The Ravensworth Guest House Windermere

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The Ravensworth is a unique guest house built in the traditional style and of the local lakeland stone. Although it provides all the modern comforts expected today, The Ravensworth still retains the character and charm of the Victorian home it was originally built as. Being only a few minutes walk from Windermere village and only five minutes walk from the train and coach station it is ideally situated. It is about fifteen minutes walk to Bowness village and Lake Windermere. We single rooms, standard double rooms, rooms which can be either super king-size or twin beds and four rooms with four-poster beds. Our superior four-poster rooms have king-sized beds and two of the rooms with super king-size or twin beds are on the lower ground floor and each have a private patio. All our rooms are en suite. The single rooms have showers and all the rest have bath with shower over. Visitors are welcome to relax in our guests lounge and breakfast is served in our conservatory which leads out onto an elevated terrace. We have ample parking at the front and rear of the guest house. Free wireless internet is available in the guests lounge and in some of the bedrooms.

All our bedrooms have flat screen televisions with built in dvd players, clock radio alarms (some with ipod docking station) and hospitality trays with cafetieres. We also provide bath robes in our superior rooms. There is a large selection of films available on dvd which our guests are welcome to borrow, free of charge. We offer our guests the traditional full English breakfast but they can select whatever they like from the menu. In addition you can start with fresh fruit salad, yogurt and various cereals. We also have specials such as smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or Eggs Benedict. There is plenty of choice for vegetarians also. Although we do not provide evening meals there are various excellent restaurants close by in Windermere village and Bowness. There are also a selection of pubs close by or a short drive away serving good food. If you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourselves we will be happy to arrange for Champagne, sparkling wine, flowers, chocolates or even a celebration cake. There are various shops to browse in both Windermere and Bowness including the popular Lakeland Limited.

The national motorway network and good local roads make us very easy to find. Turn off the M6 motorway at junction 36 onto the A590 (A591) to Kendal and Windermere. Follow the dual carriageway to the large roundabout just outside Kendal. Carry on along the A591 to Windermere. After passing the village sign stay on the main road, ignoring the sign into the town centre, and The Ravensworth is about 500 metres on the left hand side just before the church.

The Ravensworth is close to Lake Windermere, the longest lake in England. Enjoy a day or evening cruise on Lake Windermere, explore Ullswater by boat or discover Coniston Water, the site of Donald Campbells last, fatal, speed record attempt. Visit Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, or Grasmere and Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth lived. Go back in time by visiting one our many stately homes and gardens such as Holker Hall with its excellent motor museum. We also have castles such as Sizergh and Muncaster, not forgetting the railway at Ravenglass, the oldest 15″ guage steam loco in the world. Of course the area is famous for its walking as championed by Arthur Wainwright. You can climb the highest peak in England, Scafell, or attempt the challenging heights of Helvellyn. However, you don’t have to be an experienced walker to enjoy one of the many picturesque footpaths throughout the Lake District National Park. There are also various golf courses in the area (nine and eighteen holes), horse riding and cycle hire. You can fish for trout in Lake Windermere or one of the reservoirs close by.

Nearest interesting places and things to see

Orrest Head Kirkstone Pass Windermere Steamboat Museum

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