Thornbarrow RoadWindermereLA23 2DQUnited Kingdom
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About Oakthwaite

Placing guests within a 15-minute walk of Lake Windermere and the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Oakthwaite is a four-star guest house with a garden and free parking.

Two letting rooms are available, one of which has an en-suite bathroom and overlooks the garden and the other with access to a bathroom with a rolltop bath. Each room provides bathrobes and tea/coffee making facilities.

Guests have the use of a communal lounge with SKY TV and a DVD library. Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi available throughout the property.

A continental breakfast is included in the room rate and packed lunches are available for a fee. Guests who would prefer a full English are directed to the B&B’s cafe, Monties in Bowness (five minutes walk).

Oakthwaite lies within a 20-minute drive of Grasmere and Ambleside and within 40 minutes of the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis and the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.


Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, LA23 2DQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)48578 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Good location

Guests love being in the heart of the Lake District National Park, often describing how the property is nice and quiet and within walking distance of picturesque trails, Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre.

Tastefully decorated rooms

Previous guests have tended to like the rooms at Oakthwaite, finding them clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Amenities seem quite limited but those in the shared areas are often said to make up for this.

Good breakfast options

Although a couple of guests were surprised that a cooked English was not available on-site, most enjoyed the selection of continental items available. Plus, those guests who walked to the cafe were very impressed by the quality of food and service offered.

Negative Reviews

Mixed feedback about service

Opinion of the standard of service offered here tends to vary. While some guests were more than satisfied, others highlight some issues. More than one guest arrived at this property to find no-one was home and several others found the hosts difficult to find during their stay.

Wi-Fi may disappoint

There seem to be occasional issues with the Wi-Fi here, with guests mentioning that they found the connection quite slow if available at all. Unfortunately, mobile signals may also prove elusive in this rural area.

Shared bathroom

Guests who stayed in the non en-suite room found their bathroom spacious and particularly liked the rolltop bath. However, this is not a private bathroom and is in fact shared with the occupants of the house. This won't be an ideal situation for everyone.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 19 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 19 reviews