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Welcome to Smallwood House Hotel

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ

Telephone: 01539 432330 01539 432330

Hotel Description

Welcome to Smallwood House Hotel, Ambleside in the English Lake District, Cumbria. Everyone at the Smallwood House Hotel takes pride in offering quality service in a friendly environment. Smallwood House Hotel is a family run hotel in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District. We offer the perfect venue for family holidays, activity weekends or group vacations. We hope you will enjoy your tour of our hotel website and join us soon in the English Lake District for an enjoyable break. All of our rooms have been upgraded over the years, all the en-suite rooms are fully tiled and all have underfloor heating in the en-suites. As we are in the heart of Ambleside, we are very convenient for all the shops, restaurants & pubs. It is an excellent centre for walking, so many gentle and not so gentle walks emanate from Ambleside. It is also very well served by the bus routes. Guests of the Smallwood House have complimentary use of the Salutation Hotel leisure facilites where you can swim, gym, steam, sauna & use the hot tub if desired. One week in each summer month we serve freshly cooked meals in our dining room, groups of 6 or more may book evening meals at other times. Private car parking is available for our guests. Within the vicinity there is crazy golf, tennis, bowling, park, canoeing & kayaking, boat hire on the lake, generally something to please most people. If you enjoy the theatre, you will find good entertainment in Keswick - Theatre by the Lake, Kendal - Brewery theatre, Bowness - Old Laundry theatre, Ulverston - Forum and Lancaster - The Dukes, some very good evenings theatre can be found here.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Family Rooms
  • Wifi Available
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rent
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Walking Holidays

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Hotel Reviews - Smallwood House Hotel

Comfy Stay
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay nice big clean room and bed and really nice on suite good location and car parking in the centre of town on the down side breakfast could be bigger I like big sausages our hosts and staff were very friendly and good for a laugh loved the marmalade Thank You

Alan Barnes - 7th Sep, 2017
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Response from Hotel
You know you could have always asked for extra sausage we don\'t limit. Pleased you enjoyed your stay - and the marmalade

Doshisha Summer School
A group of 8 of us visited for 3 nights in August. All of the rooms are beautiful, and in a fantastic location for us to do activities like kayaking, climbing, and horse riding. Breakfast every morning was lovely, with relaxed service that was maybe sometimes a touch slow.



I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to others.

Matthew Shores - 28th Aug, 2017
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A Special Destination
We have stayed in many B&Bs on our travels but few would reach this superb destination with a great product rolled out by Christine Anthony and staff.

Rooms fresh, clean, fluffy towels and breakfast personalised to everyone\'s needs.

Thank you both and just maybe we will see you Downunder! Hope so ... 🙂🙂

Sally McKivvin - 27th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Sally, hope the rest of your travels has been enjoyable. We may well just see you Downunder one day. I do hope so.

Smallwood Review
Our stay at Smallwood House Hotel was excellent, the staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was good which a large variety of choices. The rooms were comfortable and clean.

Would recommend Smallwood to our family and friends.

Christine and John Griffiths

Perth

West Australia

Christine Griffiths - 8th Aug, 2017
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Good Location/friendly
Good location, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, park nearby for pets, yummy breakfast,, comfortable room

Mrs heather Chady - 2nd Aug, 2017
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A Lovely 3 Night Stay At Smallwood Hotel
My Grandaughter and I enjoyed a 3 night stay from the 24th July 2017. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything just right for us. Very well prepared and tasty breakfast. Ideal location for exploring.

Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable

Andrew and Lilly

Andrew Brown - 28th Jul, 2017
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Excellent Accommodation
Our stay at Smallwood House Hotel was excellent. The accommodation and service could not be faulted and the staff were all very welcoming. You couldn\'t ask for a ore convenient location and the local amenities are all excellent too. We would be very happy to return.

GRAHAM MERCER - 22nd Jun, 2017
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Good Stay
Great place to stay good hosts and staff great breakfast

Joseph Broderick - 7th Jun, 2017
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Good Stay
Great place to stay good hosts and staff great breakfast

Joseph Broderick - 7th Jun, 2017
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Pleasant Stay
Lovely large bedroom, very nice breakfast, great hospitality. Quite a busy road so don\'t have a room at the front if traffic noise bothers you.

Clare Phypers - 5th Jun, 2017
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Our Wonderful Holiday
We stayed at Smallwood House Hotel last week and as always the welcome was second to none. Our bedroom was spotlessly clean and there were no restrictions. The award-winning breakfast lived up to its reputation and all staff were particularly helpful. Anthony and Christine certainly know how to look after their guests and we wouldn\'t dream of staying anywhere else.

Mrs D Macdonald - 12th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
It was so lovely to see you both again. We enjoy catching up with our guests each year.

Smallwood House Hotel
great place to stay clean and friendly in the heart of Ambleside and a good hot breakfast which is needed for water sport.

Miss. Angela Poxon - 25th Aug, 2016
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Good Location & Pet Friendly
The Smallwood House Hotel was a great location for us, right at the heart of the village. Very friendly establishment very happy to make our dogs feel welcome. We stayed in a family room - 2 adults, teenager and 2 small dogs - enough space for all and a shower in the ensuite with plenty of hot water, just what you need when you come in from a day walking. I can highly recommend! I\'m sure we will be coming back.

Lisa King - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Lovely Friendly B&b
Lovely clean and comfortable room. Breakfast amazing with good choice. Excellent location with free parking. Great being able to use the free pass to the spa just round the corner. We will be back again.

Ms. Alison Beck - 16th Aug, 2016
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A Very Good Place To Stay
As always a very friendly welcome lovely comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast-for a small reasonably priced hotel must be one of the best in Lake District

Mr. tom booth - 16th Aug, 2016
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Great Trip
Excellent accomodation (superior room), superb breakfast and service, great location in centre of Ambleside, very friendly welcome. Highly recommended.

Mrs Levy - 9th Aug, 2016
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Review On My Stay
Room was very confortable and clean.

breakfast was very nice and possibility to choose on the breakfast menu.

Employees very friendly

i will recommend and back again with my dog

Manik Guicheron - 5th Aug, 2016
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Excellent
Lovely facilities, carefully thought out and presented. Excellent cooked breakfast hot and to order as well as selection of juices cereals and fruit . The host is a mine of useful information to suit a variety of requirements, whether walkers or sight seeing . Plenty of good choices nearby for evening meals . Will certainly book again if going to the lakes .

Mrs F J Abd-mariam - 4th Aug, 2016
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Response from Hotel
We will look forward to seeing you both again soon then we hope.

My Stay In Ambleside
Very enjoyable stay, cosy room (huge double bed) and well decorated. It had everything you would need for your stay- the layout of the bathroom meant that it was all designed for your convenience. I was impressed with how deligently the room was prepared every morning and there were little things that showed the owners thoughtfulness and care to the guests.

Very close to all the shops, and also the cinema. Overall I was hugely satisfied with my stay (around 6 days) and would have no hesitation in staying again in the future.

Kate White - 29th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thank you, our housekeepers do take great pride in their work and we will pass your comments on to them.

Great Base In Ambleside
Christine & Anthony are very accommodating and great hosts. The guests at Smallwood house also have free access to the local spa which is a great added bonus. They have their own small car park which is essential in Ambleside as otherwise parking is a complete nightmare. With free wifi and a nice selection of food and drink for breakfast I would highly recommend this B&B.

Dr. Peter Edwards - 24th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
So pleased you enjoyed the spa, we all need our bit of relaxation now and then.

Good Location & Very Friendly
Smallwood House is good location & very friendly.

We enjoyed stay in Ambleside!

We want to prosperity Ambleside and your Hotel!

Masaaki Oba - 21st Jul, 2016
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Great Location
Lovely hotel, great location right in the centre if Ambleside.

Peter Millyard - 12th Jul, 2016
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A Happy Place In Cumbria
Smallwood house is clean, comfortable and has off-street parking. It\'s conveniently sited in the town centre. The hosts and staff are nice and positive people. And the plumming is working. I\'ll be back.

Mr. Ole Jacob Gullaksen - 17th Jun, 2016
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Smallwood House
Had a lovely time, great welcome to all the family,very comfortable, good breakfast and a relaxed atmosphere.

Mr. John Martin - 14th Jun, 2016
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Cheery Comfort & Hospitality
Having stayed here several times I\'d recommend to anyone. This time booked a single room at the top of the house that was delightful with clear view out to Wansfell Pike at the back. Calm and peaceful in spite of central location. Highly recommended!

Ian Mckay - 6th Jun, 2016
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Excellent As Usual
Anthony and Christine are perfect hosts, they ensured that our stay was once again perfect.

Lovely hotel, superb location, brilliant breakfasts.

Jonathan Tallis - 19th May, 2016
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New Year Stay
Great stay once again in the centre of Ambleside.

Ideal stay over new year.

Will be back.

Mr A Burt - 11th Jan, 2016
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Last Minute
Booked last minute on business with my Wife and found Smallwood to be a great, clean and friendly place to stay. Great Hosts.

Greg Peploe - 2nd Jan, 2016
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Perfect Stay
I recently spent 5 nights in the Lake District, all of them in Ambleside at this wonderful, family-run establishment. Coming from the US, I was definitely out of comfort zone, but the owners (and their son) made me feel right at home. From check-in (where I was given great directions for a nice hike to Grasmere) to the daily breakfast (with enough variety to please any palate), Smallwood House Hotel does a great job of making sure its guests have a lovely home away from home. Christine, who was there in the dining room every morning, was great, asking me about my itinerary and giving me suggestions (and weather reports). And, Anthony made a mean Full English and, at one point, even offered to move my car for me, when I realized that I was blocking someone in. The Lakes are a wonderful experience - hard to find anything to complain about given the natural beauty in which you find yourself surrounded. Smallwood House Hotel only made the experience that much more enjoyable. Can\'t recommend it highly enough. Thanks!

Mr. Eric Young - 16th Nov, 2015
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Response from Hotel
What a lovely review, thank you very much.

Short Walking Trip
We enjoyed our stay, Christine and Anthony were very welcoming and friendly hosts. Was ideally situated for exploring the town, and great for being able to walk out on to the hills without the need to take car as was our aim with this trip, but great location to drive to nearby towns and hills. Breakfasts were great and set us up for the day very well. The pack lunches were ideal for our needs and the ginger cake was amazing. This was my first trip to the lakes and most definitely not my last, my girlfriend has been few times before and we would most definitely stay here again. Thank you for a great stay

Mr Mark Hucker - 10th Nov, 2015
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Response from Hotel
That reminds me I need to make some more gingerbread. Thanks for staying

An Excellent Stay
We returned for another weekend’s stay at Smallbrook House and found it top notch as usual. The bedroom seemed to have been modernised relatively recently with plenty of space, really comfortable beds and very pleasant decor. The bathroom was very well laid out and the shower excellent. Attention to detail is high. Breakfasts were excellent as usual and the coffee just great. The proprietors have just our sense of humour and obviously enjoy what they do, and the breakfast staff are attentive, very friendly and on the ball. Our favourite hotel in Ambleside.

Mr P Cadwallader - 17th Aug, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Always lovely to see you, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Great Week
Stayed for five nights on a walking/sightseeing holiday. Smallwood is in a good location with its own parking to the rear. The room was clean and comfy with a good strong shower. Cumbrian breakfast is great and if you are walking their paced lunches are excellent value. Thanks for a great week.

Mr. kevin mather - 16th Aug, 2015
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Perfect Dayx
We stayed there for six days and had a really wonderful time!

The owners are very friendly and helpful and gave us a lot of hints on what to explore (and there is plenty!).

The rooms were very tidy and everything we needed was there.

The breakfast was amazing, lots of things to choose from, all cooked on order.

Next time we are in Ambleside we surely come back.

Mr. Marc Engelen - 11th Jul, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay here, we enjoyed your company at the Smallwood too. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Home From Home
We stayed over Friday to Monday in this lovely hotel. The room was spotless clean and they also let us have our wee dog stay! Breakfast was geat so much choice something for everyone.The location is right in the heart of town.we will be going back again.

Mrs R Clark - 6th Jul, 2015
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Response from Hotel
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again soon.

Excellent Stay At Smwllwood House
• Facilities were excellent. Owners and staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The breakfast was delicious. I would definitely recommend Smallwood House and will no doubt return again.

