The Leathes Head Country House Hotel in Borrowdale, has been unveiled as one of the finalists for the 13th annual Cumbria Tourism Awards. The Leathes Head is one of just four businesses in the Small Hotel of the Year category, sponsored by Colliers International, and the only hotel from the North Lakes to have made the shortlist.

This news comes just a month after the hotel restaurant was awarded its second AA Rosette. Jamie Adamson, general manager said: “We are truly delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. At The Leathes Head, we’re dedicated to delivering a high standard in everything we do, particularly for the food we serve in our restaurant.  It means a lot to know that all our hard work and passion is being recognised.”

Ian Stephens, Managing Director at Cumbria Tourism, said: “The long established Cumbria Tourism Awards are widely recognised by both local businesses and visitors as a mark of distinction and quality. Those businesses lucky enough to win an award in one of the 15 categories are deservedly recognised as being at the pinnacle of their profession and represent the very best the county has to offer. Our shortlisting and judging process is renowned for being of the highest order, with high numbers of entrants going on to compete successfully in the VisitEngland Excellence Awards each year.”

The lucky shortlisted businesses will attend a glitzy black tie award ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal on 16th June and compete for the honour of being recognised as the best in Cumbria.

The Leathes Head Country House Hotel is a charming 11 bedroom Edwardian hotel, situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley, just 4 miles south of Keswick.

To find out more about the Cumbria Tourism Awards visit