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Welcome to Melrose Guest House

Address: Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT

Telephone: 01539 432500 01539 432500

Hotel Description

Melrose Guest House is an elegant Victorian house in the centre of Ambleside, at the heart of the Lake District National Park. The Melrose is perfect for a weekend retreat, a mid-week break or a family holiday. Come and escape the pressures of modern living and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around Ambleside, sample some of it's fine restaurants and blow those cobwebs away with a brisk walk in the fells. The guest house is personally run by the owners, Jim and Monique Nelson, who will ensure your stay is a truly relaxing one. The guest house is furnished to an excellent standard, as identified by its four star, silver rating by Visit England. In addition, we have the Cyclists Welcome and the Walkers Welcome certifications. There is full central heating to provide constant hot water and warmth after a day out on the fells. If you are celebrating a special occasion, let us know if you would like us to arrange to have flowers, chocolates and wine or champagne waiting in your room on arrival. Guests are welcome to partake of the Ambleside Salutation Hotel and Spa facilities which are located 5 minutes walk away, and boasts a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Beauty treatments and massages can also be booked for a special relaxing treat. Passes are subject to availability (we have four passes that can be used at any one time). All guests have a front door key, to come and go as they please. There is safe storage for bikes, hard standing for motorbikes, also drying facilities for outdoor clothing. We provide free flask refills - just ask after breakfast. We can make up packed lunches-please order the day before. We have an excellent selection of maps and books and are always ready to suggest nearby walks or mountain biking tours you may wish to try directly from Ambleside. If you would like a daily newspaper to read in the morning, please let us know your requirements, the night before. All rooms have WiFi coverage which is free of charge.

Our Facilities

  • Family Rooms
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Walking Holidays

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Hotel Reviews - Melrose Guest House

Brief but very comfortable and accommodating stay. Thank you

Karl Hart - 17th Sep, 2018
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Warm, Relaxing Stay
We stayed at Melrose before commencing a circular walking holiday and also at the end of the walk. Jim and Monique are perfect hosts, very attentive and welcoming. The attention to detail is fabulous. The house is beautiful, warm and friendly. Breakfast amazing fresh food with loads of choice! Location couldn’t be better. Centre of town and quiet too. Thank you.

Tracey Bennett - 17th Sep, 2018
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Splendid One Night Stay, Will Return For Sure
Lovely welcome, exceptionally clean room, great breakfast, only a one night stay, will return for sure, thanks very much !!

Andrew Pick - 17th Sep, 2018
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Fantastic Friendly Guest House In A Great Location
Melrose was a beautiful tasteful guest house in a great location. It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Jim and Monnique were wonderful hosts and breakfast was plentiful and varied.

Sue Hatton - 16th Sep, 2018
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Highly Recommended
This is the second time we have stayed here and it doesn't disappoint the room was excellent very clean and the staff are very friendly the breakfasts are excellent would highly recommend.

Mike Tompkins - 16th Sep, 2018
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Excellent Stay
Jim and Monique were lovely and welcoming. Our stay was just for one night but they made it an enjoyable one. The breakfast was lovely and the house is stunning. Would recommend this guest house to anyone. Thank you Jim and Monique

Mel Brown - 16th Sep, 2018
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Fantastic Guest House
Very friendly & fantastic food & service. Immaculately clean & very well maintained rooms & property. Will definately be back.

Jacky Johnson - 16th Sep, 2018
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Pleasurabe Break
My stay at your guest house couldn't have been any better. I was well looked after. the room was kept spotless, the breakfast was delicious. Plenty of help & advie was available on places to visit, bus routes ets. I will definately return. Thank you.

steven jackson - 15th Sep, 2018
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Melrose Guest House
Excellent hotel good food very friendly and helpful lovely clean and comfortable rooms

Definitely would return and recommend to everyone

Richard Wilson - 14th Sep, 2018
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B&b Stay
We would like to say a big thank you

to the new owners of the Melrose B&B

The breakfasts are excellent

We would definitely recommend a stay here

And will return soon

Julie and Graham

MR G TAYLOR - 13th Sep, 2018
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Fantastic B And B September 2018
My husband and I were looking for a great place to stay in Ambleside and the Melrose Guest house did not disappoint. This B and B is an absolute gem. Lovely decor, comfortable and very clean. Jim and Monique are lovely hosts whom we found to be very welcoming. Breakfast was more than adequate with Monique making a mean full english. Would we stay here again? Absolutely. One of the best guest houses we've stayed in.

