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Red Bank, Wansfell Road

Ambleside, 

Cumbria, 


LA22 0EG,  United Kingdom
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
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Red Bank, Ambleside are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.9
Value:
4.8
Friendliness:
5.0
Cleanliness:
5.0
Facilities:
4.8
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.9
Breakfast:
4.9
Guest Rating: 5
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joan
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"quiet convenient location, near Ambleside, with parking."
Enjoyed a short break in the Lake District using Ambleside as a base for the first time. Convenient base with enough good restaurants within walking distance so you didn't need to drive out at night.… Read more
"quiet convenient location, near Ambleside, with parking."
Enjoyed a short break in the Lake District using Ambleside as a base for the first time. Convenient base with enough good restaurants within walking distance so you didn't need to drive out at night. Also plenty of fairly easy walks to do locally. Walking distance of Rydal and Grasmere,Loughrigg Terrace. Read less
Likes:
Small B&B in fairly quiet location within the one way system that made it easy to head off in any direction. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, suggesting local walks and places of interest.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Sylvia
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Comfortable overnight stay"
An overnight stay to enable a couple of days walking in the area.… Read more
"Comfortable overnight stay"
An overnight stay to enable a couple of days walking in the area. Read less
Likes:
Welcoming hosts ,comfortable bed ,varied breakfast menu cooked to order.Red Bank is handily placed for an easy walk into Ambleside town and for starting walks in the area .
Dislikes:
No
Response from Red Bank:
Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Rachel
Young Couple
Stayed: Mar '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"friendly, comfortable, great breakfasts"
a relaxing break… Read more
"friendly, comfortable, great breakfasts"
a relaxing break Read less
Likes:
comfortable room, good breakfasts, proximity to lakes, mountains and amenities of ambleside
Dislikes:
None
Response from Red Bank:
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. All our breakfast are made to order and all our guest, like your self comment on the freshness of the food we serve.
Hope to see you again in the near future.
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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