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“Lovely B&B in the perfect spot - convenient but still quiet”

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The Old Court House
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We booked The Old Court House because we wanted somewhere at the top of Bowness, close enough to the shops and lake to walk, but still able to escape the noise of the bars in the centre. And we chose well! Sue, who runs the B&B, was lovely and made us feel very welcome.

Our room was dual aspect and really light. It was spotless, as was the shower room. The mattress was really comfy and the bed had plugs either side of the bed for charging phones. We had fresh towels every day and the biscuits, tea, coffee and milk in our room were stocked up every day too.

The choice at breakfast was excellent and included fresh coffee and fresh fruit salad prepared that morning. We stayed three nights... and I wish we'd been staying the whole week.

The Old Courthouse itself has a bus stop next to it for anyone who wants to get the bus up to Windermere. It's next to the cinema, a few doors up from the Co-operative supermarket (open until 10pm) and opposite a couple of good restaurants - including Fat Olives, which also comes high recommended.

Room Tip: No family rooms, so it's not really suitable for kids - which means an adult-only holiday. Resul...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thanks for your wonderful review it means a lot, it was great to meet you & we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Great find , ideally suited for restaurants, cafes and shops. Ground floor room cosy comfortable and spotless. We had to leave early in the morning but Sue was more than happy to serve us an early breakfast. Glad she did, it was excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed here for two nyts with some friends. the rooms where lovely and spacious,clean and all the little details made a difference. the landlady sue was lovely and welcoming and she did a wonderful breakfast (even cold beans when asked) the position of the b&b is ideal for the shops and lake. Would highly recommend staying here and will be booking again when up that way.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed here in December and had a lovely weekend. The room was spotless and clean and the lady that ran the place was lovely and helpful in recommending were to eat ect. We was made a delicious breakfast the next day. Would highly recommend this place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Old Courthouse is a fantastic place to stay in Bowness. Guests are made to feel very welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast is great. The location of the B&B is ideal, with plenty of restaurants a very short stroll away and the lake just down the hill. Unlike many B&Bs in Bowness, the Old Courthouse has a small car park. The next time I'm in Bowness this place will be top of my list.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

we stayed here 30/11/13 -02/12/13. it was a short weekend break to celebrate my birthday. the room was spotlessly clean and spacious with a lovely comfortable bed. we have stayed in the lakes before,and found some rooms to be on the small side, but not here, the breakfast were very good, sue the host was very friendly& informative,there was plenty of eating places nearby. we ,will most certainly be visiting again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Place is clean!cosy bedroom and warm nice comfy beds breakfast good lady nice that runs it good position for shops and restaurants quiet at night wen in bed so all in all it was good ! Oh would book there again

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #27 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £63 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Court House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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