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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dower House, run by Margaret, is a wonderful find. Margaret is an excellent hostess. The accommodation is very clean and well equipped. It's lovely to come back to the Dower House after a day's exploring the surrounding area to a lovely open fire and hot chocolate. The views from the property are probably the best in The Lake District....

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is situated away from the main road surrounded by a large estate on the grounds of Wray Castle, a NT property. It is not modern but very comfortable and spacious with a large lounge with TV and fire. The food was excellent. The evening meal is quite expensive but extremely good quality and worth the money. A very pleasant...

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Thank charistravel
Lincolnshire UK
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located along the drive to the entrance of 'Wray Castle' a National Trust property. The builders of Wray castle used to live in this lovely property which is perfect if you want to stay out of a town, smack in the middle of walking country with stunning views over Lake Windemere. Lovely warm welcome from Margaret, cosy rooms that are...

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Thank Chris L
Preston, Lancashire
Reviewed 16 September 2016

One of those places you don't want to leave. I tried to go back the following month but they were fully booked. Hardly surprising for Margaret is the perfect hostess. Quaint, brilliant location, eye-watering views, Well tucked away from the tourist traps. Quiet walks from the doorstep and a ferry service 300 yards down below on the lakeside. What is...

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Thank maggiebd
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had a wonderful two night stay at the Dower House, hosted by the lovely Margaret. Charming rooms with gorgeous views out over Windermere. Booked dinner for the first night, and the homemade mushroom soup, lamb cutlets and meringue dessert was one of the tastiest meals I've had in months. And we had equally excellent breakfasts! Beautiful location tucked away next...

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Thank Viv M
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Dower House run by Margaret is excellent. She always greets her guests with a warm welcome and shows you to your room. The house a spacious including a guest lounge and dining room. Breakfast is included and an excellent dinner is available at an extra cost. Margaret is an excellent cook. There are great views of Lake Winderemere from...

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Thank pat19682015
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

A small hotel but big on service and comfort. The proprietor is Margaret and she gives a very warm and personal welcome. The room with ensuite shower and wc was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Breakfast and dinner were a tower of home cooking and most enjoyable. Evenings were spent in front of an open log fire. All in all...

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Thank David C
Hyde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This B&B is hidden away just next to Wray Castle and is in a place of outstanding natural beauty and is only a short walk to the lakeside. The en suite room we stayed in was very clean, tastefully furnished and the bed was really comfy which is exactly what is required after a hard days shopping in the lakes...

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Thank Alan A
Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We have been travelling in England and Scotland and staying at B&Bs for 2 weeks. They have all been very welcoming and comfortable but Dower House was exceptional thanks to the location and Margaret's hospitality. The location is stunning with beautiful views across a field to Lake Windermere. Being away from the main township provided a peaceful, relaxing and tranquil...

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Thank Sallyjanep
Bremgarten, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Dower House and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the location. We also had 4 delicious dinners and 5 breakfasts. Our room was spotless, comfortable and had an amazing view of Lake Windermere. If that wasn't enough, Margaret was most helpful in sorting out a problem with my lost handbag. The atmosphere...

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Address: Wray Castle Estate | Lower Wray, Ambleside, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dower House 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for a view over the lake and mountains”
 of 5 bubbles maggiebd, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Either of the Lake facing rooms are excellent”
  • The view from the lounge and Fairfield Room down to Lake Windermere with Ambleside opposite
 of 5 bubbles pat19682015, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Peace and quiet - tranquil place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles F7109EFalana, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view over the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles Sallyjanep, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Fairfield is a roomy comfortable room with excellent views across open countryside down to Lake Windermere.”
  • The view from the lounge and Fairfield Room down to Lake Windermere with Ambleside opposite
 of 5 bubbles pat19682015, 2 May 2015 | Read review
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