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The Willowsmere
Ranked #10 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Slightly later than I meant. I am writing this review on behalf of my parents who stayed for 2 nights in April on my recommendation. They had an absolutely fantastic time and thought that Antony and the team were lovely and welcoming. They said the breakfast was lovely, the room nice Nd comfortable and the location peaceful and relaxing. They cannot wait to return to the willows mere as can't I. Thank you for a fabulous stay and keep up the good work. Olivia on behalf of my parents jane and bill.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Hi libby89, I'm delighted to hear your parents enjoyed their stay at The Willowsmere as much as you did! We will look forward to welcoming both you and your parents at some point in the future. many thanks for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated! All the best, Anthony

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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

My fiance booked up the willowsmere as a total surprise break, when we arrived I was first amazed by the view and the location of The Willowsmere. Anthony and the Team were brilliant making our engagement very special for us. Our room, service and food was outstanding. Definitely will be returning - such a beautiful place too!!!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hi LDA11, firstly congratulations on your engagement! Obviously we are delighted to have contributed to making such a special weekend memorable for you. Look forward to seeing you back here at some point. All the very best, Anthony

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Just returned from our fifth stay in two years,which really says it all. rooms are all exceptionally clean and comfortable ,lovely breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Location excellent only a short walk to windermere village with a good selection of restaurants and bars
Sharon and dave mckee hull east yorks .

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hello millieelliot, great to see you back here again and great to see you making use of TripAdvisor and posting a lovely review! I'm really delighted you feel able to recommend us to the TripAdvisor community. Look forward to seeing you back here again, all the best, Anthony

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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during early April 2014. It is a great Guest House offering a personal touch, which is a real rarity these days.
When we arrived we were greeted by Jas who provided us with a lovely cup of tea and some really helpful advice on local attractions and places to eat.
The owner Anthony was also very helpful and friendly.
The bedrooms were lovely and clean and well furnished. The refurbished bathrooms are lovely and ours was a victorian theme with a roll top bath, real luxury!
The full English breakfast was perfectly cooked by Jas who was always cheerful!
I cannot fault this Guest House and would definately stay there again.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hi Colin003, I'm delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us. It's always great to hear such lovely feedback, especially about the new bathrooms! We'll look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. All the best, Anthony

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We recently stayed at The Willowsmere and the whole experience from the moment we walked through the door was perfect we were met by Jason who took the time to talk us through the local attractions sharing his own experiences, his local knowledge was amazing and we found this invaluable. The room was very nice and comfortable with plenty of storage space the bathroom was spotless with a huge bath and a shower head the size of a satellite dish.

Free wifi is available throughout, the breakfast is a must with a massive choice and the staff were all really friendly who couldn't do enough for us.

We will defiantly be back the only negative was our stay wasn't long enough and next time we will be staying longer.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hi Carl G, well we love your headline! I'm really pleased we helped make your recent trip to the Lakes was an enjoyable and memorable one. We always try to help our guests make the most of their trip so it's great to hear nice feedback like this. I really hope we see you back here at some point soon. All the best, Anthony

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at The Willowsmere. Everything was perfect, the room was immaculately clean with lovely views over the garden. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and an abundance of tea/coffee. The honesty bar was a real bonus and always well stocked. Nice to be able to sit and enjoy a drink in the garden or lounge after a day out. Big thank you to Anthony, Jay and Lynn for making us feel so welcome.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the gardens have lovely views.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hi babnag, thanks so much for posting a review, they are really important to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on line. Obviously we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with so much. Let's hope we see you back here before too long. All the best, Anthony

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Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here a week ago on a business trip. As the title says, simply perfect. Stunning room, perfect location, breakfast was gorgeous. Thanks to Anthony and Jay for making my stay really comfortable. See you soon guys, would recommend this place to anyone. You must try it

Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Hi Rob L, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with TripAdvisor readers, especially appreciated given your trip was business orientated. Hope to see you back here before too long. All the best, Anthony

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Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $106 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Willowsmere 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Willowsmere is a grand Victorian residence built in c1850 from traditional Lakeland stone. All bedrooms are en-suite with either bath and/or shower facilities. All are double glazed, centrally heated and come complete with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, hair driers, radio alarm clocks, free WiFi, fluffy towels and superior toiletries. They have views either to the front toward Orrest Head viewpoint or to the rear over looking the award-winning garden.The Willowsmere has two guest lounges and a private garden where guests may enjoy a drink from the honesty bar or from the growing malt whisky selection. Full English breakfast is included and there is an additional buffet style breakfast too. The guest house has free WiFi, ample off street parking and all guests have complimentary access to nearby leisure facilities less than 5 minutes walk away with indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. ... more   less 
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The Willowsmere Windermere, Lake District

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