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Visit Britain 5 Stars Bed & Breakfast
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Guest Rating: 5
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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:
4.7
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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Robert
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Excellent"
Val & George do anything possible to make your stay as pleasant as possible.… Read more
"Excellent"
Val & George do anything possible to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Read less
Likes:
The location was great. Rooms were excellent, clean and had all the facilities you needed. Top quality toiletry's towels and tea coffee everything replaced when needed.
Dislikes:
Nothing.
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Christian
Young Couple
Stayed: Aug '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fabulous!!!"
We stayed there for over a week and loved it!… Read more
"Fabulous!!!"
We stayed there for over a week and loved it! Read less
Likes:
There is really nothing to complain about! Val and George are so friendly and warm-hearted hosts, helpful and courteous.
We would have stayed longer if we could!!!
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Paul
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Walking Break in the Lakes"
A five night stay which allowed us to walk for 4 days in the Lakes around Ambleside and Derwent Water… Read more
"Walking Break in the Lakes"
A five night stay which allowed us to walk for 4 days in the Lakes around Ambleside and Derwent Water Read less
Likes:
Wonderful scenery, comfortable accommodation, super breakfast and excellent restaurants in Ambleside
Dislikes:
No
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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