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“Birthday treat!” 5 of 5 stars
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Broadoaks Country House
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bridge Lane | Troutbeck Windermere, Troutbeck LA23 1LA , England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Troutbeck B&B and Inns
Manchester
2 reviews
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“Birthday treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed for 1 night in The Boudoir for my partner's birthday. We were blown away by how wonderful the room was and found a birthday card and chilled bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. We had our fire lit ready for our return from Ambleside and the food was delicious. We woke up to a blanket of snow and found that the steps to the room had been salted for us and the view was stunning. We booked direct with the hotel and did receive a much better deal than using other websites so I would recommend you either ring or email for a fantastic deal. The whole experience was amazing and I am looking forward to returning in the near future. Many thanks for making it a memorable experience.

Room Tip: Ring the hotel directly to get the best rates. The Boudoir was amazing but we had a look at the othe...
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  • Stayed February 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Heswall, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Sorry for delay in review! I booked for a Christmas present for my hubby on the Groupon deal and we stayed at the end of December. I have to say I thought the hotel, food and staff were all excellent and we were made very welcome. The only criticism I had was that we upgraded to the Rippledean garden suite (which is small, for example there is no dining area inside for beaky not very luxurious really), I had to complain to the duty officer about the appalling noise you experience in these garden suites from the rain and she refunded the upgrade cost only. They did say that the website does inform guests of the noise, it does not and they said that that would be rectified and they have not yet. They have informed me that they are looking at putting grass on the roof on the garden suite, which sounds great if it is possible. To summarise I wish we had stayed in the hotel .

Room Tip: As it rains a lot in Windermere (or England come to that) I would not stay in the garden suites if y...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A beautiful hotel combining traditional country house character with stylish modernity, this is definitely recommended. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the qualtiy of the food at dinner was excellent. Accommodation was a new england style log cabin set away from the main building on the edge of a wooded valley. It was beautifully furninshed and well equipped with a great big spa bath. Bed was a tempur matress, which might not be for everyone. If you're lucky enough to get a groupon deal too, it will be an absolute bargain!

Room Tip: We were in Rippledean, and it was absolutely lovely
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  • Stayed February 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife & I stayed here for two nights as friends were using the hotel as the venue for their wedding in January.
From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming & friendly & it was like walking into a friends country house (Not that any of my chums have a place like this). Staff were knowledgeable about the local area & attractions, wanting you to make the most of your time in this part of England.

The room was lovely with one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in with crisp linen. The bathroom was clean & spacious with plenty of Duck Island shampoo, shower gel & body lotion
Breakfast was freshly cooked and plentiful.
A great hotel & would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed January 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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Preston
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Broadoaks will always be a special place for us because we got married there. It's always a pleasure to go back there and every time we do we find it somehow just gets a little better every time.

This time we stayed in one of the new garden suites and what a treat that was. With fantastic views and the therapeutic sound of the fast running beck in the grounds, it was a totally indulgent and relaxing break.

It was lovely to find a little handwritten card in the room welcoming us back to Broadoaks. The staff is genuinely lovely and very engaging. Without any kind of scripting or forced approach, they all helped to make our stay very easy, relaxing and great fun.

It was very cold during our stay as there had been quite a serious snowfall just a few days before, so we really enjoyed the cosy music room and its roaring fire. Of course, we had to sample the warm apple strudel cocktail on offer in the bar and altogether it made just a perfect winter retreat.

There are many fine places to dine nearby although I always find it difficult to tear myself away from Broadoaks' own fine restaurant. Once again, the dinner we had in the Oak Room was delightful. All fresh, locally sourced produced and wonderfully prepared. The restaurant at Broadoaks is a destination in itself.

At the recommendation of the hotel owner, we tried Lucy's on a plate in Ambleside and we were not disappointed. A warm welcome and super food so definitely worth a try if you happen to be over that way.

During our stay we felt that the whole team was just there to make sure we had a great time. They are attentive but not intrusive. Every member of the team shows real personality and genuine interest. They look like they really enjoy being there and it certainly comes across in the atmosphere they create.

I am already planning my next trip to Broadoaks and I can't wait!

Room Tip: Check out all the fantastic double spa baths in the garden suites. Each room has something special...
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  • Stayed January 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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London
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A weekend away in the Lake District. A perfect place to stay with delicious food and wine to go with it. The staff were attentive and this Country House is ideal for a short stay or exclusive hire. On arrival you are greeted with a warm welcome and the aroma of log burning fires. Attention is paid to every detail to ensure a most enjoyable stay. Dogs are welcome, with their own menu and doggie treats. We will definitely plan to stay here again when visiting the Lake District.

Room Tip: The Boudoir Room has an open fire with a comfortable king size double bed, jacuzzi bath and is aesth...
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  • Stayed February 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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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I booked this as a weekend away after Christmas and was initially going to use a Groupon voucher, but on contacting them directly they offered the same deal. We booked the Boudoir suite on a Dinner Bed & Breakfast deal that included cream tea on arrival, excellent value.
On arrival the imposing house was beautifully framed by a layer of freshly fallen snow, which had made the Kirkstone Pass and eventful journey and brought several trees down on the road from Windermere.
The original panelled hallway was softly lit by numerous candles, but this it turns out was not a romantic touch but rather a necessity as the power was off.
We were shown to our room which was a large well appointed room boasting a fantastically comfortable King-size bed and an open fireplace. The fire was quickly lit for us and as there were no scones we opted for a few drinks in the bar.
The main power supply remained off until about midnight, though the staff worked wonders in connecting and keeping running a pair of generators to give power to the lights.
We had to miss out on the fine dinning experience so I can not comment on that but Lady Jo and the staff rallied together, we all shared a curry in the reading room whilst drinking a good red and listening to Billie Holiday, my idea of heaven at the best of times.
The breakfast in the morning was excellent and quickly delivered by the same staff as the previous night.
The night did not go as planned but we were expertly looked after by all of the staff who made us feel at home.

'Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow. '
Simon Dach

Room Tip: Boudoir has it's own driveway, patio and open fire place, with lovely views across the grounds.
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  • Stayed January 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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Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck Windermere, Troutbeck LA23 1LA , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Troutbeck
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Troutbeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Broadoaks Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 19
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