Calling all Gin lovers. This Lake District break gives you the opportunity to sample a range of gins including The Lakes Gin - one of the only Gin's in the world to be brewed in a world heritage site!
You'll be greeted with a selection of mini gins in your room when you arrive, along with Fevertree tonic water, fruit to match, a box of Lindeth Howe chocolates and the all important ice.
The package includes breakfast on each morning in our luxury 4 star country house hotel. Prices start from only £95.00 per person per night in a standard room with room upgrades available. You can stay weekdays as well as weekends.
Available from 28th March 2017 - 31st March 2018.
If you wanted to book another package, but also want the Gin, don't worry - when you book via our booking engine on the website, you can add 'Gin' as an extra!
All rates are based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room.
Single Supplements are £30.00 per night.
Children sharing a room with full paying adults have bed and breakfast included and are charged at an extra £30.00 per night. All other incidentals will be charged as taken.
Standard Room - £190.00
Superior Room - £210.00
Deluxe Room - £230.00
Executive Deluxe Room - £280.00
Westmorland Suite - £330.00
Single Room - £140.00
Family Room - £210.00
The Lakes Gin:
This is the only Gin distilled in the Lake District with true provenance.
Close to Bassenthwaite Lake, in an area of unimaginable beauty encircled by Cumbrian fells, they have the perfect home for The Lakes Distillery. They have ideal water from the River Derwent, with its source high up in the fells, a team steeped in distilling experience, the perfect conditions for creating outstanding spirits was made.
Juniper can be found across the fells in The Lake District, and they use that local juniper as the base for their Gin. Using classic gin botanicals augmented with other native to The Lakes including bilberry, heather and meadowsweet – this is an artisan gin which is complex, and intriguingly delicious
Bombay Sapphire Gin:
They are passionate about producing the finest gin possible; which is why the creation of Bombay Sapphire is truly unique. The 10 botanicals used in the production of their gin are held separate from the spirit in perforated copper baskets, and when heated the vapours rise, the distinctive flavour of the botanicals are released. The result? A complex aromatic liquid that delivers a broader, more balanced flavour.
The 10 botanicals are:
- Lemon Peel
- Grains of Paradise
- Cubeb Berries
- Orris Root
- Cassia Bark
Beefeater Gin is one of the highest awarded Gins in the world. It is made by following 4 steps’
Step 1: Neutral grain is added to the copper pot stills. Exact proportions of hand-selected botanicles are added to the spirit and steeped for 24-hours
Step 2: After steeping the stills are gently heated for 7 hours and infused spirit changes from liquid to vapour then back to liquid, which is now gin.
Step 3: The liquid is sampled and the “middle cut”, where all the required flavours and characteristics of the botanicles are correctly blended, is collected. This is knows as “making the cut”
Step 4: The gin is then reduced to bottling strength with the addition of pure softened water.
What's in a name?
The name gin comes from the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, both of which mean juniper.
Music to your taste buds
3,000 botanicals are nosed every year in the search for the perfect Gordon's® blend. "Rather like the string section of an orchestra," as Tom, our master distiller, once put it.
Like gold dust
Early Australian settlers paid for their imported Gordon's London Dry gin in gold dust.
Three – the magic number
Gordon's London Dry gin is distilled three times for extra dryness and smoothness.
The green party
Gordon's London Dry gin was originally produced in green bottles due to manufacturing constraints. Green, of course, remains the iconic bottle in the UK. Gordon's was transported in ceramic crocks up until the beginning of the 20th Century. Both green and clear glass bottles were used from 1903 on wards; the green for home and the clear for export markets.
A royal boar
Take a look at the lid of any bottle of Gordon's gin and you'll find a boar's head. Legend has it that a member of the Gordon clan saved the King of Scotland from a wild boar when out hunting. Ever since, the ancestors of Alexander Gordon sported a boar's head on their coat of arms.
About the Hotel
Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Bowness On Windermere and has 6 acres of stunning manicured gardens. We are very proud to hold 2 rosettes awarded from the AA for the fantastic food produced by our brigade of highly talented chef’s. We have 35 wonderful bedrooms each one unique and many of which boast views over the gardens and lake. We also have free onsite parking to all our guests.
We are very honoured to be the home of Beatrix Potter’s mother who lived here until she died at which point Beatrix sold the house. While visiting here in her younger years Beatrix wrote and illustrated two of her stories, Timmy Tiptoes and Pigling Bland.