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Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast

Elder Grove Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB England
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Elder Grove is a friendly Bed & Breakfast located in Ambleside, the Lake District. The Victorian property offers ten en-suite rooms, on-site parking and is located in the centre of Ambleside, Cumbria.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
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Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Matt Davies wrote a review Feb 2024
Glossop, United Kingdom30 contributions52 helpful votes
Everything about Elder Grove is pure class, from the selection of quality tea, coffee, hot chocolate and toiletries available in your room to the individual portions of locally sourced farm butter to spread on your toast at breakfast. Add in a really friendly host, a comfy bed, superb location and rooms at a great price and you have the prefect B&B experience. I can't fault it and will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 days ago
Many thanks for your absolutely wonderful review of Elder Grove. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back for another perfect B&B experience. Take care, Lucy & Matt
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Helen W wrote a review Feb 2024
16 contributions6 helpful votes
Another fantastic stay at Elder Grove, the hosts are so friendly and welcoming. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean as was the very well appointed en-suite bathroom. The breakfast was really delicious with all the choice you could want.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Many thanks for your great review of Elder Grove. We are delighted you returned for a fantastic stay and hope we can welcome you back again soon for more delicious breakfasts. Lucy & Matt
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Jill M wrote a review Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
We can't recommend Elder Grove highly enough: the location is fabulous - we loved the stroll around Rydal lake and walked up Orrest Head; there's also easy access to the boats and buses to get around the area. Our room was beautiful with lots of extra quality touches; and breakfast was delicious - thanks Lucy and Matt, we enjoyed our stay very much. Lee & Jill
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Stay an extra night if you can - there's so many pretty walks to enjoy!
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your fabulous review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Kind regards Lucy
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Marie B wrote a review Feb 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect place for an overnight stay in Ambleside. Everything was perfect. The room was spotlessly clean, lovely little local touches (e.g. herdy) and nice toiletries. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and the hosts had great local knowledge helping us plan a walk - which was brilliant. Highly recommend and hope to stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review Marie. We really appreciate it and are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us here at Elder Grove. I hope the walk went well and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Lucy
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Michael B wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was our second stay at Elder Grove and it was just as fabulous as our first. Matt and Lucy are fantastic hosts and we find their B&B faultless. Just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside and with on site parking which is very convenient. Our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The full English breakfast is absolutely delicious and really sets you up for the day. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend Elder Grove for anyone looking to stay in Ambleside.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Many thanks for your fabulous review of Elder Grove. We are thrilled you enjoyed your second stay as much as your first and we hope you will find your third stay just as good, if not even better! Regards, Lucy & Matt
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Kirstie wrote a review Feb 2024
Garstang, United Kingdom2 contributions
Exceptional stay with Matt and Lucy at the Elder Grove. Our annual golf trip to Ambleside is always made perfect staying at this wonderful B&B in the heart of Ambleside. From the tasty breakfasts to the comfy rooms, free parking and warm hospitality, why consider going anywhere else. Till the next, hopefully it will be sooner!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Great to see you all again and thank you so much for the fabulous review! We are delighted that you wouldn't consider staying anywhere else and look forward to the next time! Kind regards Lucy
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shirls50 wrote a review Feb 2024
Preston, United Kingdom137 contributions51 helpful votes
Excellent bed and breakfast. Great location with car parking on site which is a massive bonus in Ambleside. Very friendly host. Room and bathroom brilliant t. Would definitely recommend. Breakfast very good. Lovely honesty bar. Offered recommendations for restaurants in the area and a discount off certain places
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great onsite parking
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your excellent review and for taking the time to write it - we really do appreciate it and are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay here with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon for more of the same! Kind regards Lucy
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Sarah & Richard wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Another excellent stay at Elder Grove. We stayed for 3 nights. Lovely room. Clean, tidy and very comfortable. We enjoyed the fabulous breakfast made using local produce. Matt and Lucy are very welcoming hosts. We will definitely return again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Many thanks for your lovely review and for returning to Elder Grove "Your Place in The Lakes". We look forward to welcoming you back for more fabulous breakfasts. Matt and Lucy.
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DebbieJ920 wrote a review Feb 2024
Lancing, United Kingdom25 contributions14 helpful votes
Everything about the Elder Grove was excellent! Lucy and Matt very kindly reserved a parking space for our long car and we received a delightfully warm welcome from Matt. The building is a beautifully converted Victorian house with lots of attention to detail and the room (a junior suite) was spotlessly clean with a nice selection of hot drink options. The locally made toiletries were really lovely and the bed was really comfortable. The breakfast options, again all locally sourced produce, were so delicious and well-presented, and really set us up for the day. Lucy is a great cook. Matt is a really attentive host, full of top local tips and he made us feel genuinely welcome. The honesty bar is a great touch. We could quite honestly just have spent the entire holiday here! But we did manage a couple of walks and trips to the fabulous cinemas. Got back yesterday and have already booked our next trip!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask Matt for local tips about walks. There are also lots of local maps to borrow
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Many thanks for your gem of a review. It was lovely having you both stay at Elder Grove, and we are thrilled you enjoyed it so much, you booked to come back within 24 hours of leaving - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back for more great walk, films and more delicious breakfasts. See you soon, Lucy & Matt
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Happy4u wrote a review Feb 2024
Cumbria, United Kingdom32 contributions31 helpful votes
Can't wait to do a return visit soon to this absolutely lovely B+B after our one night stay to Elder Grove this week. Very warm welcome from the hosts, extremely comfortable and well-appointed room and en suite bathroom - as were all the 'public' areas including the honesty bar room, lounge and breakfast room. Parking on site and easy walk into the centre of Ambleside and along the river to Lake Windermere. The delicious breakfast was beautifully cooked and presented and there was plenty of choice. We were so impressed with the local produce used for breakfast that we went to the shops and butcher's used by the B+B to stock up with treats to take home. Matt and Lucy had thought of everything so that we felt at home as well as pampered. We were in Ambleside to see a film at Zeffirellis and are now looking forward to coming to see another good film so that we can return to Elder Grove! Or if no film, we'll just come to do walks! Thank you both very much for your brilliant hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you both very much for your truly delightful review of Elder Grove! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay from warm welcome to delicious breakfast and everything in between. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, as by the sounds of it, will our local suppliers! Kind regards, Lucy & Matt
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PRICE RANGE
£95 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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ELDER GROVE BED & BREAKFAST - Updated 2024 (Ambleside)

Frequently Asked Questions about Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.2 miles), Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.07 miles), and Bridge House (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacos Del Sol Ambleside, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Fresher's Cafe.
Is Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are there any historical sites close to Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.2 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.8 miles), and Bridge House (0.1 miles).
Does Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.