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Kirkwood Guest House
Ranked #22 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“A home away from home”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Richard and Paula's Kirkwood is a beautiful home tucked in between Windermere and Bowness (about a 15 minute walk from the Windermere station). They're wonderful hosts.. helpful when you need something at the same time letting you have your space. The breakfast was one of the highlights, wonderful home made food. Went with my husband just a few days back and if I ever get a chance will go back there. All the best to the couple for many successful years!

Megha & Ram

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful, traditional, and welcoming place this is. Located 10 minutes walking distance from lake Windermere in one direction and 10 minutes walking distance to Windermere town centre the other.

We stayed during June 2013 for 2 nights. Our room was spotless. We had a four poster bed in a more than ample sized room and our en suite had a corner bath with an overhead shower.

Breakfast time was fantastic, plenty of choices from fresh fruit to cereal, toast with locally made jams or a full home cooked English breakfast. I have a gluten allergy and was catered for with various cereal, breads and gluten free sausages.

The b&b had a sitting room that all guests have access to. In here you will find Lots of information about local places to visit and things to do, including lots and lots of walking maps.

The owners of this little place, maggie and Boyd are what make this place so special. Nothing at all during our stay was too much to ask for and we were always greeted with a friendly smile.

I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast and look forward to our next stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Billinge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Quietly located close to the main Windermere to Bowness, this place is ideally situated for a short walk for both places.
We had the top floor bedroom which will soon be refurbished. Richard and Paula were very welcoming. They have only recently taken on this venture and seem ideally fitted to it. Nothing was too much trouble to them. The breakfast choices were plentiful but as usual I had the full English and can readily confirm that it was lovely.
We will be going back soon.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet but room 3 has a four poster and room 2 on the ground floor is what I will be as...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Burnley. Lancashire. England
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

As I have been staying at this hotel for the past 17 years and have seen 3 lots of owners, I was curious to see what the new owners were like and how the B and B had fared. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the place was just as welcoming as before and the new owners the same.
The breakfast are excellent with a wide range of food, even for coeliacs.We had our usual room 3 and found it to be as before - great. Hoping to see them again,sooner rather later.

Room Tip: I have slept during my 17 years there in every room and I can say they are all excellent.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Richard and Paula are the most welcoming owners a guest could hope for. I am a keen photographer and hill walker! Richard (owner/ professional photographer) knew the lakes like the back of his hand and was incredibly helpful in guiding me to great landscape locations.

My stay was second to none, especially the breakfast, perfect everyday. I will definitely be going back in the years to come and wish them all the best in the future.

Nathan!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Kirkwood Guest House is a home from home. The location of the guest house is perfect, just a 10 minute walk into the centre of Windermere. The room was lovely and clean. The owners (Richard and Paula) are very welcoming and have a great knowledge of the area. The breakfast was great. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Windermere is an great place to stay and kirkwood is ideally located with roughly a 10 minute walk into the heart of Windermere or down to Bowness-on-Windermere. I recenlty stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend in room 5 which had everthing you need and a lovely four poster bed. Paula and Richard were welcoming, very friendly and also extremely helpful - they know the area very well and are happy to give advice on walks and places to visit. The breakfasts each morning were brilliant - cooked to your specifications and delicious to eat! We would definitely recommend this guest house to anyone wishing to visit the Lake District and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #22 of 108 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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