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The Willowsmere

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Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

'Excellent overnight stay with one of the best breakfast menu's I have seen and sampled. Rooms were very clean with everything you need and more. Personal greetings and a cup of tea was just what I needed after a long drive from Scotland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very comfortable bed and breakfast. The room was spotless with the most beautiful bathroom. The freshly cooked breakfast was second to none. The staff were very friendly and did all they could to ensure we had a comfortable stay. We had a fantastic weekend despite the weather.

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

Hi Susan, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us much, lovely to hear so thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor - much appreciated. I'm delighted you mentioned the bathroom, we have now completed all 13 bathrooms which has been a labour of love so it's great to hear nice feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel. Friendly and welcoming staff, room and all hotel immaculate and clean. Very informative about the area and recommending walks and places to eat. Breakfast was great - plenty of it and freshly cooked. A lot of road noise in our room but quietened night overnight. Only ten minute walk to town of Windermere and all the eating places.... More 

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

Hi Linda W, many thanks for taking the time to post a review, really appreciated! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly pleased to hear you appreciated the local advice and the breakfasts. We are on the main road (as far as we have them in The Lakes) but all our windows are double glazed and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really pretty B&B in a great location, just a 5 min walk from the town centre and lake side, great for walks and scenery. The staff were excellent and very helpful, plus the rooms were spotless! I would stay here again!

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

Hi serenadias2014, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, TripAdvisor is becoming so important to us as we know guests trust what is said here. I'm delighted we were to help make your stay with so enjoyable and we genuinely hope to see you here again. All the best, Anthony More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost the service here is first class.The Willowsmere is in an ideal location for Walking to Windermere and Bowness.Room 7 was comfortable and spacious.The free wifi was fast.Breakfasts are freshly cooked and delicious.We didn't use our car,as the local attractions are all nearby. There is a comfortable lounge with an honesty bar- also looking on to a lovely... More 

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

Hi djhall1, many thanks for your lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It's lovely to hear feedback covering so many of the aspects we take great pride in, from the quality of the breakfasts to our award winning garden. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with the TripAdvisor community,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful property. Very impressed with our room. Friendly, accommodating staff. Delicious breakfast. Walking distance to everything we needed. Cannot speak more highly of our time here. Would definitely recommend.

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

HI Melissa L, thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with so much and really grateful to you for taking the time to share your thoughts on The Willowsmere with the TripAdvisor community. We hope to see you back here again in the not too distant future. All the very best, Anthony More 

York, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we walked through the door we felt at home. We were welcomed by Antony with coffee, a map and oodles of local knowledge. The room was fabulous, the bathroom exquisite and the shared areas such as the lounge and dining room were relaxed and homely. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and staff were on hand... More 

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

Hi gemma c, wow, what a lovely review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much, really pleased by all your comments. You have mentioned pretty much everything we hope our guest appreciate, whether that's the décor, the atmosphere, the staff or the food! Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor, much appreciated!... More 

Salford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt compelled to write a review as I have never done this and always use this website to help me choose acommodation for my trips. This guest house is definitely a place I would recommend. Easy to get to, from the A591 and within walking distance to the town centre in Windermere. We were unfortunately running late and I... More 

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

Hi fiona698, firstly, many thanks for taking the time to post a review, it's much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and felt able to award us 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor. I'm going to get our electrician to move the plug socket in the room you had so the TV is easier to fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time at The Willowsmere and every bit as good as last year! A great welcome from Anthony, Jay and Lynn, beautiful food and really clean and comfortable accommodation! We'll be back!!

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

Hi GezPH, I'm delighted you enjoyed your return visit to The Willowsmere! As always we really appreciate it when guests find the time to leave a review, so thank you! We hope to see you back here before too long. All the best, Anthony More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have now had the pleasure of staying at the Willowsmere three times while visiting Windermere with friends and would highly recommend it. Anthony and Jason are friendly and knowledgeable, the rooms and food are always excellent and the hotel is perfectly situated within easy walking distance of Windermere town centre. Many thanks and looking forward to staying again!

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

Hi David, it's always a pleasure hosting you guys, I love it when people really get out and enjoy this fabulous place and you guys certainly do that! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you all again next year. All the best, Anthony More 

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