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Holme Lea Guest House
Ranked #83 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Three of us spent 2 nights in the family room on the second floor. The room was spotless and a new en-suite provided good showering/toilet facilities. The beds were clean and comfortable. TV was small with dodgy sound but that isn't important in the Lakes. Full English breakfast was very good. Vegetarian alternative was also very nice. Parking in Ambleside is a problem no matter where you are. We were provided with a residents disc which permits 1 hours parking between 10am - 6pm and all night parking between 6pm and 10am. The location is excellent for town centre activities. The landlady (Pam) was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We spent just one night here. The room was clean and nice, but the tv could be bigger, I've never seen such a tiny tv to be honest... I know you don't come to Lake District to watch tv, but in October it's dark pretty early and we ended up having a beer in a local pub and then watching tv in bed. The bathroom was very small, you could probably call it shower facilities rather than a bathroom. Breakfast was ok, nothing special, just your regular full English.
The location of this place is excellent, just couldn't be better!
There was one minus for us, their website states there's wi-fi, but the host didn't give us the code for it and we forgot to ask. When we actually needed it, we went downstairs and rang the bell, there was nobody to assist us unfortunately. I would suggest to leave the code in the room printed in the booklet provided. All in all it was ok, but I would stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Excellent accommodation. Clean and well run. Ideally placed for walking Lake District Peaks. Close to Ambleside town centre. Nearest station Windermere. Bus or taxi to Ambleside. Easy car parking on street but not between 1000-1800hrs

Room Tip: Family Room was excellent for family or three adults too share. Large and airy
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

We only stayed one night on our way to Scotland. Most of the B&Bs in Ambleside seem to have 4 stars with prices to match. This is a three star place - but I suspect the quality is indistinguishable. The room was generous, the en suite shower room, small but modern and clean. The breakfast was hearty - we didn't need to eat for the rest of the day - and most importantly the host and hostess obliging and friendly. We would definitely stay here again. Well done to both of you - we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Just returned from an enjoyable one night stay With friends at Holme Lea guest house in Ambleside. We have stayed in Ambleside frequently over the years an always have loved the place. This a very friendly well run clean establishment in a good location for the town or a walk to the lake. The breakfast was very good and overall found it great value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stayed here in room No. 5 with my wife and 2 children (twins aged 9) and the room was very spacious and comfortable. It was originally 2 rooms that had been converted to one large room and the dividing wall was still in place which was great as the kids could have some quiet time (and the adults too) after long walks and watch a bit of TV in their own space or read/play games.

We came to Ambleside for a long weekend with lots of family who were staying at various places around the village and the location of Holme Lea was perfect, central to everyone.

The breakfast was fantastic and our friendly hosts were very willing to cater for our different tastes in eggs etc.

Parking in Ambleside is not much fun but our hosts were on hand with inside knowledge and we quickly found somewhere where we could leave the car until the end of our stay.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: For a family or four, room 5 is perfect.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Mike R
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

(Solo motorcyclist aged 23)

On arrival i received a warm welcolme from Pam. She kindly showed me to my room then opened the gate to rear of building to allow me to park my motorbike in a safe secure area. Room, toilet and shower was very clean. Shower had lovely warm water too. Breakfast was fantastic and kept me going throughout the whole day.

The location is very central and just a few minutes walk from the centre where you will find plenty pubs and resturants.

On the whole i had a lovely 2 night stay here and would definatly go back. Highly recommend.

Thanks again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Holme Lea Guest House

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: $80 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holme Lea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional guest house, in the centre of Ambleside. Comfortable, en-suite, double, single and family rooms available. Non smoking. Perfect base for a break in the Lake District. Whether you wish to enjoy a sightseeing visit, a walking holiday or a relaxing break, Holme Lea offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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Holme Lea Guest House Ambleside, Lake District

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