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“A friendly and delightful stay”
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Ivy Bank
Ranked #43 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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dizzie1981
1 review
“A friendly and delightful stay”
Reviewed April 3, 2009

My partner and I wanted a 2 night affordable break in the lakes to relax and do a bit of mountain biking. Having never visited the Southern Lakes before, we really couldn't have picked a better spot. Ivy Bank is ideally located off the main road, just a couple of minutes walk from windermere centre and a short stroll away from Bowness.
We had a standard double room at the rear of the property on the first floor which was fairly small but very clean with the most comfy of beds!
Ivy bank has a good sized car park at the rear of the property and we also had use of the Garage to store our Mountain Bikes overnight.
The breakfast was delicious - we tried the full english and the kippers and were very happy with both!
Dick and Sue were very friendly & helpful and we would definately recommend a stay at the Ivy Bank

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

We stayed here for one night and were made to feel very much at home. Room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely with a full English plus toast, cereal, fruit etc. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Novi, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2007

We had a wonderful time during our stay. Our hosts were very kind and made us feel like we were visiting family rather than just staying in an accomodation. There were several nice hiking paths as well as the town and lake all within walking distance. Our rooms were very well appointed with comfortable beds, nice shower facilities. The full English breakfast was delicious! Finally, we are a bit of a neat-freak family and found everything to be very clean and neat throughout.
Loved it!

  • Liked — Clean comfortable rooms with wireless internet
  • Disliked — No views
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Thank NoviClan
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Cramlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2007

Me and my partner had a lovely two night stay in a snowy Windermere in March. The room was beautifully furnished and extremely cosy. It was immaculately cleaned, with a handy folder of information contained in the room. The owners were both extremely friendly and helpful. In fact, they changed our room as it became obvious that my 6'6" weren't going to squeeze into the bed we were initially given. Breakfast was lovely and obviously freshly cooked. The location is great:-easy to find by car, and great for walking into Windermere or Bowness. Overall, nothing but positives.

Stayed March 2007
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Thank TheSnarfs
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Brisbane
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2006

The Ivy Bank is a great find. We stayed here with our three year old daughter. The hosts are vey welcoming. The rooms are tastefully decorated. The place is spotless.

The location is walking distance from Windermere. One great thing about the Ivy Bank is the parking which is not on the street like a lot of B&Bs in Winderemere. Another special feature is a cosy reading room.

The breakfast was great and the dining room had a great feel to it. We really liked this place. Friends of ours had told us about it and we would highly recommend it to anyone!

Overall a delightful experience!

  • Liked — Hosts and location.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Tips/Secrets — Good parking- off street.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
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1 Thank Travelling_Family99
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2006

We always stay at Ivy Bank B & B when visiting the Lakes. In our opinion, it is quite simply, and without exaggeration, one of the best B & B's in Windermere and probably in the whole of the lake District. What you get is value for money, clean, tidy, cosy and very comfortable rooms and the owners are extremely helpful and lovely people. It is always a pleasure to stay there.

The breakfasts are also among the best we have had.

I cannot recommend this lovely B & B any higher.

Make this B & B your first choice-In our opinion: You won't be sorry that you did.

  • Stayed August 2001
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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