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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We arrived on Friday afternoon to a friendly reception from Graham and our beautiful room was ready for us. We stayed in room 6 which is a studio room with a four poster bed, a spa bath (which fits 2 people although it's a bit snug)with shower over. There were lovely homemade cakes and a selection of hot drinks. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Virginia Cottage and will highly recommend it to our friends. Our room with a 4-poster bed was well-appointed and amazingly quiet. Bathing in the huge spa tub was a wonderful relief after many hours of hiking/walking. Parking in the large lot a few steps away was easy, free and convenient. We also enjoyed swimming... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can we say about this place that hasn't already been said? we took our dog and stayed in the downstairs room next to the lounge, the room overlooked the pub next door and we thought it might be a little noisy at leaving time but we never heard a thing and that was a bank holiday weekend so it... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent choice. Very clean and comfortable with very friendly hosts.good location for the town and walking the hills and lakes. Would certainly go back and would happily recommend Virginia Cottage to anyone.

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our third stay at the Virginia Cottage and since our last stay there has been a change of owners, the new owners are a very nice couple who will meet you on arrival and serve you your breakfast. We stayed in room 6 which is a suite room, the room has a 4 poster bed and a separate... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 19/8/14. What an excellent location. Couple of minutes to the shops or lake. Graeme was an ideal host, didn't get to meet Shirley but i'm sure she must have been very busy. Room 109 with four-poster bed & nicely decorated. Plenty of storage space. Right next to the busy road but at night perfectly quiet. Pubs/Restaurants within a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a few minutes walk from 10+ great restaurants and pubs but no street noise heard from room. Steamer and boat hire on Windermere lake also few minutes away. Room had four poster bed, brand new bathroom, sofa and good size fridge. Breakfasts good every morning with cereals and fruits plus personalised cooked breakfast chosen evening before. Some floorboard noise... More

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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very welcoming place in a beautiful part of the world. Pros: Nice big room (number 4, four poster bed), tasty vegetarian breakfast, friendly owner, very clean and well kept. Good value prices too, relative to other accommodation on offer. Cons: Nothing aside from the wifi being problematic but that was a temporary situation and unavoidable for the owner. Overall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights, clean rooms with free Wi-Fi and complimentary homemade biscuits (nice touch). Excellent location in the center of Bowness, within 1 minute walk from the lake, loads of bars and restaurants to eat at, free use of leisure facilities at McDonald Old England Spa and free parking across the road at The Belsfield hotel. Breakfast was great... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the breakfast was the best, the selection available was great, the location was perfect, the complimentary sherry was a welcome surprise. Will definitely stay again, soon.

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Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Virginia Cottage Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
Virginia Cottage Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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Virginia Cottage is a quiet and relaxing guest house situated just two minutes walk from Lake Windermere, where you can catch the many ferry boats around the lake, and the centre of Bowness with it's many bars, restaurants and excellent shopping. The cottage has WiFi throughout including the bedrooms. The Beartrix Potter Museum is less than 5 minutes walk away. It is ideally placed for seeing all that the Lake District has to offer and local bus services are 150m away. All rooms are en-suite, some with four poster beds and spa baths, and they include a TV with DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade biscuits, a fridge and hair dryer. Pets and children are welcome by prior arrangement in specified rooms, private parking is available and leisure facilities can be enjoyed at the Old England Spa. ... more   less 
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