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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here for an overnight on the way home from Lancashire. We were booked in for dinner , bed and breakfast. We had a great time and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing location in the lakes. You can walk into Bowness in 30-40 minutes at a leisurely pace.Hotel is also close to Hawkshead ferry... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from a three night stay in a lake view room. The location of this hotel is perfect. Quiet surroundings, superb views over Lake Windermere, no traffic noise! The staff are attentive but not intrusive, friendly and thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Everything was home... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the cheapest one night break, but as the saying goes 'you get what you pay for'! Lovely place to visit with beautiful gardens to sit out and enjoy afternoon tea. The staff are really helpful and friendly, rooms more than adequate and the food to die for. Well worth a visit, we'll definitely be returning again.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel on recommendation from friends and it is a very nice hotel indeed in a lovely quiet setting overlooking Lake Windermere. It is a fine old country house with a new restaurant annex and has been improved over the years I understand, to become a lovely place to have a meal and to stay. The staff are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A delightfully extended Country House which is situated within lovely grounds and gardens. This was our first experience of staying and dining in this beautiful Hotel and it won`t be the last. It is fair to say you must have your own transport as it is a short joruney up from the Lake but on arrival there is plenty of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely setting and very friendly helpful staff. We stayed b&b on the hotest week of the year. Our room (18) was small, but very clean, there was no aircon or room fan so we had to have the window open and it was noisy with deliverys in the morning. The room was noisy till just after 10 at night as... More

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Rainhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a two night DBB stay booked through Hotel Shop. Very friendly staff. Clean and adequately sized room with good bathroom and a shower that was simple to use (not always the case in hotels) The two evening meals were very good, and elegantly served.The fine, hot weather made sitting outside in the evening with coffee... More

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

He stayed here on a 2 night deal that included dinner and breakfast. The grounds were well appointed and the hotel being set up on a hill looked over the lakes at the bottom. When we booked the hotel we put a note on saying we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my birthday and if possible could we have... More

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Oakham, Rutland.
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were invited to lunch here by some friends who were hosting a reunion. Our friends' hospitality was superb and we had a wonderful time. Drinks outside were plentiful, relaxed and informal. Lovely! The hotel itself was in an attractive, peaceful location. As we knew, the room would not be ready until after the event, but there... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The process of booking a hotel and being satisfied with the outcome is becoming increasingly less predictable. It is understandable that a Hotel will portray itself in the most complimentary way, but there is a danger that lack of objectivity when describing its benefits and amenities to showcase itself to maximum benefit could result in customers being disappointed. If Hotels... More

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Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ryebeck 4*
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Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #3 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #6 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. ... more   less 
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