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“A three star B&B that offers a five star experience.”
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is truly the best B&B we have stayed in, and the marble bathroom would grace any five star hotel. The owners Sue and Len were very friendly and helpful, and even offered a cup of tea on arrival. The rooms have been beautifully decorated, and the bathroom was truly stunning. The breakfast, was freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients and was delicious. It is located within a minutes walk of Bowness. If you are going to Bowness then this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We have just spent 2 months on a driving holiday around the UK, staying in mainly B & B's. May Cottage stood out as the best by far. Our hosts Sue and Len made us feel like part of the family and went out of their way to welcome us to the beautiful "lakes district". From the welcome warm drink on arrival, clean, comfortable rooms and modern bathrooms to the best breakfast ever, we could not have been happier with our choice to stay at May Cottage. We will be back !!!!!

Room Tip: Our top floor room 3 was light and airy.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Recently spent 3 nights at May Cottage during our travels around England. Sue and Len are supurb host and full of wonderful suggestions and recommendations for sightseeing around the Lakes District. The rooms are warm and cosy, breakfast just great and the home is just a few minutes walk from the lake and the shops .Great hosts, great B and B ,looking forward to our returning

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

It's been a long time since we've had a weekend away in our own country, as t'other half is reluctant to go anywhere unless there's guaranteed sunshine. But May Cottage got our break off to a lovely warm start, with a friendly reception from Sue, who made us a brew and left us to settle in our attic room after quickly showing us how everything worked.

The weather was drizzly that day, but we were right in the heart of Bowness so we had a good look round without getting too wet, and picked out a restaurant for our evening meal - again, nowhere is any real distance from here, so it's an ideal location for us - peaceful, great views,but very central. And the big bed in our room was extremely comfortable!

Breakfast was notable for two reasons, both of them positive: the food was both plentiful and tasty, and Sue's tales of everyday b&b folk kept all her guests amused.

T'other half was so impressed that he wants to go back! And we even got a sliver of sunshine on day two! Not exactly Med weather, but who needs it in a place which basks in human warmth?

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Our recent stay at May Cottage B&B in August for 5 days was superb. We were wonderfully looked after, our room with a lovely bathroom and a big bath, (most appreciated after a day of walking!) and a very comfortable room. everything was close by, meaning we didn't have to rely on our car as we were able to take a couple of Lake trips within walking distance and shops were close by. Sue and Len went out of their way to make us feel welcome and were so helpful. Would thoroughly recommend May Cottage as a wonderful place to stay!

Room Tip: We had room no.1 and it was lovely and also quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about May Cottage

Address: May Cottage Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: ₹ 6,602 - ₹ 8,480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — May Cottage 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to enjoy your Lake break with us in a super location close to Lake Windermere and village life. From a super location, our family home offers *** quality Bed & Breakfast, with three ensuite rooms & one Budget ensuite room. (- We do not offer or provide the standards and services of a Guest House or Hotel.) Direct contact ensures the best tariffs, as our many returning guests know! ... more   less 
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