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Summer Hill Country House

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Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 4 night stay here in their "accessible" twin room. Following a road accident I was struggling to get about and the "through floor" lift saved me from having to crawl up the stairs as I had been doing at home! The room had a walk in wet room too. Lovely relaxing lounge for the use of... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a relaxing time, and that staying in Room 1 made things a bit easier for you. Let's hope the next time we see you you'll be fit enough to run up the stairs!! More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a 2 day break to the Lake District for our wedding anniversary we were looking for a B&B away from the hustle and bustle of a town and it’s inevitable parking problems but only a short drive away from a good range of pubs and restaurants. Summer Hill Country House in the quiet location of Hawkshead Hill proved to... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

We are so glad that your wedding anniversary stay was so pleasant. (You don't have to have a special reason for coming again...) More 

Hertme
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect Bed and Breakfast. We stayed here for a few days, but enjoyed each day. The room was perfectly decorated and very comfortable. We got a good advise to walk through the fields to have diner in the evening to the Queens Head. One stickey toffee pudding is enough for two and one of the best we tasted. If you... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

It is a significant moment for us when we receive such a positive review from such a widely travelled guest. Thank you! More 

Sedgefield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a wonderful long weekend staying at Summer Hill. Mike and Patsy were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to look after us throughout our visit. Our rooms were beautiful and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choice. We all wished we were staying longer and will definitely return. Highly recommend.

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for your recommendation. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summerhill House is in an idyllic location, handy for scenic walks and local villages. We had a friendly welcome from our hosts Mike and Patsy who made us feel at home. The guest rooms are exquisitely decorated, with cumfortable, cosy beds and high quality en suites. A nice touch was the home made truffles by the bed. Patsy has her... More 

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SeenBeen, Manager at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

It is always a nice compliment when guests announce their intention of returning for another visit. And we always look forward to their return... More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted with a very walm welcome as we arrived with hosts who had a smile and time for us.We were shown to our room which was beuttiful including the home made truffles which were a nice and unexpected touch. The views are lovely and within walking distance of both Hawkshead and Tarn Hows.We received lots of good advice re where... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are very happy that we were able to add to your experience of staying here... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful hosts . Enjoyed the home made truffles left in our room at night and the cake on arrival. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather.this enabled us to sit outside the summer house drinking our chilled wine which Patsy had very kindly chilled for us. A gorgeous place to stay.

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am not sure why you only gave us 4 points out of 5 for location. We are a little off the beaten track and if you are of a mind to fall out of the pub straight into bed then this would not be the place to choose, but thank you for your kind... More 

Wakefield, West Yorks.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A return visit for us and a very warm welcome. Our hosts were their usual warm open selves and full of helpful information about the surrounding walks and facilities. I hope Mike has enjoyed his birthday celebrations - we were sworn to secrecy so could not wish you well before leaving last week.

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for keeping my birthday celebration plans 'under wraps'. I had an excellent five days of being thoroughly spoilt by my family...now its back to earth with a bump! More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a weekend at Summer Hill for the second time and once again the stay was fantastic. The warm, welcoming hosts will do all they can to help you. The breakfast is fantastic and the rooms are clean, warm and really comfortable. We love it there as it is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. We will definitely... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

It was nice to see you again and thank you for your kind observations on the service we provide. It is always good to know that we are maintaining the standard that we hope will please our guests. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Back at work after a wonderful Easter weekend. Patsy and Mike were warm and friendly hosts. It's great to hear how they have thought of so many of the little things that can irritate if not provided, such as a milk fridge with little thermos flasks to take milk to one's room to have tea with little hand-made biscuits, a... More 

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SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we hope to see you again. More 

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