HOTELS OF THE LAKES - hotels, B&Bs, cottages, hostels and other accommodation in the Lake District
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Bowness

Bowness accommodation in the Lake District

Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 12 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, & Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake. It is a great place to relax on the grass banking in the Summer. Bowness is a town all the family can enjoy. Below we've listed all the different types of accommodation available in and around this lovely village, catering for all needs.
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Hotels in Bowness, The Lake District
 
Bowness accommodation - Hillthwaite House
from £80
singles, double , four poster rooms

This Lake District hotel is ideally located midway between the Cumbria villages of Bowness and Windermere. Hillthwaite House Hotel occupies three acres of landscaped gardens in an elevated position overlooking Windermere, England's longest lake. A variety of different rooms & views. Excellent Restaurant. Ample off-road car parking. Activities nearby include golf, sailing, horse Riding, fishing, walking etc. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Mariner's Inn
from £50
double rooms

Situated in the heart of Bowness, this cosy and traditional Lakeland inn is just 200 yards from Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. All rooms are en-suite with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. There is also an extensive DVD library for guests to use. All rooms have hairdryers and alarm clock radios, and laptops can be used in all rooms and public areas as the inn is Wi-Fi enabled. After a day shopping, sightseeing or walking why not relax in the welcoming traditional bar serving a range of Jennings award-winning, cask conditioned ales, brewed in the Lake District. The inn has been awarded the coveted 'Cask Mark' accreditation in recognition for the way they look after their beers. The Mariner's Inn is the only pub in Bowness to have been awarded this accreditation. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Hydro Hotel
from £110
double rooms

Looking for a Lake District Hotel, then welcome to The Hydro Hotel at Windermere. The Hydro is one of the oldest Lake District Hotels, built as a water cure hotel in the late 19th century. If you're after a quiet moment, just relax in the lounge looking over Bowness towards the lake. The hotel has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and mini gym. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Craig Manor Hotel
from £50
single and double rooms

Just a stroll from the welcoming town of Bowness, Craig Manor Hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere and Langdale Pikes. This charming Lake District Hotel has a locally renowned restaurant and inviting bar and lounges to relax and unwind. Just a short stroll from the front door is the village of Bowness with its pubs, shops, cafes and museum. Walk to the lake shore or maybe take a cruise to nearby Ambleside. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Virginia Cottage
from £58
double and four poster rooms

Lake Windermere is only 150 yards away. Set right in the heart of Bowness on Windermere village the hotel specialises in relaxed accommodation mainly for couples wishing to take advantage of the perfect location for the Lake and boats, shops, restaurants, attractions and pubs. Some rooms have views over the village and surrounding fells. The hotel does special offers throughout the year too. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Stag's Head
from £70
double and twin rooms

Ideally situated close to lakes, shops and restaurants, the hotel offers a contemporary break in a traditional setting. Lively music, themed nights and a late license ensures residents enjoy a free party every night in the hotel's basement club. The bars are popular with tourists and locals alike and offer a varied menu of wholesome foods. The hotel also provides a hearty breakfast which enables full appreciation of the superb local walks and attractions. Limited parking is available. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Lonsdale House
from £95
double and family rooms

Winner of the UK Accommodation of the Year 2004 and holder of a coveted VisitBritain Silver Award, this hotel offers well-appointed en suite accommodation, finished to a very high standard. Nestling on the banks of beautiful Lake Windermere, the small Victorian town of Bowness is the tourist capital of the English Lake District. In the heart of this attractive town, the hotel’s great location makes it a superb base for visiting the many attractions across the whole of Cumbria, or for exploring the great walks and spectacular natural beauty of the Lake District. The hotel was originally built in 1851 as a private gentleman's residence; it first became a guest house in 1973. The current owners acquired the house in the winter of 2003 and immediately set about a quarter-of-a-million-pound refurbishment. Today, Lonsdale House offers comfortable, attractive and beautifully appointed accommodation, as well as a guest lounge and a well-stocked bar. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Richardson Beech Hill Hotel
from £44
single, twin & double rooms

