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Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NJ England
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Perfectly located just a short drive from Ambleside, away from the hustle and bustle is Skelwith Bridge. Informal gardens merging seamlessly with the surrounding countryside, real log fires in the winter months and a traditional welcome, Skelwith bridge Hotel really is "your home away from home" The hotel boasts 28 bedrooms, all en-suite and all retaining the character of the original building. We are pleased to offer single, twin, double and king sized rooms available for bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast at fantastically affordable prices all year round. We welcome a whole host of families with children young and old, couples, singles and four legged friends too! The hotel is a fell walkers paradise with many varied easy and more strenuous walks from our doorstep! We even have a drying room available for those wet days ... not that we have too many of those in The Lakes! A host of attractions and other activities are just a short drive or bus ride away including sailing, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, golf, shopping, bars and restaurants, the historic houses of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Ruskin, the market towns of Keswick and Kendal, Grasmere and its world famous gingerbread, Take a cruise on the lakes with the steamers, the lakes aquarium at lakeside, traditional steam railway at Haverthwaite, Manicured gardens at Holker hall, and many more attractions too numerous to list! Our reception staff are always happy to suggest local attractions or walks and we have lots of information in our showcase at reception.
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Tony H wrote a review 2 May
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We have stayed at this very dog friendly hotel several times and can't fault it. The staff are amazing, always have a smile for us and a treat for the dog 🐕😃😃. Dogs are allowed in the rooms and bar area. The menu has plenty to choose from and the food and service is excellent. The room we had was fabulous, warm and comfortable with a wonderful view!! Co We will be going back😄😄😄😄😣👍👍👍👍🐕🐕
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Helen C wrote a review Apr 2022
Atherstone, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
First stay back at Skelwith Bridge since before Covid and as always had a fabulous stay. The hotel has never failed to deliver in its service, accommodation and (important for me) dog friendliness. This was a solo trip to meet up with a walking group and so there was just myself and my dog in a room plenty big enough for a dog bed and a lovely spacious bathroom. Breakfast was offered and served in the comfy snug so that my dog could join me and I still had my own friendly waitress service. The extremely reasonable packed lunch was more than enough to fuel me for a day on the fells and kept me going all the way home to the Midlands later that evening. Sadly I couldn't stay longer but we will be back for a longer weekend in July. Highly recommended. Thank you Skelwith Brige
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Date of stay: April 2022
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DurhamMandM wrote a review Mar 2022
Wolsingham, United Kingdom46 contributions41 helpful votes
We have stayed here a number of times and have always been very satisfied. The staff are all wonderful and very welcoming. If you have a four legged friend I could not recommend it highly enough. It is our dog Hugo's favourite hotel and he has stayed in many. This could be due to all the fuss he receives whenever he stays or maybe the delicious breakfast sausage. Either way he loves it. If he is happy then so are we. Thanks for everything Skelwith Bridge. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Janice M wrote a review Jan 2022
8 contributions10 helpful votes
A very friendly and special hotel in the heart of the Lake District. The service exceptional and all the staff really cared to make your stay the best that it could be Lovely food with fresh ingredients and an excellent choice. A great place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Jane B wrote a review Dec 2021
Thirsk, United Kingdom26 contributions9 helpful votes
Thank you John and amazing staff at Skelwith Bridge Hotel for being so wonderfully friendly, warm and welcoming as always. I always come away feeling re-charged and looking forward to my next stay at Skelwith. Everything was perfect and you all work so hard to make visitors feel comfortable and happy. Food was gorgeous and basically……I can’t wait for my next stay. Have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you all very soon x
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Date of stay: December 2021
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dpr6 wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom52 contributions35 helpful votes
Why have the management not made any attempt to contact those of us who have booked to stay this weekend? Lines at hotel down from 8am this morning- surely a social media post or an attempt to access WiFi in nearby Ambleside? Why no attempt or any kind whatsoever?? No attempt by anyone from the Skelwith Bridge. hotel - after a 3 hour drive no apologies on arrival not bothered at all ! This was a special birthday occasion booked many weeks ago - I’m stunned at the disgraceful attitude of the manager John Doran who wasn’t slightest bit interested or bothered about our upset or the fact we would have to drive another 3 hours to get home - While I appreciate the management have no control over the lines going down they DO have control over how they deal with this and how the treat their customers! The manager just stood and said they weren’t open No plan B no apology no empathy - I find this completely unacceptable! 😡
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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SquirtyBurt wrote a review Nov 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom163 contributions45 helpful votes
Another wonderful stay in this friendly and cosy hotel. Both breakfast and dinner were delicious across our 3 night stay. All the staff are lovely and friendly. Our rooms were really comfortable. We were made almost as welcome as our dog 😂. And, we had a lovely family night around the pool table.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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DurhamMandM wrote a review Nov 2021
Wolsingham, United Kingdom46 contributions41 helpful votes
We had a lovely few days here would highly recommend this country hotel. We have stayed a number of times now and always recieve a warm welcome. Accommodation is cosy and food good. Our dog Hugo adores his stays and is totally spoit even down to his sausage arriving on a paper plate for breakfast. If you are looking for a dog friendly holiday this is definitely for you. Thanks to all the staff who are amazing
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Laura D wrote a review Nov 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I rung up Skelwith Bridge hotel on Saturday afternoon to book a room for that night. The lady that answered the phone quoted me a price that was higher than booking.com price for the same room type. When I asked why she said “if it’s cheaper on booking.com then book it through them”. It left me puzzled, because why would a hotel turn away direct booking when they can save 15% on commission by taking my booking direct? I just thought that the receptionist couldn’t be bothered to take my details so it left me wondering if all the other staff at the hotel would be the same. I never booked a room with them and I guess the saying “first impressions matter” really is right. I booked direct with other hotel in Ambleside.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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carol b wrote a review Oct 2021
North Little Rock, Arkansas4 contributions7 helpful votes
Joanne and all the staff were so friendly & welcoming after a tiring day exploring the Lake District. Breakfast was served in a sunny setting, with all selections cooked to order. Tracey served the best fresh baked croissants ever! The dinner was pricey so we opted for the cozy bar, with delicious soups & salads, fantastic sea bass, followed by a selection of desserts. Dan made a memorable Blood Orange Gin & Tonic, served with a smile & time to chat. Beds were comfortable, with plenty of pillows & towels. We had a view of the mountains. I highly recommend this hotel & hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$123 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skelwith Bridge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (2.1 miles), Easedale Tarn (3.0 miles), and Holehird Gardens (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Steam Bistro.
Are pets allowed at Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Skelwith Bridge Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (4.0 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (2.0 miles), and Bridge House (2.1 miles).
Is Skelwith Bridge Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.