I struggled with the rating of this property, swinging between 3 and 4. In the end I came down on the lower side for a couple of almost silly reasons.
This is the second time I have stayed here, so it must have been pretty good the first time when there is plenty of alternative accommodation around. The place is spotlessly clean, very stylish and comfortable, with some great views.
The views were part of the problem in a way. The owners obviously decided that guests had to see them. At the windows there were no curtains, just blinds. This meant that you had the blinds either down, blocking any natural light, or up giving absolutely NO privacy, especially for the rooms facing the main road and the pub car park.
The bathroom of the room we were in was fabulous, it really was. Obviously quite new and well appointed. Right down to the smoked glass mirror above the sink.
Have you ever tried shaving in a smoked glass mirror? Trust me it is next to impossible to get a good job done. As my partner commented, "Just as well I don't want to do any close up work".
The kettle in the room did not hold enough water to fill both the mugs.
All this might seem like nit-picking, and I suppose it is, but it all added up to take away from what otherwise would be a BRILLIANT b&b. The breakfast is terrific, the staff are not in your face and friendly enough, the location is superb..........
Just get these style things sorted!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully designed boutique style bed and breakfast guest accommodation in the heart of the English Lake District in the delightful village of Coniston. Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston are just a few minutes walk away. Rather than being a traditional Lake District hotel, all of our rooms are offered on a bed and breakfast (B&B) basis, with local amenities from shops to dining just a few steps away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lakeland House Hotel Coniston
- Lakeland House Coniston, Lake District