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“Romantic stay at a picturesque cottage!”
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Orrest Cottage
Ranked #46 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Romantic stay at a picturesque cottage!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Perfect cottage for couples looking to stay near Winderthemere.

First of all the location is only a 15 min walk from the main tourist area of Windermere and sits within a small village with a few restaurants, banks and shops around the corner.

Parking is free opposite the cottage but is only street parking.

The exterior and interior of the cottage is superb and you can tell the owners have really made an effort for their customers.

It is all very homely and you get that personal touch to everything you see around you, from the giant knife and fork ornament on the wall to the memory foam toppers on your bed... Dave & Laura also have a good sense of deco.

The room we stayed in was lovely and had all the features you would expect to receive... It was nice to be welcomed to homemade flapjacks and the homemade breakfast by Dave was superb... They use fresh ingredients from the granola to the bread...

Laura was off for a jog so we had the pleasure to spend breakfast under David's watch, he really looked after us and gave some local knowledge and recommendations.

We will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful night's stay. From Talat & Nazia

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We recently stayed at the Orrest Cottage for a couple of days at the beginning of our holiday. The B&B is situated right next to the train station and close to shops. The food was excellent, room excellent, very clean and tidy. The owners were very helpful and kind. The weather was sunny every day. Amazing value and excellent service. Would recommend to anyone to stay there. My Partner proposed to me on Lake Windermere so another trip is in order.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moscow
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20 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

It's a very nice three-storey cottage, with lovely, recently refurbished rooms, situated right next to the Windermere railway station and the Windermere Tourist Information Centre. A good place for exploring the Lake District. For a start, you can walk to the Orrest Head (the path leading to it starts across the road, and the views from the summit are stunning).

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Melfort, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This quaint B&B is located on a pretty street across the road from a nice hike and within walking distance of many of Windermere's shops. The bedrooms were great and we appreciated the British-themed lounge. Breakfast was excellent. The owners were very helpful in giving us ideas for what to see in the area. Amazing value and wonderful service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi guys, thanks so much we are so pleased you liked your room, see you again someday!
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were two couples starting the Dales Way. We arrived by train and the cottage is a few minutes walk from the station. Comfortable rooms, great breakfast. Good restaurants in Windermere. Excellent value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
So happy you had a good time and thanks for the review...
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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, and loved it! Conveniently located to the train and bus station. David and Laura were very welcoming, and offered lots of advices on places of interests, and places to eat. Their breakfast was excellent. The loft where we stayed in had lots of personal touches to it, and it was cosy. Will definitely stay here again if I'm at Windermere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Lovely to hear from you and we do hope you come stay with us again
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

What a lovely B&B! It is well located near the station, local amenities and routes for walks. It is extremely clean, run by a very friendly and helpful couple and really good value. We came up for a wedding and were able to book for one night, which can be tricky in Windermere. One of the best breakfasts I can remember as well!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Orrest Cottage
Address: 17 Church Street, Windermere LA23 1AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orrest Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
David & Laura would like to invite you to stay 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. 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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