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“Great location, lovely room”
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Lake House
Ranked #16 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxfordshire
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138 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely room”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed here in April. Booked room 3 as read it had great views, it has! Nice buffet breakfast. Lovely walk out of the back of the hotel well worth doing.
Fantastic views of Windermere. Ambleside a mile away.

Room Tip: Room three overlooking the lake.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thanks for your review we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed Lake House and it's location, and hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Fantastic building surrounded by pretty gardens, right by the lake and hills. A short ten minute walk into Ambleside. Great service, pleasant, spacious room and tasty breakfast. Highly recommend it! Would definitely stay again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
"Perfect for Ambleside" really like this, it sounds like it has summed up your break away and we are pleased you had an enjoyable stay in Ambleside.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Highly recommended for couples. A wonderful location with fantastic views. We stayed in one of the Superior Rooms which couldn't be faulted. Breakfast was buffet style with a great choice of full English or Continental items. Very helpful staff-what more could you need.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor we appreciate the feedback and we are delighted that you had a wonderful time with us at Lake House, we look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

The lake house was booked for my husband and I for our 40 th wedding anniversary by our two daughters. Great location. We had room 1. Ideal as my husband has chronic back problems. Lake House is very nice. I guess lacks a bit of charm and personal touch. There never seemed to be anyone on reception. Breakfast buffet style. Adequate. Esp if you managed to get a window table. Would return. Received free bottle of wine as the hotel had been booked directly with them. Sister hotel the Regent. Didn't go as we had booked restraints in Ambleside.

  • Stayed April 2014
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Since 2010 the Lake House has become an annual fixture in our diary. Visiting in February/March it is ideally located for all that we need in the Lake District. The room (with lake view), the staff, the service, and the breakfast are all excellent. In addition there is the associated (& locally situated) Regent Hotel where you can enjoy a drink and a meal if you prefer not to go into Ambleside. We like the walk in and out of Ambleside in the evening (where there are a good number of excellent restaurants) so have not to date eaten at the Regent but the menu looks good and if we were too tired after a days walking, or if the weather was bad then we will certainly give the Regent restaurant a try in the future.
All in all Jason has a great team at the Lake House who will make you very welcome and he leads from the front. We strongly recommend it can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
'Excellent in all respects' well it really doesn't get much better than this thank you, I am delighted that you had another enjoyable stay with us at Lake House and we all look forward to seeing you again when you visit Ambleside.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here on a visit from Canada to England in April 2012. We were looking forward to this leg of our journey, and the Lake House did not disappoint! This place is directly across the street from Windermere Lake. Lovely views. Comfortable rooms. Charming ambiance. What more could we ask for? Oh yes...an absolutely delicious breakfast! It's hard to go wrong when staying in the Lake District, and this place is no exception. We'd definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
“Lovely place to stay in the Lake District!” thank you for this fantastic review, we are delighted that we lived up to expectations and when you visit England again you must look us up.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We know the Lake District very well and usually stay in our touring caravan in quieter areas. This short 4 day trip was with brother and wife from London who do not know the Lakes. I decided that Ambleside would be central for giving them a taste of the area. We both found Lake House on TripAdvisor and agreed the reviews looked good. I also knew the location would be good - easy to find, close to lake Windermere, close enough to walk into Ambleside but far enough from the centre to be quiet. We arrived in the morning, not expecting to get in, but were told we could leave our car if we wished and were given a time we could expect to get into our room. We took a walk around Ambleside, had some lunch and returned when our family arrived from London. The rooms were very good - comfortable, tidy and clean. Ours had a lovely view of the fells looking north beyond Ambleside. We had a good afternoon out and an evening meal in Ambleside. On return to Lake House we sat in the lounge to plan the rest of our stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly as they served our drinks, asking if we had enjoyed our day and coming up with ideas and leaflets - involving other staff members - to help us plan the next day. Breakfast was excellent. Very efficient and friendly service. An excellent choice of food, both hot and cold, and excellent quality. None of the dried up hot stuff that you sometimes get as only small amounts were put out and replenished frequently. A comfortable, friendly, small hotel providing a high standard bed and breakfast accommodation in an excellent location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor we really appreciate the feedback and delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and hopefully we will see you again when you visit Ambleside.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Property: Lake House
Address: Lake Rd | Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family run country house has spectacular views across Waterhead Bay, Windermere Loughrigg Fell and the Langdale Peaks as well as offering stylish, modern and luxurious accommodation. With its country house atmosphere combined with stylish decor and modern luxury touches, not to mention its eighteen gorgeous bedrooms and wonderful raised vistas, Lake House is a perfect place to stay and make your own. Come together in the large, light dining and living area with stunning lake views, or find your own space to relax and escape on one of the lovely reading landings or from the privacy of your large bedroom. Lake House manages to combine grandeur and intimacy in private surroundings for all occasions. Please note, due to the relaxing nature of the building rooms are not suitable for children.Each of the 18 bedrooms are decorated and fitted to the highest standards, all en-suite with TV with DVD, CD players and tea/coffee making facilities. Some superior rooms feature four poster beds and have the best views over Lake Windermere.Traditional Lakeland breakfast is served in the dining room with an array of continental breads, cereals and fruit with wonderful lake and mountain views. Full English is set out for you to help yourself and there are trays for you to take it all up to your room if you so wish - breakfast in bed do it yourself style!! ... more   less 
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