The Leathes Head


to The Leathes Head, a luxury adults only eleven bedroomed Edwardian Country House Hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley and Cumbria Tourism Small Hotel of the Year Winners.

The hotel is set amongst three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery, meandering rivers and some of the most spectacular fells in North West England. With superb views across the valley and easy access to Keswick, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The entire Borrowdale Valley is ringed by glorious fells known and loved by seasoned walkers. Lake cruises, water sports, mountain biking trails and plenty of other Lake District activities are all within easy reach of the hotel.

We are proud holders of Highly Recommended status with the Michelin Guide where our guests can enjoy dishes prepared by our head chef using locally sourced ingredients; sit in the refurbished Graphite Bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the lounge windows before retiring to one of the individually furnished luxurious bedrooms, with views of the surrounding countryside and hotel gardens.

Relax in the Heart of Borrowdale

The Leathes Head is in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley. Situated just four miles South of Keswick, it is the perfect base for exploring the valley and the surrounding areas. You can access the mountains from the front door of the hotel or drive a short distance to start some magnificent walks. With superb views across the valley towards Derwent Water and Keswick, The Leathes Head really is in a prime location.

The only Michelin Guide highly recommended restaurant in the Borrowdale Valley

Featuring local British Cuisine, our menu is brimming with fine dining options, some classic with a modern twist, all as full of imagination as they are of flavour. Holder of The Michelin Guide Highly Recommended Award, our chef Liam Philbin and the team treat guests to a menu of locally grown, or reared produce, including Herdwick Lamb from the Cumbrian Fells, fresh meat from Cartmell Valley Game and cheese from The Cheese Larder.


Our free WiFi is available to all guests.


Set in the heart of Borrowdale with spectacular views all round.


The only hotel in the Borrowdale Valley to hold highly recommended status in the Michelin Guide


The perfect venue for exclusive use & corporate hire.

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