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Ivy Bank

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Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF, England
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Ranked #30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gareth & Nicky were the most wonderful hosts! We had some issues finding accommodation in Windermere that would take us with our 11 month son. It was no issue at all for Gareth & Nicky! They were so kind & caring to the three of us & even looked after our son so we could enjoy breakfast together! The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the 1st of May 2015 This was our 4th visit to the Lake District from Australia and by far the best ever, thanks to Both Nicky & Gareth. From the moment we entered Ivy Bank and met this warm welcoming couple and it was like coming home. Ivy Bank is a beautifully maintained, clean and inviting B&B with wonderful... More 

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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Joe and Ray It was very much our pleasure to have you stay here at Ivy Bank. I am so thrilled that you had a memorable time - I think that is important for us to help you achieve that. Please, please do come back and see us again when you are back in the UK..drop us a line.... More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would really recommend The Ivy Bank guest house. Ideal location a few minutes walk from Lake Windermere, a fabulous place to stay to visit many of the lakes. Nicky and Gareth are great hosts and have a good knowledge of the area to help you make the most of your stay . The bedrooms are clean and very comfortable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Returned to Ivy Bank once again for a long weekend with a friend and booked into the family room on the top floor. Lovely room and nicely decorated with really comfortable, cosy beds, one double, one single, and we slept very well. The addition of hot chocolate and biscuits in the room was very welcome.... we took a supply of... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Having never visited the lake district, I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer beauty of the vast countryside. Ivy Bank was ideal for what I needed - close enough to Windermere village to walk in for a lovely meal (we went to Francines, highly recommend the escargot and moules!) but still very quiet at night. The walks were fantastic -... More 

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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to complete a review for us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Windermere. We really are lucky to have great places to visit and eat out on our doorstep. Glad you enjoyed the brekkie and it set you up well for all the walks that we suggested too! Thank... More 

Parbold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - you are 5* guests and we loved having you stay with us again. It is just like having good friends here. See you again soon ! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us at Ivy Bank. We are so glad that we were able to help with lots of local information to help you make your stay perfect. We would love to see you all again. There's still lots to see and do!! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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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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5 hotel reviews
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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 

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