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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

May Cottage is in the heart of Bowness walking distance from all amenities. Our host Len greeted us with a firm handshake and a warm welcome.We stayed on 12th Jan through to 14th Jan. The hosts Sue and Len are a wonderful couple who know how to look after you. Sue told us all what there is to do in...

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cheadle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely 3 night stay over the new year.We were so grateful that there had been a cancellation here as the accomodation we had booked had double booked and had no other rooms available.Sue was so friendly,welcoming and helpful.Excellent breakfast.Clean room and comfy bed.nice shower room,very good wi fi The location was perfect and had the benefit of free parking a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend recently visited may cottage between Christmas and new year we were greated by Sue and len on arrival they really couldn't do enough for us. We stayed in room 1 which was lovely clean and spacious. Len cooked a great breakfast in the morning we stayed for three nights a brilliant bed and breakfast set in...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from an overnight stay at May Cottage. It is a lovely bed and breakfast, run by lovely people Sue and Len. Before I write my review I wish to comment on the entry made on 23rd December.....Avoid this place......what a load of rubbish, I know everyone is entitled to their opinion.....but people only...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed at May Cottage for 4 nights over Christmas 🎄, I can honestly say it was the best break we have ever had, May cottage is absolutely beautiful everything about the place is lovely, our attic room we stayed in had a nice large comfy bed, a really nice designed bath room suite which had lovely...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to stay. The hostess was so accommodating and made sure we were looked after. Very clean room and very comfortable also. It's been the best Christmas I've had in years. Felt like a home from home . Sue and Les are very lovely people and we were very lucky to be able to stay in such...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well we were absolutely disappointed by this B&B. Breakfast was very nice,and the bed was nice and comfy. However the proprietor was a sham. She complained that we had left the toilet light on overnight and the fan was making too much noise. She tried to intimidate us by saying the motor would blow up. She gad a nice glass...

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice stay, the lady there is so friendly and helpful. Accomdated my vegan diet for breakfast. Rooms were warm and comfortable and the spa facilities 1 minute up the road were luxury. I went at 8am and was the only one in there. Beautiful location.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Just got back from may cottage. Wonderful three day break. Stayed in room 3 top of house great views of the lake. Sue and len great hosts full of knowledge about area. Breakfast lovely can't fault in any way looking forward to our next trip.

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West Yorkshire
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner booked in here for 2 nights. The location is excellent, a minutes walk to the local shops, lake, and all the amenities. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Sue who is such a lovely person. Parking available for all of those staying which is a great bonus. We had booked the basic room. And...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to enjoy your Lake break with us in a super location close to Lake Windermere and village life. From a super location, our family home offers *** quality Bed & Breakfast, with three ensuite rooms & one Budget ensuite room. (- We do not offer or provide the standards and services of a Guest House or Hotel.) Direct contact ensures the best tariffs, as our many returning guests know! ... more   less 

Additional Information about May Cottage

Address: May Cottage Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $102 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room 1 has queen bed and very confortable”
 of 5 bubbles Samiguel72, 6 days ago | Read review
“Room 2 is a little noisy in the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Pieman42, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“There is a budget room which is smaller. But spend the extra few quid, and go for the larger rooms. Beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles trevord167, Jul 16, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles yalbadri, May 26, 2016 | Read review
“probably lower floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles stevef798, May 25, 2016 | Read review
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