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“Instantly relaxing with tentative staff.”
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The Ryebeck
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have just enjoyed our first stay at the Fayrer gardens. From the beginning to the end the experience was extremely relaxing.We sat looking out onto the beautiful gardens,with a view of the lake,enjoying our cream tea. The evening meal was excellent quality..plenty of it.It began with canapes in the bar area whilst choosing your meal..this was followed by aperitifs.. three amazing courses and strawberries to finish.As soon as you enter the Fayrer gardens you can feel yourself instantly relax.A fabulous find and we will definitely return.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We (5) spent a comfortable night in the hotel as a stopover using four rooms (2 singles, 2 doubles). We decided to eat in Bowness so we could see something of the town, so can't comment on the hotel dinner, other than it would have been considerably more expensive. The breakfast was an excellent Full English, with fruit, juice, cereal available in the buffet area and cooked food served at table. The service was good, as were the views down to the lake from the dining room, marred somewhat by the greyness of the drizzle that morning. The hotel grounds were attractive, with a large, downhill lawn to the rear. We'd happily return if in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a hotel you will want to return to. The autumn colours in the garden were outstanding just in the view from our bedroom and bathroom windows, even in the gloom of a threatening October sky. It rained a lot when we were there, but I definitely want to return in the spring to walk around the extensive grounds. We arrived at 2 pm and our room was ready so we could drop our bags then enjoy delicious coffee and freshly baked scones with jam and cream, all washed down with a glass of prosecco. The lounge has lovely comfortable sofas with a view over lake Windermere. We chatted to a lovely local man who comes to the hotel twice a week for coffee and cake. Off to the sites and sounds of lively Bowness, then back to the hotel for an inventive fine dining experience. You book a timed slot for evening dining and everything runs very smoothly. Canapes were served to us in the lounge while we perused the menu, then on arriving at our table we had an unexpected amuse bouche before our starters arrived. Following our main course and dessert we retired back to the lounge where we were served delicious coffee and chocolates. The next morning we could barely do justice to the wonderful breakfast choices but managed to fit in a well cooked breakfast to set us up for the day. Our room was not large but with adjustable heating controls and the queen bed supremely comfortable. Nice touches were the quality toiletries (locally produced) and filter coffee in the bedroom, with a jar of nice biscuits. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this hotel as a base, but advise having some meals out in the many restaurants around Bowness, as the hotel menu does not change each evening and there is a limited choice for vegetarians.

Room Tip: We were in room 18 and over the kitchens and all night there was the noise of a fan going, which dis...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The dining room, lounge and bar are sumptuously furnished with superb views, and the food is quite exceptional. My compliments to the Chef(s)! The extensive grounds and garden is impressive.
The minor fly in the otherwise excellent hotel is the less than modern bathroom/toilet: scrupulously clean with nice toiletries, but the washbasin had separate hot and cold taps rather than a mixer tap and the lighting for shaving was challenging!
I would strongly recommend the hotel for the dining alone, and for the whole experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Third visit to Fayre Garden hotel with Travel View offer. Very relaxing and comfortable stay. Staff extremely polite and helpful. Food excellent quality but disappointing that the menu is the same each evening and only changes after a few days. Stayed in hotel and cottage in the garden, both well appointed and quiet. Position great for exploring lakes. Gardens beautiful.
We will certainly return when another offer is available.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had a wonderful weekend break [ 19th 20th Oct13 ] with my bride of 52yrs her sister and hubby.
The location, staff, hotel, and food are excellent. We stayed in the cottage very quiet and select.
If you are looking for steak and chips this hotel is'nt for you, but if you require fine dining then
book your break.
We paid £230 for 2nites 2 people dbb, the food was excellent and varied.My beef meal Sunday
night was the best i have eaten,so tender it was like chewing marshmellow.
Would definatly return to this hotel.
Gwyn H

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We just spent one night here in a garden view room. We had an excellent time, enjoying cream scones and bubbly on arrival. Our room was spacious with homemade biscuits and tea/coffee facilities in the room. Quality bath products in each room. Staff were friendly & service good. The lounges were pleasant and nothing looked shabby. We visited as part of a Travelzoo offer which represented excellent value for money. Food excellent. I will definitely make a return visit. Many thanks to all of the staff who made our visit so memorable.

Room Tip: I can recommend the garden view rooms
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Additional Information about The Ryebeck

Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $123 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ryebeck 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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