History of the Miller Howe

Miller Howe was built in the middle of the First World War by wealthy industrialist and ship builder Thomas Fredric Harrison.

Raised in Windermere, Thomas was seeking a Lakeland Summer retreat and selected Miller Brow – a place described by Victorian journalist and novelist Harrier Martineau as ‘a view unsurpassed for beauty in the whole Lake District’. The property remained in the Harrison family until 1948.

In the 1980’s Miller Howe was one of the most fashionable destinations in the North of England. Former international newspaper editor Charles Garside took over from Tovey in the mid 90’s and continued to uphold the hotel’s reputation for unsurpassed luxury and exquisite dining.

Today the Miller Howe story continues in the hands of owners Martin and Helen Ainscough who have restored many of Miller Howe’s original features and reintroduced various appropriate arts and crafts pieces of furniture. Along with carefully selected modern works of art, the result is a stunning combination of a classic hotel with a contemporary twist. 



From the peaceful, green landscaped grounds to the cinematic views from the house, Miller Howe has been designed very much with the outdoors in mind

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Miller Howe Restaurant & Hotel
Rayrigg Road
The Lake District
LA23 1EY
t. 015394 42536
f. 015394 45664
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