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“Great place in great location.”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Lin S
East Grinstead
2 reviews
“Great place in great location.”
Reviewed 12 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The Floss is warm, comfortable, very clean and had everything we needed. (Apart from it could do with a few hooks for coats and in bathroom for towels etc.) Lovely setting in Ron and Val's beautiful garden. They were helpful and friendly. Lovely welcome with cakes and milk in the fridge.
Walking distance of pub with food, bus stop and Windermere town.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
Thank you for your review. My parents (Ron and Val) spend a huge amount of time in the garden and work hard to keep it beautiful. There is nothing like sitting out and enjoying a glass of wine on those warm and sunny days! Shame we can't guarantee the weather!
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wistow9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant cosy stay”
Reviewed 18 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Loved The Floss. Immaculately clean with modern fixtures and fittings. We had bad weather but it was great to come back every day to a warm and cosy place. The gift of cupcakes on arriving was an added personal touch. The only downside was that there was no wifi so my husband could not do some work he needed to do. Luckily that meant we could do more walking! Great location too as we only had bicycles so close to the town for our evening meals.

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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we couldn't guarantee the weather but the Lakes are still beautiful even in the wet! We do have plans to put WiFi into the cottage in the future.
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369tony01
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 7 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

First time visiting the Lakes - the scenery took our breath away!!!
The Floss is set in a beautiful & peaceful location, but within a ten minute walk to Lake Windermere or Bowness which has many restaurants & bars.
The Floss is decorated & equipped to a very high standard, we wanted for nothing.
The cottage is set in the owners gardens which are kept so beautifully.
We can highly recommend this superb cottage we had a lovely week & will definitely return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2017
Many thanks for your kind review. We're glad you loved the Lakes, it certainly does take your breath away! Also we're really pleased that you wanted for nothing and what better recommendation than wanting to return to The Floss. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Vicky T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gorgeous week away at The Floss”
Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in October 2016

We had a lovely week away at The Floss for our first wedding anniversary and Val and Ron were really kind and helpful! The cakes on arrival were delightful after a long journey and the kind gesture of a card and some bubbles to help us celebrate our special occasion were above and beyond. Michael was really helpful throughout the booking process and communication was clear and he was quick to respond to questions. We had a gorgeous week in the Lakes and visited our favourite places in Ambleside and Grasmere (for the best gingerbread in the world!) and we also explored some new places. The location of The Floss is perfect to reach lots of other locations and Bowness is just a short walk down the road. We visited Hilltop (a childhood dream) and even braved the climb up Helvellyn! The Floss was clean, perfect in terms of space for us and it had everything we needed. Excellent quality and we will definitely be back again!

Vicky and Dom

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Management Response
19 Apr 2017
Many thanks Vicky and Dom. We are really glad you had a good time and were happy with The Floss. Congratulations on doing Helvellyn, it's a great walk, my partner and I did it in the snow a few months ago. Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future, best wishes Michael
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Hall6698
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Highly recommend the floss”
Reviewed 27 March 2017 for a stay in September 2016

Have visited a number of times. Always had a wonderful stay. Will keep going back. Easy access to Windermere and surrounding areas. Would highly recommend the floss.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Apr 2017
Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again!
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n.e
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A True GEM......!!!!”
Reviewed 25 March 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was our 3rd stay at The Floss, we loved it so much the first time, we keep coming back! It's a perfect retreat for 2, and everything has been done to a very high standard. It's welcoming, comfortable & cosy, with everything you could possibly need.. The location is great, as you have Windermere right there, and then Bowness not even a 10 minute walk down the road. We are walkers, and there are some great ones from the door step, so no need to get in the car if you don't want to. Bowness is fabulous, with a great mix of restaurants & bars, and cute shops! Val & Ron are lovely hosts, and Michael is a pleasure to deal with, when arranging your booking. It's our favourite bolt hole, and we'll be back again!!! Thanks for everything, Ellis family!!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Mar 2017
What a lovely review. Thank you very much. We love having return guests to The Floss and hope to you both again soon.
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Martin C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place for a week around Windermere”
Reviewed 25 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage, with really good facilities e.g. kitchen had everything we needed. Perfect size for a couple and felt very comfortable.

Ron and Val were really friendly and welcoming cake and tea was a really nice touch!

Location was nicely convenient, walking distance between Windermere and Bowness so didn't feel that not having a car was a problem at all.

Would definitely like to stay again next time we're up in the Lakes.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2016
Thanks for your lovely review. We're really pleased you had a great time.
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