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“Style & Class and excellent customer service” 5 of 5 stars
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White Bridge, Grasmere LA22 9RQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 20 Grasmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Altrincham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Style & Class and excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Ideal place to stay just outside the centre of the village, décor and furnishings lovely. John and Karen made the 3 of us very welcome and accommodated my mobility needs.
Breakfast good mix of local produce well cooked.
Really good recommendations for evening meal and help booking table for our large group. Would recommend anybody to stay here, particularly good for couples and as my friend Debbie said - we were 3 walkers who enjoyed returning to comfortable accommodation. Good views across the hills from my bed!!
Thanks again for a great stay

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Lynda K

It was our pleasure having you and your friends stay with us and thank you for such a kind and considerate review.
It was a pity that you could not get out walking but pleased you found Raise View comfortable and relaxing.
We were more than happy to suggest places to eat it's never easy when there is a large group.

Many thanks once again.

John & Karen
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Chorley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A beautiful place with amazing views and friendly, helpful hosts. The rooms are lovely and comfortable and tastefully furbished. The recommendations for local pubs and restaurants are very accurate. Breakfast was amazing and filled us up until tea time! I would definitely recommend a stay at Raise View House.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Cath

It was so nice to have meet you and thank you once again for staying at Raise View House and also for your very kind review.
We are always happy to suggest places to eat and drink and are lucky that Grasmere has such excellent places for our guests to choose from.
Glad you also enjoyed our breakfast lots of guests say the same thing in as much as it keeps them going all day.

Hope to see you again.

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

In over 20 yrs of visiting the Lake District we haven't found anywhere to beat the comfort and hospitality of Raise View. John & Karen are warm, welcoming and perfect hosts (v. helpful & chatty about the area). Staying in the Helm Crag room was simply lovely - beautiful decor, the most comfy bed and the view was picture perfect! The breakfasts were beautifully cooked, porridge scummy and the pack lunches a welcome convenience for walking. What was also nice is that the other guests too seemed very much at home, it seems quite a few return again and again - always a good sign! Combine this with its location in Grasmere it really is a fantastic place to stay. We hope to return in Feb we liked it so much.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Adam & Helen

What very kind words it was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we also enjoyed your company as well.
Helm Crag is a very popular room and does enjoy the most magnificent view. Thank you also for your comments about our breakfast porridge is very popular especially in the Autumn and Winter months.
We are extremely fortunate to have lots of returning guests which always makes for a nice atmosphere in the dining room.
Looking forward very much to welocming you back to Raise View House in February.

Thank you once again for taking the trouble to write such a generous and warm review

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

this was our first time staying at this very well presented b+b, John and Karen were so helpful and friendly, I have a food intolerance and karen made sure that i had a proper breakfast, so i didnt feel like i was different to everyone else, for that i am so grateful. they also recomended great restaraunts that made gluten free foods that i would enjoy. all in all it was a lovely place, the only down side for me was that the our room was very small, and i found it, for me very claustrophobic, the shower room was also very dated and small, We had a lovely view from our window and the room was decorated to a very high standard, but too small for me. we would stay here again, but would ask for a larger room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Christina

It was our pleasure having you stay and we were just pleased that we could look after you at breakfast. We try and cater for all special diets and food intolerances and our local butcher supplies us with gluten free sausages.
We are sorry you found the bedroom small and we hope it didn't spoil you holiday.
We would be delighted to welocme you back and are happy to suggest a more spacious room for your next visit.

Many thanks once again.

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I always find we go back to this bed and breakfast establishment more or less because it probably is the best independently run B & B in the village. You get the most warm welcome each time and the quality of all the rooms are definitely worth the five-star rating I want to give them. John and Karen are very nice people and you couldn't really fault anything about the place - if you go to Grasmere you will not regret trying this B & B.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Bob & Jim

We always look forward to your annual visit and this time was no exception. We are so very fortunate to have so many guests who come back and stay year after year.
Of course it's not all about Karen and I Grasmere has a lot to do with it as we know all of our guests love the village.

We look forward to your next visit and thank you once again for your very kind words.

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Raise View House is a beautiful B & B that offers charming accommodations and very friendly, attentive service. Karen and John were lovely people--very kind and helpful, and most enjoyable and interesting to talk to. The location of Raise View House is perfect; Grasmere is a small village, and the B & B is located just outside of the very center, which we appreciated. The walk to the center only takes a couple of minutes, so it's nice to be able to explore everything on foot, especially since walking in Grasmere is ideal due to the spectacular views offered by the surrounding countryside. Grasmere is also a good base for exploring other parts of the Lake District. Breakfasts were well-prepared and plentiful, and our room and the common areas were cozy and very tastefully decorated. A lot of attention has gone into every detail at Raise View House, including ensuring that guests are content and have what they need at all times. John and Karen were happy to make both recommendations and reservations for us while we were in Grasmere and, as native Liverpudlians, they even gave us ideas about what to do in Liverpool, which was the next destination on our travel itinerary. We hightly recommend Raise View House and hope to return for a much longer stay some time soon.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Rachele

Many thanks for such a warm and generous review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we were so pleased you enjoyed you holiday in Grasmere. We are always happy to help with suggestions for walks, places to eat and when you mentioned your next stop was Liverpool our home town well I was in my element it's such a great city.
Grasmere is a brillant location for a holiday in the Lakes as well as being a charming village it's so central to explore other areas of our National Park.
Thank you once again for sharing the experience of your stay at Raise View House with other Tripadvisor readers.

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

As soon as we arrived here we were made to feel very welcome by Karen.It is a lovely house and the decor is tasteful and very clean.Our room could be described as cosy but the view out of the windows can not be beaten (Wordsworth room).The breakfast was delicious, especially the fruit salad which my partner had.Packed lunch was a good offering too and good value for money.The honesty bar is a good idea and all in all Karen and John have got it spot on really.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John G, Owner at Raise View House, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Gary

Thank you for your very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were pleased with our Wordsworth room which is very popular. Fresh fruit always goes down well at breakfast and our Walkers Packed Lunch seem to do the trick when out for a days walking.
Our honesty bar is also well received by our guests who enjoy their favourite tipple.
It was our pleasure having you stay and we very much hope to see you again.

Best wishes

John & Karen
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Additional Information about Raise View House

Address: White Bridge, Grasmere LA22 9RQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raise View House is situated at the northern end of Grasmere, yet just five minutes' walk from the village centre. We enjoy uninterrupted views of the Easedale fells, including the famed Lion & the Lamb. John & Karen look forward to welcoming you to Raise View and to helping you enjoy your stay in this beautiful area. ... more   less 
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