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“A Windermere Wonder”

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Laurel Cottage Windermere
Ranked #39 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Windermere Wonder”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

It is impossible to find anything negative to say about lovely Laurel Cottage apart from the feeling of dismay at having to leave it. Alison and Wayne welcome you like old friends and make you feel completely at home as soon as you walk through the door. Room 5 at the top is spacious and has a lovely view over the park while the window in the bathroom (with locally-sourced, eco-friendly Pure Lakes products - brilliant touch) allows the soothing sound of the gushing stream adjacent to the house to calm your senses and relax your mind. The room also has a fabulous new bed so you can snuggle down and drift off in supreme comfort. Breakfast is quite something: perfectly poached eggs, delicious fresh fruit, local preserves, Alison's homemade cake (wow, wow, WOW!) and the pièce de resistance.....Alison's utterly sensational vegetarian sausages (don't even think about asking for the recipe - it's a state secret!) Put it this way, I don't think Wayne will be divorcing her anytime soon! If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, friendly, welcoming oasis of TLC in a charming street close to the centre of the village, this is it. And if you are thinking of running a B&B yourself, go and stay here for the weekend first just to see how to do it properly. This kind of faultless service and attention to customer care puts many a hotel, guest house and B&B to shame. First class in every way and a superb example to visitors of the very best of British hospitality. I can't wait to to return. A++++++++

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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AlisonWayne, Owner at Laurel Cottage Windermere, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
What a lovely review, we are both speechless. You are Alisons new favourite person.
its great that you enjoyed it here and we are so pleased with your comments. we hope to see you again in the future
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

we arrived on the 30th of october and were given a warm welcome.the room was lovely and clean and warm.we both enjoyed our breakfasts and then went out for the day around lake constance and ambleside then bowness was a great round trip.we came back and chilled in our room.there are plenty of places to eat and giottos is a lovely italian.on our second day we did a lake boat and walk trip via wray castle .max our dog loved it.we recommend laurel cottage windermere.very friendly.xxxjo paul and max

  • Stayed October 2013
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AlisonWayne, Owner at Laurel Cottage Windermere, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Thank you for your kind comments , its great that you enjoyed your stay with us and obviously visited some great places too, always a nice meal at Giottos
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

A few days away with the hound.... Dreadful weather, could have been a disaster. The guest house was top draw. Really really friendly team...and awesome salmon and eggs on bagel. Almost worth going back just for that! A++++++

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlisonWayne, Owner at Laurel Cottage Windermere, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
good to meet you both ....and the hound, glad you enjoyed it with us and we hope that we see you again
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We are checking out tomorrow but with a busy schedule next week it would be unfair to leave and forget to write a review. From the helpful booking over the phone (recommended as the price came down) to the warm friendly welcome this is the best B&B we have stayed in. My wife and I came to the lakes for a 6 day escape from work and our experience staying here made the visit more enjoyable. Room 2 is what we had and I'm guessing was all that was available at short notice (the B&B was full all week!!!). The room was fairly small but very cheap and perfect for what we needed. The room was kept VERY tidy and freshened every day to a high standard by half the B&B team (Wayne). On that note....the owners Wayne and Alison were excellent. I have never experienced such a high service and the breakfast was so filling, a lunch is not required and only a light dinner every day was all we needed. The owners were attentive and helpful and anyone wishing to stay in a great location (short 5 min walk to village, short drive to everything) I would recommend this B&B. 5 STARS!!!

Room Tip: Ask size of room at booking. Room 2 was a little small and shower room a little pocky but suffice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlisonWayne, Owner at Laurel Cottage Windermere, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
thank you both for taking the time to write a great review for us with some lovely comments. always sad to go back to work , but you do have a cool job, maybe one day you will be taking us on holiday
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Cannot fault our stay at Laurel Cottage. Alison and Wayne were great hosts. We took our small dog and they recommended places to eat and even said we could leave her in, if we wanted to eat without her and they would dog listen, which was not necessary, but thoughful. The bedroom was spotless and the tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits, also a corkskrew, were welcome, even down to the chocolate kendal mintcake on the pillow, it was 5 star! Breakfast was excellent, so many choices. We really, really enjoyed it and will definetley stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The oweners were really really friendly and recommended good local restaraunts. The room was clean and very comforatable, WiFi worked straigh away, it was in a good loacation. The Breakfast was particulalry good!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2013

had a brilliant stay at laurel cottage. Dorothy who was looking after the place was absolutely brilliant and couldn't help us enough. it was a nice short walk to the center which had plenty of restaurants. we stayed in room 3 which is the room with the four poster bed and it was so comfortable. outside our window you looked out the front to the park and then beyond that lovely mountains. the breakfast was really good with lots of different options. i would recommend this place to everyone.

Room Tip: avoid the queens pub in windermere very rude staff.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Laurel Cottage Windermere
Address: 8 Park Road, Windermere LA23 2BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Laurel Cottage Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please consider contacting us direct for possible discounts. Laurel Cottage offers you a warm & friendly welcome to this beautiful Victorian guest house built in the 1890s from local stone which has been sympathetically renovated & modernised for your comfort, yet has retained all its character & original features. It is peacefully situated just three minutes' walk from Windermere village centre & all its amenities. There are 5 comfortable en-suite rooms with TV, DVD and WiFi access. There is a guest fridge on the top floor for drink and food. WE DO ACCEPT DOGS IN ROOMS 1 and 2. Please contact us re your pets before booking, thank you. CONTACT US DIRECT should you wish to book or want to know any offers or further information. ... more   less 
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