Travelled up to this Guest house for Bonfire night up in the lake district with my girlfriend as a surprise! Stayed Monday- Wednesday and had the most amazing time! Only just got round to reviewing this and for this I can only apologise!
First thing I need to say is how good Rob and Sara are as hosts. I've never felt so welcome in a guest house. Really easy to check in, with Rob showing us to our room, which was at the very top of the house, I think it was room 6? Rooms are quite small, but it isn't an issue as it just adds to the appeal of the building. You could tell that they had just had a refurbishment on the bathroom, lovely hot and powerful shower! The bed was so comfy with really soft and clean bedding. There was loads of storage room for our luggage and space to hang up what we needed! The free wifi is a bonus and works well, even in the highest room! Breakfast was amazing, with a choice of various fruits and cereals, followed by a hot breakfast of your choice, freshly cooked with local ingredients! Rob and Sara couldn't do enough to make the stay an experience. They had plenty of local knowledge and recommended places to eat within walking distance. We tried two of the recommendations and couldn't have been more impressed! Bowness itself is a lovely place and you can access so many beautiful places in the lakes. I would recommend the Lakeland Motor Museum if you are into your cars, also took the chance to watch a film at the Royalty Cinema which is an old style single screen cinema with the curtains etc. Amazing experience!
The only downside to the guest house is the parking situation. With us staying through the week it wasn't as much of an issue, but I can image at weekends it could get quite busy. There is a public car park across the road which isn't too expensive, but I'm not sure of the parking arrangements for over night on it, there is free parking on the road in front and opposite the hotel.
Can't recommend this hotel enough and will be returning soon! It was so good I was minutes away from booking another night! (Rob even offered to phone in sick to work for me!)
Thanks again to Rob and Sara and I hope to see you soon!
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