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Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   17 Church Street, Windermere LA23 1AQ, England
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Ranked #22 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent two nights at Orrest Cottage, ideal to visit Windermere, half an hour walking distance down to Bowness-on-Windermere. The B&B is mostly appreciated by walkers, easier to reach the surrounding fells. Building is pretty small, as the rooms, but with noticeable care and attention. David is a very gentle owner, breakfast is very good, even if breakfast time 8.30-9 is... More

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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi were glad you enjoyed your stay, the B&B is a 200 year old Lakeland cottage so naturally and by design cottages are different to hotels! they are quirky lovely and full of character if not massive in terms of square foot. Were sorry you thought the price was high, your stay was in August (the summer season) in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Orrest Cottage at about 12 on Saturday 16th August. David had very kindly sent instructions by email on how to access our room key. He also provided me with information on local eating places and was very helpful. Our room was number one on the first floor. It is a lovely room with a very comfortable bed... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location, excellent facilities, lovelly decor and one of the best breakfasts possible. David was extremely curtious, very helpful when i contacted him explaining the parking of our car and advising us where to travel around this stunning area. Thank you David for your hospitality. I would highly recommend guesting at the Orrest Cottage :-))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This B&B is outstanding, I have stayed in 5 star hotels where the breakfast isn't anywhere near as good as you get here. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner. I can honestly say this is the best B&B i have ever stayed in, the rooms were immaculate and windermere town is literally around the corner (1... More

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Thanks so much, were touched by your kind words!! we love breakfast and were glad you did too.. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We recently stayed at Orrest cottage for a short break and we loved it. The house is well decorated and is very clean. The owners were brilliant, from making us excellent home cooked breakfasts on both mornings, to advising us where the best walks are in the area. You have an in house Lake District guide as your host. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loved the decor, the lovely little lounge area and the nice comfy bed and pillows. Lots of nice little touches including a good dvd collection, toiletries, nice breakfast area and a great choice of breakfasts. My husband and i are quite tall so found the bathroom and the bedroom a little on the small side, the shower particularly was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Orrest Cottage B & B is a cosy, comfortable & very friendly place to stay. They provide an excellent breakfast with various choices other than a full English. However the personally cooked Hearty Cumbrian Breakfast makes for a great start to the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very nice people, great rooms and lovely breakfast. Easy to access everywhere, highly recommend............................................................ ..........................................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lovely people we stayed here for 1night nothing was a bother very central to town our room was lovely on top floor with separate little loung with TV and tea making facilities we will return. Must say the breakfast was lush we had the sardines with roasted tomatoes yum .

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was such a great find! Not only cosy, clean, & comfortable, but so much more than expected! We had such a warm & friendly welcome from the adorable owner David! - who was more than helpful. He gave great advice on walking trails & where to dine. His wife Laura welcomed us with her delicious home-made flapjacks which were... More

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Address: 17 Church Street, Windermere LA23 1AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast 3*
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David & Laura would like to invite you to stay with them in their cozy three-story 19th-century Lakeland Cottage situated in the town of Windermere, in the beautiful English Lake District. Orrest Cottage has been refurbished to give a contemporary feel and atmosphere. There are three comfortable en-suite rooms, each able to accommodate two adults. Wake up and look forward to a delicious Lakeland breakfast. To boost your appetite there is lots of fresh Lake District air and certainly plenty of local walks and many starting from just outside the front door. Across the road is the start of the Orrest Head walk, made famous by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright, it offers you some of the most stunning views over the Lake District fells. We are ideally located just 200m, if you're walking, from either Windermere railway station or the main bus stop at Windermere Tourist Information and we're just the same distance from the centre of town. For your convenience we are Wi Fi enabled, and can offer you flexible check–in times to suit your needs. Check-out is by 10am. ... more   less 
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