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St John's Lodge (incl off-site health club)

LA23 2EQ, Windermere, Lake Road

St John's Lodge is an award-winning guest house situated between Windermere village and the Lake at Bowness Bay. Windermere village centre, Bowness, the Lake, restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance of the property.... read more

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£ 95.70

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Ellerbrook House

LA23 2AR, Windermere, Park Avenue

Ellerbrook House is a family-run guest house in a quiet leafy street just a few minutes' walk from shops, cafés and restaurants, and a 15-minute walk from Lake Windermere. Rooms at Ellerbrook are well-appointed and... read more

85 reviews 9.4
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£ 55.00

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Annesdale House

LA23 1BA, Windermere, Ambleside Road

Set in a large Victorian house with a beautiful mature garden, Annesdale House offers rooms with a private entrance, a patio and an iPod dock. Underfloor heating features in each private bathroom. Fresh ingredients and,... read more

88 reviews 9.8
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£ 115.00

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Holly-Wood Guest House

LA23 2AF, Windermere, Holly Road

This 4-star, family-run guest house is set in Windermere, in a quiet residential street. It serves wholesome breakfasts and features modern bedrooms and free parking. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with free biodegradable toiletries.... read more

366 reviews 9.3
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£ 49.50

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Roger Ground

LA23 2DQ, Windermere, Thornbarrow Road

Roger Ground is a 4-star property situated in Windermere. This property features both free WiFi and private parking free of charge. The rooms in the guest house are fitted with a kettle. At Roger Ground... read more

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£ 24.50

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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.