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Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We've just got back from a one night break here for our anniversary. On arrival at the hotel I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel looked from both outside and inside. We were greeted by the owner whom is very polite and friendly. We were given directions to our room (no17) and then left to our own devices.
Our room was lovely, firm beds nice seating area - bathroom is very modern although a funny shape but this did not bother us. Unfortunately we ran out of time to try out the jacuzzi bath with tv!! (Rather disappointed at this). The shower is lovely, over the bath rainfall style however it actually had power to it unlike most rainfall showers.
We didn't eat tea at the hotel but went into bowness for an Italian - got a taxi which cost £4.50. There are many places to eat down by the lake.
Breakfast at the hotel was fine, hubby had the eggs benedict which he is still raving about now, I had a full English with poached eggs which was ok, eggs were overdone for my liking - but I didn't state I liked them runny so mainly my fault on this.
My only real criticism for the hotel and they are really only niggly points. We found hair I between the sinks in the bathroom that wasn't ours and the bottled water in the room had been refilled with tap water (or so I think) - I do believe that in a 5star hotel bottled mineral water should always be provided.

  • Stayed September 2013
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope to see you again sometime.
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Just on our way back from having spent three lovely nights at Applegarth. In the heart of Windermere and a good walk, all downhill to Bowness.

We had room 5 and suspect that you wouldn't go wrong with any room here. Where to start; we were greeted with a warm welcome in what is a beautiful building (gorgeous window on the staircase x) and found all staff to be friendly and full of smiles.

Our room was spotless as was all the hotel.

Would also recommend having an evening meal in the hotel, one of the best I have had in a long time followed by coffees and a whiskey in a cosy bar area. When it comes to food the breakfasts too are top notch. Plenty of choice and nothing too much trouble for the staff here.

We will definitely aim to go back and will be recommending to friends and family.

  • Stayed September 2013
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Thank you so much for your recommendation. Applegarth has so many repeat Guests that are a pleasure to welcome back
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I really couldn't have asked for a more pleasant stay at Applegarth. A very warm welcome and a beautifully designed room and great food really made our trip to the Lake District extra special. The location is ideal, in the heart of Windermere whilst off the main High Street so much quieter. I am looking forward to planning my next trip there!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Thank you for your lovely review and for making the good point that the best offers are always direct through ourselves rather than an online travel agent and you get the opportunity to choose your own room.
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This place is lovely. The family who run it are friendly and will do everything they can to make your stay more enjoyable. My wife and I were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary and initially we were allocated one of the smaller rooms (which are still quite impressive btw), but once the the guy who was running it at the time realised our celebration, he up-graded us at no extra cost. On our check-out the lady behind the desk informed us their plans to extend and provide swimming facilities. If you get chance stay here!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Nikfin74
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thank you for choosing Applegarth for such a special occasion as your first wedding anniversary.
Hope to see you again soon.
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

If your looking at these reviews & wondering Do I or Don`t I, I would say go for it & book it. We had a fabulous night . Applegarth was friendly, welcoming & clean, with good food & wine. We`ll be back next time we feel the need to escape.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. We try to create a relaxed environment that is a perfect escape in the very heart of Windermere. As the nights draw in Applegarth benefits from being totally unique to Windermere by being 5 star with cosy onsite bar and candlelit restaurant so there is no need to venture back out after an enjoyable day in the lakes.
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Just got home from a 3 day stay at the lovely Applegarth Villa and Restaurant in Windermere. We were sad to leave as we had a really wonderful time. The staff are so friendly, the hotel décor is beautiful and the food is fantastic. We stayed in lovely room No;10 which has a fantastic view across the fells towards the mountains(the Langdale Pikes I think). On the first night we witnessed a beautiful sunset whilst eating our evening meal. Wonderful.
We wish the owners and staff every success.
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Sid and Val Bough.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Dear Sid and Val. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to Applegarth for your bi-annual visit in April and September/October time. We always look forward to your return. See you in April.
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Wow, well where to start, Applegarth Villa is simply exquisite, Suzanne & Allan were the warmest friendliest hoteliers we have ever come across. From the moment of arrival to the minute we left they were accommodating and genuinely interested in what our plans were, where we were from, and we shared stories regarding both our families. It was more like staying with old friends than complete strangers. We happened to mention in conversation that we were going to the cinema at an old theatre in Bowness so Allan gave us complimentary tickets, this is amazing customer relations. We stayed in room 7 which was sheer luxury with a bathroom to die for, a beautiful chaise lounge and stunning furniture mixing old with new, anyone can create a beautiful room but its a lot harder to make people feel at home, at Applegarth they have the perfect combination. We stayed for 3 nights for our honeymoon on a half board basis, the food was a work of art, presentation was amazing and the flavours were outstanding, Craig mentioned that he wasnt keen in the soup of the day so Allan asked what flavours he would choose....came back ten minutes later to advise us that the chef was ordering the produce to make Craigs asparagus soup for our meal the following evening,even if you can't quite afford to stay here I would definitely recommend a visit to the restaurant, it's the best Windermere has to offer. Breakfast was equal quality to the evening meals, a large selection of cereals, yogurts, fish, pancakes or a full English all cooked to your specific requirements in a timely manner and to a great standard. The waiting staff were as accommodating and friendly as the owners, a really lovely touch to make your stay that extra special. We will be returning next September for our 1st anniversary.
Much love
Sarah & Craig Sterling

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApplegarthVilla, Owner at Applegarth Villa and Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
We have to say that your review is amazing but the comments you wrote on the comment card in the room left us totally overwhelmed by your kindness. We are so pleased you chose Applegarth for such a special occasion as your honeymoon and wish you both every happiness for the future. See you next September for your first anniversary.
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Property: Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
Address: College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#3 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#5 Business Hotel in Windermere
#8 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Applegarth Villa and Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Applegarth Villa is truly a rare find being the only 5 gold star guest accommodation with on-site bar & restaurant with AA restaurant award, situated in Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District. Offering individual luxury accommodation of the highest standard together with our newly appointed suites all with a hot tub, this magnificent Villa is unique to Windermere. Having both an Award winning restaurant serving only the best locally sourced regional produce and a cosy oak panelled bar with roaring fire and one of the finest Whisky selection in the area, this is the perfect place to spend the evening after enjoying a day in the Lakes. Who would want to venture out on a cold winters evenings with everything you need in one magnificent building. Equally our summer terrace is the perfect outdoor space to dine in warmer weather whilst enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset over the distant fells from your hot tub. With plenty of secure on site parking this makes Applegarth the perfect choice for your stay in the lakes. To compliment this magnificent building, all our rooms are fully coordinated with fabrics and soft furnishings carefully chosen by our interior designer. Luxurious bathrooms, wall mounted flat screen TV's, free hi speed internet access,suites with hot tubs, refreshment tray, bottled Lakeland water and bathrobes all come as standard! In consideration of our many guests who join us to escape family and business pressures, we are unable to welcome children. Our guest accommodation offers everything you would come to expect from Windermere hotels, including a public bar, a beautiful 40 cover conservatory restaurant, a large private floodlit car park. ADULT ONLY ... more   less 
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Applegarth Villa And Jr`s Restaurant
Applegarth Villa & Jr`s Restaurant Hotel Windermere
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