They offer our guests four types of room accommodation, Classic, Select, Select Plus and Premier, and provide award-winning food and service in our 2 aa Rosette awarded restaurant. Facilities include a newly refurbished indoor heated pool and sauna. The choice of rooms enable them to meet the variations in accommodation which our guests seek, while offering to all guests the high standard of comfort, features and facilities that one would expect from one of the leading hotels in the Lake District. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Best Western Burn How Garden
from £79
double , twins and family rooms

A haven of tranquillity in a secluded garden setting in the heart of the Lake District, the Best Western Burn How Garden Hotel is a short 300-metre stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness. It offers a special blend of elegance, comfort and friendly service, and features garden chalets, some with a private sun balcony. 28 rooms, with a choice of accommodation in either the family chalets or in spacious bedrooms with a traditional feel. Offers four-poster beds too. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Belsfield Corus Hotel
from £60
double rooms

This Victorian country house is set in six acres of beautiful gardens overlooking Lake Windermere. A wonderful location in Bowness-on-Windermere, at the heart the Lake District, The Belsfield has a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a sauna. There is also a snooker room and putting green. In keeping with the picturesque surroundings, the hotel restaurant offers the chance to enjoy good food and wine in a perfect atmosphere with superb views over the lake. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - MacDonald Old English Hotel
from £105
double rooms

This historic & famous hotel occupies the premier location right on the shore of Lake Windermere, and nestles in beautiful mature grounds overlooking the outdoor pool. Located right at the heart of Bowness Village.The majority of the bedrooms in this elegant Victorian mansion boast unrivalled views of Englands largest lake. The hotel has a traditional feel & is superbly furnished. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Linthwaite House Hotel
from £79
double rooms

Award winning 3 red star hotel (AA) with sublime hilltop setting, overlooking Lake Windermere and mountains. Featured in Conde Nast Traveller Magazine's Gold List 2006 for Best Location. Set amid 14 acres of beautiful gardens. All rooms en-suite some with lake views. Unstuffy and relaxing. Great food (2 AA rosettes). Close to all the major heritage attractions such as Hilltop (Home of Beatrix Potter) and Dove Cottage (Beloved Home of William Wordsworth). Guests have complimentary use of a nearby leisure facilities. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Lindeth Howe Country House Classic Hotel
from £96
double rooms

A quiet gem of a property formally owned by Beatrix Potter who finished her illustrations for Timmy Toptoes here whilst on holiday in 1911. The idyllic country house hotel set in six acres of beautiful mature grounds, with impressive views over England's largest lake - Lake Windermere. The hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for food. We can make tee reservations at Windermere Golf Club which is only 1 mile from the hotel. For the DISABLED the hotel have been given a GRADE 1 ACCESSABILITY rating. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Burnside Hotel
from £80
double, twin, family and four poster rooms

Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Engalnd, within the Lake District National Park. Set in mature gardens with views of Lake Windermere, yet only 300 metres from the Steamer piers and bustling village centre of Bowness, the Burnside hotel offers you one of the finest locations. At the Burnside, you can enjoy a wide choice of en-suite bedrooms and lake view suites all equipped to the highest standard, with the added benefit of smoking or non smoking rooms and with two that are specially adapted for disabled guests. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel
from £70
double and twin rooms

Family owned and run for twenty-one years, Lindeth Fell is one of the most beautifully situated hotels in the Lake District. Above Lake Windermere in six acres of award winning gardens, it offers brilliant lake and mountain views. Enjoy Rosette standard food and log fires in a warm and friendly setting. A perfect centre for Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth fans. AA 85% 2 Red Stars. Top 200 hotel. Rosette for fine food 2005. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Damson Dene Hotel
from £90
double , twins and four poster rooms

