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Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are very friendly and helpful. Delicious breakfasts. Quiet area and very handy for the centre of Ambleside. Lots of attention to detail and the glass of sherry left out on the landing was a lovely touch!

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife picked out red bank online based on availability, existing reviews, location and the off-road parking. The reputation of this B&B is fully deserved and this review will really only echo the words of others; excellent hosts, good food, immaculate accommodation, great location. We would definitely return and would recommend to others.

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and you agree with other Reviewers of Red Bank. The private off road parking is ideal for the village and local area walks. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Essex
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We got a pleasent pre visit email and phone call to find out what time we were expecteing to arrive offering the use of the offstreet parking if we got there early. The room was large, clean, tastfully decorated and comfortable, bath and a shower in the ensuite. A fridge in the hall which had a constant supply of fresh...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and great to hear you enjoyed your short stay with us. We look forward to you returning to Red Bank in the not too distant future.

Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is the fourth time we have stayed with George and Val at Red Bank. Highly recommend staying with a welcoming friendly couple who make us feel at home. Excellent accommodation, the house is so cosy and spotless. The bed is very comfortable. Our breakfasts are superb. Booked for next year already to avoid disappointment. Easy walking distance to restaurants...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Good to see you enjoyed another stay at Red Bank and also your repeat bookings for 2017. As you say we are centrally located for Ambleside and the many walks both high and low level you can start here. Look forward to seeing you agin in 2017.

Saltburn UK
Reviewed November 3, 2016

What a gem Red Bank is. Beautifully kept, so clean and welcoming. Val & George make you so welcome from the moment you pull onto the driveway. Beautiful breakfasts served with a smile always. Nothing is too much trouble from when you arrive to the minute you leave. We have truly found our "home from home", what more could you...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Look forward to you returning.

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I don't normally write reviews of b & b's having stayed in numerous guest houses in the Lakes over the years, but Red Bank is amongst the best we have stayed in,Val and George are perfect hosts, friendly and nothing too much trouble, the bedroom we stayed in was large and attention to detail was spot on, very clean with...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We try and provide what we would require when we stay in a B & B and, therefore we are very pleased you appreciate the small extras we include. Hope to see you again i the not too distant future.

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We recently stayed at Red Bank for 4 nights and it was our 3rd visit to this excellent B & B. The rooms are spotlessly clean, well equipped and are very quiet and comfortable. The hospitality tray is kept well stocked and fresh milk is provided in a fridge just outside the bedrooms (along with a decanter of sherry and...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The private off road parking is a plus in Ambleside and like many of our guests their car stays in the parking area. All our breakfasts are cooked to order using fresh locally sourced sausage, eggs and bacon. Hope to see you again i the near future.

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We've been staying at Red Bank for at least 2 weekends a year for the last 10 years and if there's a better Band B in Ambleside I would be very surprised. It's the consistent quality that counts--the house itself is a delight, always spotlessly clean with excellent bedrooms and shower/bath rooms and the breakfasts are a real treat, freshly...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you again for your comments. Always good to have your group of 6 stay with us and take over the house. Look forward to next year.

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Please let me start by saying I am not related in any way to Val and George, the lovely proprietors of Red Bank. It's simply the best place we've stayed at in the Lake District and the main reason we keep going back. This visit was a surprise retirement gift from my work colleagues and I can't thank them enough,...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and good to hear you enjoyed your retirement present from your fellow workers. The off road parking and short stroll to the centre of Ambleside make Red Bank an ideal place to visit Ambleside. Sorry about no Christmas tree but it was Oct and only Hayes have their Xmas trees/ornaments out in Sept. Look forward...

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We booked in this delightful B&B with three others who have stayed here previously. The major bonus for me was it has a car park, and anyone who has stayed in Ambleside will know how difficult parking can be over a week-end. There are three double rooms 1 & 2 being larger. We had No3, but it was not small...

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GeorgeG49, Manager at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. As you say our private off road parking is a real bonus in Ambleside and we are a short walk to the centre of Ambleside. Shame the weather was not that good for the wedding but as you mentioned to us the wedding was still an excellent day. Hope to see you agin when...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Red Bank

Address: Red Bank Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $82 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Red Bank 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Red Bank Ambleside, Lake District
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“For a couple the blue room is nicest but all are good. One room is twin bedded.”
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“All the rooms are beautiful and they are quiet too”
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“All rooms are clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles brianpY4003FH, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet and all en suite”
 of 5 bubbles richardthomas5555, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Blue room has a bath as well as a shower”
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