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Ivy Bank

Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF, England
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Ranked #37 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Parbold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here before with my wife and son and we will be staying here again. Nicky and Gareth are the most friendly and helpful hosts you could wish for. The breakfast (eggs are perfectly done) will keep you going all day. We came as strangers and we leave as friends. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk down to... More 

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

Beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms and a lovely breakfast. Location is very convenient both for the Windermere city centre and for getting to other attractions. The owners Nicki and Garreth were very friendly and helpful - we didn't use any internet search or information centre totally relying on their advice on where to go, and didn't regret it once! They... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a pleasant stay at the end of the summer in 2014. The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was pleasant. The breakfast offered in the morning was delicious, although it was strange to have to order porridge the night before! How would I have known if I would want porridge in the morning? Seems a bit of a... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Elliott, thank you for your review and I am glad that on the whole you had a nice stay with us at Ivy Bank. We do not wish to make people feel their choice of breakfast is forced upon them as that is not the intention and we would have been happy for you to change your mind. In... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Mum, Dad and a 5 year old have just returned from a fantastic short stay at the Ivy Bank Guest House between Christmas and New Year. We stayed in Room 5 - the en suite Family room - with one double and one single bed. Nicky and Gareth are brilliant hosts - friendly, welcoming and happy to make your stay... More 

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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to write such a thorough review. We won't forget the moment little Jonathan came walking through the door. It is still making us smile. Glad you had a lovely time and we really hope that you come back and see us again soon. Contact us direct for a deal!... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The owners Nicki and Garreth made me feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. My room was very tastefully furnished and decorated and it was lovely and warm. The tea making stuff had biscuits - always a good sign! The shower was great and my room, along with the whole house was kept spotlessly clean. Breakfast was a real... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Terry C, thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Bank and it was great to chat with you about your daily adventures on the fells. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and really hope to see you again at Ivy Bank this year. Regards More 

Leeds
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice place for a relaxing break, good location near to Windermere but only a short walk down to Bowness too. Nicky and Gareth were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We did go for a short walk up to Alcock Tarn as Nicky suggested - beautiful views - good recommendation for a quick stretch of legs before heading home! Would definitely... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Val, thank you for your kind review. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the end of last year. Alcock Tarn is lovely isn't it and certainly a good fell to climb to finish your short break in the Lake District. Good to end it on a high with stunning views! We would love to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Found the accommodation lovely and clean and warm. Nicky and Gareth were very helpful with places to visit and places to go for an evening meal, which were all in walking distance. Definately would go back again

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Brenda R, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Bank and enjoyed all of the amenities on the doorstep here in Windermere. We would love for you to come and stay at Ivy Bank again one day. Best Regards More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Such a homely home! Welcoming and friendly service. Nicky and Garreth also gave us plenty of good advise to help us make the best of our stay. Plus, a warming fire over breakfast! Will be back again soon!

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, thank you for kind review. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed your short break here at Ivy Bank and hope to see you again soon. Regards More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a mature motorcycling couple we were especially pleased to be able to put our bikes in the secure garage. Nicky and Gareth are great hosts and couldn't have done more to look after us while we were there. Lovely breakfast’s, clean rooms and fantastic hospitality. The ONLY place to stay in Windermere.

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Paul & Sandy Thank you so much for your kind review and we really enjoyed having you both stay with us at Ivy Bank and it is good to be able to help with the safe bed for your bikes too! We still chuckle about Sandy being able to fall asleep on the back of the bike! We would... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We just returned from an enjoyable 3 night stay at Ivy bank. The b&b is a couple of mins walk from Windermere town centre, where you'll find a variety of cafe's and restaurants ( it's also very close to the train station and not too far from Bowness on Windermere). The b&b was comfortable, clean and very quiet, with free... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Lara, thank you for your kind review, apologies for the late response. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay here at Ivy Bank and we were happy to be able to store your bikes for you too. I have been trying out some of the newer local cycle tracks over winter and they are amazing. We... More 

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