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West Vale Country House

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Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for a weekend after choosing the B&B because of its fabulous reviews. We had no idea it was under new management. Can't fault the location, or the House itself, but we didn't get the Suite we had booked and didn't get the extras we had paid for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The West Vale Country House is nice but not for the value. They said they have wi-fi connection but they haven't, the strenght is very low and we failed completely to get the connection. Overall the standard is good but not for this price. I was expecting good amenities in the bathroom and they do not have shampoo, just body... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not fault the place. Warm welcome, large room on the top floor, fantastic breakfast! Couldn't have asked for more. Yes the free sherry in room has gone since the new owners took over, but who cares? For dinner I found The Kings Arms in Hawkshead does great food. Also you can find lovely cakes and tea at the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival it quickly became apparent the new owner was out of his depth. The house was beautiful, quality fixtures and fittings, much care and attention had been put into this b&b. Our room was small, bathroom huge. No sherry in room as advertised. Milk in room had gone off. The breakfast was poor....the fresh orange had gone off and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great hotel, its location is perfect, the hotel is truly beautiful and well maintained and the ever attentive manager Damien is truly a credit to this establishment. Breakfast is great with a vast selection including a cooked to order English breakfast. Would I come again.... Of course and I think a Christmas here would be superb!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rooms, pleasant owner and tasty breakfast! It was perfect accommodation for a last minute break to the Lake District. It's close proximity to Windermere ferry made it a good central location in the national park. The added bonus that's within walking distance of 2 good pubs.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guest house is lovely and I would highly recommend it. When we arrived we quickly discovered that new owners had only just taken the place over three days before we arrived and so were still finding their feet but Damian, the new Manager, was so lovely, friendly and welcoming and went out of his way to make sure our... More 

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Kingscliff, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We spent 3 nights here on our way down to Manchester airport to fly home after a month in Scotland. What a fantastic place to stay, quiet, lovely modern room, great hosts, pub up the road, great for walking or relaxing then a quick ferry ride over to Windermere for shopping & sightseeing. Our friends from London surprised us with... More 

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Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely quiet location, homely and well cared for surroundings, welcoming hosts, very good breakfast and an great opportunity to relax with a good book in the comfortable lounge area. Local pub is easy to walk to (and from) and the west side of Windermere is a world away from the bustle of Bowness. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A really pleasant couple of days and nights spent around there Hawkshead area of the Lake District and West Vale Country House was a great place to spend the evenings. From great pre-visit communication to fantastic personal service on arrival. You felt nothing was too much trouble for the hosts. The Cuckoo's Nest Pub up the road was also a... More 

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