David Adlington - 16th Jun, 2015
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Response from Hotel
We look forward to seeing you again soon, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

A Visit Filled With Nostalgia
As an \'old\' Charlotte Mason student (1970-1973) I wanted to go back to Ambleside and re-live my many fond memories. I chose Smallwood House as I recognised the address. I used to wash up at \'Copper Coins\' (now a tavern) on Compston Road. The Harrison\'s were friendly and put up with my many questions about what had happened over the last 45 years. My husband & I thought the breakfast each morning was excellent - good hot food in very pleasant surroundings. The interior of Smallwood House was clean, inviting and very comfortable.

After a 2 day trip down memory lane including a walk up to Kelsick, and visiting old hostels and lecture halls, I was so impressed with Smallwood House, Christine & Anthony and Ambleside itself, my husband and I spoke of visiting again.

Mrs. Christine Stephens - 11th Jun, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Trips down memory lane are always good and we hope you will want to redo this one again soon. It is amazing how many guests come to see the places of their childhood days

Two Overnight Stops
We have stayed at Smallwood House for a week\'s holiday on several occasions over the past few years. On this occasion we stopped for one night en route for Scotland and then again on our way back south to Oxford. Anthony and Christine Harrison are always welcoming, and happy to arrange for someone to carry our heavy luggage to our room. Having a car park at the rear of the hotel is a great convenience. The breakfast menu is extensive. Smallwood House does not offer lunch or dinner, but its situation in the centre of Ambleside means that one can walk to any of a dozen excellent restaurants in the town in less than five minutes. We will certainly enjoy staying there again.

Mr & Mrs Williams - 1st Jun, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Always lovely to see you both again, after so many years, you are part of the family now.

Great Location
We all enjoyed our short stay at Smallwood house, Good food,friendly hosts,great location and dog lovers like ourselves,they also have a BEAR who likes the fells and wants to do all the Wainwright walks !!! This guest house is on our go back to list.

Mr David Bristow - 1st Jun, 2015
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Response from Hotel
And Livingstone can\'t wait for you to return to see him either

Delightful Place
Comfy beds and a really delicious breakfast made this a lovely place to stay in the Lake District.



The fact that we could use the excellent pool at a nearby hotel was an added bonus on a rainy day!

Terence Hogan - 13th Apr, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you , so pleased you enjoyed the spa facilities they are lovely arent they?

Best Hotel / B&b
Smallwood House Hotel has got to be the best in the UK. Rooms beautifully furnished, good linen, lots of room amenities, great beds for a good nights sleep and to top all that off a great breakfast to start each day.



Christine & Anthony and all their staff were extremely hospitable and it was hard leaving.



Highly recommended with no hesitation.

Kim Brockhurst - 12th Apr, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your very kind review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip

Gem Of A Guesthouse
We stayed here over the Easter weekend with my daughter & boyfriend who were returning guests. Rooms beautifully decorated and very clean. Breakfast was amazing and really set us up for the day. The hotel is situated in the middle of Ambleside and therefore a perfect base both for walking and also sampling the many cafés & restaurants. Would recommend Dodds for food and great ambience and the Lily Bar for excellent beers and live entertainment. We will definitely be back!

Mrs. Lindsay McIntosh - 8th Apr, 2015
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Personal Service
I stayed for a week and really enjoyed myself. It\'s in a central location, with parking and despite being dog-friendly, it was always clean. Staff were really friendly. Highlights were the locally-made bathroom products, beautifully cooked breakfasts, with bottomless plunger coffee, and a very comfy bed. Under-floor bathroom heating was quite nice too after a day out walking. The only criticism I can think of is that it was hard to work out how to get the right temperature water in the shower. Wouldn\'t hesitate to go back though.

Helen King - 7th Apr, 2015
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Lovely Stay
we have just returned from a short break at smallwood house,everything was excellant you won\'t be dissapointed if you stay here,We have stayed here a few times,and will be back.

Gordon & Doreen Mcculloch - 30th Mar, 2015
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Exceeded Expectations
Smallwood exceeded our expectations, lovely furnished bedrooms, good choice of breakfasts, very friendly owners and staff, great location in Ambleside with private parking. Brilliant location with easy access to lots of good restaurants. There was no fuss taking our dog with us, the few hairs he dropped in our room was cleaned up every day. There is a Park to exercise dogs within 3 minute walk, being honest, we couldn\'t have chosen better!

Mr. Paul Hill - 29th Mar, 2015
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Hiking Holiday
I recently had a 3 day midweek break walking around Ambleside which was made more enjoyable with my stay at the Smallwood House Hotel. The room was nice and the breakfast was excellent with a good choice if you want a change.I will certainly stay again.

Melvyn Davidson - 28th Mar, 2015
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An Enjoyable Break.
This is the second time we have stopped at Smallwood House in the last 6 months. On each occasion we have been very impressed by the warmth of the welcome, the excellent food, and the well furnished room. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.

Leonard Vardy - 16th Mar, 2015
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Lovely And Confortable
Had a relaxing and very comfortable stay at Smallwood; loved the complimentary spa package, and the breakfast was tip top!

Thanks, we\'ll definitely be back

Michelle Birkett - 10th Mar, 2015
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Early March 3 Days Away
FRIENDLY SERVICE, DELICIOUS BREAKFASTS, SPACIOUS AND COFORTABE BEDROOM. GREAT LOCATION. RECOMMENDED IT TO FRIENDS

Mrs Angela Hogg - 6th Mar, 2015
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Another Lovely Break
Great time and breakfasts, thanks again.

Kate Greig - 6th Mar, 2015
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Another Great Weekend
Another great visit. You couldn\'t get a better located place to stay. Lovely people,spotlessly clean and good breakfast. We had a smaller room this time our favourite room is still the attic one it may be a hike up but we love it and the purelakes toiletries.

Mrs. June Linton - 25th Feb, 2015
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Brilliant Week!
Thank you Christine and Anthony for a wonderful week. It was our second visit to Smallwood and it certainly wont be our last. Leo says thank you for the cereal and baked beans...really set him up for the day...he also says sorry about putting the remote in Nannies bag. He will make sure mummy posts it back to you.

Lots of love and a special kiss from Leo X

Ann Goodison - 21st Feb, 2015
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Amazing Stay
Amazing stay. Lovely hosts and cracking breakfast. We will be back :)

Mr & Mrs Graham Dowling - 19th Feb, 2015
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Comfortable And Great Position To Stay
Lovely hotel and comfortable accommodation. The hosts were very welcoming and understanding when we had to leave early due to personal circumstances. The dogs enjoyed a hotel holiday too! Would stay again!

Richard Mason - 16th Feb, 2015
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The Best Of Ambleside
I have visited Ambleside many times since my first holiday there as a small child, and finally I have found the perfect guest house. I absolutely loved my modern little attic room, with warm floor tiles and nice views from the windows. The decor was stylish, the room was beautifully clean, and there were all sorts of little \'treats\' which made it special: the eco-friendly and lovely-smelling soaps and gels; a powerful shower; a tub of cotton wool and cotton buds; a big mug for coffee or tea (there was quite a range of hot drink options; a little radio as well as a TV; a comfortable and cosy bed.

The breakfast was just right - all the traditional choices, presented and served elegantly with a friendly but not intrusive style - and the vegetarian sausages were ones I hadn\'t had before and were the best I\'ve ever eaten!

I really appreciated Christine and Anthony\'s attention to detail and pride with which they run their lovely hotel, right in the heart of the village. There was a lovely camaderie amongst the other guests, many of whom were frequent visitors, and I like the fact that dogs were welcome.

I liked the way that Anthony managed all the cars in the little car parke so effortlessly, meaning that there was no pressure on the guests to manoeuvre their vehicles: we left our keys in safe hands and off we went to enjoy our days.

Smallwood House Hotel is one which I shall be recommending to all my friends and I look forward to staying again. It is a very special place.

Mr. Simon Bentley - 16th Feb, 2015
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Excellent
Our stay was excellent, starting with good parking at the back of the B & B, a lovely welcome from the owner and 2 beautiful rooms for us and our sister in law.

The positioning for the light parade was perfect particularly from our room whilst enjoying a drink or two.



So overall we will be back and the staff were excellent.

Jeff Robinson - 11th Dec, 2014
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Smallwood House Ambelside
Cofortable Central with excellent food staff lovely

Stephen Turnbull - 10th Nov, 2014
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Perfect Birthday Weekend
This is a great place to stay. Central location. Very warm and welcoming. Beautiful comfortable rooms. Delicious breakfast. Very helpful and friendly. Can\'t wait to stay again.

Christine Haigh - 3rd Nov, 2014
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A Quality Hotel
If, after a long walk over the fells, you find your legs stiffening and feet saying \'that\'s quite far enough for today\' you will appreciate that after a reinvigourating shower in your comfortable and clean room at Smallwood, it is but a short hobble to the many pubs, restaurants and cinemas that Ambleside has to offer. A peaceful nights sleep and a chat with the freindly staff & proprietors over a fine breakfast sets you up for the day to do it all again. Stayed twice in 2014 hope to be back again next year.

Mr. Steve Dewsberry - 2nd Nov, 2014
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Home From Home In The Lake District
We have been coming back to the Smallwood for many years now and the welcome is always warm in this comfortable and well run hotel.

ideally situated to park the car and explore the area on foot or by bus.

Mr. Andrew Schneidau - 28th Oct, 2014
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Lovely Stay
Enjoyed our stay made very welcome. Clean and comfortable excellent breakfast choices would definitely stay again

Penny Fretwell - 17th Oct, 2014
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Really Enjoyable Stay
Had another great stay at the Smallwood, great rooms, great breakfast and great hosts, look forward to staying again soon.

Michael Goldrick - 10th Oct, 2014
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Lovely As Ever
Yet another great stay at Smallwood, only twice this year but hope to do better in 2015. The fried bread is to die for and so are the poached eggs if you weant to be a bit healthier.

Kate Greig - 10th Oct, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Its always lovely to see you again.

Andy H.
Very comfortable stay in October.

Convenient location , great choice of breakfast.

Parking availability a bonus.

Will return.

Mr Andrew Howie - 9th Oct, 2014
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Response from Hotel
And we will look forward to seeing you again. Thank you

Short Stay At Smallwood
Very friendly welcome (as before) for our short walking break in the Lakes. Excellent breakfast choice. Good location right in the heart of the town. Very good value

Mr. Andrew Pike - 29th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Always good to see you again. Thank you

September Break
Just back from a fabulous 4 night stay at the Smallwood House, my second stay this year. A spotlessly clean and very comfortable room with everything I needed, the warmest and friendliest welcome and superb breakfasts. Thank you Christine & Anthony.

Mr. Paul Mckenna - 28th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Paul, I believe you found a few local beers to sample as well during your stay. There is just so much to enjoy in Ambleside.

Mother And Daughter
Lovely big very comfy room. Clean and adequate shower room. Delicious breakfast. Morning swim a bonus too.

Highly recommend

Mrs. Sheila Day - 28th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Just the swim? Don\'t forget the sauna, steam room, spa bath and hot tub. Oh and the gym if you like !! Lovely to meet you both.

Fabulous
Smallwood House is very clean and well maintained. The service was very good and breakfast was delicious. There is a comfortable lounge and its location is excellent. Nice toiletries were provided too.

Mr David Percy - 27th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you, the toiletries are made locally by Pure Lakes and so gorgeous aren\'t they?

Fabulous
We really enjoyed our stay. Very clean, lovely breakfast and all the little extra touches were so nice. My little dog loved it too and we can\'t wait to go back.

Elizabeth Ksiezak - 24th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your first stay, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Smallwood Hotel
Accommodation at the Smallwood Hotel is very clean and comfortable, breakfast is excellent. Hotel is located in town centre, next to shops, pubs and restaurants. Many hill walks start from Ambleside. Bowness(Windermere), Grassmere, Hawkeshead and Coniston are all within easy traveling distance.

Mr. Iain Jamieson - 15th Sep, 2014
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Response from Hotel
And it is always a pleasure to see you all again.

Smallwood House Hotel
We have just returned from another visit to Smallwood House Hotel. The service and hospitality is second to none and the breakfasts are wonderful. Our en suite bedroom was spotless and over the years it has continued to be updated to keep it looking fashionable. Anthony and Christine are perfect hosts and their staff are also very friendly. I would heartily recommend it for the perfect home from home stay in The Lakes.

Mrs D Macdonald - 13th Sep, 2014
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Smallwood Hotel Ambleside
A very well run establishment,very clean,great breakfast and very friendly helpful staff!

