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“Warm, cosy in stunning countryside”
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High Wray Farm
Ranked #35 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I felt so at home when we stayed at High Wray. We stayed as bed and breakfast guests in the main house. Sheila and Chris were very welcoming and the house is a wonderful cosy, warm haven at the end of a long drive or a walk up a fell. The beds are extremely comfortable and the breakfast is fantastic. The house is 17th century and has some lovely original features. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the years and High Wray definitely rates as the best. The location is great for walkers and is close to Hill Top, Ambleside and a great base to explore the Lake District.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here last weekend for one night and we loved it. Nice welcome of tea and home made cake. Cat Pipin also very nice, sleeping by hearth. Lovely stay. Breakfast amazing as well!
Definitely would recommend, perfect location for Ambleside or Hawkshead. Very homely and nice.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

High Wray was even better than we had expected. Sheila and Chris were welcoming and helpful, with delicious cake and tea every afternoon and top-notch breakfasts. The location is terrific, with none of the Lake District crowds while only 5 minutes from either Ambleside or Hawkshead. As a secluded farm between Latterbarrow and Lake Windemere, there are several excellent walks literally leaving from the front door (Latterbarrow above, the Tarn below). Hawkshead has several decent pubs - the Queens Head in particular - so there is no shortage of places to eat. All of which was enhanced by Pippin the house cat ... Such a great break!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you're looking for a minimalist, glass and chrome, featureless 21st century boutique hotel with little comfort and poor service then this may not be the place for you. However, if you're looking for charm, character, warmth, comfort, great service and scrumptious cakes (especially the Weetabix tea-bread) and breakfasts, then you've come to the right place. You will feel at home at High Wray Farm as soon as you are warmly greeted on your arrival, and that feeling of welcome and well-being will remain with you long after you regretfully make your farewells. Being a farm, you will, of course, require transport, but the location is beautiful and peaceful, with only the occasional bleating lamb or clucking hen to break the silence. Sheila (the owner) is delightful, and she ensures that all her guests are well taken care of, but at the same time she ensures that they also receive as much privacy as the wish. This is sometimes a difficult balance for a host to achieve, but Sheila is clearly mastered the art. Due to repeat business, this farm is often full, but it is worth making the effort of trying to find an available date, as you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Beautiful setting. Quiet yet convenient for Ambleside and the many Fells that are just waiting to be climbed.
Warm & comfortable, nicely decorated and very good facilities. First class breakfast options taken in pleasant surroundings. Sheila is very attentive and a great cook and the little extra offers of coffee with cake/shortbread add that extra bonus.
Certainly will be coming back to savor this Gem of a Farm Stay B&B.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Wot a fantastic place to stay. Althou I am very biased as I ave an infinity for log burners, cats and homemade cakes all of which u will get at this B n B. We decided that this is the best b n b we ave ever stayed in and didnt want to come home. Although the weather was soooo cold and one day miserable it is in a good location and u can walk straight from the door step so car free days can be had. I want to go back now. Sheila is the perfect host.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

if you are looking for a perfect B&B in Hawkshead look no further.. I am almost reluctant to tell everyone how lovely High Wray Farm is in case we find its always booked up! Sheila makes you feel so welcome and the superb breakfast sets you up for the day even if tackling long walks or high fells. Its lovely to come into the warm cosy sitting room and relax by the log burner after a day walking and enjoy tea and home made cakes. Must not forget the delicious home made shortbread on the tea tray in the bedroom either. Its the little things that count!

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Address: High Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: $97 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — High Wray Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High Wray farm lies amid the rolling hills above the quiet western shores of Lake Windermere, from here you can stroll along the quiet lanes and explore the beautiful lake shore paths, This charming National trust property has many original features dating back to 1628, Our pretty bedrooms are comfortable warm and cosy, a friendly welcome awaits those seeking comfortable accommodation set amid beautiful Lakeland scenery. ... more   less 
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