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Holly Cottages Guest House
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Holly Cottages Guest House
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed one night in this B & B accommodation. The location is excellent about a 5 minute walk from the lake,shops, restuarants etc. The place needs updating and general tidy up . In the bedroom one small bar of soap on the sink, no soap or shampoo in the shower. The towells very old, discoloured and needed replacing, Only one bath towel in a double room, so we had to share it!! Breakfast ok. The owner friendly and chatty at brekfast time. Would only stay here again if there was nothing else available.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at Holly Cottage 14th July 2013 for 1 night only, we booked 3 rooms. On arrival the first thing we noticed was the smell....awful! The breakfast wasn't much better, the continental breakfast consisted of 3 oranges in a bowl that had obviously sat there for weeks. The cereal was in plastic containers and was obviously out of date, the only thing edible was the toast... We paid 75 pound for 1 room and for a little extra we could have stayed at a much cleaner guest house that served a full english breakfast. In my opinion the whole house was unkempt and needed lots of tlc..the owners were more interested in taking your money than making an effort in being a little more hospitable...would not return, even if it was free!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank PatOGorman
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Lovely room, good location and a very friendly service. Only fault was that its sates that it is a bed and breakfast and there wasnt a full english served it was more of a continetal breakfast and I think the type of breakfast sholud be stated. Other than I really enjoyed my stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed here last minute in August this year and we were pleased with the great central location, close to bars and shops, but not too noisy, even though it's near a main road. The cottage has beautiful gardens and friendly owners (the male owner knows everything so be warned!) and a private car park around the back for guests which is great!
However... they really could do with reading the advice people give them, especially with regards to the dog smell throughout the cottage, old, outdated, cold rooms and showers with no pressure. The webpage listing is truthful, explaining that there is no cooked breakfast, but for £75 a night in an overpriced B&B this should be thrown in!.Needless to say, I'm sure there's better accommodation in Bowness for less!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Lancasterlass23
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

We spent 2 nights at Holly Cottage and had a lovely time.
Jan & Jim were very hospitable and Jim even very kindly changed our flat tyre in the rain for us!
I'd highly recommend a visit to Bowness-On-Windermere and a stay at Holly Cottage

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank becjuly85
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Additional Information about Holly Cottages Guest House

Address: 2 Holly Cottage Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ranked #51 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $79 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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