Val Viljoen - 12th Sep, 2014
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Great Break !
We got this two day break as a gift from our Daughters and their Husbands, for our Birthdays. One of my Daughters \'found\' this hotel on their travels,and have made return visits to it, introducing their friends to it in the process. We were impressed from start to finish by everything.Christine and Anthony are very welcoming owners,where nothing is too much trouble for them. The room was of an excellent standard, very clean, and the bed was very comfortable in deed. The breakfast provided is plentiful, with good variety and quality,served by Christine and her very efficient and friendly staff. Our stay was a great experience from start to finish,(not forgetting the surrounding landscape as well!) I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Ambleside. Both my Wife and myself will be returning there again, for sure!!

David & Joan Gilligan - 10th Sep, 2014
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Beyond The Call Of Duty!
Smallwood House Hotel - very friendly owners, clean bright rooms, excellent food. Would definitely recommend this place. I stayed with my husband and 3 adult sons recently when attending a family wedding - one of my sons had forgotten his suit and Anthony Harrison was prepared to kit him out from own wardrobe. Above and beyond...!

Mrs. Josephine Candlin - 7th Sep, 2014
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All Round Excellent B&b
I thought the web didnt do the B&B justice and in especially the outside of the building looked much nicer in reality than on the web. The inside was well tended, spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The room I had was quiet and perfectly comfy. Although my freind and I were in the attic level so my spacious light and airy room was great, there is a low ceiling in the en-suite bathroom so a shower wasnt possible but there is a bath, whereas my friends room had a low roof in some areas of the bedroom but a full height bathroom with a shower - the ceiling wasn't a probably in any way and we just had to remember to duck occaisonally. I thought my room had a lovely view from the new sash window looking over the town and beyond to the fells.

Breakfast was as good as it gets with excellent quality ingredients and coffee. The owners were very pleasant to chat to. Off street parking at the back of the B&B is a good bonus for those with cherished cars as many in the area only have on street parking with some parking restrictions in force until 17:00 hrs I think.

For what we paid and the associated expectations that come with that price bracket I would say "faultless, pleasantly surprised and I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone looking for a B&B at that price range".

Mark Slater - 28th Aug, 2014
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Great Place To Stay
Enjoyable place to stay. Hearty breakfast. Very clean rooms, with little personal touches here and there. Very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Mike Prince - 26th Aug, 2014
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Ambleside
Superb service, can't fault it, will stay again, thank you.

Mrs. Chloe Teasdale - 23rd Aug, 2014
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And it was a pleasure to have you staying with us again. Thank you

Anniversary Break
Had another fantastic 8 nights at the Smallwood, Cuckoos Nest for a week then in the hotel for a night.

Cuckoos Nest was just the ticket after long walks, comfy and fully equipped for relaxing.

Already planning our next break

Stephen Wood - 17th Aug, 2014
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Thank you for choosing to spend your special anniversary with us. It was nice to be able to meet more of your family.

Holiday
Good location Christine and Anthony were great hosts. Everything was super I would have liked a little more choice of cereals. Our room was fantastic. Thank you for a great stay.

Mr. Paul French - 14th Aug, 2014
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Just wondering whether you mean a different selection of cereals. We have a selection of 6, but always open to your comments if you would like something added along with the fruits and yoghurts. We hope to see you again soon.

Great Week
We had a lovely week in the lakes and couldn't fault The Smallwood. The rooms were a good size and in good condition, the hotel was in a great location and the breakfast was spot on with plenty of choice.

Many thanks to the owners, Anthony and Christine who were both friendly and welcoming and they made our stay all the more comfortable.

I would fully recommend Ambleside as a base to explore the lakes and if, like us, you simply want good B & B accommodation then I would definitely recommend The Smallwood.

David Hudd - 12th Aug, 2014
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Thank you. As you mention Ambleside is so very convenient for exploring the Lake District, it is right at the hub. We hope to see you again soon.

Great Accommodation In Centre Of Anbleside
Very welcoming to myself, my husband and our 3 teenagers. Rooms were faultless, breakfast was amazing and price was very good! Great location and helpful manner made for an amazing stay, we did not want to leave; would highly recommend!!!

Lisa Collins - 9th Aug, 2014
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And it was a pleasure to have you staying with us.

Great Stay
Fantastic stay room clean and well equipped breakfast excellent

Mrs. Chris Kendall - 9th Aug, 2014
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Thank you

Smallwood
Smallwood house is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in. We got a warm welcome, the room was airy and clean with lovely décor. The hosts were friendly and helpful and the breakfasts have a good range of choice. We would definitely go back there.

Mr Harry Smith - 4th Aug, 2014
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Thank you, what more can we say other than we hope to welcome you again soon.

Great Location / Great Value For Money
We booked last minute for our first weekend in the Lake District, and amid very expensive rooms, I found and booked our 2 nights at Smallwood House. I think this was really great value for money, our room was just perfect for all of us (couple, son and dog). The shower was strong, refreshing, warm after a long day walking around. The location is also perfect right in the centre of Ambleside. I can't find any flaws/ faults on our weekend and we would certainly recommend this hotel. It's not fancy but clean, quaint, friendly, nice, well maintained. Great tailored breakfast too.

Koo Cho - 4th Aug, 2014
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Thank you, it was lovely to have your family staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

3 Night Stay
The Smallwood is in a great position for everything in Ambleside , very clean,very comfortable Christine & Anthony made me and my dog coco very welcome , many thanks

Paul Walsh - 31st Jul, 2014
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Thank you for staying with us, pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Wonderful Stay - Great For Singles!
My friend and I booked the single rooms for a girlie catch-up weekend and both of us would definitely recommend the hotel. The owners were warm welcoming and extremely helpful. The rooms were lovely, spotlessly clean and had gorgeous toiletries! The brekkie was delicious and set us up for the day. The location is perfect for pootling around Ambleside. We were given great advice for a day out. Our only disappointment was that we could only stay 2 nights and didn't have time to take advantage of the spa offer. We highly recommend and will def be back!

Kath O\'connor - 25th Jul, 2014
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Thank you, hope its not long until you have another girlie weekend and can enjoy the spa facilities as well.

Lovely Place,lovely People
The room was spacious and comfortable, and the owners were very helpful, even when my stay involved me coming and going at strange hours of the night.

Guy Lingard - 23rd Jul, 2014
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We like to try and accommodate all our guests and thats an easy one !!

Great Stay
We really enjoyed our stay at Smallwood House. The room was at the back of the house so very quiet. Shower was very good. Very comfortable and welcoming after hard days of walking. Plenty of choice for breakfast too. Would definitely return.

Sue Howe - 18th Jul, 2014
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So pleased to hear that you had the restful stay you deserve. Try some Autumn walking and see the difference of the same walk at an alternative time of year - quite amazing

Very Happy With Our Accommodation
We stayed for two nights at The Smallwood Hotel as a group of five motorcyclist touring the Lake District. We were vey pleased with our rooms and the hosts were vey welcoming. The breakfasts were fab and there was a good variety of choices. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. If you are looking for something a little more personal then The Smallwood good be just for you. Good value for money.

Jonathan Peace - 14th Jul, 2014
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We are always happy to welcome motorcyclists to the Smallwood House. See you again soon.

Two Night Stay July 14
Our first time at Smallwood House and was very impressed, very clean, good food and a warm welcome. Will be looking forward to our next visit.

Mr Paul Wateridge - 9th Jul, 2014
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And we are looking forward to your return visit too. It is always so nice to be able to welcome back returning guests. It makes a lovely atmosphere for us when we know that all our guests have been before as does happen quite often

Happy Couple
Had a good stay at this lovely hotel, rooms nice and clean , really cumfi bed, bathroom had a good shower and was clean, breakfast was tasty, it is in a good location parking is a bit tight be carfull 8out 10 for me and wife which is good , defently go back

Ashley Hefford - 6th Jul, 2014
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And we would be very pleased to have you back. Thank you

Thank You....
I have just returned from a two nights stay at the Smallwood (03/07/14), this was my first time staying at this B&B.. All I can say is, if your looking for a warm welcome, clean accommodation, GREAT breakfast in a central location with parking.. then look no further. I was trailing alone, up to do some walking in the area, Christine was so helpful and recommended a wonderful walk....

I will be definitely be returning... and look forward to my return.. Thank you... Kevin from Blackpool...

Kevin Ainsworth - 3rd Jul, 2014
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Thank you Kevin for such a lovely review. It is always good to know that our guests were comfortable and that they have enjoyed the walks we recommend to them. We hope to see you again soon

Home From Home
We have been staying at the Smallwood every autumn for over 15 years due to a double booking elsewhere,luckily.Positioned right in the heart of town with parking,the hosts have created a welcoming and comfortable home for their guests and the breakfast is the icing on the cake.

Mr. Andrew Schneidau - 2nd Jul, 2014
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And we are really pleased that you had a double booking elsewhere which brought you to us. It has been a pleasure having your little group come to stay with us over the years, always lovely to see you.

May Bank Holiday 2014
We stayed here about 4 years ago and when we decided to come to the lakes again with friends it was easy to decide where to stay. The Smallwood is very friendly, clean and comfortable, breakfast choice is 1st class. Christine was very helpful with information about the walks and the local area.

Trevor & Jeanna Cartwright

Martin & Lorraine Weaver

Trevor Cartwright - 10th May, 2014
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Livingstone really enjoyed his walks up the fells with you all too, he says he can't wait for you to come and take him out again. We look forward to seeing you all again soon as well.

Overnight Stay
Everything was excellent, room, breakfast , location, helpfull staff, thanks for letting us leave the car a little longer than allowed and returning our gear from the wardrobe where we had left it

Peter Collins - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Thank you, we thought maybe you were leaving everything ready for your return?

Great Place To Stay
We keep returning to this B and B because it has everything for a few days to a week away - central location you can walk to all the many amenities Ambleside has to offer. Extremely clean rooms, comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts with lots of choice from cereal and fruit to full English, or maple syrup pancakes or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs! Lovely Lakeside organic shampoos and lotions, teas, coffees and hot choc drinks in the room. Christine, Anthony and Camilla are friendly, welcoming and helpful - tremendous place to stay! We look forward to our next visit - Koren and Nick

Miss. Koren Calder - 13th Apr, 2014
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The Pure Lakes toiletries are lovely aren't they? We like to find products for you to use, that we would like to have ourselves. Good to know that you like them too.

The choice for breakfast is what we would like to find as well, but we are always open to more suggestions if you have any.

Great Stay
Another great stay at Smallwood, wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ambleside. Just have to work out when I can go again.

Kate Greig - 12th Apr, 2014
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And it was lovely to see you both again. Always nice to welcome people back again.

Ambleside Jaunt.
My wife and I stayed at \Smallwood House Hotel in early April. Although the weather was poor the welcome was warm. Our bedroom was clean and warm. The breakfasts were excellent. A lovely break was had.

Keith Cummings - 12th Apr, 2014
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Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and were comfortable, thank you

Weekend Stay
I have stopped at the Smallhouse House Hotel for the last 3 years. Having entering the Cumbrian Commotion the ideal place to stay was Smallwood, an excellent and clean facility with friendly staff. Oh and a great breakfast!!!

Gareth Edwards - 5th Apr, 2014
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Thanks, we have enjoyed having your group stay with us. We dont mind the mud and the wet clothes after your efforts during the day. Hope to see you again next year.

Thoroughly Recommend!
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in March and would thoroughly recommend it.

The room was spacious, tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything we needed.

The breakfast was superb and the hosts friendly and welcoming.

The area is stunning; I just simply loved it!! Will definetly be returning.

Thank you so much for a very enjoyable stay.

Mrs. Carol Stopforth - 3rd Apr, 2014
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Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. Don't wait for a birthday party to bring you next time though. Just come to remind you what a lovely area we have here.

Lovely
We stayed for 4 nights, the room was beautiful, comfy bed, very clean and the breakfasts are the best we have ever had. We had a wonderful welcome from Christine and Tony and will be back soon.

Rhyl & Pam Jones - 1st Apr, 2014
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We will look forward to welcoming you back again, always a pleasure.

Recommended
Our stay was only for one night, but i have absolutely no complaints or issues to raise. We had our dog with us and felt the hotel was very accommodating and helpful where the dog was concerned. breakfast was excellent and the room was very comfortable with all we required.

Margaret Johnson - 30th Mar, 2014
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Thank you, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Girls Weekend Ambleside
I would recommend Smallwood House Hotel in Ambleside. Best breakfast of any B and B I have stayed. Very welcoming owners and pretty décor in rooms.

Great central location, across the road from cinema and jazz club and very close to all restaurants and shops.

