We are thrilled to bits to announce Sunil and Nickeisha are proud parents and the safe arrival of Nickel Burke who was born on 9th January 2014 at 12.11am weighing 6lb 11oz. Both Nickeisha and Nickel are doing fine. We wish them all the very best at this wonderful time and I am sure Sadiki will make a fabulous big brother.
Many congratulations to the family and I am sure you will all agree Nickel looks just like his father!!
Wow, we have been really busy refurbishing and upgrading some of our bathrooms at the hotel over the past few weeks. We have finished nine bathrooms and changed our ground floor disabled bathroom into a beautiful new wet room and we are really proud of all the work which has been completed.
Its all looking fresh and fabulous here. David and Jamie Parkinson the decorators are working extremely well and nearly completed ready for the Christmas decorations due to go up on 2nd December. We will complete the staircase whilst the hotel is closed in the first week of January.
All the historical pictures have been mounted and framed and hung on the walls and it certainly brings a new look into the hotel.
Well the weather here is gorgeous, spring has sprung and the sun is shining bright. The buds are showing on the magnolia tree and we are about to celebrate the launch of Pigling Bland’s centenary year by holding our very own book launch on Thursday 7th March when Beatrix Potter aka Judith Notley will be reading the story of Pigling Bland to local school and nursery children whilst enjoying a sumptuous Lindeth Howe Afternoon Tea at our Windermere Hotel. Watch out for Pigling Bland’s blog as he enjoys his centenary year.
We are also celebrating Mother’s Day later this week with a special price for that special lady in your life to enjoy a real treat of a gourmet 5 course dinner, bed and breakfast on Sunday 10th March 2013.
Laying the new Carpet
Finishing touches before the furniture arrives
Wow, we did it!!!!!
The Dining Room is open and guests are dining in our 2 AA rosette restaurant as we speak.
The wallpaper, curtains (steamed), pictures, mirrors are all up and looking stunning we are really pleased with end result. The new chairs arrived yesterday and we still have a few finishing touches to add, however the end result is excellent.
May I thank the hard working team of D H Parkinson decorators, Dave Woods electricians, SAP sound system engineers, Kendal Quality Carpets fitters, The Full Octave gentlemen for moving the piano back and forth, Northern Lights stained glass, Steve from Westmorland Furniture Company and Maureen & her team from Whitemore & Thwaytes Interior Design who came up with the design and re-made the curtains. But and its a big BUT – most of all I would like to thank ”The Lindeth Howe” hardworking team who have pulled out all the stops to ensure we were ready to open ready for the first guests to arrive.
I have a few taster photographs for you all to see now but I will leave the finished results for your all to see when you arrive.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
The photograph we published on my very first blog is of Mr Tony Doxford who grew up at Lindeth Howe as a child and his father purchased the house from Beatrix Potter herself. It is always great to see Mr Doxford return to his family home and tell us the stories of when he lived here many years ago. Also on the picture are Stephen Broughton (Managing Director) and myself.
Well I thought I would update you as to what’s happening at Lindeth Howe. The team are deeply involved in the preparation of Christmas. It’s very festive here and we are looking forward to a magical Christmas and a celebratory New Year.
In the New Year we close the hotel for a couple of weeks and in this time we are going to have a new refurbished Dining Room which is quite exciting. I am currently in the process of completing a project plan to ensure we complete the refurbishment before we re-open on the 16th January. I will keep you updated as we get closer to January.
Keep an eye out on our website for up and coming offers and news on what’s happening soon.
by Alison Magee-Barker, General Manager