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“THE COTTAGE OF CONTENT”

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Greystone Cottage B&B
Ranked #36 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“THE COTTAGE OF CONTENT”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We have just arrived home after another Delightful 3 Day stay at Greystone Cottage in Windermere. It is 7 years ago since we first stayed at Greystone and we go back every year, we would never stay anywhere else when we are in the Lake District because the Rooms are Lovely & Immaculately clean with Superb Ensuite Bathrooms, The Beds are comfortable ensuring a Good Nights sleep and it's peaceful and quiet even though you are only a few minutes walk away from Windermere with it's Lovely Restaurants & shops. The Hearty Breakfasts are Wonderful and Really set you up for the day. If you go to Greystone cottage for the First time you will be greeted by Janet the owner who is Absolutely Lovely and Bubbly with a Wonderful sense of Humour, You will arrive a stranger but you will leave as a Friend. In the Blue Room at Greystone cottage there is a Little Blue & White plate with a verse which Really sums up Janets Home. It Reads....AS I WAS WANDERING OER THE GREEN, NOT KNOWING WHERE I WENT, BY CHANCE I SAW A PLEASANT SCENE, THE COTTAGE OF CONTENT.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

After spending another week at this lovely B&B (3rd year running) i have finally found the time to input a review to allow others to experience the same. I first came across this little place after arriving at my pre booked B&B 3 years ago to find that they had double booked and my room was not available. After knocking on several doors i was finally greeted by the lovely, bubbly, welcoming Janet (the owner). i was taken to my room which was beautifully decorated with en-suite and tea and coffee facilities, TV and a comfy bed, there are some toiletries in the bathroom which is helpful if you have forgoten you own. This B&B has some nice touches which gives it that warm homely feel with lots of interesting ornaments to look at when having breakfast. Whilst on this subject, the breakfast was a delight, especially when brought to you with the welcoming smile of Janet. This was a well executed breakfast indeed. i hate greasy food and this was done just right with nice quality bacon, sausage and mushrooms. Janet is very informative and helpful about the area so don't be afraid to pick her brains as this may save you a lot of waisted time walking around. I have already booked for next year and can't wait because i now feel that Janet is now a friend.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Devon
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed at Greystone Cottage; with Friends; whilst on a month long tour of England and Scotland. We stayed for 3 nights whilst in the Lake District. A typical stone lakeland cottage; perfect from the outside; however the inside!!!! If you like overdone bric a brac covering all surfaces;including the 2 staircases; then look no further! A veritable alladins cave; and in our opinion; a safety hazard on the staircases and in case of fire! Especially when our friends had paint pots in the cupboard under their sink in the bathroom!! The bedrooms were cluttered with little space for ones own belongings; and the beds low and uncomfortable!! Janet; however; was an extremely pleasant hostess; full of knowledge on the local area; and provided us with an excellent breakfast each day.

Room Tip: Staircases narrow, steep and cluttered so access is not ideal!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We just got home after spending a weekend at Greystones for our 1st wedding anniversary. This was almost as memorable as our wedding day. Janet (landlady) helped my husband organise a large boquet to be in our room for when I arrived. She advised us on places she thought would be enjoyable to us and she was very right!. The whole weekend was perfect. Greystones is a clean, quiet and very welcoming place to stay and Janet very informative, nothing was too much trouble.
The food was of excellent standard with plenty of it and more if needed. The room was comfortable and warm.
We will definately be returning and would recommend this b&b to anyone visiting the Lakes.
Colin & Cath.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in was very comfortable and noise free
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We have just got back from a weekend in Windermere at Greystone. We have been going there about twice a year for the past 9 years (I wish we could go more!!) & we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in the Lakes.We have ALWAYS received a very warm welcome (It's like staying with family!) & Janet is a wonderful hostess - nothing is too much trouble and she has fab knowledge of the local area. We have stayed in all 3 rooms (Red, Blue & Green). All are very nicely decorated with lovely en-suites (double size showers in the red & green rooms) and I have to disagree with Carole (last review) - I think the knick-knacks make the place feel homely & welcoming, rather than like a business.You truly feel like a welcome guest in Janet's HOME! The breakfasts are delicious and plentiful & certainly fill you up until your evening meal! Thank you so much Janet for another wonderful stay - we will be back as soon as possible & I can't wait already! Diane & Paul

Room Tip: Red & Green rooms are on the first floor with double size showersin the en-suites. Green at fron...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed here for a weekend in March to celebrate a friend's birthday. The cottage only has three guest bedrooms so the six of us had the whole place to ourselves which was lovely. It is on the edge of Windermere village on a quiet side street but only a couple of minutes walk into the village. A walk to Bowness took about 20 minutes, easier on the way down than on the way back which is uphill.
The rooms were of a decent size, with large bathrooms and everything was spotlessly clean.
Probably a few too many ornaments and knick-knacks around for my taste , but the place certainly had character. The landlady was incredibly welcoming and friendly, she certainly deserves to be busy. The breakfast was delicious, the full English being supplemented with fruit, toast, cereals etc.
We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Eaglescliffe
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I cannot speak highly enough of this little piece of heavan :-) Since finding this little nugget about 7 years ago now we would not consider staying anywhere else when we visit the Lake District, we always feel that we are going back to visit an old friend. The rooms are so welcoming with the decor quite luxurious, they are spacious and very clean, the bathrooms are large and showers very powerful, the beds are sooooooooooooo comfortable, just the ticket after a hard day walking/shopping :-). What can I say about Janet the owner................the hostess with the mostess:-) her naturaly warm cheery nature makes you feel so welcome and 'at home'. Nothing is too much trouble for her, she is a mine of information regarding places of interest, eataries and walks and her breakfasts are superb and set you up for the day , believe me ,my husband has a big appetite and LOVES Janets breakfasts :-).
The B&B is very well positioned in the centre of Windermere , an easy walk from the station if your not driving, and within a few minutes walk of Bowness and all its bars and the Windermere Lake cruisers.
I wasnt sure about writing this review as the more people that become aware of this little gem increases the possibility of 'No Vacancy' the next time we want to visit.....but decided that a) It would be selfish to keep this place to ourselves, b) Janet deserves acknowledgement /praise for her gold standard B&B and hospitality and c) we would willingly change our holidays to coinside with her vacancies.
Thanks again Janet , you know you will be seeing us again :-)
Take Care
Stuart and Annette x

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Greystone Cottage B&B
Address: 6 Ellerthwaite Road, Windermere LA23 2AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #36 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Number of rooms: 3
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Greystone Cottage B&B Windermere, Lake District

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