Budget Friendly Accommodation near lake, train station,...

Glenburn Hotel

LA23 2EE, Windermere, New Road

This delightful Lake District hotel and restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Windermere and the lake in Bowness on Windermere. Glenburn Hotel is an Edwardian property which offers home-cooked food, ample free... read more

1003 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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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

411 reviews 9.4
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£ 69.00

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Rum Doodle, Windermere B&B

LA23 2EN, Windermere, Sunny Bank Road

Just 1 mile from Lake Windermere this beautiful Victorian house is set in a peaceful location between Windermere and Bowness. It offers vintage-style, luxury accommodation including Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, as... read more

759 reviews 9.4
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£ 60.72

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Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant (Adult Only)

LA23 1BU, Windermere, Applegarth Villa, College Road

Near Windermere village, this striking Victorian mansion house has a conservatory restaurant, free parking and elegant rooms with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Windermere Rail Station is a 3-minute walk away. All of the beautiful... read more

220 reviews 8.9
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£ 1.00

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Woodlands

LA23 2EE, Windermere, New Road

In Windermere, just a short stroll from the lake and Bowness, Woodlands offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and luxurious, 5-star accommodation in boutique-style rooms. In the heart of the beautiful Lake District, Woodlands is just... read more

1962 reviews 8.9
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£ 90.00

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Jerichos Boutique Accommodation

LA23 1BX, Windermere, College Road

Jerichos is a contemporary family-run guest house with stylish decor situated on a quiet side street in the heart of Windermere village. There is free Wi-Fi and free ample private parking. Suitable for adults only,... read more

511 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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Windermere Park

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Road

Just 2 minutes from Windermere town centre, Windermere Park provides en suite rooms with period features within a central Lake District location. All rooms feature bespoke furnishings and a flat-screen TV with Freeview, and come... read more

1568 reviews 8.3
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£ 101.00

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Lingmoor

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 offers modern en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and a central location... read more

207 reviews 8.5
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£ 78.00

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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

179 reviews 9.2
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£ 60.00

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Wheatlands Lodge Guesthouse (Adults Only)

LA23 1BY, Windermere, Old College Lane

Situated in the heart of peaceful Windermere, Wheatlands Lodge is just 5 minutes’ walk from Windermere Rail Station, offering free Wi-Fi and free private parking. All of the 5-star rooms feature luxury en suite facilities,... read more

323 reviews 9.6
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£ 132.00

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Low Wood Bay

LA23 1LP, Windermere, Ambleside Road,

In a most spectacular location on the shores of England’s longest lake, Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is the Lake District’s first resort offering a number of facilities. Guests have a choice of... read more

1436 reviews 8
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£ 1.00

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Fir Trees

LA23 2EQ, Windermere, Lake Road, Windermere

Built in 1888, the Fir Trees Guest House retains many period features and offers classic bed and breakfast accommodation. The en suite rooms have traditional decor and many have charming views. A full English breakfast... read more

146 reviews 9.6
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£ 1.00

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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

341 reviews 9.5
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£ 95.00

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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

228 reviews 9.7
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£ 86.00

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All Seasons Guest House

LA23 1AF, Windermere, 3 High Street

Built in 1854, All Seasons Guest House retains its original Lakeland-stone exterior and slate roof. The property is located on Windermere High Street, with Windermere Train Station just 200 metres away, and the shores of... read more

154 reviews 8.6
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£ 1.00

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Montfort Cottage Guest House

LA23 2DD, Windermere, Princes Road

In the heart of the natural beauty of the Lake District, Montfort Cottage Guest House is a lovely 19th-century terraced house offering comfortable and well-appointed rooms and free Wi-Fi. All rooms feature Egyptian cotton bed... read more

245 reviews 9.6
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£ 75.00

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1 Park Road

LA23 2AW, Windermere, 1 Park Road

1 Park Road is a tranquil, luxury guest house located a 2-minute walk from Windermere town centre. Rooms are spacious and modern and all have fresh coffee. Rooms also offer hot chocolate, a variety of... read more

