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Summer Hill Country House

Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just spent 2 nights with my daughter in the Lake District which was wonderful. I knew the scenery would not disappoint but as I hadn't stayed at Summer Hill Guest House before I didn't know what to expect, however it was fantastic our hosts Mike & Patsy could't have been more accommodating Afternoon tea with home made cakes... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what a birthday weekend with my mum it started with afternoon tea all home made cakes which were amazing. Patsy and Mike are so warm and friendly and it shows in the house. The house and rooms are clean and tidy. The finishing touch for me was the homemade biscuits and truffles in your rooms.The rooms warm and the bathroom... More

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed at Summer Hill last weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. We booked room 4, one of the superior rooms. On arrival we were introduced to Patsy and Mike and offered a lovely drink and some delicious home made cake in the lounge whilst having a chat about things to do locally through... More

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your very complimentary review. We would be very happy to see you again in the future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we stayed for 7 nights and from the minute we arrived we felt like we had known patsy and mike a long time. very welcoming with lovely little touches from homemade cake with tea/ coffee on our arrival to a little homemade chocolate with a different flavour each day in our room. lovely house always clean and tidy and a... More

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

It was good for us too, to spend time with such friendly guests. Thank you for your appreciation of what we try to do here. We hope to see you again. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had a brief but perfect one night stay at Summer Hill Country House 3 years ago and this year was fortunate to have the opportunity to return, this time for 3 days. Everything was as I remembered and I was not disappointed. The room is fairly small but had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Mike and Patsy... More

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

We are glad that you got back to Australia safely and that your second visit was just as good as your first. Thank you for your positive comments and our best wishes to you both. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a delight it was to stay at Summer Hill. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel at home with coffee and cake and it just got better. It is a lovely house full of character, displaying many of Patsy's own works of art and we had a superb room overlooking the wonderful countryside. Breakfast was always... More

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

Well you certainly made us feel special with this glowing review. Thank you !! More

Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently stayed for 3 nights in this gem of a B&B. Although we reached very late in the evening the hosts were extremely welcoming. All arrangements had a personal touch starting from the homemade chocolates in the room to the delicious breakfast with home baked breads and locally produced jams, sauces etc. The hosts made sure we maximized our... More

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

Thank you for your review. It was good to hear that you had great stay here and were able to experience the beautiful country side that the Lake District has to offer. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A wonderful short break here left me and my partner feeling as if we'd had a week away, not two nights. The kindest and most hospitable couple you could ever wish to meet, with a sharp sense of humour and an even sharper ability to find wonderful ingredients and turn them into the perfect breakfast. All the nice touches are... More

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

We are slightly overwhelmed by all the superlatives in this review. It is always nice to be appreciated, so thank you for your kind words... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I cannot say enough to recommend this place! Mike and Patsy are lovely and did something incredibly kind to help us celebrate my partner's birthday but I am not going to say what or you will all want one! The breakfast is really tasty, there are plenty of good walks in the area and the location is pretty on a... More

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

It was our pleasure to help make your birthday plans go well. We look forward to seeing you again. Good luck with the book! More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best B & B experiences we've had in the UK! Nothing was too much trouble and Mike & Patsy were a mine of information about local walks and activities! Within walking distance of Tarn How, an easy drive to Hawkeshead for dinner, blissfully quiet, well appointed rooms and tasty breakfast - ticks ALL the boxes .... Can't... More

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

Thanks for this review. We are so glad that you were able to relax and that you enjoyed yourselves. More

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Address: Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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