Lake view
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Free parking
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping

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A Regency house overlooking Ullswater, the Macdonald Leeming House has an award-winning restaurant and views of the Cumbrian Fells. It is a 15-minute drive from the M6 motorway.

The en-suite bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style and all have flat-screen TVs and seating areas. Some rooms have balconies with lake views.

The Regency Restaurant has an AA Rosette Award and serves modern British cuisine. The conservatory and terrace offer a more relaxed setting for informal lunches and dinners.

The hotel has 22 acres of grounds and offers croquet on the lawn and private fishing on the river. Indoors, there is a drawing room, library and sitting room with log fires in the winter.

Leeming House features a private helipad. Penrith is 7.5 miles away and Aira Force, the waterfall Wordsworth wrote about, is 3 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Macdonald Leeming House has been welcoming guests since 16 Jul 2008.
Hotel chain/brand: Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, I am booked to stay on the 4th April and wondered if it would still be going ahead/ safe with the covid 19 pandemic? Thank you
    We still be open at the moment, if we'll have any updates, we'll let all our costumers know as soon as possible
    Answered on 21 March 2020
  • Is this room dog friendly
    Good Morning, I can confirm that we are a dog-friendly hotel, your dog is more than welcome at our hotel! This room type does not have access to the g..
    Answered on 28 June 2021
  • Pet friendly
    We accept Dogs, however please advise the Hotel as only certain rooms are dog Friendly
    Answered on 20 August 2019
  • Hi do you allow small dogs?
    Good Morning, I can confirm that we are a dog-friendly hotel, your dog is more than welcome at our hotel! Please be aware there is a £15 fee per night..
    Answered on 26 July 2021
  • I am booking to visit on the 12th of January. I was wondering what is near in terms of pubs and things to do? Thanks
    Thank you for your enquiry. We are situated in the little of hamlet of Watermillock on the shores of Ullswater. The nearest pub to us is about 3/4 o..
    Answered on 16 December 2019
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site

    Regency Restaurant

    Open for: Dinner

Facilities of Macdonald Leeming House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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From 16:00 hours


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Cot upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Macdonald Leeming House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The credit/debit card used to book a pre-paid rate must be presented to reception on arrival at the hotel. Please note that failure to do so will result in an alternative payment method being required.

Please contact the property in advance before booking a dog-friendly room.

Please note that certain rooms in the room category you have booked do not have views.

Please note that the hotel doesn't accept any cash payments.

When booking 7 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

The dinner and bed and breakfast rate includes a GBP 30 allowance toward food per person per night.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Macdonald Leeming House

  • The prices at Macdonald Leeming House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Macdonald Leeming House has 1 restaurant:

    • Regency Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Macdonald Leeming House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Macdonald Leeming House is 0.8 miles from the centre of Watermillock.

  • Macdonald Leeming House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Check-in at Macdonald Leeming House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Room options at Macdonald Leeming House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Twin/Double