What a lovely time our party had, enjoyed it even better than the first time. The service was better the facilities better and the breakfast was as good will be back next year.
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included
We stayed here for 4 nights at New Year - I got a really good deal on booking.com. The hosts were wonderful and offered us tea and biscuits in the lounge as soon as we arrived. I wasn't sure about the 'breakfast in the room' thing until we had our first one and I am hooked! It's lovely to be able to sit and ear in your pyjamas in your room! The rooms were clean (ours was quite small, but not a problem) and very clean. Biscuits, Roses (chocs!) and still and sparkling mineral water were a nice touch in the room. Excellent location in Bowness, about 5 mins walk from the Lake.
We stayed for a 2 night weekend and were entirely satisfied. The location is fantastic for a short stroll into lovely Bowness, the ensuite room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was exceptional and served bang on time in our room. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here weekend 20-22 May 2011, and could not fault the B+B after staying in various B+Bs in Ambleside and Bowness over the past 2 years. The couple that run the B+B were very helpful and welcoming.
Parking is restricted like most places we have stayed in the lakes but we never had a problem or had to move our car to let another out.
Breakfast is served in your room here, which has advantages as the food is great and you can pre order what you would like to eat and we never went hungry. The only downside is that you need to hang around and wait in your room 0830-0900.
The location of this B+B is fantastic, only a short walk down the hill to the main shops and restaurants and lake.
Our room was lovely we had a double with en suite and worked out value for money. The tea and coffee making facilities were really nice and stocked up during the 2 days we were there. Downstairs there is a lovely lounge area and shortly after we arrived the couple served us tea / coffee in the lounge which was a nice touch.
I booked a break for me and my partner to Latimer House as the location was excellent and Windermere is a beautiful place to visit.
Upon our arrival, the gentleman owner was polite, courteous, invited us in to explain how the room keys worked, explain how breakfast is served and when we'd like it.
The room was an en-suite at the back of the house...quiet, beautifully decorated and very clean. The en-suite is not very big at all, a foot wider would have been perfect but it was spotless and the shower was great.
Unfortunately, we had to leave after 2 nights due to personal circumstances. My partner went to arrange for us to leave and was promptly and rudely told by the lady owner that we'd have to pay "full price for the 3 nights we reserved"... My partner attempted to explain we had not booked/reserved/even hinted that we were staying for 3 nights and she bluntly replied with "Well, it's policy" and just poked the policy framed on the wall.
I have to say everything was perfect up to this point, the owners were quiet and stayed out of your way, but when breakfast was served it was prompt, hot and very tasty with a lot of choice. The beds were very comfortable and the room was great. There were nice tea/coffee facilities which were used a lot by us after walking around in the cold wind!
What shocked me most was the audacity of this woman telling us we had to pay full whack, which was "part of their B&B policy". What she failed to realise that this policy was null and void and never applicable to us as we have now come to realise we had never paid the £40 deposit usually required (and mentioned in the policy she poked at) as it was never mentioned by either her, or her husband prior to us reserving the room on the morning of our arrival.
I would recommend this B&B but only if you make it VERY VERY CLEAR how many nights your staying. BEWARE that they pay attention to their OWN POLICY. We're unfortunately very disillusioned with Windermere and this B&B and won't be returning as we now view the owners as thieves and have made the necessary tourist boards aware.