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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 102 reviews
Andrew
Mature Couple
Stayed: Dec '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Excellent b&b"
Stayed for a weekend, short break before Christmas.… Read more
"Excellent b&b"
Stayed for a weekend, short break before Christmas. Read less
Likes:
Very friendly owners,helpful with lots of local knowledge and an excellent breakfast.
Dislikes:
Poor selection of TVs channels in room.
Response from Red Bank:
Thanks for your comments. Sorry we are unable to provide a larger number of TV channnels but even though we have digital TV we only receive limited channels because that is what the braodcasting services provide in this area, something to do with the fells and we are on a local repeater station.
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Clifford
Group of Adults
Stayed: Nov '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Birthday treat"
We had a very enjoyable couple of days in a prime location with excellent hosts Val & George… Read more
"Birthday treat"
We had a very enjoyable couple of days in a prime location with excellent hosts Val & George Read less
Likes:
Weather was perfect for walking in this ideal location
Dislikes:
None
Response from Red Bank:
Thanks for your comments and hope to see you again in the near future.
Guest Review for Red Bank, Ambleside
Kathryn
Group of Adults
Stayed: Oct '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Excellent"
Short break at best B&B in Ambleside. Near the centre with lots of walks from the doorstep (weather permitting!).… Read more
"Excellent"
Short break at best B&B in Ambleside. Near the centre with lots of walks from the doorstep (weather permitting!). Read less
Likes:
First class accommodation, excellent breakfast and the owners are perfect hosts!
Dislikes:
None
Response from Red Bank:
Thanks for your kind comments and look forward to seeing 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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