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The Lamplighter

High St, Windermere LA23 1AF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 20 hotels in Windermere
Family owned Victorian guesthouse and pub, situated in the heart of Windermere Village and located in the heart of the Lake District. Two minutes walk from Windermere train station, just off the A591 and the perfect location from which to explore the idyllic surroundings, with local amenities on your doorstep. Offering seven comfortable en-suite bedrooms and two shower only, also attached is The Lamplighter bar serving home cooked traditional pub food and beer affording great value for money.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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chchester wrote a review Dec 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom258 contributions147 helpful votes
Getting to the room required negotiation of several flights of stairs and some without a banister. Room 8 was along the corridor and had an unmarked step in the corridor. The fire door at the end of the corridor was propped open so wouldn't be effective if needed. The bedroom room was very reasonably sized as was the en-suite. The standard hot drinks tray was provided and the bed was clean and comfortable and the heating in the bedroom was effective as it was cold outside but soon warmed up when the radiators were turned on. Maybe staff could turn the room radiators on in the afternoon when they know the room will be occupied? The en-suite was huge with only background towel heater. This was eventually resolved by leaving the bedroom door wide open and letting the heat from the bedroom transfer through. The shower was over the bath and not separate which was surprising given the size of the en-suite. The blinds had to be kept down in the bedroom and the en-suite permanently as the room was on the 1st floor overlooking the main road. There was also very limited shelf space for putting out items from the wash bag. The shower was effective with plenty of hot water.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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DOUGAL2031 wrote a review Oct 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
Because of recent health scare I decided to book table in restaurant for my husband and I for Sunday lunch which I had read reviews about. I rang to arrange this prior to going up to Windermere on holiday. The person I spoke to was very polite, well spoken and asked what we wanted for lunch as to selection of meat, etc. I gave all the relevant details and then after this discussion asked for my phone number which I gave. Unfortunately on the Sunday, the weather was absolutely dreadful, with heavy downpours of rain. I wanted to confirm the time of the booking so my husband went into the hotel to enquire and was told there was no booking in our name! I then went into the dining room and spoke to possibly the head waiter and told him when I had made the reservation. After a while he asked if I had received a phone call back immediately after doing this from the hotel, and of course this hadn't happened and apparently this has to be done in order to confirm booking. At the time of booking no mention was made regarding this and of course this didn't happen. I then asked about availability to have lunch that day but was told it was fully booked. We were not obviously pleased especially as we thought the matter could have been handled with consideration by the person dealing with it, but although we both remained polite, he didn't even offer an apology of any kind or suggest another visit. Certainly sometimes situations happen in hotels and restaurants but can be rectified in a good manner. This experience wasn't what we expected from the reviews we had read, plus the critics reviewed. However, I was at fault by not asking for names of both the people in the hotel I spoke to. I usually do this but had neglected to do so this time. I think whoever reads this should take this as good advice, always whatever business you are in contact with, do ask for the person's name.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Carl W wrote a review Sep 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom44 contributions21 helpful votes
We arrived Fri afternoon to a full car park but parked tight against the wall. We were given room 1, We noticed no biscuits with the tea! A small amount of milk sachets and we had to ask for these and t bags during our stay. The shower room is tight, the shower took ages to get warm, is a slim water cascade and if you take out of its slot to rinse below waist it stops, as the hose tightens up. Getting out you have little room to dry banging elbows as you dry yourself. I left a message for the owners to try the shower themselves to see what could be done to improve it. The big light was a small low watt bulb with a black shade so not a big light. The bed is firm, my wife did not sleep well. The bathroom radiator was hot on the bottom, half cold at the top but the weather was warm so not really needed. The window was open to the high street traffic, fortunately this got quiet after 10 pm. The breakfast was very good with fruit salad and yoghurt followed by full breakfast with tea and toast served by a well mannered waiter. My wife had eggs Benedict and was also pleased. Food was served fairy quickly. The hotel was in a good position to access the town centre,. We would avoid room 1.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jill M wrote a review Jul 2021
Oxford59 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed for one night for a couple of days cycling. Friendly staff helped us store bikes securely in the basement. Pre dinner drinks on the terrace followed by a lovely meal. High quality ingredients and cooking, we both had catch of the day which was sea bass, fresh and perfectly cooked. Slept well and breakfast was a treat - great eggs Benedict with salmon, don’t order toast, you won’t have room! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: July 2021
Claire D wrote a review Jun 2021
Alnwick, United Kingdom28 contributions44 helpful votes
My daughter and I spent three nights at the Lamplighter, the place was newly refurbished and the room was lovely. We took our dog Lally with us and he was welcome in the whole of the place. We had a meal in the restaurant on our first night and the food was very good. The breakfast was amazing, we even asked for some boiled eggs for Lally as he wasn't eating and he was brought some lovely eggs in a dog bowl! The staff were very good especially the Spanish girl I think she was called Jessica, she was the best, nothing was a problem to her. The rooms weren't serviced which wasn't a problem, we ran out of toilet paper, but just had to ask and more was provided. My only complaint would be the room was far to hot, managed to turn the radiator off in the main room, but not in the bathroom, thankfully there was a fan in the wardrobe! Thank you for our stay, we will be back xx
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$98 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lamplighter
Which popular attractions are close to The Lamplighter?
Nearby attractions include Lakeland (0.3 km), High Street (0.04 km), and Thuline Studio - Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lamplighter?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Lamplighter?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lamplighter?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lamplighter?
Conveniently located restaurants include Afternoon Tea at Cedar Manor's Restaurant, The Windermere Speakeasy, and The Smith.
Is The Lamplighter located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Windermere.
Are pets allowed at The Lamplighter?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lamplighter?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (3.6 km), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (4.2 km), and Bridge House (6.7 km).