St John's Lodge
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... I have done. I ended today with a blast on a busy Sunday at the pub and have treated myself to fish and chips and quite a few pints of beer.
I was going to attempt to leave Kirkby Stephens tomorrow and spend a day by myself in Manchester unwillingly, but instead have met a gentleman offering me 70 quid to work for him at his job site tomorrow cleaning up a bit. That seems quite more logical in my mind than doing nothing for the day. He offered me a generous wage ...
Denise at Gates travel said she'd get back to me with potential deals for hotel and flights. that was on Saturday, it is now Tuesday and she's not got back to me yet. I so want to get this holiday booked so that I can start planning. I'll ring her tomorrow. In the meantime, I've spoken to three other travel agents, all of whom are checking hotel prices and ...
... the road. Sally and Sam joined us and he was as good as gold - sat watching the world go by out of the floor to ceiling clear glass windows overlooking the park and fells while we sang old hymns. The congregation of 21 (inc the minister but not inc Sam!) made us very welcome and the strong South Lakes accent of the minister added to the twinkle in his eye and excellent talk on Matthew 11:28 'Come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened'. He talked about John ...
... Central Park. Of course the flight and cost is important, but if we're staying in a hotel then it is important that it looks like a hotel because we will want to take photos of us standing outside the it - isn't that what you do when you're on ...
... bottoms in varying degrees of bony to bouncy bobbing up and down the hills! But it will be nice to have a wee without nettle rash x thank you all xxx Elaine: After yet another friendly B&B we set off a little later than the early birds at 9.50am with a good cooked breakfast inside us. Today was to be a leisurely day with as many stops to take photos as we liked. I pressed ahead to find a nice spot for our morning stop and settled down to listen to my audio ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews St John's Lodge Windermere
Lovely hotel and staff
Absolutely great! A very special place. All the staff I met were friendly and pleasant and the Proprietor was particularly nice and helpful with me. The room was lovely, as clean and pleasant as anywhere I've stayed and I have travelled quite a lot. I particularly appreciated the strict no smoking as it meant the room was clean and fresh.
The best thing is the breakfasts, they are just wonderful. Adventurous, cater for special tastes and massive - you don't need to eat for the rest of the day.
St John's Lodge was one of the first guest houses in the area to become 'smoke free'. That was over ten years ago when we first took over the business. It was definitely the best decision we ever made.
After trying to book the beautiful Waterhead Hotel, and searching for weeks on the internet for somewhere decent to stay in Windermere, we gave up, and decided to go book this place, as we were short of time.
Great for veggies!
The location of this hotel is great, within walking distance of Windermere village. The staff were pleasent, the rooms were basic but clean and good value. The breakfasts were excellent, catering extensively for vegetarians and vegans, definitely the most appealing feature of the b&b. I tried something different on every morning! Overall, the bed and breakfast was of average standard but not expensive and with an excellent specialist menu. Would recommend to veggies looking for a reasonable and pleasent weekend away.
The best feature about this B&B is the location as it is on the main road between Bowness & Windmere. As soon as we arrived we were greeted not in the usual personal manner you expect from a B&B, "how was your drive", etc, but a full run down of all the rules. Don't park here, no entering after this time, no using the shower after this time. It wasn't welcoming, it wasn't nice, and made us feel like we were back at school.