219 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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The Howbeck & The Retreat In Windermere

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Rd

In the beautiful Lake District, just a short walk from Windermere, this luxury bed and breakfast has beautifully appointed rooms, all with a modern, original bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The Howbeck is only a 2-minute... read more

623 reviews 8.7
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£ 112.81

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Laurel Cottage

LA23 2BJ, Windermere, Park Road

Situated in Windermere, overlooking Queens Park, Laurel Cottage has stylish rooms which all come with an MP3 player, a DVD player and tea and coffee making facilities. WiFi is free. The bed and breakfast is... read more

349 reviews 9.3
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£ 73.50

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Hillthwaite

LA23 2DF, Windermere, Thornbarrow Road

This family-run Lake District accommodation has an indoor swimming pool, picturesque gardens and free parking. Free WiFi is available in the downstairs public areas and the bedrooms. Hillthwaite has an elevated position and a terrace... read more

770 reviews 8.6
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£ 69.50

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Invergarry Guest House (Adults Only)

LA23 2EW, Windermere, 3 Thornbarrow Road

The adults-only Victorian Invergarry Guest House is set in the heart of Windermere and Bowness. Our guest house offers free WiFi, unrestricted free on-street parking, plentiful continental breakfast with lots of homemade goodies (additional cost),... read more

438 reviews 9.5
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£ 70.38

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Windermere Suites

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Rd

The Windermere Suites were the winner of TripExpert's 2018 Experts Choice award and Choice of the Lake District 2018. These butler-serviced suites offer designer luxury set in the natural beauty of the Lake District. With... read more

372 reviews 9.2
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£ 176.00

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Briscoe Lodge

LA23 2AH, Windermere, Ellerthwaite Road

Briscoe Lodge was built in 1891 and is 1-minute walk from the centre of Windermere. The guest house offers en suite rooms and free Wi-Fi. Set in a stone Victorian slate house, The Briscoe retains... read more

223 reviews 9.3
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£ 1.00

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Haisthorpe Guest House

LA23 2AF, Windermere, Holly Road

In the heart of Windermere, Haisthorpe House is a picturesque three-storey former gentleman's residence built in 1897. Set in a quiet residential area in the Lake District, it boasts free WiFi and limited private parking.... read more

266 reviews 9.7
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£ 45.00

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Glen Wynne Guest House

LA23 2AB, Windermere, Broad Street

In the heart of Windermere, the award-winning Glen Wynne is a Victorian guest house that offers comfortable en suite rooms. Just a 10-minute walk from Windermere Train Station, Glen Wynne has a 4-star Visit Britain... read more

229 reviews 9.6
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£ 1.00

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Beech Hill Hotel & Spa

LA23 3LR, Windermere, Newby Bridge Road

In beautiful landscaped gardens, the Beech Hill Hotel has an AA Rosette restaurant and a Spa centre consisting of an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and outdoor spa pool. Some rooms... read more

1811 reviews 7.8
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£ 74.00

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Southview Guest House and Indoor Pool

LA23 1AE, Windermere, 27 Cross Street

In the heart of Windermere, Southview Guest House and Indoor Pool offers charming 4-star guest house accommodation. The railway station is a 2-minute walk away. For breakfast there are lots of healthy options in the... read more

506 reviews 9.1
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£ 60.00

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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

486 reviews 9.7
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£ 95.70

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Cedar Manor

LA23 1AX, Windermere, Ambleside Rd

This 150-year-old country house guest accommodation is in quiet gardens, 700 metres from Windermere town centre. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking and a lounge/bar. Cedar Manor is in the heart of the Lake District,... read more

157 reviews 9.5
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£ 222.00

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The Ravensworth- Adults Only

LA23 1BA, Windermere, Ambleside Rd

In the heart of the Lake District, The Ravensworth- Adults Only is an elegant, Lakeland stone building just 5 minutes from the centre of Windermere, and 1 mile from the lake. The property is suitable... read more

520 reviews 8.5
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£ 54.00

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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.