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Rockside Guest House
Ranked #16 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Witham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A little gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

I can't fault this place. Cosy decor with lots of nice touches. We stayed in room 8 up in the attic. Our room was clean, attractive and had everything we needed.

The breakfast is superb and mostly home cooked e.g. pancakes, natural yoghurt, compote and muesli. My boyfriend had the full English which was delicious and high quality (no fatty bacon here!). We loved the home made biscuits thoughtfully left out every day.

Caroline is a lovely host providing a warm welcome as though she is welcoming you into her home. We would definitely return to this place. Also the surrounding area is outstanding.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked lovely! There is no fitness centre but I can't un-select it!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We had room 2 which is a small suite. A great location, breakfast and hosts. The fresh homemade biscuits everyday are a lovely touch. The breakfast was of good local produce with lots of choice. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and I stayed in Room 10 which has its own living room downstairs from the bedroom and bath. It was super clean, super cute and very comfortable. We truly enjoyed our stay at Rockside Guest House and would love to return. The location is great. It's literally a 3-4 minute walk (with luggage) from the train station. Breakfast was great with lots of choices. If you are going to Windermere you cant go wrong here.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

A very friendly/cosy place to stay! bedroom was lovely and clean. breakfast was delicious with many choice on the menu. (the waffles were very tasty!) :)
on our last day our train was early so we couldn't have breakfast in the dinning room, but Caroline was very kind to pack us up some breakfast to take with us on our journey home.

I will definitely be staying at rockside guest house again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

As a repeat customer at Rockside, I can't recommend it highly enough. This is the sort of place that makes it worth returning time and again... you can hop off the train at Windermere, be at Rockside in 5 minutes and settle into the perfect base for exploring the Lakes.
On my most recent visit, I'd noticed that the range of AMAZING food on offer for breakfast is even more amazing than before. This really is some of the best food you can have anywhere and I'm not surprised that they have a special award for it.
The house itself is full of character, every room is different- but each one I've stayed in has been spotlessly clean, and top marks to the owners for what must be a hectic schedule of redecorating... every time I visit, another room seems to have been completely remodelled!
Definitely a home from home; and hard to fault in any way. And I'm not just saying that because it has limitless free home-baked biscuits on reception.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We tried booking our reservation from the government site for Lake District, but due to some complication, Caroline n Martin didn't receive any confirmation for the same, but they were very helpful and accomodating.
The room was just perfect for us, and with all the amenities and very beautiful.
The breakfast was also very good, tasty and healthy; they also have the best banana loaf and some of the best Marmalades that anyone can buy in UK. We bought some for us too.
Would highly recommend this guest house for anyone who is looking for a good value for their money, warm hospitality, good breakfast and the best marmalades. We definitely will visit Lake District as this was a very short visit, and we definitely know where we gonna stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Brilliant hosts, brilliant rooms and brilliant breakfast! This is the third time we have stayed at Rockside and will definitely be back again next year. Caroline and Martin make you feel so welcome, rooms are lovely and clean, comfy bed (in room 2) and breakfast is excellent! And the home made biscuits every day are are a real treat!
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Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rockside Guest House
Address: 25 Church Street, Windermere LA23 1AQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Rockside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4* Traditional Lakeland Guest House. Modern Rooms, Substantial Breakfasts. Located less than 2 minutes walk from Bus and Train Station. ... more   less 
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