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“Faultless” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Randy Pike
Ranked #40 of 106 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Great Budworth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed this for a Friday/Saturday night and we couldn’t fault it. The hosts were extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The room was beautiful with lovely view and the breakfast was outstanding. I can’t imagine us staying anywhere else when we come to the Lakes from now on.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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STOCKTON ON TEES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

It's almost impossible to put into words just how special Randy Pike is. This was our second stay and the first time that we were able to meet Andy and Chrissie.

The welcome and hospitality these people provide makes you feel very very special. I forget which suite we stayed in, but it doesn't really matter. All three are truly sumptuous, filled with wonderfully quirky yet amazingly comfortable furniture.

Breakfast is probably the best I have ever experienced - and I've been lucky to stay at some of Europe's finest hotels.

And when booking, make sure you have a dinner reservation at the Jumble Room at Grassmere -Andy and Chrissie's unique restaurant just a 15 minute Andy-chauffured Range Rover ride from the Randy Pike.

Now planning a further trip in October and there's only one place to stay.

For service, sumptuousness and satisfaction, in my humble opinion, there's simply nothing in the Lakes to beat the Randy Pike.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MICHAEL C
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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

I stayed with my wife at the end of March as a birthday surprise. Our stay was fantastic and we couldnt have wished for a better place to stay. The room (Vallelay)...........the breakfast.............the setting..............the stocked fridge...............the bathroom..............best of all the service were all outstanding. We are frequeent visiotrs to the lakes and this is the best place to stay bar none! Cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

As regular Lakes visitors over many years, we'd promised ourselves that we would visit Randy Pike when the place was brought to our attention 4 or so years ago.

I'll keep this review fairly short, the entire experience was absolutely outstanding. From the welcome, with large home made cookies, to the amazing breakfasts, the exceptionally well adorned rooms and the offer (which we took up) of lifts to local pubs in the evening (when possible). The owners simply can't do enough, but they never get in the way.

Please try the breakfast trifle, you may think it sounds a strange concoction, but you'll regret it if you don't and your partner does!

As for the beds, wow, just wow.

This is definitely a place to stay as a treat, book it, you deserve it!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

A great find in the Lake District. Beautiful room, great bathroom and very welcoming hosts. We took advantage of the lift to and from The Jumbles Restaurant in Grasmere which made for a relaxing evening and lovely food. We really couldn't fault our stay and definitely hope to visit again!

Room Tip: We had the Vallely Suite, chosen because of the double ended bath. Lovely room, great bathroom! The...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jilly2010
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Additional Information about Randy Pike

Property: Randy Pike
Address: Ambleside LA22 0JP , England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Randy Pike is our home on the outskirts of Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District. Once a Gentleman’s Hunting lodge on the Wray castle Estate we have just recently returned it to its former glory... Randy Pike is Lakeland's sexiest new bed and breakfast, and yet B and B is it truly in its very simplest form, the suites are large and luxurious that have kept the character and feeling of that iconic neo-gothic era and yet marry perfectly with the all the modern facilities you'd expect with Vi-sprung beds, cloaked in the very best frette line and plump crisp pillows, there's a flat screen tv, i-pod dock, tea and fresh coffee. The Showers are the size of a small country, warm, funky and sexy... there's truly nothing out there like them. Andy and Chrissy Hill ... more   less 
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Randy Pike Hotel Ambleside
Randy Pike Ambleside, Lake District

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