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What We Love

  • A 19th-century hotel with award-winning restaurant – includes breakfast and a cream teaRavishing views of Cumbria’s swoon-worthy Lake District
  • Tucking into delicious British fare at the two AA Rosette Regency Restaurant
  • Regency inspired rooms overlooking Lake Ullswater or the landscaped gardens

What To Know

  • The property sits on 22 lakefront acres, with gardens, a croquet lawn and private fishing on the river
  • The atmosphere is cozy (picture: a drawing room and library with log fires in the winter)
  • Free WiFi
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A four-star stay at a gorgeous, 19th-century Lake District hotel with award-winning restaurant – includes breakfast and a cream tea

The Lowdown

There’s a high focus on finery at this gracious 19th-century country pile in Ullswater – the lesser-known Lake District gem that’s most celebrated for its year-round Steamer cruises, prestigious yacht club, outdoorsy pursuits, and all-out scenic splendour.
Set in 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands on the shores of Lake Ullswater, the hotel’s chic set-up is made to impress. But it’s not just about the helicopter landing pad, croquet lawn and vintage-luxe design, there’s also an award-winning two AA Rosette restaurant, lovely lounges for light bites and afternoon teas, and an excellent staff service, all making for a most inviting country escape.
For style-conscious guests, the rooms reflect the hotel chain’s ongoing commitment to keeping things elegant. All show a fondness for Regency inspired decor by way of soft and elegant furnishings, floor-to-ceiling drapes, and dark wood fixtures and fittings. Just to stop things from getting too twee, there are enough mod cons to make you want to stay holed up here forever.Unsurprisingly, Macdonald Leeming House shows off a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Good to know
Onsite parking is complimentary for guests.

How to Get There

Macdonald Leeming House
Ullswater nr Penrith
Watermillock, United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1382 Reviews
Great conference venue and overnight stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the guest speaker at a conference here and it was a lovely venue. I had a great overnight stay in a lovely room with breath-taking views, and a nice room service burger. The room was beautifully appointed. Breakfast the next day was a feast and the dining room had stunning views. I kept wishing that I was there for leisure.
Running a conference can be stressful and I was impressed and the lovely facility, but also that the general manager himself came to see that I was happy. A lovely venue, helpful staff, wonderful location. I hope to come and visit for relaxation next time. Recommended!

Friends getaway!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great, lovely cosy hotel roaring fires to play games around after dinner drinking wine etc! The food at this hotel is outstanding and the chefs really are great at what they produce. There was a lovely lady on reception who was a delight and so helpful and friendly, we also have to mention John the night porter who made sure we were ok with drinks and the fire were still roaring on both nights of our stay, a true asset. He even gave us some details about places to go and things to do etc which was a real help and we are very great full for this.
We would 100% recommend this hotel to friends and family we had a great time and look forward to coming back! Thank you!

Mr Gollins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience in a lovely and well run establishment ! Cant say enough great things about it ! Gm was extremely helpful and understanding in meeting all of our expectations! I have a disabled partner and there were no lengths the gm wouldn’t go too, to make our stay an unforgettable experience

Fantastic experience all round
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing stay. You couldn’t ask for better service or friendly staff. The general manager and his dedicated staff made our stay at Leeming effortless and we will definitely be back. The food was exceptional. All round perfect break.

Weekend Away
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is absolutely stunning and the room was amazing. We arrived half an hour before check in and the restaurant was fully booked, however they said they could fit us in at 9 pm. The standard rate for an evening meal is £45 per person for 3 courses. The food was absolutely awful and nowhere near worth that amount of money. I complained about the risotto and did not receive even an apology. Would stay there again but would definitely not eat there. The staff looked stressed and over worked