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After a lovely breakfast we packed our overnight bags, had a chat with Ian and Deb, owners of Ewich House, and were on our way to Keswick. Ian convinced Kent to take the Trossachs Trail which took us past a lovely waterfall at Killin and then through beautiful scenery. We made a stop at Aberfoyle for a drink and soon after we joined the motorway. It added about an hour to our journey, but it was worth it. We came off the M6 at Penrith and found our ...
... but we headed straight for the ferry across the lake then took a luxurious bus ride up to Hilltop. This is the home and garden of Beatrix Potter, and now a National Trust exhibit though still a working farm. The house is set out just as Miss Potter wanted it, with rooms you can walk through, full of her favourite things, drawings, letters and paintings.
Back across the lake, this time in a beautiful ...
... course, but we still managed to go slightly off course a couple of times. One of these we’re blaming on a herd of cattle we’re sure were deliberately hiding the gate we should have gone through.
Finally we saw Kendal in the distance. The Dales Way actually goes through Burnside, but our accommodation was in Kendal about 4km to the south. Being Sunday there were no buses, trains or taxis so after our 20km day we had this extra stretch before ...
Headed off later than hoped but reached Stratford-on-Avon around 1pm. Full of tourists. Lots of people enjoying the weather - overcast but warm. Found a beaut market and enjoyed looking around. Waited 50 minutes for toasted sandwiches that didn't come, so after waiting that length of time, followed Dave's lead and walked out. Ended up with a sausage in a roll from one of the market vendor's. Not a patch on Tasman sausages and HXUC market day bread! No time to see ...
Accommodation was at Bramaskew Farm, a genuine family owned farm so comfortable and welcoming we would have loved to stay longer. As we arrived Janet our host was heading down to feed the chooks and we sampled their produce the next morning in the form of beautifully poached eggs. Our boots were dried near the fire overnight and we had a lovely home-cooked meal.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Raise View House Grasmere
Wonderful place, wonderful people
We have just come back from a short break in Grasmere where we stayed with Karen and John at the Raise View House B & B. Highly recommend it - It is a beautiful house with an extremely friendly and welcoming feel, all down to Karen and John who really do make you feel very much at home without being intrusive.
Their recommendations for meals and walks were spot on (the breakfast John cooked this morning was fantastic too!) and we have had a great time. Grasmere is a lovely little village with plenty to do and I'm sure we'll be visiting both Grasmere and the Raise View again and taking friends along next time.
Emma and James
I'LL BE BACK!!!
What an amazing stay! John and Karen made us feel very welcome as soon as we arrived and could not do enough for us. It was more like staying with friends rather than the owners of a B & B.
The beautiful decore and personal touches make it so unique (try the home made Grenola at Breakfast!). Breath taking views and a great village to stay in with good restuurants.
Only tell your closest friends about this place as it's a gem!
We have just returned from a week stay with Karen and John at Raise View House and it was wonderful. It was everything we expected and wanted and all the previous reviews are right on the money. The house is warm and inviting, nicely decorated and CLEAN, CLEAN,CLEAN! The breakfasts were very nice and more than enough to keep you happy for a full day out in the mountains. As for John and Karen, what can I say. They are great innkeepers and will do everything that is possible to help you to enjoy your stay, with helpful information on what to do and see for all age groups. When the time came for us to leave, it was like leaving our best friends. We are already planning a return as soon as possible. I know that we made the right choice in picking Raise View and also in picking the right village. Grassemere is small enough so you don't have all the crowds of the larger towns (and this was off season), quiet and beaufiul, but large enough with some very nice restaurants and shops and close enough to the other larger towns if you want to visit them. It always takes me a long time to pick a B&B when we travel, since we run our own B&B here in the States and I am very picky about where I want to stay. Raise View, along with John and Karen, get 5 stars in my book. Thanks Karen and John! Hope to see you again soon.
Stunning Accommodation in Grasmere
We chose Raise View House on the back of the excellent reviews on this site and we have to say they deserve all of the positive comments posted here. From the warm welcome at the start of our break to the Dinner on our final night we couldn't fault this place, it's beautiful and deserves all the success it gets. We noted that most of the other guests were regulars and I understand why. Pristine rooms, fresh linen, superb views and last but not least great home cooked food. We've been coming to The Lake District for over 25 years and this is by far the best Guest House we've enjoyed in Grasmere. John and Karen are wonderful hosts and we've already re-booked for November. Superb!
Another fabulous weekend away at Raise View
Yet another wonderful weekend at Raise View with John and Karen. Despite the rain, a fabuous 6 mile walk around the lakes directed by John enabled 6 "ladies that walk" to have a wonderful humourous day, to be welcomed back at Raise View, helped with wet togs and nothing but good humour, fabulous accomodation, honesty bar and help help help all the way. Superb breakfast next day sets you up for whatever you like - walks, shopping, or just taking in the superb surroundings. A must for any first timer to the lakes and guaranteed, like us, to return again and again.
Cannot be bettered.
The best Bed & Breakfast I have ever been to!!!
Raise View House
John and Karen at Raise View House make you feel so welcome that you don't want to leave. A warm comforting toasty Bed & Breakfast with beautiful decor and also spotlessly clean with superb breakfasts and evening meals as well if you require one. However, I really don't want too many people to find out about this place in case John and Karen get so booked up there is no room for me there again!
We have stayed in this guest house many times and have never been disappointed.
This is just the best! We have stayed here many times and intend to do so for many years to come. The food is brilliant, also the service. John and Karen are the perfect hosts and the welcome is just wonderful. The rooms are tastefully furnished and if you want help, just ask.
It's by far the best we have found anywhere.
A & M Worth
This was our first (but hopefully not last) trip to the Lake District. Raise View House is absolutely superb. First class accommodation, delightful furnishings, best quality food and plenty of it!! Views from the rooms were wonderful. This guest house was far superior to many of the 4* hotels we have stayed in over the years. Owners, John & Karen were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Their knowledge of the Lake District is extensive and, as we were first timers to the Lake District, John was quite happy to map out a tour for us each morning. We were never disappointed. In addition, Grasmere is delightful and a perfect base for touring. Restaurants (again, all recommended by John & Karen) were all brilliant although we had our favourites.
I think this has to be the most friendly B&B I've stayed in. Karen and John make you feel so welcome from the moment you make the booking.
The rooms are clean, quiet and have fantastic views. The breakfast is whatever you want it to be, from toast to full English.
Karen and John are on hand if you need any help, from restaurant recommendations to advice on walks/drives.
I really don't know how they could improve the service already in place. A gem in the heart of the Lakes.
I have Recently stayed in Rasie View House, Grasmere, for a week. I enjoyed my visit so much i will not hesitate to go back at any time. The Rooms didnt have a speck of Dust in, or any mess, they were the Cleanest Rooms i have ever seen in any Hotel or Bed and Breakfast. The Daily Room Service was Fantastic and they put hard work into making you Happy. The owners were extremly friendly and so Helpful they looked after their Bed and Breakfast alot to keep it in such good condition. The Whole Place is Tidy and clean. My Favourite part was in the mornings, i would come down after a good night sleep and have a bowl of Corn Flakes then have a Full English Breakfast, it was worth getting up for. The Lake District has so much to offer with its Beautiful Veiws and Walks and well worth checking out. Rasie View is a 4 Diamond Bed and Breakfast and i Recomend it for EVERYONE !! They make you feel so welcome, and happy. I will definly be going again. It is extremly Good Value and worth Every penny, belive me. I found out About Raise View through the Internet, (---) !!