Guest Information

Welcome to Fair Rigg, 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.  A warm welcome and delicious home-made breakfasts await you in the lovely surroundings of The Lake District National Park.  Please note that to help preserve the quality of the accommodation we can only accept children aged 14 and over and we cannot accept any pets.

The house, which retains many of its’ original features, is situated a short pleasant walk of approximately 15 mins from the centre of Bowness with its plethora of bars, restaurants and shops as well as the beautiful shore of Lake Windermere itself.  It is close enough to enjoy the great facilities that Bowness offers but far enough away to avoid the noise and commotion.  We have a small Honesty Bar and the Patio at the front of the house is the perfect place to admire the view or enjoy the sunset with a drink. We have our own on-site private parking with one space available for each room and it is flat access from the car park to reception.

There are pubs, each with their own car park, in near-by villages if you don’t want to go into Bowness, The Brown Horse at Winster is a very nice gastro-pub which stocks over 100 different Gins, the Sun on the Kendal Road provides good, homely pub-grub, The Wild Boar, also on the Kendal Road smokes its' own meats and also brews its' own beer!

Weekends and high seasons are subject to a minimum two night stay.

Reservations – can be made by telephone, e-mail, post or directly online

Arrival Time – check-in is generally from 4pm until 10pm.

Check-out – is around 10.30am on the day of departure.

Non-Availability of Room – we would only cancel your booking if accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would attempt to offer you alternative accommodation, however if this was not possible, or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

Damages and Breakages – please be aware that you are responsible and liable for any breakage or damage you cause to the property, or its contents, during your stay. Please take care and report any such breakage or damage should they occur. We do not normally charge for minor accidental breakages, but we may charge you the full cost to repair or make good any significant breakage or damage caused by misuse, or if you fail to notify us during your stay.

Children – we only accept children aged 14 and over and we have a maximum occupancy of 2 people per room.

Pets – we’re sorry but we do not accept any pets

Liability – please be aware that Fair Rigg does not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.

Environmental – we recycle all newspapers/magazines, glass bottles, cans, cardboard and plastics. Please only put towels for laundering when absolutely necessary and also switch off all electrical appliances and lighting when not in use.

Deposit – valid credit or debit card details are required as security for a reservation. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total cost is payable at the time of booking. The balance amount of your stay is payable on departure. Most credit and debit cards are accepted.

Balance of account – is payable on departure by either cash, credit or debit card.  Please note we are not able to accept any type of cheque as payment.

A confirmed reservation to stay at Fair Rigg, whether by telephone, e-mail or in writing, constitutes a contract in law. Please note your deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.   However, should you need to cancel your stay at Fair Rigg, providing you give 14 or more days’ notice, we use your deposit for another booking which must be taken within 3 months of the original date of stay (Bank and/or Public Holiday periods and Valentines are exempt). Should the rate for the new dates be higher than the originals you will be liable for the extra amount.
Should you cancel your reservation with more than 14 days’ notice, you will not be liable to pay the balance. For cancellations with less than 14 days’ notice, or curtailment of stay for any reason, you will still be liable to pay for the booking in full, even if we have not yet received your balance. If we are able to re-let the room before the date of your stay, you will no longer be liable for the balance.

We recommend you take out holiday/cancellation insurance to cover this cost.

Allocation of Room – we will always do our best to accommodate requests for a specific room, however, due to the needs and/or constraints of the business, Fair Rigg reserves the right to allocate guests an alternative room within the guest house, equal to or better than the one requested, should the need arise.

Breakfast is served from 8.30 to 9.30am - if you wish an earlier time please make a request the evening before