About Us - Victorian Guest House in Windermere

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Whether you are first time visitors, couples looking for short breaks in the Lake District or celebrating a special occasion or families on holiday, stay with us on your visit to the English Lake District in Cumbria and you won't be disappointed. Because we enjoy walking and exploring we can give helpful advice about local walks and sightseeing around Windermere and throughout the Lake District and Cumbria. We can also offer advice for visits farther afield.

We have an excellent reputation for our hospitality providing visitors with detailed information using our local knowledge of the area to get the best from your visit to this beautiful part of England. We can tailor your day, offer you tips, whether you walk, drive or bus your way around the Lake District and Cumbria providing great sightseeing and photo opportunities, alternatively just chill! We are fortunate to have a wide range of places to explore including the best cafes and restaurants many providing award winning home made or local produce for your "re-fuelling" stops near and far!

We have complementary trays in each of our seven bedrooms and provide cooked breakfast served to you in our dining room with great choices of cereals, pastries and fruit and a special for the day. Our breakfast menu is flexible but let us know beforehand and we will try and get it for you. We also cater for gluten/wheat free  and other special diets. Don't forget your orders for wine, flowers and chocolates for that special occasion! Wifi internet access is enabled throughout for those wishing to keep in touch.

Luggage Store

We want you to make the most out of your stay with us, so if you are leaving later in the day you can leave luggage with us securely after you've checked out of your room and collect it later in the day.

guests houses windermere petsPets

Although we do not cater for pets within our guest house we have partnered with a local home-based business, Lakes Pet Services, who will take care of your pet in their home. More information can be found on their Facebook page and website, or we can assist in making arrangements for you.

Lake District Guest House

Built in 1897 as a private residence by local builder George Pattinson from slate and stone using local traditional methods Kirkwood has been established as a Guest House in Windermere for more than 60 years. The Guest House has a warm and welcoming feel with large landings and larger than normal rooms. . We have lovingly restored and updated our home over the last 6 years The house retains many of the original features, such as doors and architraves throughout and plaster coving in the Hallway and second floor. 


tripadvisor winner 2014

Latest Review

Fantastic stay!

Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner and could not fault a thing. Our room was huge and well presented with tea and coffee making facilities. The room and en suite were spotless.

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Kirkwood Guest House.

Princes Road, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria LA23 2DD
Tel: 015394 43907

Victorian Guest house in Windermere.