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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

New owners for Linthwaite House Hotel after 25 years

‘Come up and see the view,’ exhorted the sign at the end of the lane leading up to Linthwaite House Hotel. And what a view it was (and is): Windermere stretching away below, the Lakeland fells stretching away in the distance. But that wasn’t the only thing that made a visit here such a pleasurable experience. Great service and comfort, great food and wine and a lovely ‘unstuffy’ atmosphere became Linthwaite’s trademark as hands-on owner Mike Bevans turned the hotel, over 25 years, into one of the best country house hotels in the north of England.

So the news that he’s selling up and moving on will come as a big shock - and great sadness - to many, many guests and to the Lakeland hotel industry. He was a complete notch, relaxed hospitality in every sinew of his six foot, four inch frame. On a personal level he’s always been a tremendous supporter of the Dymond Guides, so I thank him very much for that as well. I wish him and his wife all the very best for a new future in the south and I wish the new owners of the hotel, the Leeu Collection all the very best too.

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