Second stay here!
This was our second time here, we first stayed here many years ago and forgot that we had stayed here when booking it again! We came up for a wedding in the area, and also just to relax in Bowness, one of our favourite parts of the country :-)
We arrived later in the evening than we had anticipated due to traffic, but were given a warm welcome by Philippa, the tea and home made biscuits were sooo good after a long drive! Lots of local information in the reception, i.e. taxi numbers etc.
Our room was on the second floor, and the room was lovely, bed was very comfortable.
The bathroom was good too, only negative point was that there was a big spider web on the shower head (I'm absolutely terrified of spiders!)...we got rid of it and the shower itself was lovely apart from that!
The first night, all the heating was turned off, but the room itself was still quite warm, so our sleep was a bit disturbed for the first half, but we kept the window open all night and the temp went down. The following night was much better as we kept the window open.
Breakfast was very good on both mornings, great start to the day, really good quality items, and the coffee was amazing!
Really also liked the fact that there was a iron and ironing table on each floor, just outside our door!
Good wifi available in the house throughout.
The location is very convenient, just turn right out of the house and its a straight walk down to Bowness, turn left and its a straight walk to Windermere.
We checked out on the Sunday morning, but Philippa and Trevor very kindly let us park at the house for the day while we went and spent the day in Bowness, which saved on parking down there, so thank you for letting us do that!
We totally forgot to bring gym/swimming stuff, as we forgot that if you stay here you get access to the facilities at the Macdonald Hotel...so don't forget to bring that with you!
Overall, would definitely recommend the house if you are visiting the area! Am sure we will be back as we love Bowness and the Lakes :-)
Stayed Jul 2015, travelled as a couple
– TANRAV2014 (West Midlands, United Kingdom)