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Fir Trees Guest House
Ranked #41 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Fir Trees”
Reviewed July 23, 2009

If you come by train the nearest station is Windermere (about 15 minutes on foot). The wording on the website is a bit confusing (or maybe i didn't read it carefully) and I booked tickets to Oxenholme - which is miles away!
Anyway, the guest house is on the main road between Windermere and Bowness, so easy to find and around 10-15 minutes walk to both villages.
The rooms are decorated very nicely. The bathrooms are small and basic but very clean. A small critism would be our TV didn't work properly, but we didn't really need it anyway.
In the hall they have book shelves with books and DVDs for guests, which is a nice touch.
The owners were very nice and the breakfast were great - better than average B&B standard.
Overall I would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast/NI
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

Really enjoyed our stay in this comfy B&B. Room was great, and owners v accomodating in putting all 5 of us in one room as our three children were too young to be in a room alone. Bit disappointed to find the "en suite" was a tiny shower room, and that the shower wasn't very powerful, but apart from this the room was spotless, beautifully and simply decorated and the rest of the B&B the same, with lots of lovely original features. Parking was good on site, although a bit tight at times! Location couldnt have been better for us, and the breakfasts were beautifully cooked, so fresh and each of our children was made to feel special when they were able to request something a bit different to the menu - highly recommended friendly and comfortable B&B!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2009

Stayed at Fir Trees for a weekend. Fir Trees is ideally place between Windermere and Bowness, about 10min stroll from each so no need for taxi's. Cannot fault the guest house at all. Although the house maintains its Victorian charm, our room was spotlessly clean, fresh and modern. The breakfast was very nice, just waht the doctor ordered! The owners were very friendly and made us feel extremly welcome, without being too fusy.

Overall I would definately recommend this place to anyone, and given the extremely reasonable price you can't go wrong!

Thanks for a lovely weekend.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 8, 2009

The owners, Bea and Bob Towers, are extremely friendly. They allowed us to deposit luggage with them before check in and after check out. After sightseeing on a rainy day, they offered to dry our shoes overnight to make them ready for the next morning. Bea's English breakfasts are delicious. I especially like the way she fries her English bacon. The guest house has a library of books on the second floor and two picture books of the Lake District on the ground floor.

Staying at Fir Trees is like staying at a nice home of a friend. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2009

My wife and I stayed a total of 4 days at this lovely B&B and wish we could have extended our stay. The owners, Bea and her husband, were excellent hosts and we even received a surprise Christmas present outside our room from them on Christmas Eve. We enjoyed all our time there.

It is conveniently located right in the middle of Windermere, and easily within walking distance from Bowness and also the train station.

If we were to visit Windermere again, I'll definitely choose Fir Trees as my choice of accomodation.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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whitstable
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Reviewed June 19, 2009

Highly recomended, wether you are staying for a weekend or a week. Friendly people, nice rooms, good breakfast service. Location is simply superb, 5 minute walk from bowness and windermere. Could not be any better.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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redcar
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU HERE.
VERY FRIENDLY,CLEAN AND VERY HOSTPITABLE PLACE TO STAY.
NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR BEA OR BOB (the proprietors)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as a great place to explore the lakes from as it is ideally placed in bowness only a few minutes from lake windemere and its various attractions.
(pauline& arthur from redcar)

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fir Trees Guest House
Address: Lake Road | Windermere, English Lake District, Cumbria, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #41 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fir Trees Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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