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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
The Waterwheel Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in June and we cannot recommend it enough.The picturesque location and charming accommodation make this the ideal place to stay in Ambleside(or the Lakes for that matter!). Julie and Nigel are the perfect hosts and a knowledgeable and helpful source of tourist information. The whole ambiance is friendly and relaxed and your day starts... More 

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

We enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay here. The room and bathroom were very pretty and were both spotless. After a long day in the Lakes the shower was hot, the bed was soft and the glass of port and homemade cake were much appreciated. The welcome was lovely and the hosts were very accommodating when we required an early... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have just returned home for two lovely nights at The Waterwheel and we are already thinking about when we can book to go again! The Waterwheel is perfectly located in the centre of Ambleside and the lovely view from of room looking over the stream was really delightful. Our room (Stockghll), was very tastefully decorated with a really gorgeous... More 

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cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. As everyone has said this place is amazing. The rooms and bathroom are really quirky and charming. There are lovely touches like Port in the room and home made cake. Yet, lets be honest other places do this. What makes this special are Nigel and Julie, we were made to feel like we were staying... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I can only agree with previous review. This place is a wonderful little home from home with suprisingly spacious and exceptionally equipped en suite bedrooms. Located in a little backwater you wouldnt know was there but cannot be any more central im Ambleside.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

What a fab place to stay. Couldn't be better placed, the heart of Ambleside. Very very nice and modern, superbly finished bedrooms and en-suite bathroom. Very welcoming with an excellent range of tea, coffee, herbal teas, biscuits and cake- all complimentary. Lovely posh soaps and shampoos too. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Ambleside other than the Waterwheel Guesthouse. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Spent 3 nights at the Waterwheel and it was a delight. Nigel and Julie couldn't have made us more welcome. Delicious breakfast and the setting was perfect. Room and bathroom excellent, have no complaints and would definitely return.

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redcar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 April 22, 2015

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 April 7, 2015

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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