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“Gorgeous, welcoming place! And great gluten free bread!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lonsdale House
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“Gorgeous, welcoming place! And great gluten free bread!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

we stayed here for our anniversary and must say we would come back.

You always have certain expectations when staying somewhere and I was wary about staying in a B&B as always stayed in hotels.

After my stay here I believe I much prefer the personal touch of a B&B! The room was better than a hotel room for me,spacious and the touch of the 4 poster bed was gorgeous!

Totally didn't expect the mood lighting which you could change at the touch of a button as well ;-)

Breakfast was gorgeous and the staff were amazingly friendly and attentive especially to my gluten free needs! Still managed to have a lovely breakfast with very nice bread!

Please stay here if you are considering the lakes! You will not be disappointed and that's coming from a picky person!

Thank you Lonsdale for a lovely stay! Gorgeous bed and breakfast you have!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Great location 2-3 mins walk downhill to village centre. Small car park at rear, couple of spaces at front. Very nice room and four poster bed. Had a room at front of house, any road noise wasn't a problem. Let down by decidedly average breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jayne R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

walking distance to everything. Parking in rear. Rooms were adequate on space. Large 4 poster beds. Adequate dinning area. Common area where we were able to play cards - group of 6. Bar area as well. would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

I have to say there were just a few things about the Lonsdale that felt 'off'. We booked through expedia, so ended up in a family room. There were two of us with a double bed and two cots. The room was well catered for, but the bathroom and shower were tiny. Our room was above the bar and we could hear the bass coming through. They are courteous and turn it off promptly at 11PM when the bar closes, but it still made the room less enjoyable when trying to relax in the evening.

Service was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine with prompt service and a wide selection.

Location is up the hill from the docks, but not a far walk.

We booked kind of last minute. If going to the Lakes again, I'd try to find somewhere with a bit more character in one of the smaller bed and breakfasts.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ccentenrun
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Glasgow
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Discovered this lovely place by accident on our last trip to the Lakes and can't rate it highly enough. Have just booked for our return trip and had no hesitation in booking a room here. Immaculate room last time along with exceptionally helpful staff, delicious breakfast and superb location meant that we wouldn't consider going elsewhere. I have just read some of the less-than-glowing comments made by some visitors! Really! Can't imagine that these folks have stayed in many Lakes B and Bs - we have stayed in many on our trips and this one is by far the best! Looking forward to our stay in September.

Room Tip: Actually stayed a couple of years ago and returning next month but the drop-down menu didn't all...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ewanrigger
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I stayed in Lonsdale House with my boyfriend for 2 nights. I couldn't have chosen a better hotel. The price was reasonable and the location was fantastic (short walk to the lake and 15 min walk from Windermere train station).

The staff were very friendly and, as I had booked in advanced, we were upgraded to the lake view/ four poster bed room. The room was beautiful and the decor was a mix between modern and traditional. We were on the top floor and had to walk up quite a few stairs to get to our room (this wasn't a problem for us but might prove difficult for some guests). The view from the bedroom was wonderful and, due to being on the top floor, it felt very private.

Breakfast was delicious and there were plenty of options. The dining room is small and comfortable and there we could see that the hotel was suitable for all groups (couples, families, walkers) The staff were once again friendly and efficient at breakfast and our food arrived quickly.

I would definitely recommend this hotel. I had booked the trip as a surprise for my Italian boyfriend's birthday and it was the perfect way to show him a part of the Lake District. The hotel was typically English and had a warm and welcoming feel to it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay. Lonsdale House is in a good location, a five/ten minute walk to the Lake (depending on how fast you can go - the walk back from the Lake is up-hill some of the way !!). Lots of places to eat and drink. I would recommend a visit to the fish and chips shop 'Vinegar Jones' .

Staff were very friendly on our arrival and throughout our stay. Our room was very clean and tidy, clean towels provided as needed etc each day. The staff who served us breakfast each morning were very polite and attentive, asking if we would like extra toast, tea/coffee etc without being in your face all the time. The breakfast itself was very good, the portions were a good size, not too big. I liked the fact that we were asked what we would like each morning as I varied what cooked items I had across the week and had tea some mornings and coffee on others. Maybe some fresh fruit provided on the table with the cereals and yogurts would be nice for those not wanting a cooked breakfast. Just a couple of negatives to mention. (1) The boiler in the hotel is very noisy. Not sure if much can really be done about this. (2) The extractor fan in the bathroom is also very noisy each time you turn the light on, again I know this is not easily rectified, I know that you need a fan when there is no window in the bathroom. (3) The door leading to the bathroom could do with some attention as it keeps sticking and does not shut with ease. Just mentioning this as a general maintenance issue. (4) Parking could be tricky when the Hotel is busy and the spaces at the front are tight for big cars - but it does test your parking skills and you are in a prime location so this is to be expected !!! I would also move the two small bushes at either side of the entrance (just up the stairs) as they get in the way of getting to the front door, just a minor thing.
The sherry and sweets are a nice touch in the room. All-in-all, more positives than negatives for Lonsdale House.

Room Tip: I would suggest trying to get a room not on the ground floor and at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lonsdale House
Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lonsdale House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fantastic Central Location close to Lake Windermere, Beatrix Potter Attraction, Restaurants, shops etc. Having Lake View Rooms, Four Poster Rooms and Family Rooms. Parking on site. Guests can relax in the Lounge or have a drink at the well stocked bar. For a great holiday at a great price contact us and take advantage of our excellent deals. ... more   less 
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