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“Superb, a true home from home atmosphere”

Glenside Bed & Breakfast
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Glenside Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #93 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Guernsey
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29 reviews
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“Superb, a true home from home atmosphere”
Reviewed November 15, 2010

Just returned from my first stay at Glenside. I had been given the ok by my good lady to spend the week fell walking on my own and therefore 'at my pace' and was looking for a homely B+B that provided parking, a decent breakfast, comfortable rooms and situated not too far from the top eating and drinking places that Ambleside offers.
Glenside offered all the above and more.
From the minute I arrived, Paula welcomed me like an old friend. Her home is wonderful and the way she has decorated the rooms is unique, very tasteful even from a solo male perspective.
As with other reviews her breakfasts are brilliant and set me up for the rest of the day on the fells. Starting with a fresh fruit salad that was quite simply five star and a full English that was more than impressive.
The bedroom was very comfortable and provided an excellent nights sleep.
Quite simply this is THE B+B to use when staying in Ambleside.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

It's only a small place, but it's only a five minutes walk from the middle of Ambleside. It's set back from the main road, so it's a bit quieter than those a bit nearer town. There is a bit of free parking.

Paula really looked after us, the breakfast was huge, it started with fresh fruit salad and cereal, and finished with a full English, although you can chose the items you want / don't want.

Our room was number 1, and it was big, space for two arm chairs and a wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom was spotless and the shower was excellent. Note: not all the rooms are en-suite.

Paula knows all the places to eat in Ambleside, we chose the Italian and the Thai, on her recommendation, both excellent.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cambs
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

We stayed at Glenside last weekend, Paula the owner is a lovely lady, nothing is too much trouble for her. Our room was just beautifully decorated, warm, very cosy which made us feel so at home. The breakfast was to die for, we had so much choice and cooked to perfection. We really love Ambleside and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else but GLENSIDE! 5 star

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

We were looking for somewhere to stay in Ambleside for a few days with friends, and found Glenside on the internet.
We thought this offered a suitable venue. We were not disappointed. We had a warm welcome and the accommodation and BIG breakfasts were fantastic. We can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Nottingham
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Stayed at Glenside for a week in August and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Ideally located, just a 10 minute walk to the centre of Ambleside which has a wide range of restaurants and bistro's. We would definitely recommend Dodds, the Italian restaurant and an absolute must is the Thai called Doi Intanon.
Gledside is delightful. We stayed in the Blue Room but had a nosey in all the rooms and they are all lovely and of a very high standard with personal touches that make all the difference.
Paula's breakfasts more than lived up to expectation and she is a wonderful host, always cheerful and more than happy to offer advice on walks, places to visit, and eat, etc. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nocton Lincs
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

This was a return visit for us to this lovely B&B,as we had visited Paula here last year.
The personal touches she makes,and nothing is too much trouble to make you feel very welcome. As for her breakfasts well they literally are an ALL DAY BREAKFAST.
Looking forward to returning to Glenside again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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C4YNY
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

My wife and I have just got back from a three night 'first ever' stay at Glenside. We went with our friends who like us have never previously been to the lakes. This was our first experiance of what people describe as a "Lovely" little Gem and I can 100% agree with each and every one of them. The rooms are wonderful, fantastic comfy beds with crisp white linen, everything is spotlessly clean (and I mean spotless!!!!). The whole place has a real old English cottage feel about it, all made that bit more authentic by the the warm and welcoming service provided by its owner Paula. She is the real heart of the place and makes you feel like a family member from the minute you walk in the door. Not only did she recommend some very managable walks for 4 very non walky people but she also guided us to the best Pub, Steakhouse, Italian and Thia eateries in town. Her breakfast is legendary - set in the most lovely cottage breakfast room and each plate is heaped up with a bounty of the most delicious local produce. The experiance had completely opened my eyes to B&B/Guest House accomodation and i'm not sure I can bring myself to pay the disproportionate rip off prices of staying in pompus, stuffy, faceless hotels ever again. Well done Paula and team and thank you for making our weekend so very memorable... Ian, Janet, Ralf & Donna xx

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glenside Bed & Breakfast

Property: Glenside Bed & Breakfast
Address: Glenside Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #93 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Glenside Bed & Breakfast Ambleside, Lake District

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