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The Dower House

Wray Castle Estate | Lower Wray, Ambleside, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bremgarten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Dower House and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the location. We also had 4 delicious dinners and 5 breakfasts. Our room was spotless, comfortable and had an amazing view of Lake Windermere. If that wasn't enough, Margaret was most helpful in sorting out a problem with my lost handbag. The atmosphere... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have been staying at The Dower House for a number of years now and it is excellent. Margaret is very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is good, very clean and cosy. It's lovely to come back to a roaring fire when it's miserable outside. Margaret's evening meals (optional extra) are excellent as are the breakfasts.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This lovely house is a traditional British cosy place. I really enjoyed staying there for 2 nights with my friend. The bed is comfortable, the temperature in the room is very good and it's very quiet place so you will have a fantastic night sleep for sure! Bathroom is basic but there is everything you need. The breakfast was in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This B&B is hidden away in a beautiful location just next to Wray Castle and its lakeside surroundings but it is worth the trouble to find it. The en suite room we stayed in was smallish but certainly, clean, tastefully furnished and the bed was super comfy which is sooooo important and just what you need after a hard days... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just back from a long weekend. Dower House is a real gem in the most perfect location. We stayed in the Wansfell room, which has the most magnificent views of Lake Windermere and fells. We took our mountain bikes and you can cycle from the door to the bridlepaths around the lake, claiffe heights and Grisedale forest. Margaret was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Dower House has an excellent location - far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby towns to ensure that the only noises you hear are the birds and sheep in surrounding fields, but only a few miles from Ambleside or Hawkshead if you want to venture out for dinner (by car). It has beautiful views of the... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just came back from a one night stay at dower house . we were visting friends who were staying in ambleside and we got in at dower house at last minute after endless searching for a hotel or b and b with vacancies. would just like to say now it is a gem of a place. traditional lake district style... More 

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Flint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed for three nights over the Easter weekend. Margaret is an excellent hostess very accommodating to our requests for packed lunches and thermos flasks of coffee. The bedrooms are cosy and clean. Some have excellent views over lake Windermere and surrounding fells. An excellent choice of delicious breakfasts are served each morning. Will certainly book again next time we visit... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We only had time for a one-night stay (this time) but were very impressed by the warm hospitality and culinary expertise of our discrete host, Margaret - her rhubarb and ginger crumble was exquisite. We stayed in the Wansfell Room which allowed us a glimpse of the grounds of Wray Castle "next door" and a stunning view down to Lake... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice clean, friendly and comfortable. Open fire in the evening, nice breakfast, right next to Wray castle and really nice owner. Didn't eat dinner so can't comment, otherguests were as positive as we were about the place. In that category of difficult to find in the dark without a Sat nav but not far from Ambleside. No pubs within walking... More 

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