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Summer Hill Country House

Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0PP England
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 07/04/2020.
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#2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence
Summer Hill Country House is situated between the popular and picturesque villages of Hawkshead and Coniston.The house dating back to the 1700's has been refurbished to a very high standard bringing together the traditional features of a large Lakeland residence with contemporary guest accommodation.The house overlooks the tiny hamlet of Hawkshead Hill and the south facing rooms look out on the surrounding fells. The renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows is within easy walking distance.Summer Hill is an excellent base from which to explore the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District. You can leave your car in our car park if you wish, and after breakfast, served in in our dining room with its feature fireplace, set off to enjoy the area on foot.Return and relax in the guest lounge or enjoy a well-deserved soak in the four-poster spa bath.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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As part of my spring break, I enjoyed 3 days of excellent hospitality based at Summer Hill Country House. After a delicious breakfast each morning, I was well placed to explore various parts of the neighbouring countryside such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest. And my cosy room helped to ensure a peaceful and relaxing sleep each night. Summer Hill proved to be the ideal spring time destination!
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My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find we had made a great choice in staying at this B&B. We are from the US and were doing a 2 week road trip around England and Wales so I randomly picked places to stay by using TripAdvisor. The reviews were spot on for Patsy & Mike's B&B. The house was beautiful, the room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were fantastic. Patsy supplied us with maps for road trips so we knew where to go to see the best scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for 3 nights and would love to return if we're ever back in this area.
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Response from mikepatsy2a, Owner at Summer Hill Country House
Responded Dec 2, 2019
Thank you for your very positive review. It was lovely to meet you and we hope you don't leave it too long before you return.
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Mike and Patsy fully deserve the repeated 5 star ratings. We spent just under a week at Summer Hill in early September 2019. A lovely house in a stunning location. A great breakfast to start the day with Tarn Hows and Coniston within confortable walking distance. We suggest using the bus service which stops nearly outside the door. An enjoyable break and highly recommended. Peter & Lesley
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Response from SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House
Responded Sep 22, 2019
Thank you for your kind endorsement of Summer Hill. We are happy that your stay was so positive.
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What a fantastic place. Came upon it whilst looking for a place to base ourselves for a bank holiday motorcycle tour of The Lakes. Located just outside the village of Hawkshead, it's run by Patsy & Mike who make you very welcome, get there on time and you'll be treated to coffee and cakes and a daily handmade chocolate. Both have a brilliant knowledg of the area, they helped us out with our route planning over the weekend. Rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable, Patsy cooks a mean breakfast along with a fruit/cereal/yoghurt choice. Well worth a visit.
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Response from SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Nice to have you with us. We are very pleased that you had such a pleasant experience of this amazing area. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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Thiis an outstanding place to stay - everything is perfect - from the awe-inspiring views to the tasteful decor, the hospitality of Mike and Patsy and best of all the homemade cakes, chocolates and biscuits which appear magically in your room or are shared with you on arrival. All details have been attended to and Summerhill is an atmospheric old house immaculately clean and beautifully furnished. Breakfast is served in a slate-floored dining room with a huge open fireplace and a wonderful view of the area. The gardens are full of birds, butterflies and bright flowers. The hosts are delightful and the house is well-situated for exploring the area. Hawkshead is an easy drive of a few minutes away where we had two fantastic meals at The King's Head and you must visit the Hawkshead Relish shop selling the most delicious locally-produced chutneys, mustards, jams etc. Thankyou for a great stay. We would love to come back.
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Response from SeenBeen, Owner at Summer Hill Country House
Responded Aug 14, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your very positive comments and are happy that you had a pleasant stay.
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$136 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
summer hill country house hotel ambleside
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictAmblesideHawkshead
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Hill Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Summer Hill Country House?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (4.2 miles), Old Man of Coniston (4.0 miles), and Orrest Head (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Summer Hill Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Summer Hill Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Summer Hill Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summer Hill Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Old Stamp House Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Summer Hill Country House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Townend (4.8 miles), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (4.9 miles), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (4.8 miles).
Is Summer Hill Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.