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Thornbank Guest House
Ranked #9 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Perfect modern, comfy, spacious room. Perfect location - basically in the middle of Windermere and Bowness - ten minute walk to both. Perfect hosts - really lovely friendly happy people offering great advice and a fantastic breakfast. Perfect stay - would highly recommend.
Thank you Jane and Mark x

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Excellent is all I can say. The room was clean and modern. The breakfast was substantial and more than enough to see you through to a late lunch. Mark and Jane were welcoming hosts and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.Situated almost halfway between Windermere and Bowness it was basically a 10 minute walk to either. There is a list of dining options for your evening meal available on a printed sheet to show you the local options available in and around the area, plus a breakdown of the meal costs in each individual place recommended on the print out. A very friendly couple and most welcoming.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Excellent non-smoking bed&breakfast-like accommodation. You'll find a very friendly, humorous and informal landlady and a landlord that makes the breakfast according to your wishes. Everything is very clean and convenient, showers work perfectly and in-room tea facilities are updated every day. In the breakfast room there is one separate table for each guest room.
The house is positioned just beween Windermere and Bowness, both in walking distance; you are provided with a town map and we got information leaflets with suggestions for walks and restaurants when we arrived there.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

We did enjoy our stay at Thornbank and Jane was very kind and hospitable, but it did feel as if we were staying at our grandparents' house. I suspect most B & Bs in the area are like this...converted homes with many bedrooms squeezed in, but we were a bit surprised. This is the first time we had visited the Lake District and were forewarned about the commercialism of the southern region. We still enjoyed our stay, but if you are used to medium sized rooms, be prepared to squeeze together. The ensuite bathrooms was spacious in comparison and spotless. Breakfast was a very good English breakfast. The location was in between Windermere and Bowness but about a half mile walk to restaurants. There is no view from the B & B, the beds are a bit lumpy, the walls are thin, but a great price in comparison to London hotels. I would recommend it for couples, not for families although they graciously allow children which is not always the case in B & Bs. I think it is a place to sleep and eat breakfast, but not relax. There is no other space other than the room. As long as one realizes it is a basic accommodation, there is no disappointment. Great value!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We recently had 9 nights at Thornbank House and shall never forget Jane and Mark's friendliness, help and hospitality. Nothing was too much for them. The room and bathroom were spotless and the varied breakfast delicious. They made our stay unforgettable and if we are ever in their part of the world again, we shall definitely stay with them. Parking was on site and we even made use of their garden swing where we would plan our route for the day.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

This hotel is just lovely. It's location is perfect as it is just ten minutes to either Bowness or Windermere on foot. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and Jane and Mark are exceptional hosts. They cant do enough for you and are always on hand with a sound bit of advice or a recommendation for something to do. The breakfasts are also great. There is a lot of choice and Mark is a great cook! :-) We stayed for 3 nights this August Bank Holiday weekend and would definitely go back. Were already recommending it to friends! x

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stourport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Only stayed for 1 night.
Mark and Jane very helpful.
Location great. Situated in the middle of Windermere and Bowness with only a
10 minute walk to either.
Breakfast lovely.
Room spotless.Def stayed again when coming back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Thornbank Guest House
Address: 4 Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thornbank Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thornbank House is privately owned and run by Jane and Mark Hibbitt. We are just 10 minutes walk from Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, where there is a wide selection of shops and fabulous restaurants. We offer bed and breakfast with a personal service. ... more   less 
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