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The Ravensworth
Ranked #22 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I stayed in the single room at the top of the house. It is on the third floor which for me was no problem and gave me some much needed exercise! The check-in process was very simple and Cheryl was really enthusiastic showing me around the guest areas. The room was compact but had everything you would need. Small TV, dressing table, mirror, modern and clean shower room en-suite. There was even a safe in the wardrobe free for guests use.for me. The bed was very comfy and it was lovely being able to stand up and open the velux window and sgaze at the view. I had pre-advised that I have a dairy free and wheat free diet and Nick and Cheryl were fabulous and provided different milk alternatives and bread too. The breakfast choices were plentiful and varied and definitely fill you up for the day ahead. They are taken in the large conservatory which is lovely. I was thoroughly pleased with my stay at The Ravensworth and the added bonus of a pass for the Olde England Spa in Bowness was the piece de resistance. I will most definitely be back. Thank you x

  • Stayed: March 2014
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We always do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements and it was really helpful to us you sending this information in advance. Glad we could assist. Best Regards, Nick & Cheryl

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

warm and welcoming hosts, the room was spotless and well equipped with tea, coffee, biscuits etc....fantastic breakfast to set you up for the day(the Cumbria grill) highly recommended,,,will be returning in the near future hopefully

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and we are delighted that you had such a pleasant weekend. It is always great to hear that our guests appreciate all the touches that we have added to our guesthouse, it makes it all worth while. Best Regards and we hope to see you both again soon, Nick & Cheryl

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Very nicely presented guest house with comfortable guest lounge and pleasant commendatory for breakfast. Room was spotless, bed was so conformable and breakfast was good.would recommend it as a perfect stay.there was also ample parking which is a bonus

  • Stayed: March 2014
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is always a delight to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay so much and that they appreciate the work that we have put in here. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Best Regards, Nick & Cheryl

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Had a really enjoyable weekend at the Ravensworth which succeeds in so many ways - but is not quite as good as it could be.
Much was excellent - a really friendly and helpful welcome from the proprietor, an excellent deal, generally comfortable room with high quality and ample drinks and biscuits. The Ravensworth is well appointed with a pleasant lounge and very positive touches, such as free wi fi, a large collection of DVDs freely available. The breakfast was mainly delicious - an excellent "Cumbria Grill" and options such as Eggs Benedict and Scrambled eggs with Smoked Salmon.
However, in our eyes, it fell short of the top mark ... no fruit available for breakfast (although advertised), no croissants (ditto), bed sagging and rather uncomfortable, beam in the breakfast room heavily warped by the weather.
On the whole though, great value - extremely pleasant weekend.

Room Tip: We paid extra for a King-sized bed, which had a great view
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us but it is a shame that there were a couple of points that have detracted from your time here. Apologies for there not being any fruit on the buffet on Sunday morning but the delivery didn't come, something that was out of our hands unfortunately. As for the croissants, they were available and, as per the menu, they are by request as we bake them fresh for you. Sorry if you misunderstood this. We are also sorry that your mattress wasn't to your liking, but this mattress was new last year and we have had a lot of positive comments about how comfortable it is. I guess this is just personal preference. The final, point, the beam in the conservatory, yes we are aware of this, we have had, as have many areas throughout the winter, a lot of rain and we have had a small leak in the conservatory but we are getting this fixed next week. As I'm sure you are aware, fixing a conservatory roof is not possible in the rain so we have had to wait until the sun has arrived before we can arrange it. We have been assured that there has been no structural damage but the beam does have a few marks and warps on it. Thank you for your concern and we hope to see you here again in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We got to The Ravensworth to be greeted by Nick who was very welcoming. He showed us around the house so that we knew where the lounge and breakfast area were which was helpful. He then showed us to our room which I loved on sight. It was nicely decorated and spotless. It had a larger than average king size bed, massive patio windows and a lovely little patio outside, which unfortunately we did not use because of the weather, however my husband and I did say that when the weather picks up or in summer it would be beautiful out there. I can already see myself enjoying a glass of wine on that patio. The bathroom was fab, really modern and immaculate and the shower was amazing. We went to a local pub and had a really good night with all the locals and then returned to The Ravensworth where we slept very comfortably. I didn't go for breakfast as I don't really do mornings!!!! but my husband assured me it was lovely and he was sorry he didn't say I was coming down to eat so he could have mine. Overall a lovely Saturday night break. Thanks Nick and Cheryl. Nikki and Dave Phillips x

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, even though it was a short one. Many guests enjoy our patio rooms, especially in the summer and hopefully we will have some sunshine for you next time you are here. Best regards, Nick & Cheryl.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

The ravensworth was very easy to find when coming into windermere, it is near a lot of good restaurants and if you go to Orrest head, some great views of the lake. The lake is about a one and half mile walk, which is easy access down to bowness where most of the tourists go and the shops are. We were made to feel very welcome by nick on arrival. We stayed in the standard room on the second floor which was comfortable, homely, great facilities and plenty of information, there is a safe in the room too, great parking at the B and B. There is a lot of choice for breakfast and is relatively quiet in a morning if you get up early, the only thing that didn't work was the wifi internet access on the second floor which is rectifiable, everywhere else was ok. Otherwise great location to start exploring the lakes.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have many guests commenting on our breakfasts and they certainly do set you up for the day. With regards to the wifi on the top floor, we have looked at this and reset the booster box that lengthens the signal and everything is now back to normal. Best Regards, Nick & Cheryl

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My wife Denise and I have stayed in the Ravensworth four times now and would not go anywhere else. Nick and Cheryl make us feel so welcome and we can't believe the change in young Thomas. We stay a couple of weeks in July and August and just love it so much we look forward to coming back soon. A short stroll to the bus station and we can go anywhere in the Lakes District. Miss you all so much. Bob and Denise Scott Gold Coast Australia

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Scottie2014
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TheRavensworth, Owner at The Ravensworth, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Bob & Denise. It is great to hear back from you and we hope all is well at home for you (we don't want to talk about the cricket!!!!!!!). Thank you for the review and we love having you both here with us for your 2 week stay in our 'summer'. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. (Thomas says hi..) Best Regards, Nick & Cheryl

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Additional Information about The Ravensworth

Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £86 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ravensworth 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ravensworth is a traditional Lakeland guest house with plenty of character offering a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of Windermere village and railway station, very close to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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