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Dunmail House

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Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RE , England
Dunmail House
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As TIna Turner once said "simply the best, better than all the rest" and in a nutshell that describes Dunmail House. From the time you arrive until the time you leave Shirley and Tony are the hosts with the most. If you are visiting the lakes you will not find anywhere better to stay; give it a try you will... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to see both and we thank you very much for taking the time to write such a super review for us. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Shirley & Tony More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked Dunmail on it's reviews and we were not let down, had a fantastic 3 night stay here at Shirley & Tony's, superb room and views and fantastic breakfasts each day, and Thank you Tony for running us down to the bus stop in Grasmere,it was appreciated,a beautiful location on the main road, but you wouldn't know it as... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Many thanks Pete and Hazel not only for staying with us but for taking the trouble to write a glowing review on your recent visit. We really do appreciate your kind comments and that you enjoyed the wonderful views from all our rooms and the peace of our home. Congratulations again on your special anniversary and we wish you many... More 

Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We booked Dunmail House for our annual Lakeland walking weekend after looking at quite a few B&Bs in the area and reading reviews. Tony and Shirley were very welcoming. Our room was spotless and there was everything we could possibly need. I am always the first to check out how clean a place is, (taking pillow cases off to see... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a great review and also allowing us to share this with other guests. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us here at our home in Grasmere as it was our pleasure to meet you all. We are only a small property and your comments give us great encouragement. Cleanliness, hospitality, comfortable accommodation and good... More 

Normanton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our first visit to Grasmere and we chose Dunmail House after looking online and looking at reviews. We were not disappointed and highly recommend this lovely B&B . The rooms are comfortable and cosy and spotless. Clean towels, clean cups and milk and tea/coffee were always provided and bottled water and toiletries. We stayed in Room 2 and... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Hello Sandra It was our pleasure to meet you and we are highly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at our home in Grasmere. The weather was none to kind to you but as you say the views are still stunning from all our rooms. We are pleased you had a good walk and enjoyed... More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed another wonderful stay at Dunmail House - our second this year and have been staying there for many years. We really would not stay anywhere else in the Lakes. Tony's breakfasts remain just outstanding - it is no surprise that Shirley and Tony have a breakfast award - it is a most delightful treat to our holiday! Shirley keeps... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

We are deeply touched by your fantastic comments and it is always a pleasure to see you both. We continually strive to find different ways to help our guests make the most of their stay and we really look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write an up to date review for... More 

Darlington
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyed another superb weekend at Dunmail House with my partner and Mum. Shirley and Tony are wonderful hosts and always make us feel very welcome. We enjoyed a cream tea on arrival, with homemade scones and jam, before settling into our beautiful rooms. The 4 bedrooms at Dunmail House are spotless and decorated to an exceptional standard. The views form... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments it is always our pleasure to welcome you back to Dunmail House and once again it was great to see mum. We really appreciate how privileged we are to live in such a beautiful place and that we can share our beautiful views and home with our guests. We do hope to... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had another superb stay at Dunmail House. A really, clean, comfortable night's rest and the breakfasts are the best! Nothing is left wanting and Shirley and Tony are a mine of information about the area. Glad to see that some things don't change - only for the better.

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to see you and thank you for your kind comments. We continually strive to ensure our guests enjoy their well earned breaks from the routine of life and it is good to know our continued improvements at Dunmail are enjoyed by our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Shirley & Tony More 

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay with Tony & Shirley in their lovely B&B. Tony's breakfasts each morning were a delicious and filling treat. Their good humour was entertaining and their information about the local area very helpful. The views of the hills from the B&B are beautiful and its proximity to Grasmere very handy. Grasmere itself is a delightful village... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a super review for us. We really appreciate all your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in Grasmere and that our extensive breakfast and it set you up for the day. We hope you had a good journey home to Aus and had a great time on your... More 

London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed at Dunmail House for one night and I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful welcome from Tony and Shirley. I had just driven from Anglesey which as you can imagine is pretty long...and they sat me down in the garden with a view of the hills and with a pot of tea and a slice of cake... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to meet you and we are delighted you were able to rest in the sunshine in our beautiful garden. A cup of tea and cake on arrival always goes down well after a long journey. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a positive review for us. We do hope... More 

Nottingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dunmail house is a little treasure! Shirley & Tony are just the perfect hosts. As a gluten avoider, they were very accommodating - I didn't need to provide any of my own bread or oats, which is normally the case when on hols. Shirley even baked a gluten free cake for me to try! It was delicious! The rooms are... More 

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Tony-Shirley E, Owner at Dunmail House, responded to this review

Hello Sarah and Rob Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our gluten free options, the comfort of our bedrooms and all the little extra touches we offer. It was great to meet you and we do hope to see you again in the future.... More 

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