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The Willowsmere

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Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked for two nights, in a twin room. We arrived (after a slight miscommunication about the time of arrival), to be greeted by Anthony. We were offered tea, and a twenty minute discussion about things to do and see in the area, including details on the pubs it was worth eating in. FAR more comprehensive than that offered by... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a few weeks ago but I haven't had time to do a brief review until now, all I'm going to say is if you book this b&b, your in for a special treat from the moment you are welcomed, to the second you leave, I have only given the Willowsmere a 5 star because their is no 6,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for a Wedding we were attending up the road at Broadoaks. Jason checked us in and was very helpful and keen to make sure we were settled and had everything we needed. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. Breakfast the next day was quite possibly the best I've ever had!! The produce is clearly high end and cooked... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were fortunate to get a reservation at Willowsmere last week. However, on the way there we had two flat tires. Although we were able to arrange for assistance with the tires, we called to tell them we would be late. Instead of suggesting a cab or bus, Jason drove up the mountain 15 miles to get... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Lake District last week, and stayed at The Willowsmere. Jason and Anthony, the owners were warm and friendly. We were welcomed with a hot cup of tea, and given really useful advice on places to see and things to do, good restaurants, and the most cost effective ways of getting around in the area.... More 

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

Hi Madhav, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much - great to hear! I'm glad you found the advice we offer to be useful, and I love your description of our breakfasts, I might use that line in my advertising! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, it really is appreciated. Cheers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been several times go at least twice a year Jason and Anthony make your stay really comfortable.always made welcome with a tea or coffee on arrival. The breakfast is to die for would recommend room number 10 good views of the lovely garden and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice relaxed break

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

Hi Ian, Nice to see you back here again! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review - it's really appreciated. I'm obviously delighted you continue to enjoy staying with us and feel happy to recommend us emphatically! See you next time! All the best, Anthony More 

Ishoej, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time I bring a group to the Willowsmere for a week of hiking in the Lake District. And once again I can just say, that everything was perfect: The warm welcome by Anthony and Jason, the lovely garden, the very nice rooms and the very friendly atmosphere all over. Also the willingness to help with small... More 

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

Hi Tom, many thanks for taking the time to post a review, it's really appreciated! It was lovely to see you again with a fresh group of eager walkers! I love hosting people who really get out and enjoy The Lakes and you guys really do that! I'm delighted the group enjoyed their stay so much. We very much hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

28:5:15 to 30:5:15 Spacious parking. First impressions were the beautiful front garden. Warm welcome by Anthony (with the wavy beard) and coffee/tea were offered. We are familiar with the area as visited many times but Anthony gave us a map highlighting the best places to eat, which we took advantage of! The whole house was immaculate. We loved our room... More 

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

Hi Laura, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Willowsmere so much, really lovely to read what you have said, and yes, it does make me proud! Glad you like the sheep and always nice to get a beard mention! Thanks so much for taking the time post a review, it's very much appreciated! Hope to see you back... More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great base for exploring the Southern Lakes. Only 10 mins from Windermere centre with lots of lovely shops and restaurants. Very comfortable and friendly B&B. Staff very helpful and recommended sights to see, places to eat and walks to complete. Fab food. Lovely house and gardens.

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

Hi Barbara, I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and feel able to recommend us on TripAdvisor! I'm really pleased you found the staff friendly and the house comfortable and relaxing. I must say the gardens are looking particularly good at the moment so I'm glad you liked them. Many thanks for posting a review, much appreciated. Hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great relaxin break.the welcome was warm and friendly and the room perfect. Very helpful in findin restaurants etc breakfast was filling and service quick and smiling. A perfect location for walkin and sightseeing.

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

Hi Paul, many thanks for posting a review, much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your special stay here and found advice useful and our welcome warm! We hope to see you back here again at some point - when's your anniversary?! Cheers, Anthony More 

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