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“A lovely retreat”
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The Knoll
Ranked #1 of 2 Lakeside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
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“A lovely retreat”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Just what we needed. A quiet spot with a lovely woodland at the back to walk thru. Only a few minutes from Newbie Bridge and Lakeside this is the perfect stay. Aromatic entrance to a cosy (cosy not cramped), lovely hotel. We enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place. Breakfast was a treat - no nasty big fry ups here, quality ingredients some interesting alternatives and absolutely loved the homemade granola.

A great base to explore the lakes district from. Would use again and again......

Room Tip: We had a room at the back it was quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

What a wonderful experience to stay at this hotel recommend it to all. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, so welcoming and beautifully clean and comfortable on suite room. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and we were recommend a pub/restaurant up the road ( masons Arms). This was an absolute delight but would also like to try the hotels restaurant next time.
Looking forward to my next visit to the lakes and staying at The Knoll.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

A lovely house in a peaceful location, but with a few local pubs and hotels in easy reach for a bit of variety. As soon as you enter, the gentley spiced aroma of the living room wafts into the hallway, and the warmth of the open fire hits you. The rooms are comfortable, attractive and warm in cold weather; the staff are welcoming and friendly; and breakfast and dinner are superb! You need a car to get here, but if you have one then there is no excuse not to visit.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Knollers, Owner at The Knoll, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your break with us. It always warms our hearts when we read such a lovely review! Be sure to check our website for offers and book directly with us and we'll guarantee to save you money!

Hope to see you very soon

Warm wishes

Jen Meads
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We've literally just come back from our weekend at The Knoll. We walked through the door to the smell of a real coal fire and the whole house was so inviting. Our room was lovely, very stylish but in keeping with the style of the house and was very quiet with a very comfy bed (we had room 1 at the back of the house). The weather was awful so we spent the afternoon at the spa in the nearby 'Swan Hotel' which is free to use if you're staying at the Knoll & the even provide you with towels. We thought we had the best of both worlds as as lovely as the Swan was, we found it far too noisy (kids & school holidays) & impersonal. We were glad to escape back to the Knoll where we had booked a meal in the restaurant. We rarely eat where we we are staying as we like to go out to eat, but the food was superb! Fantastic romantic ambience and a lovely lounge to chill in. They have put a lot of thought into everything. The decor throughout is lovely and even down to silly things like the background music choices and volume. We both loved it and have added to our list of favourite places to come back to!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Knollers, Owner at The Knoll, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
So very delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for taking the time to review us here.

Warmest wishes

Jen Meads
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

There are not enough words to describe the feeling of pure relaxation that this beautiful guesthouse and its owners/staff make you feel. As soon as you walk through the door you are enveloped in a homely feeling, sprinkled with a bit of heaven! This is the perfect couples retreat with gorgeous bedrooms, cosy guest lounge with relaxing music and real open fire, and romantic meal in the vintage looking dining room where the food can only be described as sensational. Nothing is too much trouble and with an overwhelming drinks selection (speaking of which I recommend the Shiraz!) its the perfect home from home in a scenic setting. I miss it already and only left yesterday! So much so that I am booking again this week for May (it would be sooner if my partner could get the time off work). What a little gem! 10/10! Thank you Denise, Jen and the gang :-) xxxx

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Knollers, Owner at The Knoll, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thanks you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is always good to read that we have made our guests feel relaxed and happy while they stay with us.

I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Be sure to check our website for current deals and special offers.

Warmest wishes

Jen Meads
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Spent 2 nights here as a Christmas gift from my other half. Have to say the main highlights were the lovely lounge, with cosy chairs, log fire and ipod playing in the back ground, gorgeous homemade cake and tea on arrival and of course the yummy perfect breakfast. Some lovely walks nearby and also access to the boat trips around the lake is just down the road. Had a dripping toilet on the first night which the owners weren't aware of, as soon as we told them a plumber was out and sorted it in no time. They gave us loads of info on where to go and where to eat as they don't serve food on Sundays and Mondays the two nights we stayed. Lovely place. You have free access to a pool Jacuzzi and sauna facilities just down the road which is great but the pool is on the small side and there was a child causing havock when we were there but that's not the Knolls fault.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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egypt
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the knoll this was a present from our daughter didn't know what to expect upon arrival we were met by Helen who was very friendly and helpful. We were shown to our room which was very nice lovely a clean gorgeous bedding very warm and cosy we then was brought afternoon tea , also very nice we had breakfast on both mornings it was superb and served by the nicest staff we had one evening meal and I was sorry we didn't have it twice the food is amazing can't praise this place enough will return had a very enjoyable stay didn't get to meet the owner Jill she always seem busy but keeping the hotel as good as it is maybe that's the reason thank you all at the knoll

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Knoll
Address: Lakeside, Lakeside LA12 8AU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Lakeside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lakeside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Knoll 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This tranquil country retreat stands in beautiful grounds at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, surrounded by spectacular woodland. The unwinding begins the moment you arrive. Following a warm welcome, you'll be shown to one of eight beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with its own luxurious en suite bathroom. We've thought of everything, from little treats like complementary toiletries to more practical concerns like hair dryers, Satellite TV, DVD and iPod dock, internet access and your own hospitality tray. We also offer complimentary use of the local four star hotel's health and fitness spa.After that, it's up to you. Our pleasant gardens suggest drinks on the lawn or a lovely outdoor eating experience. Open log fires and a cosy drawing room invite you to curl up and relax. If it weren't for our superb location, you'd never want to go out - but the Lake District beckons, and it's all just waiting to be explored. Need a last minute gift? We can provide vouchers for future stays at the Knoll. Call to book now!! ... more   less 
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The Knoll Hotel Lakeside
Knoll Newby Bridge
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The Knoll Lakeside, Lake District

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