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Old Water View

Certificate of Excellence
, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
Old Water View
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Ian for making our stay so enjoyable. Great conversation about the C2C. Your beer is as good as any we drink along our journey. Beautiful setting along the river. Thank you for the recommendation of taking the boat to save my feet from severe blisters. Comfortable rooms and bed. Good luck with all your future travels.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky experience in lots of ways in a hotel which does have character including the chatty and friendly staff. Yes the decor is a little dated but the brekkie was good and if you want your room to be thoroughly modern and not scuffed round the edges, you will probably be paying more than £98 for the night in peak-time... More 

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melbourne
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are doing the C2C walk and what a place to stay. The legendary Joyce helped us a lot with tips for the walk and inspired us with her tenacity for walking and doing good. We stayed in Wainwrights fav room (we are told) with the skylights, all very comfortable and clean, restful most importantly!

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned by others, this inn is aimed at walkers in particular with Wainwright having stayed there and the current owner's long association with the district. Although there are other eating places nearby, you would be silly to bypass the restaurant here which has some different choices and great beers they brew themselves. Ian had lots of information on the... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome and they are certainly used to walkers and their heavy bags. The evening menu was comprehensive and offered gluten and dairy free options. We needed an early start in the morning so missed out on the cooked breakfast. Information on the 'winter' route to Shap was great as the weather conditions were pretty poor.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a single night whilst walking the Coast-2-Coast ... lovely room, gardens and location. the place has a fascinating history - apparantly Wainwright stayed here ... so interesting for walkers. Wonderful, hearty evening meal and breakfast.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of C2C walk, mixed experience overall. Turned up and all locked up early afternoon, sign said owner would be back in ten minutes, was closer to an hour when he did turn up. Room was a bit tired but in middle of refurbishment programme so might be better now. On the positive side Ian very knowledgeable... More 

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

Excellent overnight stop for walkers on the C2C. We arrived quite late after a long days walk. Worried when we arrived that no food would be available, we needn't have worried. We were met at the door by a lovely Lady who had been working at the hotel for ten years (sorry my lovely forgotten your name) She immediately took... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We recently stayed at this establishment on our second Coast to Coast trip and was not impressed. I have never stayed at any hotel or guest house where the proprieteur did not like the idea of you eating or drinking elsewhere. At breakfast when my wife asked the owner to fill up some water bottles she was interrogated as to... More 

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Lakeshiker, Owner at Old Water View, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were annoyed. Please look at the first page of our website www.oldwaterview.co.uk were you will see that we do not offer B&B as a service. If you want a B&B, there are plenty to choose from in the area. It is a market that we do not trade or compete in. Our business is trading... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The owner of this establishment doesn't give two hoots for clientele or indeed his business. The last time we were there he was off on some walk on the Roman Wall and left his aged mother in charge of the business ...we were patient with the dear old lady, who was terribly slow but tried her best to cope. This... More 

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Lakeshiker, Owner at Old Water View, responded to this review

How you can have the bare faced cheek to write that review is beyond me! Let's say what really happened and why you are so angry and let people decide. You have been a regular customer so our service must have been ok or you would not have wanted to come back. This past weekend we were closed for a... More 

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