To all our guests. Our environment and how we maintain it.
Lindeth Fell is lucky enough to be situated in a wildlife rich environment, the Lake District, and we ensure our seven acre gardens are a natural part of that. We leave large swathes unmown apart from the paths, throughout the summer. We avoid using chemicals in the garden and garden waste is composted. We have water butts collecting rain water in the garden for watering plants. Numerous log piles around the tarn area provide homes for toads, frogs and we hope to attract hedgehogs. In Spring every year two ducks return to raise their young. Wild otters and herons have sadly taken the last of the fish, but frogspawn abounds! Wild deer wander the grounds most early mornings, and owls are heard at dusk. Butterflies, insects, slow worms and bees proliferate. We are always interested to hear of any wildlife you may see in the grounds, or out and about in the surrounding areas, and we love to see your photos.
Energy, water, waste
In 2014 we installed two Bio mass wood pellet fuel boilers to provide our heating and hot water. All bedroom radiators have thermostat valves for you to regulate the temperature. Please turn your radiator down before opening the window. Our staff are instructed to turn radiators down in empty rooms.
Our staff are trained in appropriate recycling of cans, cardboard, plastic, glass and paper. Any rubbish left in your room will be sorted and recycled.
We are on a water meter and try to avoid wastage. Please take care not to leave the tap running unnecessarily, for example when you brush your teeth.
We use LED energy saving lightbulbs throughout the property. Please turn off the lights when you leave your room.
Tap water is of course perfectly safe to drink, and many guests compliment us on how nice it is. There has to be some advantage to high rainfall – beautiful soft drinking water! We provide jugs of iced tap water in your room daily. Bottled water is available to purchase if required.
We run an environmentally friendly linen and towel change policy. These are changed every 5 days unless they require a more frequent change. Towels placed in the bath will be changed.
We use environmentally friendly cleaning products as much as possible, and refill from bulk containers.
We promote excellent alternative means of transport available in the local area.
Before you arrive, we can supply train times. We are 10 minutes by taxi from Windermere station which connects with the main line station Oxenholme. There are frequent fast trains to Oxenholme from London, Edinburgh etc.
We have information available in reception on bicycle hire and cycle routes., and we can safely store your bikes for you. We also have information on electric bike hire, boat trips, bus time tables and group tours of the surrounding areas.
We have maps of the route to walk safely from Lindeth Fell to Bowness town centre, and lovely walks from our door.
We shop in Bowness, Windermere and Kendal. We source delicious local ingredients for the dining room and use local suppliers. For maintenance and refurbishing we use local Interior design, joinery, carpet suppliers, local craftsmen and tradesmen – electricians, plumber, joiners have worked with us for many years and have themselves trained young apprentices from the local schools. We support the arts as patrons of Milnthorpe art show and Ambleside Art show and much of the artwork in the hotel is local. We donate bedding, furniture and lost property to charities, and prefer antique furniture to modern where appropriate.
Local community & Charities
We contribute to most local charity fund raising requests. We are members of The Lake District Foundation, Lakeland Horticultural Society and Friends of the Lake District. Linda Hartill raised £1200 for Macmillan in July 2007 on a sponsored walk on Hadrian’s wall, and with our guests help we raised £1500 for the Cumbria Flood Fund with our Lindeth Fell Flood Appeal Raffle.
We sell Lindeth Fell gift cards in reception, with proceeds to the charity collection box of your choice~ Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue or Windermere Area First Responders.
Local Food & Drink Producers
Cumbria has an array of excellent food and drink producers and, where possible we have negotiated with them to supply direct to the hotel. Our own view is that if every hotel made the effort to do this, the hospitality industry would be taking one more step towards reducing its carbon footprint (while keeping guests happy!). If you have any questions about any of the produce we use, feel free to ask one of our members of staff.
FREE RANGE EGGS
Bannerigg Farm 015394 43362 Free Range eggs from Bannerigg Farm on the main road into Windermere, Cumbria.
CUMBERLAND SAUSAGE, BACON, also ALL MEAT.
Lakeland Speciality Foods 01339 822713 A specialist butchers and meat suppliers based in Staveley who supply locally sourced product with a seasonal slant. Their products, which have won several awards have been developed to ensure traceability, locality and low food mileage. Won the National Champion award for Britain's Best Sausage in 2007.
FISH & SEAFOOD
C&G Neves 01253 774100 All of our fresh fish is supplied by C&G Neves of which the majority is fished from their own boats in Fleetwood, Lancashire. We are sensitive to sustainable fish stocks and take advice from the professionals to buy fish in season at the very best quality.
The Cheese Larder 01539 726745From its origins as deli-retailers in Kendal town centre, the Cheese Larder have been suppliers of fine cheeses since 1990. This long established family business is run by partners Barry and Chris Carr. ‘ We support British producers wherever possible, supplying the finest home grown cheeses, many local to the area’.
FRUIT, VEGETABLES & DRY GOODS
W. Maclures 015394 42636
McClure’s, a family firm founded in 1945, has it’s roots in fresh produce, but have expanded the range to encompass all food & non-food requirements. Based in Windermere, Cumbria.
TEA & COFFEE
John Farrer & Co. Est. 1819 01539720020
A family business of Specialist tea and coffee merchants established in Kendal, Cumbria in 1918.
Farrer’s Special Mountain blend coffee – a medium roast quality blend of Kenyan and South American beans.
Farrer’s Lakeland Special Tea – ' specially blended to infuse beautifully with the waters of the Lake District '.
Stainton’s Wines 01539 731886Stainton’s Wines are Independent family Wine Merchants located in the thriving market town of Kendal, Cumbria who have been trading for more than twenty five years. They import fine wines from all corners of the world to supply the top hotels and restaurants in and around the Lake District.
DRINKS & SPIRITS
Lakeland Vintners 01539 821999
Established in the 1970s, Lakeland Vintners are a traditional business, with strong values about quality and customer service, sourcing wines from smaller producers of distinction, not usually readily available elsewhere.
CONISTON BLUEBIRD LOCAL BEER
Coniston Brewery 01539 41133
Hidden away behind the Black Bull in Coniston is the Coniston Brewing Company. This outstanding brewery is where Bluebird Bitter is made. To the pure waters of the Coniston hills - add the finest Challenger hops and wonderfully roasted pale and crystal malts.
CHOCOLATE COVERED MINTCAKEQuiggin's of Kendal.01539 720668
Quiggin’s have been making Kendal Mint Cake since 1880, longer than any other company still in existence. This is why Quiggin's believe that only they are the true home of Kendal Mint Cake. The secret recipe behind Quiggin's Kendal Mint Cake has changed very little down the years. Renowned for it's energy-giving properties, it is very popular with walkers in the Lake District, cyclists, sailors, sportsmen as well as famous mountaineers and explorers.
While we'd love to say that all our purchases were local, there are still some products that are bought outside of Cumbria - this generally means other parts of the North of England and the Midlands. There is an obvious need to balance the quality of the produce that we use with the environmental impact and we never take these decisions lightly.