Stayed here for a weekend break in the Great Gable Suite - room located in the converted loft part of the building.
Lovely room - nice and big, 2 chairs, settee, TV/DVD, ipod dock, hairdrier, fridge, drink facilities etc.
Excellent super king sized bed - had a really good nights sleep (even without beer one night). Set back from the main road so should be guaranteed a completely quiet, peaceful nights rest.
Spa bath big enough for 2.
Lovely garden - wish it was a little sunnier while we were there, would be ideal for a spot of quiet relaxation.
Parking no problem, plenty available right outside.
Breakfast excellent - 4 or 5 choices, full english used good quality ingredients, scrambled eggs and salmon certainly wasn't a stingy portion. Usual selection of cereals, toast, jams, yoghurts, juices & a very nice fruit salad.
Great location - pretty much right in the middle between Windermere and Bowness, a nice 10-15 mins stroll to either.
Plenty of places to eat, drink nearby - providing it's fine I can't see the need for taxi's.
You can get the boat/cruise from Bowness into Ambleside for a nice day out - takes around 30 mins for just under £10 return. Only about a mile walk into Ambleside centre from the boat drop off - a shuttle bus service available if you don't fancy the walk.
Orrest Head well worth it - a 20 mins walk to a fantastic viewing point, giving you 360 degree panoramic views of the Lake, Morecambe Bay & plenty of other hills/mountains etc. Starting point up the top of Windermere, near the train station and tourist information centre - just call in there & they'll happily point you in the right direction. We walked from Ivythwaite up through Windermere then up Orrest & it probably only took a hour and a half to get back to the hotel, including 20 mins or so enjoying the views.
Would recommend this as a short break to anyone.
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