We stayed at the Elim Bank Hotel for 2 nights in June whilst we attended a wedding nearby. It was perfectly located for visiting Lake Windermere, within a ten minute walk to Bowness and a 25 minute walk to Windermere.
The b&b is old fashioned and some of the furniture in our room had seen better days, however is was spotlessly clean and has a lovely fresh smell.
Our family room - which had 2 double beds and a single plus room for a travel cot - was spacious, and the shower was large and very clean. It was at the top of the hotel - up 2 flights of stairs - but we were pre-warned about the stairs and they were not overly steep to carry little ones up. IMy one complaint would be the curtains - the room had sky light windows only covered with net curtains and so it was bright until late evening and again at dawn - not great with two small boys who wake at the slightest touvh of light!!
The breakfast was lovely - choice of juice/tea/coffee, cereals and cooked or continental breakfast and the cooked breakfast was delicious.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming and offered us umbrellas to use at the wedding and advice about where to visit with the children.
We had a great short break and if you are looking for a clean, pleasant base from which to explore the Lake District we would recommend the Elim Bank Hotel.
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