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Kirkwood Guest House
Ranked #27 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We recently got married and stayed over at the Kirkwood Guest House for two evenings. Firstly, what struck us the most was the beautiful building including the foliage outside which made it look very homely and welcoming. When we got inside, we were greeted very warmly and shown to our room which was decorated in keeping with the building with quaint trinkets and a beautiful four poster bed which was extremely comfortable.
The guest house was situated in between Bowness and Windermere which made walking in to town very easy. We were informed that the owner of the guest house had itineries for guests if they desired so that they could make the most of their trip. We were supplied with a delicious and wholesome breakfast and there was even a guest lounge equipped with board games and books if desired.
The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and relaxing; they even did something a bit special to congratulate us on our wedding!
We would recommend this guest house to anyone wishing to stay in the area and we will certainly be visiting again and again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had a two night stay at kirkwood which was spot on, Mags and Boyd are a very pleasant couple who work hard to make sure all guests are made to feel very welcome. The highlight of our stay was the delicious breakfast which included all local produce and set you up for the remainder of the day. Will definitely return again at some point.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
Thank ch147
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

A lovely friendly clean B and B where nothing is too much trouble for Mags and Boyd.They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and their home is cosy and warm. Love the breakfast specials and the tea and biscuits on arrival are a lovely touch. Definitely going to return next year.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank ClaireandMatty
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Lovely, quaint, homely house. Knowledgable, friendly owners. Quiet area but close enough to visitor attractions. Wifi free but not always got reception in room 8 (sometimes a problem with iPad apparently); not really a problem as on holiday. Great to have a lounge for visitors' use as don't always want to sit in room when having a respite from visiting attractions. Good breakfast with plenty of choices.

Room Tip: We had room 8 which was top floor (no lift) but very quiet family room.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Maria W
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We returned today from our trip to Windermere and felt we owe it to Mags & Boyd to review their splendid guest house...Kirkwood. I will not rattle on about every detail but every element of our stay was marvellous, my wife is pregnant and nothing was too much trouble the breakfast was the best I have had at any overnight stay (full english), Mags & Boyd were wonderfully attentive and polite, Boyd spent time out of his busy day to talk through and recommend walks in the local area. (Including a drawn map of extra routes not on the map)...we enjoyed our week immensely and cannot say enough great things about the location, food, service, comfy beds, attention to details and many more positives. A very traditionally english experience essential to our whole trip....everybody should visit the Kirkwood whilst in either bowness or Windermere...big thanks to Mags & Boyd.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank bravo77London
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have recently returned from my second weekend stay at the Kirkwood celebrating my first wedding anniversary and I was not disappointed. The guest house is perfectly situated for Bowness and Windermere village, almost exactly in the middle requiring just a few minutes walk to each. It is located close to bus stops and the train station.
Mags and Boyd are wonderful and on arrival offered tea and biscuits in the lounge. The rooms are a good size, very clean and cute. As you are not located on the main road, your stay will be very peaceful.
Breakfast is great with a huge selection, fulfilling all dietary requirements including vegetarian.
Whilst there, I overheard at breakfast that a family staying at the guest house had needed to reach a hospital in the night and Mags and Boyd were very attentive to help them in any way they could.
On visiting the lakes again we will not hesitate to book again as this guest house holds many happy memories for my husband and I.
We had a lovely time for our anniversary and was recommended a trip up Orrest Head, which we did and celebrated our anniversary at Sunset with 360 degree views of the area with a glass of Kir Royale.
Thank you Mags and Boyd for a great stay and we will be back :) xxxxx

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carly T
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family and I recently traveled around Great Britain staying at various guest houses and B&Bs along the way. However, we all agreed that our favourite part of the trip was our experience of Windermere, and Kirkwood was certainly a contributing factor! The hosts Mags and Boyd were extremely welcoming, friendly, and helpful. There was a large homely living room into which we were welcomed with tea/coffee and a generous helping of biscuits. They ensured that we knew our way around Windermere and Bowness and even organised for us to go on one of the Lakes Tours which just made things much easier for unprepared visitors like ourselves. The bedrooms were not cramped, the beds were comfortable, and we were able to sleep in peace and quiet. The breakfasts were hearty and varied with a vegetarian option and a daily special to make your mornings more interesting! It was a pleasure staying here and we already know where we'll be staying if we visit the Lakes again in the future!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank raveenk2013
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Address: Princes Road, Windermere LA23 2DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #27 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $92 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kirkwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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