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Ivy Bank

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Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF, England
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Ranked #26 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An attractive detached house with a small, but beautiful garden in a quiet street in Windermere, close to the centre of this lovely small town. Nicky and Gareth, the owners, are former IT managers who, less than 2 years ago decided to leave London and do something different by opening a Guest House. It turns out that they are rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I’ve just spent a lovely long weekend (stayed 3 nights) at the Ivy Bank. Nicky and Garreth are very friendly hosts. They run a cosy, relaxed B&B. Comfy bed, lovely shower room (I stayed in Room 4 at the top of the house), plenty tea, coffee, hot choc and biscuits in the room to choose from. Breakfast was delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found out about this place through Fodor's England and booked online(always a plus). The owners were friendly and super helpful, they even made crispy American style bacon in the morning when I asked! The only drawback was that our room just had the one bed, when 2 would have been ideal. Other than that it was very nice, it... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your short stay at Ivy Bank and liked the location. We are very fortunate to have everything on the doorstep. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights in the triple room on the top floor, what wonderful hosts Nicky and Gareth are. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. The room was beautifully decorated, well appointed and very cosy. The ensuite was roomy, light, airy and the facilities good. A hairdryer was provided, often not the case in the UK.... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi, so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Ivy Bank. We were sad you couldn't stay as look as you would have liked. We are very fortunate to have the private parking facilities here at Ivy Bank as parking is a premium in Windermere. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. If ever you are... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Ivy Bank, the room was clean and well presented, the location was fab being a few minutes’ walk in to Windermere village and our hosts were lovely. Nicky and Gareth were accommodating and helpful, providing advice on local walks, offering maps and advice on the area. We have booked for next spring.

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hello Charlotte, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Ivy Bank and that you managed to do some lovely walks while you were here. Best way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery locally. We are looking forward to seeing you again next Spring. There's plenty more to see and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband, mother and I had the pleasure of staying five nights at Ivy Bank in Windermere earlier this month and enjoyed a lovely stay with super hosts Garreth and Nicky. I realised that we had picked a great place even before the trip started when Nicky very kindly offered to allow me to cancel our booking over the phone... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Wow, what can I say, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. It is nice to be appreciated for what we do here at Ivy Bank and it is a privilege for us when we meet such lovely people. Best Wishes to you all. If you are ever in the Lakes again, you... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. This b & b is a lovely place to stay. It was clean and comfortable. I had looked at various places to stay before arriving but chose this one because of the reviews and the distance to the lake. We were not disappointed. We were all made to feel very welcome and our four... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed having you all stay with us and so glad that you had a nice time. Hope to see you again one day. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've now stayed at Ivy Bank twice and it really is everything you could want in a B&B. Garreth and Nicky are fantastic hosts who are more than happy to share their local knowledge and advice to help make your stay in the Lake District as enjoyable as possible (Garreth in particular has an uncanny ability to provide accurate forecasts).... More 

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IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi James, thanks for your kind words. It was great to see you again at Ivy Bank and we are glad that you are really comfortable here and enjoy the location. Looking forward to seeing you again next time! More 

China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

traveled with parents and stayed three nights one month ago. We like the breakfast especially the home-made lemon/orange jam. feel welcomed and warm as the host turned on the heater for us as he knew we come from place of warm weather. very nice. 位置十分方便, 離火車站巴士站不遠. 早餐也不錯.

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review for me. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Ivy Bank and you especially liked the marmalade! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed hosting your family and both fell in love with little Harry so it was our pleasure and memories we will treasure too. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday up in Scotland and hopefully you got to see Hadrian's Wall on the way? More 

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