Joanne Lunn - 12th Sep, 2018
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Lovely welcome, comfy rooms, selection of breakfasts, fantastic location, lovely treat of a spa included. Lots of local walk info, games and dvds. Thank you

Kathryn Baines - 12th Sep, 2018
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A Most Enjoyable Stay
We were looking for a fairly central location in Ambleside as a base for a five night stay in the Lakes. After careful research we booked Melrose back in April and arrived in early September. We were met by Jim and Monique, who made us most welcome and who were excellent hosts throughout our stay. The care and attention to detail was outstanding as was the cleanliness of the house - and as for the breakfasts, that was something else! We found their 'library' of local books and maps very helpful. We were also very grateful for the coffee provided in our flask each day as we headed out. Couldn't fault anything.

Graham White - 12th Sep, 2018
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Lovely Stay
What a lovely Guest House this is. The breakfasts were very tasty. Our room was really comfortable. Clearly Jim and Monique have paid attention to the details that make for a very enjoyable stay.

Carole Moore - 11th Sep, 2018
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Very nice place to stay,close to everything and very friendly. Thumbs up from me👍

Garry Mcquistan - 10th Sep, 2018
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Warm, clean and very well presented. Excellent breakfast

R Busby - 9th Sep, 2018
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Melrose, Ambleside.
Excellent standard.

Liam Hanlon - 8th Sep, 2018
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Lovely Stay At Melrose
Lovely stay. Close attention to detail in every aspect, warm welcome, excellent breakfast and comfy room.

Margaret Mckenzie - 8th Sep, 2018
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Guest House
Perfect guest house accomadation excellent bedrooms spotless. Lots of Restaurants within walking distance very well situated for access to the surrounding area . Would stay again.

Kevin Whalen - 7th Sep, 2018
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Three Night Stay - 4th To 7th September 2018.
Our visit to Melrose Guest House was most enjoyable. Everything of a very high standard, excellent breakfast, and we we made most welcome. All in all "First Class".

Dennis Ball - 7th Sep, 2018
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Having stayed at Melrose 3 previous times

With the old owners I was very happy to

Return as all my previous stays were very

pleasent. But I have to say that Jim and

Monique were absolutely magic and made both myself and mum very welcome. I found

it to be more relaxed with Jim and Monique. More home from home. And Moniques poached eggs are to die for!. So thank you so much for a wonderful and friendly stay anyone would think you had been doing it for years. So well done!!!!


Suzanne Gregory - 6th Sep, 2018
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Overnight Stay
Lovely clean guest house. Monique and Jim both helpful, friendly and welcoming. Will use again if traveling in the Ambleside area

Mary McInnes - 6th Sep, 2018
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I can honestly say my stay was beyond my expectations. I could not fault anything.

My stay was so enjoyable, such a beautiful house and the staff were so welcoming and genuinely wanted to make sure you were happy. A business that is not made to make money but to make sure you are happy.

Many thanks for showing me that there are still people who care in this world.

Mike Bradshaw - 4th Sep, 2018
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Excellent Small Cosy B&b Perfectly Located In A Quiet Road Close To All Amenaties
5 star. Lovely B&B excellent value for money. Run by a charming friendly and most helpful couple. Some lovely little touches, water and biscuits in the room nice towels, very clean and comfortable bedroom and private toilet/shower. Breakfast cooked to order (order night before), lovely and fresh served within minutes of sitting down and breakfast containing good quality meats and eggs, bread and coffee. 10 out of 10 :)

Paul Brundle - 4th Sep, 2018
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Ambliside Weekend
Very friendly hosts. Meticulously clean and very central.

Janette johnson - 3rd Sep, 2018
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Lovely Days In Ambleside
This well appointed Guest House in the centre of Ambleside is great. The owners are friendly, caring and run a fine house. Jim & Monique are helpful and welcoming, with a really nice service- not to mention a good breakfast. Going again.

Philip Rose - 2nd Sep, 2018
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Great Place To Enjoy The Lakes
Throughly Enjoyed our stay. Jim & Monique we’re very hospitable and the accommodation is first class.Breakfast excellent

David Marshall - 31st Aug, 2018
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We stayed here for 3 nights. Check in was efficient & friendly. The room was lovely & clean. Beds were comfy - Being 32 weeks pregnant I managed to get some sleep so thumbs up. Breakfasts were good quality. It would have been nice to have water out at breakfast & a selection of teas but I am sure if we had asked Jim would have brought some. Enjoyed a relaxing morning at the spa with guest passes. Jim was lovely the whole time. Overall a fantastic place to stay in the middle of the town. Would definitely stay here again & reccommend it to anyone for such a reasonable price. ☺️

Jack Randall - 30th Aug, 2018
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A Very Pleasant Guest House
Very much enjoyed our stay

Mary Tonge - 29th Aug, 2018
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Thoroughly enjoyed my 3 nights at Melrose Guest House.

