Rayrigg Villa

Ellerthwaite Square LA23 1DPWindermereUnited Kingdom
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About Rayrigg Villa

Rayrigg Villa occupies a traditional Victorian merchant’s house offering guest house accommodation with four stars on the edge of Windermere, in the breathtaking Lake District National Park. Lake Windermere is about a mile down the road.

Most rooms boast an en suite bathroom, but some have adjoining private facilities. Each room further includes a television, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities.

There is limited free on-site parking for guests plus free Wi-Fi throughout.

Breakfast at the non-smoking Rayrigg Villa is served in the dining room and comprises fruits and cereals plus cooked full English or smoked fish options. Various shops and dining options are a short walk away.

About 20 minutes’ walk downhill is the center of Bowness-on-Windermere where visitors can take a boat trip on England’s largest natural lake. Further afield is plenty of beautiful countryside perfect for walking and cycling. Windermere train station is about five minutes’ walk away.


Ellerthwaite Square , LA23 1DP, Windermere, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)88342 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly service and tasty breakfast.

Many reviewers paid tribute to the warm welcome they received. Staff were often described as very friendly, attentive, helpful and full of local knowledge. The breakfast was well worth getting up for, according to the majority of reviewers. The cooked full English option featuring local bacon and sausages went down well with plenty of diners as did the kippers and smoked haddock.

Comfy rooms in pleasant period building.

Guests mostly liked the rooms, saying they were well-furnished and featured comfortable beds. Cleanliness was reportedly of a good standard in the rooms and bathrooms. Many guests thought the Victorian house had been sympathetically converted into guest accommodation.

Convenient location.

The location suited most visitors just fine, although those on foot noted there was a lengthy uphill walk when returning from Lake Windermere. Convenience stores, eateries, cafes and pubs were reportedly easy to find nearby and in the center of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Negative Reviews

Rooms too small for some.

Guests occasionally referred to the bedrooms being small or cramped. There were also reports of some of the bathrooms being a bit of a tight squeeze.

Critics disliked old-fashioned feel.

While many guests liked the traditional ambience and feel of the property, there were others who called it old-fashioned. The furnishings and décor weren’t to everybody’s liking with some critics calling the guest house a bit dated or tired-looking in places.

Occasional parking headaches.

This guest house’s limited free parking posed problems during busy periods for some motorists who had to look further afield for public spaces, which were often hard to come by.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 217 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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    7.8 /10
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    7.7 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    8.1 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 217 reviews