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Reviews of Briscoe Lodge 3 stars

Ellerthwaite Road, Windermere, LA23 2AH, United Kingdom

#44 of 75 B&Bs and Inns in Windermere

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Review score

Based on 158 hotel reviews

9.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.4

  • Comfort

    9.2

  • Location

    9.4

  • Facilities

    9.1

  • Staff

    9.8

  • Value for money

    9.2

  • Free WiFi

    9.4

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  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Our host Graham was amazing - very friendly and ready to help. Beds were comfortable and breakfasts were freshly made and tasty ( also available option for vegan ). Great location - near pubs and shops. 20 minutes walking to Bowness.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Graham was really friendly and helpful. Hotel really well located and parking good too. Facilities excellent and bed really comfortable. Great advice and knowledge of local walks and facilities too. Will revisit. Breakfast was excellent.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can’t fault anything about our stay. Location was perfect. Room was lovely and clean and bed very comfy. The breakfast was really good and the couple who own it were very friendly giving us advice on where to go. Stayed with my 5 year old who was able to choose a DVD from the shelf to put on in the room which was great for evenings. Will be booking again very soon!

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The facilities in the room were not as expected. Especially the shower did not work properly and the room was very small.

    Staff were very nice and helpful. It is a good option for spending only 1-2 nights.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Such a lovely place and in such a great location. Graham was very friendly and helpful and sent us on a fantastic walk before our train home. He also cooked a great breakfast! The perfect place for a weekend break and we would definitely stay again.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location was good, 10mins walk away from Windermere station and 15mins walk away from the Windermere waters. There is also a bus stop nearby to get around the area. Graham was very welcoming and made things very easy and comfortable. The room was lovely, it was clean, bathroom was spacious. It is also within the town centre area, easy to get shopping and dining options.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Graham was absolutely lovely, the room was clean and comfortable, and breakfast was delicious and easy. Graham even let us keep our bags in the house while we were out after we'd checked out, and the price was fantastic. Cannot recommend this place enough!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The place was in a very convenient and quiet location, Graham was a friendly host and willing to give us local knowledge of the area. Our room very clean, bed really comfortable and breakfast delicious. I have no hesitation in recommending this B&B to you.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bathroom was narrow but a reasonable size if you are out and about most of the day and not too bothered about a bath or spacious bathroom. As it is off the main road, you don't hear much road noise but some noises from the other rooms but it was ok.

    We stopped over for two nights and Graham our host could not be any more helpful. With his experience of the area, he recommended an excellent walk from Ambleside (Fairfield Horseshoe). The rooms were reasonably sized for what you pay for.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    every thing, a really friendly couple nothing was to much trouble, even went as far as getting map out and helping with best places to visit. Will definatley recommend.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shelves in the bathroom would have been nice.

    Very big and high quality breakfast. The couple were friendly and helpful. Room was clean, comfortable and a good size. It was in a good location and there is enough street parking available.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Last minute short break, just what we needed. Janet is lovely and friendly nothing is too much. We would love to go back, thanks for a lovely weekend xxxxx

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    Lovely comfy B &B, excellent facilities. Graham was really easy going, friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast. Good situation. Would recommend to anyone wanting a good base to visit the Lakes.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    outdated facilities ...small room...spider n webs in bathroom..general grime in bathroom around taps and toilet roll holder.clear glass light cover full of dead flies...carpet around toilet???

    Mainly the location..very friendly welcome on arrival.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely little guest house in a good location. The owners were lovely and friendly and the place was immaculate throughout. Brilliant value for money too.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I was worried about parking but there was plenty of packing on the roads roundabout

    Lovely breakfast and Graham the owner was very friendly and helpful he made us feel very welcome

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location was spot on for our stay and was very happy with our room. Owner was very friendly and even had a selection of dvds which we could choose from to watch in our room. Breakfast in the morning was excellent and could choose from a wide selection of what to have. Would recommend.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/A

    When I read reviews there were some comments about very petty things in regards to the rooms but the owners of Briscoe Lodge obviously take every thing on board and they had sorted these little things!!! Things that wouldn't bother everyone might I add!!! So well done Briscoe Lodge The house has character, the rooms were comfortable, the breakfasts were very good and finally, The house was exceptionally clean. I would recommend this place !

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Graham and Janet went out of their way to make sure everything was great for us. Graham cooked us a hot breakfast every morning. They were also very knowledgeable of the area, which made it easy for touring.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The bathroom was a little cramped but we understood the limited space in a modified two story house of this type.

    Our hosts were great people and very interesting to talk with. Breakfast was well prepared and a good start to the day. Would definitely rebook this accommodation if ever in the area again.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was very good

    Room very clean and breakfast lovely!Graham the landlord is also a masseur reasonably priced and very good and welcome after walking the hills!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Spare toilet roll just in case!

    The continental breakfast superb. Cleanliness was top notch. Graham was very friendly and thanks for the tip to travel home the Ullswater Road!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing not to like .

