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The Old Court House
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

stayed at the old courthouse for a 3 day break in june, had a lovely stay the bed was very comfy as I slept well ,then to get up to a lovely English breakfast which I may say was lovely and hot ! and the choice of fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal and toast all on offer with tea or fresh coffee, we were welcomed by the host sue and straight away felt very welcome, the room was quite small but suited us quite well but bigger rooms are available, ideally situated for all the shops and not such a long walk down to the lake, we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank surog
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We turned up in Bowness having looked up a few hotels and B and B's online, but when we drove around we did not fancy the look of them - plus they had no parking available and the car parks charge overnight. Then we came across The Old COurt House - what a great find! There was parking off road and a great welcome. It is a really pretty little place and our room although small was gorgeous - a comfy bed, free wifi, a lovely modern bathroom in one of the old cells! Important little touches like good bedside lights, box of tissues, plenty of milks for the tea/coffee - plus the advantage of a really really good breakfast - plenty of choice and a wonderful fresh fruit salad selection that would put most hotels - including very flash ones - to shame. Everything freshly cooked and very attentive service. If I had to make any complaint it would be that the towels could be better quality and larger. But that really is the only thing that I could possibly find to mention - I would definitely stay here again. I was also offered a ground floor room option as soon as they saw my stick.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank salthewelsjhgirl
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Stayed at The old Court House for 3 nights in March,a real nice and friendly B+B the weather was freezing but the guest house was always lovely and warm.Alison was the host and a very good one at that and the breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice from fresh fruit to cereal to full cooked breakfast etc,and nothing was too much trouble for Alison.
The room had coffee and tea making facilities,colour TV,alarm clock,hair dryer and an ironing board was available on request what more do you need?
When we return to the lakes i would definitely go back in the old court house as the location was excellent just 2 mins from the lake and all the cafes ,restaurants and pubs outside the door.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Steve I
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Just returned from a 6 month tour of Europe and have to say this was the worst accomodation we had. The noise from the local pub was unbearable till almost 3am.Then at 7.30am each morning the builders yard across the road and its constant deliveries and work vans,added to the misery.
If that wasn`t bad enough the b&d dog constantly barked during our stay.
If it wasn`t for the very charming night manager, who not only made us feel special but couldn`t do enough for us.We would have ased for our money back!
However the highlight of our stay was breakfast which i begrudgingly say was delicious, but again spoiled by a barking dog which shouldn`t have been in a food preparation area.
Parking was adequate!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We have just returned from staying at The Old Court House for one night over the weekend. We got a bit lost finding the guesthouse but once we knew where we were going it was easy to find, right at the side of the cinema on the Main Street through Bowness. The guesthouse is ideally located right in the centre of the town with bars, restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops all right outside. The lake is only a 2 minute walk away down the hill. We received a warm welcome upon arrival, despite not turning up until gone 7pm. We were taken straight to our room which was clean, amply sized and nicely decorated. The shower room was only small with just a shower cubicle and toilet, the wash basin was within the vanity unit in the room, but for just a one or two night stay it was fine. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities were available in the room, along with biscuits and chocolates. The beds were very comfy, the duvet could have been a bit bigger, but maybe that was just us being greedy! Breakfast the following morning was excellent, just what we needed. A full English breakfast with toast was cooked perfectly. Cereals, fruit juice and fresh fruit were also available along with preserves for your toast. We would also like to say thank you for allowing us use of the car park for the day, this was really useful to allow us to go exploring. Next time we return to the lakes we will defiantly look to stay here again, it made for a wonderful weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank HCGS
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Been here on a number of occasions and always enjoyed it. We were given a choice of rooms all of which were clean tidy and quite modern. Choice of cooked breakfast or cereal toast and fresh fruit salad. Yoghurts also available, as is fresh orange juice.
Good value for money, and an attentive but not intrusive host in Alison.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sigourney99
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Stayed two nights in a ground floor room and had a great weekend. The room was clean and functional and the bathroom modern.

The room was a little noisy at times during the day due to thin walls/ceilings and the pavement right past the window. After dark it settled down and we had a great nights sleep. The bathroom was compact and in need of some attention, with an incredibly noisy extractor fan, loose taps on the sink and a shower cubicle so small I couldn't get my hands to my head to wash my hair without opening the door. These are frankly niggles though and wouldn't prevent me from staying again.

Breakfast was superb, the staff very friendly, and the location brilliant.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Phill M
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Address: The Old Court House Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ranked #26 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £65 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Court House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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