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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
The Waterwheel Guesthouse
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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redcar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just come back from a couple of days in Ambleside at the Waterwheel Guesthouse, I have to say it is one of the most friendly places I have stayed. Nigel and Julie have certainly got it right. They welcomed us into their home and made us feel very special with little touches like homemade cake to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and Mrs went for a jaunt to the Lake District and chose Ambleside as our base. The owners of the Waterwheel Guesthouse were friendly and efficient, and their breakfast was fantastic. The room was large and extremely comfortable - our bath was huge and very comfortable to have a soak in. There were other small complementary touches such as... More 

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

We had lovely night's stay at the Waterwheel. A very warm welcome by Nigel, and a very comfortable room with a lovely bathroom. The breakfast was perfect and set us up for the day. We had chosen the Waterwheel for it's location as we were dropping our daughter back at University and wanted to break the journey up before driving... More 

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

We had a lovely night's stay in the waterwheel as part of a trip around the lakes. Great location and beautiful room with great bathroom. We had a warm welcome on arrival and the breakfast also excellent. We shall definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancee and I stayed at the Waterwheel for my birthday over a long weekend and we had an amazing time. On arrival Nigel was on hand to give us a parking permit and help us up to our room and give us a bit of information about the area. The room itself was beautifully decorated to a high standard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic overnight stay in this quaint B&B. Very spacious room with a wonderfully luxurious bathroom. Nigel was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with great information about local walks and places to visit. We had an amazing nights sleep listening to the babbling stream which our room overlooked. It's in a fantastic location in walking distance to everything,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for a long weekend in the lake districts. Nigel greeted us on arrival, showed us to our room and provided all necessary information, even providing a parking permit for the local car park just 100 metres away. We stayed in the Rattleghyll which was a really nice comfortable room. Good size and good comfortable... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first trip to Ambleside and The Waterwheel Guesthouse and we certainly weren't disappointed. Upon arrival we received a very warm welcome from Nigel who explained where to park and he also gave us a hand with our luggage. Our room (The Rattleghyll) was amazing!!!!! The Clawfoot Bath was a fantastic addition with underfloor heating an added bonus.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I couldn't recommend the waterwheel any more! We stayed for two nights over the new year and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Nigel and Julie were fantastic hosts who spare no expense in all the little details as well as the big. Our welcome was lovely and friendly. We were given a parking pass for the local and a few... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If your looking for a good quality B & B look no further! We have previously stayed in hotels in the Lakes but opted for a B & B as the hotel New Year package prices were expensive. Well what a good decision as we would definitely stay here again instead of a hotel. The Stockgyhll room is decorated to... More 

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