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Guest Rating: 5
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Wansfell Road

Ambleside, 

Cumbria, 


LA22 0EG,  England
Luxurious 'Five Star' accommodation in the heart of the English Lake District. Red Bank is an elegant, traditionally built Lakeland house located in the residential fringes of Ambleside. The centre of the village along with its many restaurants, bars and local amenities is only a 5 minute walk. The Lake Windermere launch and steamer trips are available at Waterhead which is only half a mile away.
  • Lakes
  • Central location
  • Restaurants
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Mountains
  • Outdoor activities
  • Water sports
  • Sumptuous bedrooms
  • Comfort
Check Prices and Availability
Luxury Super King, EnsuiteLuxury Super King, Ensuite
from£84.00
Luxury Double, EnsuiteLuxury Double, Ensuite
from£84.00
Luxury Twin, EnsuiteLuxury Twin, Ensuite
from£84.00
Superior Double, EnsuiteSuperior Double, Ensuite
from£70.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Red Bank, Ambleside are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.9
Value:
4.7
Friendliness:
5.0
Cleanliness:
5.0
Facilities:
4.8
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.9
Breakfast:
4.9
Guest Rating: 5
See all 93 reviews
IAN
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"The most beautiful, friendly, hospitable guest house that we have every stayed in"
We had a 2 night midweek break at Red Bank and it was excellent. Mr Gale looked after us completely, giving us tea upon arrival to discuss our requirements for the guest house and for walks and restau… Read more
"The most beautiful, friendly, hospitable guest house that we have every stayed in"
We had a 2 night midweek break at Red Bank and it was excellent. Mr Gale looked after us completely, giving us tea upon arrival to discuss our requirements for the guest house and for walks and restaurants in the area. He was spot on with his recommendations and went out of his way to ensure that we had what was an excellent break that we will repeat sometime in the not too distant future. Dont even gamble, just book at the Red Bank! Read less
Likes:
Absolutely everything. The rooms are lovely, great bathrooms, total comfort. Breakfast was homemade and a great selection. It was just wonderful.
Dislikes:
Not one thing.
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
robert
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Ideal place to stay friendly and helpful"
One word brilliant… Read more
"Ideal place to stay friendly and helpful"
One word brilliant Read less
Likes:
Location, service, everything including the weather
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Christine
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Great choice in Ambleside"
We arrived on a Monday and found the B&B easily. Close to centre too. The B&B was first class. We were walkinng in the lakes, our first time there. It did not disappoint. The views are stunning. Mixt… Read more
"Great choice in Ambleside"
We arrived on a Monday and found the B&B easily. Close to centre too. The B&B was first class. We were walkinng in the lakes, our first time there. It did not disappoint. The views are stunning. Mixture of weather but you have to make the most of your stay. Read less
Likes:
Unfortunately, Val was called away, so we never got to meet her. In her absence, George took good care of us. The breakfasts are to die for with a good choice. The rooms are excellent.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
More Information
Visit Britain 5 Stars Bed & Breakfast

Visit Britain 5 Star Award
Visit Britain Silver Award
Michelin Recommended B & B
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Red Bank
Cash (Sterling), Cheque
Check-in: 12:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children over 10 welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
Built in approximately 1904 the house was originally called Glenamble and was a large semi detached house with adjoining servants quarters.

Our central location makes Red Bank Guest House an ideal base for discovering the Lake District - From here all the grandeur of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach - as are outdoor activities and water sports of every kind. We have 3 tastefully furnished en-suite rooms offering spacious deluxe Bed & Breakfast accommodation with many little extras. Our 5 Star Visit Britain award reflect the comfort, quality and service enjoyed by our guests. Feel assured that we will do our very best to make your stay with us as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Although there has been a settlement since pre-Roman times, Ambleside is largely Victorian. A fort beside Borrans Park - named Galava - was built in Ambleside by the Romans, housing some 500 soldiers. It was built to defend the lower fells of South Lakeland from invasion by the Picts and Scots, and to guard the road to the Roman Port at Ravenglass via Hard Knott Pass.

The opening of the Lake Windermere ferry terminal at Waterhead Pier in 1845 created further expansion. Today ferries can be taken to Bowness and Lakeside.

Many well known characters have been connected with Ambleside, including William Wordsworth, Hardwicke Rawnsley, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. More about these people can be found in the The Armitt Museum.

William Wordsworth had an office here, in Church St, as a result of his role as Collector of Stamps for Westmorland. He was elected to the post soon after his family moved to their house at Rydal Mount.

St Mary's Church, completed in 1854, was designed by Sr George Gilbert Scott in the Early English style. It is mainly of local 'blue' stone, with a sandstone spire, an unusual feature for a Lakeland church. There is a chapel devoted to the memory of William Wordsworth.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Luxury, Traditional, Unique
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