Macdonald Leeming House

4.0 star property
Lakefront hotel in Penrith with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Macdonald Leeming House

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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Breakfast, dinner served; British cuisine, garden views

Overview of Macdonald Leeming House

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Watermillock Nr Penrith, Penrith, England, CA11 0JJ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed (Standard Double)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Standard King)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, 1 Double Bed (Deluxe Suite)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed (Deluxe Double)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Suite)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Double)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed (Deluxe King)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Super Deluxe King)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Ullswater - 1 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 6 min drive
  • Lake Windermere - 21 min drive
  • Derwentwater - 22 min drive
  • Lodore Falls - 25 min drive
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) - 49 min drive
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 143 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 16 min drive
  • Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station - 19 min drive
  • Appleby Station - 24 min drive


  • The Rheged Centre - 7 min drive
  • Rampsbeck - 2 min drive
  • Boot & Shoe - 8 min drive
  • Travellers Rest Glenridding - 7 min drive
  • Granny Dowbekins - 4 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Leeming House

When you stay at Macdonald Leeming House, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake District National Park. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit The Regency, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say great things about the room service.


English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 41 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge (reservations required)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only

Special features


The Regency – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 26.00 per person
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Hosted evening meal costs GBP 65

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Leeming House
Macdonald Leeming
Macdonald Leeming House
Macdonald Leeming House Hotel
Macdonald Leeming House Hotel Penrith
Macdonald Leeming House Penrith
Macdonald Leeming House Hotel
Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater Hotel Penrith
Macdonald Leeming Penrith
Macdonald Leeming House Penrith
Macdonald Leeming House Hotel Penrith

Frequently asked questions

Does Macdonald Leeming House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Macdonald Leeming House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Macdonald Leeming House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Macdonald Leeming House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Macdonald Leeming House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Macdonald Leeming House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Macdonald Leeming House and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area, a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Macdonald Leeming House?
Yes, The Regency offers British cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Macdonald Leeming House like?
Macdonald Leeming House is located a short 5-minute walk from Ullswater.



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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel and grounds very kind and helpful staff
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel in a great location . Bathrooms and toilets a bit dated . Breakfast selection was basic
Nicholas, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Fantastic location and views. Quite relaxing
Omar, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Top notch service and great views!!
Amazing hotel and great breakfast! Views incredible
Jason, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fran, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Victoria, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Our stay
Swift check in. Staff was welcoming. Over all a nice experiene. It had limited lake access.
Muhammad Khubaib, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Margaret, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ainsley, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Morag, 1-night trip
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