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  • VisitEngland 4 Star Guest House
  • VisitEngland Silver Award
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 6 rooms £100-£144 prpnb




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Room 1
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 2
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 3
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 4
(twin room sleeps 2)

Room 5
(double room sleeps 2)

Room 6
(double room sleeps 2)

Availability last updated 25 May 2018 20:19

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    Mature / Senior Couple J A
    Texas, United States
    04 October 2017
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Most comfortable and extremely pleasant. ”

    Richard and Christine are exceedingly friendly, genuinely caring, and most helpful. They operate a very clean and nicely appointed guest house. We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at Fair Rigg, and we highly recommend them without reservation.

    Reply from Fair Rigg at 4 Oct 2017

    Hi John & Caro Ann, thank you so much for this brilliant review, you are a lovely couple and it was great to have you stay with us for a few days, I hope that your flight back home went smoothly and we look forward to welcoming some of your friends here very soon!

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    Fair Rigg is a fine Victorian Guest House enjoys a rural setting on the edge of Bowness, with magnificent views up the lake to the fells beyond. Designed to take full advantage of its lovely hillside position, it has been most carefully refurbished to provide comfort and relaxation in stylish yet homely surroundings, with an abundance of antique, reproduction and contemporary furnishings, paintings and prints. It is the home of Richard and Christine Shaw, where you are assured of a warm welcome and friendly personal service.

    Fully refurbished to a very high standard, retaining many splendid original features and providing a most civilised and pleasant place for a holiday - Country Living Magazine-Guide to Rural England. Fine views of Lakeland and hills.

    Nearly all rooms enjoy the lake view, including our elegant bay-windowed dining room. Bedrooms comprise 3 king-size, 2 double and 1 with twin beds and they are all en suite, some with bath, and well-proportioned, with plenty of room for spending the evening in. They are individually designed and decorated to create a relaxing ambience, and fully equipped, including flat-screen TV with DVD player. Free Super-Fast Wi-Fi in all rooms.


    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • UnlicensedUnlicensed
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Television availableTelevision available
    • FishingFishing
    • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
    • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
    • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • HairdryerHairdryer

    We are fairly close to the lakeshore and in an area where a wide range of land and water-based activities are available. One of our rooms is on the ground floor with step-free access from the car park. Children welcome from age 14.


    Ferry View,
    LA23 3JB

    01539 448480


    Ferry View,
    LA23 3JB



    Plan route to Fair Rigg using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SD 404955  Lat: 54.35248 Long: -2.91805

    M6 jct 36, follow A590/591 for Windermere, Kendal and South Lakes. At roundabout north of Kendal turn left on B5284, signed Hawkshead via the ferry. At T-junction in 12 minutes, Fair Rigg is on the left. Ignore your Sat Nav if it tells you to bear left about 300m from us, keep straight on!! From Windermere Railway Station, take a taxi.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower


    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours


    Special dietary requirements should be notified to us prior to arrival to ensure that they can be satisfied

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