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“"Lovely family,Lovely B&B"”
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High Dale house
Ranked #73 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Derby
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“"Lovely family,Lovely B&B"”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Myself, my husband and our little terrier -Mabel have just returned from a perfect 3 night break at Kent House.
Simon- thank you for being so helpful, advising us on "dog friendly "pubs and resturants and also great walks around Ambleside, nothing was too much trouble-you even politely laughed when Mabel tried to chase your cat!! (thankfully your cat is a lot cleverer & quicker than she is!)
We have really loved staying at this friendly, beautifully decorated guest house and hope to return again, you are a lovely family and deserve all your great reviews-
See you again soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

We've stayed in Ambleside many times but 1st time at the Kent House booked for 3 nights was so impressed we stayed for an extra night. Simon & Sandra were awesome very helpful in every way, recomending good walks and good restaurants especially The Log House which was beautiful. Room was lovely and clean and the breakfast was to die for. We were also very impressed with their georgeous grand daughter Olivia who is a chip off the old block, chatty and very helpful although shes only five. Will definately be returning.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Me and my husband James stayed at Kent house for three nights 7-10th September 2012.

I'd like to point out that we were very centrally located within the town.

We found many home comforts, from the beds and spacious ensuite rooms to the welcoming atmosphere and offers to dog-sit when going out for the evening.

The house is very clean and tidy with tastefully decorated rooms.

Simon is knowledgeable and very approachable if you want to know any good spots to eat/drink/visit around Ambleside or the surrounding areas. He is a great host as he takes interest in his guests, he will offer advice (without needing to ask) in order to help you get the most out of your stay by making recomendations for walks etc. In my experiance, you dont get this in many BnB's.

One night Simon and Sandra looked after out dogs in their living room as they would'nt settle up in the room. They had offered previously and we had already advised that we were more than happy for them to help out if it was needed. This gave us peace of mind whilst we were out and did'nt have to worry about the dogs being 'okay' as we have experianced when staying at other places in the past.

Breakfast was plentiful and tasty (served between 8-9am) with local produce used, this really set us up for the day. They make an excellent cuppa, (I forgot to ask which tea bags they used actually)

We will need to look no further than Kent house when we next visit the lakes.

*****

Anna, James (Louis and Jemmima)

Room Tip: Room 3 is great for a couple and a dog or two.. Very spacious and modern/shabby chic feel
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Myself, my husband and our 10 year old daughter have just returned from a 2 night stay at Kent House and we will definately be returning. We had a fantastic stay from start to finish. On our arrival we were greeted by Simon and Sandra who were instantly friendly and welcoming. Simon showed us to our room, which was the family room and dog friendly, and it was lovely. We had a separate bathroom but it was only for us which was great and literally right next to our room. Simon was very informative about Ambleside and the many different walks around the area. Nothing was too much trouble for Simon and Sandra and they even said they would look after our dog in the evenings while we went out if we would like them to which we thought was very kind of them. Breakfasts were fantastic with such a variation including cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, full english breakfasts and something on toast. We all really enjoyed our breakfasts and they set us up for the day!! Our daughter absolutely loved it here and cant wait to return!! When we left both Simon and Sandra came to say goodbye to us which we felt was a nice way to end our stay at Kent House. Our only regret is that we didnt stay for longer than 2 nights, we had a lovely time and will definately be returning. Thanks to both for such a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We are regular guests at the Kent House Guest House and would highly recommend a stay.
Simon is incredibly helpful and we have always felt very welcome.
Sandra's breakfast must be the best in Ambleside! Great location, good parking and great views- what more can you ask for!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

We have just returned from a weeks stay with our twin girls and Airedale terrier dog. Simon was extremely welcoming and helpful all week. We opted to park in the public car park and got a free pass for the week which also covered other car parks in the surrounding areas so for us there really wasn't a big parking problem. The room was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The breakfasts courtesy of Sandra and Simon were just delicious. Olivia was also on hand to help out and entertain! Nothing was too much trouble at this B and B. As the week went on it felt more like home from home. We would definitely recommend this child and dog friendly guest house. We will be back!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We arrived at Kent House not really knowing what to expect. We had stayed in Ambleside before and Kent House seemed one of the lowest priced. After we negotiated the difficult parking area with the help of Simon we were very impressed. The welcome we received was warm and friendly. We booked the King room only because it was the last one available but was still one the cheapest in price. The room was lovely and in keeping with the building and the shower room was modern and finished off to a high standard. The breakfast was first class and set us up for th day. Simon was very helpful and was always available to offer his advice/opinion on where to eat/drink etc. All in all the hotel was great value, great location and everything we wanted.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: High Dale house
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside La22 0ad, England (Formerly Kent House)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #73 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Hotel Class:4 star — High Dale house 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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