Damson Dene is situated in the tranquil Lyth Valley only a short drive from Lake Windermere. The hotel has an on-site leisure club with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, gym, squash court and beauty salon. All the bedrooms are en-suite and some offer four poster bed and en-suite jacuzzi bath. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - White Lodge Hotel
from £79

single, double and family rooms

White Lodge Hotel is a 4 star guest house ideally positioned just a short walk away from Bowness Bay and the picturesque shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest and perhaps most beautiful lake. This traditional family owned Lake District Hotel is set in a Victorian country house. whether preparing for a day out on the Lake District fells, visiting a tourist attraction, or relaxing during the evening. Guests will enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of one of the regions more traditional Lake District Hotels. All of the spacious rooms are luxuriously docorated and furnished including all modern comforts you would expect of a traditional lake district hotel. Some rooms enjoy lake views, all have en-suite bathrooms, colour televisions and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. All meals are prepared to a very high standard with its focus on traditional hearty home-cooked food. With locally sourced ingredients used wherever possible. (back to top)


Bed and Breakfasts in Bowness, The Lakes
 
Bowness accommodation - Elim House
from £54
double and four poster rooms

Elim House is situated just a minute from the bustling village of Bowness and Lake Windermere. It offers you a warm welcome to Elim House, serving fresh home cooking in a pleasant atmosphere. All of the en-suite rooms have a comfortable bed, Tea/Coffee machine, heating, colour T.V., armchairs, hair dryer & private shower room with W.C. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Melbourne Guest House
from £79

single, twin, double and family rooms

Traditional lakeland guest house built in cumberland stone in Bowness village. Encompassing and cheery, happy atmosphere, we like to ensure all of our valued guests feel entirely at home. All rooms are conveniently en-suite and feature most modern convenience. We are 6 minutes walk from Windermere Lake. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Royal Oak Inn
from £35

single & double rooms

The Royal Oak is a small family run Inn with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and enjoys a busy life all year round. Situated in the very heart of Bowness on Windermere. The Royal Oak is literally a stones throw from the Bowness bay piers, Lake Windermere and only a few minutes walk from the many traditional craft and gift shops. Our double en-suite rooms are of different sizes, some larger then others, our two single rooms have a shared bathroom but all of them, without exception, are very comfortable, traditional and homely, renowned for our full English breakfast and hospitality. All have central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, colour television and of course…a bed. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - May Cottage
from £78

single & double rooms

Ideal location for the Lake, restaurants, tapas bars, shops, Leisure Facilities. Comfortable, clean, light airy rooms; En-suite; Wi-Fi; Champion breakfast; Car-Park. They can help with ideas for days out, places to eat, or perhaps dry your boots; Once arrived, you are not on your own - unless you prefer of course. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Holmlea
from £29

single & double rooms

Holmlea is a Victorian Lakeland Stone Guest House offering comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. We take pride in looking after our guests and we can assure you of a friendly welcome in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Holmlea is in a quiet location of Bowness with only a few minutes stroll to the centre with its specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts and crafts. Bowness boasts great cafes, restaurants and pubs and is situated on Lake Windermere with the famous Windermere Lake Cruises. A stay at Holmlea is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and is the ideal base for visiting the many attractions within the Lake District National Park. Take a stroll around the marina or lake shore walk. There are tennis courts, crazy golf and an 18 hole pitch and putt area or just simply picnic on Glebe park and admire the breathtaking scenery across the lake. Holmlea is strictly non smoking and has its own private car parking. We are ideally located for walkers starting or finishing the Dalesway. Children from the age of eight are welcome. We are not able to accommodate pets. At Holmlea we do not cater for single sex groups, stag or hen parties. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - The Westbourne
from £68
double rooms

In the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, this traditional slate-built Lakeland house offers superior bed-and-breakfast accommodation in spacious individually designed en suite rooms. Rich in original character, the Eastbourne Guest House was built in the 1890s, slightly later than some of the surrounding properties. In early 2007, this Victorian stone and slate building was sympathetically refurbished and sensitively redecorated. There are 9 spacious and well-appointed en suite rooms, including a luxury four-poster room on the ground floor. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities and a TV with Freeview digital channels and a DVD player. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Old Courthouse
from £68
twins & double rooms