Great breakfast.

Jim is a very good host.

Lynne Gailey - 29th Aug, 2018
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Good central location,nicely presented room,good hearty breakfast, free access to salutation health and spa facilities, nice friendly hosts, no complaints!

Colin Willden - 29th Aug, 2018
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The Best Guesthouse We’ve Ever Stayed In
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was lovely with every little thing thought of without us asking! Hosts were so welcoming, greeting us by name daily which really made us feel welcome. Breakfast was out of this world - with fresh fruit and real Cumberland sausage which in my opinion is the only way to judge a decent full english! Thank you so much for a lovely few days in the lakes, will be looking to stay here again next time

michelle prout - 29th Aug, 2018
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3 Night Stay At Melrose Guest House
We found a warm welcome at melrose house.

We booked the family room and found it spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.

The breakfasts were generous, tasty and well presented.

Jim and Monique were excellent hosts and we wish them well.

Catherine and Andrew, Thomas and Robert.

Andrew Stilborn - 25th Aug, 2018
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Jim & Monique excellent hosts. Superb breakfast choice. Nice clean and modern family room. Excellent location . Would definately return. Nothing was too much trouble. Friendly and welcoming. Thank you for making our weekend memorable. Mick,Linda & Kelly.

Linda Obrien - 23rd Aug, 2018
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Corkers Lake District Visit
Hi Monique and Jim

Thank you so much for a lovely stay and for making us so welcome in your beautiful home!

The rooms were so comfortable and beautifully decorated, loved the toiletries.

Thank you so much for the fantastic breakfasts, so nicely cooked with quality ingredients, particularly the sausages. Not forgetting the wonderful service from Jim!

We couldn't fault our stay with you and would love to stay again, if you could arrange better weather it would be appreciated, but Ambleside and surrounding area are so beautiful.

Thank you again

The Corker Family XXX

Joanne Corker - 21st Aug, 2018
Verified Review

Outstanding B&b
Excellent bed and breakfast in the heart of Ambleside.

Hosts Jim and Monique made us very welcome.

Room was very clean and a good size.

Breakfast was outstanding - we had the full English.

We will definitely return

Lorraine Carton - 20th Aug, 2018
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Perfect Guesthouse
Stayed augest for 2 nights and couldnt ask for anything more. Immaculate accomadation, great location and 5* breakfast!

Hosts were very helpful and attentive and we will definitely be coming back:)

Gemma Doyle - 19th Aug, 2018
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Great Stay!
We spent two nights at the Melrose this week. Jim and Monique made us very welcome and our room was very clean and nicely decorated. The Melrose is very convenient for restaurants in Ambleside being only two or three minutes walk from the centre of town but Church street is very quiet in the evening. The reserved parking spaces are only three or four minutes walk away but are secure in a locked compound.

Breakfasts were really nice, freshly cooked with good quality ingredients and the coffee was excellent. We couldn't fault anything and would definitely recommend the Melrose.

Kevin Moran - 17th Aug, 2018
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Wonderful Stay
spent three nights at melrose guest-house.could not fault anything.nice and clean rooms. fantastic breakfast. parking available with is a big plus. will be staying here again hopefully soon.

Kim Dickinson - 17th Aug, 2018
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Weekend At Ambleside
Fantastic place to stay room very clean and very comfortable and peaceful

Robert Marshall - 5th Aug, 2018
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A Wonderful Stay
My husband and I stay at the Melrose as we were attending a wedding locally. When we arrived we had a lovely welcome and were shown to our beautiful room (very clean and comfortable). Our sleep that evening was great and the breakfast in the morning was just beautiful. A would highly recommend the Melrose and will defiantly be staying again.

Kimberley Riley-Shipperbottom - 5th Aug, 2018
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Friendly, Welcoming, Homely And Great Location.
We loved it here. Everything was great! Breakfast, Spa, room and location.

Olivia Richards - 5th Aug, 2018
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Warm Welcome And Wonderful Stay In Ambleside
Monique and Jim have succeeded in creating a welcoming home for their guests, providing delicious breakfast options and lots of information about anything you can think of. We found our supposedly "small" room surprisingly big (except, maybe, for the shower), enjoyed the complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits as well as the bottle of "Lakeside tap water" ;-) and found the place very quiet at night, although it is right in the centre of Ambleside. Thank you for making our stay very enjoyable!

