A HISTORIC hotel situated on the shores of Windermere is set for its ‘most extensive’ refurbishment since it opened as a hotel in 1937.

The Langdale Chase will close on Friday, September 2, for works to the Grade II listed building and its grounds, which will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Owners, Daniel Thwaites, says it has worked closely with local planning authorities and heritage groups to ensure that the original features of the Victorian buildings, which date back to 1895, will be preserved and restored to their former glory, with a contemporary feel.

The Westmorland Gazette: The hotel's gardens look out onto WindermereThe hotel's gardens look out onto Windermere

The historical features, including the original wooden wall panelling found in the main hall and the Thomas Mawson landscaped gardens, form a centrepiece of the development.

The design and interiors have been ‘sympathetically' created by Jane Goff, director at Goff Associates Ltd, and are inspired by the 1920s and 1930s.

A spokeswoman from Daniel Thwaites also said the vision for Langdale Chase will include a selection of ‘unforgettable guest experiences’.

The Westmorland Gazette: The hotel is home to many historic featuresThe hotel is home to many historic features

Daniel Thwaites’ operations director, Chris Hill, said more about the planned revamp will be revealed in ‘due course’ and promised the hotel will be ‘making headlines’ for the Lakes.

“Revamping a historic building like Langdale Chase, which holds a special place in many people’s hearts, requires striking the right balance between creating high-end luxury and having compassion for the hotel’s character and past,” he said.

“Designing this exciting project, with help from expert planning and heritage authorities has therefore been great fun and will allow us to build something really exciting and special.

“We’ll be unveiling more about Langdale’s new look and feel in due course, but I will say that in a year’s time Langdale Chase will be making headlines for the Lake District.”

Daniel Thwaites, which owns pubs, hotels and inns across England, acquired the hotel in 2017.