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Fair Rigg Guest House
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable few days”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Spotlessly clean, freshly-decorated, warm, quiet, very comfortable and friendly guest house just outside the town. Our room, second floor double, had views over a field and trees up the lake towards Windermere. The bed was comfortable with soft sheets and plenty of covers if it had been cold and the room was large with a sofa so we could use it like a sitting room too. The breakfast choice was extensive, plentiful and beautifully cooked. We had smoked haddock most days - very good. Christine and Ian were very helpful and full of tips for places to eat in the town. We would definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: Rooms at front of house look over the lake. Front top floor double has good views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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bangkok
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

One night stay in Fair rigg guest house is one of my favorite time in the trip to Lake district. The location is around 1 mile to town center. It's a beautiful place with reasonable price. my friends & I lived in 3 rooms. The rooms are clean & comfortable & have some space that made us feel relax. Breakfast is good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay. (Re: breakfast photo, the pepper on the egg was the guest's choice!).
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

If anyone is planning a trip to Bowness don't bother searching the internet for somewhere to stay- just book yourselves into Fair Rigg Guest House. We're glad we did! We arrived to be instantly impressed by a beautiful building in a great location with lovely views. As soon as we met Ian and Christine we felt at home. They are the perfect host and hostess. Nothing is too much trouble- whether it be them offering advice on places to eat or places to visit, or just generally ensuring that their guests are happy and enjoying their stay. We stayed in room 2. It was such a comfy room. Spacious, tastefully decorated, good views (even from the bathroom!). I should imagine all of the other rooms are equally as impressive. Everywhere throughout the Guest House is immaculate and spotlessly clean. The breakfast room was a great place to eat in-again with pleasant views. Breakfast was perfection. The selection was excellent. We both had the full English breakfast. Yummy! I also tried the waffles with maple syrup- super yummy! We would like to thank Ian and Christine for their hospitality.We will definitely be returning to Fair Rigg Guest House-soon hopefully!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 which was lovely but I should imagine that every room is lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Wow, thank you so much for the great review, we really do appreciate your kind words.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

After looking at what seemed like a million places to stay in the Lakes (well, perhaps half a million), Fair Rigg was eventually selected for our short break in August. It was an excellent choice. Ian and Christine were outstanding hosts and the property provided everything you needed - the bedroom was comfortably large enough (we stayed in room 2), the bathroom was modern and the breakfast was excellent (plenty of choices if you didn't fancy the cooked variety). There was WiFi and television in the rooms, as well as a handy guide book to the area, with suggestions of where to eat. It also has to be mentioned the place was spotlessly clean and in a good location to get into nearby Bowness.

What made the stay even better was the friendly help Ian offered us over where to travel while we stayed in the Lakes. While there were leaflets galore in the lobby with suggested trips and locations to visit, it was far better to have someone with local knowledge tell us about places.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you so much for your superb review, it really means a lot to us to know how much you enjoyed your stay.
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We really enjoyed our recent trip to The Lakes and our stay at Fair Rigg. It is spotlessly clean and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Our room, (no.2), had lovely views and was very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious, a good choice of everything. I particularly enjoyed the porridge with cream and brown sugar, the fruit compote and the mushroom omelette. The walk to Bowness was fairly steep. Downhill on the way down and a taxi back if we didn't feel like making the effort. Ian offered us a lift into town one evening too! If we returned to The Lakes we wouldn't bother to look for any other accommodation. Thank you Ian and Christine.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
A big thank you we really do appreciate your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks again.
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We are just back home in Australia after seven weeks overseas staying in many different places and 'Fair Rigg' was our first, and what a high standard it set! The 3 nights there were perfect. Our top floor room with beautiful views was spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished with quality fixtures, fine attention to detail and thoughtful extra touches. Christine and Ian were wonderful obliging hosts who instantly made us feel welcome, had expert local knowledge and recommendations, and as well they prepared and served delicious full English breakfasts each morning offering many choices of food. We'd love to return to this b & b some day and meanwhile we recommend it in the highest terms to anyone wanting great accommodation in the Lake District.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you so much for your great review it means a lot. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it would be lovely to see you both again some day.
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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

After recently spending 3 nights at this delightful guest house I would recommend a stay there to anyone. We stayed in room 5 and it was of a good size and spotless with original features and lots of attention to detail. We had a view of lake Windermere and cattle in the field opposite which was lovely to wake up to. The full English breakfast was delicious and there were lots of choices available to cater for all tastes. Ian and Christine made us feel very welcome and Ian gave us a lift into town when it was raining because the taxi firm was busy. There is a 15 minute walk into Bowness which is a nice walk as you can take in the scenery on the way. I would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craney270, Owner at Fair Rigg Guest House, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Thank you so much for the brilliant review you have written on your stay with us at Fair Rigg, it was an absolute pleasure having you both to stay and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future.
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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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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
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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