Irralee Andrzejowska - 25th Mar, 2014
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Thank you, we hope you will come and stay again on your next 'girly weekend' Lovely to have met you all

Smallwood, Big Heart.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Smallwood House, I was looked after from start to finish, and would have no hesitation about returning.

Mr. Jim Mullin - 19th Mar, 2014
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So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your very kind comments.

Hospitality
Thank you for the comfort of your services. you were very warm and friendly.

I did enjoy my stay.

Edward Kaluwa - 19th Mar, 2014
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It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, hurry up back again

Mr & Mrs
Pleasant service, comfortable rooms & great food. We will definitely stay again, highly recommended A+

Mrs Louise Purcell - 17th Mar, 2014
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Thank you, always a pleasure to have you stay with us.

Another Wonderful Stay!
Nick and I returned to Small Wood House for the third time and will be back again in April - repeat visits says it all! Extremely comfortable bed and clean and tidy room, delicious breakfasts with lots of choice and helpful and friendly owners. Thank you looking forward to our next holiday already! Koren and Nick

Miss. Koren Calder - 26th Feb, 2014
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Thank you, it was lovely to see you both again. When you come in April, we hope to have the sunshine, bluebells, lambs, fresh shoots....oh I could go on and on about the joys here at that time of year, but you will be able to see for yourself. Walking boots at the ready! See you soon

Short February Stay
Very friendly welcome - and excellent breakfast! Also, good location in the town, with parking. Would stay here again

Mr. Andrew Pike - 18th Feb, 2014
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Thank you we look forward to seeing you again.

Great Location And Very Friendly
We stayed at Smallwood House for the 2013 New Year. The location is excellent with 2 restaurants right next door and many more a stones throw away. There are also many outdoor clothing shops within a short distance.



Anthony was very knowledgeable of goods walks from the guesthouse, so you don't even have to drive your car. Christine was on hand for breakfast and the choice was amazing.



Ambleside is one of my favourite destinations in the Lake District and Smallwood House is a brilliant base for touring the area. Even when we left on the 2nd of January, lots of new guests had arrived, proving this place is very popular. On our next visit to the Lakes, we would definitely try to stay at Smallwood House again.

Marc Lewis - 2nd Jan, 2014
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Well thank you. Here's hoping we see you again during 2014, it will be a lovely summer to look forward to and then you can see it from another angle completely.

Week-end Trip
Stayed at the Smallwood for our walking club's 5th Christmas party. This was our first time in Ambleside. We were well looked after and nothing seemed to much trouble. All our needs were well catered for. The rooms were clean and tidy and there was plenty of choice for breakfast. Everybody said they would stay again in stopping in Ambleside.

Phil Johnson - 2nd Dec, 2013
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Hopefully you will come again soon to Ambleside and not wait until the next Christmas party. Remember Ambleside is fantastic in the spring, summer & autumn as well.

November 2013
We've not stayed in the Smallwood for a couple of years but went back in November 13 for a short break. Have to say that it was as good as ever. Very friendly, very clean and tidy, excellent breakfast and all round a very enjoyable stay

Steve Cornwell - 22nd Nov, 2013
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So pleased you found us still as you had hoped. We hope to see you again soon

Lovely As Ever
Yet again a great weekend at Smallwood, I just wish I could go more often than once or twice a year. Comfy warm room, great breakfast and always a friendly welcome and chats.

Kate Greig - 18th Nov, 2013
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Always lovely to see you as well

Great Break
Excellent in every way.

Mr I Wall - 17th Nov, 2013
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Thank you

Weekend Away!
Warm welcome, a quick tour of the hotel, information of the amenities, good information section. Warm, nicely decorated , very clean establishment, very accommodating. I requested to have flowers and fruit in my daughters room, beautiful red and pink roses and a beautifully presented oval platter of soft fruit as I requested along with a gift card. Wholesome breakfast, the Cumbrian breakfast was very tasty, the sausage, black pudding very nice. A special breakfast for Alex was made! My husband and I usually go self catering, we were pleased we stayed at the Smallwood Hotel. The kingsize room was very nice, we had a good restfull sleep. Good central location, near shops, restaurants.

Mrs J Enstone - 11th Nov, 2013
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Thank you, we hope all has gone well since

Thank You Smallwood
Excellent accommodation, friendly welcome and ambience, central location, all in all a very enjoyable stay.

Mrs B Ronald - 4th Nov, 2013
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Thank you, it is great to be able to walk out of the door in the evening isn't it? Just so convenient

Night In Ambleside
Stayed here before and wasn't disappointed. Had lovely room which was perfect too for our Labrador. The room is lovely and everything has been thought of. Will come again.

Mrs Challinor - 2nd Nov, 2013
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Thank you, it always nice to welcome guests back again

Cosy
A lot of heart and soul went into this B & B to make it as comfortable as a family home. comfortable beds, clean rooms and a brilliant breakfast. what more can you ask for. I will stay there again and again when visiting Ambleside.

Alfred Dayo - 29th Oct, 2013
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Thank you so much for your lovely words. We do try and we do look forward to welcoming you again soon

Enjoyable Stay
Very enjoyable stay.was very pleased for the use of spar passes was great after a long drive

Mr Andrew Dodd - 27th Oct, 2013
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Thank you, the spa passes are great after a long walk, cycle ride or just when you feel like it. But pleased you enjoyed using them

S
One of the best places we have ever stayed in

George & Jean Westwell - 2nd Oct, 2013
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Thank you ever so much. We hope you to see you again, perhaps for your next birthday!!

Smallwood House Hotel
Lovely Place. Very Friendly. Beautiful location. Excellent Food. Very Clean & Tidy. Great Facilities. My only critism is the parking. Awkward at times. Thank you for a lovely stay. Highly Recommended.



September 2013.

Ian Layzell - 22nd Sep, 2013
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Thank you, your little group were a pleasure to have staying with us. The car park can be a little tricky once in a while, but it is private car parking in the centre of Ambleside. It was once a lovely garden with a tree in the middle, we often wish it still was. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time away.

Lovely B&b In Centre Of Ambleside
Stayed 3 nights had a excellent time location perfect, lovely breakfast which set me up for my walks, friendly staff and I had a comfortable room overall had a great stay.

Mr. Steve Chapman - 31st Aug, 2013
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Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, just hope it didnt slow you down too much.

Fantastic
We had a fabulous three night break here in August.Rooms spotless beds extremely comfortable and delicious breakfasts!!The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming.The location is great with parking at the rear.Would recommend and we hope to return on our next visit to the lakes.

Rhian Jones - 29th Aug, 2013
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Thank you, we will look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Great Stay!
Breakfast was amazing, perfect to start the day, before a walk! Hospitality was perfect, lots of good advice and tips. Friendly, accommodating, efficient and central. Rooms were lovely, comfortable and with great views. Links with the spa is an added bonus. All in all, an ideal spot as a base in the Lake District.

Mr. Paul Franklin - 28th Aug, 2013
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Well thank you very much, we really do appreciate your wonderful comments, as we do try to make your stay the best it can be.

Homely Hotel
Another lovely 4 days at Smallwood. Always a warm and friendly welcome from the owners. Can't fault the rooms, breakfast and we always enjoy our packed lunches for the walks. Would highly recommend this B&B, we wouldn't say anywhere else. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Lynne & Graeme Thompson

Mrs. Lynne Thompson - 19th Aug, 2013
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Thank you for your lovely comments. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay once again.

Lovely 2 Night Stay
Me Leonie and Elvis our dog had a lovely 2 night stay at the Smallwood! Excellent location in ambleside. Rooms where good and very comftorble! Will be back again soon! Thanks

Mr. Rob Redpath - 18th Aug, 2013
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We will look forward to seeing you all again soon

Central Ambleside B And B
Clean, friendly accommodation in central location with parking available. Dog friendly, unfortunately unable to stay longer.

Miss. Deborahharbison Harbison - 13th Aug, 2013
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Wish I Was There Right Now
quite simply, we will be back if you will have us!

hopefully soon.

Mr Mrs D Eccleston - 7th Aug, 2013
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With pleasure, we will look forward to seeing you again

Two Days In Ableside
Very good, clean & tidy B&B. Highly recommended.

Mr Barnett - 31st Jul, 2013
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Thank you very much, good to know you arrived safe & sound. We hope to see both you again soon

Lovely Break In Ambleside
We had a very warm and friendly welcome as we arrived and we enjoyed staying at Smallwood for 3 days. Lovely room, with everything you need, and the mattress on our bed was so comfy! Unusual to come home and miss a hotel bed! Hopefully we will be back soon.

Alison Talbert - 30th Jul, 2013
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Thank you for such a lovely review. Its good to know that you were so comfortable as well, as we do our best to be sure that you are. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Recent Week-end
Not our first stay at this welcoming and clean b&b and will not be our last.

Excellent well-cooked breakfasts, parking and dog-friendly makes a perfect lakeland break!

Mrs. Julie Anderton - 29th Jul, 2013
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So pleased to hear that you enjoyed another well deserved break in Ambleside. We look forward to seeing you both + your four legged friend again soon.

Excellent Stay
stayed twice and cant fault the hotel and the hosts.superb.

Michael Woodcock - 22nd Jul, 2013
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Thank you so much, we look forward to many more visits, but hopefully not just on birthdays. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us.

Excellent Location
The Smallwood house hotel is perfectly located for the lakes and also for a good choice of restaurants in the evening. The service is friendly, the breakfast is of great quality and the rooms are lovely. I can't wait until the next time!

Mrs. Donna Roberts - 15th Jul, 2013
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Thank you very much. As you say we are in the perfect place to enjoy the benefits of Ambleside.

Perfect
Warm and welcoming.

Car parking is a positive.

Beautiful room and view.

Very enjoyable stay.

Lucy Carruthers - 14th Jul, 2013
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Thank you very much, we hope to see you again soon. Keep an eye out for some of our special offers for our 25 years of being here. Particularly for previous guests.

Nice Break
We came up for a few days motor biking. The location is perfect as a base. The B&B was lovely. Breakfast was a great start to the day. Good parking for our bikes.

Larry Haac - 8th Jun, 2013
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It was nice to have you staying with us, we are always happy to accommodate bikers and their bikes.

Nice Place To Stay
Good base and nice hosts.

Mr David Martin - 23rd May, 2013
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Thank you

May 2013
Group of 4 adults who visit Lake District most years for some fell walking. Stayed at Smallwood in Ambleside in May 2013 for weekend and made to feel extremely welcome. This is probably the best B&B that we have stayed in over the past 20 years. Would certainly recommend it most highly!

Stephen Dunion - 19th May, 2013
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What a lovely review, thank you ever so much. We hope to see you again soon too.

Our Home From Home.
We have been coming to the Smallwood for nearly 20 years, and have seen it go from strength to strength. The hotel is always well maintained and offers a genuine warm welcome to both new and returning customers. The staff are very hard working and all the rooms are cleaned to a high standard.

The breakfast choice is impressive, with special diets catered for and nothing is too much trouble.

We consider it home from home.

Chris & Alison Whitelegg - 18th May, 2013
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We are so pleased to hear that you are comfortable enough to think of us in that way, look forward to next time you come 'home from home'

Home From Home
A very warm welcome,comfortable rooms,excellent breakfast and centrally located for many scenic walks.

Mr. Andrew Schneidau - 16th May, 2013
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Always great to see you when you come to do another walk or two.

Great Weekend
We went as a family group to celebrate a special birthday and couldn't have been treated better. The rooms were lovely and all spotlessly clean and well equipped; great breakfasts were available to suit all tastes; and the owners and staff were tremendously helpful and knowledgeable about the town and area generally. Would definitely recommend Smallwood House and hope to return.

Mr & Mrs B Farrell - 12th May, 2013
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Enjoyable Stay
Our accommodation was clean and well serviced our hosts were attentive and eager to please, the hotel is well placed for all amenities as well as centrally located for visits to other areas of the lakes. A most enjoyable and relaxing stay! The breakfast was also well cooked and very enjoyable.

John Ray - 25th Apr, 2013
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Thank you for your lovely comments, pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast as it is such an important start to the day. We are always happy to hear if there is anything else we can add to the menu

A Great B&b
We had a great weekend at the Smallwood. I would recommend a stay to anyone.

Katy Sykes & David Gresham - 22nd Apr, 2013
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Thank you, hope to see you again soon

Our Stay In April
My wife and I have stayed at the Smallwood House Hotel many times over the last 13 years. We always enjoy our stay, it is very comfortable and we are always well looked after. I would recommend it for a stay, long or short, in Ambleside.

