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“Great anniversary stay with the dog!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake View Country House
Ranked #1 of 21 Grasmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
The Midlands
1 review
“Great anniversary stay with the dog!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We live in Abu Dhabi so coming home for Christmas and anniversary in December was to be exciting and the stay here was not disappointing. We were met on arrival and were made to feel home from home. The owners were so welcoming and helpful also recommending local places to eat. The room was perfect with plenty of space for the dog with a cosy separate sitting room. Views were beautiful, nice walk down to the lake and perfect location to not need the car for a view days but just walk around the village and on local Lake District hikes. Breakfasts were amazing and filled us up a great. We loved our stay and will be sure to return next time we want to be back in the Lake District.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed here New Year's Eve and it was just perfect! Lovely place, lovely people, thinking of having a few days back for our honeymoon! Fab breakfast, comfiest bed we have ever slept in also..
Kaye & Paul x

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kaye B
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michk, Owner at Lake View Country House, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Hi Kaye and Paul,
Thanks for taking the time to do your review of us and we're delighted to receive your praise.To be honest,its not easy running a b&b especially for people like us whose ambition is always to make it better and be the best or at least ,one of them. We're always trying to think of ways to make it a better experience for our guests,so to read your comments is a thrill and we really hope that you do come back to celebrate your anniversary.You stayed in the Fellside Suite with the king size bed so don't forget to ask us for that room.

Thanks,Michelle & Steve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Me my wife and the dog stayed there for the weekend and had the nicest stay imaginable. Perfect views of the lake and hills around, situated in a lovely town.
BREAKFAST IS SUPERB!!!
Cant wait to come back.
Home away from home.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank MatthewKathrynThor
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michk, Owner at Lake View Country House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Hi Matthew and Katy,
Thank you very much for your kind praise and the lovely message that you left in the room.We consider ourselves to be so lucky because we always seem to have such really nice people staying here which makes our job so easy.
I'm glad that you enjoyed your breakfasts,I think that it can be the best meal of the day,its just that lovely smell of the bacon grilling and you're right about the sausages,I think that they are the best i've tasted,all thanks to Cranstons,a local company.

Look forward to seeing you and your lovely dog again someday.

Michelle and Steve
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We booked a last minute 1 night deal for New Years Eve 2012. An excellent and perfect choice.We are regular visitors to the lake district and have stayed in many guest houses but this one will be memorable and is one of our favourites so far. We received superb customer service from both Steve and Michelle which is one of the most important factors for us which determines whether we would return ( and yes we would for definite) Prior to leaving for the evening celebrations, all guests were delivered complimentary canapes to their rooms and offered a glass of champagne with our breakfast, completely unexpected. An example of the extra mile they went to for their guests.They were very helpful, flexible and friendly at all times. The room was cosy, immaculate and provided a lovely warm feeling. We ordered a vegetarian breakfast and only have more positive praise for this too. Donna & Kyran

Room Tip: The Ivory room, although was smaller than the rest it certainly did not and would not disappoint.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Donna H
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michk, Owner at Lake View Country House, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you so much Donna and Kyran for your very kind review.We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and you certainly picked one of the loveliest villages in the Lakes to stay.
We really hope that you make it back to see how beautiful it is here in the spring and summer.
Steve and Michelle
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Grosmont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed in the Fellside Suite this weekend and had a lovely time. Our room was warm, clean and comfortable and we had a fantastic view over the badger set and out to the lake.

Our host was charming and provided a beautiful cooked breakfast for us every day. Also provided us with lots of useful information about where to eat, walk and what was important to see in the area.

Room Tip: Fellside suite had great views of the lake
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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michk, Owner at Lake View Country House, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Steve and I would just like to thank you for making time to write your review. I know what it's like when you get home and work takes over ,so we really appreciate your time in doing it.

Were waiting to see if we've got any baby badgers this year,we hope so although they play havoc with the lawn!

If you come to Grasmere again try to see it in the Spring as the rhododendrons and azaleas are fantastic,normally about May.

Best wishes,
Michelle
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Colne Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We spent three days with our two dogs at Lake View right at the start of November and we have nothing but praise for everything about it. The breakfast was excellent and the Garden Suite was really warm and comfy. (We never saw the badgers that live in the garden but one night my wife saw a full-grown dog fox standing just outside our window looking straight at her!) One thing I didn't know before we arrived was that residents can fish Grasmere if they so wish because Michelle and her husband have fishing rights on the lake. This could prove to be interesting on further visits as Grasmere contains some monster pike! There are a number of pubs in the village that are dog friendly...Tweedies Bar,The Red Lion and the Swan and all provide good food. Grasmere is a beautiful village and the surrounding fells...maybe not the highest but most certainly some of the best in Lakeland.. are a joy to climb. We had a wonderful time here and it was all too quickly over but we will certainly return, as I said in my title...what a treat!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very welcoming and dog friendly. Wonderful breakfast that set us up for the day. Excellent location tucked away with a short walk down to the lake from the hotel and views across the lake, yet only yards from the centre of Grasmere. Plenty of choice in places to eat in Grasmere and easily accessible to lots of walks of varying degrees of difficulty. Really enjoyed the walk right around the lake. On a short break we didn't really need to use the car at all. We ate at the Potting Shed - very friendly and good food and The Swan. The Swan had a good atmosphere with helpful staff that was slightly let down by the food.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lake View Country House
Address: Lake View Drive, Grasmere LA22 9TD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake View Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our boutique hotel in Grasmere, at the heart of the Lake District National Park. Enjoy the best that Cumbria has to offer. We have seven spacious bedrooms and family apartments, an acre of dog-friendly gardens, and a private access to Grasmere lake. Choose from bed & breakfast or self-catering: whatever suits you. ... more   less 
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