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Bongate House
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Bongate House is an excellent place to stay. Clean, efficient, friendly. The rooms are large, well appointed and clean and the showers are excellent. Friendly and helpful owner without being in your face. Great, varied, homemade breakfast with great local produce. First rate in every way.

Room Tip: Phone for advice from the owner, he is honest and helpful.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Comfortable and friendly with a tasty cooked breakfast. John is a very obliging and helpful host and we were glad we found Bongate House.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

John was an excellent welcoming host. The single room was a bit dated , but reasonably clean.
As I only had a continental breakfast I can`t comment on this,
, but there was certainly a wide choice and it looked appetising. Yes, I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Margaret75Kandersteg
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

I had to write this review even though we actually did not stay here, but used if for storage of suitcases on the last day of The Dales Highway. On meeting John we realised what a mistake that was. John is a wonderful person with an outstanding personality who goes out of his way for all his guests. Bongate House as a lovely cared feeling about it complimented by the stunning garden. Not only would John not except any money for storage he insisted on driving us directly to the train station. A true gent and worthy of all the good reviews.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
5  Thank carol59692001
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We received a warm welcome from John as soon as we arrived and were impressed with the level of service throughout our stay. Comfy room, everywhere very clean, and excellent breakfast on both mornings! Would definitely recommend and stay again. Only one very minor niggle: the shower, although in a nicely decorated shower room, was not powerful enough and there was no hot water when we came in one night...however, that was at 1am so can't complain too much!
All in all, a great place to stay and close (walking distance) to Appleby town centre.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank elsierose1107
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

I arrived with a walking party to walk the Westmoreland Way and found the owner more than helpful advising us on the best place to eat in Appleby how correct he was.The rooms were clean and the guests lounge was comfortable and well maintained, and the outside gardens are well worth a look if you get some sun on your trip. The breakfast was basic but well cooked.Bongate is fair value for the money.

Room Tip: Go for the back room looking over the gardeni
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

We stayed at Bongate House on the way up to Stranraer. We have a two year old and a 9mouth old baby. John was friendly and accomadating. They put out a single bed for my toddler and a travel cot for the baby. At breakfast they provided a booster seat. John bent over backwards to help us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The sitting room was lovely and the perfect place to watch CBeebies in the morning. We would highly recommend Bongate house and would like to thank our hosts for making our stay very relaxing.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bongate House

Address: Bongate | Appleby in Westmorland, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Appleby-in-Westmorland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Appleby-in-Westmorland
Price Range: $115 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bongate House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***under New Ownership*** ***renovations Coming 2017*** ... more   less 
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