Karin Wienerroither - 3rd Aug, 2018
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We had a really nice stay at the Melrose Guesthouse. A nice and clean room, delicious breakfast - and the hosts are just fabulous.

Ole Lass Jensen - 1st Aug, 2018
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Perfect Bed And Breakfast
Couldn’t fault this accommodation, breakfast perfect , various choices . Room modern and shower modern . The couple who ran the bed and breakfast always had time for you .. nothing was too much trouble perfect weekend away

Linzi Waters - 27th Jul, 2018
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Thanks Jim/Monique for excellent hospitality in all areas. You are doing a wonderful job so keep up the good work!! I would highly recommend staying at Melrose and we’ll be doing so again soon hopefully.


Richard Wilson - 27th Jul, 2018
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Melrose Guest House-outstanding
Melrose Guest House is a lovely B&B. Jim and Monique are outstanding hosts. Their facility is clean, neat and the location is ideal for those wishing to enjoy Ambleside. The breakfast was delicious and the dinning wonderful. We also enjoyed sitting in the front garden area. I highly recommend the Melrose Guest House to anyone visiting the Lake District.

George Bowman - 27th Jul, 2018
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Great Stay Despite Losing To Croatia
I am by nature a pretty fussy XXXX, but this guesthouse ticked all of the boxes for me. Great location, super friendly staff, clean airy room, and what can one say about Jim's sausage? Seriously, the breakfast was wonderful.

I'd strongly recommend this guesthouse.

David Hughes - 22nd Jul, 2018
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Lovely Place
What a lovely place and the welcome from Jim & Monique is so friendly. Great rooms, great location & superb breakfast. Would recommend a stay at the Melrose.

Peter Caldecott - 21st Jul, 2018
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Amazing Stay
We had an incredible time staying there.

Rafael Bikkin - 20th Jul, 2018
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Probably The Best In Ambleside!
We had a magnificent stay two weeks ago at Melrose Guest House. Evertything was spot on! Great, friendly hosts, clean refurbished rooms, and a very nice complete breakfast. We'll definitely return here. Hospitality at its best!

Ronald Koelemij - 16th Jul, 2018
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All The Comforts And Cake
Very warm friendly welcome and throughout our stay. Very informative. Every comfort you need. Incredibly good breakfast. Even cake and drink laid on in the afternoon on return from walk which came as a suprise. Good info on eateries in the area, and very clean throughout. Definitely be back.

Jason freeman - 15th Jul, 2018
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The Perfect Base To Explore The Lake District
The perfect B and B , we are motorcyclists and planned a tour of the lake district with our friends also on a motorcycle , the owner Jim ( also a biker ) made room for our motorcycles at the back of the house . Jim and Monique are excellent hosts nothing is too much trouble , the rooms are excellent and the breakfast was perfect , Monique even laid on cakes and scones with tea and coffee in the afternoon over the weekend . We will definitely be calling there again .

Bob and Sandie

Robert Woodfield - 12th Jul, 2018
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Excellent Place To Stay
Would certainly recommend the Melrose Guest House. We stayed for 3 nights and would definitely have stayed longer if Jim and Monique had any vacancies. Good sized comfortable en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. Breakfast was excellent and it was refreshing to find that fruit, yoghurt and smoked salmon were on the menu as well as the traditional cooked breakfast. No parking for cars on the premises but Jim has 4 places reserved for a small fee in a private car park within a few minutes walk. Very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely book with them again.

Caroline & - 12th Jul, 2018
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First Class
My stay at the Melrose was excellent , Jim and monique were great hosts. I will be returning for sure.

Michael Thompson - 11th Jul, 2018
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A Very Happy Fell Walker!
Many thanks to Jim & Monique for a wonderful stay & arranging the superb weather too! Excellent breakfasts to set me up for the day in the hills. I will certainly be staying again in the not to distant future.

RICHARD BAINES - 9th Jul, 2018
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Beautiful place to stay and the hosts were excellent,1st class breakfast.

George Rennie - 4th Jul, 2018
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Comfortable Stay, Great Hosts
Melrose is a well situated B&B in Ambleside. Jim and a Monique were great hosts, very eager to offer any assistance. They provided a generous and delicious breakfast as well as afternoon tea.

Colleen Robinson - 1st Jul, 2018
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It was the first time we stayed here and we were not disappointed. Immaculate throughout very friendly and helpful. Loved the breakfasts and such a wide choice would definitely go back would definitely recommend.

