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“A Great Location”
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Ferndale Lodge
Ranked #70 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“A Great Location”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Returned here for first time since December 2012. It's still every bit as good as last time, but there's something else that I wish to add.

On this trip we had a rather nasty accident on Helvellyn, which resulted in us being air lifted off the mountain and me spending 5 nights in hospital, in Carlisle. On the evening of the day it happened my wife phoned Ferndale to say that we would not be able to return for our luggage until the following day. The landlord immediately offered to come up to Carlisle (at least an hours drive) and pick her up so that she could at least retrieve the car, which had spent the day parked up at the foot of Helvellyn. THAT'S WHAT I CALL TRUE CUSTOMER SERVICE

For reference this is what I wrote in December 2012, and which I still fully endorse:

An excellent location, just a few minutes from the centre of town, the bus station and the start of several walks. Rooms are small but clean, comfortable and perfectly well equipped. Breakfasts are tasty and nicely presented in the front lounge. The owner is friendly and very helpful.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently for a short break. The room was absolutley ideal and the location could not have been any better. Rob and his staff were very frinedly and we enjoyed our time there. We would recomend this to anyone, close to walks and the lakes, plenty of good bars and restaurants to choose from. We have already booked our next break and are really looking forward to it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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cumbria
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here over valentines weekend we couldn't of asked for more. The welcome you get is wonderful Ann couldn't do enough for us it was a lovely break would stay here again. The rooms are clean and comfy and the food first class thank you

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank CumbriaJules
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Blackpool
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33 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for Valentines night as a surprise pressy for my husband and we both had a fantastic time. Great food & hospitality. Also an excellent location. Would defiantly recommend :-)...........................................

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a nights stay at this hotel last minute. We wanted somewhere that offered the beauty of the Lakes and a few nice pubs! Ambleside didn't disappoint and the Ferndale was the perfect location. Thanks :-)

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank DFS16
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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We have stayed many times at Ferndale Lodge and I would not hesitate to go again. We stayed for three days between Christmas and New Year and the atmosphere in the bed and breakfast was very friendly. Breakfast options are excellent and vegetarians are well catered for. We have stayed in several of the rooms in Ferndale Lodge and no complaints about any of those. Location is perfect too, a minute or two away from Ambleside town centre.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tom C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Visited Ferndale last month with my girlfriend, first time we have stayed in a B&B and we will be back! Very friendly staff who are very polite, helpful and also cook a great breakfast. Rooms are very clean with great views up the Langdales and surrounding mountains. The B&B is based in the heart of Ambleside so it was minutes away from the local restaurants and bars. We received great advice and local knowledge of where to visit and what to do. We have already booked to come back in the new year because we loved it that much!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ollie C
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Property: Ferndale Lodge
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #70 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ferndale Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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