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“Best B&B in the Lakes” 5 of 5 stars
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Red Bank
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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“Best B&B in the Lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Just read the review of Red Bank and had to add my own just to reiterate that this B&B is the best one we have stayed in in the Lake District. The rooms are more spacious than any other B&B I have stayed in. This, together with the extras and the friendliness of the hosts, make Red Bank an exceptional place to stay. Extras include a glass of sherry as an aperitif before you go out for your evening meal, the fridge on the landing with fresh milk and space for you to chill your own wine, and the offer of a pot of tea in front of the log fire mid afternoon when we returned absolutely soaked from a walk on the fells! We have stayed at Red Bank a few times now and I would recommend Red Bank to anyone. The breakfast room is beautiful also, looking out onto the garden where there are lots of birdfeeders on the patio. Private car parking is a real bonus in Ambleside and Red Bank is only a tiny bit more expensive than your normal B&B. More than worth it and still cheaper than many.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

A wonderful Bed and Breakfast with 5 stars, and well deserved. A warm welcome by George and Val. Lovely log burning stove in the lounge area. Our bedroom was spacious, comfortable, warm and very clean. En-suite was beautiful, with a bath, that was so welcoming after a day walking on the fells. Breakfast was generous with a great choice. Extra touches made our stay so much better ie: place to dry wet boots, they dried our wet walking gear, and a complimentary glass of sherry was delightful, plus many more. Highly recommended. We will definitely be staying there again.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Red Bank

Address: Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Red Bank 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Bank is an elegant, traditionally built Lakeland house located in the residential fringes of Ambleside. The centre of the village along with its many restaurants, bars and local amenities is only a 5 minute walk. The Lake Windermere launch and steamer trips are available at Waterhead which is only half a mile away. Our central location makes Red Bank Guest House an ideal base for discovering the Lake District - From here all the grandeur of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach - as are outdoor activities and water sports of every kind. We have 3 tastefully furnished en-suite rooms offering spacious deluxe Bed & Breakfast accommodation with many little extras. Our 5 Star Visit Britain award together with our Michelin Guide recommendation reflect the comfort, quality and service enjoyed by our guests. Feel assured that we will do our very best to make your stay with us as relaxing and comfortable as possible. ... more   less 
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Red Bank Ambleside, Lake District

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