In the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, the Old Courthouse was originally built in 1843 and is one of the oldest and most charming buildings in the village. In the centre of this lovely Lakeland village, The Old Courthouse is only a 5-minute stroll from Bowness Bay on the shores of Lake Windermere. Close to all of the villages restaurants, bars, shops and the cinema, the Old Court House is a wonderful base from which to explore the spectacular natural beauty of the Lake District National Park. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Bay House Lake View
from £80
double rooms

With stunning views of Lake Windermere, this traditional stone-built Lakeland cottage has been recently refurbished, combining beautiful original features with modern comforts. Originally built in around 1860, the Bay House Lake View Guest House has a fabulous lakeside location in the charming old town of Bowness-on-Windermere. The town's shops, pubs and restaurants are only a few minutes' walk away, as is the Bowness Pier, from where you can enjoy a leisurely cruise on the lake. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Fairfield House
from £75
double rooms

Built nearly 200 years ago, Fairfield is one of Lakeland's original country houses. It provides a contemporary boutique B&B and has a 'VisitBritain' 4 star Silver accolade. Fairfield House also has an 'AA Highly Commended with Good Breakfast' award. Guests are offered private parking and a high standard of personal service with genuine hospitality in a homely atmosphere. The half acre of secluded, peaceful garden boasts the beautiful scent and colour of camellia in early summer. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Blenheim Lodge
from £59
single & double rooms

Blenheim Lodge is a friendly, relaxing, quiet hilltop B&B with most rooms boasting stunning views of Lake Windermere. Blenheim Lodge is located by the Dalesway Walk and nestles against woodlands a few minutes' walk from the Lake and the centre of Bowness. The characterful bedrooms have antique furniture, including romantic antique four-poster beds and Louis XV beds. Enjoy breakfasts of fresh local produce, as well as free country-club membership and free fishing permits (first come, first served). (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - St John's Lodge
from £64
double rooms

The ideal position for a relaxing break, the hotel is set within a 10-minute walk of the village of Windermere and the famous lake at Bowness Bay. Exclusively for non-smoking adults (children over 12 welcome), the hotel is within easy reach of a variety of restaurants, pubs and shops. The train and bus stations are also within a 15-minute walk, allowing you to explore the wonderful surroundings. During your stay you can visit Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. Accessed in the nearby village of Bowness, here you can hire boats or take lake cruises. Alternatively you can visit the Beatrix Potter attraction, found 10 minutes away on-foot. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Dene House
from £64
single & double rooms

Occupying a superb position on the edge of Bowness village, and just 3-minutes away from Lake Windermere itself, this beautiful guest house offers a careful blend of modern and traditional. Carefully retaining many of the original features of the property, Denehouse has been completely refurbished to ensure that you are provided with every modern comfort during your stay. During your stay you can take the time to explore the village of Bowness, with its many pubs and restaurants, or take a boat trip on the lake. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the leisure facilities at the nearby The Spinnaker Club in Windermere Marina Village. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Brooklands Guest House
from £35
single, twin & double rooms

With superb views of Lake Windermere and the fells of the Lake District, this charming family-run guest house has a beautiful, peaceful location, just south of Bowness. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty and stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park, Brooklands Guest House is a 19th-century cottage, traditionally built from local Lakeland stone. Looking out over Windermere, the guest house is a short walk from the shops and cafes of Bowness-on-Windermere. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Aphrodites Themed Lodge
from £75
themed suites

A selection of unique, themed suites of the highest quality. The lodge has an outdoor, heated swimming pool. This location is ideal for visiting the many famous attractions of the Lake District. We are ideally situated. Just a short walk down Longtail Hill you will find the lake and the marina where there are lovely views and a bistro bar. There are also several excellent restaurants within 5 mins walk from the Lodge. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Oakbank House Hotel
from £55
double rooms

The only 5 Diamond rated guest house in Bowness on Windermere with exceptional views over Lake Windermere and the fells.Each room is individually designed and decorated to the highest standard. All the rooms are en-suite and most of them have stunning views of the lake and mountains. They all have a TV, CD player, video (free video library), tea/coffee making and ironing facilities. Whilst you stay with us you have use of leisure facilities with a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gymnasium and a health spa. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Hazeldene
from £64
double and four poster rooms

