My girlfriend and I decided to cancel our original booking to a different B&B in Ulverston after seeing the website for this B&B in Bardsea. The website displayed photos of gorgeous looking rooms and promised that all rooms within the inn had been fully refurbished. We were given room 2 which, at a guess, hasn’t seen refurbishment since at least the mid 60’s! On arrival we were told that for some reason they thought the booking was just for one person so there weren't enough pillows for both of us because they were busier than expected! We were given an extra towel so that we had one each but were still left with just 1 coffee cup and 1 glass with the tea making facilities.
Our room was really old fashioned, with a pink sink in the bedroom and peeling wall paper in the bathroom. The lock mechanism on the door was flaky at best and required 5 minutes of messing around with in order to lock or unlock the door.
I saw a review on here raving about the ‘fluffiest towels I’ve ever seen in a B&B’. I wouldn’t like to imagine the towels they had experienced previous to this B&B as the ones we received were far beyond their best and really required replacing. They were thin and fraying!
Our room was above the front door where customers to the B&B/pub went to smoke. So as well as smelling smoke, we were disturbed by people chatting all night outside.
We were both looking forward to the breakfast which the website described as, 'A full English Breakfast'. We were very disappointed to find that this ‘Full English Breakfast’ actually consisted of Eggs, Bacon and Baked Beans with white toast! No sausage, no black pudding, no mushrooms, no tomatoes, no choice of white or brown toast! Also breakfast was only served to 8:30! No lazy Sunday morning lay in whilst in the Lake District!
Some of the above could be looked over if the room was clean….but it wasn’t. The light fittings had cobwebs and dust hanging from them, the shower needed a good scrub and there were ‘those’ hairs from previous customers on the bathroom floor.
Save your money, it may seem like a bargain for £55 but this place really was dreadful!
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