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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Set in spectacular setting , this is a gem . We stayed in a family room with a garden view , it was modern , spacious and well appointed . number 1 which is ideal near to reception & the dining room . Breakfast here is setting the standard very high , the last time i had something close to this , iwas in the four seasons in Florence paying an awful lot more. If you are looking for a quality B&B look no further . Keep up the good work .

Room Tip: Number one
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to send such a wonderful review.
We are working very hard to keep up our breakfast award, and our guests really enjoy all the different fruits, cereals and hot breakfast choices.
We hope you will return and try some more

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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Warm welcome and good service from all the staff. Super breakfast, cooked to order, and good dinner menu. Superior Rose Garden room a good size, very good sized bed. Furniture a little dated, and the accommodation block was rather motel style. The grounds were pleasant, close enough to Bowness to walk in but not too close to be noisy. Parking a bit tight for the bigger car.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have easier access
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us, we have taken on board your comments about the tight car parking space, although we have numbered spaces we can arrange for guests to park their cars in a different area if necessary. We are pleased that your breakfast was enjoyed and set you up for the day. Our accommodation is set in the gardens away from the main building, and we do have various different types of rooms, from a Victorian house, to a block of rooms in the rose garden area, and garden chalet rooms running down the drive. Yes and all just a five minute walk from the village. We hope we can welcome you back to try out another of our rooms in the future.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Our fourth time at Burn How and it certainly will not be the last. We stayed in a first floor garden room (number 16) with a balcony overlooking the wonderful gardens, Sadly the weather was quite bad and we did not get to go out on the balcony, on previous sunny visits the balcony was very a pleasant and private place to sit. The room was very spacious, well furnished, very clean with a very comfortable four poster bed.
The bathroom was large but unfortunately gave rise to the only, but very serious and dangerous complaint. The shower was a fixture over the bath but was very difficult to get out of without falling. The bath became suite slippery then when you tried to get out there was absolutely nothing to hold on to, no hand rails of any kind. It could have been lethal and the hotel need to sort it before they get sued by a guest for broken bones or worse.
The room gave rise to the other problem, we were able to lay in bed with the TV on without sound as we could hear every single word from the TV in the next room.
In spite of the above we would still return, if nothing else for the breakfast which the hotel has been given awards for. It was scrumptious and so much choice, the array of fresh fruit was amazing. Dinner was equally as good with the chef willing and able to accommodate our little requests. The dining room is warm and quite intimate, the tables in the windows enable you to view a wide range of birds at the garden feeders while you are dining.
Hopefully the hotel will correct the safety problem in the bathroom, when we want to return we will certainly check that there are handrails in the room we book. That aside it is a really lovely relaxing place to stay with a wonderful team of staff.

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different rooms but room 16 is the best (if they put hand rails in)
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2012

It is nice to know that on your return you are trying out the various rooms types that we have in the hotel, and that you had enjoyed your meals, we have passed on your comments to the chef.
We have noted your comments concerning the bathroom, along with the suctioned shower mats for the baths which we have in the bathrooms, we also have portable hand rails that we can put into rooms if guests feel they need them, as it is not always easy to know where to position these in some rooms for different guest requirements.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Booked the previous evening, we arrived at the Hotel to be greeted by a pleasant and helpful receptionist who showed us to our Rose Garden room. The room was unusually large for a hotel with a super king sized bed (very comfy) and what looked like new curtains and bedding. Bathroom was spotlessly clean and very warm and toasty! We also had a balcony with a view of the garden.

After a good nights sleep in the very comfy bed, breakfast was a treat. A wonderful selection of fresh fruits, cereals and yoghurt's followed by a tasty cooked breakfast. They even had my favourite strawberry and mango tea!

Unlike many bed and breakfasts, the time for breakfast was up to 10.am and we didn't feel at all rushed to vacate our room.

On checkout, we were also handed a voucher for a percentage of the next visit which I will be using when time allows.

The hotel also has a small gym which we were not aware of when we booked and has the most beautiful grounds which you can view from the balcony. My only comment would be that the rooms, the garden or the gym facilities are not really promoted to their full potential on the website. This is an unusual case of the real thing being much better than the website!

Another bonus is that the hotel really is only a couple of minutes walk into town!

