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“The only way to enjoy the lakes. [Room 7]” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Cottage
Ranked #49 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“The only way to enjoy the lakes. [Room 7]”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

After looking for a last minute getaway with my partner, we noticed the cottage and was impressed by what we saw. Thanks to their on-line booking form, we were able to a last minute room on the Wednesday night and arrives at 4pm the next day.

The B&B -
The Cottage is a beautiful little place with only 9 rooms, 2 of which are in a separate building next to the main house. We were greeted by Sue, who was lovely and ensured we knew about all the local amenities and attractions. We were definitely made to feel at home when we arrived.

The Room -
We stayed in room 7 which is on the top floor, right at the end of the corridor. This room was absolutely beautiful and very romantic. It was far better than in the pictures and despite other reviews saying it is quite small, is the perfect size for a couple to stay in.

The bed was beautifully made up and incredibly comfortable. The feather pillows also made every night we stayed blissful.

The room has an en-suite bathroom with good shower. There was also a TV with freeview and a nice chair to sit if you wish to sit and read at.

Breakfast -
In the words of the modern youth - EPIC! I've never had such a lovely breakfast in my life. Service, atmosphere and food were all perfect and really provided the best start for a long day walking and hiking.

When we arrived in the dining room, we were greeted by a dresser with several juices, cereals, fruits and yoghurt. We were then offered toast and a choice of hot drinks.

On the first day, myself and my partner both had the Full English Breakfast which far exceeded any expectations. The 2nd morning, I had the Sweet French Toast which was also delicious!

Overall -
I STRONGLY recommend The Cottage to anyone wishing to visit the lakes. It is placed in the heart of Windermere and allows for easy access to Heswick, Bowness, Ambleside and the Cumbrian mountains.

I will be returning to the Cottage in the future for sure!

Room Tip: If you want a quite room, choose either room 6,7,8 or 9. These are on the top floor or in the separa...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Thoroughly enjojed our stay at The Cottage guesthouse, the accommodation was excellent, room number 2 with a very handy fridge, bed very comfy, breakfast was wonderful, with a different choice each morning, the service was top class, ideal location as well, close to the middle of Windermere village, I would highly recommend The Cottage to anyone, can,t thank the owners enough for making our stay a memorable one

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

very welcoming and friendly hosts, spottless room, lovely shower.breakfast to die\for.you must try the french toast, there is parking which I think is most important when visting thr lakes. we did a few of the walks from the front door which were fantastic views WOW.

thank you for a great time we will be back !!

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

absoloutly perfect is the only way the cottage can be described, we were made welcome from the the moment we entered the cottage by a wonderful couple stephen and wendy , we were lucky enough to have stayed in a ground floor room number 8 and we were highly impressed by the quality and comfort of the room with its lovely good quality furnishings. breakfast was a delight to behold with what we could only describe as a magnificent full english breakfast along with a choice of many others to choose from. we have enjoyed our first visit to the cottage , it won't be our last

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

stopped on the \way to scotland picked it for the parking, what a great pick it was,breakfast was fantastic room very clean and cosy, very well placed for local eats, and a great pub over the road, will be staying again for sure , but maybe a litle longer next time

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

we have wanted to stay here for a few years now as it has been recomended to us by friends, well what can I say it lived up to what our fiends said about it , we were given a brill room on the ground floor room number 9, we were very pleased with it very clean and well furnished, and our breakfasts were outstanding in all respects,

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights from 18th August with my boyfriend and i can highly recommend this B&B to readers on here.
The Cottage, whilst being traditional, has lovely clean modern rooms, nothing frilly and outdated here!.
The room had a tv/dvd player with a big TV, which was great for those rainy evenings in bed.
The couple that own this b&b are really lovely and are always on hand with help and advice. The breakfasts are to die for and i recommend the French toast & Waffles
All in all i fount this to be a great value B & B and would definately stay again on my next visit to the lakes

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cottage
Address: The Cottage Elleray Road, Windermere LA23 1AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #49 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
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Number of rooms: 8
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