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Waterside House

Hannakin, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 OPZ, England
Waterside House
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just got back from a lovely break in the lakes & I cannot recommend this B&B enough! It has it all.... Friendly, comfortable, lovely clean & warm .... And a fantastic breakfast as well. All this and the warm and friendly host Vanessa!! We stayed in the barn which is just fantastic - it even has wifi now much to... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Have stayed here 2 times now and also my parents have stayed here. Our first visit was with friends and the second, as a couple. Rooms are very clean and the Claife room has a lovely layout to it. Breakfast is substantial and the choice is wide and varied. But the real delight is Vanessa with her genuine hospitality and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's a great achievement being No 1 B&B in Hawkshead but when you visit Waterside you can see why! Vanessa is the icing on the cake, a brilliant B&B but with the added 'Vanessa' personality and hosting abilities Waterside rises above the rest. Stayed over the New Year and had a fantastic time, weather was kind apart from New Years... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are looking for 'home from home' comfort, in delightful b&b accommodation set in a beautiful part of the lake district, a hostess for whom nothing seems too much trouble (who can also cook up a superb brekkie with as much choice as you could possibly want) then look no further than Waterside House. We have just returned, having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Don't actually know where to start... Having travelled extensively, rarely have I found British hotel / B&B that 'warms the cockles' like our overnight stop at Waterside House. Beautiful setting, stunning room, just look at the photos. Absolutely everything has been thought of here, from a simple boot tray to an amazing selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate in... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just got back from a brilliant weekend in the lake district. Myself, the girlfriend and the dog stayed at the Waterside House for a couple of nights while visiting the lakes for the first time. Lovely warm welcome, and a brilliant B&B to stay at. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and plenty big enough. Ideal location to get... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Waterside House. Could not fault it. Very clean and comfortable, great food, pleasant host. Location suited us very well. Quiet and yet within walking distance of village. I do hope Vanessa is very proud of her achievement.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We booked Waterside as split trip - spending a couple of nights at the start of the week and returning again at the end, packing in some fell walking in Great Langdale in the middle. It was a perfect spot to unwind and made a good holiday great! It was an absolute pleasure to return at the end of trip.The... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have stayed in many B&Bs and Waterside is up there with the best! We felt very welcome and looked-after but the layout of the house meant we also had our privacy. The rooms were spacious, nicely furnished and very clean, with lovely views. We also had our two dogs with us and we felt that they were genuinely welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights, choosing The Barn, as it gave us a bit more room, and meant my husband could stay up watching TV, when I went to bed early. Plenty of space, with lots of character, and very clean. Vanessa is the perfect hostess - very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts are devine! The location can't be... More 

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vanessahawkshead, Owner at Waterside House, responded to this review

I thank Sue very much for her kind words as she states initially how lovely she thought Waterside is, I really appreciate all the amazing reviews I have had and I equally have had some pretty amazing guests who I feel have left as genuine friends rather than just visitors, this is of course why I love this job. For... More 

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