We booked into this accommodation because of the sense of history of the place. Unfortunately, I had my hopes up too high. I was expecting a much stronger sense of history from the place but the only reference to its history was at the door with a few sentences indicating the building's past. I was disappointed. I wouldn't blame the owners alone in marketing the building's history (because it is true). I was at fault too for expecting more.
To be fair, we enjoyed our stay at the Lake District. This accommodation was adequate. It was difficult to find at first until we mentioned the cinema, then got directed quickly to the right place. The location of the place is quite good. Noise was at a minimal till after 7pm when it became almost non existent. It was near to food outlets and retail shops and Lake Windermere was just a little way down the slope. If you find this slope tiring, you shouldn't be coming to the Lake District at all.
The room was adequate with heating coming on in the cold evening. The hotel does not provide much toiletries, just an all-in shampoo and shower gel and towels. The bed was comfy enough. It is an old building so the floorboards creak when you walk over them. We were the only ones those 2 nights so this was not problem for us.
Breakfast was ok and substantial. Parking was a little tight but as we were the only ones, that also was not a problem for us. Worth staying for its location in Bowness but don't rest too much hope on the sense of history.
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