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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
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The Waterwheel Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 82 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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wakefield
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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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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
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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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic stay, great location, warm hosts. Lots of nice touches made the stay very memorable, especially as got engaged whilst staying at B&B. We are also vegetarian which usually causes problems at breakfast and get subjected to dry muesli, however we were treated to full veggie fry-ups and fresh fruit with lashings of yoghurt. Just the ticket before a long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Just returned from a night at the waterwheel & got to say its one of the best b&bs we've stayed at. The welcome we received was so warm & friendly it was like visiting old friends. The location is perfect: quiet but in the heart of Ambleside, and the room we stayed in was cosy & relaxing. Breakfast was excellent,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have stayed at the Waterwheel guest house in Ambleside on 3 occasions and have not been disappointed. Nigel and Julie are welcoming and endeavour to make you feel at home. The rooms are beautiful. Huge baths and the most comfortable beds you could wish for. The welcome trays, or should I say boxes are full of teas, coffees and... More

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night on a break in Ambleside and from the moment we were welcomed by Nigel to the moment we were wished bon voyage by both Nigel and Julie we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The guesthouse is brilliantly located in the centre of the town with the ghyll running past the front door.... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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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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