Langdale Chase Hotel reopens following restoration

Langdale Chase Hotel
Langdale Chase Hotel

Langdale Chase Hotel in the Lake District has reopened its doors following a careful and sensitive 12-month restoration.

The hotel’s new look adds a contemporary touch with calming colours to its 30 bedrooms, while being sympathetic to the building’s history, which dates back to 1890. Langdale Chase Hotel combines warm service with plenty to do, offering a charming and homely lakeside getaway.

Each room at Langdale Chase Hotel is decorated to accentuate the building’s original features. Seven spacious suites boast individual details such as cosy reading nooks overlooking the lake, while one has a stained glass ceiling. All guests can enjoy a complementary minibar, while the hotel has also partnered with Cumbrian-based fragrance and natural skincare brand, Bath House, for its bathroom offering. The hotel’s Windermere and Lakehouse Rooms offer a great place to relax with comfortable interiors, and five dog friendly rooms are available for those travelling with a four-legged friend. All rooms include an interesting collection of books, and some also benefit from a pair of binoculars for guests to soak in the views, private outdoor terraces and spacious bathtubs.

For a more private and intimate bolthole experience, guests can stay in the historic Boathouse, which is set apart from the main house and with a private waterside position, the Boathouse suite offers a wraparound balcony and rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the lake.

Breathtaking views frame Lake Windermere from Langdale Chase Hotel’s west-facing terraces and garden – notably the only lakeside hotel garden in the area. Extending to 4.5 acres, it was originally laid out by Thomas Hayton Mawson, the landscape architect responsible for the Palace of Peace Gardens at The Hague. The hotel is now working alongside internationally recognised garden designer and lecturer Annie Guilfoyle to reimage Mawson’s masterpiece, with Head Gardener Claire Farrington on hand to give guests guided garden tours.

Langdale Chase first opened its doors as a hotel in 1937. It is in close proximity to many popular activities in the local area, and the hotel’s partnership with a Cumbrian-based adventure specialist also offers a range of exciting experiences. Lovers of the outdoors can enjoy 4×4 off-road driving and clay pigeon shooting, as well as lakeside activities including paddleboarding, wild swimming, boating and kayaking.

Those who prefer to stay indoors and relax will enjoy wine tastings led by certified sommelier, Julien Hennebelle, or a screening in the hotel’s cinema room, which shows three classic films per day, alongside complementary bento boxes and ice cream – bookable also for private screenings.

Langdale Chase Hotel’s two AA Rosette food offering includes a seasonal menu as well as a wide range of signature  dishes such as lobster roll, chicken pie and wagyu beef burger, which can be enjoyed in the lounge. For a more formal experience, the main dining room – which features panoramic views of the lake and surrounding fells – offers a gastronomic journey inspired by the land and sea, as well as afternoon tea and Sunday lunch. In the warmer months, Langdale Chase Hotel will offer alfresco dining on the terrace.

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