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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful four day stay with Sue and Len in their charming cottage. Being strangers to Windemere we truly appreciated Sue's helpful advice on what to do and where to go and after long hikes during the day we loved the comfort of the large room and the well appointed bathroom. Sue is also happy to help and... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from our 2nd stay at May Cottage,Bowness.What a fantastic B&B,spotlessly clean ,super bedrooms.The best full english ever,thanks Len.Sue is a really wellcoming host we will definitely return. Glynis and Dave yorkshiree

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't praise the hosts and cottage enough in this review! From breakfasts cooked to your preference and any requests for breakfasts welcome with a day's notice. Local knowledge and even the offer to drop us off at the pub one evening. To comfortable and exceptionally clean rooms. You really are home from home here. Situated very close to the... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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 July 9, 2015

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 June 26, 2015

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
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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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