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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here on Saturday with friends. The place itself was very good. Well appointed bedrooms, clean, Tidy, roomy. Breakfast cooked to order with very polite helpful staff in attendance. We were all sat around the gas fire enjoying a drink, when the owner/manager came up and turned the fire off. When one of our party challenged this he turned round... More 

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Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Willowsmere depends much on the friendly ownership and service of two cousins which will do whatever they can to be of help with a smile and courtesy. The hotel itself is well located in a beautiful quiet area just 10 minutes walk from town and another 10 minutes walk on the other way to the lake and a beautiful... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Willowsmere Inn for a weekend trip with my adult son and his wife. The inn was quiet, cozy, nicely decorated and very clean. We had a spacious room with an en-suite bath. The view from our window overlooked a pretty garden in the back. The garden was accessible to guests from the downstairs sitting... More 

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South Wales UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal place to explore the surrounding area from especially if you want to walk up to Orrestt view point which is a must do. Very helpful owners, room was cleaned daily with fresh water tea and coffee, great choices for breakfast, will definitely book here again and will recommend to friends wishing to stay in Windermere.

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Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here recently for a short break and were made to feel very welcome. The ground floor bedroom was exactly what we needed and the accessible entrance very close by would be perfect for anyone requiring accessible access. Breakfast was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble. We'll definitely be back!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I thought there would be no problem booking accommodation in the Lake District for a weekend in October; how wrong I was. Plus that which was available had poor reviews on TA so when I came across Willowsmere that had availability and good reviews (and becoming desperate) I booked two twin rooms. From that first conversation to the final farewell,... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

So nice in a beutiful place...nice garden out the back...was greated in best way possible....had a nice chat with the owner told me where everything was ....stunning place pubs are 15 mins walk if that which you are faced with a gorgeous place to eat dink and heat lamps outside xxx

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us stayed here and it worked out well. Comfortable rooms with all expected conveniences. It's not luxury, but everything was covered off. Nice breakfast with friendly and efficient staff. Not sure I could ask for any more from a B&B. Would try and stay in rooms off the main road if possible. Mine was quiet but my friends... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a two night mid week stay at the Willowsmere, probably the best mid priced B and B we've ever stayed at. We arrived an hour before first check in. A problem? Not at all. Checked in with a freshly brewed pot of tea and given info on nearby walks, restaurants and even the best taxi. (We did them... More 

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

First B and B stay in over 30 years - so glad we chose the Willowsmere. We had a lovely room overlooking the garden. My elderly mother needed an accessible room with wet room which was great. The accommodation was clean (even met mum's exacting standards) comfortable and welcoming. We enjoyed sitting in the lovely sunny garden with a glass... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Willowsmere is a grand Victorian residence built in c1850 from traditional Lakeland stone. All bedrooms are en-suite with either bath and/or shower facilities. All are double glazed, centrally heated and come complete with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, hair driers, radio alarm clocks, free WiFi, fluffy towels and superior toiletries. They have views either to the front toward Orrest Head viewpoint or to the rear over looking the award-winning garden.The Willowsmere has two guest lounges and a private garden where guests may enjoy a drink from the honesty bar or from the growing malt whisky selection. Full English breakfast is included and there is an additional buffet style breakfast too. The guest house has free WiFi, ample off street parking and all guests have complimentary access to nearby leisure facilities less than 5 minutes walk away with indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Willowsmere

Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $124 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Willowsmere 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“A room on the back benefits from a view over the garden and suffers less from traffic noise although this is not a big issue”
 of 5 bubbles Fussym00, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 14 which was quiet although it faced the road”
 of 5 bubbles nigelasingleton, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms were nice , but we liked the rear facing rooms just for the quietness , loved looking out our windows at their garden .”
 of 5 bubbles teenie321, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are probably quieter as the front is on the main road”
 of 5 bubbles TonyU960, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillow”
 of 5 bubbles lulugip, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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