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“Great place, soft bed and nice breakfast”
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Slack Cottage
Ranked #37 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Aachen, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place, soft bed and nice breakfast”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had great time at Slack cottage, enjoying the lake district and the nature. We also liked the hints with the two good pubs in Hawkshead!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

Slack Cottage is in an idyllic situation just above Lake Windermere and under the right management could be a place we would return to year after year. The owners are unwelcoming and hedge the stay with numerous do's and don'ts. I had the impression that they want the money but not the inconvenience of guests. It is instructive that they require half the rental as a deposit and then the balance in cash on arrival - most unusual in my experience of B&B's. The owner told me that guests had done runners in the past. I can well understand why!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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17 Thank philtyoung
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leicester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Claimed to cater for special diets, which is why we chose. This was explained on booking and apparently should not have been a problem. We reminded Gluten free diet needed when we arrived. The owner was not very welcoming but thought it was probably a bad day. Breakfast and 'special' toast brought out separately. Then breakfasts and toast for the others. We ate our breakfasts and went for a walk. Then we went in to Hawkshead and it was very embarrassing for all concerned. I unexpectedly was vomited violently and the whole of my undigested breakfast was on the pavement. The gift shop owner was very kind and helpful. On return to Slack cottage to change clothes we told the owner who was not in the least concerned. The following morning the 'special' toast was again brought out. I asked if I might see the packageing. This was brought out to me but the owner said there was nothing about gluten on it. I checked and the first ingredient was wheat flour. I explained that gluten is in wheat, rye and barley. This didn't make any difference to the owner. There was no apology. When we returned home we contacted trading standards as anyone advertising that they cater for special diets should at least know about them or ask the guest. trading standards did visit and sent me a report. There has still been no attempt at an apology from them or offer of any compensation. Once trust has been so severely damaged I couldn't stay again

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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12 Thank LeicesterFish
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2011

We have just come back from a few days in the Lakes and stayed at this B & B on the recommendation of friends. It was an immaculate property, beautiful spot and our room was great.

Thouroughly enjoyable and would certainly go again.

  • Stayed July 2011
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9 Thank Friedajoy
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2011

We spent four nights staying at Slack Cottage. We were recommended by a friend and could not have been more delighted. The cottage is set up from Lake Windemere, with amazing views and beautiful secluded walks - you feel as if you are on your own private estate!


It is a perfect spot for seeing all the main sights of the Lakes and the accomodation was luxurious. We had a beautiful four poster bed and the room was comfortable and perfect for our needs. The owners made us feel very welcome, the breakfast was one of the best I have had in a B & B and both Chris and Liz, who run the B & B, have terrific local knowledge and gave us plenty of advice on where to go and what to see.

All in all the perfect romantic getaway we were hoping for!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank bexp66
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Property: Slack Cottage
Address: High Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #37 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 2
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