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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

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3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love TripAdvisor, but sometimes it really baffles me sometimes with the rankings. My partner and I have stayed all over the Lake District, but now that we've experienced a stay at the Waterwheel, it's going to be impossible to stay anywhere else. We've already stayed here two times and we're contemplating a third visit this coming April. Regardless of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely stay between Christmas and New Year. Stayed in Lockghyll - warm, very clean, cosy, nice toiletries provided. Thoughful touches such as xmas choccy bear and a lovely wee glass of port each. Healthy cerals, fruit, yoghurt, juice as well as filing, cooked fayre for breakfast (we had the veggie option) Great big pot of tea too! Great location at... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic stay for New Year right in the heart of town. We stayed for 3 nights in this cosy B&B and from the minute you were welcomed through the door you just get a nice feeling.We were in Rattleghyll which was spotlessly clean with a lovely bathroom with a claw foot bath. Breakfast was hearty even for a non meat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The warmest of welcomes, homemade cake, and a glass of port to sip whilst getting ready for the most comfortable of sleeps. Waking to the smells and odours of a quality and hearty breakfast. Followed by offers of advice and maps for exploring this wonderful piece of England at its most beautiful. When staying in Ambleside, stay nowhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This was the second time we have stayed at the Waterwheel and it was every bit as good as the last. The rooms are beautifully furnished and it is impeccably clean. There were some really nice touches too from the posh toiletries to the homemade cake. There was an excellent choice at breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was our first visit to the Waterwheel and we will not hesitate to book again. We were given a warm welcome and shown to our cosy room with an ensuite as big as the bedroom. A full English breakfast was served in the quaint dining room where we enjoyed a chat with other residents. For future guests, enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A warm welcome, comfy room and hearty breakfast. A genuinely lovely guesthouse in the centre of Ambleside. Our room was very comfortable with a lovely big bathroom and a picture perfect roll top bath! Breakfast was of the highest quality and our host extremely pleasant and helpful. I think this will be our default stay on future visits to Ambleside.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was our second visit to the Waterwheel, and it was as good as the first stay. Julie and Nigel are perfect hosts, full of local knowledge and walks. B&B is spotless, homemade cake is delicious, glass of port every night is a great touch. Best breakfast !! Would definitely recommend if wanting a relaxing stay in the Lake District.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Friendly welcome, excellent breakfast, spotlessly clean, homemade cake a nice touch. Perfect town centre location, with added bonus of a parking permit for the duration of the stay! Good views from the room. Thanks for a nice stay, we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My husband and I spent four days in this absolutely lovely b&b, set alongside a centuries-old waterwheel. Nigel and Julie are the most thoughtful and attentive hosts imaginable, Ambleside boasts two (!) excellent vegetarian restaurants, several cinemas, and regular jazz performances -- everything that anyone might want, plus some of the most stunning natural beauty on earth.

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