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May Cottage Bed & Breakfast

May Cottage Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW England
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#11 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Welcoming & warm, quiet and comfortable. Just two minutes walk to Lake Windermere, close to the village shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Plus free pass to the Gym and Luxury Spa facilities at an adjacent hotel, with relaxing sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, swim area, and pool bar. The perfect base to explore the beautiful English Lake District.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Gambo88 wrote a review May 2021
23 contributions47 helpful votes
Our children bought me a surprise weekend in May Cottage for my 50th birthday which was in March. We’ve been so looking forward to it since then and we weren’t disappointed. Joan and Simon are amazing hosts and so welcoming. The breakfast was perfect, our room was great, spotlessly clean with a good sized bathroom and a huge comfy bed. It is a few minute walk into the village and the lake where even under these difficult circumstances there’s plenty to do, lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants. We’ll definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
McrDave wrote a review Aug 2020
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom19 contributions14 helpful votes
Returned from a 2 night stay at the May Cottage over the 8-9 August. What a lovely place, a traditional style B & B with good facilities, spotlessly clean , comfortable bed and in a great location for Bowness. Simon and Joan are very friendly hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was cooked fresh both days on a pre order and was delicious. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie e wrote a review Aug 2020
Bradford, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Spent two nights in this spotlessly clean B&B. The beds are very comfortable. Had 2 great nights sleep. Amazing quality breakfast with lots of choice. Joan and Simon are the perfect hosts. I will return.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Chilli-Cymru wrote a review Mar 2020
Peterston-Super-Ely, United Kingdom193 contributions171 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 3 nights at May Cottage, guests of the lovely Joan and Simon. The breakfast was delicious, the room was nicely decorated although a little on the small side but tbat is partly due to the bed being nice and large and very comfortable. The bathrooms are newly refurbished and everything is immaculately clean and beautifully finished. They clearly take great pride in giving the best they can to their guests and they're both also lovely, warm people who deserve to do very well in this business. We would not hesitate to recommend this guest house and would happily stay here for another three nights next time we're in the Lake District.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fred wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
A lovey weekend spent at May Cottage, Simon and Joan were fantastic hosts with great local knowledge of places to eat, visit and shop. Comfy bed in a cosy room, delicious breakfast, a excellent weekend overall. Planning our next visit as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$112 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictBowness-on-Windermere
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Frequently Asked Questions about May Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Lake Windermere (0.3 miles), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (0.3 miles), and The Albert Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Graze, and Folk.
Is May Cottage Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Are there any historical sites close to May Cottage Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (3.5 miles), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (1.3 miles), and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (2.1 miles).