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Ivythwaite Lodge hotel
Ranked #42 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
wigan
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3 reviews
“Best place to stay by far”
Reviewed 27 September 2008

Well what can we say! Ivythwaite guest house is by far the best place we have stayed in the lakes for a long time and we'll definitly be staying there in the future. Wendy and Mick are very friendly and welcoming. The attic room was amazing perfect for celebrating our anniversary especially having champagne in the huge spa bath! Thankyou for helping us have one of the best weekends ever in the lake district. Tony and Stacy

  • Liked — the rooms and the welcoming
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2008

We chose this place due to the other lovely reveiws we have seen and boy we wernt dissapointed!
From the gardens to the breakfast, every detail was taken care of to make sure we had the best time.
The hosts were great, nothing was too much trouble and always asked if everything was ok.
The rooms were very spacious with plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuts even chocolates! The beds were huge, very soft and made every day for you. The bathroom with the amazing spa bath really is big enough for two, you dont want to get out!
The location was great, very deciving as its so close to bowness and windermere really only a five minute walk to either with some lovely cafes and resteraunts on the way, we cant recomend this place enough and will be going back as soon as possible!

  • Liked — All of it, rooms, bath, breakfast, company.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank ClareNorthyorkshire
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dudley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2008

This place is lovely!! In fact thats an understatement, the owner is really nice and friendly and can cook!

Breakfast is definatley a must its great, with fruit or cereal and then the full cooked breakfast a great way to start the day.

The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable.

The four poster bed made our weekend, we didn't want to go back to our bed as this one was so comfortable and the tub, well talk about sinking into luxury!

The house is situated about a ten minute walk from the town and its quite a nice walk, plenty to do from here a good central location.

This was our first weekend away without our 4 year old and my god what a weekend it was!!

  • Liked — The Bed!!!
  • Disliked — nothing it was all great
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank lozblower
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lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2008

Stayed in the skidaw room for our one year wedding anniversary and it was great. The bed was a king size four poster but the best feature was the jacuzzi bath, i didnt want to get out. Everything was really clean, the people were really nice and friendly and breakfast was great.

  • Liked — the bath
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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West Yorkshire
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2008

My husband and I stayed at Ivythwaite Lodge as a belated getaway for my 30th Birthday. We wanted somewhere special and away from the hustle and bustle yet near enough to walk into town. This is exactly what we got at Ivythwaite Lodge. The owners are VERY welcoming and happy to advise on local places to visit. The room, ours being the attic "Gable End Suite" was STUNNING. It has just been redecorated and it looks wonderful with gorgeous dark wood furniture, brown leather chairs and soft lighting under the beams. A truly romantic feeling/looking room.
It also has several skylights which allow you to gaze at the stars in the evenings and at the views in the day. The room also has an amazing 2 person spa/jacuzzi bath, it is HUGE and very relaxing after a day walking around the sights. What more could you want for a romantic break?
I cannot praise this place enough, the owners have thought of everything from the amazing decor/furniture to the wine glasses and corkscrew left on arrival and of course the amazing breakfasts served with a smile and a chat about the day ahead.
We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return. This is much much more than a B & B- ring up and book it now!!!

  • Liked — Amazing Room!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caz30WestYorkshire
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Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2007

We always read reviews about places to stay on Trip Advisor before making a booking. The reviews for Ivythwaite Lodge Hotel were very good so we booked. What a wonderful place to stay. We received a friendly welcome on arrival. The rooms were lovely and clean. The breakfast was very nice. The lodge is ideally situated between Windermere and Bowness - both in 10 minutes walking distance. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this place to others but more importantly we would stay there again.

  • Liked — It was in a quiet area within close walking distance of local amenities.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrea W
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Lancashire, UK
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Reviewed 21 January 2007

We booked the Great Gable room through Laterooms.com a week before we intended to go, we wanted a 2 day stay over as a late Christmas present but got so much more, we cannot praise this guest house enough, it is perfect, fantastic and we can't wait to return!

We arrived on the Friday night and were warmly greeted and helped in from the car park in the rain (which was fun in itself being a sports car). The entrance to the hotel was beautiful, lavishly decorated and had a lovely warming scent, we were shown around and guided upstairs to our room.

The Great Gable room is a gorgeous attic conversion, decorated in lovely pale colours. It is furnished with a king size bed (a small 4 poster due to the roof), large TV, couch and last but certainly not least a large 2 person (at least!) spa bath in an exceptionally decorated bathroom. The views from the room's skylites were fantastic, (you can lie in bed and look at the stars) and allow a nice flow of fresh air. The little details in this room make it perfect, such as the little fox on the rocking chair, incredibly soft pillows and bedding down to the wide variety of items provided on the tea tray which are refreshed daily. The book shelf has some brilliantly picked titles and at least one would suit anyone.

All the other rooms have spa baths and hand carved HUGE 4 poster beds.

Wendy and her husband were very welcoming and friendly, and always on hand for help or a chat. They are incredibly knowledgable about the surrounding area and had a good giggle about our little adventure (getting lost in the dark!). They also provide a excellent breakfast to help you get on with your day!

Windermere and Bowness are about 15 mins either way (left or right at the main road), with plenty of varying restaurants and pubs on the way. Arriving back at the hotel for an unwinding bath being the perfect end to a busy day.

We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, from people looking for a bit of luxury after a long hard walk, people wanting a base in the area for exploring but especially couples looking for a nice romantic getaway.

  • Liked — See write up - absolutely everything!!!
  • Disliked — Having to leave and wishing we could afford to go back sooner!!!!
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ivythwaite Lodge hotel
Address: Ivythwaite Princes Road, Windermere LA23 2DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #42 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ivythwaite Lodge hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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