We chose Rockside as our honeymoon accommodation on the basis of other very positive reviews. Caroline and Martin did not disappoint, in fact they exceeded our every expectation. Their homemade produce at breakfast as part of their extensive menu, were the perfect start to every day, and the homemade cakes left in the hall were a lovely treat at the end. You can even take a bit of 'Rockside' home with you in the form of jams, marmalades (award winning), granola and banana loaf.
The suite we stayed in was capacious, stylish and very comfortable. Every little home comfort is afforded at this wonderful guesthouse. - Mark
Rockside Guesthouse is located one block away from Windermere Railway Station which was perfect for me. There are plenty of cafes and restaurant within short walking distances, as well as small shops and supermarket (Sainsbury and Coop). The homemade marmalade and strawberry jam served during breakfast was, as other reviewers said, excellent. I came home with 4 bottles of assorted jam and they are all good.
The room that I booked was a single (I call it the attic room because it's located at the very top of the house), plenty of steps to climb, which was not a problem for me but maybe not ideal for everyone. Martin, Caroline's partner, helped with bringing up my suitcase.
The room itself is larger than previous single rooms of b&b that I stayed in the area. The bed size is a double, which is again larger than most b&b's single room bed. I liked my room, it felt nice and cozy especially when it was raining during my visit. I also like the double leather sofa provided in the room, it gave me an option of reading in bed or sitting on the sofa. - Gria
We were visiting The Lake District for the first time in 30 years and found this beautiful guest house in Windermere. Caroline was very welcoming and a great host. Our day always started with a lovely breakfast. Try the home made 'Strawberry and Black Pepper' jam. Take it home, delicious. The guest house is near the train/bus station, which allowed us to explore a different area of The Lake District every day. If we ever return to the area, we will definitely check out the Rockside. -