The guest house is situated in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere and offer good quality, non-smoking accommodation suitable for a variety of guests. A choice of 5 double en suite rooms is available, 2 having four-poster beds and 2 with views towards Lake Windermere and the distant fells. All the rooms are centrally heated with a variety of facilities, including en suite showers and the opportunity to make yourself a tea, coffee or Fair Trade hot chocolate before settling down in front of a colour television. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Fir Trees
from £80
double rooms

Built in 1888 and retaining lots of original features, all rooms at this well-reputed guest house are well furnished, spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high standard. Fir Trees is close to all amenities in Windermere and Bowness, both of which are a 10 minute walk away. There is plenty of off-road car parking and a garage for cyclists who may wish to leave their cycles overnight. Breakfasts are all cooked to order and offer a good choice; just what you need to set you up for the day. There are lots of scenic walks nearby for those wishing to leave the car behind and go off on foot to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - The Cranleigh
from £76
twin & double rooms

Located a one-minute walk from Lake Windermere with incredible brand new room facilities in all new luxury and superior rooms. Perfectly situated with restaurants, bars and shops also only one minute walk from the doors. Recently taken over, this 1890s Art and Crafts period property has gone through extensive refurbishment. All new luxury and superior rooms have been designed to the highest of standards by a professional interior designer, creating style and taste with a homely and friendly atmosphere. These fantastic rooms include all of, or most of, the following: 32 to 42-inch LCD TVs, goose-down duvets with pure cotton sheets, air spare baths, 17-inch mirrored TVs in bathrooms, DVD recorders, iPod docking stations, free internet access, designer Villeroy and Boch bathrooms, mood lighting in showers, heated tiled floors in bathrooms, bathrobes, quality towels and accessories and much more. Standard rooms are the rooms inherited when The Cranleigh was purchased. They are phased in for refurbishment during December 2008 and January 2009. Please check the photographs of the standard rooms. Whilst not to the standard of the new rooms, they are clean and tidy and in a great location. The Cranleigh has recently been purchased by a local family who have started to transform the beautiful 1890s property into a cutting-edge luxury guest house. They have just finished refurbishment of the reception, lounge and dining areas with detailed help from a professional interior designer. The results are fantastic and set a new standard for guest houses. With new luxury rooms and standard older rooms available, the property is perfectly positioned for exploring the area, and is within one minute’s walk of Lake Windermere and all the other facilities the village has to offer. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Nagoya Country House
from £68
twin & double rooms

With a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere, the Nagoya prides itself on the quality of its service. The owner, Jennifer Bailey, maintains her accommodation to the highest standards, ensuring that your stay is relaxing and memorable. Nagoya's guests enjoy free entrance to Parklands County Club, situated 100 yards away. The club includes a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jet showers. There is also a badminton court, squash court, trimnasium, 2 full-size snooker tables and a solarium. Please note that the Nagoya operates a 2-night minimum stay policy at weekends and a 3-night minimum stay policy during public holidays. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Number 80
from £60
double rooms

Elegant 4 bedroom lakeland guest house. Recently refurbished with stylish modern interiors. Quiet location. 2 minutes walk to shops and restaurants and 5 minutes to Lake Windermere. Delicious generous breakfasts. Hotel style at B&B prices! (back to top)


Bowness accommodation - Lingwood Lodge
from £64
double rooms

Roger and Penny Atkinson would like to welcome you to Lingwood; their family-run guesthouse in Bowness-on-Windermere. Located in its own quiet and secluded garden, the house has ample car-parking space, in addition to a patio. The house is located within 400 yards of Lake Windermere. Only a short stroll brings you to the boats, shops and restaurants. The house is open throughout the year, and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful English Lake District. (back to top)


Cottages in Bowness, Lake District
 
Bowness accommodation -  Lake View
from £194 for 3 nights
house for three or four people

Enjoying fine views of Lake Windermereand beyond, standing in a row of three, these light, airy, comfortable houses each with their own balcony looking out towards the lakes and fells. Ideal for anyone wishing to explore the lakes, almost every point of the compass offers a new sight. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  Strawberries & Cream
from £264 for 3 nights
house for three or four people

