We have just had 5 nights at the Briardene Guest House and would recommend it to anyone! Sam welcomed us on our arrival, showed us to the attic room (yes, narrow stairs as in someone else's review however there is a heavy wooden chest of drawers in the room so not that narrow!). She gave us lots of information about the area and provided an uptodate local weather forecast.
The room was tastefully decorated, the king size bed comfortable, with two chairs and a small table. There was also a TV with a DVD player.
We were given a 'breakfast menu' that had many choices, which we had to complete every evening. The breakfasts were of exceptional quality, and Sam joined us everyday for a natter. The complimentary bottle of wine was lovely, and everyday Sam provided 2 bottles of water (fridge provided in the room), tea, coffee and biscuits.
All shower gel, shampoo and bath foam was provided, and towels were changed every other day for fresh ones.
Having previously stayed in guest houses where I have felt as though I was intruding, I did not at Sam and David's and I look forward to returning soon.
We can recommend Lazy Daisy's and Magic Wok (both in Windermere) and The Sun Inn at Crook. Also the blueberry scones at Ambleside are delicious!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Briardene is a beautiful Victorian property built using local lakeland stone & slate. 3 tastefully decorated en-suites rooms all with king-size beds, 4-poster or brass beds. Extensive breakfast menu using local produce. Exclusively non-smoking. Private off-road parking for all guests. Sorry no children or pets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Briardene Guest House Windermere, Lake District