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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9PN England
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#12 of 103 in Ambleside
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Nestling in a stunning rural setting in the historic Rydal Valley amidst the fells, this grand Victorian building was built as a farm house in 1848 from the stones of ancient Rydal Hall, before being converted into a Country Guest House in the early 1930's. Set in our own 2 acre gardens Crow How is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Lake District with many of the popular fell walks from our door.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Seating area
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Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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malcolm s wrote a review 23 May
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic property, super room, great choice and quality of breakfast and lovely owners and staff. Great location for all kinds of activities yet close enough to stroll to Ambleside for morning paper or evening meal. As we get older and can't manage the bigger and more remote mountains and fells this will definitely become our go to place in the Lakes.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room 8, great size and layout with super veiw.
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Garry W wrote a review 17 May
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Only stopped the one night on the way home from Scotland, but will be returning. Lovely property set in beautiful gardens with countryside views all around, yet only a 10 minute walk into Ambleside. We were on a motorbike which was safely left overnight in the secluded gated yard to the front of the property, with ample parking for cars. Great breakfast choice, freshly cooked to order. There really was nothing not to like.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jill Horrax, Owner at Crow How Country Guest House
Responded 6 days ago
We're delighted you enjoyed your short time here - we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Audrey K wrote a review 11 May
Lancaster, Pennsylvania6 contributions
We stayed at Crow How for a week while touring the Lake District. It is a beautiful old house that sits on several landscaped acres next to a farm. Our room,#1, had large windows overlooking the farm where we could watch the lambs and calves play. It is a great location as you can walk into Ambleside safely in about 15 minutes where there are numerous good restaurants and shops. The bus stop is close if you don’t want to drive. They served a nice breakfast each morning. We will definitely stay here again should we come back to this area.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again.
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liverpool_visitors wrote a review 5 May
Liverpool, United Kingdom87 contributions86 helpful votes
Stayed for a few days following the May Bank holiday. This was the first time that we had stayed at Ambleside and it was a real treat. The term "B&B" doesn't convey the feeling of the place. It was peaceful, relaxing, charming. We were greeted by the owner (Jill) and went up to our room (Number 4). It was a really good size with a huge bed / small fridge / great bathroom and otherwise really well appointed. The breakfast was generous and set us up for the day. 'Crow How' is close to Ambleside (about a 15 minute walk) but has none of the hustle and bustle of being in the town. It is also on the local bus route and is convenient for getting to other parts of the Lakes. Altogether a lovely place with charming hosts who set out to make your stay as pleasant as you want it to be.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room 4 overlooks the garden and cricket club
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your great review. We're delighted you enjoyed a relaxing time and we hope to see you again.
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BMG wrote a review 1 May
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Great location, easy to access both Ambleside and Grasmere. Room was very nice with fab view of garden and beyond. It was nice not to have to book a breakfast time and order in advance. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the Lake District.
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US$150 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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crow how country house hotel ambleside
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crow How Country Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Crow How Country Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.6 miles), Rydal Hall Gardens (0.7 miles), and Golden Rule (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crow How Country Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Crow How Country Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Crow How Country Guest House?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Crow How Country Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crow How Country Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Kysty Ambleside, and Copper Pot Cafe.
Is Crow How Country Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are there any historical sites close to Crow How Country Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (3.0 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.0 miles), and Bridge House (0.7 miles).
Does Crow How Country Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.