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Ivy Bank
Ranked #43 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed here just after Easter 2013 and had a lovely time - the owners really make you feel welcome and the breakfast is well catered for.
Its very central to all you could possibly do in the Lake District so would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed 3 nights Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
The location was very handy to restaurants and shops and an easy 20 minutes walk to the steamer base at Bowness.
The building is old and a bit noisy but the view out the window was very nice.
The owners and staff were excellent. Served us excellent breakfasts and nothing was too much trouble. They had lots of good advice about the local attractions, roads and environment.
The car parking was good too.
Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Ask the owners - they will be completely honest with you.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Noel B
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

This review is long overdue.
Me and my girlfriend stayed at this lovely B&B for her birthday last September and had a wonderful time. I honestly can not think of one single thing wrong with this hotel.

The room, the food, the location. Everything was perfect.

We was greeted by Dick and he made us feel very welcome the whole time. He even made the effort to remember our names. He couldn't do enough for us. Always made sure we had a good breakfast and even recommended places to visit during our stay.

If I was to ever stay in Windermere again I wouldn't need to think about where I'd be staying. I would be booking at Ivy Bank.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank SteveKenworthy
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Dick the owner was very helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble never met nicer staff and he remembered both and my partners name.

He told us what there was to do around Windermere. this stay for my birthday was amazing I cant think of a nicer B&B I have stayed in..

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank becca26091988
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Couldn't fault any part of our stay at Ivy Bank. Sue and Dick are exceptional hosts...very warm and down to earth and went out of their way to make sure our needs were met (and I'm fussy!). Room 1 is a clean and comfortable room and the breakfasts are outstanding. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Oh and my massage from Sue was heavenly. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank SammyJo_10
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Beautiful Victorian terraced house retaining many original features. A lovely warm welcome from Sue and Richard along with the lovely and warm place and they certainly treat it like their own! Place was very clean and tidy. The endless choice of breakfast followed by a choice of cooked breakfast was fantastic. Not to mention the almost endless supply of filtered coffee. Room it self was great with antique furniture and en suite (room 2). Location was perfect too. Located just behind a road on the main road was ideal. Both quiet and easy access to the quieter part of Windermere and about 1mile away from the lake. Highly recommended and hopefully we will stop again soon.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Glenn W
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a little difficulty in finding the B&B when our GPS took us down a dead end street but a phone call to the owner put us back on track. On checking in, owner was very friendly and helpful and offered lots of information about restaurants etc. Our room was on the 2nd floor and was rather small with attic style windows but was very comfortable with good sized bathroom. Breakfast was good with juices, cereal, yogurts, fruit etc and cooked breakfast was ample and delicious. Very good location in Windermere with private or on street parking within easy walking distance of town centre. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Probably better to book a larger room.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ivy Bank

Address: Ivy Bank Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $94 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ivy Bank 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within 30 minutes walking distance of viewpoints, tumbling waterfalls and the Lake shore, Ivy Bank is situated in a quiet position close to the village centre, shops, restaurants and station. There are comfortable beds, spotless en-suites, attractive decor, a superb choice for breakfast and a relaxed atmosphere. Aromatherapy massage available on site. Discounted use of local leisure club. Private parking, storage for bikes. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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