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Dene House
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fab little find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

I booked a nights stay at Dene House as a surprise for my partners birthday. I did a lot of research of location and hotels. Dene House had great reviews, was also found on booking.com and many other websites. On arrival we were not disappointed! Looked lovely from the outside, on site parking, a warm welcome from the owners, and our room (num 2) was beautiful, airy modern and clean. The bed was AMAZING! So comfy and huge! Definitely had a great nights sleep! The shower was very powerful and even had complimentary toiletries. With only a few min walk down into town, but far enough not to be noisy, it's location was perfect. Breakfast was very nice, good choice and excellent full English. I only drink decaff coffee and was impressed when Ian asked if I'd like freshly ground decaff! We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend to family and friends. Lovely little b&b, it's 4 star are well deserved. Thank you for a fab couple of days, Lucy & Johnny :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate all of your great comments. We find a lot of our guests find reviews very helpful when it comes to making their choice. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you to Dene House again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

My wife and I have just spent a night at Dene House, what a treat. We where greeted by the owners who are very warm and friendly. Following complementary coffee and cake we where shown to our room which was immaculately presented and spacious. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and we both slept well. Breakfast was of the highest quality with service to match. Excellent value for money,Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you so much for such a great review, we really appreciate your comments. We hope you will return to Dene House soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have returned from a 3 night stay here for his birthday which was planned as a suprise, i exchanged many emails with the owner Jenny who kindly responded efficiently with my many queries of where to eat etc and due to a late idea to add on another night we had the pleasure of two rooms, room 7 (double) the first night and room 2 (superior) the last two.
To many other hotels and b&b's this would have been inconvenient but this was remembered at our warm welcome and no pressure was put on us the next day to have our things ready to move. To which our suitcases etc were also dealt with by the staff while we left to explore Lake Windermere. Upon our arrival we were shown both rooms before being offered tea and coffee. Room 7 was well sized, tastefully decorated and spotless. And after requesting champagne upon arrival, was nicely chilled and ready to be (quickly) drank and was an excellent choice. Room two was superior by name and superior by nature. Both rooms come with a mini fridge, wine glasses and corkscrew, and full hot drinks tray replenished daily. Nothing was too much trouble and having based my choice on previous reviews I was not disappointed and would highly recommend anyone to stop here. Its the little details both ian and jenny go out their way to do which make it a far superior stay. Also perfectly located. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Look forward to coming back.
Claire and Andy xx :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thank you for such a great review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This is our forth time here and was yet again. A warm welcome from owners and Lisa with drink and cake on arrival. Our room were very clean and everything that we needed for our stay. Rooms had hot drinks and biscuits and also fridge.Breakfast was a great choice with both hot and cold food available. An assortment of drinks and fruit. The owner ian and Jenny make the stay lovely and will give you their knowledge of the area. Great stay and be back again soon.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and such a good one. We really appreciate all your lovely comments and look forward to welcoming you to Dene House for your 5th stay. Thanks again.
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. So many good things to say I don't know where to start! Room (3) was large, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Also spotlessly clean. Very well appointed, with a mini fridge, wine glasses and corkscrew, and full hot drinks tray replenished daily.
Owners Ian and Jenny went out of their way to make us feel welcome; nothing was too much trouble. Excellent breakfast for choice and quality, and homemade biscuits/ cake on arrival. Ian gave us recommendations for activities, and Lisa who dealt with our booking also recommended some excellent restaurants. As the weather was so appalling one day we took advantage of their reduced rate spa guest-passes for a nearby hotel. Really great value for the facilities and handy if it's too wet to play out.
Having chosen the B&B based on previous reviews, I was certainly not disappointed and would recommend to anyone planning a stay in the area. It is conveniently located near the centre of Bowness but just far enough out to avoid the main crowds, and has free on-site parking.
They seem to have spent a lot of time making sure the essentials are spot on, but it was the little extras which really made it for me. Thanks Ian and Jenny for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and such a good one too. We really appreciate your comments and the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dene House in the future. Thanks again.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this wonderful Guest House. This is the first time we have ever stayed in a b& b usually booking large4 or 5 star hotels.. We struggled finding accommodation for the dates we needed and were lucky to find a room here as fortunately for us someone had cancelled. The whole holiday experience was FANTASTIC.. A true personalised experience from the moment we4 arrived. The Victorian house was tastefully decorated. The bedroom we stayed in was large and very well equipped with flay screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board a fridge and wi fi, The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly all night, sheets and towels looked new and felt luxurious. The breakfast was excellent in both quality of locally sourced ingredients and choice of menu..The location is excellent.being quiet, and only a few minutes walk to the town centre.. There is enough parking for all the guests . Ian even watered the pants we had bought..We would recommend to this guest house to the most discerning travellers. It deserves to be fully booked up all the year. Just keep a room free for our next visit to the southern lakes.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope you will return to Dene House
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We spent two nights in this lovely B&B. We couldn't have been happier. It was right next to the town area and a couple minutes more to the lake. On the side of the house is an absolutely gorgeous garden area beside the house with various colors of Rhododendrons.

The hosts Ian and Jenny were just so sweet. They couldn't help us enough or be friendlier. We really liked the little extras all around the house, as well as at breakfast. They had locally produced yogurt and homemade marmalade. The sheets were soft and the towels plush; with both of them having such a fresh scent to them. If we are ever back in the lake country, we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MVPinBoynton
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you for all your great comments and it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. We trust the rest of your journey was enjoyable too. If ever you are back this way, we would love to see you again.
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Property: Dene House
Address: Dene House Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dene House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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