Mike Tompkins - 1st Jul, 2018
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Great Stay
Enjoyable stay, lovely house, room nicely decorated and comfortable all very clean and new.

Hosts couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable, good food.

Secure parking.

Will go again.

Jean Campbell - 24th Jun, 2018
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We\'ll Be Back!
Great host, excellent location and facilities, beautifully presented and tasty breakfast...couldn't have asked for more!

Stephen Smith - 18th Jun, 2018
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Perfectly Situated.
Jim & Monique are lovely people & nothing is too much trouble. Our room was perfectly clean,especially the bathroom/shower. The breakfast is first class as well. Car parking available for £3 per night within walking distance.

Ian Lumb - 11th Jun, 2018
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Lovely Relaxing Stay At Melrose
On arrival Jim gave us a warm welcome and showed us to the delightful room. We submitted our breakfast request in the evening and after an excellent nights sleep we sat down for a lovely Vegan Breakfast freshly cooked by Monique which was delicious. She even went to the trouble of getting us some Vegan Spread for the toast.

After taking part in the Great North Swim is was a lovely chilled stay in the town of Ambleside and very close to the centre for great pubs, shops and restaurants. We were also given a parking disc to use for our stay and made use of the passes for Whites Recreation Ground around the corner.

Would recommend to anyone.

Ryan Procter - 11th Jun, 2018
Verified Review

Excellent Location.
We were very happy with our stay at Melrose Guest House. The owners were friendly and helpful and the house is very central for everything. Breakfast was very good. The room (small double) was fine but the bathroom was very tiny - just as well we are slim.

Maureen Forde - 10th Jun, 2018
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Pleasant Stay At Melrose Guest House
Our room at Melrose Guest House was small yet comfortable. The room and the whole house were very clean. The room came with wide selections of coffee, tea and other drinks. The owners were nice and helpful. The breakfast was great with choices, include vegetarian foods. Overall we were so happy and will stay at Melrose Guest House again if we are back in Lake District.

Supavan Pantitpong - 7th Jun, 2018
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Lovely Stay X
Beautiful guesthouse run by 2 great hosts. Room was spotless and bed very comfy, breakfast each day was amazing with loads on offer! Walking distance from shops and about a 20 minute (1 mile) walk from the pier where you can get boats up and down the lake. We will Definitley return! Thanks to Jim & Monique :)

Susie McFarlane - 3rd Jun, 2018
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Short Break
Lovely 3 night stay in this exceptional guest house with wonderful hosts in jim and monique.we had agreat breakfast each morning with plenty of choice and will definitely be booking again next year.

Neil Kearns - 31st May, 2018
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Just booked a last minute bank holiday get away here and it was excellent. We had a lovely warm welcome, the service was superb and the breakfast was amazing.

We would highly recommend and will be staying here again. Thank you.

joanne joveini - 30th May, 2018
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Awesome Ambleside
We had a wonderful stay at Melrose Guest House. Jim and Monique were wonderful hosts and very helpful. We were served a delicious breakfast and. Wet much enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend staying here!

Hayden Lassila - 29th May, 2018
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Excellent Accommodation
Lovely room and food

In addition everyone was very friendly and helpful

and in great location.

Mary Stones - 29th May, 2018
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First Class
First class stay again everything was perfect

Room very clean, breakfast amazing with lots


We've already booked for September

Leon Booth - 29th May, 2018
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The Lakes
A wonderful place to stay. Room of a good size and very quiet and clean .

Breakfast first class. The hosts could not be more helpful and friendly.

Allan Henriksen - 28th May, 2018
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Absolutely Fantastic
What can I say. This is the best B and B we have ever stayed in. Room was spotless, lovely bed, so comfortable and fresh bedding. Breakfast perfect especially the poached eggs. Lovely touch one afternoon with coffee/tea and cake when we got back from our day out. Thank you Monique and Jim for our wonderful stay with you, we will be back as you already know. Highly recommended

Robert Spiers - 27th May, 2018
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Fabulous Place To Stay
Our room was so clean and comfortable, tea and coffee was well stocked and Jim was so helpful and went out of his way to meet a special request of ours and he helped us with parking and our suitcase.

Christine Mant - 24th May, 2018
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Fantastic Weekend
Amazing place lovely friendly and made to feel very welcome good fantastic choice lovely rooms beautiful clean and very comfortable will defo be coming back regards viv davies and family x

Viv Davies - 21st May, 2018
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A Great Small Place
The best bed&breakfast, I could think of, run by outstandingly nice people. I slept very well and the breakfast has been fantastic for my taste. Well, don't go here and expect a luxury hotel, but if you appreciate a good guesthouse, this is the place.

