Leeu Collection has acquired its first property outside of South Africa, the acclaimed Lake District hotel, Linthwaite House.

Linthwaite House is a celebrated, four AA Red Star Hotel located in the Southern Lake District in the United Kingdom. Originally built as a country house in 1901, this boutique hotel has been independently owned for 25 years.

Situated in 14 acres (5.6 ha) of landscaped gardens, the property offers complete privacy and spectacular panoramic views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells.

Accommodation is offered in thirty en-suite bedrooms, each with AA Red Star facilities. The hotel features a 3 AA Rosette restaurant where guests can sample some of the finest dishes in the Lake District.

Renowned for its homely comforts and for being a haven of tranquillity, Linthwaite House personifies the best of traditional British hospitality. Garnering a Best Service honour from Condé Nast Johansens 2016 UK & Ireland Awards for Excellence, as well as the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice 2016 award in the Romantic Hotel category, this acquisition echoes Leeu Collection’s founder, Indian industrialist Analjit Singh’s vision of creating unrivalled escapes and offering visitors extraordinary experiences.

“Linthwaite House is a perfect fit for Leeu Collection and the first step in expanding the Leeu Collection footprint internationally,” says Hector de Galard, MD, Leeu Collection.

This latest addition to Leeu Collection confirms founder Analjit Singh’s footprint in the hospitality sector and underlines his determination to create exceptional retreats, not only in South Africa, but around the globe.

“I am enthusiastic about the evolution within Leeu Collection,acquiring unique properties and giving them the‘Leeu touch’, says Analjit Singh (BAS). "All Leeu Collections properties will remain true to the pillars of the brand, namely inspiring art collections, unique architecture and design; manicured and detailed landscaping which reflects respect for the environment; superlative service with attention to the smallest detail; spectacular views and a world class wine portfolio.

"We are determined to create unforgettable experiences in superb settings and Linthwaite will be just that.”