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“Great value and a very knowledgable owner.” 5 of 5 stars
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Patterdale CA11 0NW, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Patterdale B&B and Inns
London
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great value and a very knowledgable owner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely property by a stream. Run by a single dad, Ian, doing a very good job. Ian was very helpful with the next days route - showing us maps etc. very knowledgable about the route as he is a guide. Both his young daughters have done the c2c. Nice garden for relaxing in and local beers and wines. Very good selection of medical supplies. Also does packed lunches. Room was spacious and comfortable with our own bathroom down the hall. Most have on suite. You have to have dinner at the property and it was very pleasant. Breakfast very good with plenty of choice.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed at the Old Water View while walking the Coast to Coast and it is a MUST for people walking this route. The owner and his children have all walked Coast to Coast and know everything about it, great advice and lots of interesting conversation.
The hotel is really well located. Our room was comfortable and clean. The food served is simple and homely, with a choice of local beers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed here for two nights a couple of weeks ago. We were with some friends and we were in
the Bothy, which was great. Ian was a wonderful host, excellent food, it was a very relaxed
place to stay. We have booked to come back again in September

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Probably the best place to stay in Patterdale from reports from others. Good bedroom facing the front of the hotel with great views, although the bathroom was rather tired and the shaver light was broken. Very focused on the coast to coast as the owner (Ian) acts as a guide and his daughter has walked it 3 times. Small bar with limited choice of beers that are not cheap for the area. Thought that the food was rather expensive for what you got and have had better value for money, lamb rather disappointing. Breakfast was ok had to go into other room to get orange juice, condiments etc. This sounds rather harsh because it is a nice enough place to stay but not the best on the coast to coast route.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed here for one night while walking the Coast to Coast. The welcome was friendly, the bar well stocked and there were toiletries etc. available to buy if they were needed which was a nice touch. Ian is very knowledgeable about the C2C which is also helpful. The B&B is well situated for walkers and the rooms are delightful. Ours (Place Fell) was well equipped and comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for a bath. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we enjoyed our stay here. We ate at Old Water View in the evening and the menu was good and varied and the portions large. My only small gripe is that breakfast is served in one sitting and with everyone being catered for at the same time it is a bit chaotic. We had to keep searching for cutlery and sauces etc. The food was good though and freshly prepared so no complaints there. Anyone intending to get over Kidsty Pike and on to Shap might have wanted an earlier start. We had packed lunches prepared for us and there was a good choice of food. On the whole we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights on the C2C. We were in the Bothy which was great. Good accommodation and views. Saw deer in the stream. Ian very welcoming. We have booked to come again in February to see more of Patterdale.

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Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've already written one review of this place entitled "perfect" but the place is so good it warrants me writing another. When I was last there, I was really into the amazing scenary and comfortable room etc. (the Lil Gem room being particularly amazing). This time - as well as all that - Ian has now been doing food for the last year or so - and the food is really good. Not only that - the day I was there, the whole of Patterdale suffered a power cut from 6.30pm to 4.30am - but Ian still managed to turn out amazing quality food for about 20 people, and everyone had a really good time. If you are going to the Lake District - this is the place to stay - although you need to book early because it gets heavily booked up.

Room Tip: I've only stayed in Lil Gem - but I'd choose that one again
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Patterdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Patterdale
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Old Water View Hotel Patterdale

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