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Virginia Cottage Guest House
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

my wife and I stayed here back in March and I cannot compliment the place enough. we were welcomed with a glass of wine and told we had parking reserved across the road. Next door is a local pub which is very popular but we had no noise from it. Breakfast very good and the couple who run it cannot be more helpful. The accommodation is very central to Bowness and all it offers. was worried about putting a review on in case we can't get in next time but its only fair to share what's good. P.S. You also get use of leisure facilities but we were so busy we never had the opportunity to use them.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

had a great stay , really good place to stay excellent location and a bonus with free very friendly owners and was welcomed with a nice glass of wine ,the location is great to go out for a meal and drink in bowness

Room Tip: room number 5 has a good view and also toilet and shower are seperate
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights location is great very central and within walking distance of several shops, restaurants and pubs. We stayed with our dog and he was made welcome also with a sausage cooked for him each morning for breakfast. The room was fine for our needs (the water pressure in the electric shower could be better but was fine) breakfast was served 8.30 am to 9.15 am which is ok for us as we wake early but can imagine could be a little early for some. David and Mary were perfect hosts and even left sweets and home cooked cakes and chocolates out for all to help themselves to also a bottle of port and brandy is in the lounge to help yourselves to if you want.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We have just returned from a stay at Virginia Cottage. We had a lovely time, despite the weather and would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area. Dave and Helen were great hosts and we are looking forward to our return visit already!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This little b&b on one of the main routes into Bowness is surprisingly peaceful and quiet, given that it is adjacent to the road, like many others. For me, peacefulness is paramount, and Virginia Cottage delivers.
It is a beautiful house with many original features and I would love to live in a house like this. The room my partner and I had was spacious, warm and delightfully decorated. (room 5). It had a proper hairdryer, tea making facilities and a powerful shower. Spotlessly clean and fresh fluffy towels and a luggage rack. Breakfast is served between 8.30 and 9.15 , not suitable for those who wish a long lie in. Lovely selection of breads and crumpets or brioche with a choice of cereals and fruits and yoghurt. Proper cafetierre coffee also served. A big plus in my book. There is also free wifi in the cosy lounge and free parking in the car park of neighbouring hotel. A lovely stay and a b&b that David and Helen and their other staff can be justifiably proud. Thank you for wonderful stay and hope to stay with you again soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent two nights at Virginia Cottage with my partner and will definitely add it to my 'Will Return' list. The hosts David and Helen really made us feel very welcome and to feel like 'guests' not 'customers', nothing would have been too much trouble even though we didn;t need to ask as everything we wanted was provided (including a proper hair dryer in the room). Our room (No 5) was quirky and full of old world charm, very clean and very warm with a good bed and lovely bedding. The room was small but still contained a TV with built in DVD (just in case the Lakes don't provide enough entertainment) a shower and separate toilet, more than enough storage and tea / coffee making facilities. Despite its size the space is very well utilized and oozes charm. Even though our room overlooked the pub next door, noise was definitely not a problem and I had two superb nights sleep (Could have easily overslept). The breakfasts are also very good and super filling too, so if you are going for the cooked breakfast I wouldn't make any dinner plans !

Car parking is within 20 yards and Bowness center is probably only 50 yards away, the shore line being a lovely 5 minute stroll away.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Second visit since David and Helen took over. Once again a warm and friendly welcome (with a glass of wine). We stayed in our favourite room, with spa bath. The room was warm and comfortable, the bed also, not soft, so no sore backs in the morning. Excellent breakfasts. We stayed mid week, and were the only couple on one night, however we did not feel as though we were imposing, quite the opposite in fact. One major improvement is the parking, now in the main section of the Bellsfield Hotel. A very short distance from the guest house, and good off street parking. We will definitely be returning, it is so central and convenient a location.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank john s
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Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $117 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Virginia Cottage Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Virginia Cottage is a quiet and relaxing guest house situated just two minutes walk from Lake Windermere, where you can catch the many ferry boats around the lake, and the centre of Bowness with its many bars, restaurants and excellent shopping. The cottage has WiFi throughout including the bedrooms. The Beatrix Potter Museum is less than 5 minutes walk away. It is ideally placed for seeing all that the Lake District has to offer and local bus services are 150m away. All rooms are en-suite, some with four poster beds and spa baths, and they include a TV with DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade biscuits, a fridge and hair dryer. Pets and children are welcome by prior arrangement in specified rooms, private parking is available and free leisure facilities can be enjoyed at the Old England Spa. ... more   less 
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