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Cambridge House Guest House
Ranked #11 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Windermeres best kept secret...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

What a hidden gem this place is! Perfect location, very central so handy to walk to all attractions. Exceptional service by Debbie and Dave, nothing is too much trouble - they just simply can't do enough for you to ensure your visit is a fabulous experience. They both also have a wealth of knowledge about the local area which they are happy to share and again makes sure you get the most from your stay and visit. Delicious breakfast to get your day off to a great start...would definitely recommend and can't wait to return and stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
It was such a pleasure meeting you, very friendly and warm people - we are so pleased with your review - we like to make our guests feel relaxed at home, and we do try to help where we can with local knowledge - we are very happy that the facilities & service we provide left you with such happy memories - we might see you in New Zealand when we go on our travels :) xx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a three night break and would definitely book Cambridge House again. Very friendly staff, lovely breakfast, comfortable bed and a hot shower. There were some face wipes available in the room which I thought was a nice touch! The rooms are fairly small but we didn't expect any bigger; this is a guest house, not a hotel, and it is a brilliant price.
It is located right in the centre of Windermere and is seconds away from the restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: Room 4 was lovely for us. Very comfortable bed and a hot shower.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thank you for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the facilities we provide. We hope to see you again :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my hubby for our wedding anniversary. The location is perfect in the centre of Windermere, the room was very nice and cosy! The owner Debbie was lovely and couldn't have made us feel more welcome, the cooked breakfast in the morning was gorgeous!
All in all we had a fantastic wkd and we will definitely be back. Thanks for everything x

  • Stayed March 2014
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that it helped make your wedding anniversary special. It was very nice to meet you both and thank you for taking the time to do the review, we really do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again. :) x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was our second stay at Cambridge House, and it felt like we had come home for the weekend. We were greeted by Debbie like long-lost friends and we had the lovely, cosy room 6 that we enjoyed last year.

Everything about Cambridge House is perfect for us - the location, right in the middle of the town, the comfy accomodation, and most importantly, the hospitality. Breakfast ain't bad either!

See you again soon

Room Tip: Room 6 is cosy and has a nice comfy bed
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
It was so nice to see you both again, it really means a lot to us to have good feedback, and especially when guest like it so much they return. Your a great couple, and Dave and I look forward to seeing you again soon :) x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

After deciding on a last minute break for a few days in the lakes, we decided to look for a B&B and we couldn't have picked a better one.

We stayed for 4 nights (mon-fri) The location in windermere itself is fantastic and the walk down to the lake is very pleasant.

Our room was great just what we wanted for a relaxing few days, good bed, plenty of space and there was a good selection of DVD's in the hallway for a nice relaxing night in.

Breakfast was superb with everything cooked to order and just how you want it.

Debbie is a fantastic owner who is very welcoming and very helpful.

All in all a fantastic B&B that is superb value for money compared to others in the area, we will certainly be back and look forward to staying again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to do a review, it is so important for us to get feedback. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the service/facilities we provide and both Dave & myself look forward to seeing you again in the future x
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

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We arrived on a cold windy Friday night to a warming cosy room, which exuded charm and welcome. Debbie the owner gave us the option to change rooms to a bigger room with a massive bed. She was warm and friendly without being in your face. The breakfasts were great and had plenty of choice. The house is near the centre and a short walk from places to eat and local pubs. You also get the use of a gym in Bowness a long walk (25mins) or short drive (4mins)away, which is included in the cost of the B&B. Its at a rather nice hotel The Old England where you can sit afterwards and enjoy the luxury lounge and coffee.
All in all an excellent stay and we would certainly go back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the facilities we provide. I hope to see you again in the future x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed for four nights in January and loved it! The B&B is a few minutes walk from the train station and is right in the heart of Windermere town. It's off the main street (unlike so many guest houses in the area) so you won't be bothered by road noise. The actual lake is about 25 minutes walk away but it's a very pleasant walk and there are buses if you don't fancy walking. Loads of great hikes around Windermere itself.

We had a very warm welcome from Debbie, she is a great host and had lots of suggestions for walks to do and restaurants to visit. The rooms are very nicely decorated with modern, quality furnishings and decor. We had Room 6, a small double, and were surprised by the space we had. It was more than enough for two people + luggage. The bed was large and very comfortable, the bathroom was small but was very clean and did the job! The room has tea and coffee making facilities and also had a TV / DVD player with a great selection of recent films to watch. Good wi-fi coverage throughout the room and the house as well.

The breakfast is fantastic, really great quality and lots of it! You can choose from several cooked options and cereal / toast / fruit as well. Excellent breakfast! The breakfast slot is between 8.30 and 9.15am which is a little narrow but we didn't mind and worked around it. It's worth it for the breakfast you get!

It is a great B&B and provides excellent value for money. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambridgeHouse_9, Owner at Cambridge House Guest House, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Hi thanks for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just for clarification room 6 is a standard double, with a king-size bed, is larger than the small double you had booked, but as we were quiet we gave you the bigger room free of charge - I am pleased you felt there was plenty of room for you and your luggage.

Dave and I run Cambridge House between us, and we wear many hats, chefs, waiting staff, reception, cleaners, admin & much more - basically anything involved in the running of our business - this is why breakfast is served from 8.30-9.15 (which is standard in most B&Bs) as we have to get on with other duties once breakfast service is finished. We find this is a good neutral time that people are happy with, as some people like a early breakfast and some later - this is a good mid range time :)

It really was very nice to meet you, and thank you very much for taking the time to do a review, it is very important to us to know that our guests are leaving happy.

We hope to see you again - Debbie & Dave xx
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Property: Cambridge House Guest House
Address: 9 Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cambridge House Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cambridge House is a small family run guest house built in the lakeland style by the Victorians in 1873, a former gentleman's residence with many original features. All rooms are en-suite and decorated with your comfort in mind, rooms feature the latest flat screen TV/DVD free use of DVD library - all rooms have CD/Radio, free WI-FI, alarm, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, toiletries, some having fridges and a continued upgrade plan in place. Please note that the rate also includes free use of leisure facilities approx 1 mile from the guest house. Please enquire about our 2 bedroom self-catering accommodation in Bowness called Revel Stones ... more   less 
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