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“Short break in the lakes”
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Ferndale Lodge
Ranked #71 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Spent three very comfortable nights here on a trip to the lakes. The room was compact but very clean and well equipped. The staff are welcoming and friendly. There is free parking at the rear of the guest house which is useful (although can be a tight fit!). There are a good selection of breakfasts to choose from, including traditional lakes breakfast with some very tasty Cumberland sausages. As the location is so close to the centre of town it's just a two minute walk to the shops, banks, pubs and restaurants.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

It is what it is, basic clean accommodation. It's cheap and that's all you get. I come to the lakes to be out and about and just need somewhere to sleep. This place has no frills, just a clean place to sleep.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

An excellent location, just a few minutes from the centre of town, the bus station and the start of several walks. Rooms are small but clean, comfortable and perfectly well equipped. Breakfasts are tasty and nicely presented in the front lounge. The owner is friendly and very helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back of the house are quiter
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

I stayed here to attend my University (of Cumbria) residency: I was looking for a cozy and friendly place to spend my week and I have to say that I was satisfied.
The location is close to the campus (5 minutes on foot) and to the city center; people are really amazing and friendly and whatever good you can need by your stay.
Even the room, despite being small, is comfortable and clean.
Resuming: a good (and cheap) shot if you want to spend some days at the lakes...

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Good for the price, we stayed in the annexe which was ideal with a dog. Nice breakfast with a veggie option and a decent sized room. Excellent location and free parking is helpful. Lots of lovely restaurants and shops nearby. We hoe to return soon.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

Excellent position. Ideal for local restaurants etc. comfortable room which was spotlessly clean. As others have said, the parking is a bit tight, not helped by turning up in a Land Rover. We had to leave it in the public car park next door for two out of four nights, but at the cost of £1 per night it just wasn't a problem.
We would go back if we went back to Ambleside.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Although I have stayed at Rob's several times before this is the first time I have written a review. The fact that I have stayed several times previously is a bit of a give away about how much I value this Gem. The rooms are clean and are large enough to sleep two adequately. Bathrooms are clean and the shower (although not power, which of course is good in today's climate of carbon footprint!!) is fine. The breakfast is always excellent and Rob always has a lovely choice of
fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals to start with prior to a full English fry up, if you can manage it. There is free parking at the back on the property which is another brilliant part of this B&B because parking in Ambleside is at best, interesting. Sheila, Rob and Anne are very welcoming and nothing is to much trouble.
One thing it does lack is a drying room for those very rare wet days in the lakes when you come back from a walk drenched!!! Obviously this hasn't been to much of a problem or I wouldn't keep going back however it would be an advantage.
I would highly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter and I like room 2 as it is on the ground floor and after a hard day in...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #71 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £58 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ferndale Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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