We are just leaving today and will enjoy a well prepared, hearty breakfast after a good nights sleep in our lovely room( Rhattleghyl). What makes this place is many things; some will love the decor, others the breakfast, and off course Nigel and Julie. The heart of a place is the people and this is clearly evident here. They're lovely hosts for your lake district stay, with excellent suggestions for walks, dining etc.
Waterwheel is a quaint little b and b in the middle of Ambleside in terraced cottages (i guess) so its not a country setting but thats all minutes away. Wifi is available for those of us who still need t-internet. Parking is nearby so not on site, you have a free pass provided and this is helpful.Our room was on the top floor accessed by a spiral staircase so not for the less able bodied.
Our room has a lovely roll top bath but no shower so check whats in each room.Our bed was comfortable with beautiful linen and our glass of Port in the evening was just a treat.The toilet flush does need a little looking at in our room but thats a small thing.
The room is subject to some noise from outside, both from the pavement as well as through the walls. We did hear some late night revelry outside on Friday night- probably after pubs closed! That is to be expected given the age, position and design of the buildings here, but the character of the place is why you come and we slept well here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Grade II Listed building sits on an ancient cobbled street overlooking Stockghyll stream. All the shops and restaurants of Ambleside are a short stroll. There are just 3 bedrooms, all doubles, each with a Victorian style iron bedstead. Each room has its own bathroom with a bath, shower and heated towel rail. Victorian landscape prints, original slate floors and quality antique furniture all add to the historic and charming atmosphere. A parking permit for the nearby car park is provided.Please note, there is a 2 night minimum stay and 3 nights minimum on bank holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Waterwheel Guesthouse Ambleside, Lake District