A warm thank you to Jim and everyone.

I had a perfect stay.

Magnus Kunow - 19th May, 2018
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Lakes Stay
Lovely B & B situated in Ambleside. Twenty minute walk to Lake Windamere. Spotless clean lovely decor. Nothing too much trouble for hosts.

Timothy Richards - 18th May, 2018
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Great Place & Location
We both had a wonderful time with our hosts being friendly and helpful. Accommodation was clean and spacious. We will definitely recommend for a perfect stay in the lakes.

Iain Westcott - 17th May, 2018
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Lovely Guesthouse!
My friends and I enjoyed our stay at Melrose. The hosts are very helpful, great breakfast, and the use of the spa at the Salutation Hotel was a great bonus. Would definitely stay again.

Vivian Doub - 16th May, 2018
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Lovely Place
Jim and Monique have a lovely place in Melrose Guest House. The are a great couple who are attentive and friendly, nothing is any trouble. The guest house is ideally located in Ambleside. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable and breakfasts are perfect. I have no problem recommending Melrose Guest House to my friends, confident they will enjoy their stay.

Tom Purcell - 13th May, 2018
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Lovely Place
Great location. Very clean and great breakfasts with good choice. Jim and Monique could not have been more helpful, great hosts. No problem recommending Melrose to friends.

Tom Purcell - 13th May, 2018
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Very Welcoming Guest House
We had a very pleasant stay 3-day stay at Melrose Guest House. From the moment we arrived, Jim and Monique could not have been more hospitable. Although they have only been running the Melrose for a few months, they were full of useful tips and have an excellent supply of maps and local information. The location is perfect: right in the heart of Ambleside and its wide variety of amenities. They have a limited number of private car parking spaces - a real advantage given how difficult long-term parking is in Ambleside.

The room we stayed in (No 2) was very comfortable and provided a real haven after a hard day's walking.

The breakfasts were a real treat: prepared to order, very tasty and definitely requiring a good walk to burn off.

We had a very pleasant stay at the Melrose and will definitely stay there again as/when we make it back to the Lakes.

Jonathan Davy - 12th May, 2018
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Home From Home
Jim and Monique very welcoming and friendly. Helpful with any info required. Good breakfast with locally sourced ingredients. Ground floor room useful if you can't do stairs. Relaxing stay.

Mrs Fiona Williams - 12th May, 2018
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Staying At Your B&b
Thanks you for your hospitality, we enjoyed our time, and would stay again.

Marian & Brian x

Marion Teck - 8th May, 2018
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Guest House
Stayed at the Melrose for a week .jim and Monique were lovely hosts breakfast was very tasty good place to base yourself for the lakes.rooms were always kept nice and tidy everyday would stay here again

ricky Stanford - 6th May, 2018
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What a lovely place to stay. Convenient location, friendly, clean and beautiful breakfasts! Would happily stay there again.

Kirstin Muttitt - 4th May, 2018
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Lovely B&B in a great location, lots of pubs near by, very clean, nice bathrooms, comfy bed, amazing breakfast! Great hospitality, very friendly and welcoming! Absolutely no faults! Would definitely recommend!

Charlotte Vaile - 3rd May, 2018
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Enjoyable Stay
Good quality B & B. Nice size room , everything spotless. Good breakfast with good choice. Jim and Monique cheerful and helpful. Would recommend

jon silk - 2nd May, 2018
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Already Thinking Of Next Stay
Exceĺlent hosts. Beds just right, very comfortable. Decor lovely through out very good. Hot water when ever needed. Great breakfast.

Hosts Monique & Jim are a lovely couple.

Derek Partridge - 29th Apr, 2018
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A Home Away From Home
We loved our stay at Melrose! Couldnt fault a thing. Jim & Monique were friendly and attentive,our room was cosy and beautifully presented. Our breakfast was first class. The property is well positioned for seeing the sights and we would definitely recommend it to one & all. Congratulations on a great job Jim & Monique.

Larraine Edwards - 28th Apr, 2018
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Lovely Weekend In Anbleside
Fantastic location in the heart of Ambleside. Accomodation exceptionally clean and comfortable. Breakfast excellent with a good choice on offer and freshly cooked. Staff friendly and helpful therfore looking forward to booking our next trip to Melrose Guest House and will definatly recommend to family and friends.