Room Tip: If you don't like open stairs ask for a ground floor room, and I believe not all rooms have king...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2012

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Burn How to use your voucher, thank you for taking the time to send your review and it is nice to know that you have enjoyed your stay. It was interesting reading your comments regarding the website and that the garden and gym were not promoted to their full potential,.

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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We arrived on a grey, damp afternoon. Our room, on the first floor of a motel style complex with an allocated parking space, was warm and welcoming, comfortable and well appointed.

The hotel is set in a beautiful garden within an easy walk to the town's centre. The Reception and Restaurant were in a different building to our accommodation block.

Dinner in the restuarant was out of our budget so we ate at a nearby pub, The Royal Oak, which had a roaring fire and good pub food. However, there are lots of restaurants and pubs in Bowness to choose from.

The breakfast was extremely good with lots of options. The staff were all attentive and helpful. We would stay here again and recommend it.

Room Tip: If you have difficulty climbing stairs, make sure you ask for a ground floor room as the stairs were...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

We do look forward to being able to welcome you back when you are next in the area.
Thank you for taking the time to send this review and all your lovely remarks.
We hope that it had been explained to you that we have 3 different menus for the restaurant and that our lite bite main meals start from £9.50. hopefully we will have something for you at your next visit.

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Spent 3 nights here on the one & only gloriously sunny weekend in August, with hubbie and his Mum. We had 2 ground floor rooms in the original Lodge, ideal for Mum who struggles with stairs plus it is only a short level walk across the driveway to the reception and restaurant areas. Both rooms were huge with lots of character, ours had a superb new bathroom with bath/shower and Mums had a large walk in shower. Rooms were clean, towels fluffy, tea tray provided, all as you would expect really. The only negative point and this may just be peculiar to me is that the head of our bed seemed to be quite a bit lower than the foot end, due to the slope of the old floor and I did not sleep well until the 2nd night when it finally dawned on me that I could simply sleep the other way round...d'oh! Service was excellent, lovely, friendly, attentive waiting staff and what a breakfast feast...more variety of fresh fruits than Sainsburys. We also had dinner in the hotel each night and were delighted with the food quality and choice on offer. Parking was available right outside our rooms. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens, in a brilliant location, only a short, but steepish, walk from the lake, shops and restaurants. Even Mum managed the walk , although we did have to give her a piggyback on the uphill bit!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, we hope that your mum enjoyed the piggy back!!
We will try out the bed, as this has not been mentioned before, hope you got some sleep and that you will come and try out other rooms around the hotel, and enjoy again all the things that you have mentioned.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

What a pleasent suprise and what a great place to stay. First time staying at this hotel and it will not be the last. I took family and friends, 7 of us in total and all extreamily happy. The rooms were great,spotlessy clean, and breakfast was sumptuous. The service wes great and would throughly recommend a stay at The Burn How.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2012

Thank you for taking the time to send us a lovely review, It certainly helps the staff to work to customer expectations, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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Address: Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £70 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Burn How Garden House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique Lake District hotel only two minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Burn How's unique layout is refreshingly different to most hotels; all of the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the private grounds making the stay peaceful and relaxing for the discerning guest. You can take picturesque walks from the hotel, or cruise on Lake Windermere, and if you take the Post Knott walk and you find the hotels bench, bring back the inscription and you will have a drink on us. For the shopping magnets find a special Lakeland gift in the village only two minutes walk away. On your return from a full day, relax and meet friends or family in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar, or on pleasant summers evening sit out on the patio and take in the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfort of your room choosing from modern chalet style to four poster or traditional bedrooms. Most have private sun terraces. All have ensuite bathrooms, colour televisions, telephones and hot beverages. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the rose garden and patio, with some having disabled facilities. There is ample free parking available. Experience English and French Cuisine made only from the freshest produce and served in the style in which Burn How Garden House Hotel is famous. Three courses and coffee is around £35.00 Per person. At the end of the day relax with family and friends in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar or on a pleasant summers evening take in the beautiful surroundings of the patio and gardens. Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions in nearby Windermere and Bowness. Whilst a drive over the Hard Knott pass is for the courageous with its 1 in 3 and 2.5 Gradients - but the views are spectacular. ... more   less 
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