Mr & Mrs D Mott - 16th Apr, 2013
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And it is always so good to see you both. We enjoy catchng up on your news

A Little Gem
fantastic little B&B, the breakfasts are amazing, cooked to order, better than any 5 star hotel. highly recommended

Sarah Scott-rivers - 14th Apr, 2013
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thank you, so pleased you chose to stay with us, and that you enjoyed our award winnng breakfast. look forward to seeing you again soon

Easter Holiday
This was our first time away for many years as a family. Su and I with Lucille; our daughter, Ian her partner and young Daemon; the new addition. When the opportunity presented itself for a few days away the first place we thought of was Smallwood house. Su and I have been staying here for an number of years and have had a lovely time every time. All dietary needs met, great breakfasts, good humour, tables booked for meals, comfortable rooms, advice re walks and places to visit. Really nice people. Located right in the centre. Highly recommended.

Charles Gorrie - 13th Apr, 2013
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Always good to see you all, great to see families - all 3 generations having such a nice break together

Our Recent Stay
My husband and I have been staying at Smallwood for about 10 years, the service is always exceptional. A warm and friendly environment, home away from home and our boys love it. Thanks Christine and Anthony



Best wishes

Carol and Lee Lilley

Carol Lilley - 6th Apr, 2013
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It was lovely to see you and the boys again, it makes it a pleasure for us as well.

March Visit.
I have been coming to stay at the Smallwood House for 23 years with my Fiancee and Friends.

The reason we keep returning is because, Anthony and Christine the owners make it a true home from home, with a warm atmosphere and a nothing is to much trouble attitude, you cannot wish to stay in a better Hotel.

David Girdlestone - 25th Mar, 2013
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And it is always to nice to see you again. Don't leave it too long until we see you again.

Another Enjoyable Holiday
We spent 4 nights at Smallwood House Hotel. We have been going there for several years now and wouldn't think of going anywhere else in the lakes. It has everything we need and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a holiday in the lakes with lovely rooms and excellent breakfasts. Also dog friendly.

Mr Wilson - 23rd Mar, 2013
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Holiday 9-16 March 2013
Stayed in a single room (with my brother in the other single room) - on a walking holiday. Because of its superb central location, we were able to leave the car in the car park all week and use the buses or walk from the hotel. Excellent stay with superb breakfasts & very good selection of food. Hosts, Anthony & Christine, always available & helpful - nothing was too much trouble for them. And Christine in particular took a genuine interest in one's affairs, remembering things about one's family, etc., which was really lovely. Would highly recommend this establishment. And value for money was excellent, especially with the special offer of £25 pppn!

Mr Philip Simmons - 23rd Mar, 2013
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Thank you for your very kind words. It was good to see you again. Remember the VERY special offer was a celebration of us starting our 25th year in the Smalllwood House, to say thank you to all our guests for staying with us over the last 24/25 years. We do so enjoy seeing them again each year, so thought we should say thank you. There will be offers again in the future but probably that was the best, so glad you were able to enjoy it.

Outstanding
Smallwood is ideally situated with the added advantage of private parking, a must in Ambleside.

The standard is excellent, breakfast choice cannot be faulted.

All this topped up with owners who are always there to help, friendly and, well, really nice.

We are re-booking in October!

Geoff Jackson - 15th Mar, 2013
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Smallwood House Hotel.
Excellent hosts, good car parking,wonderful breakfasts.2 couples staying but forgot to ask for shower in each room. My fault.all contingencies cate red for.

Mr G Popplewell - 14th Mar, 2013
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Fantastic
Fantastic place. very clean, fantastic breakfast, lovely warm welcome. Christine and Anthony always make time for a chat. Lovely soft pillows! Close to all the best walking routes, in the heart of Ambleside. Christine and Anthony provide the same service year after year, it has never altered in the all the 6 years that we have been coming, wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cumbria.

Rachel Searcey - 12th Mar, 2013
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Thanks, we will make sure it is still the same (or better) in July when we see you again. looking forward to hearing of your latest adventures then.

Short Break Review
My partner and I recently took advantage of a great midweek 2 night bed and breakfast deal at Smallwood Lodge. The room was delightful, light and airy, and located on the front of the property with a good sized en suite bathroom fitted and decorated to a high standard.

We parked our car to the rear of the property in the good sized car park alleviating any on street parking problems.

Our hosts, the owners Christine and Anthony were there to greet us and as usual made us feel very welcome.

Breakfasts were excellent with a good selection to suit all tastes and the ' full english ' was marvellous setting us both up for the day ahead.

The premises are located in an ideal position within ambleside with only a 2 minute walk to all the shops.

All in all a lovely break and we would have no hesitation in recommending Smallwood to anyone wanting a relaxing 'Lakes' holiday. 10/10

Fiona Robson - 1st Mar, 2013
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It was lovely to see you both again. Thank you for your nice comments we do enjoy meeting our guests each visit and hearing what they have been up to, makes our 'job' so enjoyable.

Will Come Again
I had booked the weekend away for my partner, who was unaware off this, and had never been to Ambleside before. Ambleside its self is a nice quieter part of the lakes i find and smallwood was the perfect place to take in the weekend. Christine and Antony were very accommodating and helpful to our requests. The breakfasts in the morning set you up for the day. over all a very enjoyable weekend and were already planning our next visit.

Caroline Smith - 27th Feb, 2013
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Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. As you point out, Ambleside is such a good location for a weekend, not too far to go and so much on your doorstep when here.

Smallwood House Hotel
Lovely warm room with comfortable beds and modern bathroom with underfloor heating.

Central location. Very good breakfast. We will be back.

Mrs. Judith Hill - 24th Feb, 2013
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It was a pleasure to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again. Don't forget to let us know if there is something new you would like added to breakfast, we will always try to include any requests.

Will Be Staying Here Again
Had a fantastic stay here, welcoming staff, spacious and spotlessly clean rooms, excellent choice for breakfast and in the perfect location. Will be visiting again. Thank you

Clare Middleton - 17th Feb, 2013
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Really appreciate your kind words and you staying with us. Please do come again soon, it was lovley to have you staying with us.

January Weekend
Thank for very enjoyable stay. Warm,very clean and comfortable. Lovely breakfast, plenty of choice. Enjoyed the spa and also had excellent dinner at Salutation Hotel. Hope to be back soon.

Ms Ann Aitken - 27th Jan, 2013
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It was good of you to battle through the snow. Hurry back in the spring time to see the daffodils.

3-10 Nov. 2012
Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. I slept well in quiet and comfort. Breakfasts were good, too. This is a very fine location for those wishing to see Lakeland, on foot or otherwise. Alan Smith.

Mr Alan F Smith - 15th Nov, 2012
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Thank you, as you say we are in a very convenient position for day and evening in the Lake District. Hope to see you again soon.

Our Regular Break In The Lakes
We visit Ambleside every year and have stayed at Smallwood House Hotel many times. Why would we stay anywhere else when this hotel fits all our requirements. It is very welcoming, lovely rooms and excellent breakfasts and we can bring our dog. A first class hotel very reasonably priced.

Mr Wilson - 3rd Nov, 2012
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And we enjoy seeing you each time. thank you

Highly Recommended
An excellent Hotel. Very welcoming and enjoyable. Great choices for breakfast. Nothing too much trouble. Centrally located for all Ambleside amenities, and the Lakes in general. We have stayed in the past and will be staying again in the future.

Mrs. Gwyneth Mcmanus - 28th Oct, 2012
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Thank you, hope its not long until we see you again.

Excellent!
What a fantastic stay!

We had 2 brilliant nights at the hotel. The rooms are spotless and so comfortable.

The breakfast was tasty and filling- perfect for a day out walking! Our hosts were friendly and accomodating!

Definately reccommend the hotel- and we will definately return, most likely bring the children next time too! Thank you.

Tarn & Ian Pollard - 28th Oct, 2012
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Thank you, we will look forward to seeing you with the children... unless you are allowed out without them again

Superb,
Never fail to enjoy staying at the Smallwood Hotel.... The staff and ambience are really great! Thanks for another great week in Ambleside.

Stephen Richardson - 10th Oct, 2012
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always a pleasure to have you staying with us, look forward to next time.

Smallwood House 2012
Upon booking we were looking for a small hotel that would accommodate us with our small dog. We were pleased to find out that Smallwood House would accommodate us with only a few weeks notice. The room we were allocated was of reasonable size, nicely decorated and clean. Breakfast was good & service friendly & efficient. Very well situated, close to the towns' shops & pubs & in a good position to visit other areas of the Lake District. The car park is small however they have a very good system in case you box someone elses car in! I also happened to leave a necklace in the room when we departed but the owners let me know and were happy to post it back to me which i appreciated. Will definately visit again when next in the area.

Mrs R Lindsay - 1st Oct, 2012
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Thank you for staying with us. Its good to know your necklace made it back to you safely.

Best B&b In The Lakes
This is simply the best place to stay in Ambleside!

Jonathan Tallis - 24th Sep, 2012
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What a lovley thing to say, thank you

Short Stay
We stayed just one night with our dog and had the best nights sleep ever!!

Very friendly staff, very clean and right in the heart of Ambleside will be staying again!

Jenna Huxham - 22nd Sep, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Just remember to tell us if you are bringing the dog as not all our rooms take pets, we leave some completely pet free for those who are unfortunate enough to have allergies.

Two Night Stay
Smallwood House is friendly,very clean and served a good breakfast.

The decor of the hotel is dated but was adequate for our stay. The bathroom in room 8 was new and modern.

Peter Dear - 19th Sep, 2012
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Thank you for staying with us. we are sorry you felt that the decor is dated as we spend each winter decorating another section of the building so there is nothing very much out of date. Plans are underway now for this years decorating. Perhaps if you return next year you will be able to see what we have done.

Bed & Breakfast
We have stayed with smallwood more than once and have never ben dissapointed the service is second to none and very clean and comfortable rooms and a fantastic breakfast you would find hard to beat. Definately worth a try you wont regret it :-)

Miss. Amanda Hinds - 19th Sep, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind review, it was lovely to see you both again. Hope its not too long until we see you again

Review
Very clean, well equipped room and comfortable bed. Some peeling wallpaper in bathroom but generally well decorated. Friendly service and would defintely return at some point.

Kenneth Wilson - 11th Sep, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to put your comments online it is appreciated. I am sorry the wallpaper was peeling it has now been dealt with and put back in place. We hope its not too long until we see you again.

Small Wood House Hotel
smallwood house hotel offers excellent accomodation with the bonus of friendly and helpful owners, with out whom our holiday would not have been so memorable.

Gill & Alan Hunt - 9th Sep, 2012
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Good to know that you arrived home safe and sound. Thank you for staying with us, it was nice to meet you and hope we see you again soon.

Excellent Stay
Just had excellent 4 night stay. Everything perfect and the use of the spa was much appreciated after long day on the hills.

Mr T King - 5th Sep, 2012
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So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and your long walks.

Comfortable Elegance
Very spacious, elegantly decorated bedroom with plenty of seating area. nicely appointed bathroom with lovely locally produced body washes. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Somewhere we will be visiting again.

Mrs Jane Silver - 4th Sep, 2012
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It was nice to see you again. The pure lakes products in the bathrooms are lovely aren't they. Everywhere smells of lavender in the mornings.

Smallwood House Hotel
Nice little guest as central as you can get. Clean and modern, breakfast was good too. The next time i go to Ambleside I would stay here again. Proprietors were warm and welcoming, nice people.

Mr. Paul Senior - 27th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your kind response, we hope to see you again soon

Ideal
could,nt fault anyhting about our stay here. Great location, lovely, well cleaned rooms, friendly owners. There was also a car park, which is much needed in ambleside. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and every need was caterd fro...what more could you ask for.

Mrs. Louise Brown - 27th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon, it was a pleasure to have you all staying with us. Keep an eye out for our newsletter or on facebook for any special offers we may have, ther will be some coming soon

Perfect Place
my wife and I stayed at smallwood for 5 night 17-22 august 2012,our rooom was large and extremely comfortable.Our host were very gracous and breakfast is exceptional and varied.Did i mention it is also in the ferfect position and has great parking,doesnt get any better.

Mr. Trevor Kendall - 23rd Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind comments, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and hope to see you again soon. As you mention, we are so wonderfully central to Ambleside and the Lake District that getting around is easy even without a car.

Fantastic Break
Another fantastic stay at Smallwood House, great accommodation,location and breakfasts.

This hotel offers fantastic value for money, Ambleside is the centre of the lively lakes, you would never know as you enter this hotel you get peace quite, comfortable surroundings. Cant wait to go back.

