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Willowbank Seathwaite Lane, Ambleside LA22 9ES England
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#31 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Willowbank is located above the picturesque village of Ambleside and is ideally placed on a quiet country lane. Our semi rural location benefits from spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and mountains and the lane access is used only by the 6 neighbouring properties. We boast an abundance of private parking, delightful private terraces and our 2 tastefully furnished apartment-suites are both warm and welcoming. We offer 'room only' accommodation however the kitchenette includes a microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle for preparing light snacks. With walks directly from the door yet only a 15 minute walk to the centre of the village we are confident that you won't be disappointed! Please be aware that Willowbank is located on the hillside and therefore may not be suitable for some people with mobility issues.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Mrs P wrote a review Feb 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom32 contributions38 helpful votes
Wow...just had 2 nights as a treat from my husband & we didn’t want to leave. Location is so peaceful yet just a 10 minute (steep) walk down to town. We chose to walk as we don’t mind the climb back up although taxis are available. Many wonderful walks on the doorstep & loads of information supplied in the room. Fridge is filled with your breakfast supplies & everything is so fresh & a lovely table setting. Beautiful Laura Ashley theme running through & the views from all angles are stunning. The hens roam around & make this so special & produce gorgeous eggs too. The hosts leave you in total peace & other than check in/out we never needed to disturb each other. We most certainly will return to this beautiful place & have fallen for walking in our beautiful Lake District, thank you for your wonderful hospitality & allowing us to share your beautiful home.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alan_and_Rachel wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom31 contributions6 helpful votes
We came here for our New Year’s getaway (30th Dec - 2nd Jan 2020) and were absolutely thrilled with what we found. Our suite (Kirkstone) was absolutely perfect; underfloor heating in all rooms, freshly stocked fridge for a continental style breakfast - including bread, eggs, croissants, fruit, yoghurt and proper coffee (hence no need to be up for a specified breakfast time). We were pleased to find a gorgeous big bathroom with shower and a full sized bath, the living room furnishings and the large bed were all gloriously comfortable - most welcome after a winter walk! The property is situated up a hill (therefore the views are spectacular) this also means that it’s far enough away from the town to be tranquil and relaxing, but near enough that getting into town isn’t difficult - either a 10min walk down the hill, or about £4 in a taxi. This was our first visit but we plan to return with friends and family. Recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SherburnLil wrote a review Sep 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom66 contributions32 helpful votes
What a beautiful place to stay. This is one of the nicest b&b’s we have stayed in. We stayed in the smaller of the two rooms & it was plenty big enough for two people. The room was spotless & had everything you needed. For us it suited us fine with the breakfast arrangements. It came in handy having the small kitchenette as we were out for the day hiking so we could prepare our lunch to take with us. It is about 10 minutes walk into town & a bit longer coming back & yes it is a hill but it was fine for us. Overall I would definitely recommend this b&b & we will definitely be back! Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2019
SH-Merseyside wrote a review Apr 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom82 contributions59 helpful votes
Our second visit to Willowbank was just as good as the first, simply outstanding! Teresa’s finishing touches make all the difference, especially the beautifully baked cakes at the end of a long days walking, superb!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
stagjag wrote a review Feb 2019
Macclesfield20 contributions14 helpful votes
I'd lost the habit of writing Tripadvisor reviews but the standard of accomodation and standard of service at Willowback has prompted me to write this. Teresa, the owner, was waiting to greet us as we arrived. She showed us to our room, Kirkstone, my first thoughts were that she had taken us into the guest lounge it was so big and well equiped. We were expecting a room but, as several others have written, their 2 guest rooms are suites not rooms. The larder was well stocked with more than enough food for a hearty breakfast with plenty left for a snack in the afternoon if required. Terasa replenished the larder daily and always left something deliciious for us to have with a cup of tea when we returned in the afternoon from walking. We really enjoyed our stay at Willowbank.
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$142 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
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Frequently Asked Questions about Willowbank
Which popular attractions are close to Willowbank?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.5 miles), Helm Crag (0.3 miles), and Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Willowbank?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
Which room amenities are available at Willowbank?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Willowbank?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Willowbank?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Copper Pot Cafe.
Is Willowbank located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are there any historical sites close to Willowbank?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.2 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.9 miles), and Bridge House (0.5 miles).