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Thornbank Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
4 Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2EW, England
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Ranked #29 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Waliu M Gateshead, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this lovely guesthouse thanks to other great reviews from TripAdvisors for me and my girlfriend. It was actually a surprise for her as it was her birthday on July 26th. I surprised her further by ordering a bouquet of orange lilies (her favourite) from a nearby florist and asked for them to be delivered before we arrived! Naturally,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Thornbank Guest House with my family. We were 8 of us and had lots of suitcases. Mark welcomed us warmly and helped us with our bags. He then sat us all down in the dining room and explained the area around and the formalities that were needed to be done. He helped us plan our days at... More 

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, you certainly packed a lot in ! Hope you onward journey was a pleasant one and the graduation went well. Best wishes Jane More 

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

Very enjoyable stay. We had a warm welcome and were made to feel at home. The house is ideally situated within walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness. Our room was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was lovely. Would definitely go back x

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JHWindermere, Manager at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Than you Jeanette for the lovely review. It was good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Jane More 

Hattingen
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my conversation group from Germany at Thornbank and had an excellent time. It is beautifully decorated, each room has its own colour scheme. The hosts are very friendly and helpful with great tips on where to go to eat, easy walks either to Bowness or Windermere to find a good choice of restaurants. The location is superb... More 

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Sue , were so glad you and your 'students' enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure to have you all stay with us and we hope we helped them improve just a little on their already perfect English. Thanks again Jane More 

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

Linda B Stayed for the weekend, so glad we chose thornbank for our perfect weekend, cosy clean and comfortable with an excellent breakfast,thanks to jane & mark for our weekend. would definitely recommend staying here, excellent location with just a nice stroll into bowness.

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Linda for your great review. We hope you found your stay relaxing and hope to see you and sometime soon. Best wishes Jane and Mark More 

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

Jane and Mark were welcoming, friendly and informative. The guest house is easy walking distance between Windermere and Bowness, where there are some great eateries. It's worth doing some research beforehand and booking a table in advance, as the more popular restaurants get fully booked, early. We had a good sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room. My... More 

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. It is much appreciated. You certainly packed a lot in. We hope your journey back to London was a good one and maybe well see you again sometime. Best wishes Jane and Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Bang in the middle of Windermere & Bowness 10 mins walk,great eateries & bars,the scenery is amazing,cruises are a definate well worth the money,Taxi's are very reasonable,We could quite easily move here so relaxing and stress free.

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Neil. You both really did look as though you had a relaxing break. Glad to be of service, hope to see you again - best wishes JANE More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed for the wk-end, just finished our full English & it was delicious followed by Toast & Janes Delicious HOME made marmalade, mark & jane the perfect host, the b&b in perfect walking distance to the centre, we were given lots of information on where to go & eat, nothing too much trouble, would highly recommend, we will be back,... More 

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Jayne for the lovely review. Sorry about you not needing your bathers ! Made another batch of Lemon marmalade today! See you both soon and bring that amazing weather with you please. Best wishes Jane More 

Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The perfect bed and breakfast- the hosts were perfect, the breakfast was perfect, the location ideal. Only a short walk into bowness or Windermere- if you don't mind a gentle hill. Jane and Mark are the perfect hosts, and I have never had a better cooked breakfast. A very enjoyable stay, and would definitely recommend staying here

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks to you both for the amazing review. Mark sure does make a great breakfast.! Hope to see you again in the near future. Jane More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My daughter and me chose Thornbank Guest House as a base for trips to Lake District, and we couldn't choose better. Mark and Jane were very warm and welcoming, our room was immaculate and comfortable, and the delicious full english breakfasts gave us energy for a whole day. We will recommend Thornbank Guest House to all our friends and family... More 

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JHWindermere, Owner at Thornbank Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Pavel and Lenka, for your kind words and great review score. W e hope to see you and your friends soon. Best wishes Jane More 

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