The Leathes Head


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

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 were proud holders of the Highly Recommended status within the Michelin Guide whilst that accolade was awarded. In our restaurant, our guests and non residents can enjoy dishes prepared by Liam Philbin, our head chef, who uses (where he can) locally sourced ingredients. Or they can sit in our Graphite Bar to enjoy a drink or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the lounge 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 when it was awarded, 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.

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The perfect venue for exclusive use for special family events

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