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The Willowsmere

Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Ranked #24 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Mark F Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice place, very well maintained and presented. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, from the manage to the cleaner (thank you for the extra pillows!) Bathroom was a particular highlight, fantastic water pressure! Food was great and lots of nice little touches throughout. However... We did feel slightly let down by the four poster bed. It lacked any... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my partner to the Willowsmere for a 3 night mini-break at the start of the school Easter holidays (2014). Both of us were delighted, and would definitely visit again. The hotel setting was lovely, the included full English breakfast was plentiful, the new bathrooms were fantastic with limitless hot water and best of all the staff were welcoming... More

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

Hi JonScaife, many thanks for taking the time to post a review, really appreciated! We're all delighted by your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your stay with so much. I'm particularly pleased by your comments on the bathrooms, they've been the subject of a lot of investment with 10 replaced in the last year. All our double, King/twin and... More

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

Upon arrival we were greeted by the charming owner and a large pot of coffee, just what we needed after a long journey! We were provided with boundless amounts of information about the local area and numerous recommendations for local restaurants. Our room was beautiful, little carafes of brandy and orange squash were a beautiful touch as was the Kendal... More

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

Hi Dave, many thanks for taking the time to post a review - especially such a lovely one!! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much - I particularly appreciate your comments on the bathroom as we have invested such a lot of effort renovating 10 bathrooms in the last year, with all our four poster rooms getting... More

Lewisville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, adult son and I spent 3 nights at The Willowsmere and have nothing but praise for everything about it. Our rooms were spacious and immaculately clean, the beds were comfortable, the breakfast was delicious every day. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We shall definitely return to this fabulous guest house.

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

Hi CICreswell, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with so much and found everything to your liking. We certainly enjoyed your company - it's one of the perks of this line of work, you get to meet lovely people along the way! Look forward to seeing you again and some point! All the best, Anthony More

Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay there but we stopped in the car park when our son had been travel sick. A nice man came out and offered his help. He let use the toilet and gave us a bottle of water. This is our way of saying thank you. Very friendly people indeed.

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

Hi Woko27, I'm really pleased we were able to help, I've got kids and know what it can be like when you have a little drama! Really appreciate you taking the time to post a review - unexpected but very much appreciated! If you ever manage to get a break without the kids we can hopefully offer you some sanctuary... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I enjoyed a 3 might stay here for my birthday and it was a wonderful place to stay. We were in room 6, which is apparently their biggest room. Lovely queen size bed, nicely decorated and the bathroom was stunning - a massive Victorian style bath with a huge overhead shower. Everything you could think of was... More

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

Hi Sue, many thanks for your kind words following your recent stay with us, I'm delighted you enjoyed your time here and appreciated the little touches we add to help make a stay at The Willowsmere even more special! We certainly hope to see you back here, and appreciate you recommending us to the TripAdvisor community! All the best, Anthony More

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

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Willowsmere. This well positioned guest house has to be one of the best we've staid in over the years. Following our arrival we were provided with a complementary pot of filtered coffee and given recommendations on where to eat and visit - which all proved worthwhile. Our two rooms were exquisite... More

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

Hello Sharon G, thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much! It's always great to hear people appreciate the efforts we make to help our guests make the most of their time in the Lake District. Really pleased you also mentioned your new bathroom, after renovating 10 bathrooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent b&b. Fantastic Service. Breakfast delicious. Staff always happy to help. Beds extremely comfy. Bathroom immaculate. Recommended restaurants great value for money & tasty food e.g The Village Inn. Incredible stay with great advice.

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

Hi Sophie H, thanks so much for posting a review - increasingly important in this business so very much appreciated. I'm obviously delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much and feel able to recommend us to the TripAdvisor community! Thanks again, and hope to see you back here soon. All the best, Anthony More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well so much to say, my husband and myself are just home from a 3 night stay in willowsmere. The stay was great,our room was lovely and the bathroom:WOW!!!!! Had 3 of the best nights sleep we've had in a while in our very comfy 4 poster bed. All staff were so friendly and helpful,ready to give advice on things... More

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

Hi Rebekah and Allan, WOW! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with so much! Particularly great to hear you loved the bathroom as we have put a lot of effort into them over the winter with 10 bathrooms now replaced - great to know they are appreciated! Really pleased you slept well, we use the same mattresses as the Queen... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned today after a 3 night stay at the Willowsmere. Me and my boyfriend stayed in a cosy double room and it was fantastic. Anthony was there to greet us on arrival and showed us some walks we might like to do and recommended some places to eat. I would definitely recommend the village Inn in Bowness, very busy... More

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

Hello Louisesham and thanks for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated! I was thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay here. You are right that I am passionate about helping our guests enjoy their stay in The Lakes as much as possible, and in particular find The Willowsmere to be the perfect base. It's great... More

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Additional Information about The Willowsmere

Also Known As:
The Willowsmere Hotel Windermere
The Willowsmere Hotel
The Willowsmere Windermere, Lake District
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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