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Summer Hill Country House

Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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Ranked #3 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent three nights here and really enjoyed it. The location is peaceful and quiet, five minutes' drive from Hawkshead or a half hour amble (in our case) over the fields. We had a lovely view of the surrounding countryside from our room. Patsy and Mike are welcoming and genial hosts who go the extra mile to make your stay... More

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to celebrate my fathers 90th birthday so the family took over the whole of the guest house. Patsy and Mike were great hosts. rooms were clean airy and adequately sized. There was a guest lounge that we did turn into a bar on our return from our evening meals. Patsy helped us to choose and reserved restaurants whilst... More

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Unfortunately you may not be allowed to return having credited me with the cooking!! We enjoyed meeting your family and are really pleased that Alan was able to celebrate his 90th in fine style! (Patsy says she has forgiven you... ) More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a great welcome on arrival (tea & cake). Breakfast good. Room clean with lovely views of the countryside. Enjoyed watching a variety of birds on the feeders from our window, We were given excellent advice about things to do in the area. Made to feel at ease throughout the stay. Relaxing, pleasant stay.

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased that you had a good stay with us. (Birds still impersonating a busy day at Heathrow!) More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We've just returned from five nights here, and can't recommend it enough. From the home made cake and welcoming cuppa on arrival, to the handmade chocolates in our room each day, the substantial breakfast and their knowledge of the surrounding area and recommendations of things to do, Patsy and Mike were wonderful hosts! We stayed in room 5, with a... More

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us, and that you brought such lovely weather with you. (It rained the day after you left!!!) We only hope that your stay with us next year will be just as good. Thank you for taking the time to make such kind comments... More

Wigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A warm welcome with homemade cake and t&coffee, very interesting warm hosts, both into the arts. Patsy has wonderful pictures she has taken or painted on offer and Mike has written a book on kindle! Very funny the pair of them and they cant do enough for you! I'd recommend a stay there to anyone a very comfortable stay with... More

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you had a good time here, and that having a lift made it easier for your mum. We look forward to seeing you again soon.(We can't guarantee more excellent weather though!) More

Highland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm writing this review not as an actual guest (my parents stayed at Summer Hill and the rest of our party stayed elsewhere) but we had so much interaction with Patsy and Mike that I needed to write a few comments. :). First of all the B&B is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful quiet location. SO peaceful and relaxing. My mother continually... More

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

A bit of a first this one! Thank you for your lovely compliments! We enjoyed your parent's visit and meeting the rest of the family very much. (PS The robin seems to have set off to pastures new! Just when he'd got me trained to feed him from my hand) More

Perth, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a thrill it was to stay at the Summer Hill Country House in the Lakes District for three blissful nights. Nowhere else we have stayed during our four-week holiday through the UK from Australia were we so warmly welcomed by the hosts. Upon arrival we were led into their lounge room where we were comfortably seated and treated to... More

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are so pleased the you had a good stay with us. We enjoyed you company too. ( I hope the hay fever has cleared up!). Many thanks for your kind words... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wonderful location ,peaceful and tranquil. Facilities of a high standard . Patsy and Mike are excellent hosts, friendly, helpful and extremely talented. Cakes on arrival, home made chocolates every day and delicious and varied breakfasts available. All in all a wonderful place to stay.

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are glad that your long trek from the wilds of Norfolk was worthwhile....Thank you for your complimentary comments. More

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Summer Hill in June. We stayed in Room 2, which had a view of the pretty garden and fields beyond. The room was clean and comfortable, with good storage, plenty of space and all the amenities you'd expect: modern flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, bedside clock, fresh milk. There... More

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MIKE D, Manager at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give such positive feedback. We are glad that we were able to facilitate your enjoyment of the Lake District and that you were happy with the experience. More

Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed for one night on the 20th of May. Patsy and Mike are very friendly and provided tea and cake when we arrived. They were very helpful in providing information regarding the area. Very peaceful setting with nice views of the countryside. Our rooms were comfortable and breakfast was very nice.

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MIKE D, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We have enjoyed welcoming many visitors from 'Oz'. (We've even got some Vegimite in, just in case.) We are glad that we were able to meet your needs even though it was a short stay. More

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Address: Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Summer Hill Country House is situated between the popular and picturesque villages of Hawkshead and Coniston.The house dating back to the 1700's has been refurbished to a very high standard bringing together the traditional features of a large Lakeland residence with contemporary luxury guest accommodation.The house overlooks the tiny hamlet of Hawkshead Hill and the south facing rooms look out on the surrounding fells. The renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows is within easy walking distance.Summer Hill is an excellent base from which to explore the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District. You can leave the car in our car park if you wish, and after a sumptuous breakfast served in in our dining room with its feature fireplace, set off to enjoy the area on foot.Return and relax in the guest lounge or enjoy a well-deserved soak in the four-poster spa bath. ... more   less 
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