Julie Mitchell - 23rd Apr, 2018
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Great Location
A lovely guest house with really helpful owners Jim and Monique

Penelope Fox - 22nd Apr, 2018
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Very Good
What a lovely place to stay, will be going back

Amanda Jane - 20th Mar, 2018
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Perfect Location
We spent a night in Melrose in order to attend a family celebration in Ambleside. We found it to be clean, tidy and the owners were very attentive but not overpowering. It is in the perfect location and they serve up a great breakfast. It will be our 'go to' place when visiting Ambleside again. This is the owners first season and we sincerely wish them all the best for the future!

Richard Evans - 19th Mar, 2018
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What A Place
Absolutely brilliant. From the greeting to departure Jim and Monique were outstanding.Room spotlessly clean decor lovely.If anyone wanting to stay in the lakes I strongly recommend Melrose Guest House. We will definitely be booking again

Keith Price - 19th Mar, 2018
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Return Visit
This visit proved as welcoming and comfortable as a past visit with the prior owners. Glad to meet Jim and Monique and look forward to possible visits.

MARK Harrison - 13th Mar, 2018
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Fantastic Stay
Would recommend staying to anyone. Exceptionally clean fantastic breakfast and hosts were very friendly.

Adam Shepherd - 13th Mar, 2018
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Stay At The Melrose
Our stay at your guest house was outstanding the room was fabulous. We were made welcome from the minute we arrived.lts the best guest house we have ever stayed at. Brilliant!!!

Christine Rogers - 27th Feb, 2018
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Ambleside B+ B
We were looking for a replacement to our previous B+B which had now closed down ..MelRose House certainly fits the Bill in every way ..Excellent in every way...

Derek Mansfield - 19th Feb, 2018
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Fantastic Stay!!!
A beautifully presented guesthouse. Fantastic service, the hosts went above and beyond to ensure we had a good stay. Highly recommended!

Lindsey Chippendale - 12th Feb, 2018
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Wonderful B&b
Very clean and comfortable. Excellent location with secure parking just down the road. Wonderful, friendly hosts who can’t do enough to help. Delicious breakfast, great choice.

Gill Lear - 29th Jan, 2018
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Always a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

Vaughan Jones - 19th Jan, 2018
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Weekend In Lakes
What a lovely guesthouse we were very impressed hotel and room were spotless and cosy we were made to feel welcome from the start breakfast was awesome will defo stay again

Steven Hall - 15th Jan, 2018
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Lovely Cosy B&b
Great hospitality from Jim and Monica from checking inn to leaving. Made us very welcomed and included our little boy whos 5 our room was lovely boy said it was his den had everything we needed

Only 1.downsaid the bacon and sausages were slighty over done for our liking but overall good breakfast

Clare Hutton - 15th Jan, 2018
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New Year Break
Warm welcome and very helpful and friendly hosts. Nothing was too much for them. The room was clean and decorated tastefully. The attention to detail was perfect. The breakfast was excellent and we liked the idea of ordering the evening before which saved time. The dining room was clean and again tastefully decorated. The best New Year we have had. We will definitely be returning to the Melrose again.

Carole Mappin - 7th Jan, 2018
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Melrose Guest House
This was a clean and friendly guest house, with a extremely polite and friendly people that were running the place. My breakfast was also very good, I would recommend anyone to stop here and your right in the centre.,

Andrew Cartwright - 2nd Jan, 2018
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Spot On
Just back from 2 night stay was excellent very clean

And the breakfast was fantastic. Nothing was to much

trouble for jim. Good parking facilities 2 minutes down the road only £3 per day.

Enjoy it that much booked again for may.

Leon Booth - 30th Dec, 2017
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Fab Stay
My stay in Ambleside, was throughly enjoyed, more so because of my stay at Melrose, the room was presented lovely also really clean and cosy, breakfast was absolutely yummy and I would have no reservations about staying in this lovely guesthouse again, thank you so much

Ann Purse - 5th Dec, 2017
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Short Stay
We had a really enjoyable weekend guest house was lovely breakfast was lovely and the cople themselves were really friendly although there is no off street parking for an extra 3 pound per night they have a limited number of parking spaces in a compond only couple minutes from the guest house

arthur GREEN - 4th Dec, 2017
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Lovely Stay.
A lovely place with a great location.Nice breakfast to set you on your way for the day.

George Rood - 21st Nov, 2017
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Very nice guest house , great central location , very clean and comfortable, owners very welcoming

Paula Conway - 20th Nov, 2017
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I’ve Honestly Never Stayed In A B&b/guesthouse Before..
Firstly I’d like to say that Monique and Jim are lovely professional people.

