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The Westbourne
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Westbourne is in a great location, the hosts are extremely friendly and welcoming and the room was spotlessly clean with THE most comfortable bed. I will miss that feather pillow! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a lovely stay here for two nights on 27th Wedding Anniversary on 1-3 March 2013.

We had a Double front room, which was very clean and nicely decorated, with a daily service. It had an on suite with a shower and sink and toilet (although extremely small) and selection of toiletries and big fluffy towels to use, the bedroom has a large built in wardrobe and two chairs and a little table next to the tea/coffee facilities (which were kept well stocked), the bed was big and very comfy indeed with lovely hotel quality pillows, quilt and bedding. The room had a lovely aspect and we could just see the banks of Windermere in the distance. The room had a flat screen t v with digital channels and an iPod dock.

There was a lovely comfortable residents lounge which was impressively decorated in a country manor style with a big open fireplace, big squashy sofas, papers, books, games an honesty bar for drinks, and information on things to do in the area, off the lounge to the front of the house is a lovely tastefully decorated sun room.

Andre and Sue the owners are very welcoming and made us feel that we could treat this as our home from home while staying with them, they are a mind of information on where to eat and things to do. The breakfast was very good with a good choice of fresh fruit, juice, yogurts, cereals, and freshly cooked breakfast and lots of tea/coffee and toast.

There was plenty of off road car parking and the location is on a very quiet side road close to the shops, restaurants and pubs in Bowness and a 15 minute walk from Windermere, bear in mind that the lake district is beautiful because of its hills, so one way or another you will be walking up hill when out and about.

The local cinema is a small gem of a place, showing the latest films and the staff are very welcoming. Its like going back in time, it has a Wurlitzer Organ which I believe is played once a week to silent movies. This cinema is a must to visit and needs people to use it so that it is not lost.

I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at the Westbourne and would love to return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We came here as we got a very good deal on booking.com and we were not disappointed! The owners were lovely and gave lots if recommendations for different places to visit,eat and drink.
Breakfast was included in the price and was very nice with a good amount of choice. The rooms were very homely and extremely comfortable and very clean with a daily service. Bathroom was fantastic, very modern, clean and high spec. They took care of the little things like room decor and ensuring g tea/coffee was replenished every day!
We will be returning here!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Absolutely amazing place. Lovely family run guest house. Very friendly very eager to help with whatever like walks, trips out, shops etc. rooms are lovely, clean and comfortable. food was red hot and nice. Would recommend the westbourne to anyone wanting to stay in bowness. Loved every minute of it.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Relaxing break, lovely and cosy. Relaxing lounge area with honesty bar. Room 6 fairly small but cosy and lovely decor. Short walk into the centre of Bowness, slight steep hill on our return. Friendly and Homely.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed at the Westbourne for one night only.Was very impressed with everything. Friendly and helpful hosts. Lovely comfortable room - spotlessly clean. Nice touches such as honesty bar. Great location - quiet cul-de-sac but only a stones throw from Windermere centre.Would definitely stay again and just wish we could have had a longer stay there.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This is our second time in Bowness, first time at the Westbourne! There is a good sized car park which is quite hard to come by at some B&Bs in Bowness. Plenty of space for all everyone.
The Westbourne is located on a quiet street just off the Main Street into Bowness, takes about 5mins to walk down to the Lake. It is walking distance to Windermere too so is a perfect base for getting around.
Our room was lovely, we had a compact double so as the name suggests was quite a small room but it was lovely and well presented. The whole of the Westbourne was clean and really nicely decorated and homely. The owners were really helpful and friendly too! There is also a great little welcome book in your room which has lots of suggestions of great places to eat! We ate at Hyltons, Robertos, Hole int Wall and Village inn and had great food at all of them.
Breakfast was fab too, full English with eggs done how you want. Also a good selection of cereals, fruit and yogurts. Great quality bacon and sausages! Really tasty!
Would definitely recommend this B&B!

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Address: Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $77 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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