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“Great location, beautiful building.”
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Laurel Cottage B&B
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayed here a week ago and had a brilliant experience. Despite the awful weather we received a very warm welcome from Jason.

Initially I had booked a deluxe room and a single room (which did not have an ensuite) but when I arrived the single room got upgraded. Ended up having a double room with ensuite. The B&B is really nicely decorated and being an extremely old building has many fantastic individual quirks. The rooms were immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped.

The breakfast was really great and set us up for a day exploring the area/lakes.

We suggest going on the Sunset Cruise as it was particularly beautiful to see Lake Windemere in the setting sun.

Would recommend this to anyone - clean, comfortable and a brilliant location. Thank you to Jason and his wife for a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

hi just like to say we stayed here end march begin april this year, been to four star since in aug ,but no way has it compared to laurel cottage, if we go back to lakes laurel cottage we will stay,got to hand it to them ,laurel do a good job ,thanks.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights, which in hindsight was not enough to take in all that the lake district has to offer. It was a perfect location for us as we travelled by train from Hemel Hempstead to Windermere, the only town in the district with a train station, although the bus routes are very good too. It is situated a minutes walk from the lake and ferry, and right next to all the bars and restaurants. The breakfast was lovely. Very clean rooms and lovely owners who were super friendly. Windermere is probably the busiest town, however for more beautiful views of the lakes, mountains and waterfalls I would get on the bus and head north to Derwentwater, Buttermere, Thirlmere etc. Also word of warning: most maps are not to scale so beware of Grizedale woods next to Connistion, very easy to get lost in the miles and miles of mountainous forresty marshland if you do not stick to the paths, as we found out on our first day. In fact I would steer clear of it all togther, other than getting a bus to the go ape centre. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bradley T
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This was our second stay at Laurel Cottage and we were not disappointed. Check in was swift and friendly - we even had our bags taken to our rooms for us while we parked the car in the car park just a few minutes away from the accommodation. The room was lovely - more spacious than last time with a good size bathroom (room 12). Breakfast was served in the room as we had a four poster room and it was delicious and filling setting us up for the day. Bowness is a great place to visit and there are lots of lovely bars and restaurants a stones throw away from the B&B. We particularly liked the Bodega Tapas bar (next door to Laurel Cottage) as they had a selection of beers from the world and great tapas! We will definitely be staying here again as it is a great location, welcoming staff and great rooms. It is great value for money and I have recommended it to many of my friends!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank blackcat82
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We stayed at Laurel Cottage from the 12th July to 15th July 2012 in the four poster room with lovely views and brilliant en-suite bathroom. Our stay was for us to celebrate our college and uni achievements in the last few months and as we had come last year we thought what a great place to come to for us to relax.

The breakfasts were as magnificent as last year and the room was even better.

Jason and Yui are brilliant hosts and made us both feel very welcome from start to finish.

We will definately go back again next .

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MIkeJayne
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Myself and my wife had 2 nights stay at this lovely guesthouse to celebrate my wife's birthday. The owners are really nice and we were given a very warm welcome. Breakfast was excellent and we had every choice. Position is superb and very close to all the amenities and the lake. Very comfy bed (king size) and the car parking is a big bonus (only a couple of minutes across the road in another hotels car park) in fact we never moved the car after arrival as we walked everywhere or used the bus !!! Can recommend a trip to Grasmere (lovely small village) and the Restaurant Villa Positano close to Laurel Cottage is really good. Don't hesitate when booking this guest house.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

This was our first trip to the Lake District and we chose Laurel Cottage due to its location in the center of Bowness for restaurants / bars as well as being close enough for some walking; we are by no means avid ramblers but want to take in some of the scenery. We stayed for two nights over a weekend.

First impressions were good; we were warmly greeted, given some suggestions for restaurants and given a pass to park our car. We were then shown to our room through a maze of corridors. When entered our room, which was slightly disappointing as the website picture made it look bigger than it was, we were actually above the shop next door and not in the main cottage, over looking the main high street with a tapas bar on the right hand side.

Our first night was fine, breakfast in the morning was good and there was a wide selection of drinks, cereals and fruits available. However Saturday night soured our stay. We came back around 11:30pm. The room was so hot but we were unable to open our window due to the amount of noise coming from the tapas bar outside (which continued to the early hours). Then around 1am the people next door came in, decided to turn their TV up, shout at one another and generally make unnecessary noise until around 2;30am. If this was a hotel then you would have called reception to make a complaint about the noise (or in a smaller B&B the hosts would have heard them) or request a fan for the heat, but as this was a B&B this was not possible.

Overall I thought the B&B was OK, all the staff members were polite and to be fair we did not raise any of the above with them on our departure. However it was not as amazing as I had been led to believe by some of the reviews on here. Maybe we were unlucky with the days we were there, but a B&B to me is supposed to have a personal charm about it which I did not feel it had. It felt to me, with the number of rooms in the place, more like a hotel without the benefits of a hotel and did not justify the price we paid.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Laurel Cottage B&B

Address: B&B Kendal Road St. Martins Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Free Parking
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Ranked #29 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £84 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Laurel Cottage B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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