I honestly never stayed in a B&B before, because of the horror stories, strict rules and the thought of eating in someone’s living room just felt wrong.. but after last night, I’d roccomend the Melrose Guesthoise to you all.

The room was modern but cosy and it was very very clean.

I stay in a LOT of hotels for work, and this place meets most good hotels hands down!!

Im unually dissapointed With breakfasts too.. but here it was made to order and it was bloody lovely!

The location couldn’t be better too, you’re a minutes walk in to town and all Ambleside has to offer.

If you find yourself in Ambleside, give this place a whirl. Great people, great room. great location.

Anthony Brooke - 18th Nov, 2017
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Clean, Friendly B&b
Very clean, owners friendly without being intrusive. Great location with quiet rooms and hot showers. Fab view from room 4 at the top of the house.

Lynn Medley - 7th Nov, 2017
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Fabulous Guest House
Stayed for three nights and the minute you walk through the door you know you are going to have a fabulous stay with the greeting you get, also the place was immaculate and breakfast fantastic definitely be back .

Malcolm Crone - 7th Nov, 2017
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Very Good
Very clean and efficiently run.

Had a pleasant weekend stay in the family room which worked well for us.

Hosts very friendly.

Brilliant convient location

Naomi Powell - 6th Nov, 2017
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Home From Home
Had a great time staying in Ambleside in this well situated guest house, we were given a great welcome and our host helped in anyway possible. Lovely place

David Boylan - 4th Nov, 2017
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Home From Home
Just got back after spending three nights at this guest house all I can say is it is fabulous the host Jim made you feel very welcome the minute you walked through the door spotlessly clean and the breakfast was fantastic will be going back

Malcolm Crone - 4th Nov, 2017
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Ambleside Weekend
A fantastic weekend . Great location . Excellent hosts who couldn't do enough for you . Spotless rooms and a first class breakfast too . Will definitely be visiting again next year .

Joanne Shepherd - 1st Nov, 2017
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Excellent Place To Stay
Rooms spot on, excellent location first class breakfast, perfect hosts

Paul Branch - 1st Nov, 2017
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Perfect Destination
We had a very enjoyable stay , Jim was a very friendly bloke , room was excellent, service amazing , very close to all of the town eateries, # Lucy on a plate , very quiet and comfortable room , you will be spoiled with quality service ,

Joan Paterson - 26th Oct, 2017
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One Night Stay
Jim was very helpful on arrival, good room and breakfast, very close to the centre.

sharon gifford - 26th Oct, 2017
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Would Stay Again
Excellent place to stay . Very welcoming. Clean and friendly. The only gripe i have is perhaps a bit more power in the shower ! Plan to stay here again next year.

JO PEARCE - 25th Oct, 2017
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Short Break
Fantastic stay at Melrose guest house nothing was any trouble for Jim and the staff , rooms comfortable ,will be back at Melrose next summer ,

Thank you Jim & Monika

Ernest Nichols - 23rd Oct, 2017
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Great Break
Excellent service and location. Friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

Parking in the area is not cheap and none was available at Melrose.but we were sensibly advised to buy a 3 day ticket which is valid in multiple town car parks. A minor observation for us would be that the beds were a bit too soft for our taste, but comfortable nonetheless.

Paul Musgrave - 22nd Oct, 2017
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This certainly was our best B&B stay in UK ! No exaggeration here . The moment you enter you smell “clean” . Very elegantly decorated . Nothing over powering , simple , neat, nice and practicle.

We had small double room which was good for us. The ensuit was small , may be not for big people but very clean . The only thing I would suggest would be replacing the shower head as the water flow was slow. But again not the end of the world.

Rooms were clean when we came back after our breakfast !

Breaskfast was really good , the dining room is very relaxing and felt very homely . Plenty of good coffee , lots of cereal choices . And cooked breakfast was presented nicely and tasty.

We stayed there 3 nights , now moved to another location and missing Melrose and regretting not staying there for the whole week we have planned in Lake District.

Will come back again and again .

Highly recommended . As you feel welcomed. The owners are the friendliest and gentle people I have met so far in B&B’s

No smoking and no take away policy which is really good as you don’t smell any food items in the house apart from lovely smell in the morning of breakfast being cooked !

Sheema Arshi - 19th Oct, 2017
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Attractions - Melrose Guest House

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 4.43 miles (7.09 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 4.89 miles (7.82 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.