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Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Best B & B”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was certainly the best b&b we stayed in during our 17 day tour of the UK. The owner ,Trevor , and his wife ,Phil , were fantastic and went out of their way to make our 2 nights as comfortable as possible. Our room was quiet and looked over the woods. It was very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed - including hot chocolate. Tips on the sights and things to do were spot on. We highly recommend this b&b and certainly will return. Thank you Bosch.

Room Tip: Room 10 was quiet and view of the woods behind the guest house. The room was fully equipped and the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor , we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay here and were very comfortable. Hopefully we will see you again in the future, maybe even in SA who knows. Thank you again. Totsiens Phil and Trevor
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St. Michaels, Maryland
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent three weeks in the UK in May, and without a doubt the highlight of our trip was the week we spent at the Hawksmoor Guesthouse in Windermere. Before we even arrived Trevor and Philipa were so kind and helpful in giving us advice about the room selection. We decided on #11, on the ground floor with a lovely seating area in the bay window. Although it is located facing the street, we had no issues at all with noise. The bed was unbelievably comfy (something you would put in your own home, but not normally found while traveling); the linens were beautiful; floors in the bedroom and bathroom were heated; and I could write a whole paragraph on the bathroom alone -- fantastic! Suffice it to say Trevor and Philipa have done their research on what constitutes the perfect bathroom. It was state-of-the-art and you definitely felt pampered. It was hard to imagine a breakfast that could compare to the high standard of everything else -- but they managed that, too. Not only was the selection of deliciously cooked (and generous) breakfasts done to your order, there was also a cold buffet that had fresh fruit, juices, breakfast buns, assorted cereals, etc. We had breakfast in many places while we were traveling, and couldn't get Trevor's perfectly done bacon out of our minds....SOOO tasty!

The icing on the cake was their wonderful support staff -- always upbeat and smiling and nothing was ever too much trouble. You could tell that the goal of everyone at the Hawksmoor was to make your stay as perfect as possible...and it was. It's not surprising that the Hawksmoor is #1 in Windermere. I can't imagine how it could be improved. Thanks to Trevor and Philipa for such a great experience; we hope to see them again in the future! Sharon and Bob

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you very much for your very kind review of the Hawksmoor , we are both very pleased you enjoyed your stay here and are delighted you found us the Highlight of your trip. Hopefully we will see you both again in the future. Thanks again Philippa and Trevor
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This Guest House was first class all the way. From Reception to Check out.
The staff were all very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Our only complaint was we only booked for one night. However if we have the opportunity of coming back this way, we would certainly stay here again.
Great value for money, clean modern and great for parking.

Room Tip: We requested a ground floor room due to having to take all our luggage with us. Just Brilliant.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor , we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here and found the facilities of ground floor and parking useful.
Thanks again. Philippa and Trevor
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New Braunfels, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We felt very welcome & at home here. Management very eager to please.
Accomodations clean, quiet & comfortable.
Was surprised at how built-up the area was. I was expecting a more rural setting.
Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor , we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay here and felt comfortable. Thank you again
Philippa and Trevor
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here with friends for 2 nights. The guest house is about halfway between Windermere and Bowness making it handy for walking to shops and eating places. Our room was really lovely and the bathroom had a heated towel rail and underfloor heating. We were made to feel very welcome by Trevor who gave us lots of info about the area. The breakfast was excellent with a selection of options to suit everyone. We felt nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and we would stay here again if visiting Windemere.
Thank you Trevor and Phillipa.

Room Tip: Room 1 is a lovely big room
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor , we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay here and felt very welcome. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the Lakes. Thank you . Trevor and Philippa
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We decided to spend 2 nights in Windermere to break the drive to Scotland and ran into a few troubles finding somewhere due to half term holidays so splashed out on a luxury double room at Hawksmore on the strength of Trip Adviser reviews. It reminds me of the old style guest house of my childhood with a very modern makeover. A property with parking is a must in Windemere and Hawksmoor is ideally situated for walking to Windmere or Bowness however our room was very quiet overlooking the wood and stream. The bedroom has all mod cons and has the most high tech bathroom I've ever come across! For a luxury double I would have expected the room to have been bigger. The breakfast was excellent and all the staff were delightful and helpful. I believe the breakfast room can't accommodate everyone at the same time so you might experience a wait, we didn't, and it is a little bit boarding house style, with a few oddities like a beautiful fresh fruit salad served out of a large plastic bowl! As for Windemere and Bowness they are very busy, touristy spots and if I was planning a future holiday in The Lake District I would definitely not base myself here but it was a very good stopover spot.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor, we do appreciate all of your comments. It is true we do have a relay over the breakfast period but we are actually very fortunate as our ratio of rooms to tables is very high and although it can happen that customers do have to wait it is very seldom. If we have small family groups and tables of four it can make it a little tricky for us but we do try our very best to seat everyone quickly and look after them the best we can.
We do agree Windermere and Bowness can be quite busy, especially during the school holidays, and are not as rural as some of the other places in the Lakes, however most of our customers do choose here because it's very easy to get to and is an excellent base to get about to the rest of the Lakes but also does have a good mixture of Restaurants and Pubs to choose from. Thank you once again for your review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to the UK. Kind Regards. Trevor and Philippa
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great B&B, lovely room, great location (could walk up to the town or down to the lake easily). The breakfast was wonderful- excellent vegetarian options. Loved the natural products in the bathroom too (Love the Lakes range).
We didn't realise we could use the local spa until we arrived, so didn't bring our swimming things- if we come again we will come prepared!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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pandtWindermere, Owner at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Hawksmoor , we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay here. We are sorry though you didn't realise you could use the spa at the Old England and will definitely consider promoting this a bit more within the business so thank you for your comments. Thanks again. Trevor and Philippa
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Property: Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse
Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawksmoor Lakeland Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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