In my time, I have stayed in many hotels, guesthouses and B&B's, all of which had good and bad points, but I simply cannot fault Hillside. The location is great for exploring the town, being a very short walk away from all the amenities. There was a warm welcome from owners Richard and Wendy, and even though there was a full house, you got the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Richard offered help and advice on restaurants and daytrips in the area. His local knowledge is extensive, and he even loaned us a road map of the Lake District.
I booked the twin room, which was warm (on a very cold night), and spacious. Both the room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. I have to say that the beds were very comfortable, and both of us slept really well. High quality tea, coffee and biscuits were provided, along with hot chocolate and Kendal mintcake.
We came down in the morning to another cheerful greeting from Richard, and a delicious breakfast, again using high quality and locally-sourced produce. It was also interesting to learn from talking to the other guests, that for several of them this was a return visit - always a good sign.
This business deserves to succeed - Richard and Wendy really care about their guests, and we will definitely be going back.More
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