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Macdonald Leeming House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful staff, lovely hotel, beautiful location. After enjoying a short break, once again, at Leeming House we both felt completely relaxed. All the staff really do make you feel as if you are the only guests in residence. Thank you.

This is our third visit to Leeming House and it certainly won't be our last. We had 2 nights DBB. Its a wonderful hotel in amazing grounds, the staff are fantastic always have a smile/nothing is too much trouble and the food both evening meal and breakfast were amazing. (I did have an issue with dessert one evening but that was down to my own personal choice and when the manager questioned why I had left it and I explained it was not to my liking he thanked me for my feedback, went off and tested it, spoke with the chef as he agreed the flavours were too much and had it removed from the menu! So sorry if your a pineapple sour lover!!). I would like to thank Sam on reception for giving us an entertaining departure, unfortunately he had to deal with a rather rude gentleman, who had also been very rude to the waiting on staff at breakfast, anyway Sam handled the rudeness very well and we had a little laugh with him about it....manners cost nothing and some people need to remember they are no better than anyone else. Well done Sam and the young lady at breakfast who also handled the rudeness well. All that's left for me to say is we will back and we will continue to recommend Leeming House.

Booked DBB macdonald deal which far exceeded expectations. Lovely hotel in idillic setting and exceptional staff. Thoroughly enjoyable relaxing stay. Will definitely visit again. Visit made extra special with room upgrade and Elemis toiletries

Every time we stay at this lovely hotel it never fails to impress us. You just can not beat the picturesque location and views. Hotel is beautiful and the food in the restaurant just keeps getting better and better, macaroni cheese was to die for! Will look forward to visiting again later in the year. Thank you to all the staff, you really are an asset!

We have just returned from an Easter break at this hotel and I although I never usually do this, I had to write a review as the hotel and its staff in particular are absolutely amazing. We arrived on Saturday around midday and were met by such a lovely friendly lady on reception. I did not get her name unfortunately but she was so friendly and warm to all of us. The manager David was also there to greet us and was so warm and attentive. He took us through to a beautiful room with an open fire where we were immediately given drinks and pastries and David gave us ideas of walks and places to go. The views from the hotel are amazing, overlooking the lake, so peaceful and tranquil. We went out for a walk whilst our room was being prepared as we were early and when we returned, our cases had been taken up to our room already. Our boots were extremely muddy from the walk and so we didn't want to walk into the hotel in them. When my husband asked if there was anywhere we could leave them, the manager said to leave them outside and he would have them cleaned. And cleaned they were, like new and left outside our bedroom door. We could not believe such service. The room was amazing, spotlessly clean and the beds so comfortable. The breakfast was delicious as was the food in the evening. This truly is a lovely hotel but what truly makes it is the staff. I don't think I have ever stayed anywhere where all of the staff are so polite, friendly and attentive. Nothing is too much trouble and you are made to feel extra special from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave from all of the staff. We had teenage children and they felt the same. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning.

My husband took me for a surprise stay at this country house hotel for my 70th birthday as I have always wanted to visit Ullswater. Our daughter did the booking and informed them that this was a special event so, when we arrived we were greeted as expected, important guests and, when we were shown to our room (26, ground floor so no stairs!), we found there a sweet treat platter, inscribed with Happy Birthday, which the chef had created just for me! We had been given a double upgrade so our room was not only spacious and well-appointed, with exceptionally comfortable beds and lovely big pillows, but we also had a wonderful lake and mountains view from our balcony. The grounds were extensive, beautifully planted and well-maintained. Our dining experience was excellent, including assistance with choosing an appropriate wine, and there was plenty of buffet choice at breakfast, plus really good coffee, followed by well-presented and tasty hot food. In addition, we enjoyed a complimentary cream tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the lounges after a chilly but fantastic tour on one of the lake steamers. All the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely excited to be helping me to celebrate my special birthday; it`s therefore impossible to single any one of them out so just a very big thank you to all of them (including those behind the scenes!) for helping to make our stay so personal and memorable and for making me feel so special – my husband is overjoyed with the success of his gift to me!

We stayed here for 2 nights the staff were very attentive and more than happy to help a BIG THNK YOU TO Staffarno for all your advise on places to visit and the best way to achive it. The hotel is right on the edge of Ullswater and vey nice walk around the grounds. The food was of the very best quality and so was the serve Thank you all look forward to our next visit

Well we went to Leeming house on a stay as we were looking for wedding venues, And wow it is absolutely amazing the scenery is unbelievable. The hotel was clean and the rooms were gorgeous. The food we had a little hiccup as was cold but they soon rectified it. For the price it was fantastic. would definitely stay again. Well we have booked our wedding for it so says it all really.

The most beautiful location on Ullswater Lake a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility hotel and thank you to the front of house Sam and Livia for fabulous service !! It’s very convenient off the M6 and cuts out the busy roads of Windermere and Coniston try it you will not be disappointed 👌🏼

Booked a nice surprise visit to Ullswater for a getaway. Booked the Macdonalds Leeming as it seemed nicely located and look pleasant on the website. Got there on the Sunday and were greeted by very friendly and professional staff on the front desk. The next few days followed the same pattern. Professional friendly staff offering an outstanding service. Nothing is too much trouble. Great room with a wonderful view of the lake and the hills in the background. Very peaceful. Service in the lounges was great and again very friendly. The food was really good, well cooked and well presented. Breakfast was fab with the breakfast room overlooking the lake with the hills in the background. Room was very clean and very pleasant. Overall impression - great, very peaceful which is what we wanted. Definately recommend this place.

Watermillock Nr Penrith Penrith England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Macdonald Leeming House places you within a 10-minute drive of Aira Force and Ullswater. This 4-star hotel has 41 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on a lake and also near Ullswater and Gowbarrow Fall.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.


Macdonald Leeming House's 41 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Macdonald Leeming House features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1303 reviews