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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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The Waterwheel Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a few days break in the lakes and we found The Waterwheel Inn at the very last minute, how glad we were! This is an amazing place, the hosts Nigel and Julie are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, they are well informed about walks, views and places to eat. We stayed in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to stay. Excellent hosts. Charming and stylish room. We stayed in Stockghyll which had a view of the waterwheel. Great breakfast. Thoroughly recommend this bed and breakfast in the heart of Ambleside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the guest house by flowing the directions given (really easy to follow). Lovely location right in the heart of Ambleside, although you wouldn't know it as it's so quiet. We arrived and was greeted by Julie, who welcomed us and told us to come and go as we please and do as we would at home. The Waterwheel... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely stay Friendly owners couldn't do enough for us. Great location all shops, bars and restaurants an easy walk but hotel tucked away so not in all the hustle and bustle etc Fantastic breakfasts with selection of home made jams and great English breakfast . Lovely rooms What more could you want recommend 100%

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have been visiting Ambleside at least once a year for the last 10 years and I must say this is one of the best B&Bs that we have stayed in. The hosts were very welcoming and the breakfasts were superb. The room was a perfect size, tastefully decorated and the little touches like wi-fi, port and lemon cake in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Cannot fault anything about this lovely little B&B and would heartily recommend it to anyone visiting Ambleside. The roll top bath being the crowning glory for a long soak after the Windermere marathon. I may actually keep it secret so that we can come back whenever we want without having to wait for a free weekend!!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We can only agree with all the other reviews ....the location is central, the rooms are very well appointed, the extras (chocolate cake, port) are very welcome, the breakfast first class, the availability of walking books and maps helpful ... and finally, the hosts are most welcoming and friendly.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at The Waterwheel Guesthouse a few months ago. The B&B is in a fantastic location in the centre of Ambleside - within easy walking distance to shops, Lake Ullswater and nearby fells. The building has lots of character and the rooms are perfectly clean and well finished. Julie and Nigel were fantastic hosts and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Thanks again to Julie and Nigel for another great stay at the Waterwheel. They make the Waterwheel a wonderful place to stay, like a home from home. We've stayed in Rattleghyl and Loughrigg so far, both of which were very comfortable - loved the complimentary port in particular! Breakfasts were great - delicious cumberland sausages from the butcher up the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Another big thank you to Julie & Nigel for making our second stay at the Waterwheel so relaxing and enjoyable. Located on a cobbled street in the heart of Ambleside, the Waterwheel is full of character and inviting little touches that make it a perfect place to stay. The bedrooms are well furnished, comfortable and spotlessly clean and the home... More

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Address: 3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterwheel Guesthouse 4*
Also Known As:
The Waterwheel Guesthouse Ambleside, Lake District

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This Grade II Listed building sits on an ancient cobbled street overlooking Stockghyll stream. All the shops and restaurants of Ambleside are a short stroll. There are just 3 bedrooms, all doubles, each with a Victorian style iron bedstead. Each room has its own bathroom with a bath, under floor heating and heated towel rail. Victorian landscape prints, original slate floors and quality antique furniture all add to the historic and charming atmosphere. A parking permit for the nearby car park is provided.Please note, there is a 2 night minimum stay at weekends and 3 nights minimum on bank holidays. ... more   less 
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