Mason's Arms

Bowland Bridge , , Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria (Show on Map)
9.0
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Summary of reviewsNestled in a serene and picturesque corner of the Lake District, Mason's Arms boasts a prime location with stunning views over the valley and surrounding areas. Celebrated for its historical charm and perfect base for exploring the treasures of the Lake District, the inn provides a peaceful retreat while remaining well-connected to nearby attractions such as Windermere and Bowness-On-Windermere. Guests cherish the lovely secluded surroundings, noting that both the setting and the welcome are as stunning as the views.

The breakfast offerings consistently impress with guests lavishing praise on the delicious, fresh quality ingredients and generous portions. The presence of super friendly staff enhances the relaxed and inviting atmosphere, often highlighted by the cozy setting of breakfast served by an open fire. Despite some minor issues, the overall sentiment remains highly positive with many guests describing breakfast as amazing and one of the best they’ve ever had.

Dinner at Mason's Arms matches the high standards set by breakfast. Guests frequently commend the delicious, high-quality meals served in a relaxed and charming old pub atmosphere. The generous portions and variety of scrumptious dishes, including what some claim to be the best roast dinner ever, leave guests well satisfied and eager to return.

The rooms are highly praised for their cleanliness, comfort and stylish decor. Described as beautiful, cozy and luxurious, many rooms feature quirky decorations and high-standard amenities. Executive suites with mezzanine floors, private gardens and stunning views from the terrace further enhance the overall experience, ensuring guests enjoy a delightful stay.

Cleanliness is another strong point with numerous guests noting the immaculate and well-maintained nature of the rooms and bathrooms. Daily cleaning keeps the property pristine, contributing to a comfortable and pleasant stay.

The exceptional staff at Mason's Arms receive frequent commendations for their friendliness, professionalism and attentiveness. Guests appreciate the warm, helpful nature of the team, particularly manager Helen and great host John, who go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. The combination of excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere makes Mason's Arms stand out.

Comfort is a recurring theme, especially regarding the beds. Guests often describe the beds as comfy and soft, resulting in restful nights and often the best sleep they’ve had. The high specification of the bedrooms, including cozy atmospheres and lovely views, only adds to the positive experience.

Mason's Arms is also noted for being remarkably dog-friendly, accommodating canine companions in the main pub area and creating a welcoming environment for pet owners.

Overall, Mason's Arms stands out as a highly recommended destination, blending stunning views, historical charm, exceptional food, comfortable accommodations, high cleanliness standards, friendly staff and a pet-friendly atmosphere into a delightful and memorable stay.
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Room Types
Two-Bedroom Apartment This apartment offers a family bathroom, a sofa bed and a dining/kitchen area with an open fire and outdoor terrace.

One-Bedroom Apartment The property has a family bathroom, sofa bed and a dining/kitchen area boasting an open fire and outdoor terrace.

Superior King Suite This room features a four poster bed, free standing bath, shower room, seating area with tea/coffee making facilities and a small decked area with outdoor seating.

King Suite This property has a super-king size bed on a mezzanine level overlooking the lounge area. There is also a small walled patio with outdoor seating and valley views. Guests also benefit from tea/coffee making facilities.

Deluxe King Suite This room is a double executive suite with amazing views across the valley. Shower only. Tea & Coffee making facilities are available in your room.

Deluxe Suite This suite features a standard double bed up on a mezzanine level overlooking the lounge area, tea/coffee making facilities, and views across the valley.

Executive Suite Featuring views across the valley, this room has a king-size bed on a mezzanine lever overlooking the lounge area, tea/coffee making facilities and a bathroom with a shower.

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9.0
Excellent
Location
Nestled in a serene and picturesque corner of the Lake District, Mason's Arms boasts a perfect location for travelers looking to explore this stunning region. Guests consistently praise its beautiful and atmospheric setting with stunning views over the valley and surrounding areas. It's conveniently situated just a short drive from Windermere and less than 15 minutes from Bowness-On-Windermere, making it an ideal base for exploration.

The inn is celebrated for its historical quirkiness, retaining a sense of its 16th-century origins. A fabulous overnight stay is guaranteed thanks to the fantastic accommodation and excellent views across the fell. Its fairly remote location offers a peaceful retreat, yet remains well-connected for those wishing to delve deeper into the treasures of the Lake District.

With incredible views and a beautiful spot in the heart of the lakes, the Mason's Arms is described as one of the best pub locations in the area. Guests cherish the lovely secluded surroundings, which provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation and exploration alike. The setting and the building itself are as stunning as the welcome one receives upon arriving.

