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“The little things make a big difference”
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Link House
Leicester
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“The little things make a big difference”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

From the prompt reply to my email enquiry, to the warm welcome with tea and home made cake, Link House is a little gem. With no supplementary charge for a single traveller as they have adequately sized single rooms, the facilities are excellent. My 2 day stay was for a walking break and although I was fortunate enough not to need it, they boast a drying room and loads of maps, walking and general tourist information.

Breakfasts were plentiful, with a vast choice including the full cooked Cumbrian option. In room facilities include TV, hairdryer, shoe cleaning kit and kettle with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and bottled water.

The room was very comfortable and very warm (perhaps a little too warm due to the winter weight down duvet - which I only discovered split into two sections after a hot nights sleep!)

I didn't take up the offer of evening meals, but the menu did look very nice and great value and if the breakfasts were anything to go by, I'm sure they would also be excellent.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Atkins21, Owner at Link House, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and being so complimentary about our guest house. I am sorry that you had a rather warm night but we had only just changed all the duvets over to winter quality when the weather changed and we had an Indian few days. It caught us on the hop a bit.
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Good communication via email so that arrangements were easy to make and confirm. The owners have made a number of improvements to an already excellent venue for walkers in this part of the Lakes. There is a large wardrobe/cupboard for the walking gear along with flat screen tv, coffee making facilities, bottled water and local information guide. Everything was clean and comfortable. An on-line pc provides latest weather information in the mornings.
The stay was uneventful because everything and everyone did what was expected. Parking is off-road and safe. Mobile reception is tricky - common in the Lakes.
We will be going again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Simply a great place to stay.Our hearty welcome from Rowan with fresh coffee,tea and pieces of home made cake was just what we needed after our long journey.Our room had a fantastic view and was large,clean and a very comfortable bed.Local knowledge was very forthcoming about local walks to great places to eat.The breakfast was hearty and local. Would definitely stay again. ( all bad reviews are from previous owners)

  • Stayed August 2011
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Very friendly and welcoming from booking and throughout our stay.
Good local produce was used in the cooked breakfast which were well cooked and presented. Alternatives were always available.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

The situation was great and good views. The hotel was very clean and and especially the breakfast was very tasty and all from local suppliers. Bus stop outside for bus to Keswick and Cockermouth and the Cumbria coast. Near to Skiddaw and also Dodd where ospreys live. Also very excitable squirrels and volunteers to tell you about the wild life. We thought the price was good £64.00 a night for couple and £38.00 for our friend. Mr and Mrs Atkin were friendly. Pub along road.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Orange Park, FL
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed here 4 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. It was our first time to the Lake District but we did not want to get caught up in the crowds so we chose this lovely B&B. Our room was lovely, facing the hills and very conveniently located near hiking and dining as well as visiting Cockermouth.
Rowan and Judith were excellent hosts. Rowan was particularly helpful regarding choosing our day hikes and Judith cooks an excellent breakfast and makes a delightful jam teacake. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Scot in the US
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

I cannot fault this place and the room had been decorated but I think it is overpriced as I said in my first review. Why do B and B's in the Lake District charge £80 per night when I stayed in the Hilton Warwick for £70 and Hilton East Midlands Deluxe room £110 for 2 nights?

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Link House

Property: Link House
Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Link House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Link House is a late Victorian Country Guest House, situated on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake, near the Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, with stunning views of both forests and fells. Traditionally built in the late Victorian age, this country house enjoys stunning views of the forest and surrounding fells including the 3046 feet Skiddaw. The sunny aspect gives a warm and comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and feel at home. We are situated almost half-way between the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth and the oldest town in Cumbria, just off the A66 at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. Link House is easy to find. In the quieter part of the Lake District National Park, yet with access to many interesting places to visit such as the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where the Ospreys who nest nearby each year, can be viewed. A peaceful location for the serious walker or for touring by car: everyone claims that — but here it’s true! ... more   less 
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