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“Possibly Windermere's Worst B & B ? You decide !”
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Brendan Chase
Ranked #100 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Possibly Windermere's Worst B & B ? You decide !”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

The Brendan Chase what can I say!! Upon arrival we were greeted by David who at first appeared friendly and welcoming. He showed us throught the back kitchen and led us to the booking in area which was quite dark and gloomy. The kitchen appeared unclean and the pan scrubber was black!! The double room was adequate however the mattress was in severe need of replacement and the bedding clean but unpressed. David as a host was helpful and pointed out places to eat and visit although eager to point out the recent television programme 'The Hotel Inspector' had set him up. The communal bathroom which was new and impressive had the bath taps taped up with a sign on saying do not use (complete with stray hairs in the bottom'. This was in fact the cleanest and most modern thing in the whole building. David was keen to point out all the rules of the house and left us wondering if there was anything we were allowed to do inside. After a poor nights sleep we were greeted by a less than appetising breakfast which was laden with fat and lacking in taste. We made our polite excuses and left the B & B that day. I would not recommend this establishment to a living soul. After bumping into David in the street at the end of our long weekend he was rude obnovious and confrontational. David branded us liars and cheats and said we had cost him money (which I found hard to believe). We had tried to be polite rather than be honest in leaving the establishment. He had profited from our £70 and we felt for that sum of money we should look elsewhere. Please please dont stay... you have been warned. We are not rude people... we just wanted to enjoy a comfortable enjoyable long weekend in the Lakes. We had initally booked for four nights stay for my 40th birthday but we were not prepared to spend four nights in those surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Langley City, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

Situated at the north end of the town of Windermere, competitively & fairly priced Brendan Chase is within easy walking distance of this picturesque mid-1800’s town. There is limited parking in the back for guests. Our twin room was very clean: nicely decorated in pleasant pale yellow, bedding crisply prepared, lots of pillows and a handsome wardrobe for storage. Amenities in the room include a TV, sink, & well stocked tea tray including fine china tea mugs. All electrical outlets and heating are in fine working order. We booked into a room with a shared bathroom – no problems, as additional W.C. available on the same floor. The bathroom is very spacious & totally modernized, with a tub & shower – observe the intriguing South African succulent in the window ledge should you be on the first floor. Make yourself a nice cup of tea in the evening & relax downstairs in the large, comfortable sitting room (ask to have the fireplace lit) where there is a wide variety of reading material available on the surrounding area – ranging from trail path guides to general information and some history on the surrounding sites. Admire the interesting cactus collection in the window alcove, too. Listen for host David Maloney’s articulate dry wit to add to the enjoyment of your stay at Brendan Chase Guest House. He is a fine cook for your full English breakfast (including tasty Cumberland sausage) and very knowledgeable about places to hike, eat, visit and perambulate while staying in the Lakes District- he is also a wealth of general information on a wide variety of topics, so ask him questions regarding England!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Brendan Chase is a decent basic B&B with a quirky host. It has a good location in a quiet road in Windermere. Our room was very small for a double and the mattress was nearing its sell by date. However, it's clean and the breakfast is good. Decent value for money at the lower end of the market.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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novato, CA
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Three women friends arrived without reservations and were shown a spacious room with three twin beds. We felt lucky! David was a fabulous host with a good sense of humor and great advice on nearby walks. The B&B is large and David and his helper stayed busy caring for and cleaning, welcoming guests and cooking the best breakfast we had on our stay. He does have rules which ultimately benefit all the guests. We enjoyed our stay and even went by to say hi on our way back to the train in Windermere. We would all stay there again. Thanks David!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

Three of us from the US stayed here in early July 2011. It was the only place for which we didn't have a reservation on our 2-week trip in the Lake District, and it turned out to be a gem. Thanks largely to David, the owner/host. He may, initially, seem - to use the words of a reviewer below - a little "eccentric," but we soon found him to be a helpful, informative, and friendly host! When we arrived at the B&B late in the day, he promptly recommended a great short walk to Orrest Head nearby with fantastic views of the lake and surrounding city. The not-pricey B&B is clean and had the perfect accommodations for three travelers on a walking/hiking trip. We count the breakfasts we had there as one of the best during our two weeks in the Lake District. On our return back to Windermere to catch the train - to which the B&B is very close - we even stopped in to see David and invited him to coffee at a nearby cafe. Not only would we definitely return, we did ...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Brendan Chase
Address: 1-3 College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #100 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,232 - ₹ 14,906
Hotel Class:3 star — Brendan Chase 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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