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“Lakeland Gem”
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Slack Cottage
Ranked #36 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Slack Cottage is a bed and breakfast of a very high standard. The rooms are lovely with outstanding views in a peaceful setting. Your hosts Chris and Liz ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. My friend and I look forward to our visits, as we enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the exceptional hospitality provided by Chris and Liz. If you want peace and tranquillity with lovely rooms, nice views and exceptional hospitality, with a very good breakfast to set you up for the day, then Slack Cottage is the place to stay. You won't be disappointed.
Kath Cleveleys

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank kath b
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

....and that was the only thing we had to regret. We spent here fantastic 11 days. Slack cottage really exceeded all of our expectattons. A peaceful and secluded place with stunning views of the lake Windermere, a charmingly decorated house and last but not least very friendly hosts: Liz & Chris. We didn*t miss anything, not even the busy world outside.
Thanks for all and take care.
Sabine & Jens from Berlin

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Jens A
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We arrived at Slack cottage and were immediately captivated by the amazing views and surroundings, Were made to feel very welcome by our hosts Chris and Liz, we loved the room which was immaculately presented. The breakfast was very enjoyable and would highly recommend this place for those who enjoy peaceful breaks with tranquil surroundings and excellent hosts. An absolute must to sample the delights of the lake district.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank 334alexj1
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

What a wonderful way to celebrate a special anniversary in such an idyllic setting far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. To wake up in the morning to the views and sounds that greet you when you look out of your bedroom window overlooking Lake Windermere is something breathtaking. Intimate, tranquil, everything and more than we could ever have expected. Our room was charming, the food delicious, and our hosts, Liz and Chris, were so welcoming. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. Pete & Linda.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
6  Thank klaus g
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Slack cottage is one of the farms that Beatrix Potter invested in during her life. After driving through the Lake District and the Hilltop area, I can see why she did. The scenery is awe-inspiring and the flowers were the most vibrant colors I've ever seen. Slack Cottage resembles the farm house that you would see in the early 1900's. For all intends and purposes, it is still that farm house from the 1900's. The inside is refurbished to reflect what we are used to seeing today. After speaking with the owners, they mentioned that the Ms. Potters Trust doesn't allow them to make too many adaptations to the house. The slate floor in the kitchen is the same floor that was placed when Beatrix purchased the property. The house stone is in the same stone and in same layout as it was during Beatrix's time. This is what made this B&B so cool to me and my family. The owners of the B&B were very friendly and very open about their lives. They asked us questions about our holiday and seemed genuinely interested in hearing our travels. Very awesome indeed!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

My fiancee and I have recently returned from a week's holiday in the Southern part of the Lake District. Slack Cottage in High Wray was our chosen B&B, as it offered idyllic accommodation with views over Lake Windermere.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our hosts, Liz and Chris, a charming couple who welcomed us to their beautiful home, which in all ways fulfilled our hopes and expectations.
Our stay at Slack cottage was superb, we enjoyed fabulous food at the breakfast table; delightful accommodation within a homely and friendly attmosphere.
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Thank you Liz and Chris from Peter and Jan

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Me and my partner stayed at Slack Cottage last weekend and we had a very pleasant time. The location and room was great and we found the hosts very welcoming. A big five-out-of-five for the breakfast! Would definitely stay there again if ever back in the area :)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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5  Thank 131Izzy
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Address: High Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #36 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £87 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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