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Waterside House

Certificate of Excellence
Hannakin, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 OPZ, England
Waterside House
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I emailed Vanessa on the off chance there was availability. As luck would have it, she had a cancellation, and offered us the room. I only tried here after reading all the reviews. It was that good, I decided to sign up and leave a review. A very warm welcome, nothing too much trouble, very clean room in a lovely... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When our friend's daughter announced she was holding her wedding in the Lake District we commenced the search for accommodation and found Waterside House; we are so pleased we did! Waterside House is in a lovely spot close to Esthwaite Water and a short walk away from the pretty village of Hawkshead; with plenty of parking available. Our room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just had a weekend at Waterside House on the Lakeland trails run weekend. If I ever decide to do that killer run again I will certainly be staying at Waterside- if i can get in. The place is superb, totally peaceful yet only a stones throw from the centre of Hawkshead. Vanessa is the loveliest person you could ever meet... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have stayed at Waterside House many times and have just returned in April to stay in The Barn with our 2 dogs. It is the perfect room to stay, as you have so much room and your own personal lounge area, which is great for the dogs and yourself. The breakfast is superb with lots to choose from. Fresh... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

we stayed for 2 nights stay,they welcomed our dog,lovely atmosphere,was always willing to help,answered any questions we had,lovely breakfasts,will definitely be returning again,lovely views across the lake

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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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