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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited George & Val at Red Bank on at least 4 occasions for midweek/weekend breaks at various times of the year. George and Val are always welcoming and nothing is to. much trouble. They are always willing to give advice on places to visit and places to eat. The bedrooms are essentially large, light and airy and spotlessly...

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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable, clean, well maintained B & B. The reception from the hosts Val and George was very friendly and welcoming. Location is very good would definitely use again as first choice if visiting Ambleside. The best B & B we've stayed at.

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments which are especially good to see from a new visitor to Red Bank. Hope to see you again.

Torphins, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights over New Year 2016-2017 and we had a fabulous experience. We have stayed at the Red Bank 4 times now and it has always been great. The owners, George and Val, are friendly and welcoming and tell you anything you want to know about places to eat, good walks etc. The rooms are comfortable and...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to know you enjoyed your New year in the Ambleside, quite a change from a Scottish New Year. Hope to see you again i the not too distant future.

north england
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our latest visit to Red Bank didn't disappoint! We stayed in the blue room this time and the room was lovely and warm despite the freezing cold weather outside. The private parking, friendly hosts, great breakfasts and proximity to the town centre make this the best B&B in Ambleside in our opinion. The lounge area for guests to use was...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us again. The Blue Rm is one of the most popular rooms due to the separate bath which many people enjoy after a day out walking. The wood fire really warms the central part of the house and after a day in the fells it is great to sit around with a...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was excellent! The location, the welcome, the cleanliness and the house were all amazing. Definitely the best b and b we've ever stayed in. George and Val are lovely and friendly, their advice on local area is excellent!. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable. There are finishing touches everywhere, from the lovely toiletries and gown in the...

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 24, 2016

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 November 23, 2016

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $81 - $112 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles markhP1717BM, Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful and they are quiet too”
 of 5 bubbles aweath, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles LonelyBlade, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
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