Breakfast
Nestled in a beautiful location just a short drive from Windermere, Mason's Arms consistently impresses with its breakfast offerings. The majority of guests lavish praise on the fantastic, delicious and excellent breakfasts that are frequently mentioned. The kitchen facilities contribute to a wonderful breakfast experience with lots of fresh quality ingredients and generous portions that set one up for the day.

Many guests highlight the super friendly staff who contribute to the relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The breakfast is often served by an open fire, enhancing the cozy and welcoming vibe of the dining experience.

While the timing of breakfast from 9-10 am may not suit everyone and some minor issues like a sticky breakfast table and a confusing advance order form were noted, these seem to be exceptions rather than the rule. The overall sentiment remains highly positive with numerous guests describing the breakfast as amazing, delicious and one of the best they've had.

In addition to breakfast, the quality of food served at dinner also receives commendation, further solidifying the reputation of Mason's Arms as a destination for great food and a lovely relaxed vibe. For those looking to start their day with a fantastic meal in a serene setting, Mason's Arms comes highly recommended.

Dinner
Situated in a gorgeous and peaceful location, Mason's Arms garners praise for its delicious and high-quality food offerings. Guests frequently highlight the excellent and scrumptious meals provided with many noting that both breakfast and dinner are exceptional. The old pub charm coupled with a relaxed atmosphere adds to the dining experience, which is described as truly delightful.

With comments on the amazing and tasty pub food and even claims of the best roast dinner ever had, visitors are consistently impressed by the consistent quality and variety of the dishes. Moreover, the portions are noted to be generous, ensuring guests are well satisfied.

Despite a few mentions of the décor needing a refurbish, the overall consensus is strongly positive, emphasizing the excellent meals that could entice anyone to return. The Mason's Arms truly delivers with its evening meals, great selection of beers and stunning views, making it a highly recommended dining destination.

Rooms
The rooms at Mason's Arms consistently receive high praise for their cleanliness, comfort and stylish decor. Guests describe the rooms as beautiful, cosy and comfortable, often emphasizing the blend of stylish yet traditional elements. Many reviews highlight the rooms' lovely and quirky decorations, noting that they feel luxurious and well-equipped. The executive suites stand out with numerous guests calling them perfect, creatively decorated and even possessing the wow factor. Large rooms on two levels with great views, along with features like mezzanine floors and private gardens, contribute to the overall positive experience. The stunning views from the terrace and the comfortable beds add to the charm, making the rooms at Mason's Arms a delightful and high-standard accommodation option.

Beds
Mason's Arms receives high praise for its beds with guests frequently describing them as comfy and soft. The rooms offer a cosy atmosphere with lovely views and some even include a separate lounge area. Visitors are delighted with the very comfortable beds, often highlighting that they had the best nights sleep. The high specification of the bedrooms, such as the mezzanine layout, adds to the overall appeal. Comfort and coziness are recurrent themes in guest feedback, making Mason's Arms a place where restful nights are a given.

Cleanliness
The Mason's Arms consistently impresses with its exceptional standards of cleanliness. Guests frequently highlight the spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms, describing them as immaculate and well-maintained. The property as a whole maintains a high level of tidiness with daily cleaning ensuring that rooms remain in pristine condition. Reviews often mention the comfortable and well-equipped nature of the accommodations, adding to the overall appeal of this establishment. These consistent remarks on cleanliness undoubtedly contribute to a pleasant and comfortable stay for all visitors.

Staff
Mason's Arms is renowned for its exceptional staff, consistently described as friendly, amazing and welcoming. Guests repeatedly singled out the fantastic atmosphere and the warm, helpful nature of the team. The professional and attentive service provided by the staff, particularly the manager Helen and her dedicated team, leaves a lasting impression on visitors. There are frequent mentions of the staff going above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay with John often highlighted as a great host. Whether it's the bar staff or the general team, the friendliness and effort they put into their work make them stand out. Overall, Mason's Arms boasts a delightful combination of excellent service and a great atmosphere, making it a highly recommended destination.

Dog Friendly
Mason's Arms stands out as a remarkably dog-friendly establishment, consistently praised for its welcoming atmosphere for canine companions. Guests repeatedly highlight the pub's accommodating nature, allowing dogs in the main area of the pub. This inclusivity creates a friendly environment where pet owners can comfortably relax with their furry friends. Overall, the hotel's focus on being dog friendly significantly enhances the experience for guests traveling with pets.


No, Mason's Arms doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Mason's Arms.

Yes, Mason's Arms welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Mason's Arms.

No, Mason's Arms doesn't have a gym.

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