Linthwaite House in the Lake District offers Complimentary Green Fees

Linthwaite House in the Lake District offers Complimentary Green Fees
To qualify, guests are simply required to book a dinner, bed and breakfast package at Linthwaite (except on Saturdays when a minimum two night stay is necessary).

Linthwaite House, with views of Lake Windermere
While many visitors flock to the Lake District for its spectacular walking opportunities, less well known is the fact that Cumbria is home to almost 40 golf courses nestled amid some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Located less than a mile from Linthwaite, Windermere is rated one of the top courses in the county and boasts stunning views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells.

Founded in 1891, the layout has an excellent pedigree having been designed by George Lowe who – at the time – was the professional at the celebrated Royal Lytham & St Annes, a course he also created. In true moorland style, each hole at Windermere follows the gently rolling and rugged character of the local terrain to create a layout that is both charming and challenging.

Though not long by today's standards, this 5,143-yard, par 67 course is still a good test of golf thanks to a splattering of blind tee shots and natural hazards such as rocky outcrops, abundant heather and copses of trees situated along the fairways.

In addition, there are several other golf courses within easy reach of Linthwaite, including the parkland course at Ulverston just 15 miles away. This hidden gem with great views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells was redesigned by the famous golfer and course architect Harry Colt, who turned it into a more exciting and rewarding layout.

Windermere Golf Course; Linthwaite Conservatory
After 18 holes of golf, Linthwaite, recognised as one of the best country house hotels in the Lake District, provides a tranquil haven to which to retire and relax. Guests might like to sit, G&T in hand, in the Conservatory with its breath-taking views over Lake Windermere or they might wish to enjoy the hotel's 14 acres of private grounds, where fishing, wild swimming in the tarn, walking or playing petanque or croquet are all options.

In the evening, Linthwaite's award-winning restaurant serves modern British cuisine. Listed in Michelin, it has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes and in 2015 won both the Lake District and the Cumbria Life Hotel Restaurant of the Year. Additionally, the property itself has been awarded “Most Excellent Country House Hotel” status by Conde Nast Johansens; it was also placed in the top 200 hotels of the UK by the AA and is graded as a 4 AA Red Star hotel.

Luxurious accommodation is provided in 30 individually-designed bedrooms and the hotel prides itself on its excellent service and attention to detail. Rates start from £120/US$176 per person sharing a Cosy Room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; this rate includes a full English breakfast, four course dinner in the restaurant and VAT. The value of the complimentary green fee being offered per person is £40/US$58. Book online at Valid till 31 October 2016, this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.