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May Cottage

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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW , England
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leeds
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sue is fantastic and could not help you enough. We broke our flask so she offered one of hers aswell as a spare ruck sack. The rooms are immaculate with access to great spa facilities in a perfect location. Breakfast is a decent portion and clean...not dripping in grease. We have stayed twice now at May cottage...as we like to... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to say that the Lake District is still open, and Sue and Len are still providing the excellent accommodation that they are known for.We stay in room 2 which is a family room of a double bed and a double bed settee. As we are brother and sister my brother sleeps on the bed settee which I am informed... More 

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wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed at may cottage for one night,cannot fault this place run by a lovely couple sue and len who really are the perfect hosts .our room was spotless and lovely and warm,the bed comfortable and tea and coffee making facilities very welcome,was lovely after a day and night out and about in the snow to get back to the comfort... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We had a lovely one-night stay in this truly delightful B and B. May Cottage sits on a hill, just a short stroll from the Bowness-on-Windmere town centre and the restaurants, lakeside and various attractions. Some off-street parking is provided and although the B and B is located on one of the main roads leading into the town, our room... More 

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york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from our 3rd stay at may cottage.Sue the owner is very friendly and cannot do enough for you.we stayed in room 3 at the top of the house.it was really cosy and comfortable.the breakfast was so tasty and there was just enough.sue couldn't do enough for us.the only thing that spoilt it was all the rain.but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our stay here at May Cottage! Sue was so lovely and helpful we cannot wait to come back!! The little town is also very lovely nice places to eat and a lovely cocktail bar that does tapas style food. The breakfast was nice too. Sue made us both feel so welcome and it's such... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I have never written a review before...but staying at May Cottage has inspired me to post one! Possibly the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, with a lovely owner Sue who made myself, my husband and 11 year son very welcome. Breakfast was spot on, and nothing was too much trouble. Comfy bed and luxurious en suite, nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I and my husband had 2 nights stay at May Cottage in mid-Sep. Sue & Len are so helpful and friendly. Before booking this B&B, I contacted Sue and asked some inquires with my poor English. She replied quickly and kindly. Her touch was so light and cheerful that I enjoyed exchanging e-mails. When we arrived at the cottage, many... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Lovely B and B, very nice friendly atmosphere, excellent breakfast cooked by our hosts Sue & Len - will definitely visit again. Great hosts, perfectly positioned B&B to visit the local area or use as a base to go further afield.

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Threshfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

May Cottage is spotless, welcoming, a short walk from Bowness attractions. An excellent holiday venue made so by Sue & Len's warm welcome and fastidious approach to their guests care - nothing is too much trouble. First class; great value for money; and a definite must stay again! Thanks & we look forward to seeing you again.

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