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Summer Hill Country House

Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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Ranked #3 of 84 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

We appreciate your very positive review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your recommendation. More

Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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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