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The Cottage

4.0 of 5 Elleray Rd, Windermere LA23 1AG, England
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Cottage as a couple. We were welcomed by a very lovely lady and check in process was so easy and we just led to our room immediately. Check in time is 4 to 7 pm and we arrived at 6pm. If you arrive earlier you should contact them and ask if you can do an early... More

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Pennal
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 night break at The Cottage for my birthday. Having read the reviews I felt confident that we would enjoy the accommodation and we were not disappointed. We were given a very warm welcome and shown to our room. We had room 3 which had a four poster bed (very comfortable), settee, 32" flat screen t.v.... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights recently. It is central in Windermere, with a 15-20 minute walk to the lake and maybe a 30 walk to Bowness. Spotlessly clean. Great breakfast choice and lovely room. We had room 8 which had its own entrance to the building. Parking to the front. Ideal base to tour the Lake District. Would stay... More

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after a very long drive from the most easterly point of the British isles,we were shown to our room which was room 5 on the very top floor, at first we were a little disappointed as the window was very high and felt a bit small but we soon came to really appreciate it and it was really... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at The Cottage, we stayed in room 8 which was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice and pleasant friendly service. It was in a central position so easy to get to the local shops and restaurants in Windemere without having to drive. We would recommend this as a nice place to... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cottage b&b is a little gem tucked away close to the Windermere railway station so it's handy if you don't want to travel by car. This b&b boasts that it is the oldest in Windermere and it does have that feel to it although it is very modern inside. The room we stayed in was in an annexe attached... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The proprietors Stephen and Wendy were both so friendly and helpful. Stephen has a great knowledge of the local areas for our walks, hikes and runs. There was an excellent selection of breakfast options, high quality produce and service was prompt. Breakfast is served between 8:15am-9:00am each day and check-out is by 10:00am The room was warm and clean with... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A fabulous place for a short break. The room was very clean and beautifully decorated, fantastic food with an amazing array of choices. Wendy and Steve were very friendly and helpful. Very close to a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants. I would not hesitate to visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were welcomed by Stephen on our first evening, who had an excellent knowledge of the area and was able to point us in the direction of nearby landmarks, such as the famous views at Orrest Head (a just a 20min walk away) and the lake itself (25mins). The cottage wraps you with warmth and character as soon as you... More

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essex
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

well what can we say that would do steve and wendy justice for the fantastic stay we had at the cottage, i decided to book based apon others reviews, they were spot on and the cottage lived up to all we wanted on our special short break. the room was beautifully decorated, the food was fantastic and the local knowledge... More

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Address: Elleray Rd, Windermere LA23 1AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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