Stephen Wood - 20th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your lovely comments. It was good to see you both again and hope its not too long until we see you again.

Smallwood House Hotel
Stayed at the Smallwood House Hotel September 2011. My stay was very enjoyable and the price was ok. This year in April I stayed at the smallwood hotel again, in the same room, slightly less breakfast this time, but I was a bit stunned that the price had rose £15.from £75pn to £90pn. I thought this was to big of an increase. Never-the less I would still consider staying at the smallwood again.

Roland Hemsley - 20th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your comments. The price you paid may have been a special offer which you had been fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of, but our overall price has not increased for sometime now. We are a little puzzled over your comment of less breakfast, as we have not reduced the size at all, we have however purchased some new plates which are larger (so that we can fit our big breakfast including black pudding, fried bread and beans on) this makes our standard breakfast look a little smaller. We do always ask if you would like anything more and we are quite happy if you would like to add extra items to your cooked breakfast. Our cold breakfast items vary a little but again we hope that there is always something there for everyone.

July Break
Wouldn't stay anywhere else. Service excellent, room as always, well presented and bright.Packed lunch always spot on,especially the homemade cake and breakfast the best part of the day. Looking forward to coming back next year

Mrs. Lynne Thompson - 15th Aug, 2012
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It was good to see you again as well, we will look forward to seeing you next year as well.

A Lovely Break In The Lake Districtict
wonderful friendly hospitality charming hosts excellent breakfasts in 5star like accommodation in beautiful Ambleside what more could you ask for at such reasonable rates

Vernon & Jill Merrick - 15th Aug, 2012
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Just The Job
Just what I was hoping for - excellent breakfasts, clean and bright room and perfect for my old dog George and best friend Suzanne. The location was perfect and the hotel was relaxing and friendly.

Sonia Wrighton - 14th Aug, 2012
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So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your well earned break, hope George is doing well and that its not too long until we see you again.

A Most Enjoyable Couple Of Days
Two of us spent three nights at Smallwood House Hotel. Our room was pleasant, the facilties very good and the beds exceptionally comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfasts. The atmosphere was very friendly indeed and we would certainly consider returning at some future date.

Ms. Maxine Eziefula - 14th Aug, 2012
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A Pleasant Stay
Liked this hotel very much. Easy to find and in a very scenic area. The staff were helpful and very pleasant. The room was well kept, bright, and clean. Wide choice for breakfast and very enjoyable. Highly recommend this hotel.

Richard Bennett - 11th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your kind words, we hope its not too long until we see you again.

A N Excellent Favourite Hotel
Five stars - excellent.

Friendly, comfortable, excellent breakfast, brilliantly located, car parking in the centre of town, very enjoyable use of nearby swimming pool/spa

Robert Dutton - 8th Aug, 2012
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Thank you for your lovely review, did you mean to put 1 our of 5? it doesn't quite match up to your review, but we will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Good Place
We spent two fine nights in Smallwood House Hotel. Nice and helpful hosts, nice place.

Eva Riemer - 6th Aug, 2012
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it was a pleasure to have you stay with us, hope we see you again soon.

Anniversary Weekend
We visited Smallwood House Hotel for 3 nights to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary. We had a lovely time. The accommodation, food and service were all impeccable. Next time we visit the Lakes we will go back to the Smallwood.

Mrs. Linda Smedley - 3rd Aug, 2012
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Thank you for such a lovely review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your celebrations at home.

Smallwood House Hotel
As a frequent visitor to Smallwood House I enjoyed my stay in Ambleside and would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone looking for comfortable and friendly accommodation

Chris Skinner - 27th Jul, 2012
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Challenge Weekend
9 of us stayed here for a weekend when we did a 2 day challenge walk. Christine & Anthony couldn't have been more helpful, they made us bacon sandwiches as we would miss breakfast with early walking starts.



Rooms where very clean and nicely presented, at least until I dumped my stuff on the floor.



Location is excellent right in the thick of it, with numerous restaurants just outside the door(Thai, Chinese, Cantonese and Italian) and a great pub just up the road which does excellent burger.



If you stay here you wont regret it.

Philip Windsor - 25th Jul, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for such a lovely review. Hope its not long until we see you again. Perhaps you should come and test out one of our winter break specials?

Walking Weekend
I have talked to other members of the group and we are all unanimous in saying that the level of service and standard of care was truly amazing. An example to every other establishment in the country!

Graham Hill - 24th Jul, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We enjoyed having your group staying with us and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Best wishes Christine

Short Stay In Ambleside
Service, location, room and food all excellent - I hope to return one day.

John Travis - 12th Jul, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to see you again soon

Best wishes Christine

A Weekend In The Lakes
As a party of walkers Smallwood Hotel met all our needs including fresh and well prepared full cooked breakfasts together with a good selection on the cold buffet all served in advance of the advertised times. The rooms are well presented, clean and very comfortable. Offroad parking is a real bonus as were the packed lunches. The Proprietors made us very welcome and went out of their way to ensure a most enjoyable time was spent in the Lake District. Highly recommended

Mr Tyson - 9th Jul, 2012
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A Weekend In The Lakes
As a party of walkers Smallwood Hotel met all our needs including fresh and well prepared full cooked breakfasts together with a good selection on the cold buffet all served in advance of the advertised times. The rooms are well presented, clean and very comfortable. Offroad parking is a real bonus as were the packed lunches. The Proprietors made us very welcome and went out of their way to ensure a most enjoyable time was spent in the Lake District. Highly recommended

Mr Tyson - 9th Jul, 2012
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Weekend In Ambleside
Excellent accommodation,couldn't fault the en-suite bedrooms,centrally located, close to restaurants, shops and for excellent walks. Friendly and welcoming, really enjoyed staying at Smallwood house hotel. I would definitely return to it.

Kashmir Kenyon - 3rd Jul, 2012
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Hi Kashmir

Hope you all got home okay and all is well with all your families. Thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you all again. Best wishes Christine

Super Break
A lovely friendly hotel.Great hospitalitynand superb breakfasts to set you up for a days walking.

My single room was comfortable clean and well presented.

This small hotel offers superb value for money and I look forward to staying again.

We both had awonderful time and enjoyed some great walks in spite of the weather.

Us - 30th Jun, 2012
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Thanks Liz,

Perfect Stay
first class accommodation. we had a triple room which the owners kindly arranged specially for us. clean and beautifully decorated. very friendly and professional staff who did everything to help us have a lovely break. will return for sure and recommend to anyone.

Jo Vallance - 27th Jun, 2012
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Dear Jo

Thanks you for your lovely review, we take it that you all arrived home safely. Hope we see you again soon

Best wishes Christine

A Great Place To Stay
Let me say from the outset that we are biased in our opinions of this wonderful hotel. We have been staying here on and off for the last 28 years! It has always been a friendly and welcoming hotel. With the recent upgrades to many rooms it is very comfortable place to stay while in the lake district. The owners and staff are always ready to help and offer advice on places to visit. The breakfasts are well cooked with plenty of choice of cereals and fruit and juices. Ambleside is ideally situated in the central lakes, with many walks directly from the hotel. And if you are fortunate to be the holder of a bus pass, the bus station is close at hand, with buses going both north to Keswick and south to Kendal and Windermere. A lovely hotel in a lovely part of Britain!!

Mr & Mrs J Beard - 27th Jun, 2012
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Thank you for such a lovely review. It is always nice to see you both and we hope its not too long until we see you again.

Best wishes

Christine & Anthony

Two Nights At Smallwood
We found this gem of a B&B via the internet, and what a find!!! Ideally located for all the ammeneties of Ambleside and easy reach of Windermere! Warm welcome, very high standard of ammeneties and decor throughout. Our En-suite even had underfloor heating, warm & cosy and always hot water! Then the icicing on the cake, BREAKFAST! Cereals, juices, fruit,galore and the full cooked was perfect. And if you tell you the room-rate you'll only be jealous!!

Mr R Morrell - 23rd Jun, 2012
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Careful I'll be putting the rate up. Seriously thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes

Christine

Excellent
Excellent. Everything was perfect, excellent breakfast and amazing stay. A good place, where courtesy and hospitality have a special meaning

Thank you

Allesandro Franchi - 21st Jun, 2012
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Good Value Friendly Stay
Stayed for our first time in early June 2012 and we were very pleased with the friendly welcome and help form all of the family members and staff. They really do know The Lakes and can recommend walks and other activities. Our room was at the top of the house and was immaculately clean and comfortable. Breakfast was to meet our requirements and very nicely cooked. Our first but not our last stay at the Smallwood House Hotel

Mr. Jim Alprovich - 20th Jun, 2012
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Ancient Tree Forum Summer Field Trip
Excellent breakfast, very clean and spacious room. Very comfortable and environmentally friendly too.

I look forward to another visit sometime.

Chris Knapman - 17th Jun, 2012
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Our Stay!
We spent 4 days in the lake district and stayed at Smallwood for 3 nights, can not fault the rooms and the hospitallity was excellent, would certainly return. Excellent.

Mrs S Line - 14th Jun, 2012
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Weekend Stay June 2012
Lovely welcoming B&B, right in the heart of Ambleside so ideal for walking from the doorstep but with all the options of evening hostelries! Bonus of parking on-site too which is unusual in a central B&B. Would definitely return.

Louise Killoran - 12th Jun, 2012
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Great Time
Thank you for a great stay! Would definitely recommend your hotel! Very friendly and helpful! Great value for money!



Thanks again

Mr & Mrs Hodgetts - 8th Jun, 2012
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Super Smallwood
Great stay, lovely breakfasts, comfy beds. Super as ever.

Kate Greig - 6th Jun, 2012
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Enjoyable Break
We stayed for two nights and found the Smallwood very comfortable. This is our second stay here. The room was very elegantly decorated and furnished and a good size. The situation is great with easy access to restaurants and pubs, so no drink/drive problems. Breakfast is excellent.

Parking availability is a bonus in busy Ambleside. Would certainly stay again.

Mrs E Hughes - 28th May, 2012
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Dear Mrs Hughes



Thank you for your very kind review. It was lovely to have you all staying here again. Best wishes Christine

Superb
Our thanks to Christine and Anthony for making our recent stay in Ambleside so enjoyable. Their attention to detail is first class both from the accommodation, rooms, decor and of course the breakfast point of view. Their location is certainly a prime spot in that access to the town, bus stops and other features are all easily accessible. Another major plus point is the car parking area in the rear of the hotel. Certainly we would hope to make another visit to this beautiful part of the UK made all the more special by our stay at the Smallwood House Hotel. Missing the black pudding already!Paul & Liz Hendley.

Mr. Paul Hendley - 21st May, 2012
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Weekend Stay
We have stayed at the Smallwood annually for several years as we find Ambleside an excellent base for walking on the fells.

Christine & Anthony run this lovely hotel in central Ambleside. The welcome is always friendly and more often than not, our room is available early.

Recent refurbishment in the rooms has added a fresh look to the well equipped rooms. TV, tea&coffee, hairdryer etc.

Breakfasts are excellent and will keep most people going all day:)

Packed lunches & flasks of coffee can be made up, if you are planning a day on the fells.

Overall, just perfect for a couple of guys chilling out in the Lakes for a weekend.

Perhaps that's why we keep going back!

Paul Howells - 17th May, 2012
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For Hols.
SMALLWOOD IS A LOVELY LITTLE HOTEL .SPOTLESSLY CLEAN AND COSY . FOOD WAS VERY NICE . THE OWNERS VERY FRIENDLY . I WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK .

Brenda Mceachern - 17th May, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us.

Lovely B & B/hotel
I visited with my grandma and daughter and had a lovely weekend. We were made to feel very welcome and the accomadation was very comfortable with a wonderful breakfast.

Mrs Jane Evan - 2nd May, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, it is good to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you all again soon

Best wishes

Christine

Excellent B&b
This was the perfect place for us to unwind after a hard afternoon running on the Lakeland trails. Fantastic location right in the heart of Ambleside & the private car park is a real bonus! The rooms we had were lovely, very clean, spacious & comfortable. Christine is a fantastic host making us feel very welcome. The breakfast was also delicious! We'll definitely be staying here again, and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxed, friendly B&B in the lakes.

Thank you both Christine & Anthony

Paul Fiddler - 30th Apr, 2012
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Dear Paul Thank you for your very kind review. Hope you are still all enjoying your running and its not too long before we see you all again

Best wishes Christine

Ceo
I spent great time in Smallood hotel. The breakfast was very good, rooms were clean and large enough. Staff was quite friendly and supportive.