In the heart of the bustling village of Bowness-on-Windermere, this fully refurbished, contemporary holiday apartment with views of the lake and hills from the living room window, provides an ideal base to explore southern Lakeland. Just a short walk to the landing stage for ferry trips to Lakeside where there is the fascinating Aquarium of the Lakes and delightful Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway. Activities in the area include water sports, climbing, fell walking and cycling. Historic houses and gardens, museums and other cultural centres are within a short drive, whilst the beaches of the western lakes can be reached within an hour. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  Bellman Cottage
from £316 for 3 nights
house for four to five people

In the heart of the Lake District, Bellman Cottage is located within 150 yards of Lake Windermere in the exclusive tree-lined Storrs Park area. Modern, spacious and comfortably equipped, the house adjoins another property and has a secluded, furnished balcony patio. Storrs Park is an ideal base for a Lakeland holiday, either for outdoor activities or simply seeing the sights and enjoying local hospitality. The house is situated away from the crowds, just over a mile from bustling Bowness, with its shops, restaurants, boats and golf course. Within one mile, visitors can access the lake, take the ferry to Hawkshead or visit the Blackwell arts and crafts house with its excellent coffee shop. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  Chalet On The Lake
from £776 for 7 nights
house for four people

In a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere, the chalet makes not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, it provides the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or watersports on Windermere (no direct access to the lake or boat launching facilities). Carefully furnished throughout, it boasts a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  Deja Vu
from £223 for 3 nights
house for four to five people

With fantastic views to Lake Windermere, this charming, fully refurbished, first and second floor holiday apartment is well situated to enjoy the superb attractions of Bowness on Windermere. Shops, galleries, delightful tea rooms, restaurants and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition are all within walking distance. Stroll along the lakeside and enjoy the sun sparkling off the water, or relax on a leisurely cruise around Lake Windermere. Other activities include water sports, cycling, climbing or hiking in the glorious Lake District mountains to experience the fells with magnificent viewpoints within a 5 minute walk. With many historic houses and gardens plus the Brockhole Visitor Centre a short drive away, the choice of holiday activities is endless. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  The Heights
from £155 for 2 nights
cottage for four people

This mid-terrace, stone-built cottage backs onto Brantfell and the start of the famous `Dalesway Walk', where there are good views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills. With its own furnished garden, it lies in a quiet, elevated position, just 5 minutes' stroll from Bowness. Beatrix Potter Centre, Steamboat Museum, Amazonia, Townend (NT) and Brockhole Visitor Centre, all nearby. An excellent base for walking and viewing magnificent scenery. (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  West View
from £190 for 3 nights
apartment for four people

This compact first floor apartment is tucked away quietly but is just 50 metres from the bustle of Bowness' high street which offers a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and interesting shops. Comfortably furnished and fitted it has a balcony with views towards Claife Heights. The lake is a pleasant 5 minute stroll from where you can take a cruise up to Ambleside or enjoy numerous water sports. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Sycamore
from £190 for 3 nights
apartment for four people

This comfortable first floor apartment is ideal for those looking for a central location within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants close at hand. There is a regular bus service and the railway station is situated close by. The property is within a few minutes walk of Lake Windermere, the longest lake in England, where pleasure cruises can be taken, or take the ferry to Ambleside for an alternative day out. The Beatrix Potter Exhibition is close by and well worth a visit. Shops, pub and restaurants 15 metres. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Jessamy Cottage
from £339 for 7 nights
apartment for four to five people

This charming 200-year-old semi-detached holiday cottage full of character, is situated in the village of Bowness, in the heart of the Lake District. The leisure complex, for which there is an additional charge, includes a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool. In addition to the fantastic walks for all abilities there are numerous attractions for all the family. Windermere lake cruises sail daily between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside. In the centre of Bowness, there is the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, where you can explore Mr McGregor’s garden. Golf, horse riding and walking are all available locally as well as many visitor attractions, such as: the 15th century church of St. Martins, craft centres, pleasant gardens, exhibitions and relaxing boat trips. If at the end of the day you wish to eat out there are numerous restaurants and pubs within walking distance of the cottage. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  The Court
from £202 for 2 nights
apartment for four people

