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Archway Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
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Ranked #25 of 112 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful, homely stay we enjoyed at the Archway, lovingly run by Jen and Steve. After arriving earlier than expected our friendly host (who was delightful throughout our stay) was ready without any ado to show us to our comfortable room: Coniston with stunning views out across the fells and binoculars to enjoy it perfectly placed on the window... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had a two night stay and did not want to leave. The homemade cookies that we're put in our room everyday were superb, as was the freshly baked lemon drizzle cake and banana bread!! Continuing with food, breakfast was a veritable feast!! So many options to choose from including our personal favourites, pancakes with maple syrup... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had to post on here about our stay at this gem of a guesthouse. The rooms are superbly kept with excellent ensuites. The welcome from the owners is warm and friendly and only happy to help should you require anything. The breakfasts are amazing, the choice is superb. The Archway guesthouse really is worth it's weight in gold. Highly... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best guest house we've stayed in. Breakfast was incredible - great menu and quality produce. Beds are so comfy. Location great. Lots of nice touches - freshly baked cake every day for guests, great DVD collection to borrow from. Coeliac friendly! Best birthday gluten free pancakes ever! Thank you Jennifer for a great stay

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

From the outside this is a nice 4 storey Victorian home, inside there is a big welcome. The place is run by a young couple he is a qualified chef and has taken some trouble to offer a large number of breakfast options. Between us over 10days we tried a fair few though we stuck with some favourites and didn't... More

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Castle Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very clean and comfortable room. On site parking was very convenient. The owners were very helpful and friendly and took time to help us plan our activities during our stay. The wide range of books, maps and brochures that were available to us were very helpful. The home baked cakes and cookies were an unexpected delight. Very good value.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a lovely time. The breakfast had numerous options, including pancakes, trout etc. Coniston is the room with a view of the ranges, with a modern spacious bathroom. The room is a double room, clean with home made cookies.(delicious and thoughtful). The hosts were friendly and were happy to advice us about local areas.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed one night in Archway as Windermere is easy to get to from the South. Very friendly welcome, with excellent cake, and advise on the local area. Room comfortable. Breakfast was excellent - with lots of choice. What not to like?

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a fantastic stay here. The owners were very welcoming they gave lots of tips of things to do locally and provided us with books and maps to borrow. The room was lovely and comfortable and cleaned to a high standard, we had homemade cookies topped up each day which was a lovely treat, also the owner likes baking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Having never stayed at the Lake District before, Windermere seemed like the obvious choice to get our bearings. Although a 20 min walk to Lake Windermere, it is definitely quieter than Bowness, and frequent buses take you to the lake and neighbouring towns as traffic and parking can be difficult especially at peak times. The Archway Guesthouse was recommended by... More

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Address: College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Archway Guesthouse 4*
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The Archway Guesthouse- A good quality, small 4 star guesthouse in a quiet spot in Windermere village. We pride ourselves for giving all those little extras. All food locally sourced with an extensive award winning breakfast menu (homemade jam and marmalade) catering for all dietary requirements. Homemade biscuits in the rooms, as well as DVD/CD players and big comfy beds. Great location close to the station suitable for exploring the lakes with or without transport/ parking available. Breakfast included in the price. Prices are based on two people sharing per night. ... more   less 
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