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“THE BEST B&B EVER. A LITTLE GEM”
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Lacet House
Ranked #40 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
port-glasgow
2 reviews
“THE BEST B&B EVER. A LITTLE GEM”
Reviewed May 31, 2011

We have just returned from a most enjoyable bank holiday weekend in Ambleside and once again returned to Lacet House. An absolute gem in the heart of the lakes. The owners Catherine and Graham gave us a warm and enthuiastic welcome. The room was exellent, comfortable, well equiped and spotlesly clean. The ensuite shower room and toilet sparkled and had plenty of soft fluffy towels. What a terific place to be, the most relaxed and sound sleep for a long time. The breakfast was briliant, the perfect way to set up the day. The menu for breakfast is more than you would expect from a b&b. And if your not sure whats around or going on in the lake district, Catherine and Graham are never short of a sugestion or two and have a wealth of knowledge of the lake district and are very enthusiastc to share ideas. And a real plus point is the free off road parking for guests.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Great little B&B in the middle of the B&B-lined streets of Ambleside. The place won't stand out from the competition if you're walking around there, but we were pleasntly surprised to find ourselves in such relaxing atmosphere.
We were camping at Low Wray, but found too cold to sleep at night in a tent and decided to check in a B&B for the last night. We were pointed into this B&B by its neighbouring B&B owner. Catherine, the co-owner, was very cordial and welcoming. We could park the car there without charge and could move about Ambleside and its surrounding fells on hired mountain bikes which was very pleasant and extenuating. So it was a joy to be able to go back to our room and just relax.
They brought us breakfast to our room which was very indulging indeed!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Lacet House is a quiet gem of the Lake District. It holds a small collection of unassuming, yet elegant, rooms each generous in size and extremely comfortable. From the bedrooms and dining room views of Ambleside and the surrounding fells can be taken in through large windows.

Wonderful hosts Catherine and Graham are a font of local knowledge and are always willing to accommodate requests and ensure the happiness of their guests during their stay.

Located in Ambleside, with a great selection of local restaurants and bustle on its door step, and only a short drive to Winderemere, Lacet House is perfectly positioned. We strongly recommend this gorgeous B & B, it is, quite simply, an excellent base from which to explore the glorious Lake District.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

My husband and I wanted a relaxing weekend away just to relax in comfortable surroundings.
We found it at Lacet House.
We had a wonderful stay here and Catherine and Graham couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had a warm welcome and a beautiful room and a great breakfast every morning. The area is beautiful with lovely views from our window. I will certainly be visiting Lacet House again as I felt at home and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Ambleside area. ENJOY!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

This has to be one of the best deals in the Lake District -- we were actually surprised to find such high quality in the lowest price place that we found on-line (using their winter deal, 4 nights for the price of 3). The owners are very friendly and and the place is absolutely spotless. Its bang in the middle of Ambleside so convenient for pubs, shops etc, but also right on walking routes so you don't need to get the car out. Free parking saves you a packet -- there is a bit of a system required for everyone to be able to fit but its no bother. Will definitely stay here if we're returning to the area.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

Stayed here once before almost two years ago, was good then, even better now. Large room (3) was very comfortable, and great for a lads walking weekend. Breakfasts very good and owner Graham very accommodating. Highly recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Very welcoming place with warm and friendly hosts big plus with free parking available.
Great value for money with quality furnishings and a great atmosphere.
Rooms were very clean and comforable as we slept soundly! Catherine and Graham were very helpful with advice on where and what we could experience locally and we had a great time. We have previously stayed in other accommodation in Ambleside but this is definitely one of the best we've stayed in representing great value for money. Our "breakfast in bed" was superb and we felt valued guests. I would definitely recommend Lacet House and we're hoping to be back

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lacet House
Address: Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0EA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #40 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lacet House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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