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The Willowsmere

Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Ranked #18 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel, highly recommended. Lovely staff, excellent breakfast, very clean and decorated to high standard. Rear garden is beautifully maintained, and perfect for relaxing in the evening. Really enjoyed our stay, would definitely book again.

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hello angrybadger (great name!!) Well thank you very much for such a lovely review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us so much and feel able to recommend to the TripAdvisor community. We really try hard to help our guests enjoy their stay in this beautiful area as much as possible, so it's great to hear we hit the... More

Estonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay at The Willowsmere was nothing short of perfect. I felt like it was a home away from home. The room was wonderful, the beautiful garden offered a perfect place for relaxing after walks and breakfast was really fantastic. However, it is the great staff that make this guesthouse absolutely outstanding. Anthony and Jay offer expert advice on things... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Eeva, thank you for your lovely review! We really enjoyed your company so it was a pleasure to have you staying here. I'm delighted to hear the feedback, especially in relation to the staff as we are well aware that this is one factor that can make a big difference, the old adage that a smile costs nothing is... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a week at the Willowsmere and were very impressed from the start. Our initial chat with Jay was geared to our interests (driving more than walking, eating more than exercise...) and we continued to have recommendations throughout the week of places to visit. We were lucky to have fantastic weather, and the beautifully kept garden was a lovely... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Well thank you very much for the review Baldrick! :-) We really enjoyed your company and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It's always great to hear positive feedback. We'd love to see you back here, so I'll keep adding to the whisky collection in anticipation. All the best, Anthony, Jay and team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed for only a night but we were made to feel more than welcome from the minute we stepped through the door. Working locally in a similar line of work myself I have high expectations, you met every one of them guys, well done! Really enjoyed our stay (room 6 overlooking the garden - what a... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Stephen B, well we love seeing reviews like this! Thank you!! I'm really pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found everything to your liking. As you are based not far away we certainly hope to see you back here in the future! All the very best, Anthony More

Bedale, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the first contact with the hotel on the phone and on email I was made to feel welcome. Providing lots of information about the area and local eating places. On arrival we were greeted warmly and with a lovely pot of tea after our journey. Again very welcoming. Rooms were clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Very homely. Breakfast... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Maggie N, well thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the hospitality during your visit. We do try very hard to make our guests feel welcome, and we are always particularly attentive to those guests that are going through a difficult transition, such are your husband :-)... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights; excellent hosts - knowledgable about the area and couldn't do enough to help; excellent accommodation - comfortable, spotlessly clean and wonderful gardens; excellent breakfast - by far best guest house breakfast we've ever had. Highly recommended - well done one and all at Willowmere - good luck with the best garden... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi MarkGlanfield - wow, it is lovely to receive feedback like this! We are all very passionate about The Willowsmere and all try very hard to provide an excellent guest experience, so it is so satisfying to receive feedback like this, makes it all worthwhile! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback so that potential... More

Espergaerde, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I found this pearl by chance when searching the internet for a place to stay during our family break to the Lake District. After being warmly welcomed with a cup of tea and excellent recommendations on trekking routes we were shown to our rooms - charming and spotlessly clean rooms, beautiful bathrooms, free wifi, a choice of... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hello AnneWille, well it was a pleasure to receive your review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us so much. We certainly try to provide the benefit of local knowledge to all our guests, whether that be restaurant recommendations, bus timetables, suggesting walks or tours or good view points. Between myself, Jay and Lynn we have over 100... More

Bebington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a very very enjoyable weekend at The Willowsmere, The current owner has owned the hotel for the past 2 years and it is obvious that a massive amount of energy and finance has been spent on providing a first class hotel. It is a credit both to the owner his manager and to all of... More

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Trevor W, well I was thrilled to see your review! We really do take our roles very seriously and our aim is to provide the sort of experience you clearly had to all our guests. This obviously becomes more challenging in the height of the season so it is really great to get feedback like this when we are... More

Brora, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looked at a few places and chose here, so glad I did. We were given a good welcome with the offer of tea, coffee or other drinks. Rooms perfect. Breakfast - plenty of choice. Willowsmere - highly recommended.

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette S, I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Always great to hear feedback, especially when it is positive :-) I'm a bit gutted the rooms are perfect but only get 4 out of 5! That said, we are planning a series of bedroom refurbishments over the coming winter so we will definitely be raising the bar!... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 5 nights at The Willowsmere - a fantastic place! Ant and all his team are superb, great breakfast, good location, comfortable bed, lovely bathrooms...only downside is I put on 5 kgs due to the delicious eggs benedict every morning!

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Phil B, well many thanks for taking the trouble to post a review of your recent stay with us, it really is very much appreciated! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with so much and feel able to recommend us to the TripAdvisor community. I know what you mean about the Eggs Benedict, quite addictive! Hopefully see you back... More

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Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Willowsmere is a grand Victorian residence built in c1850 from traditional Lakeland stone. All bedrooms are en-suite with either bath and/or shower facilities. All are double glazed, centrally heated and come complete with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, hair driers, radio alarm clocks, free WiFi, fluffy towels and superior toiletries. They have views either to the front toward Orrest Head viewpoint or to the rear over looking the award-winning garden.The Willowsmere has two guest lounges and a private garden where guests may enjoy a drink from the honesty bar or from the growing malt whisky selection. Full English breakfast is included and there is an additional buffet style breakfast too. The guest house has free WiFi, ample off street parking and all guests have complimentary access to nearby leisure facilities less than 5 minutes walk away with indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. ... more   less 
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