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Lindeth Fell, Best in Cumbria, Best in England

Top Award for Lake District Country House

With glorious views over Windermere lake, a seven acre Thomas Mawson designed garden and private tarn, this Luxury Country House has recently been voted by The AA as the best in England. At a glitzy award ceremony in London, owner Diana Kennedy with daughters Sheena and Jo, accepted the ‘Guest Accommodation of the Year, England Winner 2019-2020’ award from The AA.


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This award follows quickly on the heels of winning ‘Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2018-2019’, at the recent Cumbria Tourism Awards and retention of the ‘5 Star, Gold Award’ rating from the AA. In addition, the business is in the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ for achieving their ‘Certificate of Excellence’ five years running and have also achieved the accolade of ‘Editor’s Choice Award – Garden Hotel’, by the Good Hotel Guide.

Proprietor Diana Kennedy, who at 82, is still active in the business, has spent 35 years welcoming guests to Lindeth Fell. She said “These awards offer great satisfaction to us. Being the best in England is quite an accolade, but what’s really important is making sure our guests leave happy. It’s a simple ethos, but one we’ve stuck to since buying Lindeth Fell in 1984. Thanks must go to our team for their hard work over the years”.


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Daughter and General Manager, Sheena Kennedy said “Hospitality has changed hugely since 1984 and that has required significant ongoing investment to maintain and improve standards. Over the years we’ve always listened to guests and tried wherever possible to exceed their expectations. What’s interesting is that while ensuite bathrooms, WiFi, coffee machines, digital TVs and the like are important, it’s good old-fashioned customer service that wins every time.”

Lindeth Fell was nominated for the award by AA inspectors who rate more than 2,000 properties.

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    Lindeth Fell Country House
    Lyth Valley Road
    The Lake District
    Cumbria LA23 3JP

    Telephone: +44 (0)15394 43286 or
                            +44 (0)15394 44287