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“Met our expectations and more” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kirkwood Guest House
Ranked #21 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newborough
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3 reviews
“Met our expectations and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband & I have had a wonderful stay at Kirkwood. It was everything I was expecting and more. I did a lot of research before booking accommodation in this area, as I was looking for the county/cottage feel and Kirkwood has definitely provided us with that. Our room has been very comfortable and gives that warm/inviting feeling. The bathroom facilities are also great! Mags has been a wonderful host and has provided us with many options on where to visit, local walks, and places to dine. She has also been very thorough in providing my dietary requirements- infact the options are better than what I get at home. I love this place and don't want to leave this morning. I will most definately be recommending this place to everyone back home.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I travel A LOT and we're used to the frequent disappointment of hotels that we hoped would be better but turn out to be rubbish so we were delighted to find the Kirkwood guest house exceeded our expectations in every way.
The hosts were genuinely friendly and very welcoming, the room was very comfortable and well supplied with complimentary tea/coffe/toiletries etc and the four poster bed was really comfy.
The house was full when we stayed but we didn't hear a peep from anyone during our stay.
I've read through some of the other reviews and would say that those who have been critical have been very unfair and in a couple of cases just rude and inaccurate. I've paid a hell of a lot more to stay in well known 'luxury' hotels and got a hell of a lot less for my money than the Kirkwood provided. Book with confidence!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Just returned from a lovely weekend at the Kirkwood and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Mags and Boyd were wonderful hosts, they couldn't do enough for you. They even left a bottle of wine and a card in our room for our anniversary a lovely touch.
The breakfasts were great and even had a great vegetarian choice.
Our room was lovely with a four poster and was spotless, the location was ideal with a short walk either into Bowness or Windermere.
We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We thought it time as it was our fifth visit to Kirkwood and we just have never bothered before. We should have done.
On arrival you fill in the brief form, settle in then "ring" for your welcoming tea, coffee and biscuits.
The house is immaculate - the room excellent - large, comfortable, excellent storage - quality tea & coffee. Large shower room (we know some have baths - we like showers). Good curtains for those who do not like to be woken by sunrise.
Location is another bonus being a short walk to Bowness or Windermere and in a quiet, pleasant and peaceful area.
The cooked breakfast is always good with a different "special" each day. My wife loves these. Cereals - fruit juice, pastries and usually an interesting jam pot of flavours I have not seen - strawberry and black pepper this time - are all available. Tea and coffee finishes it off.
As for the owners. Megs and Boyd. Two more friendly and down to earth, honest people you could not wish to meet and if you want "detail" on where to go and when - Boyd is an encyclopedia.

Room Tip: We like room 2 BUT that is a shower room and on the ground floor. Some like a bath and an upper floo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike T
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Preston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Kirkwood Guest house is a short taxi ride or around a 10 minute walk into Windermere or Bowness. lMags and Boyd couldn't do enough for us and were very knowledgable on the area.

Great choices for breakfast, cereals, pastries, yoghurts full English and daily specials.

We'd be more than happy to stay at the Kirkwood again.

Room Tip: Room 4 has a four poster bed
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manama, Bahrain
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful 4 days in the lake district! And Kirkwood was definitely the place to stay. The location is perfect as you can walk to 2 towns. Mags and Boyd are the hosts with the most. the food was excellent and help was always at hand. Never felt like we were and intrusion or inconvenience at all. Thank you so much for the great tips for day trips.

Room Tip: There is a school in the room with the four poster bed, we didn't find it noisy until they had t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a wonderful and most memorable stay at Kirkwood Guest House. Firstly Mags and Boys were fabulous hosts and Boyd was incredibly helpful with giving us highly detailed directions to the area which he knows incredibly well. The location of Kirkwood couldn't be better - 5 minutes walk to both Windermere and Bowness-on-Windemere where there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from.
The guesthouse is beautifully appointed and spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed Boyd's delicious breakfasts. We heartily recommend Kirkwood Guest house. We know you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Minessa
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Property: Kirkwood Guest House
Address: Princes Road, Windermere LA23 2DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #21 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
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Hotel Class:4 star — Kirkwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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