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  • AA 3 Rosettes



In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birthday and the region’s link to some of the country’s best known authors, Linthwaite, a luxury country hotel in the Lake District, is launching a Creative Writing Break.

The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England's best-known writers including Beatrix Potter, who lived most of her adult life there, writing many books including ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. After her death in 1943, she left her 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust, which to date is one of the largest and most important legacies in the Lake District.

Other famous writers have included William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and John Ruskin. A highlight of the course will be a private viewing, dinner and poetry recital at Wordsworth’s family home, Rydal Mount, where the great author wrote many of his poems.

The three day Creative Writing Course will be run by Angela Locke, author of six internationally published novels and non-fiction/travel books and a prize-winning poet with five published collections. The course will help participants to find their creative voice, expand their minds and encourage them to write poetry, stories and prose in a supportive environment.
The Creative Writing Break includes:
- 3 day Creative Writing Course based on site at Linthwaite
- 3 nights’ accommodation at Linthwaite (29th February to 3rd March)
- Dinner on 2 of the nights in Linthwaite’s award-winning restaurant with 3 AA rosettes
- Private viewing and recital at Wordworth's home
- Dinner at Wordworth’s home

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Minimum age in restaurant after 19.00 is 7yrs.


£462 per person based on double occupancy (one course participant)
£750 per person for sole occupancy and course participation.


Vicky Goodall

+44 1539 263853


Crook Road,
LA23 3JA



Plan route to Linthwaite House Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 407955  Lat: 54.35156 Long: -2.91384

Leave M6 jct 36 and take A591, at roundabout north west of Kendal take first left, B5284, Crook Road. We are 7 miles on the left.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Minimum age in restaurant after 19.00 is 7yrs.

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