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“Perfect romantic stay at Orrest Cottage” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #43 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
1 review
“Perfect romantic stay at Orrest Cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Me and my husband have just returned from a 1 night stay at the Orrest cottage and what can I say... Perfect! The cottage was lovely and kept to a very high standard by the owners. Rooms very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious offering a very good selection both continental and cooked. The cottage is ideally situatated close to shops, bars and restaurants (recommend the lighthouse short walk away for a lovely meal.) The owners at Orrest cottage were fantastic! very kind and helpful we would highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for an enjoyable stay in Windermere.

  • Stayed October 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Up in the Lakes on business I was looking for a good quality, independent place to stay close to the main routes into Windermere. Orrest Cottage was all that - well maintained, nice decor, comfy bed, great cooked breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients, lovely owners and fantastic complimentary flapjacks! What more do you want...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Mark N
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed the beer festival.....
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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

First stop in our one month tour of England, and a perfect introduction to British hospitality. Clean comfortable room and great food - what more could you ask for? Street parking was abundant and immediate. Railway station close for those who need it, and town was an easy walk down the street (lots of eateries and the best pork pies from local butcher). Top marks.

Room Tip: Top floor room has better space, but we plumped for the back room on the first floor (2nd floor if y...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

Perfect cottage for couples looking to stay near Winderthemere.

First of all the location is only a 15 min walk from the main tourist area of Windermere and sits within a small village with a few restaurants, banks and shops around the corner.

Parking is free opposite the cottage but is only street parking.

The exterior and interior of the cottage is superb and you can tell the owners have really made an effort for their customers.

It is all very homely and you get that personal touch to everything you see around you, from the giant knife and fork ornament on the wall to the memory foam toppers on your bed... Dave & Laura also have a good sense of deco.

The room we stayed in was lovely and had all the features you would expect to receive... It was nice to be welcomed to homemade flapjacks and the homemade breakfast by Dave was superb... They use fresh ingredients from the granola to the bread...

Laura was off for a jog so we had the pleasure to spend breakfast under David's watch, he really looked after us and gave some local knowledge and recommendations.

We will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful night's stay. From Talat & Nazia

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We recently stayed at the Orrest Cottage for a couple of days at the beginning of our holiday. The B&B is situated right next to the train station and close to shops. The food was excellent, room excellent, very clean and tidy. The owners were very helpful and kind. The weather was sunny every day. Amazing value and excellent service. Would recommend to anyone to stay there. My Partner proposed to me on Lake Windermere so another trip is in order.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

It's a very nice three-storey cottage, with lovely, recently refurbished rooms, situated right next to the Windermere railway station and the Windermere Tourist Information Centre. A good place for exploring the Lake District. For a start, you can walk to the Orrest Head (the path leading to it starts across the road, and the views from the summit are stunning).

Room Tip: Church Street can be busy sometimes (for a small town), but we had a room facing the inner yard, so...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melfort, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

This quaint B&B is located on a pretty street across the road from a nice hike and within walking distance of many of Windermere's shops. The bedrooms were great and we appreciated the British-themed lounge. Breakfast was excellent. The owners were very helpful in giving us ideas for what to see in the area. Amazing value and wonderful service.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lilleahbeah
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Hi guys, thanks so much we are so pleased you liked your room, see you again someday!
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Additional Information about Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Property: Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Address: 17 Church Street, Windermere LA23 1AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
David & Laura would like to invite you to stay with them in their cozy three-story 19th-century Lakeland Cottage situated in the town of Windermere, in the beautiful English Lake District. Orrest Cottage has been refurbished to give a contemporary feel and atmosphere. There are three comfortable en-suite rooms, each able to accommodate two adults. Wake up and look forward to a delicious Lakeland breakfast. To boost your appetite there is lots of fresh Lake District air and certainly plenty of local walks and many starting from just outside the front door. Across the road is the start of the Orrest Head walk, made famous by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright, it offers you some of the most stunning views over the Lake District fells. We are ideally located just 200m, if you're walking, from either Windermere railway station or the main bus stop at Windermere Tourist Information and we're just the same distance from the centre of town. For your convenience we are Wi Fi enabled, and can offer you flexible check–in times to suit your needs. Check-out is by 10am. ... more   less 
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