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Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)

LA23 2EW, Windermere, Thornbarrow Rd

In a peaceful residential area of Windermere, this friendly guest house is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bowness in the Lake District is a 10-minute walk away. Located between Windermere and Bowness, the... read more

363 reviews 9.5

£ 60.00

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Lingmoor Guest House

LA23 1AF, Windermere, 7 High Street

Situated in the centre of Windermere village, only 2 minutes walk from Windermere Train station and 20 minutes walk from Lake Windermere. Lingmoor Guest House offers modern en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, locally sourced... read more

169 reviews 8.9

£ 68.00

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Autumn Leaves Guest House

LA23 2AB, Windermere, 29 Broad Street

Overlooking Ellerthwaite Park, Autumn Leaves Guest House offers free WiFi and local leisure passes, just 150 metres from Windermere town centre, and a short walk from Bowness. Autumn Leaves is a traditional Lakeland stone house,... read more

129 reviews 9.1

£ 55.00

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The Hideaway At Windermere (Adults only)

LA23 1DB, Windermere, Phoenix Way

Just 550 metres from Windermere Railway Station, in the town centre, the Hideaway at Windermere provides modern bed and breakfast accommodation with stylish rooms and great service. This guest house is exclusively for adults and... read more

226 reviews 9.7

£ 80.00

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Glenville House (Adults Only)

LA23 2EQ, Windermere, Lake Road

Built in 1888, using Lakeland stone, the 4-star Glenville House combines traditional charm with modern facilities. The guest house offers luxurious en-suite rooms with wide-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. A freshly cooked Cumbrian... read more

167 reviews 9.7

£ 65.00

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Invergarry Guest House (Adults Only)

LA23 2EW, Windermere, 3 Thornbarrow Road

The adults-only Victorian Invergarry Guest House is in the heart of Windermere and Bowness. The property offers free WiFi, free on-street parking and breakfasts using locally sourced produce. All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with... read more

382 reviews 9.6

£ 59.00

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Ivythwaite Lodge Guest House

LA23 2DD, Windermere, Princes Road

Less than a mile from Windermere Railway Station and town centre, the Ivythwaite Lodge Guest House offers luxurious rooms, free parking and free Wi-Fi. The Lodge has a private garden and offers a free breakfast.... read more

331 reviews 9.7

£ 67.50

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Beaumont House (Adults Only)

LA23 2AF, Windermere, Holly Road

The 5-star Beaumont House is a Victorian property featuring many original features with a tranquil location, just metres from the heart of Windermere. It offers delicious cooked breakfasts, free Wi-Fi and free private parking, less... read more

265 reviews 9.2

£ 79.00

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Lakes Lodge Windermere

LA23 1AF, Windermere, 1 High Street

Lakes Lodge is a family-run B&B set in a traditional 19th-century stone building situated in the centre of Windermere Village. The Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere are only a 5-minute drive from the... read more

334 reviews 7.7

£ 26.67

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Brendan Chase

LA23 1BU, Windermere, No 1 College Road

Located in a Victorian house in Windermere town centre is Brendan Chase. This 3-star bed and breakfast serves local bacon, award-winning sausages and unlimited tea, coffee and toast at breakfast. There is a secure yard... read more

523 reviews 8.3

£ 36.00

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Kirkwood Guest House

LA23 2DD, Windermere, Prince's Road

Situated in the Lake District, the Kirkwood Guest House is 15 minutes’ walk from the town centres of both Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. The traditional Victorian property offers free Wi-Fi and spacious en suite rooms. The... read more

143 reviews 9.5

£ 61.20

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Windermere Guesthouse

LA23 1AQ, Windermere, 17 Church Street

Situated in the picturesque Lake District town of Windermere, Orrest Cottage is a 19th-century property. Free WiFi is provided. The double rooms include a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. They have either en-suite... read more

427 reviews 6.7

£ 32.00

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Archway Guest House

LA23 1BU, Windermere, 13 College Road

Ideally located in Windermere, Archway Guest House is in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With free Wi-Fi and 2 free parking spaces on a first come, first served basis, this traditional Victorian... read more

150 reviews 9.7

£ 80.10

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Denehurst Guest House

LA23 2EL, Windermere, 40 Queens Drive

Less than 20 minutes’ walk from Bowness Bay, Denehurst Guest House is a traditional Lakeland stone house built in 1898. It offers free WiFi and parking and an award-winning breakfast menu featuring Cumbrian produce. The... read more

