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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

210 reviews 8.9
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£ 55.00

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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

128 reviews 8.6
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£ 63.18

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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

196 reviews 9.4
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£ 70.00

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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

440 reviews 9.4
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£ 71.40

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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

194 reviews 8.8
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£ 73.50

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Broadlands Guest House (Adult Only)

LA23 2AB, Windermere, 19 Broad Street

In the heart of the Lake District, this traditional Lakeland stone Victorian house is on a peaceful road, just 2 minutes from the centre of Windermere village. Broadlands Guest House is an adult-only property. Rooms... read more

223 reviews 9.7
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£ 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

164 reviews 9.8
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£ 83.00

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Thornbank Guest House

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

415 reviews 9.4
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£ 85.00

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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

186 reviews 9
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£ 85.00

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Windermere Park

LA23 2LA, Windermere, New Road

Just 2 minutes from Windermere town centre, Ellerthwaite Lodge 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

645 reviews 8.4
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£ 86.00

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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

370 reviews 9.3
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£ 88.00

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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 shores of the lake in Bowness. Glenburn Hotel is an Edwardian property which offers home-cooked food, ample... read more

569 reviews 8.5
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£ 93.50

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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

308 reviews 9.7
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£ 95.00

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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

995 reviews 9
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£ 98.14

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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

174 reviews 9.4
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£ 99.50

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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

210 reviews 9.5
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£ 110.00

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Broadoaks Boutique Country House

LA23 1LA, Windermere, Bridge Lane

In a leafy valley leading to the River Troutbeck, the 5-star Broadoaks Country House is set in 7 acres of peaceful landscaped grounds. It has an elegant restaurant and boutique-style rooms with a host of... read more

121 reviews 8.9
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£ 120.00

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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

389 reviews 8.4
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£ 120.93

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Low Wood Bay

LA23 1LP, Windermere, Ambleside Road,

In a most spectacular location on the shores of Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa offers luxurious 4-star accommodation and a range of resort leisure facilities to suit all ages and abilities. Guests can... read more

443 reviews 8.8
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£ 187.00

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Miller Howe Hotel And Restaurant

LA23 1EY, Windermere, Rayrigg Road

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Miller Howe Hotel and Restaurant has a conservatory, garden and terrace with panoramic views. The en suite rooms are luxuriously decorated and some have balconies. Miller Howe has 3 guest lounges as... read more

196 reviews 8.9
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£ 189.00

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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.

The city centre of Manchester and central Liverpool in Merseyside are 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.