Wanslea guesthouse

Lake RoadAmblesideLA22 0DNUnited Kingdom
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About Wanslea guesthouse

Wanslea guesthouse Ambleside is a non-smoking boutique guest house on the South side of Ambleside, 5 minutes' walk from the shore of Lake Windermere in the beautiful English Lake District. The village centre is just 7 minutes' walk away.

All rooms are en-suite and have colour television, radio alarm, hairdryers, and tea/coffee making facilities, while themed Premier rooms have en-suite spa baths and wide screen TV.

At Wanslea guesthouse Ambleside guests can choose from themed Premier rooms: Arabian Nights, African or Rock and Roll, conjuring up a host of possibilities. Your hosts have information and advice on walks and places to visit in this beautiful area. By arrangement guests can bring their dogs to stay.

The freshly prepared and cooked breakfasts are delicious: guests can order what they want, and place a standing order or have something different each day.

Beatrix Potter country and Sawrey where the authoress lived is very close.


Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(0)15394 33884 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent Hospitality and Location

Richard the host, and his wife attracted a great deal of praise from guests who stayed here, and evidently did everything possible to help them enjoy their visit. Guests comment that this is an excellent position for a circular walk to Troutbeck and over Wansfell Pike.

First Class Breakfast

The breakfast was varied and delicious, cooked perfectly, and just the thing to set guests up for a day of walking and exploring the region. It is a short walk to shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants, including an excellent Thai restaurant, where evening meals can be had for reasonable prices.

Spotless Each Day

The four poster room at the top of the house was spacious. The room was cleaned to a high standard every day, and the spa bath was great for relaxation after the day's exertions. Wi-Fi and TV were very good.

Negative Reviews

Technological Temperament

Wanslea attracted very few criticisms, one thing was that the Wi-Fi was temperamental in the 3rd floor room as the signal was very low, however it it worked fine in the downstairs lounge area.


There is limited parking on the side but if it is full you can just park down the road.

Some Investment Would Be of Benefit

The bathroom could have been finished a bit better, one could not stand for showering as it does not have any wall mounting but sits on the bath. One or two of the beds may be due for renewal as springs made themselves felt! The four poster was not the most comfortable either.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 656 reviews across the web
9.2 /10
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    9.3 /10
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    8.8 /10
9.2 out of 10 based on 656 reviews