Just a mile from the shores of Lake Windermere and within 500 yards of the heart of bustling Bowness, this is a beautifully furnished, very comfortable and well-equipped apartment. Set on the second floor of a private and peaceful residential development, it is close to excellent shops and restaurants, whilst the lake offers a choice of waterborne activities, including sailing, canoeing, windsurfing & boat hire. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Patterdale
from £162 for 3 nights
house for two people

Only 5 minutes away from Bowness Bay, on the shores of Lake Windermere (see photo on right), these apartments are ideal for couples and families alike. For holiday necessities, refreshments, or meals out, there are a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants in the centre of the village, a 2-minute walk away. Whether you want to tour the expanse of the lakes or enjoy the attractions of the immediate vicinity, there is much here to occupy your time. The World of Beatrix Potter and Windermere Steamboat Museum, which displays SL Dolly of 1850, the oldest mechanically-powered boat in the world, are both nearby. St Martin’s Church, a 15th-century parish church built on a site that has been used for Christian worship for at least 1,000 years. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Windermere View
from £257 for 7 nights
house for four to six people

Enjoying fine views of Lake Windermere and beyond, standing in a row of three, these light, airy, comfortable houses each with their own balcony looking out towards the lakes and fells. Ideal for anyone wishing to explore the lakes, almost every point of the compass offers a new sight. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Quarry Brow
from £339 for 7 nights
house for four people

Superbly located in a quiet area close to Lake Windermere and the bustling village centre of Bowness with a large choice of stylish boutiques, restaurants, cafes and art galleries, this delightful semi-detached house makes an excellent holiday base. The Beatrix Potter Exhibition, lake ferry trips, watersports and extensive lakeside paths all within walking distance. Historic houses and gardens, the Aquarium of the Lakes, Haverthwaite Steam Railway and many other visitor attractions just a short drive. For energetic walking enthusiasts, the high fells beckon with stunning views as a reward for your effort; alternatively simply relax on the sunny balcony with a good book. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Rose Cottage Bowness
from £316 for 3nights
house for four people

Close to the shores of Lake Windermere, this very attractive and spacious holiday cottage has its own terrace with furniture and has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a good standard. One of a pair, it is half a mile from the centre of Bowness, where some of Lakeland’s finest shops and restaurants can be found. Golf, tennis, pony-trekking and excellent walking are available locally, as well as a wide range of water sports. Steamboats ply from Waterhead down to the lakeside terminus of the steam-hauled Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, and ferries cross to the western shore from which visitors may reach the cottage of Beatrix Potter. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Glenridding
from £194 for 3 nights
apartment for five people

Only 5 minutes' away from Bowness Bay, on the shores of Lake Windermere, these apartments are ideal for couples and families alike. For holiday necessities, refreshments, or meals out, there are a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants in the centre of the village, a 2-minute walk away. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  The Yews Cottage
from £307 for 7 nights
apartment for five people

In a tranquil setting with wonderful views over a large lawned garden, this semi-detached barn conversion with its original wooden beams provides an ideal holiday base from which to explore the Lake District. Walking is from the door and if you fancy a bit of pampering or different exercise, there is a country house hotel with leisure club and swimming pool a mere 200 metres away which also has a restaurant. The delightful shops, tea rooms and ferry services at Bowness are within a few minutes drive and nearby Kendal on the River Kent has varied culture to offer as well as the usual facilities of a larger town. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Newlands
from £392 for 3 nights
house for four people

Refurbished 2008, forming part of a barn conversion, this spacious first floor apartment is accessed by an external staircase. The attractive rooms are characterised by stripped pine doors and co-ordinated pine furnitureGraythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Newlands
from £392 for 3 nights
house for four people

Cunsey Cottage is a smart, cosy cottage at the end of the row of four and has a living room with open fire. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Home Farm House
from £663 for 3 nights
house for ten people

