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The Waterwheel Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed here to 2 nights recently and is one of the best bed and breakfasts we have stayed in, Julie & Nigel were very welcoming and very helpful. Breakfast was excellent and the room we had was beautiful. Ambleside is a very beautiful town with fantastic walks. The b&b is in a brilliant location, smack bang in the town with lots of restaurants to go to.
The chocolate cake on our return was a lovely treat and being able to have a hot soak after was a bonus. The room we had was beautifully decorated with a massive bathroom, lovely fluffy towels and the most comfortable bed!
My only niggle was the noise from the room above us, we could hear people talking and walking around as the building is quite old & creaky, but we were so exhausted from the amazing walks everyday it didnt keep us awake the whole night and I would most definately return again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We came here for a trip arranged and paid for by our daughters as a birthday treat for my husband and what a treat it was! The location is perfect so close to a number of good restaurants and pubs and just a short stroll to the car park. The hosts were lovely and the room charming. Plenty of tea coffee biscuits and even chocolate cake to welcome us. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at the waterwheel twice now, and both visits have been absolutely fantastic. The hosts Nigel and Julie are lovely and made us feel really welcome. The rooms are immaculate and perfectly decorated and the breakfast is amazing! The extra details like the homemade chocolate cake and port in the room on arrival really make it extra special, we will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Emma L
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful guesthouse, in a great location, with friend hosts Nigel and Julie.

We stayed here last year with some friends for a long weekend and had the most fabulous time. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the attention to detail is very well thought-out. The waterwheel is an old building with real charm but with all the mod cons.

Breakfasts were superb, and Nigel and Julie were incredibly kind and welcoming, giving us advice on walks and the local area.

A great find and well recommended for a weekend escape to the lakes.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Just returned from a lovely two night stay at the Waterwheel Guesthouse in Ambleside. This unique guesthouse provides luxury in every way without a hefty price tag! Absolutely loved our bedroom and in particular the huge roll top bath which was perfect after a long day walking! Nigel & Julie were great hosts and put on a brilliant breakfast :)! ocated right in the heart of Ambleside making it excellent for exploring this pretty town. Would definitely stay again and will be recommending our friends :)!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here in February for a weekend's walking, and had a great time. Nigel and Julie were excellent hosts, and the room we stayed in was spotless, warm and comfortable. The bath especially was great - deep enough for non-swimmers to need their water wings, and the addition of a decanter of port in the room made for a very civilised post-walk experience! The breakfasts were locally sourced and very tasty (and huge) and the location is lovely too - close to town but tucked away and therefore nice and quiet. We would definitely recommend this b&b for a relaxing getaway.

Room Tip: We stayed in Rattleghyll which has the huge bath - but the payoff is that the dividing wall between...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Perfect quiet location yet in the heart of Ambleside. Lovely clean rooms and welcome underfloor heating in spacious bathroom. Attentive service with tasty choice of breakfasts and clean comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Additional Information about The Waterwheel Guesthouse

Address: 3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: $127 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterwheel Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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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