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“Fabulous location for Bowness” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oakthwaite
Ranked #97 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fabulous location for Bowness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed at Oakthwaite for a long weekend with another couple and would thoroughly recommend this B&B. A short walk away from Bowness, Oakthwaite offers 2 clean and stylish en-suite double rooms with TV/tea making facilities/robes/IPod dock and the essential hair dryer! Breakfast is offered either at the house (in a private sitting room reserved for guests) or there is a choice of walking down to the owners cafe, Monties in Bowness, which offers the best coffee ever. Even though the rooms are part of the owners main house, not once did we feel as though we were encroaching on their space and felt VERY welcome. Nothing was too much for the owners-Debbie even drove us down to the wedding we were guests at to save our feet in the heels we were wearing, booked us a table at the local pub for us and even made us tea/coffee in the evenings. A very reasonably priced, comfortable and welcoming B&B.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakestay, Owner at Oakthwaite, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Wow! Thank you for such a great review and your kind words. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable weekend and hope to welcome you all back to Oakthwaite again and again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have just arrived home after having the most beautiful relaxing time at oakthwaite for our wedding weekend and are already planning our next trip back here!!

We arrived on thursday night after having a nightmare journey there (6hr round trip from train delays) so the minute we pulled up to the big gates and up the long drive we knew we were going to be happy!!

We got married on friday and deborah completly went out her way to make our morning special by doing ourselfs and our friends a champagne brekki, was fabulous! Oakthwaite was absolutly perfect for our photographer to take some pictures before our ceremony!!!

Perfect location for bowness and windemere, close enough to walk!

Over all we found oakthwaite just perfect! Felt like we were in the comfort of our own home with the luxury surroundings of this beautiful guest house!

Oakthwaite made our weekend that ever bit more special for our wedding weekend and will always now be a special place for us! Cant wait to plan our next trip here!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Guest Relations Manager at Oakthwaite, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you Sarah. Delighted we were able to play a small part in your and Ben's special day. We would love it if you emailed us some of the photographs taken at Oakthwaite. Again we wish you both the very best and look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

My wife & I spent 7 nights in June at Oakthwaite and we can honestly say that we throughly enjoyed our stay. We had a double room with our own dedicated but separate bathroom / shower room and bath robes were provided. The room was nicely furnished with modern decor and tea & coffee making facilities were provided and fresh milk available for evenings & mornings as required. We also had the use of a guest lounge area which was equipped with a large flat screen TV which was handy for Euro 2012 and comfortable sofas. The owner also provided us with tea & biscuits in the evening to help us unwind from our days out in the lakes. This is a small but very good quality B&B facility with 2 rooms available. An excellent continental breakfast is available from 8.30am and we also had the option of a full English breakfast at the owner's other business, Monties in Bowness at any time later in the day. The breakfast at Monties was excellent with bacon, egg, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes with tea, toast and juice. We have seen other reviews of Monties on the breakfast side and obviously cannot relate to other guests experiences. In respect of the owner, Deborah Hampsey and her husband Bill, we can only say as we find, and for us they were both very friendly and helpful during our week long stay. In our opinion Oakthwaite was an excellent base for exploring The Lakes and we would certainly recommend to others.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

Excellent stay, the room was lovely and the decor to a very high standard we throughly enjoyed our stay at Oakthwaite and would definitely go back.
Staff very friendy and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jenny C
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Lakestay, Owner at Oakthwaite, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Congratulations on being the first to write a review for us on TA and a very big thank you. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the house and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Property: Oakthwaite
Address: 1 Oakthwaite Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakthwaite 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within a beautiful garden and only a short distance from the villages of both Windermere and Bowness, Oakthwaite has the traditional charm of a Lakeland residence yet with all the comforts of modern day living. Our cosy yet spacious residents lounge overlooks the gardens of Oakthwaite and an open fire tempts you to relax and thumb through our selection of books and information on the area. ... more   less 
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