Mrs. Natela Turnava - 30th Apr, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind reveiw. I take it you had a good journey home. We hope to see you again, Christine

Superior Service
Christine and Anthony were exceptionally helpful to me during my stay as my airline conveniently lost my luggage which of course created some problems. All of my needs adn queries were responded to with kindness, accurate information, good sense and good humour. I would highly recommend the Smallwood House.

Mr. Doug Greenwood - 29th Apr, 2012
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Hi Doug Hope you managed to get home better than you arrived on the right flight with your luggage. It was lovely to have you stay with us, thank you for your very kind review. Hope you don't leave it too long to come to the Lake District. Best wishes Christine

A Weekend's Break
Our room was comfortable as always at The Smallwood The breakfast was excellent with a great variety. Harry's coeliac diet was applied very well. I also had a great start to each day. Christine and Anthony treat their guests as friends and make them very welcome. We always look forward to our stay.

Mr & Mrs H Taylor - 25th Apr, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Dear Erica & Harry. Thank you for yet another lovely review. I do hope Harry has recovered from his fall and is dancing again. Best wishes christine

Lovely Stay
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Smallwood House. We were made to feel very welcome with our dogs which is so important to us. The veggie breakfast was gorgeous. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Sian Webb - 18th Apr, 2012
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Our Stay
This was our 3rd stay, need I say more.

Our room was very comfortable, breakfast was excellent nothing was too much trouble and yes the weather during our stay was good.

Mr & Mrs M Holloway - 16th Apr, 2012
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Home From Home
A very friendly welcome, a clean,quiet,comfortable room, delicious breakfasts and an excellent location. We highly recommend The Smallwood House Hotel to everyone.

Mr & Mrs G Howell - 16th Apr, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review, hope its not too long until we see you both again. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us.

Best wishes Christine

Our Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Smallwood House and have been back several times. The children had a great time and the staff were very friendly. A very homely and welcoming environment.

Carol Lilley - 15th Apr, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to see you all again soon.

Best wishes

Christne

Couldn't Ask For More
Room was very clean and bright.The breakfast was superb with plenty of choice.staff very friendly and helpful.Would recommend and stay again myself.

Shaun Bell - 12th Apr, 2012
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Thank you Shaun for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Excellent Hotel
The most comfortable bed we've ever slept in!! This was our 4th stay, and we will definitely be back soon. Very highly recommended.

Mr & Mrs I Jones - 11th Apr, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, very pleased to know you slept well. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Our Thanks To You All
Very pleasant stay in a comfortable place with warm welcome, lovely staff and beautiful breakfast. Just right

Mr Cannon - 9th Apr, 2012
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Thank you, we enjoyed having you to stay with us as well, hope to see you again soon

Excellent
Excellent place to stay whether that be for a couple of days or longer.Situated in central Ambelside,the owners are very polite and helpful,rooms

to a high standard,breakfast excellent.There is a added extra in that you get the facilities of a top class leisure complex in a hotel within a two minute walk away.

Mr. Raymond Patterson - 6th Apr, 2012
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So pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope its not too long before we see you again.

Excellent B&b
Had a very relaxing stay at Smallwood House, very clean, comfortable, friendly, great breakfasts, where my gluten free diet was well catered for, and also my bike was well looked after! Would definitely recommend this b&b

Phil Roth - 1st Apr, 2012
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Thank you for your very kind response, hope to see you again soon

Great 11 Nights March '12
I really enjoyed my long stay of 11 nights. For this kind of walking/pottering holiday in the Lake district, all that is required is a great breakfast, and a clean, comfortable, quiet room with en-suite, TV, Kettle, a socket and desk for my laptop and free wi-fi. Here I had the lot, and was very very satisfied!

Mr Robles-thome - 25th Mar, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, hope to see you again in the very near future

Friendly & Comfortable
Centrally positioned, friendly and comfortable hotel. Superb breakfast.

Mr D P Mckail - 24th Mar, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, it was lovely to see you 'twice' in such a short time. Hope to see you again in the near future,

Best wishes

Christine

Another Lovely Stay
Yet another excellent visit to Smallwood House, this time a long weekend. My fourth different room & they've all had a bit of a Wow factor. Great hospitallity & a breakfast to set you up for the day.

Malcolm Norris - 23rd Mar, 2012
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Pleasent Stay
Stayed for 2 nights - hotel location excellent, breakfast very good and can choose what to change/add as you like - owners very pleasent and obliging - a nice informal hotel with good clean well equiped rooms - recommended

Mr David Bennison - 22nd Mar, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope its not too long before we see you again. Best wishes Christine

Great Option For Families
Couldn't ask for a better stay. Ideally located, lovely room with view of church bell tower and town centre, great hiking opportunities just outside our door. Travel cot was set up when we arrived for our one year old. Great service and accommodating for families. Definitely would stay here again.

Mr & Mrs Melchner - 19th Mar, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, we hope to see you again soon

Christine

Smallwood House Hotel
It provides all you need for a visit to the Lakes - friendly welcome, warm, clean and comfortable with an excellent breakfast

Alan Busby - 10th Mar, 2012
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Short Break
pleasant and friendly, lovely spacious bedrooms. in ideal location, close to Ambleside town centre. hearty breakfasts - will definitely return!

Simon Betts - 6th Mar, 2012
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Smallwood House Hotel
superb hotel been coming for many years like home from home very warm and welcoming.great breakfast.when visiting the lakes its our first choice every time.thanks again from christine rob and daisy the dog

Mr. Robert Fellows - 5th Mar, 2012
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Another Lovely Stay
Lovely accommodation, friendly welcome, delicious breakfast and a comfy bed! Thank you for looking after me so well.

Mrs Jane Eccles - 5th Mar, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind comments, we hope to see you again very soon.

3 Night Break
2nd time we have stayed here, the last time in 2008. The breakfast was still as good as we remembered. Smallwood is a well-run, welcoming B&B and one that we will return to again.

Neil Harrison - 25th Feb, 2012
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Brilliant
Lovely warm welcome. Comfortable room. Great breakfast. A brilliant place to stay due to the combined efforts of a lovely couple showing the best of Cumbrian/Lancashire hospitality.

Mr Fullalove - 30th Jan, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. Hope its not too long before we see you again

Christine

Dec2011
Good pleasant bed and breakfast, ideally loacted with a friendly welcome.

Ashley Thorpe - 4th Jan, 2012
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Smallwood Hotel
The hotel was spottless the room was excellant .Anthony and Christine the owners were very proffessional and pleasent honest people . As myself and wife are walkers there advise of the local walks and weather reports were most welcome . We will be back there to see them in the summer. Thankyou for a lovely 6 days . Steve & Di .

Steven Worley - 4th Jan, 2012
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New Year Stay At Smallwood
Lovely team of people, comfortable clean quiet rooms, power shower, great breakfast, dog friendly, access to a swimming pool, tolerant of wet muddy boots at the back door, located near to everything Ambleside has to offer (Cinema, Shops, Pubs and Restaurants) AND chocolates on New Year's Eve - what more could anyone want from a B and B.

We will definitely visit again.

Ray and Catherine

Mr & Mrs R Mccreadie - 3rd Jan, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovley review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes Christine

Excellent B & B In Central Ambleside
Me and my girlfriend recently spent 4 nights at Smallwood House over New Years Eve.

The B & B is superbly located in the centre of Ambleside. All shops, restaurants and the cinema are within a couple of minutes walk.

The B & B itself is lovely. The rooms are spacious and clean, the owners are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is delicious. On top of that you get the use of a local leisure facility with a swimming pool, gym, sauna etc which is very welcome after a hard days walking.

Overall we had a fantatsic stay and would definitely go back.

Mr. Ben White - 3rd Jan, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope its not too long until we see you again. Keep an eye out for our special offers

Best wishes Christine

Smallwood
Excellent, friendly B&B in a good location. The room was a good size with a large double bed. Breakfast was of great quality with a lot of choices and good coffee.

Dr. Michael Hough - 31st Dec, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind reivew, we hope to see you both again soon, perhaps when we have some more sunshine, we have put in an order for February so fingers crossed

Best wishes Christine

Friendly B&b
Warm friendly b&b,lovely breakfast and good service , single room was warm and light ,only small downsides was i)Mattress on the well used side , ii) Sliding sash windows shake when the wind blows so had to "pack - out" the gaps. iii) Had to bend down a lot due to the slope of the dormer window

Mr. John Miles - 31st Dec, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your review. It is always useful to know the 'users' points, consequently the mattress has been changed and the joiner has stopped the rattle on the window. sorry we cannot raise the ceiling for you, but next time you can ask us for a room lower down with full height.

Best wishes

Christine

Smallwood House Hotel
A most comfortable and very welcoming place to stay, right in the centre of Ambleside. Breakfast is varied and delicious,and your hosts can't do enough to make your stay really enjoyable. Which is why we keep returning!

Richard Dewhurst - 13th Dec, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again soon, we have asked for extra warm sunshine in February so maybe worth a thought?

Best wishes

Christine

December Week/end Break
Good service.Comfy bed.



Enjoyed our time at the spa.



Cenral to all attractions.



Warm welcome and very freindly.

Ms Ann Aitken - 7th Dec, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, hope you had a lovely Christmas & New Year. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Christine

A Nice Place To Stay.
I found everyone very friendly and helpfull.



The room was great and warm enough for the time of year (late November).



The breakfast was more than adequate.



Should i visit the area again, i will certanley give them a call to see what accomodation is available.

Mr John Kent - 29th Nov, 2011
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Fabulous
Great stay once again can not fault the small wood at all

Mr & Mrs Bowers - 21st Nov, 2011
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Excellent Hotel
Excellent hotel with lovely rooms in the heart of Ambleside. I would definitely stay there again. The heated floor in the bathroom was a wonderful touch!

Ms. Chloe Stavish - 18th Nov, 2011
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Visit To Ambleside
We have stayed at the Smallwood Hotel many times. We always enjoy our holiday there. Excellent breakfast, facilities first class, warm welcome, ideal location, dogs welcome. We cannot fault the hotel.

Mr Wilson - 8th Nov, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. It is always nice to see you both, hope its not too long until you can fit in another visit between the grandchildren. Best wishes Christine

Good To Be Back
As usual our 2-night stay was excellent, clean and tidy room, excellent breakfast, friendly host and staff

Mr P Cadwallader - 7th Nov, 2011
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Half Term Break 2011
You are assured of a friendly, warm welcome from the Harrisons @ Smallwood Hotel,Ambleside. The plus is the central location, including the on site parking. My wife & I were able park for 3 days and use local buses, for walking & shopping etc.The food is plentiful and breakfast is excellent value.We feel the decor of our room, was dated, including the furniture and more thought could be given to lighting & the area given to tea & coffee facilities. However excellent value for money, particularly with the facility of using the local leisure club ie swimming, included at no extra cost.We will return in the future & thankyou the Harrisons.

Mr & Mrs C Pearson - 28th Oct, 2011
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Perfect Location
Convenient location, lovely room with views over the church. Breakfast catered for my dietary needs and was remembered daily.

Staff were very helpful and polite.

Thank you.

Mrs. Jane Elliott - 27th Oct, 2011
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Top Floor Room For A Top Stay!
We booked to stay here for a one night/ Saturday only stay, despite the online booking saying a two night stay is needed for weekends (little hint: email them for availability, they are very accomodating and if they can fit you in for one night then they will!). We stayed in a double room with an en suite bathroom on the top floor/attic part of the hotel, which had a sloping ceiling over the bed and in the bathroom (anyone in the 6'0" region or more will have to mind their head when going to the toilet or getting out of bed). The room had all the basics - tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, TV with freeview channels and lovely smelling toiletries in the bathroom. The teddy on the shelf above the bed was a nice touch too. The bed itself was very comfortable so we had a great nights sleep. Breakfast is included in the price of your stay and with a wide choice of food available (toast, cereal, yoghurt, cooked breakfasts, etc) the hard part is deciding on what to have! The hotel is situated right in the town centre and two minutes walk from the main shopping area and local pubs for those who are looking at eating out.

The only slightly disappointing thing about our stay was not being able to have a shower in our bathroom because of the low ceiling. There is a bath but for those who prefer a quick shower in the morning then the attic room isn't for you. Despite this we would happily recommend SmallWood House to anyone looking to stay in Ambleside.

Denise Lowe - 26th Oct, 2011
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Ideal Break
Warm welcome followed by one to one attention and care. Very comfortable and good food in a family atmosphere. Access to an indoor pool and gym is the 'icing on the cake' Super 'switch off'

Erica & Harry Taylor - 25th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Hello to you both. Nice to see that you arrived home safe and sound, thank you for another very kind review. It was lovely to see you both again.

