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Southview Guest House
Ranked #30 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 27, 2013

What a lovely welcome from kate and barry, we had just trudged the last mile and a half through a snowstorm after abandoning our car.Kate showed us to our room and also showed us the pool.The room was spotless clean and very cosy.The pool was great which we used after we had been out walking.The breakfast was very good lots of choice and plenty of it.All in all a lovely cosy friendly place to stay thanks Barry and Kate........ Brian & Julie Etherington (BRADFORD)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and received a very warm and friendly welcome from Barry who kindly offered to help us with our bags and showed us to our room. On the way he showed us the pool which looked nice although we did not use it. The room was lovely - very modern, lovely furniture and decor and very clean. There was a flat screen TV and DVD player and there were some DVDs available to borrow. The bathroom was also very nice, we stayed in room 11 and had a jet bath. In the room were tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities and we were told to help ourselves to the different types of teas available downstairs and if we wanted fresh milk rather than UHT we only had to ask. We were then offered some carrot cake which Barry brought to our room with the fresh milk. He really did go the extra mile and it was appreciated!
Breakfast was great - help yourself to cereal, fruit and juice. Served tea, coffee and a hot breakfast. We were then given some advice on some interesting walks to do around the area. We decided to walk up to Orrest Head which is very close to the guest house and has a lovely view of lake windermere. Windermere itself is limited in terms of places to eat in January, a lot seemed either quiet or closed. However, there are 3 pubs which were nice to drink in and Bowness on Windermere is only a mile away where there is a greater choice of restuarants. The guest house also has a bar, where we got 2 alcholic drinks at a very reasonable price.
We were very pleased with our stay and would definately recommend the guest house to anyone. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. Barry n Kate couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was excellent great choice n speedy. Pool was lovely after doing walks n bedroom warm clean and very cosy. I would defiantly recommend for value and service.
Thank you Barry and Kate
Mr & Mrs Blinkhorn (DONCASTER)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Decided to stay here after reading about the pool. A great choice, we had room 10 and it was an excellent room and extremely quiet. The pool was fine and we used it every day. The carpark is small and testing, but space is short in windermere so it is an added bonus to have offsite parking. Hosts are very friendly and they certainly serve a good breakfast. easy walk to Windermere. All in alla they do a very good job and would recomend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Room 10 was well appointed and very quiet
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Booked this short break at short notice and found a gem. South view is very conveniently located for all shops and amenities. The hosts Barry & Katy are lovely people who enjoy their craft,they are proud of their product. The rooms are to a very high standard and spotless, with good quality accessories flat TV etc. The swimming pool is excellent and warm and inviting and there is a nice cosy bar available. Breakfast is very good with a large choice of hot and cold food, and you can ask for more or for certain items and they will try to accommodate you. I would have no hesitation to recommend South View and I will definately stay again in the future.
Regards, JAH Poynton

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This guest house is central to Windermere so it’s only a short walk to shops also at the bottom of the road is a pub serving very good pub grub and the other side of the road is a Chinese restaurant eat in or take away both within 3min walk.
We had room 6 with shower would recommend that room if you don’t mind stairs I have a disablement but still managed ok The room was very clean tidy well equipped nice TV (clock didn’t work) when you are on holiday who cares about time.There is also a nice pool we both used this each day.
The breakfast was very nice with a very good choice from fresh fruit to a full English
Happy and polite staff and owners we were well pleased with our 4 day stay and have already recommended Southview to our friends.We are both in our 60s

Room Tip: Room 6 very quiet and warm
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Warm reception from Kate.Stayed for two nights in the attic room...small but cosy,warm and spotlessly clean. The carrot cake a nice touch.. breakfast lovely with lots of choice. free off road parking..good location..one of the best b&bs we have stayed in..would definitely recommend it

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Southview Guest House

Address: 27 Cross Street, Windermere LA23 1AE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $119 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southview Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Windermere, Southview offers charming 4-star guest house accommodation and a heated indoor swimming pool. The railway station is a 3-minute walk away.Each en suite room is individually decorated, featuring an LCD TV and a DVD player. Superior rooms have an en suite spa bath or a body jet shower. The hosts are friendly and welcoming and speak fluent Spanish. ... more   less 
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Southview Guest House Windermere, Lake District

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