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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming, food very good and reasonable value, general appearance good wonderfull views both bedrooms,lounge and dinning rooms comfortable Lovely log fire's.its a grand house creating understated opulence and class whilst maintaining a warm welcoming and easy going feeling,The gardens walks and majestic views fully compliment the hotel being though full in the positioning of seating in positions to best...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely weekend at Macdonald Leeming House in Ullswater. I was looking for somewhere not in the main tourist areas and thats exactly what i got. The house is set in stunning grounds and if you get a room with a balcony, it's great in Summer to sit and enjoy the quiet of the countryside. The check-in was quite...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear ICldn Retreat! quiet, relaxing, yet close enough to the lovely town of Penrith if you wish to browse and just 30/40 minutes away from south Lakes if you wish to visit the great hustle and bustle they have to offer. Thank you very much for your comments, you booked a feature rooms which is one of our best, as...

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into reception we could tell that we were in for a treat,very friendly professional staff, our room was second to none,the food was to die for & there was a small but very friendly well stocked bar . If you are into walking this would make a great base ,we loved it.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Good afternoon Vandemon46 Thank you for such a complimentary review, you have made my day with your comments. Your experience is exactly what we strive to achieve for all of our guests at Leeming House. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope that you are able to return again soon, we will look forward to welcoming...

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful Hotel in a beautiful part of the world! Very friendly,professional and caring staff! Delicious Breakfast and Evening meal! We had a lovely room with French doors- when we visit again i would ask for a room with a window as we like to sleep with the window open !( whatever the weather!)

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Hello _christinamann Thank you for your comments, they are very complimentary in particular regarding the team and the breakfast and evening meal being delicious! I can see you chose an executive room the ones overlooking the garden are lovely, however I would agree if you like your window open you would be better choosing a feature room with a balcony...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Terrible reception staff. Meals average. Nice view of the car park from the room. Long standing Elite members of the McD club but was treated as if we had just come off the streets. Sad to say this is not like it used to be.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear poppyweed I am very sorry to hear you were unhappy with your last visit in particular as you have visited so many times before and are a Macdonald elite member. Your custom is of course very valuable to us and I know we would have tried our best to offer the complimentary upgrade offered to elite members if we...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful location, really peaceful. The staff at the keening hotel were very friendly and welcoming, from start to finish. The room was comfortable and clean. Having a drink on the sofa by the fire in the lounge was very relaxing. This is the 2nd time we have stayed here.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey G Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. autumn is a very cosy time to stay at Leeming House taking in the views by the fire. Thank you for your comments about the friendliness of the team and your bedroom being clean and comfortable and the fact you...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cannot fault this hotel, everything about it was excellent. Stunning location overlooking Ullswater. Staff could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable, evening meal was a special experience with quality food and service. Our beautiful room overlooked the lake and grounds. We enjoyed walks recommended by the friendly reception to waterfalls just a 10 minute drive away &...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Hello Magic n Thank you so much for your recommendation, it means a lot to me and the team. Your comments are lovely, in particular about the staff making every effort to make your stay enjoyable and the special experience with the quality of food and service. I am so pleased to hear you were able to enjoy the many...

Durham
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A fantastic relaxing stay in a very comfortable room, the staff were very friendly and looked after us brilliant. The gardens are beautiful especially the 'red tree'. The views of Lake Ullswater were simply stunning, second to none. We will definitely be back.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear X2206PQjamesw I am reading you feedback with a huge smile, I think you have summed up Leeming House perfectly! I may just pop out and have a little look outside :) Any time spent in the beautiful part of the country is time well spent, but late October & November are my favourite time in the area and a...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just a short break, but this hotel and friendly staff made it an enjoyable time. Hotel is well maintained and the views of the lake on a calm autumn day were stunning. The room was good and the use of a small terrace was a nice addition.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Hello Graeme A So good to hear what an enjoyable stay you had with us at Leeming House, I am very proud of the friendliness and efficiency of our team so your comments are much appreciated. I have many guests like you who may even stay only one night but feel completely rested due to the ambience of the hotel...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My comments are already above and sent to the general mgr. I have photo evidence too should anyone like to see it. A massive shame as the building and location are magnificent. It is just ran terribly. Other than the receptionist who was very nice and helpful the rest of the staff stomped around with frowns on their faces. To...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear 26olivers As we have corresponded on your stay and come to a solution which I felt was agreed upon, I feel it is a shame you still felt the need to post such a negative review. In our correspondence I apologised for the standard of cleanliness of your toilet and the fact you were put into a room with...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, our 200 year old country house hotel offers breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, this hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. Macdonald Hotels' Lake District location in Ullswater offers the perfect retreat whether you're on a romantic break away, a business trip or exploring the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

Address: Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Price Range: $188 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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Macdonald Leeming Hotel Ullswater
Macdonald Leeming Penrith
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“Most rooms face Ullswater”
 of 5 bubbles 138DavidF138, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Have breakfast outside on a sunny morning overlooking the water fountain, grounds and fells”
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“Overlooking the lake.”
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“Ask them to trim the trees”
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