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Fair Rigg Guest House
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Manchester, England
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We arrived on 17th August 2012 just after 5pm. Christine greeted us and showed us to our room (room 1), explained the keys and what time breakfast was served. We collected our bags from the car, changed into suitable clothes and footwear (it was raining when we arrived!) and set off into Bowness. We turned left then right down Longtail Hill... Walking down the hill is pleasant, although a little steep but the walk back is not for the faint hearted!!! Especially after a few drinks and in almost 100% humidity!!!!! If you turn right out the gate the descent and ascent back is much more gentle.
The guest house cannot be faulted in anyway. Everywhere is spotless, the shower is lovely although my boyfriend did soak the bathroom on the first night with the shower - tip - point towards the wall!! The bed was spacious and comfortable and the view from the windows are wonderful. Clean towels are provided every day if necessary.
The breakfast selection is plentiful, both myself and my boyfriend had the cooked breakfast both mornings and the food is fantastic.
We ate at the tapas bar on the Saturday night. The food in there was wonderful and reasonably priced. We got a taxi to and from there and it was £3.50 each way. We took the boat from Bowness to Ambleside which again was lovely and we had a nice walk round Ambleside before getting some lunch at The Waterhead Bay, which was slightly more expensive pub food but no complaints to what we were served.
All in all it was a very much needed break to unwind and relax. Ian and Christine with their wonderful guest house helped us to do just that. We would most definitely return.
Thank you again
Gemma and Andy.

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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
A great big thank you for such an amazing review you have written on Fair Rigg.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as this is what we aim for.

Thanks again.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We recently stayed at the Fair Rigg guest house from the 5th-9th of August 2012. What a place! The B + B was clean, comfortable, and with a breakfast to die for- who could ask for more?! Ian and Christine are a lovely couple who were so warm and welcoming that we will definitely be going back again (If they'll have us!).

The rooms we had (1 + 3) were lovely, they were spotlessly clean with perfect furnishings and unbelieveably comfortable beds! The view from room 1 was especially stunning- a super green field complete with the lake district's very own sheep (Bliss!)

Also, the breakfasts need a mention. There was an extensive range of cereals, yoghurt and fruit, as well as three fruit juices. The cooked breakfast was excellent, and set you up brilliantly for your day in the lakes. Other options were available, and one day we opted for the porridge which was amazing!!

Would reccomend to anybody who wants to visit the lakes and be treated to a brilliant stay in an outstanding b + b.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Wow! Thank you so much for your fabulous review on Fair Rigg.
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, it is so good to know as this is what we aim for.
Thanks again.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this B&B and found Ian and Christine very welcoming. The standards are high with exceptionally clean rooms, excellent food and a warm and friendly atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this B&B. Excellent value for money and they offered advice on the area, places to eat and local walks. We were very impressed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
A big thank you for the great review you have written. All your comments are really appreciated.

It was an absolute pleasure.
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed at the Fair Rigg at the beginning of our holidays for 5 nights. After our trip we wish we had spend some more time there and less at other places...It's a really impressing, old house on the outside, wonderfully modern in the inside. We had room no. 2 and were absolutely pleased with it. There was a lot of of space for all our things, a big, cosy bed and probably the best thing was the bathroom. Not only had it two windows overlooking the lake and countryside but it was also new and spotlessly clean - every day! I must admit, we were surprised by that, having made other experiences in the past concerning the word "clean". Ian was a very charming and helpful host (thanks again for cleaning our walking shoes!). Breakfast was always excellent and we especially liked the different dishes you could choose from. Thanks again for the wonderful, relaxing time!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you so much for the fabulous review you have written, we are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

It was an absolute pleasure have you both to stay with us.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Just spent four nights here and could not find one fault. Spotlessly clean, in fact don't think I have ever seen such a clean room. Ian and Christine very welcoming. Breakfast was excellent with a very good choice. Do take note of the recommendations for evening meals as we found them to be spot on. Ian even tolerated my husbands walking boots as garden decorations for a couple of days. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a small friendly place to rest their head. EXCELLENT!!!

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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
A great big thank you for the brilliant review you have written.

We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, this is all we can hope for.

Thanks again.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

My friend and I spent a delightful five nights at Fair Rigg Guest House. The twin room was first class, beautifully furnished with a very comfortable settee to watch the TV when there was time. The little extras, dish of toffees, crystal glasses for the G&T, a sewing kit which came in very useful, hair dryer, handcream and the daily replenishing of shower goodies were much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble for both Christine and Ian and they really made us feel very much at home. We needed to have stayed longer to have worked our way through the breakfast menu which was excellent! This is somewhere we would definitely return to.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review you haves written, we really appreciate your kind comments.

It was an absolute pleasure having you both to stay and we really look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Leicester
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Having just spent four days at Fair Rigg Guest House, I had to write to express my views. Everything about the stay was perfect! Ian and Christine gave us a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. They very willingly catered for the dietary needs of my husband and the breakfast was second to none. There is a wide choice of food available and everything is served efficiently and on beautifully set tables.
The standard of the accommodation is outstanding. The cleanliness of the rooms has to be seen to be believed. it was a delight to enter the room after a day out. We could find no fault at all.
We would highly recommend Fair Rigg as an ideal place to stay to visit the Lake District; and in fact it is an ideal place to just 'chill out

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Oh, thank you so very much for your glowing review!

Having such lovely people as yourselves to stay makes our job so easy.

Thanks again.
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Property: Fair Rigg Guest House
Address: Fair Rigg Ferry View | Lake District National Park, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #13 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fair Rigg Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fair Rigg is a beautiful period guest house in Bowness on Windermere, where Richard and Christine provide high quality, comfortable and stylish accommodation. Relax and enjoy comfortable beds in well appointed, spacious rooms with Period features and all with large en-suite bathrooms, mostly with baths. Home-made breakfasts and a warm welcome await you in the lovely surroundings of The Lake District National Park. We have free private off-road parking on site for all guests, one space for each room. Special Offers always shown on TripAdvisor and on our own website. ... more   less 
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