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“Superb stay”
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May Cottage
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Superb stay”
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Just back from a relaxing break in the Lake District. Staying at May cottage made the stay just perfect...everything we needed for a superb holiday. Sue and Len were lovely and make the perfect hosts with nothing too much trouble. Our full English breakfast was just amazing, our room at the top of the stairs was perfect, spotless and accommodated our stay wonderfully. May cottage is first class accommodation and we highly recommend, in fact as soon as we get a free weekend we will be returning to relax and enjoy once again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

What a lovely guest house to stay and get away from it all. The cottage is beautiful and very well presented. Clean, tidy and very well maintained. The hanging baskets in full bloom are a feature in themselves. A very homely feel.
The rooms are very well kept and presented and provided a great base for me and my partner. The landlady and landlord can not do enough to make you feel welcome. They are very knowledgable of the area which I found very helpful in planning my days around the Lakes. Breakfast provided is a great experience in that the food is well cooked with local produce used. Try the sausage! The landlady Sue shares her experiences of the area and that of her home country Australia which inspires your day and a great way to start any day in my opinion.
The cottage is well situated for a short stroll into town for restaurants, bars and ice cream as well as a great base for visiting areas further afield via boat, car or public transport.
A very pleasurable stay and looking forward to returning.
Thanks to Sue & Len.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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gloucester
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

When we arrived at may cottage we were unable to get into the car park as there was a large van parked there and someone trimming bushes.
the main road outside the cottage is quite busy and there are yellow lines so you are unable to park on the road. The car park is extremely small and is very difficult to get into.
When we entered may cottage we were asked to take our shoes of so as not to dirty the carpet, we thought this was quite unusual.
We were shown to our room which was the top room in the house, but my partner being chlostrophobic, and the room was very small, so we were offered another larger room which cost us a little more.
Our first nights sleep was unfortunately disturbed by the landlady banging on the door at around 1.30 am to inform us that we had forgotten to turn the bathroom light out and she could hear the extractor fan going downstairs.
In the morning the breakfast was a little limited choice, but was very pleasant. The landlady stayed with you whilst having breakfast, and gave a lecture on the area and the history of the lake district. As we are not morning people, we would have preferred to just have a quiet half hour or so to wake ourselves up properly before going out for the day.
All in all, we thought the price was a little high for the amenities that are available, then again we thought the area in general was a little pricey.
We hadn't used a guest house for years, and I think we will be sticking to hotels in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

if you are looking to stay at a friendly, well presented and spotless B&B in Windemere this is the place to stay!!

We decided to stay here based on reviews from other guests and cant sing the praises of the owners (Sue and Len) enough!! From the moment we arrived Sue's hospitality was faultless, she is pleasant, friendly and very accommodating (no request is too much trouble). The room we stayed in was larger than we expected (as was the bathroom), well furnished and spotless!! As Sue knew we would be exploring the area she provided us with some books and maps to help us plan some lovely walks!! The breakfasts were delicious with a good selection available and enough coffee to keep us going throughout the day. After long days walking the room was extremely comfortable and warm to unwind in.

The cottage is only a few minutes walk into the town centre, where there is a good choice of restaurants and pubs, and just 5 minutes walk to the edge of Lake Windemere!

When we next return to explore the Lakes further we will definitely be staying at May Cottage again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

It was great to stay here and to find hardly anything changed brill hosts. Never mind the weather. Do try the footbridge boat over the other side of the lake good to explore enjoyed the food at the pub below May Cottage.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a short stay at may cottage. Rooms are very well decorated, beds very comfortable. The new bathrooms are fab. Sue & len are very friendly & will do anything to make your stay special.for what you pay you really do get excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Returned today from this truly lovely cottage. Immaculate presentation from start to finish, with Sue being such a wonderful host. Perfect for that winter break as friends or with partner if your looking for something special. Location was perfect and breakfast was a lovely start to the day with expert knowledge on what to do from our host Sue! Highly recommend to call them direct to book as we got a great winter deal for staying 2 nights. Would be happy to return time and time again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: May Cottage
Address: May Cottage Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — May Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to enjoy your Lake break with us in a super location close to Lake Windermere and village life. From a super location, our family home offers *** quality Bed & Breakfast, with three ensuite rooms & one Budget ensuite room. (- We do not offer or provide the standards and services of a Guest House or Hotel.) Direct contact ensures the best tariffs, as our many returning guests know! ... more   less 
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