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Hillsdale in Ambleside
Ranked #8 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic on every level!”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Just got back from a night here only regret was not stating longer!
George was so welcoming, breakfast was great and room was really nice. We were in room 8-king room really lovely set out.
Nothing was too much trouble and anything you needed was to hand.
Def be stayin again!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
It is wonderful to read such positive comments on here and to be given full marks! Thank you so much - reviews such as these make our job so rewarding.

Please remember to CALL US DIRECT or book through our OWN WEBSITE for the BEST RATES next time you come to stay! :0)
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a last-minute one night stay at Hillsdale. It was absolutely perfect. Lovely room, very clean and beautifully decorated. The hospitality from George and Lindsey was second to none. Perfect location for exploring Ambleside and the surrounding area with parking facilities available. Breakfast was very good. Good choice, freshly prepared. and very tasty! We will definitely be returning for a longer stay!!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Aww, Thank you! What a lovely Review you have written on here for us…"Perfect" Well, we cannot ask for more than that can we? :0) We look forward to seeing you again in the future - don't forget to BOOK DIRECT by phone or our own website for the best deals!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Just got back from a couple of lovely days in Ambleside staying at the Hillsdale B&B. What a little gem in the heart of the village! A lovely, clean and beautifully decorated B&B throughout the breakfast was amazing and the owners George and Lindsay made a great stay even better, so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend Hillsdale to anyone wanting to stay in central Ambleside, we will definitely be back! Thank you George and Lindsay!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
We would like to express our gratitude to you for posting this really great and positive review for us on here. Thank you for the lovely comments about our breakfasts - we are always pleased to see how guests appreciate the things we do. Also, your very flattering remarks about the decor of the house have been very gratefully received. Reviews such as this are really uplifting for us.

Do remember to BOOK DIRECT through our own website or by phone to get the best prices if you come to stay with us again. - George and Lindsey
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Welcoming and lovely B&B with great central location and parking. Our room was lovely with nice extra touches and a great ensuite. Breakfast was fantastic - hot and very tasty. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the lovely review you have posted on here for us. We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and that our breakfast was a big hit!!

It would be lovely to have you come for a return visit some time - if you do, please remember to call us to BOOK DIrECT for the guaranteed best rates.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is our third visit to the Hillsdale in Ambleside and i'm pleased to say our expectations were met once again....the B&B is just as perfect as we remembered it and we would not stay anywhere else in Ambleside. We have just returned from the most wonderful three days in the Lakes. We were blessed with wonderful weather and great hosts who have great tips for walks and things to do locally. George and Lyndsey make everyone feel welcome. The breakfasts are scrumptious, the atmosphere is so relaxed and we met some lovely people (who also seem to regularly come back to stay here so another sign of happy guests) and had nice chats at breakfast time. The rooms have been decorated with love and care giving the B&B a homely feeling (especially the fairy lights in the Breakfast room and candels ion the hallway. The rooms are warm, clean and airy and we had a wonderful view of the snow covered fells from our bedroom window (top floor). Plenty of hot water for a shower after long walks morning and night! Comfy beds and peace and quiet (no noise from other rooms) and everything you would need in a room (hair dryer, TV, biscuits, tea and hot chocolate!). Everyone we met in Ambleside was so friendly to us and I would recommend the Unicorn for live folk music and pub grub, next door Bakery for fresh sandwiches for walks and Matthew's Bistro for a special meal out! This B&B would suit all age ranges young, old and families. Jane and Chris 01Mar14

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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Staying here at the moment for a midweek 2 day break. Having visited the lakes a few times we have to say it's the best place we have stayed at. George and Lynsey have the most gorgeous B&B that we will without a doubt be coming back to. We stayed in room 1 the superior room which was spacious with a fab ensuite. This B&B is a real gem in Ambleside if your thinking of staying in the area we have no hesitation in recommending the Hillsdale. We love the candles by the front door at night it makes it a really inviting place and. Well done George and Lynsey for making us welcome hope to see you again later on in the year.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed here for Valentines weekend. George the owner welcomed us on arrival, he was very helpful with recommendations for local walks. Our room was at the top of the house No 7, it was beautifully decorated with nice little touches e.g. Rose petals and chocolates on the bed on arrival . The bathroom is lovely with a great sized walk in shower. Breakfast was good too, usual choices of cereals , fresh fruit , yogurt , juices and full cooked options ( vegetarian sausage option or facon would have been nice). Dining room is lovely and bright . Very central location ,would recommend and definitely stay again. The only lakes B&B I've stayed at where breakfast is up to a civilised 9.15 am.

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Property: Hillsdale in Ambleside
Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillsdale in Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming Visit Britain 4*Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre in the very heart of the English Lake District, Wainwright's Walking Country. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled - as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. ... more   less 
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