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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm welcome from both James and Paul who we found out had only been here 6 weeks but wow! It feels like they've been doing it years. Beautiful rooms and attention to detail and after our first full day and an 8 mile walk filled up on a delicious home cooked breakfast ,we found homemade cookies in our room.Both are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying great location, great B&B and great hosts!!! From the moment we arrived Paul made us feel very welcome. We were promptly shown to our room (Thanks for carrying the case Paul!) and handed our complementary parking card (which can be used at various car parks around the lakes) and with some advice on where to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second time at the Waterwheel, first time meeting Paul and James. Two really nice guys. Nothing was too much trouble. Spotless room and really good breakfast to set us up for the day. On Sunday we were even treated to Paul's homemade fruit loaf - delicious. James if you would like an assistant taster I sure I could manage!! It... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what can we say, this place is an absolute hidden gem!!! Could not recommend it highly enough, it really is 5star luxury. Ran by two amazing guys where nothing was ever too much trouble from start to finish. Wouldn't ever stay anywhere else now we've found it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay and won't be our last!!!! Everything about the place is brilliant, the rooms the food and the friendliness, give it a try you won't be disappointed.!!! Thankyou for James and Paul.

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Thank LeedsSuzy22
Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

You're very welcome! Thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you both soon. Paul & James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed with Paul and James in June and had the most delightful week. We had the Loughrigg room which was beautifully decorated and had a very relaxing feel to it. After a long day walking, it was a joy to soak in the Victorian tub and enjoy the absolutely delicious homemade biscuits and a complementary glass of port. The... More 

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Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, and for taking the time to write one. It was great to meet you both, and to see you experience what the Lakes has to offer - ghyll scrambling, castle tours, etc. We hope that you'll be back soon and look forward to welcoming you. Paul & James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterwheel is a really lovely place, nice building and a very friendly atmosphere. I really loved our room (Loughrigg, at the top floor) and I would love to stay there again. The breakfast was great and the surroundings are also very nice.

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Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was great to meet you both. We hope that your journey home was easier than the journey to get here, and the flights were on time! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Paul & James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed before and found out a few weeks ago that the B & B had changed hands. However I have to say James and Paul have more than filled Julie and Nigel's boots with ease. The place is kept spotless and the ginger cookies are to die for. Very obliging when it came to breakfast requirements and so easy... More 

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Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. No need to apologise for the chatting - we both like a good chinwag too, as you must have noticed. It was great to meet you both and we hope you'll be back soon. There must be a couple of topics we haven't covered yet! Paul & James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed for 2 nights our second visit but the first with the new owners Paul and James who couldn't have been more welcoming. The breakfast was amazing and the homemade biscuits a wonderful, delicious treat. I would recommend this to anyone. The rooms are gorgeous and despite being in the centre of Ambleside the location is very quiet. We... More 

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Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! It was great to meet you both. The weather wasn't great but you made the most of your time in Ambleside, which is what it's all about. Hope to see you soon! Paul & James More 

Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a fantastic weekend at the Waterwheel. The guest house is immaculate and the food lovely (including home made biscuits). In a beautiful location and in my opinion there is nowhere better to stay in Ambleside.

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Paul S, Owner at The Waterwheel Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! It was great to meet you both, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. We agree, there's nowhere better to stay in Ambleside ;0) Paul & James More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Grade II Listed building sits on an ancient cobbled street overlooking Stockghyll stream. All the shops and restaurants of Ambleside are a short stroll. There are just 3 bedrooms, all doubles, each with a Victorian style iron bedstead. Each room has its own bathroom with a bath, under floor heating and heated towel rail. Victorian landscape prints, original slate floors and quality antique furniture all add to the historic and charming atmosphere. A parking permit for the nearby car park is provided.Please note, there is a 2 night minimum stay at weekends and 3 nights minimum on bank holidays. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterwheel Guesthouse

Address: 3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $105 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Waterwheel Guesthouse Ambleside, Lake District
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