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Hillsdale in Ambleside

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Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little b&b in Ambleside. Lovely clean, cosy rooms in an excellent location. Breakfast was a treat with quality ingredients and lovely cafetière coffee. George and Lindsey were lovely hosts very, very welcoming and accommodating. We love visiting the Lake District and would highly recommend this b@b. We'll definitely be back.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both really enjoyed our stay 2 night at Ambleside, we found our accommodation to be comfortable, plenty of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in room. George was at hand to welcome us on our arrival, he seemed to have all the local knowledge of Keswick and surrounding area which we found to be very helpful. The suggestions for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, Wonderful Hosts - Didn't want to leave!! Our favourite place in the UK. Excellent rooms, delicious food and knowledgable hosts who genuinely love what they do and are more than happy to help. George and Lindsey - thanks again! We'll definitely be back!

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Hilsdale week commencing 15th June and had an excellent stay. George and Lindsey were excellent hosts taking a genuine interest in our daily activities and offering help/advice where possible. Breakfast was lovely and set us up for the day and our room was clean, a good size and decorated well. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Hilsdale... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Hi Mark - we would like to let you know how pleased we were to read your very complimentary review on here and to know how much you enjoyed staying with us here at Hillsdale. We hope you may come back to see us again some time. Thank you! George and Lindsey More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed in quite a few B&B's in the Lakes over the last five years and this is definitely one of the very best! Here's what you need to know: Location: right in the heart of Ambleside, but on a relatively quiet street that is mainly taken up with other B&B's. This is great as its quiet enough to rely... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

WOWeee Karl....what an amazing and comprehensive review you have submitted on here for us! Thank you so very much for the compliments paid, especially for the scrambled eggs! I am very flattered, to say the least! We are really pleased to read all the brilliant things you have posted about us and for the advice to other potential guests about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owners were welcoming and very helpful!!! The B&B was clean and the location was perfect. The full English breakfast was yummy and they even let me take some sausages home with me!!! Would defiantly come here again!!! Well done George and Lindsey!!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Hi you two!! Just a note to express our gratitude to you for taking the time to post a review on here for us. We delighted to know that you had a great time here and hope that you have now recovered from your epic walk!! Good to know too, that you loved our sausages and it was our pleasure... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are just back from a three night stay at this lovely B&B. We'd both highly recommend it to anyone. George and Lindsay did everything they could to make us welcome with a great breakfast to start each day and plenty of hints and tips, from the various walks to be done to places eat. It really... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Just a big THANK YOU to you for your lovely comments on here. It is guests such as yourselves who make this job so very rewarding :0) We hope you will come and visit us again some time in the future - G & L More 

S.Wales
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George & Lindsey were really friendly and helpful - very welcoming. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice and generous portions - not swimming in grease like some places. This was our second stay at Hillsdale and I'm sure it won't be the last.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just arrived home after a two night stay at Hillsdale (our second visit) and would definately recommend. A few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside its an ideal location. Exemplary and friendly service by the hosts. Immaculate cleanliness throughout the comfortable and tastefully furnished rooms, and an extremely well cooked quality breakfast. Quite simply the best b&b... More 

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

Excellent B&B. Our hosts, Lindsay and George, were amazingly friendly and helpful. George helped us to plan our stay in Ambleside and onwards travel (George, thanks for your advise to visit Wasdale Head. Just breath taking. It is Scarfell pike tomorrow). We have stayed in several B&Bs during our 1 week trip in the Lake District and I can say... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Such a brilliant review from a lovely couple. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the walks suggested to you by George! It was a real pleasure to have you staying with us. We hope to see you again some time x More 

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