About Lindeth Howe

The Beatrix Potter connection & about us!

Lindeth Howe hotel in the Lake District offers a warm welcome and a unique historical experience, having once been the home of renowned English writer Beatrix Potter. With a focus on ensuring all guests have a wonderful holiday, the team at Lindeth Howe strives to create a memorable experience that leaves visitors eager to return again and again.

Lindeth Howe hotel has a rich history dating back to 1879, originally built as a holiday home for a wealthy mill owner from Manchester. The house was used by friends and family, including the Potter family, who made cherished memories during their stays. When Beatrix Potter's father passed away, she purchased the house for her mother, who lived there until her passing. This unique history is still celebrated today, with artefacts such as photos taken by Rupert Potter and letters sent by Beatrix to her publishers while she was staying at Lindeth Howe. The hotel's logo, written in Beatrix's own handwriting, is a treasured keepsake, made possible with the kind permission of Penguin.

Lindeth Howe hotel, with its 30-plus bedrooms, provides the perfect retreat to unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploring the breathtaking Lake District National Park and its surroundings. The hotel's lounge and bar area pays homage to its Beatrix Potter heritage, making it an ideal spot to relax with loved ones over a pre- or post-dinner drink. Additionally, non-residents are also warmly welcome to come and enjoy the warm atmosphere and hospitality.

Lindeth Howe hotel has received prestigious recognition for its excellence in hospitality, earning awards such as the "Cyclist Welcome", "Walkers Welcome", and "One Step Ahead" honors, as well as its long-standing "Gold Award" from Visit England, a testament to its commitment to providing exceptional service and accommodations for guests.

Lindeth Howe hotel had a momentous 2023, celebrating two notable triumphs: being crowned the Cumbria Tourism Wedding Venue of the Year and receiving the esteemed Visit England Rose Award, which honors service excellence. This prestigious award is a remarkable achievement, as Lindeth Howe was one of only nine properties across all of Cumbria to be recognized with this distinction in 2023.

The Gold Award from Visit England is awarded to celebrate accommodation establishments that outperform in their category, offering exceptional quality within their star rating. The awards help guests find special places where hosts go the extra mile, whatever the size, style, or star rating of the accommodation.

Lindeth Howe hotel was honored to host HRH The Earl of Wessex for dinner on September 27th, 2021, alongside the DofE awards team. The evening was a special occasion, and photographs from the event can be found in the hotel's history section in the hallway. Additionally, Lindeth Howe felt proud to see its mention in the Court Circular on the Royal Family's official website, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

HRH Dinner court circular