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Virginia Cottage Guest House
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Reviewed May 7, 2010

My partner and I stayed here for one night in March and found the room to be very clean modern and it had a great view.A welcome glass of wine was recieved on our arrival and the owner was very helpful and polite nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast menu was wonderful with a selection of cereals and fresh juice and a main breakfast ranging from scrambled egg on toast to a full English. The location is fabulous easy walking distance to all shops bars pubs and restaurants. The parking is situated just to the right of the main entrance and over a road but easy enough to get to and is in the grounds of one of the larger hotels. We are hoping to go again next week and are looking forward to doing so.Thankyou to the owners for a comfortable and pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2010

Got a room on spec as there was a cancelletion. Fab location for Bowness with car parking facilities (which is a must). Friendly greeting with a glass of wine. Room was very nice. We liked the cottage and we liked Bowness - result.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

A very friendly hotel, nothing was to much trouble for the owners, brilliant location didnt need to use the car once we had got there. If you go there is a lovely chippy just a few minutes away, You get plenty at breakfast and different choices. Very clean and tidy and a spa bath what more could you ask for.
We will hopefully be returning later this year.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2010

I stayed at virginia Cottage 5th-7th March. the location is great. Just a stones throw from the lake. We had a room with a 4 poster bed and a lovely view of the hills in the distance. the ownes were both great, very welcoming. I can't believe the reviewer who complained about the car park!!!!!! Its just over the road and about 100 yards along! If that. Our room was lovely and the breakfasts very filling. Would definately reccomend it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

Just returned from a three night stay at the Virginia Cottage Bed and Breakfast Hoel in Bowness Windermere, which a 12 bedroom very old hotel run by a lovely couple, David and Jane, who cannot do enough to make you feel welcome.

We atayed in a double bedded room, which had everything we needed for a great stay. Power shower with plenty of hot water and the room also had a fridge which was handy for the wine!

Breakfast was just great. Full English if you wanted of continental. Yoghurts and cereals were also on offer with even the added bonus of home made porridge! Plenty of tea and coffee and toast if you wished.

Parking is free nearby and the Hotel also provides the benefit of free use of a time share leisure centre within walking distance. You can use the swiming pool, sauna steam room and jaccuzzi free of charge.
Dont forget a towel or it cost £1 to use one of theirs, which is nothing really.

Bowness itself if very pretty. You can take a ferry onto the lake and visit other parts or just get off and walk.

A car is required if you wish to visit all that the lakes have to offer.

Plenty of restaurants and pubs, serving good meals and beer etc.

Would recommend this place to anyone who loves beautiful scenery and plenty of fresh air!

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Reviewed February 4, 2010

perfect location for town with plenty of choice of bars and restaurants minutes away,with the lake between 5 and 10 minutes awayon foot .the owners
went out of their way to make you welcome with a complimentary glass of wine.The room
was a good size for a couple a jacuzzi shower,fantastic,no bar in the hotel but that was ok because there were plenty of bars on our doorstep .The breakfast was top class .would recommend this cottage type hotel to any couple wishing for a simple quiet
break away in the centre of bowness windermere ,

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

We stayed for just one night and it was lovely. The room was comfortable and cozy, which was just what we were looking for as we just hit a bit of a snowstorm. The proprietor was kind and very happy to help in any way she could. The breakfast was wonderful--my husband had been craving a full English for quite some time, and it really hit the spot for him. Oh! And they had tons of magazines to read--trashy and non (but I only wanted the trashy ones!) I would love to return when the weather is warmer; when we do, we'll definitely stay at the Virginia Cottage.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $118 - $150 (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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