stay, in particular for a special occasion. Delighted you enjoyed the taster menu so much, this is a new addition to our menu which is proving very popular. Its always a pleasure to see a guest write such great comments as staff superb, it really...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

What a magnificent place to stay! To start off with, you are greeted by a genuine Regency period lantern atop a lamp post in the parking lot, the entry to the hotel is flanked by two genuine antique lanterns as well. The two lanterns in the centre of the formal garden at the back of the hotel are equally as...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Struan e 'Amazing 5 Star' - 'Magnificent Stay' I can’t ask for more than that, thank you for your fantastic feedback. You have clearly taken in every deal of our beautiful house and I am delighted you enjoyed it so much. from the history to the cosiness. You have described everything so beautifully. You are right we do have...

Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I visited last week to celebrate my 40th. Upon arrival we were greated warmly by the receptionist and checked in straight away despite being early. First impressions of the hotel were great. It's a lovely country residence which has been maintained tastefully and in-keeping with the age of the property. Shortly after our arrival, were shown to...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Hello Ben G Thank you for choosing Leeming House to celebrate your special birthday, your wonderful comments are really appreciated. You have summed Leeming up so well, a beautiful retreat where you can relax, with great food and attentive service. Ashley our Head Chef and his team will be proud to read your comments regarding the food, from the afternoon...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place to stay for a nice relaxing getaway in the Lake District. The rooms are large and comfortable and breakfast is cooked on order instead of buffet which is a nice change. The best part is the grounds surrounding the house, it is absolutely beautiful!

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Rachel B Thank you for taking the time to post your review, thank you for your kind comments, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the beautiful grounds and surrounding views. Winter is a great time to visit, however every season is stunning, Keep your eye on our website, we have many...

grays
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic room, great service and lovely breakfast. Only issues were no phone signal and limited wifi. We did not eat dinner here as the menu was quite limited. Went to some great pubs at the end of the lake for lunch and dinner

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear raperclan I am pleased to hear you received great service and a lovely breakfast. The wifi and phone signals can occasionally be intermittent in the valley, this can be an attraction though :) Whilst we do like to encourage our guests to enjoy our fantastic menus we are in a great location if you fancy a wander to the...

England
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just returned from three nights at Leeming House and we will be back. Beautiful setting, very comfortable and spacious, food outstanding. I don't think I have ever stayed in such a pleasing hotel in the UK. Very comfortable beds, service levels match Dubai, scenery outclasses anywhere else in Europe. Congratulations and thank you to the whole team.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Holidaydelight Wow what a fantastic review, you have made me feel very proud of our team here at Leeming, outstanding food and service levels to match Dubai, thank you. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and we look forward to your return. Thank you again for your comments Kind regards Karen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, our 200 year old country house hotel offers breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, this hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. Macdonald Hotels' Lake District location in Ullswater offers the perfect retreat whether you're on a romantic break away, a business trip or exploring the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

Address: Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Price Range: ₹ 8,075 - ₹ 26,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Lake view rooms with balconys, but all rooms comfy, few dog friendly rooms on ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 325debras, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Executive Lake View non connecting”
 of 5 bubbles Bjk02, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Executive king also they have rooms with balconies with lake view”
 of 5 bubbles piebaldhorses, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 15 to 17 have French doors and patios on the ground floor enabling you to walk straight into nature.”
 of 5 bubbles R644HWdebrah, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our standard king room was great, but other rooms have views of Ullswater with balconies or direct access to the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles 302lyndal, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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