Macdonald Leeming House

Watermillock, Penrith, CA11 0JJ
Macdonald Leeming House Outside

Macdonald Leeming House is one of the Lake District’s finest hotels. Situated in 22-acres of landscaped gardens on the shores of Ullswater, this 200-year-old country house hotel offers guests fantastic luxury accommodation, sumptuous food, amazing facilities, and stunning scenery.

The hotel has 42 luxury en-suite rooms, a fine dining restaurant, and access to the nearby spa and fitness facilities at the Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa. Thanks to its great location and excellent facilities, the hotel is a popular choice as both a wedding and business conference venue.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Business Center
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


The hotel has 42 rooms in total, all of which are en-suite, comfortably furnished, and designed to a very high standard. They all come with a flat screen TV, trouser press, large desk, iron, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Guests can choose to upgrade to an Executive Room, which enjoys breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside, or choose a Junior Suite, which is a spacious room with a private balcony. There is an accessible room on the ground floor and a small selection of rooms are classified as dog friendly, where dogs can stay for an additional charge of £15 per night.

Macdonald Leeming House Hotel Room

Restaurant and Bar

Guests at Macdonald Leeming House can choose to dine in one of two eateries. The Regency Restaurant is their fine dining restaurant that has an award-winning menu and produces some of the best food you’ll find in the Lake District. For a more relaxed dining experience, there is a great selection of delicious fayre on offer in the Drawing Room. Wherever you eat at the Macdonald Leeming House Hotel, the food is freshly prepared on the premises with the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Additional Facilities and Services

Thanks to its amazing location on the shores of Ullswater and its excellent facility, the hotel is a popular wedding venue. Toastmaster services are provided and all couples get their own exclusive wedding coordinator to ensure their big day is a success.

The Macdonald Leeming House Hotel has four function rooms that are perfect for a range of business events, conferences and functions. The hotel has all the modern equipment and facilities required for such events, as well as staff on-hand to ensure all events go to plan.

Although the hotel does not have a spa, swimming pool, or gymnasium on-site, these are all available for guests to use at the nearby Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa.


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