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The Waterwheel Guesthouse

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Waterwheel guesthouse is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break in the Lakes. Throughout our stay James and Paul were incredibly warm and helpful - particularly with suggestions for places to eat and spots to explore. Its location in the centre of Ambleside ensures there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants on its doorstep, whilst being...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul & James' guesthouse was the perfect Lake District hideaway. My boyfriend & I stayed here over a weekend and the Waterwheel Guesthouse was an ideal place to stay. The final touches such a lemon drizzle cake, and port in the room were lovely, and really added to the stay. The room was absolutely beautiful - spotless with a few...

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1Thank Emma K
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time taking my partner to the lakes. I have previously preferred to stay in more secluded villages, but I have to say we made the best choice staying in this guesthouse in Ambleside. We were both made to feel very welcome by the owners Paul and James, who really looked after us during our stay giving lots of really...

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1Thank RjReeve81
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A charming guesthouse tucked in the heart of Ambleside, Paul and James have made The Waterwheel a home away from home with their attention to detail and expert hosting. Our room, Rattleghyll, was extremely clean and beautifully decorated; each day there was a different treat (homemade lemon cake, shortbread etc.) to accompany the port! The bathroom was spacious and contained...

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Thank EmJBell
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something special and super relaxing about staying here. Paul and James are great hosts with attention to detail that makes your stay all the more enjoyable. Home made cakes and biscuits in your room, port to have after walk and exquisite toiletries to soak in the luxurious bathroom. We had home made raisin bread for breakfast too. The...

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Thank TheSaxon5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest of places to find when travelling by car, even when you find the road it's on, but after a quick call our hosts were quick to come out to find and greet us, take our bags and direct us to where we can park after handing us a parking permit. The hotel is in an excellent location...

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Thank Vicky N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on the 1st April 2017 for 6 nights.We had a fantastic stay with great rooms and 2 excellent hosts, Paul and James. Paul made fresh ginger biscuits and fruit bread which was delightful. There is lots to do each day with no driving needed. The evenings were exceptional with port waiting for us after a long days walking. Had...

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Thank Ash S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Stockghyll room on the 2nd floor was kept immaculate over looking the water wheel. Very comfortable room with lots of extras, beautiful toiletries and lovely bath.TV with all satellite channels. Breakfast was super: fresh summer fruits, home made bread and lovely cooked breakfast with good vegetarian option. Our hosts were relaxed friendly and helpful. Free parking pass for the...

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Thank traveltheworldgirl
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Superb friendly hosts....amazing rooms and food to die for. Paul and James have excelled themselves as the perfect hosts for a truly central Ambleside guesthouse. Super value for money, excellent central location and Ambleside's number 1 guesthouse. Can"t wait to return.

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Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Me and my husband had such a lovely few days with Paul & James. They welcomed us into their home and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was perfect and immaculately clean, no detail has been spared with with homemade flapjack in our room and a beautiful decanter with a wee drop of port for a night cap when...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Grade II Listed building sits on an ancient cobbled street overlooking Stockghyll stream. All the shops and restaurants of Ambleside are a short stroll. There are just 3 bedrooms, all doubles, each with a Victorian style iron bedstead. Each room has its own bathroom with a bath, shower and heated towel rail. Victorian landscape prints, original slate floors and quality antique furniture all add to the historic and charming atmosphere. A parking permit for the nearby car park is provided.Please note, there is a 2 night minimum stay and 3 nights minimum on bank holidays. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterwheel Guesthouse

Address: 3 Bridge Street, Ambleside LA22 9DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: ₹ 7,840 - ₹ 9,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterwheel Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Top floor Ratthlegyll - roof top views and sumptuous roll top bath”
TheSaxon5, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Stockghyll room has the nicest view, though costs a bit more.”
412vickyn, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fab!”
63NicolaS, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All three rooms have their own charm and are equally lovely.”
janeh33, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“if you have mobility challenges, ask for a room on the first floor.”
, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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