Macdonald Leeming House

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Suite, 1 Double Bed (Suite) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Super Deluxe King) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Super Deluxe King) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Macdonald Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
Watermillock Nr Penrith, Penrith, England, CA11 0JJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUllswater5 min walk
  • Popular LocationAira Force7 min drive
  • Popular LocationGowbarrow Fall16 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Penrith, Macdonald Leeming House is in a rural area and on a lake. Lake District National Park and Dalemain Country Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Rookin House Activity Centre and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

What's nearby

  • Ullswater - 5 min walk
  • Aira Force - 7 min drive
  • Dalemain - 11 min drive
  • Gowbarrow Fall - 16 min drive
  • Place Fell - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 18 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 51 min drive


  • Granny Dowbekins Tea Rooms - 4 min drive
  • Crown Inn - 4 min drive
  • Horse and Farrier - 5 min drive
  • The Royal Hotel - 5 min drive
  • Herdwick Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Leeming House

4-star Lakefront hotel near Ullswater
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service.
Macdonald Leeming House offers 41 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Penrith hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.5 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • The Regency

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Fishing

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.5 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is 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

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 137 out of 281 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 90 out of 281 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 281 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 281 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 281 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely hotel and lovely staff
Lovely hotel and lovely staff what more can we say - would highly recommend
View from room 1
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gorgeous hotel, friendliest welcome and stunning views x best pillows ever and room beautiful.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great return stay
Wonderful stay once again. Beautiful room, set up perfectly with garden access for the dog. Very festively decorated with trees and garlands, roaring fires perfect to relax next to. Dinner and breakfast hot, tasty and well served. See you all again in the new year!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic - not a bad word to say
Friendly greeting on arrival, beautiful traditional hotel with a grand feel. Despite the late booking by ourselves we were congratulated on arrival (our honeymoon), had extra special touches in the room and complimentary drinks before dinner. Evening meal was superb, great waiting staff with a fantastic atmosphere. Cannot wait to return in the very near future.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The grounds and location were beautiful however the food was very average and over priced for what it was. Breakfast was very disappointing with many dishes incurring extra costs. The room was a nice size but the walls were damp with paint coming off, the cups offered for tea and coffee were dirty, to charge the fees they do the whole place needs a revamp and the kitchen needs to use better quality produce. They have extensive gardens why not use them. Overall there are far better alternatives in the area.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Beautiful setting with fantastic view of Ullswater. Nice suite, with updated bath/ shower but overall interior of hotel is tired. Bar menu very limited - good breakfast. Staff polite and helpful but think they were shortstaffed
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Room filled with flies, staff do not seem enthusiastic or passionate to work there, several dead bugs in the room and generally seems uncared for
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Don’t get me wrong, it could do with some serious renovations, but it’s not as bad as some of the other reviews. The staff are exceptional and always willing to help. The views are astounding and breathtaking and if it’s peace and quiet you’re after, then this is the place. Stunning setting, convenient location to nearby village with lots of eateries. It was generally clean but there’s always room for improvement. We had a pleasant stay nonetheless.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021