We were in Bowness to visit family and chose to stay at the Westbourne due to location, price and the fact that there is a car park which is a big bonus in this area. It is a lovely old stone house a few minutes walk from the centre of Bowness. We felt we couldn't have made a better choice.
Andre and Sue the owners are lovely helpful people who are very friendly without being intrusive. They are more than happy to give information on places to go or to make recommendations. I have recently undergone major surgery and due to this am limited with walking, especially uphill. I wanted to know if there was an accessible waterfall I could have a wander to and Sue came up with a suggestion that was perfect.
We were in room no 3 and what a lovely room. It has a four poster bed, plenty of hanging space and drawers and a chaise lounge that we fought over - I won most of the time! There was also a flat screen tv with digital channels and iPod dock. The bathroom was spacious and there was a selection of toiletries to use. There was also a hospitality tray with a good selection of teas, coffee and chocolate to choose from and also biscuits. They offer free wifi with the code to access it being at the back of the guest information folder in the bedroom. I know others have said about a weak signal, but we had a good signal everytime we used it.
The thing I dread most when going away is the bed due to joint problems, but this one was lovely. It was king size and had a memory foam mattress which I have not slept on before, but after 2 nights I was a convert. It helped that the duvet was the most squashy thing I have ever encountered and pillows very comfortable too. There were also plenty of cushions on the bed for night time reading.
There is a residents lounge with information on the area, a selection of games and also a honesty bar if you need any drinks.
Breakfast was very good with a choice of fresh fruit, juice, yoghurts and cereals, then options for a cooked breakfast. We were there five nights in all and my partner (being a creature of habit) had the full english each day, but I had a few variations on it and it all was good quality, very well cooked and piping hot.
All in all we had a lovely stay. I highly recommend this B&B, it offers high quality at very good prices and when next in the area (June hopefully) we will definitely stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Westbourne Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
- The Westbourne Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District