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“Can't wait to return - couldn't fault anything!” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England   |  
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Ranked #71 of 112 Windermere B&B and Inns
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“Can't wait to return - couldn't fault anything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We are a couple (age 28 and 42) and booked a 2 night stay for my Birthday. The couple who own Ravenscroft (and also have a very good Deli in the village of Bowness) were kind, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area but not at all pushy or 'in your face'. If parking is not available at the back of the house, there is plenty (free) on the side streets.

The room was decorated beautifully, clean, comfortable and full of small treats such as various sachets of tea, coffee, chocolate etc, biscuits and toiletries such as shampoo, soap, moisturiser, hand creams, body butter. Even Birthday balloons for me! The bathroom was quite small (larger people may struggle) but immaculate and boasted the best power shower I have ever used! The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept like logs as it was so quiet. There was a small flat screen TV.

Communal Breakfast Room / Lounge was nice and not too crowded as they only have 3 rooms. The breakfast was superb with a choice of fruits juices, cereal, fruit to help yourself to then a choice of either full English breakfast (vegetarian if required), criossants, pancakes and fruit or scrambled eggs and fish. The full English was excellent, very good quality and cooked well. Followed by toast and a selection of jams and marmelade.

Bowness and Winderemere are a few minutes walk (5-10) from Ravenscroft or you can drive (there are several pay and display car parks which are not cheap or you can try your luck on a side street as we did). Bowness has some lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. The Albert is nice and does fabulous Sunday roasts. I would not recommend the Emperor of India restaurant as the service was diabolical. Vinegar Jones' do amazing fish and chips which we had to take away whilst strolling by the lake.

The Beatrix Potter Attraction is fantastic (for big kids too!), there is also a lovely Aquarium a 10 minute drive away (or you can catch a boat or steam train which take you right to the door) which has other animals such as otters, crocodile, marmosets etc. The Motor Museum is nearby the Aquarium and also worth a visit.

Top tip: Regardless of the forecast take waterproofs!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

The location was excellent easy walking distance between Windermere and Bowness. Good off street parking. Very spaceous, well decorated and clean rooms. The en-suite shower was big enough to have a party in. When it comes to the breakfast there was excellent choice and well presented.
When it came to Jackie and Steve you could not have asked for a better hosts. Would not hesitate to reconment to others. Thanks for making our holiday.
Terry and Jo

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Gtr Manchester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Just returned from a 2 night stay, and have had a great time. Lovely warm welcome from Jackie. The room was really spacious, well decorated and comfortable. Breakfasts, good choices and particularly enjoyed the 'no calories' full english breakfast ;-) Located inbetween Windermere and Bowness so ideal for walking to both locations. Will definately recommend. Lynn and Steve.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stayed here from 7th till 10th june and found the ravenscroft to be an absolute gem , from the owners jackie and steve, too the rooms being spotless and comfortable, and the breakfasts which are fabulous, don't hesitate this is the place!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

good breakfast more like breakfeast lots to chose from
good loaction very friendly

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

hosts steve and jackie where lovely ,felt very welcome from moment we stepped in the door, breakfast yummy, room spotless, we would defintely be staying again

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

dont want to say a lot the reason may not get in next time never put a review up before for any hotel or bb in the last 40 yrs but we have got to say the food is great and the rooms spotless so there you go we have stayed in each room and all are top class

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravenscroft Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Ravenscroft Hotel Windermere
Ravenscroft Bed And Breakfast
Ravenscroft Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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