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JLL has sold the picturesque Langdale Chase Hotel to Daniel Thwaites plc

​LONDON, 20 April 2017 - Daniel Thwaites has acquired the renowned Langdale Chase Hotel on Lake Windermere, which follows on from the successful acquisition of Middletons Hotel in York last month.

Langdale Chase is a Grade II Listed country house hotel, originally built in 1895, with 29-en-suite guest bedrooms, an eight bedroom lake house, a boat house and two jetties. It also has a recently built 24-bedroom staff accommodation building, a 15-bedroom former staff house and a three bedroom gatehouse.

Its stunning location on the shore of Windermere, set in six acres of landscaped gardens with mountain and fell views, helped it secure the title of Best View in Britain and its location is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in the UK.

It has been run as a hotel since 1930, owned by the same family for the past 25 years and now the current directors have decided to retire. The acquisition takes Daniel Thwaites’ portfolio of hotels and inns to 21.

Chief Executive Officer at Thwaites, Rick Bailey said: “We are delighted to add Langdale Chase to our growing family of hotels and inns. Its unrivalled location on the shores of Lake Windermere provides incredible views of some of the Lake District’s most spectacular scenery so it fits well with our desire to build a collection of outstanding properties in great locations.

Gavin Wright, Director, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group said: “The Langdale Chase Hotel provides one of the finest locations in the Lake District which generated high levels of interest in the property.”