    Great place to stay . We felt welcome from the moment we arrived . A good relaxing atmosphere ,would highly recommend. Lovely breakfast.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    - No shutter at the window. There is an opaque curtain, but does not prevent people like me who are sensitive to the sun from waking up early in the morning. - The host asked us to fill a short questionnaire every day to know what we would like to have at breakfast the next working. The idea is nice but the fact that the questionnaire must be delivered before 7 p.m. imposed us to come back in the hotel before this hour. This is a detail not very important, but you should be aware of. - The hotel is from about 30 minutes by walk to the lake. There are public transports, but there are not very well served, and there are traffic jams. - Not about the hotel: Be careful, shops at Windermere close surprisingly very soon in the afternoon. After 5 p.m., you should not find any shop opened any more, excepted supermarkets. It's annoying when you plan (like us) to visit the lake with bikes and when the bike hire shop asks you to give the bikes back before 4:30!

    - Hosts were very nice and helpful with us. When we notified our host about a small problem in the shower, he just repaired it in the afternoon without any discussion. Very appreciable! - DVD player, with a large choice of movies and documentaries (which are in the breakfast room) - The breakfasts were very well cooked and quite customized, for all tastes, and very rich. I personally liked the plate of fruits and the porridge. - The environment is very calm. We stayed there for 3 nights and we didn't hear any noise from inside/outside at night (I have a light sleep)

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Brilliant location with the town centre 5 minutes away and a couple of minutes drive to Bowness pier! Very helpful owner, sumptuous breakfast and brilliant weather made our stay extra special!

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The breakfast was tasty & the staff were very friendly! It seemed very homely & they were so helpful as it was mine and my boyfriends first time away

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent service from start to finish genuinely friendly really nice owners.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Kind owner, good breakfast

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bit expensive

    Lovely host Graham, very kind and helpful

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Relaxing

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing, couldn't find anything to complain about.

    Super soft pillows!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location was in middle of Windermere and bowness only a few minutes walk to either

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Superb b&b. We enjoyed the weekend very much.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noise in the morning by owners but bearing in mind it is a guesthouse and it is their home if was understandable

    Room amenities host and breakfast

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Comfy beds. Staff very friendly. Netflix in room

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    So nice

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/a

    Good staff, clean room and nice breakfast

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Pleasant reception and a nicely cooked breakfast

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly. Lovely and clean and one of the best breakfast I've had. Great location to.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Everything was great

    The host was exceptional

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower

    Friendly owner, great breakfast and lovely clean room

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms very small.

    Very pleasant and helpful owner. Clean and comfortable. Perfectly located, 5 minute walk to the centre of Windermere.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Our stay at Brisco Lodge was fantastic. Very homey and breakfast made by the owner in the morning was beautiful!

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower tempremental

    Very quiet

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No dislikes

    Convenient for the buses which take you everywhere

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was very good

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bedroom is quite small, so is the shower room.

    Graham & Janet are very helpful with anything you may need. The bed is very comfortable.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to comment

    Location was perfect

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Please include More Vegetarian options

    Nicely located and clean property

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not keen on wooden toilet seats ... but that’s just me

    The very friendly and warm welcome throughout our stay.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike

    Owner Graham very friendly and good local knowledge which helped us visit places of interest also good breakfast menu

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    Homely atmosphere

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2017

    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Small shower but still good

    Everything

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Friendly host. Centrally located. Nice clean room.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms were outdated. Average Breakfast.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    Great place to stay friendly staff. Very Clean.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The toilet seat needs fixing.

    The location.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    TV quite small

    Staff very friendly and helpful. Garden very attractive. Great location. Quiet and secluded.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom a little on the small size

    Nice clean comfortable B&B with good breakfast, very friendly host Graham

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    nothing, first class.

    kind helpful reception, room good size very clean, everything you needed. very good breakfast both cooked or continental.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Towels were like sandpaper - carpet in the bathroom - unhygienic breakfast was microwaved

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Na

    Very friendly

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect guest house!!.........would recommend and would stay again!!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice house, friendly owner and delicious breakfast. Enjoyed a lot in windermere!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very comfortable bed. Lovely selection of fruit at breakfast. Very friendly host.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed really comfy owner really nice and helpful

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great locally sourced food and plenty of options for breakfest Graham and Janet? Were very friendly and had plenty of local knowledge

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    My Girlfriend and I had an excellent stay while we were there. The owners were very kind and accommodating. It was exactly what we were looking for.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The owner were very kind and helpful. They provide us early check-in which was a pleasure and breakfast was very good.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    everything was excellent

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/A

    Host was very welcoming and accommodating and gave excellent advice on the area and thing to do during our stay.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff was welcoming and we could come and go as we liked

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Easy free parking, warm welcome from the host, excellent breakfast, quiet room.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing can't wait to go back but when it's a little bit warmer

    Every thing from owners to the hotel and location was fantasticnothing

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing everything great.

    Hist very friendly. Like has dvds to choose for the children. Room excellent as was the breakfast.

    Stayed in February 2017

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