213 reviews 9.8

£ 77.00

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All Seasons Rest

LA23 1AF, Windermere, 5 High Street

Featuring free WiFi, All Seasons Rest offers self-catering accommodation in Windermere. The rooms are equipped with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is... read more

48 reviews 8.1

£ 63.72

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Bowness-on-Windermere – What to do while staying in town ?

cheap b&b windermere lake districtRelatively speaking, Bowness is a fairly new town in the Lake District. It does not have the charm of really old, Victorian buildings and the historic relevance and culture that many surrounding towns do, but it is a very popular destination for tourists because of its location.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a great place for all types of outdoor activities, such as water sports. People travel from across the country to visit the place and take part in activities such as windsurfing, kneeboarding or jet-skiing. It is not all about adrenaline packed water sports, you can also go for a meal on the water and it is in an ideal location for going hiking.

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The famous Brant fell walk is not far away from the town centre. This walk is not only physically demanding and tough to go on, but it can also get very cold up there, make sure you wrap up warm. The walk may be tough, because it is very steep, but it is also fairly short and well worth it when you scale the hill, sit back and look at the glorious view.

This walk is a great way to relax and great way to escape the hustle and bustle. The town can often get very busy and while some people love this, other people find it nice to get away from all that and this walk is a perfect way to do that and it will also keep you fit and healthy.

If you are a Beatrix Potter fan, then a trip to the world of Beatrix Potter should be high on the agenda. The character’s of her stories are brought to life with huge, beautiful models of them and it really can take you back to your child hood, as well as being ideal and enchanting for small children and young families.

Where should you stay when visiting for a holiday ? Rooms to let

guest houseA bed and breakfast or guest house property is what most people opt for when they come to stay in Bowness or Windermere. Cheap b&b’s really do give you the freedom of being able to choose what you want to do on your holiday.

This type of accommodation gives you the bare minimum in terms of the facilities, but hotel facilities are not usually high on the list of tourists who stay in the town.

A bed and breakfast room can be much cheaper than some hotels, but some cheap hotels do exist as well. A really nice hotel close to the lake is the Belsfield hotel; this beautiful, white, Victorian building overlooks the water and is in a perfect location.

The train station is located right in the heart of Windermere town centre and offers easy rail connections to central Manchester and Manchester Intl. Airport. When catching a train from the railway station, renting a room for the night within close distance can be very handy.

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Closest Train Station – Hotels near Windermere Railway Station

Main railway station ?

From the main railway station in Windermere there are frequent train services, provided by TransPeninne Express to Manchester, Manchester Int. Airport and Oxenholme Lake District railway station. Oxenholme is served by Virgin Trains running from central Birmingham and London city centre to Carisle, and city of Glasgow / central Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Location – Where is

Where is Bowness-on-Windermere ?

The towns of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are located in the centre of the Lake District, in the north-west of England. It lies in the county of Cumbria.

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. The guest houses in and around Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are a perfect base to explore the beautiful surrounding areas, including nearby Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead. The World of Beatrix Potter is also a popular visitor attraction.

Hotels in Manchester and central Liverpool accommodation is a 2 hour drive away. The heart of London can be reached in 6 hours, or in 5 hours by train.

Distance to

Tourists and visitors willing to fly to town have several options.

The Lake District can be reached from following airports ; Manchester MAN airport (stay near)Liverpool LPL Airport (hotels nearby), Newcastle International in Woolsington and Glasgow Intl. in Paisley. Smaller airports in the region are Carisle Airport and Blackpool International Airport BLK.

Must See Attractions and Sights

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

(Cumbria LA23 3JT, United Kingdom UK)

House designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Baillie Scott and sensitively restored to its former splendour. There is an outstanding collection and presentation of Arts & Crafts movement artefacts.

The World of Beatrix Potter

(The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, Cumbria England)

This tourist attraction is about the life of Beatrix Potter and brings her tales to life. Must see for anyone with small children. The store here has a nice collection of Beatrix Potter items, from books to clothing and collectibles.

Lake Cruises

(Winander House, Glebe Road in Cumbria England)

Take a lake cruise and enjoy fantastic views. Sailings run throughout the day from several piers at Ambleside, Lakeside and Bowness and some sailings can be combined with lunch or dinner.

Brant Fell Above the Bustle Walk

(Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria, Lake District England UK)

an AA-recommend walk. It offers a wonderful view of the lake up to Ambleside in the north and Tower Wood to the south.