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Windermere Suites

The Windermere Suites, located in Windermere, UK, has eight guest accommodations available throughout the year. The building which houses the suites is made of stone with a shingle rooftop. A car park in the front of the establishment features electrical vehicle charging ports that are supercharged and have 7kW, Type 2 charging cables. A five-minute walk from the property is the train station, and the local village is a two-minute walk. Each morning, breakfast is brought to the individual suites, with the hope of offering privacy and flexibility in wake-up times for patrons. Guests can choose from a menu of options each morning that features vegetarian options as well as eggs benedict, Cumbrian platter breakfast, or cold options like cereal. The rooms vary in their size, but all suites come with a large bathtub, televisions, and king or super king-sized beds with "contemporary decoration," according to the owner. 


Situated in Windermere, UK, is the Windermere Suites. The owner describes the interior décor as being designed in a "contemporary [style] with original features," from when the home was first built. There are eight suites available throughout the year for reservation. The suites vary in size, however, each room has access to a private bathroom that includes a two-person bathtub, as well as either a king or a super king-sized bed. The rooms fit into three different categories: luxury, super luxury, and deluxe luxury suites. The ultimate luxury suite is named the Coniston Suite, which has a private terrace as well as a handmade bed frame and a waterproof television in the bathroom. 

Each morning, breakfast is served in guests' individual rooms. Provided with a menu ahead of time, patrons can order what they want for their meal with both hot and cold options. A popular option for guests is the Cumbrian platter breakfast, which includes Cumberland sausage, with vegetarian options, bacon, sautéed potatoes, roasted tomatoes, braised mushrooms, and eggs. Cold options include fruit, cereals, milk, and juices. In the evenings, room service can bring meals to individual rooms as well, for an additional fee. 

For patrons of the establishment, there are specific policies in place to try and ensure a positive experience for all parties staying at the suites. Animals of any kind are not allowed to stay with their owners during the duration of a stay. Additionally, smoking is not allowed indoors, and children are able to stay with their parents if the owner is notified beforehand. A quiet time is not enforced on the grounds, and the owner remarks that those who have previously stayed at the business have been mostly private and respectful. 


Victoria, the owner of Windermere Suites, remarks that most of the guests of the property are couples who use their suite as a "home base," for their travels around the Lake District. She says that many of her patrons are honeymooners or other couples visiting for special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays. For those staying at the property, Victoria and the staff of the establishment strive to give guests the "best possible stay." Hoping to create this atmosphere, they provide breakfast in each guest's private room, as well as by interacting with patrons as they are coming or going from the property. Those who have previously visited the Windermere Suites often comment on the proximity to destinations within the village as well as the train station, the breakfast, and the décor of the suites. One past guest said, "We had the Ambleside suite with its own private car park space, own private patio and the room was immaculate. The bathroom with the jacuzzi bath was a nice touch. Breakfast was served through a hatch and was great." Another visitor said, "The staff was lovely, the room was clean and romantic, and in walking distance to the docks where one can get boats and ferries to enjoy the lakes. The breakfast was huge and it was such a treat having it delivered to our room every morning."

Windermere Suites is open year-round, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so that the staff can spend time with their families during the holiday. Victoria remarks that the busiest time of year for the establishment is the summer months, as patrons are traveling more. There are a variety of local attractions that guests can take part in, as the business is located in the Lake District. Boating, water sports, and hiking are all possible during different seasons of the year. Victoria says that three restaurants she would recommend to guests include a seafood restaurant named Francine's, an Italian eatery named San Pietro Windermere Restaurant, and the Porto Restaurant.


Purchased in 2008, Windermere Suites opened for business the following year, in 2009. Before the property became the establishment that it is known as today, the building was vacant. Originally built for travelers to Windermere and the Lake District, the home was built near the railway for ease of access to both the village and transportation. To get the building ready for patrons, Victoria reports that there were many renovations done, extending and refurbishing the entire house. "It is a completely different building," she says, referring to the updates that were done. In the future, Victoria hopes to be able to "maintain the quality and consistency," of the establishment's décor and furnishings. 

Victoria has worked in the hospitality industry in different facets since 2000. Working with various properties in the surrounding area, she decided to purchase and open Windermere Suites in 2008 and renovate it. She says that her favorite part of the work she does is getting to know the people that stay at the establishment and learning about them. 

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New Rd
Windermere, England LA23 2LA
United Kingdom


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