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May Cottage Bed & Breakfast

May Cottage Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW England
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#9 of 33 B&Bs in Bowness-on-Windermere
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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)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
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English
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Gareth wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you want a cosy, comfortable friendly place to stay, look no further. Joan and Simon offer a warm welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The beds are large and comfortable, the breakfast has a long list of options and is freshly cooked to your liking. There is parking on site, which is important in this area. And right on the doorstep is Bowness. Perfect for a relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graham H wrote a review Sept 2023
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Many thanks to Joan and Simon for a wonderful stay the breakfast was excellent the room was comfortable and very quiet the information in which Simon and Joan give us about the area was priceless we have had a lovely 4 days and are coming back in October many thanks Graham debs
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TOTY1969 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had the most delightful 3 night stay at May Cottage. A beautiful, traditional cottage situated in a quiet spot but only a few minutes walk from pubs, restaurants and a quaint high street full of some wonderful arts and craft, boutiques, souvenir shops and confectionery. Our room was lovely with everything you could want and the kingsize bed was super comfortable. The ensuite was spacious with an easy to use, powerful shower. Everything was spotlessly clean. Our full, cooked breakfast was one of the best we've had, the garlic mushrooms were delicious. The owners Simon and Joan, are a lovely and so welcoming. I would highly recommend May Cottage, we will be staying again in 2024!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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CatherineMartin wrote a review Jul 2023
Cambridge6 contributions15 helpful votes
Excellent B&B just a few minutes walk into the centre of Bowness. We stayed in room 1 which was great for us, large comfortable bed, great fluffy pillows and 2 chairs next to the window to enjoy a morning cuppa. Simon and Joan could not have been more accommodating, such a lovely friendly couple, we thoroughly enjoyed breakfast, and it was so nice to sit and chat. Thank you again, we will definitely be back. Derek & Mary, Chorley, Lancs
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Suzi M wrote a review May 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom40 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable 3 night stay at May Cottage. Joan and Simon are excellent hosts, giving a warm welcome on our arrival and providing a great service throughout. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, the beds comfortable and room well appointed. Breakfast was pre-ordered, which I think is a great idea, was well prepared and presented and delicious. It set us up for the day. There were plenty of books and leaflets about the local area which we could borrow, and suggestions for evening meals were spot on. I have no hesitation in highly recommending May Cottage for other travellers to this area.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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mathews687 wrote a review May 2023
Formby, United Kingdom164 contributions84 helpful votes
Spent three nights at May Cottage we had a warm friendly welcome from Joan & Simon we were given a first floor front room which was very nice with a good size ensuite The room had a good selection of Tea Coffee milk and biscuits and some lovely toiletries.and was very clean as was the whole house.. Breakfast was ordered the night before which had a Excellent selection I would recommend the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and tomato served on a muffin a nice alternative to a cooked breakfast.There is parking at the rear of the B &B .May cottage is very convenient for the centre of Bowness with all it's various activities
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rassic wrote a review Apr 2023
East Kilbride, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful experience, best B&B we have ever stayed. The location, cleanliness, food, the quality of the beds, shower/bathroom were all 5 star. It was the little details like that makes the May Cottage different like makeup remover clothes, presentation of the breakfast (great strong coffee),the full English and salmon /shambled eggs were the best, free parking etc. Joan and Simon are the friendliest and most helpful owners I have ever met, we will return to Bowness and it will be the May Cottage every time.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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John B wrote a review Mar 2023
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We have just returned from a 2 night stay at May Cottage. It was exceptional, with a really lovely warm welcome from hosts Joan and Simon, who went out of their way to make sure we had everything we required. Our room was spotlessly clean and warm, with an amazingly comfortable, huge bed. We had a delicious cooked breakfast each morning too! We will definitely be going back .......
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Pauline M wrote a review Mar 2023
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Stayed here for 2 nights. The hosts Joan and Simon did everything to make us feel at home at May Cottage, Great nights sleep, exceptional breakfast. Spa passes big plus. Close to the centre of Windermere. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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darren p wrote a review Mar 2023
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Our first visit to this lovely area and we couldn't of chosen a better b&b. Joan and Simon met us with a warm welcome as we arrived and showed us to our room on the first floor ( room 1) . The room was spacious and very clean and every little detail had been carefully thought of down to the tea and coffee facilities and the lovely toiletries in the modern bathroom. Towels white and fluffy and bath mat provided. Wonderful deep bath and powerful shower. The super king bed was very comfortable with very good quality bedding enabling a good night's sleep. Breakfast had to pre- ordered the night before which was not a problem for us. We were warmly welcomed at breakfast and the quality was second to none as was the presentation. Joan and Simon both ensured that we had everything we needed and that everything was alright. They both spent time with us ensuring we had all the information we needed to make the most of our stay . They had excellent knowledge and experience of the area. The location of May Cottage is literally not even 5 minutes walk away from the high street where there is a great choice of gift shops and eating places as well as pubs, and best of all Windermere lake itself where we would highly recommend a boat trip . Thankyou Joan and Simon for your warm and friendly hospitality and we will definitely be back!.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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 Lakes Gallery (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 Graze, Boardwalk Bar & Grill, and Lago.
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).