-----Original Message----- From: Tony 6125
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:04 PM
To: kennedy@lindethfell.co.uk
Subject: 30th anniversary stay

Dear all,

We had booked this hotel stay a number of months in advance.  Despite
several changes (right up to the very last moment) your staff were ever
obliging and helpfulness itself.  As this was our 30th wedding anniversary I
had several key requirements to make sure it would be perfect.  Each time
the team at Lindeth were there with answers and solutions.
We had booked the hotel based purely on the recommendations on Trip Advisor,
they were to prove not quite correct.  The drive to the hotel was absolutely
beautiful, taking in some of the best views and routes available in the UK.
When we turned into the driveway of the hotel our collective breath was
taken away, stunning does not do the surrounding gardens justice, they would
rival anything you see at any stately home or the Chelsea Flower Show.  The
colours and layout were just eye watering.  We pulled up to one of the
prettiest hotels we have ever stayed in and even though a few hours early
went to enquire if we could leave our car to take a walk around.  The owner
stated, 'your room is ready for you to check in' and was helpful beyond
belief.  We booked in and then went up to our room.  Due to the anniversary,
we had been upgraded to a truly gorgeous room 'Windemere' the room itself
was immaculate and well appointed.  The bathroom could only be beaten
cleanliness wise by an operating theatre, with soft white towels and bath
robes.  After settling in, we changed and then went downstairs to have a
look around and then take a planned walk into Bowness.  We were given very
clear directions and a map from the owner and informed that a casual walk
would take around 30 minutes (this estimate was spot on).  Whilst at the
hotel we purchased a print of the hotel as a memento of the occasion, done
by a local artist.  I was also informed that the flowers I had organised for
my wife had arrived and would be in the room for our return.  We took the
suggested route down along the lakeside and on into Bowness, there was only
one stretch that was not on a path or kerb, but as it was in a 30 MPH zone
was okay. The rest of the way was well signposted and easy to follow.  The
sun was shining brightly and the walk was enjoyed, even the uphill section
on the way back to the hotel.  Arriving back at the hotel and on entering
our room a huge bouquet was there (cue first set of tears from my wife) on
the dressing table.  After showering we went down for dinner and was shown
to a table set aside from everyone that was candle lit and scattered with
red love hearts.  The food which was part of the price was absolutely
superb, despite a limited choice on the menu it was brilliantly presented
and tasted even better than it looked (the chefs are not paid enough).
There is a large choice of wine, with something to suit every pallet and
price, we had a beautiful South African White which went really well with my
fish and my wifes duck. I distracted my wife momentarily and placed her
surprise gift (a diamond ring which I had organised with the jewellers to
say would be delayed) on her place mat, cue second set of tears.  After a
truly excellent meal we retired to the lounge and had a cup of really
excellent coffee and some mints.  Going to our lovely room we were greeted
with our curtains drawn, our bed turned down and red love hearts all,over
the bed.  This was a really nice touch and totally unexpected, cue third set
of tears.  The bed was large and very comfortable providing a lovely nights
sleep, this saw us waking refreshed and ready for the day.  After a superb
breakfast at our very own table from the previous night we took a walk
around the gardens.  It would not surprise me if they had been designed by
Capability Brown, with nooks, crannies and little paths going everywhere.
There was a clever chip and putt course, croquet pitch and a beautiful
little Tarn, this sadly had no decent sized fish left due to predation by
Otters and Herons.  Despite this, it was really peaceful there and very
tranquil and a lovely little feature.  I really cannot believe that this
hotel only has 3 stars, it was truly stunning and we were blown away by our
whole experience.  The staff were helpful beyond belief.  The place was
immaculate from top to bottom.  The room was well appointed and the lounge,
dining room etc were very pleasant with plenty of space.  The views were out
of this world and beautiful beyond words.  The food was absolutely top
class, combined with an excellent wine list making for excellent dining.
There were absolutely no negatives or bad points that we found or noticed,
apart from our stay was far too short.  Our next visit to the Lake District
will see our return to Lindeth, only if this hotel was fully booked would we
now consider looking at other hotels.  I cannot thank the Hotel owners and
staff enough for making our 30th anniversary so special and so memorable.
my wife and I will never forget our stay at this glorious hotel and we are
already looking at dates to return there.  Pease take my advice and book
into this hotel for a top class experience, you will not be disappointed.