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May Cottage

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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW , England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scarborough, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lake District is a great place and our recent visit to Bowness was enhanced by our stay at May Cottage. Our hosts were extremely friendly and very informative about many Lakes' attractions; breakfast was excellent as was the room. A short walk gets you into the middle of Bowness, a delightful lakeside town. Definitely worth a visit, definitely will... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely cottage in a fantastic area, walking distance to everything. Hosts were more than happy to help with anything we wanted & gave many points of advice on where to visit. Breakfast were wonderful & kept us going for the whole day. Room had everything we could want & the bed was really comfy. Would recommend to anyone.

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Silchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walking distance to Bowness which has a good choice of places to eat and within a few minutes of Lake Windermere with its ferries and boats to hire . Very comfortable bed , fabulous shower ! Very good breakfast and host very friendly and helpful .

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just returned from a 4 night stay at the quaint B&B May Cottage – I can simply say, it was an experience like no other! Before arrival, our wonderful host Sue contacted us to ensure we prepared to make the most of our trip - her hospitality was second to none. On arrival we were met at the train... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful and friendly hosts. Excellent bedroom and beautiful bathroom presented in an immaculate condition. Hearty breakfast to start the day. Within walking distance to the lake, shops and eating areas. Highly recommend this B& B.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My mother and I had a lovely 1 night stay at May Cottage in Windermere. Great hospitality, beautiful breakfast and a great room at a cheap rate. Both Very helpful with what to do in the area and friendly people as a whole. Only reason we didn't give a 5 was the shower was a little cold for our limit.... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at May Cottage.as recommended by our nephew we were not disappointed. Sue and Len were and are the perfect hosts nothing is too much trouble and we really felt we were sharing their wonderful home. The room was as described with majestic views over the lake and mountains recommended for... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Just returned from another wonderful stay at May Cottage,Len's breakfasts are first rate and Sue is a lovely host who makes sure everyone feels welcome,The room was immaculate and the king sized bed was so,so very comfortable! Already looking forward to our next visit,

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

All 8 guests for the evening arrived at the same time ... imagine. Sue and Len did not flap .. just got on with sorting out. Excellent location; excellent breakfast and excellent advice on restaurants etc. Nothing is too much trouble ... even kept the fizz cool for our celebration drinks. A shared break with a special friend and in... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

May Cottage is a lovely B&B, spotlessly clean and very close to the centre of Bowness. Sue is very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. She is also very knowledgeable about the area and gave us several good ideas. The breakfast was excellent (in our case veggie). We would certainly recommend it and would stay there again.

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