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Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #42 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Fab B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

What a wonderful find. Fabulous location, delicious breakfast, rooms clean and homely.
David and Laura, so friendly and welcoming even before we arrived, they were very helpful. Definitely will book for a revisit. Room 3, is cool, haven't seen rooms 1 or 2.......yet!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We once again stayed at the Orrest Cottage for two nights. Superb welcome and excellent clean rooms. We stayed in the new loft suite this time, done room 2, next booking will be room 1! We received a warm welcome back from David and Laura. Excellent breakfast (David H how do you do your lovely scrambled eggs?) See you again in September or maybe sooner. Windermere has such happy memories for us, it feels like our own special paradise. Situated close to the train station and shops, and only about a few miles walk down to Lake Windermere itself. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

Room Tip: All rooms are full furnished and quiet from traffic.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Glad you enjoyed guys, the secret to scrambled eggs is simply.... Happy chickens.

Look forward to seeming you again and hearing more about Vegas!
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed at Orrest Cottage for two nights and couldn't have been happier. We received a really warm welcome from David and Laura. The cottage was fabulous, we managed to get free parking right opposite, it was just a few minutes walk from the town centre, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean and a perfect base for a visit to the Lake District. Our room was perfect, so warm and comfy and had tea and coffee making facilities, also the homemade flapjack left in our room each day was the best I've ever had. Breakfast was amazing, after a bowl of homemade granola (it was so delicious I asked Laura for the recipe) we had the full English both days. David and Laura were really helpful with local restaurants to try and places to visit. We will definitely stay here on our next visit to the Lakes.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We've just come back from a 2 night stay at Orrest cottage and would highly recommend it as a place to stay in windermere. It's located about 5 minutes walk from the train station and a mile and a half from lake windermere. We stayed in the loft room which comes as a double bedroom and en suite and also has a small separate lounge area with drinking facilities and tv/DVD player, and an extra bathroom on the landing. The decor is modern and attention to detail lovely. The couple who run the cottage couldn't be nicer serving a great breakfast made from local produce. One final note to make is that the loft has quite low ceilings which was fine for me but my husband found it a little small, not a negative as it is a cottage and this is to be expected but it's something to be aware of.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thanks for your review Sarah, hope to see you again soon..
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed for one night at the orrest cottage and absolutely loved it. The cottage was very pretty, lots of small details. The loft suite was spacious and clean. The flapjacks were delicious and the owners were very welcoming. We will definitely return in the summer. It's definitely worth a stay here during your time in Windermere.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I booked a nights stay for my partner Jon's birthday - couldn't have been more pleased with my choice!!
Fabulous location, 2 minute walk from Windermere bus and train station, plenty places to park close by. We had a beautiful comfortable room - with an extremely comfortable mattress! I was slightly concerned that room 1(at the front) would be noisy but I need not have worried, had a lovely comfortable night.
Breakfast was superb!! Pre-ordered the night before, it was served hot and delicious!! Little additions of home made granola and bread were just gorgeous.
All this topped off with great hosts!! Dave and Laura were lovely, very welcoming and friendly!
We will DEFINITELY be returning - and not just to collect my coat!
HIGHLY recommended. - It's a gem!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms would be a great choice!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed in the 'Loft Suite', the rooms were very clean and beautifully presented with cute touches. Perfect for those looking for a romantic getaway. Breakfast was delicious and so much choice, even though we had the full English everyday. The B&B is very close to the train station and there's even a fish and chip shop next door! Only a 20 minute walk down to Bowness with excellent views of the lake from Orrest Head as well, only a 20-30 minute walk away. Would recommend Orrest Cottage to anyone wanting to go to the Lakes.

Room Tip: Choose the loft suite, well worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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David H, Owner at Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thanks guys glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again sometime.....
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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 #42 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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