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“Arguably the best B&B in Bowness”
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Dene House
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've stayed here several times over the years, and this was our first trip with the new owners. Rooms were fantastic as normal, impeccably clean, modern bathroom and thoughtful extras (fridge in room, wine glasses and corkscrew, decent toiletries,good storage etc.).

We met Ian and his lovely dog on arrival, he was very welcoming and it was great to meet him.
Usually you get tea and cake on arrival, but we got there fresh from breakfast in Windermere at 9.30, and our companions did not realise this was the service, and just thought a cup of tea was being offered and turned it down! It was early for cake to be fair, and it would have been nice to be offered this later, or if they had been told what was being offered.

We had a great nights sleep, the bed was incredibly comfy, we didn't want to get up! We were in Room 7 on the 2nd floor, which was small but perfectly formed. It was a lovely cosy room, and they have definitely made the best of the space provided. Shower was great, powerful and really blew the cobwebs away.

They also have an affiliation with the Old England Hotel in the centre of Bowness, so for a couple of pounds, you can use their pool and spa facilities! Take them up on this, it's a great way to relax in the afternoon after a long morning of walking!

Breakfast comprises of buffet choices and a freshly cooked hot breakfast. I ordered smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. The eggs were perfectly cooked and seasoned, only complaint was the smoked salmon which seemed to have been defrosted as the texture was not great.

My boyfriend had the cooked breakfast which he could not fault. Plenty of toast was brought, with a choice of white and granary (so much nicer than brown), and Ian kept a careful eye on the room offering more drinks and toast regularly. We also asked for a few changes to the menu, and he did not bat an eyelid. Very accommodating. Ian has also introduced home made yoghurt and granola to the usual cereals and fruit that are available whilst waiting for the breakfast. I had a bit of both, and they were gorgeous! Neither were too sweet, a lovely way to start the day.

If you're looking for a B&B in Bowness, you won't go wrong here, couldn't recommend it more.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three night break and we were greeted with coffee and cream scones on arrival .
Breakfast good an overall quality of service and rooms are of a very high standard .
I would recommend a visit soon

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Spent a two night break at Dene House in August. The location was ideal, within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants and the Lake. The hosts were lovely, great hospitality. The rooms were very modern and comfortable, we stayed in room 6. Lots of choice at breakfast and great food. Lots of homemade and local produce. Perfect place for a peaceful getaway. Couldn't fault it at all xxx

Room Tip: Room 6. Top floor, good size, lovely and quiet.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a warm welcome when we arived and enjoyed our tea and cake after a long journey. The room was lovely great size with a gorgeous ensuite. The wine glasses fridge etc were perfect little touches. Breakfast was great and plentiful which set you up for the day. With parking available and a few minutes walk from the village and lake what more could you want. Will stay again if we are at the Lake District.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really nice hotel in a great location. Walking distance from the pubs, shops, restaurants and the lake. A stones throw from a great walking trail for families or couples (non professional walkers)! The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was really clean and tidy and the bed was comfy. Would recommend for anyoine but especially couples :) *****

Room Tip: Get a room with en-suite like we did, other rooms had to share a bathroom. although the shared bathr...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My partner and I were looking to visit the Lakes and found Dene House at the very last minute. Every review I read was excellent and the whole experience lived up to expectations. The friendliness of the host, the welcome refreshments, the room (the fridge was a lovely touch), and the breakfast were all superb. Lovely quiet position in a bustling tourist area. It helped make my partner's birthday truly special. Will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were welcomed by Lisa who was absolutely lovely very friendly - the room was clean - the breakfast was superb - the location was excellent very close to shops restaurants and lake however very quiet!! It was our first time visit and would definitely book there again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Dene House Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $126 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dene House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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