Linthwaite House is situated in the South Lake District (South Lakes), only 25 minutes’ drive from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway.
Physical & postal address: Linthwaite House, Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JA, United Kingdom
GPS coordinates: 54° 21′ 8.08” N 2° 54′ 47.70” W
From the North
Leave the M6 at Junction 39 (Shap) and follow the signs to Kendal. At Kendal follow the one-way system to Lakes/Windermere. At the large roundabout north-west of Kendal take the B5284 (Crook Road) sign-posted ‘Hawkshead via Ferry’, keeping the Gateway Inn on your right. Drive down the B5284 for 6 miles. We are on the left one mile past Windermere Golf Club.
From the South
To reach the hotel turn off the M6 at Junction 36. Follow the dual carriageway (A590/A591) for 8.4 miles. At the large roundabout north-west of Kendal turn left on to the B5284 (Crook Road) sign-posted ‘Hawkshead via Ferry’, keeping the Gateway Inn on your right. Drive down the B5284 for 6 miles. We are on the left one mile past Windermere Golf Club.
The northern scenic route
As an alternative scenic route through the Lake District, leave the M6 at J40 Penrith and take the A592 down the west side of Ullswater. This route will take you over Kirkstone Pass. At the small roundabout after Troutbeck go straight on, keeping Lake Windermere on your right.
At the little roundabout in Bowness town centre bear right, keeping Costa Coffee on your right. Take the first left after 80 yards onto the A5074. After 0.6 of a mile fork left into Windy Hall Road. At the end of this road you will come to a junction and the drive to Linthwaite is opposite.
Please be aware that road works and diversions are currently in place on this route, which may increase your travel time.
The nearest train station is Windermere (2.5 miles/10 minutes/ £8 by taxi), with regular connections to and from Oxenholme station which is on the main London (Euston) to Glasgow Virgin west coast line.
Oxenholme Lake District station – 13 miles (21 kilometres)/30 minutes by taxi – is only two hours and 39 minutes by train from London Euston, and about two hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
There are also trains from Manchester Airport to Windermere (some direct), which is a two-hour journey.