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Ivy Guest House

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS , England
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room with four poster bed, antiques and tapestry covers and curtains. Super clean bathroom and plenty of lovely hot water ! Staff very efficient, caring and friendly and our dog was welcome too! Ideally situated in Hawkshead and plenty of parking at back of house. Breakfast was served in the dining room and choice of foods was everything we... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments....We really look forward to your next visit see you soon Darren & Roz More 

Melbourne
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for one night in a family room. This room was very well equipped with a huge four post double bed and an additional single bed. A very nice sized bathroom was also provided. Free wifi worked very well. It is located in a quiet and peaceful part of the Lake District. Parking is provided on site and there... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Hi....Your comments are most welcomed thank you. We hope if you are passing again we get to spend more time with you. Regards Darren & Roz More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my fiancé wanted a little get away. Somewhere peaceful with character and that's what we got in this lovely little village. On arrival we received a warm welcome by the owner and was informed of all the local amenities and where was interesting to visit. Being National Trust members there were at least 4 or 5 properties that... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for such nice comments. We are glad your experience met your expectations. We would love to see you again sometime. Regards Darren & Roz More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guest house was nicely laid out with a communal living area which we didn't use and a dining room. The place was very clean and tidy but the decor was very personal to the owners with ornaments aplenty.We stayed in room 6 which had a comfortable bed and a nice ensuite. The only downside of this place was the... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Guest feedback is important to us so we thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear that your bed was comfortable and breakfast offered plenty of choice as well as getting to hear that we appear to offer value for money. We feel that we need to give justification to a couple of your comments that you... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An attractively furnished, well-positioned guest house with spacious guest lounge. Friendly, knowledgeable hosts, comfortable room with king-sized bed, delicious breakfasts (thank you for the fresh fruit salad!) and free parking which is a bonus in Hawkshead. Hawkshead itself is a beautiful village and a useful centre from which to take a bus to nearby attractions in the Lake District.

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darren p, Manager at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. It was our pleasure meeting you. Pop back sometime fresh fruit salad will be on the menu! Darren & Roz x More 

Chobham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I booked a number of rooms for a small group of us and was therefore nervous that the guest house was all that the website promised. It was ... and even more. Thank you Ros and Darren for lovely rooms, extras like chocolate and room spray and for making our other friends welcome when they visited us. Nothing was too... More 

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darren p, Manager at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad we were able to give you and your party a good experience. It will be great to see you all again soon. Darren & Roz More 

Northumberland
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Incredible warm welcome from Darren, who is an incredible friendly and helpful host. His breakfast, which you pre-order are first class. Ros is a wonderfully cheerful host. Both go out of their way to help you make the most of your stay, with recommendations for walks in the area and places to eat. The place is comfortable and welcoming. My... More 

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darren p, Manager at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Nice to hear your planning your next trip we really look forward to seeing you again. Your comments are really kind......Thank you Darren & Roz More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

First visit to this lovely guest house in Hawkshead and it did not disappoint. Wonderful welcome on arrival from Darren and throughout our stay we felt relaxed and spoiled. Beautiful bedroom with lots of special touches...even for our border collie ! Hearty breakfasts and good tips on where to eat and drink. There is a lovely lounge to sit in... More 

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darren p, Manager at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Jan, it is so nice to hear you felt welcomed and spoilt. We enjoyed the cuddles from your furry friend who we hope will recognise us on the next trip and be happy to receive more kisses and cuddles(please send us a picture for our album). See you all soon. Darren & Roz More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of May to attend a friends wedding. We received a lovely warm welcome from Darren. The guest house has got to be one of the cleanest and tidiest places i have ever stayed. We were in room 4 and had a really comfy 4 poster bed, the room... More 

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darren p, Manager at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and you will be most welcome on a return visit. Darren & Roz More 

Burscough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have just got back from this little gem of a guest house in Hawkshead. Darren and Roz are so friendly, we were made to feel at home straight away. The rooms and public areas are very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing and Roz couldn't do enough for you, like getting extra toast, tea etc. The guest house... More 

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