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Merlin House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
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8 reviews
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“Great B&B!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights while attending a wedding nearby and could not have wished for a better place. The owners are very friendly and helpful, the room was lovely and the breakfast was great - just the thing for a fuzzy head after celebrating!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I arrived mid afternoon on a motorcycle soaking wet after being turned away from three other B&B's in the village, my reception at the Merlin House could not have been more welcoming.
My room was spacious spotlessly clean and very comfortable, breakfast was and accommodation by far the best on my travels, will defiantly return hopefully in better weather, keep up the good work Anne.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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7 Thank ejpoole
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

we found this place as we where pasing through on motorcycles and the couple was excellent and very friendly. the b&b was excellent the breakfast was very nice. the pubs is just 1 min walk away and very nice with nice food. we would definitly return there.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Chris N
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blackburn, lancs
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

couldn't have asked for a better spot to stay and the accommodation was very clean cottage like, lovely people who run the house, got lot's of information from them for us to start our day, when we come back to hawkshead we will be staying here again for sure. we like a good clean place to stay and this was definitely that. we had a lovely breakfast every morning, the only problem for us was that we had to come home so we will be back for sure.

Room Tip: we had a room facing the front of the house was wonderful to wake up to the sun shining in,
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank caseymonica
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I and my partner have stayed several times with Ed & Annie at Merlin House and it's always been a pleasure.
Knowledgable, friendly and helpful hosts and a great location on the doorstep of Hawkshead, the Lakes prettiest village.
The two rooms we always stayed in have a great view of Latterbarrow, always a lovely sight to wake up to.
Comfortable and clean rooms and a breakfast made from local produce. Private parking off the road.
Their location is perfect for access by road to Ambleside, Coniston and Bowness/Windermere, and there are may walks in and around the area. Perfect proximity to Hawkshead and it's welcoming pub's for those rainy days when you can't face a trek through the drizzle.
I look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank ROB M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We booked at the last minute having tried over 30 other establishments. We didn't have high expectations and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. There was a warm welcome, the owner was pleased to provide information about the local village and the room had everything we required.

We had a very comfortable stay and the breakfast was fantastic. Hawkshead village centre is literally footsteps away and the property was easy to find.

The bathroom was a little on the small side but perfectly practical for a short stay and typical of this style of accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

My daughter and I stayed with Annie and Ed in August for a family wedding. We had traveled from Canada to spend two nights in the Lake District ! Annie and Ed could not have been more welcoming. We stayed in the room that had a single and a double bed which was great as my twelve year old had her own space and so did I . The breakfast was bigger than you could imagine. Local sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and more. Annie could not have been kinder if she had tried! She even gave us a lift to the wedding as I had hurt my leg before arriving and despite me saying I would get a taxi, she was insistent that she would take us. My daughter also loved Annie's sense of humour . The B and B is in a great location to take a two minute stroll into Hawkeshead with some lovely pubs to visit and great fish and chips at one of the cafes. l I would highly recommend the Merlin House as a friendly and welcoming home to stay in. Annie could not have done more to make our stay a memorable one.Thank you Annie for a lovely time.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Merlin House Bed & Breakfast

Property: Merlin House Bed & Breakfast
Address: Merlin House Main Street | Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merlin House is in the beautiful, ancient village of Hawkshead - world famous for its Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth connections. Situated in the Esthwaite Valley, Hawkshead is the perfect centre for whatever type of lakeland holiday you wish to enjoy. Esthwaite Lake is nearby with its organic fishery is a paradise for both the trout and pike fisherman. Tackle and boats can be hired on site. Merlin house is on the northern edge of the village and all three of our letting rooms overlook open fields to Latterbarrow. We have two doubles and one twin/family rooms, all are en suite with colour televisions and hospitality trays for our guests, each room also has a mini fridge. There is ample car parking in the garden, a rare feature in the village! And we are completely Non smoking. ... more   less 
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Merlin House Bed & Breakfast Hawkshead, Lake District

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