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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had a very pleasant stay at Rockside. The owners were very friendly and every morning we were greeted by cheerful Caroline who served us a wonderful breakfast (vegetarian). Our room was very comfortable and the standard of cleanliness was perfect as was the rest of the guesthouse. A very sweet and pleasant touch was the plate of homemade cakes in the hallway! The guesthouse is very conveniently situated for Windermere town and because of the number of rooms, Rockside has a very intimate and personal atmosphere. For a quiet evening in, Rockside has a good range of DVDs and books. We really enjoyed our stay, had lovely walks and would highly recommend this charming guesthouse.

Room Tip: Rooms on the main street may have some noise from traffic (if windows are open).
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank David F
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RocksideGuestHouse, Owner at Rockside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for the review David. Rockside is certainly a guesthouse with character, and we are so pleased you enjoyed its atmosphere and home made treats.

If you are ever in the area again don't forget to pay us a visit

Regards

Caroline & Martin

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

An excellent stay in this wonderful B and B. From the initial welcome from Caroline to the scrumptious breakfasts prepared by Martin everything was perfect. Mention has been made previously of the cakes left out in the afternoon for returning guests and they certainly exceeded expectations. Highly recommended.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Terry H
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RocksideGuestHouse, Owner at Rockside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks Terry,
You seem to have summed up what we try to achieve at Rockside in this review. A comfortable base friendly atmosphere with a great breakfast and not forgetting our great daily treats on Reception.
So pleased we exceeded your expectations and be lovely to see you both again
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Caroline & Martin

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We where due to fly out to Barcelona on Friday but due to the tragic events, we decided against going and instead looked at booking in Bowness or Windermere. We have visited this area many times and know how hard it is to find any vacancies last minute. Anyway, there was one room left at Rockside and after reading some reviews we booked it. On arrival we were greeted warmly by Caroline and shown to our lovely en-suite room. After having a mooch around town we went back and had a slice of the most fantastic battenburg which Caroline and her husband Martin provide for guests in the reception area. We got up for breakfast on Saturday after a great night's kip, the bed was so comfy and its such a quiet little place. You get a really good choice for breakfast, fresh juices and fruit, homemade granola and museli then a selection of hot food from local sources (great back bacon and sausages) and also American style waffles with maple bacon, blueberry pancakes, smokes salmon bagels and free range eggs cooked however you would like them. Finish off with the not to be missed honemade marmalade and jams.....not good if your trying to diet! Think I've put half a stone on in 3 days but enjoyed doing it!! Make sure you bring some home, they make great gifts too. In short, we are really glad we found this little gem, had 3 great nights sleep and were made to feel so welcome. We will be back for the Christmas markets so will be booking early! A big thank you to Caroline and Martin.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank neilebob
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RocksideGuestHouse, Owner at Rockside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an extensive review. Sometimes the unexpected unplanned breaks can be the best ones. We are so pleased that this one worked out for you, and thanks for letting us be a part of it.
We try our very best in every aspect of Rockside and it just makes all the effort worthwhile when we read reviews such as yours.
All the best to you both and hope to see you again
Regards
Caroline & Martin

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location, but situated on the main road, but the road noise didn't really trouble us.
Great hosts who served up a nice traditional English breakfast with a cafetiere of coffee. Also on offer are the usual cereals, juices, muesli, fruit and yoghurt. But the highlight is the selection of homemade jams and marmalade, which are also in sale. We bought 3 jars !
Rooms are lovely and clean, but our room had a modest bathroom . Room 5
Caroline was a perfect host and very knowledgeable about the area. And Martin was the master in the kitchen and there was always a selection of cakes on reception to greet us. They kindly shared the recipe with us.
Looking forward to a return visit

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank johnboybillo
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RocksideGuestHouse, Owner at Rockside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for your review.

We are lucky to have a pick your own fruit farm close to Rockside to enable us to make the very best jams as it is also down to the quality and freshness of the produce to get the best results.

Hope to see you again

Regards

Caroline & Martin

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have just stayed at Rockside Guest House for 3 nights. It was a convenient location for walking in the lakes. Very near the railway station and buses around the region and only a short walk into the centre of Windermere. The hosts Caroline and Martin were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great with local produce and home made conserves. It was a lovely touch to return tired from a walk to find a plate full of cakes or biscuits at reception for guests to help themselves to. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Suzanne B
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RocksideGuestHouse, Owner at Rockside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for your kind words

We would love to see you both again if ever back in our parts, there are plenty more walks for you to enjoy and there will always be a plate of goodies in reception just waiting for your return.

Kind Regards

Caroline & Martin

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