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“Perfect place to relax in the lakes”

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Summer Hill Country House
Ranked #7 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We were looking for something a bit special to celebrate a significant anniversary this week and this delightful place ticked all the boxes. The house was so typical of the lakes and the views were amazing. The rooms were tastefully decorated and had all amenities you needed for a perfect break including free wifi, ensuite, tea and coffee, along with special touches of home made chocolates and biscuits. We were greeted by Patsy and Mike the proprietors on arrival and served home made cakes and tea they were genuinely interested in us and our plans for our break and offered advice on the area where to eat and how to make the most of our stay avoiding some of the madness the popularity of the lakes creates. Food was amazing, cooked to perfection and mostly locally sourced , Mike too had funny anecdotes and tales whilst serving us all at breakfast. We had a fabulous break and have come home truly relaxed and would recommend this charming country house and it's wonderful surroundings and hope to return again soon.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Just got back from a three day break at Summer Hill, what a lovely place. Mike and Patsy made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. This is a great base to see the lakes but more importantly at Summer Hill Patsy cooked an amazing breakfast with local sausage & bacon and other tasty delights. We could not fault the cleanliness, service and scenery or the funny little jokes that Mike amused us with at breakfast. Amazing place to stay with friendly, genuine hosts and would love to go back in the future.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

I would recommend this Hotel to our friends and work colleges B&B but not able to get evening meal, but not a problem as eating out is very enjoyable as the area of Hawkshead and Coniston has plenty of bars and restaurants.

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cloudyvalley, Owner at Summer Hill Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Good point to make that we aren't a Hotel but definitely a B and B, however we do some full board weekends in the winter, so contact us directly for details.

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

After especially flying over from Germany to spend some time biking in the Lakes Distric we were heartly welcome by our hosts. Tea and cakes in the sun in the lovely garden, what a start to a wonderfull week. Everything was perfect and we really felt at home. Everything required was available. Bike friendly...
Thanks to you both, we will definately come back again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank TKWOLF
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Truly excellent B&B. Patsy and Mike were great hosts. Breakfast and rooms cannot be faulted and location immediately next to Grizedale Forrest is exceptional. The freshly baked cakes and personal greeting from Patsy on arrival was a really nice touch.

Accommodation is very bike friendly with wash and storage facilities provided.

What more can you ask for in a B&B.

Amazing- we'll be back!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank mario w
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Spent 1 night at this lovely B and B with sister and parents. From the delicious homemade cakes and tea served to us on arrival, to the beautiful locally sourced breakfast, everything showed care and attention to detail. The rooms were immaculately clean and comfortable, with a wonderful hospitality tray and well stocked bathroom. We enjoyed the rural surroundings and lovely garden, spotting a variety of birds and even the elusive red squirrel. We just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank-you.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Spent 2 nights at Summer Hill during first visit to Lake District. Wonderful welcome by Patsy with her scumptious homemade cakes and superb hospitality. Patsy and Mike have a lovely property with excellent facilities and attention to detail, in a super location with stunning views - small but perfectly formed!! Would thoroughly recommend them and hope to make a return before too long. Thank you

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank DinalC
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Additional Information about Summer Hill Country House

Address: Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside LA22 0PP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £96 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer Hill Country House is situated between the popular and picturesque villages of Hawkshead and Coniston.The house dating back to the 1700's has been refurbished to a very high standard bringing together the traditional features of a large Lakeland residence with contemporary guest accommodation.The house overlooks the tiny hamlet of Hawkshead Hill and the south facing rooms look out on the surrounding fells. The renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows is within easy walking distance.Summer Hill is an excellent base from which to explore the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District. You can leave your car in our car park if you wish, and after breakfast, served in in our dining room with its feature fireplace, set off to enjoy the area on foot.Return and relax in the guest lounge or enjoy a well-deserved soak in the four-poster spa bath. ... more   less 
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