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
Wow we are finally here with our brand new website that I have been working on for some months now. It seems to have taken a while from the planning with our in house designer Michelle from I-Design to finally choosing a web designer to put thoughts and ideas into reality.
Dave Hassall from Prada Publishing took on the task of working with me to ensure each fine detail would materialise into the Lindeth Howe long awaited website to bring us into the future. Here I am writing my very first blog and enjoying this new experience. I hope you all like it and I would be really pleased if you write into us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think.
Alison Magee-Barker, General Manager