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Bay House Lake View
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Had a great time here with Maxine and Graham and exactly what you would expect from a great British B&B . Breakfast was fab and nicely cooked by Graham. Our room was Number 2 which had a view of the Lake through the large bay windows.
They have done some refurbishment since taking over and more is planned and can't wait to see what it will look like if we return.
En suite bathroom was a ok size but unlike the last reviewer you can't expect family sized bathrooms in a B&B !
Book for the location and welcome

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed here for one night for our anniversary. I considered long and hard what rating to put for Bay House Lake View and decided that for me it came down to the people and the welcome. Others would rate it at 4 due to the age of the house but my rationale follows.

As previous reviewers have said this is an older guest house with lots of work to be done but the new owners have a vision, passion and drive. They want their home to be a "home from home" experience for their guests.

Simple touches like the home made cake on arrival, home made jam and marmalade for breakfast and a really varied and interesting homely breakfast menu, the likes of which I've not seen in B&Bs e.g. English muffins, croque Monsieur and other interesting twists made it a lovely experience.

As for the rooms and the decor, well it is old and tired but clean and hygienic and the new owners have a plethora of ideas and building plans in place for this winters closed season. I believe next year will see a marked improvement and the three year plan sounds exciting.

I will most definitely be returning to this establishment over other more highly rated ones in the area, which frankly have proven to be soulless, as I want to support a young couple in their life changing endeavours and am excited to track the progress thereof.

Give them a try, you will be well fed, clean and welcomed warmly. Modern decor and fixtures and fitting to follow!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

The Bay House Lake View B&B is set in a great location with easy access to the centre. It is however not quite what you expect. The view to the lake is very limited as you have the yacht club directly in front. Our room was small and we could hardly move in the so called en suite bathroom. There wasn't even enough room for a normal sized sink, just a small corner one. The hosts are new to the business and tried very hard to please. They were very friendly and served a good breakfast but far too expensive for the rooms they have to offer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who wishes to visit the area..

Beautiful view over the lake.. lovely rooms.. the owners are really friendly.. breakfast is delicious with an excellent choice and variety..

In a great location also!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Shana1980
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Myself and my wife stayed here for the weekend and is a beautiful place set In a beautiful location.. Graham and Maxine couldnt be more helpful.. the rooms were spotless and cleaned to an excellent standard.

The rooms were replenished everyday with fresh cups and top ups of tea, coffee etc.. The homemade cake in the room on arrival was lovely also.

Will be booking to come again soon!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Terryb1985
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

My husband booked us into the Bay House for one night last week last minute - that afternoon. He booked directly with Maxine over the phone and asked if it was OK if we could check in later due to the last minute plan and the distance we had to travel, which she was perfectly happy with. On arrival we were greeted vary warmly and shown to our room. Our room was quite small but nice and clean with all that we needed - the homemade ginger cake that was in our room was beautiful. We had a lovely stay and a good night sleep. The traditional breakfast was lovely, just enough, cooked fresh and not at all greasy.
The location is perfect. A short stroll away from the restaurants and bars yet very peaceful and quiet. Maxine couldn't do enough for you, asking if everything was OK and always happy to help with anything, and her husband makes a mean fry up!!
I would more than happily stay at the Bay House again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay....just what the doctor ordered!! The Baileys

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1  Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed at Bay View for one night last week and had such a lovely stay. We had a warm greeting from Maxine, who showed us to our room and ironed us clothes to go out in that evening.

The homemade cake in the room was a lovely welcoming touch.

The b&b is in a great location, with shops, bars, restaurants and the lake only two minutes away.

The breakfast was freshly cooked to order and was delicious.

All in all this was a great night away and we would return.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Bay House Lake View

Address: Fallbarrow Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £71 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay House Lake View 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you from Maxine and Graham at The Bay House, nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in the picturesque village of Bowness in the heart of the Lake District, within 2mins walk of all the restaurants, shops, bars and the Lake. All rooms en suite color TV tea and coffee facilities in all rooms. A perfect location for a few days away.Due to our location we do not have on-site parking however the Rayrigg Road NCP Car Park is only 60 mts away. ... more   less 
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