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“Lovely boutique hotel”

Ambleside Waterhead
Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Owner description: Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town. But don't worry! There is an Electric Bus that take you into the centre of Ambleside. It is well worth the trip. The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you. If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended! For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner. Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District. He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes. He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies. Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Excellent personal service and very good food.right on Lake Windermere ,within easy walk of the lovely town of Ambleside. Choose a luxury lake view room and you won't be disappointed. Lake steamers sail regularly from opposite the hotel. Parking outside or in the car park is always easy . Although by the road,there is no noise at night .

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great location and spectacular views on a sunny day. Close to Ambleside town and lots of restaurants and hotels near by

Thank Jacquie B
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Sailed from Bowness to Ambleside walked along the lakeside and found an excellent hotel and bar. Very welcoming. Staff very friendly and a great lunch. Nice not to feell rushed. Will be back.

2  Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We visited early April during a sunny spell of weather. The staff were superb throughout the two days, always helpful and willing to offer advice, particularly the barman who talked us through the menu. Our room was spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The food on offer from a late snack at the bar through to an evening meal was well presented and high quality. To our surprise we found the bar offered better value food than the local pub yet it was served in far superior surroundings. A great location for walking and relaxing.

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Another lovely stay in this hotel on the edge of Windermere . To get the best view you need to book a lake view room although these are quite expensive . Really good breakfasts and meals in both the restaurant and bar . Nice turn down service where they top up your coffee and tea in the room .We will be back.

2  Thank marcyNorthYorkshire
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