A superb detached house with large secluded enclosed courtyard with patio furniture and annexe to the main house with bedroom and shower room. Ideal for couples and extended family groups, sharing all the on-site facilities. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Silverholme
from £392 for 3 nights
house for four people

Refurbished 2008, this charming single-storey ground floor cottage forms part of a barn conversion and has its entrance into a bright, airy kitchen with dining area. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation -  Eel House
from £650 for 3 nights
house for ten people

Refurbished 2008. Superbly spacious ground floor barn conversion for larger family groups. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Hazel Seat
from £650 for 3 nights
house for eight people

Refurbished 2008. A spacious first floor barn conversion with vaulted roof and original beams, this wonderful split-level apartment is accessed via an external staircase onto a gallery verandah which leads into a large entrance hall. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Holme Well
from £477 for 3 nights
house for eight people

Refurbished 2008. A large single-storey ground floor cottage, forming part of a barn conversion. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Greenhowes
from £392 for 3 nights
house for six people

Renovated in 2007, a beautiful cottage set in a little row of four. Cosy sitting-room with open fire. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Can Brow
from £289 for 3 nights
house for two people

Refurbished 2008. A romantic single-storey detached cottage with open views to woodland. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Bibby Lot
from £392 for 3 nights
house for six people

Renovated 2008. The second cottage from the left in a row of four, Bibby Lot has a comfortable living room with open fire. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Bowness accommodation - Bull Pen
from £733 for 3 nights
house for ten people

A detached stone barn conversion stylishly refurbished in 2007. Graythwaite Farm offers the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring. (back to top)

 

Hostels close to Bowness, Cumbria
 
Ambleside accommodation - Ambleside Backpackers
from £16
a range of rooms private and shared

10 minutes from Bowness. Offers the best backpacker facilities in the area:
* Reasonable charges with longer stay reduction.
* Ideally situated, 5 minutes from bus.
* 72 beds in a large traditional Lakeland cottage.
* Newly refurbished, clean, comfortable and warm.
* Manager on site, no lock out, no curfew. (back to top)


Ambleside accommodation - YHA Ambleside
from £20
a range of rooms private and shared

Less than 10 minutes from Bowness. This large hostel is just outside a busy village on the shores of Lake Windermere. The views from the hostel lounge and many of the waterfront bedrooms are outstanding. There are forty-three 2-5 bedded and sixteen 6-8 bedded rooms. (back to top)


Caravan Parks and Camping near Bowness
 
White Cross Bay, Lake Windermere
from £123
caravans for 4 & 6, lodges for 4 & 6, lodge homes for 4 & 6 people

At White Cross Bay you enjoy an enviable position in the very heart of the Lake District, with 60 acres of delightful wooded parkland grounds running right down to the shores of Windermere. The surrounding fells are within easy reach and are spectacularly beautiful at all times of the year. Your accommodation is within easy reach of the lake and clubhouse but due to the steep gradients or steps in certain areas, White Cross Bay Leisure Park may not be suitable for wheelchair users, or visitors with mobility difficulties. Ambleside is 4 miles away. (back to top)


Crake Valley, Water Yeat, Blawith
from £254 for 7 days
caravans for 4 to 6 people, lodges for 2 to 6 people

This small quiet park offers you the perfect setting for a peaceful and secluded holiday. It nestles in grounds of natural woodland sloping down to the shores of Windermere where there are boat launching facilities and rowing boats available. Only 5 miles from the lively village of Bowness, Avon Wood is an ideal base for touring the National Park, stately homes and market towns. Launderette+ facilities available for all dates. Choose from superb caravan holiday homes or individual lodges. Outdoor hot tub (Ambleside Retreat). Colour TV/Video. Kitchen including microwave. Shower. Bed linen and duvets. Beds made up for your arrival. Picnic table and barbecue. Gas and electricity included. Babies must be included in party total (caravans). Cots £7pw each, highchairs £5pw each. All-male, all-female, or young mixed groups – please check when booking. No pets (please note there is some privately owned accommodation and owners may have pets.) (back to top)


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