Best wishes

Christine & Anthony

Chill Out In Ambleside
Fabulous place to spend a few days relaxing and catching up. Good size room and en-suite, all lovely and clean. Super breakfast to set you up for the day, whatever that brings. Good to make use of the nearby Leisure Facilities which are available.

Lovely welcome upon arrival and made to feel welcome throughout.

Mr. Michael Thomson - 22nd Oct, 2011
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Thank You
Thank you for a lovely weekend, will def see you again soon.



Steven & Jill Ruddick

Mr & Mrs Ruddick - 19th Oct, 2011
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Excellent Value.....
Smallwood Hotel is situated almost in the centre of Ambleside with shops and amenities virtually on the doorstep and yet within minutes you are in the countryside. Free car parking is provided in their large rear yard which in itself is a bonus.

The proprieters, Christine and Anthony, make you feel instantly at ease with their welcoming and friendly manner.

The room was well prepared, very clean with the en-suite (shower) having a selection of beauty lotions for the ladies to try.Tea and coffee making facilities were provided and the presence of modern r/c TV plus two comfortable chairs were an added pleasure.

The large double bed was very comfortable.

Breakfasts are bountiful with a large choice of courses to suit all tastes and all well prepared to suit.....lovely.

This October was our fourth stay and before leaving we reserved our stay again for next year - need we say more......

Mr Heathcote - 16th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
What a lovely review thank you very much. Roll on May till we see you again. Have a great time until then, Best wishes Christine

A Welcome Return
Another great stay @ Smallwood. Nice room, great breakfast & dry boots to put back on in the morning. What more could you want?

Malcolm Norris - 13th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Christine

Weekend In October In Ambleside
We were very happy with the accommodation and breakfasts - all the attention to detail and all the help from our landlady in answering our queries about walks, etc. in the district made it a very pleaurable stay.

The view from our bedroom was colourful because of the wonderful stone the houses and chimney stacks are built of, with craggy hills beyond - never mind the drenching rain!

And the four poster was very cosy.

Mr C Todman - 12th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mr Todman

Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Remember that although it sometimes feels like it, it doesn't always rain here and soon we will be having some wonderful crisp Autumn days, its worth coming again to experience them.

Best wishes Christine & Anthony

2-night Stay
Excellent location for Ambleside's town facilities. We enjoyed the breakfasts, and appreciated the little booklet that came with breakfast, making everything clear - this isn't always the case! The owners clearly care about the environment. Our room was clean and neat. Good information was freely available, and freely given!

Derek & Yvonne Seymour - 6th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, it was a good day for us when you found us. I hope you had a good journey home and hope it won't be long before you come to visit us again.

Best wishes

Christine

One Night Stay For 3 People
Locatrion good, provision of parking, clean rooms and good breakfast. Dog friendly. Everything seemed to work well and thanks for your hospitality. Would stay again

Miss C Brook - 6th Oct, 2011
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Great Weekend
As always, the Smallwood is a very nice hotel. We are always warmly welcomed. Plenty of choice for breakfast.

Steve Wright - 4th Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. Hope you enjoy Spain this winter!! and look forward to seeing you all next year.

Best wishes

Christine

Just The Best!
I have been visiting this hotel for many years and have never stayed anywhere I enjoy more. The staff are great and nothing is to much. One great advantage this hotel has over others in Ambleside is that it has parking for its residents! A rare thing to find in the Lakes! Moverover, Ambleside is the epi-centre of the Lake District because you have to go through it, to get anywhere else. You'd be nuts to think of staying anywhere else than the Smallwood House Hotel!

Stephen Richardson - 3rd Oct, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Hi Steve

Got home safe and sound I see, thank you for your glowing review, much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon

Best wishes

Christine

No Complaints!
Lovely welcoming atmosphere and a good base from which to explore the lakes. Our rooms were fine, with comfortable beds, although the duvets were rather too hot and some rooms are slightly small for very tall people! The toiletries in the bathroom were gorgeous - I recommend you also buy some to bring home with you.

A highlight was the full use of the pool/gym/spa at a nearby hotel.

Overall, a great place to stay and very pleasant people! Thanks.

Helen Connies-laing - 30th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Dear helen



Thank you for your kind review. Just to say if you had let us know, we could have changed your duvets for blankets if you were too hot. We look forward to seeing you again

Christine

Smallwood House Hotel
Had a very pleasant three-night stay at Smallwood House Hotel. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. A lovely extra while staying there is that you can use the swimming pool and spa facilities at a hotel around the corner. The breakfast is delicious.

Mrs C Vivian - 29th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes

Christine

Another Great Stay
This was our fourth year at Smallwood House, staying for a week. Everthing is just right for what we need for a holiday in the Lake District.

Mr & Mrs Williams - 26th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
It was as always a pleasure to have you staying with us again. We do hope you have a wonderful Golden wedding anniversay next year and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Best wishes

Christine

Thank You
Thank you for having us and our dog. We had a very enjoyable stay.Very comfortable room and fab breakfasts. Thank you for making us porridge each day.We will see you again, as hope to come next september.

Mr & Mrs A Bentley - 21st Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, we enjoyed having you to stay with us and look forward to you becoming one of our 'regulars' Best wishes

Christine

Break Holiday
Excellent value . comfortable . EXCELLENT breakfasts .most Hospitable . Thank you +++

Dr C J Mclachlan - 20th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you both, lovely to see you both again, look forward to seeing you with your new young friend. Anthony & Christine

September Break
I had a great time staying at Smallwood Hotel. I was a little nervous about travelling on my own but the hotel was really friendly and I had a wonderful break.

Kath Cheer - 20th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Dear Kath, thank you for your very kind review, we hope to see you again soon. Christine

Attractive Hotel In The Beautifull Town
First of all, Ambleside is the best basetown at the access,city function and the beautifull appearance for exploring in Lake District. Smallwood House Hotel is very attractive in the points of good English breackfast, comfortable bed, friendly staffs and the reasonable rate of the room. If I visit to Lake District again, I will stay Small wood House in Ambleside again.

Mr. Yoshitaka Amada - 18th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mr Amada, thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Christine

Another Great Stay At The Smallwood
Our second stay at the Smallwood this year. Just as good as the first - very clean and comfortable, with excellent welcome and breakfast. We would definately recommend staying here. Looking forward to our next stay.

Mr & Mrs Richard - 13th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for such a nice review. Very pleased you managed to get home safely and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Anthony & Christine

Weekend Break
we have used this hotel for the past 20 years+ and received a warm welcome as always. Nothing is too much trouble, the rooms clean & comfortable & the breakfast catered to suit all tastes. An ideal place to stay for a week or just a weekend. Highly satisfied as always.

Mr & Mrs K Marshall - 13th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Hello to you both, it was lovely to see you both again. Thanks for the review, look forward to seeing you again soon?

Smallwood House Hotel
The hosts were friendly, and very helpful. The hotel and rooms were very clean and bright and the breakfasts were very yummy. Location was perfect. l would highly recommend this Hotel

Ms. Margaret Lester - 7th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you are enjoying London, best wishes

Christine & Anthony

Excellent B&b
It's the first time we've stayed in a hotel / B&B with the kids (two children aged 5) but Smallwood House couldn't have been more accomodating. Lovely big room, all immaculately clean and nicely decorated.



Central location meant we could pop out for a takeaway and eat it in the dining room, with a baby alarm to listen out for the kids. There is a bar, or you can BYO drink. Sitting room also available so you're not confined to your room.



Fabulous breakfast with lots of choice. And very good value for money at £100pn for all of us. Doesn't take dogs but has a small private car park so they're safe in the car. If we're in the area again will definitely come back.

Mr Liam Cooper - 5th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope its not too long before you visit again. We do accept dogs, but some of the rooms are 'dog free' to allow for people with allergies. Certainly next time if we can we will give you a room where the dog can join you.

First Class
A lovely atmosphere, excellent accomodation, amazing breakfasts. Thoroughly welcoming and accomodating hosts. We had a first rate stay and will most certaingly be returning. We would not waste time exploring alternatives.

Trevor & Sue Spinks

Mr T Spinks - 5th Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon (as long as you can remember where you are going!!) Very best wishes Anthony & Christine

Values
The smallwood holds in our view true family values and just nothing is a problem for the team. You want to Feed the ducks they will give you bread. We took the little one to the park ( in the rain) they gave us a towel. Outstanding accommodation and breakfast is the best

in ambleside. This is our second stay at the Smallwood and our first choice from now on and we are frequently popping over to ambleside

Mr & Mrs Bowers - 2nd Sep, 2011
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Response from Hotel


Thank you for your very kind rview. We hope to see you all again soon, saving up the bread for the ducks now.

Review
Very comfortable, friendly and central. Would go back again.

Alison Talbert - 30th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes

Christine

Ambleside
Another fantastic time was had in Ambleside. Great hospitality and friendly welcome from Smallwood House Hotel owners. This is our 3rd stay at this hotel, room was lovely, great breakfast and exceptional service. We will be back again next year

Amanda Buckley - 30th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Hi Amanda, thank you for your fantastic review. It was great to have you staying here again, maybe next year you will have a new four legged friend with you as well. Don't forget if you need a quick fix of the Lakes before then to use one of our winter offers just to 'get away from it all'. Best wishes

Christine

Good As Always
Perfect stay close to city centre for five persons. One double and three singles. Nice rooms with showers and a lot of hot water...good after a hard walk.

Claes Linden - 24th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Hi Claes, thank you once again for your very kind comments. It was good to see you and your friends again. We hope to see you again very soon. best wishes

Christine

Five Star
Our second stay, was as good, if not better, than the first some 4 years ago. Polite,friendly, approachable staff. the level of cleanliness was excellent, as was the food.

Superb location, well worth another visit

Mr & Mrs Colling - 23rd Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely comments, we enjoyed having you to stay again as well.

Smallwood House Hotel
What can we say, except excellent all round! A warm welcome on arrival. Lovely accommodation, clean and comfortable. Wonderful breakfast. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Mr I Charlton - 23rd Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind comments. Pleased to know that you returned home safe and sound. Hope to see you both again soon (hopefully without the walking stick)

Absolutly Fabulous
Booked here last minute so wasnt much choice and the price was great, didnt expect much with the good price we got, But we were shicked this is one of the most poshist classy and trendist B&B we have ever stopped in, the beds and covers were pure luxuary and the hand and body lotion that is provided (and also sold - which i bought) is gorgeous my skin has never felt so great. we love ambelside and will be back and we will definintly be stopping here (if they have availability)

Mrs. Maureen Thompson - 23rd Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for staying with us and your very kind comments, we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to take advantage of our special offers throughout the winter when you need another break

Brilliant!
Thank you for a comfortable stay. The breakfasts were just what we needed and set us up for a few mountain peaks. The parking for the car was an added bonus. We will be back!

Mrs Ann Goodison - 20th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind review. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon, when you decide its time to do some more of those peaks.

Ambleside Break
The Smallwood is a very pleasant hotel in the heart of Ambleside. The owners are very nice friendly an accomodating. The Breakfasts were very good (especially the crispy bacon)with a good selection. Albert the dog enjoyed his stay to. A very pleasant stay and i would not hesitate to recommend.

Mr Bruce Mills - 17th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your review, we also enjoyed having you to stay with us. I hope your son enjoyed the rest of his birthday when you had gone home. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Best wishes

Christne

We'ed Definately Stay Again.
A most well-appointed room, great location,

excellent breakfasts and charming hosts.

Lorraine A Andrews - 13th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your comments, I hope you have enjoyed Scotland and managed to find somewhere to stay on Friday night. Best wishes

Christine

Smallwood House Hotel
We found this to be a very helpful and friedly place to stay. Our room was comfortable and the bathroom immaculate, supplied with everything we could need.



Breakfast was excellent, with very good service. Parking can be a bit of a problem, but that is really a Lakes problem. We were fortunate really to have any on-site parking. Would certainly recommend it and would stay again

John Harvey - 11th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mr & Mrs Harvey



Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards

Christine & Anthony

Smallwood House Hotel
i have stayed at smallwood house several times in the last 5 years and never have i felt that i need to find other accommodation when ever i stay in ambleside. the hotel ticks all the boxes and is a complete home from home.

Mr E Corley - 10th Aug, 2011
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Mr Corley, it was as always a pleasure to have you staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Christine

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Distance 4.48 miles (7.17 km)
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Distance 4.94 miles (7.9 km)
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