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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Elleray Rd, Windermere LA23 1AG, England
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Ranked #33 of 112 Windermere B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a fabulous little gem this place is!!!! A friend recommended this place so we gave it a go. It's a delightfully quaint place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay the owners were lovely and couldn't do enough for us and recommended loads of good places to go and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in walking distance to... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My father has been staying at The Cottage every summer for at least 2 weeks for several years now. This year, my husband and I joined him for 8 days and got to experience first hand the reason he returns to this B&B specifically every year. Steve and Wendy are kind and warm. Our room was beautiful and quiet with... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I arrived before check-in, hot and bothered but was greeted and accommodated nonetheless. Steve and Wendy were a well of information. My room was a single but I was shocked originally as it looked like a tight squeeze but the space was so well utilised. I didn't feel claustrophobic but cosy. The cooked breakfasts every morning were heavenly and Wendy... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for his birthday, and I got a great deal on booking.com. Slight problem finance wise in that booking.com said that half of the cost would be paid on booking and it wasn't but the B&B itself was fabulous. Wendy (the owner) was very friendly and they served the best B&B breakfast I've ever seen!... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Booked B&B directly and got a very good deal. Room although a little small was very clean, comfortable and had a fridge which came in very handy. Breakfast was out of this world, with a vast selection to choose from and freshly made to order. Easy to find, with parking at the front. Lovely walk down to the Lake. Would... 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*
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