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“Best Kept Secret in the Lake District!”

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Cote How Lakeland Venue
Ranked #4 of 5 Rydal B&B and Inns
Buckinghamshire, UK
1 review
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“Best Kept Secret in the Lake District!”
Reviewed 30 October 2006

Cote How is a terrific family-friendly B & B and we had a superb 3- night stay there in October 2006. The quiet, rural location provides great access to walking trails yet is close to Rydal and Ambleside for sightseeing. Our Loughrigg Suite was roomy, spotless, tastfully decorated, with lovely forest views. Hosts David and Caroline and family were very welcoming, and especially kind to our 5 year old child and our Labrador. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Liked — The hosts running it - they made the B & B a home for us
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay there more than 3 days!
  • Tips/Secrets — Book early - there are only 3 rooms, and only one designated for travellers with a dog
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
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2 Thank MumDadKidDog
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Reviewed 30 August 2006

August was our second stay at Cote How having stumbled across it by accident in April. I doubt you could find a warmer welcome anywhere else. David and Caroline did everything they could to make our stay a good one. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and are more than happy to help with walking routes etc. To say that the house is beautiful is an understatement; retaining its historical feel and complimented with tasteful, high quality furnishings, gorgeous colour schemes and the biggest most comfortable bed you could ever imagine (Loughrigg suite)! Surrounded by beautiful fells and the river and lake at the bottom of the garden, the views are breathtaking. Also many places for outings or walks are within easy reach of its location. We took our dogs for four nights and they also thoroughly enjoyed their stay, admiring in particular the abundance of sheep and rabbits, they did paddle in the lake too. Breakfast is excellent (more toast and coffee!) and vegetarians are catered for. Cote How is a very special place!

  • Liked — Beautiful, high quality, convenient location, large rooms, quiet
  • Tips/Secrets — Book for more than one night! Include a weekend day to experience the tea room.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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2 Thank apee
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Reviewed 16 August 2006

We stayed for a long weekend at Cote How Guesthouse and loved every minute of it. From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome by the owners Caroline and David. Our room, the Rydal Suite, was gorgeous - huge and tastefully furnished with an orginal cast iron bath. The setting is idyllic only 10 mins walk from Ambleside. On the Saturday, we were keen to do a long walk and on David's advice we did the Fairfield Horseshoe, which started just over the road from the guesthouse - it was a fabulous walk with breathtaking views. We really felt we had earnt the lovely breakfast the next morning. Cote How is a lovely relaxing guesthouse - we can't recommend it enough!

  • Liked — Lovely room, lovely location
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Brittney1973
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Additional Information about Cote How Lakeland Venue

Property: Cote How Lakeland Venue
Address: Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LW, England (Formerly Cote How Organic Guest House)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Rydal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rydal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive, unique and romantic Lakeland venue with five star accommodation, naturally secluded by river fell and woodland. Cote How specialises in small intimate celebrations of all kinds. Exclusive use of our historical 16th century venue also includes four acres of grounds, with an adjacent field down to the lake shore of Rydal Water, the Bluebell woods and the River Rothay. A picturesque wooden footbridge leads to Rydal church just 200m away. There are few lakeland venues with such a picture perfect location for your wedding or special occasion. NOTE: we no longer offer single room B and B but can offer whole house exclusivity for short breaks and weekends minimum 6 adult bookings. Please telephone to make an enquiry ... more   less 
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