We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ivy Bank

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Ivy Bank
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Ivy Bank
See the most recent reviews
Showing 103: English reviews
Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I would really recommend The Ivy Bank guest house. Ideal location a few minutes walk from Lake Windermere, a fabulous place to stay to visit many of the lakes. Nicky and Gareth are great hosts and have a good knowledge of the area to help you make the most of your stay . The bedrooms are clean and very comfortable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tracy E
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Tracy I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Ivy Bank and particularly enjoyed the breakfasts! Looking forward to your return visit soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Returned to Ivy Bank once again for a long weekend with a friend and booked into the family room on the top floor. Lovely room and nicely decorated with really comfortable, cosy beds, one double, one single, and we slept very well. The addition of hot chocolate and biscuits in the room was very welcome.... we took a supply of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jackie H
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hello Jackie Thank you for your kind review, so glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home! We source our breakfast meat products & eggs from local farms. We do our best to answer any questions we can to ensure our guests have the best stay possible and make the best of their short time here. Looking forward...

Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Having never visited the lake district, I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer beauty of the vast countryside. Ivy Bank was ideal for what I needed - close enough to Windermere village to walk in for a lovely meal (we went to Francines, highly recommend the escargot and moules!) but still very quiet at night. The walks were fantastic -...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christina L
IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to complete a review for us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Windermere. We really are lucky to have great places to visit and eat out on our doorstep. Glad you enjoyed the brekkie and it set you up well for all the walks that we suggested too! Thank...

Parbold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Have stayed here before with my wife and son and we will be staying here again. Nicky and Gareth are the most friendly and helpful hosts you could wish for. The breakfast (eggs are perfectly done) will keep you going all day. We came as strangers and we leave as friends. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk down to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dezzy348
IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - you are 5* guests and we loved having you stay with us again. It is just like having good friends here. See you again soon !

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms and a lovely breakfast. Location is very convenient both for the Windermere city centre and for getting to other attractions. The owners Nicki and Garreth were very friendly and helpful - we didn't use any internet search or information centre totally relying on their advice on where to go, and didn't regret it once! They...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tanya_Vor
IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us at Ivy Bank. We are so glad that we were able to help with lots of local information to help you make your stay perfect. We would love to see you all again. There's still lots to see and do!!

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a pleasant stay at the end of the summer in 2014. The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was pleasant. The breakfast offered in the morning was delicious, although it was strange to have to order porridge the night before! How would I have known if I would want porridge in the morning? Seems a bit of a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Elliot M
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Elliott, thank you for your review and I am glad that on the whole you had a nice stay with us at Ivy Bank. We do not wish to make people feel their choice of breakfast is forced upon them as that is not the intention and we would have been happy for you to change your mind. In...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Mum, Dad and a 5 year old have just returned from a fantastic short stay at the Ivy Bank Guest House between Christmas and New Year. We stayed in Room 5 - the en suite Family room - with one double and one single bed. Nicky and Gareth are brilliant hosts - friendly, welcoming and happy to make your stay...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Torchbearer11
IvyBankWindermere, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to write such a thorough review. We won't forget the moment little Jonathan came walking through the door. It is still making us smile. Glad you had a lovely time and we really hope that you come back and see us again soon. Contact us direct for a deal!...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2014

The owners Nicki and Garreth made me feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. My room was very tastefully furnished and decorated and it was lovely and warm. The tea making stuff had biscuits - always a good sign! The shower was great and my room, along with the whole house was kept spotlessly clean. Breakfast was a real...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Terry C
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Terry C, thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Bank and it was great to chat with you about your daily adventures on the fells. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and really hope to see you again at Ivy Bank this year. Regards

Leeds
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Nice place for a relaxing break, good location near to Windermere but only a short walk down to Bowness too. Nicky and Gareth were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We did go for a short walk up to Alcock Tarn as Nicky suggested - beautiful views - good recommendation for a quick stretch of legs before heading home! Would definitely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Val S
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Val, thank you for your kind review. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the end of last year. Alcock Tarn is lovely isn't it and certainly a good fell to climb to finish your short break in the Lake District. Good to end it on a high with stunning views! We would love to see...

Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Found the accommodation lovely and clean and warm. Nicky and Gareth were very helpful with places to visit and places to go for an evening meal, which were all in walking distance. Definately would go back again

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brenda R
IvyBankNicky, Owner at Ivy Bank, responded to this review

Hi Brenda R, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Bank and enjoyed all of the amenities on the doorstep here in Windermere. We would love for you to come and stay at Ivy Bank again one day. Best Regards

33 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Other (11)

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Within 30 minutes walking distance of viewpoints, tumbling waterfalls and the Lake shore, Ivy Bank is situated in a quiet position close to the village centre, shops, restaurants and station. There are comfortable beds, spotless en-suites, attractive decor, a superb choice for breakfast and a relaxed atmosphere. Aromatherapy massage available on site. Discounted use of local leisure club. Private parking, storage for bikes. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivy Bank

Address: Ivy Bank Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: ₹ 5,635 - ₹ 7,773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ivy Bank 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Ivy Bank reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ivy Bank Windermere, Lake District
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ivy Bank staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The top room was idea for a small family of three even with a large 14 year old son.”
letheren1, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ring the guest house to book your room”
549ChrisC549, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“we had small room and it was fine for 3 nights.”
_adele5516, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms vary depending on your needs.”
michelesU2429QZ, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I believe each room would offer it's own unique special memory”
R1643ELjosephs, 4 May 2015 | Read review
5 of 5