Having arrived in Bowness, we found the separate parking and walked on to find Virginia Cottage - ostensibly quaint, but being shown to our room which overlooked the main road, we were quick to discover that it wasn't quite the best. A window overlooked the road and the pub next door, there was a tiny 'luxurious' shower with a separate toilet in an equally as small 'cupboard' and the bed, whilst comfy, was too small for anyone over 6 foot.
Run solely by the owners, which is a lovely touch, Virginia Cottage is a pleasant B&B, the breakfast was ok, as was the room. The owner was very helpful and friendly - sent us next door for food - which was very tasty.
Just a bit too noisy with cars zooming past in the a.m when you're trying to relax. The added bonus was the free access to the Spa down the road (a shame that the staff there were horrific). If we were in a different room, perhaps it would have been better.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Virginia Cottage Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
- Virginia Cottage Guest House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District