Bowness Holiday Cottage

Bowness Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

Looking for a slice of Lake District indulgence, then look no further than our Bowness cottages; a range of 3 star or more properties set amidst this stunning lakeside resort. Once a small fishing village, Bowness-on-Windermere grew significantly in the 19th Century to become the tourism hotspot and haven for luxury holiday cottages that it is today. Following the arrival of the railway at Windermere in 1847, this lakeside town became the centre of the local boat-building industry, thanks to its amazing location right on the glistening shores of Lake Windermere. Bowness specialised in the crafting of sailing yachts, rowing boats and steam launches; all of which are still extremely popular today, amongst plenty of other relaxing activities.

Whether you are travelling to the Lakes for some quality time with your loved ones, to walk, cycle or climb, or to relax and perhaps take in a spa day or two; Lakelovers Bowness holiday cottages are all unique in their looks and comforts and have been hand-picked to suit every type of self-catering holiday need.

Self-catering in Bowness-on-Windermere gives you lots of options. If you don’t fancy cooking every night in the cottage, then why not try Porto Restaurant; voted the number one place to eat in Bowness. Love the sweet things in life? Then make sure you take a trip to St Martin’s Tea Room and Grill. For a great lunch, you can’t do better than The Coffee Bean, at the heart of the town centre. Perfect in the summer for picking up a tasty meal on the go, they offer a range of hot and cold sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks. Another great place to try is the newly refurbished Laura Ashley hotel in Bowness, sit in the brasserie overlooking the lake while you enjoy afternoon tea, or move into their fine dining area for a more formal setting for a fabulous 5-course meal.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Hawkshead Cottages and Windermere Cottages.

Bowness out and about

Our cottages in Bowness put you in striking distance of a plethora of activities and attractions in this fabulous holiday town. Fans of Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ will instantly recognise Bowness as the fictional lakeside town of ‘Rio’. Lovers of the book and film will also want to pay a visit to the Windermere Steamboat Museum where you can take a look at the TSSY Esperance 1869, the iron steamboat that inspired the character, Captain Flint’s, houseboat.

Other exciting family attractions in Bowness include The World of Beatrix Potter; a fantastic day out for all the family, open seven days a week. Here you can step inside the world of Peter Rabbit and friends, take a walk through Mr McGregor’s garden and enjoy 3D experiences as well as a well-stocked gift shop and tasty café.

Tire the children out at the Fun Factory, open daily from 10am to 6pm. Suitable for children aged from birth to 12 years and reasonably priced, it makes a great place to go in unfriendly weathers.

In better weather, be sure to take a trip out on the double-decker, open-top bus, to experience Lakeland from a whole new angle and explore the stunning Lake District landscape.

The Blackwell Arts and Crafts House offers a more relaxed and informative day out, with exceptional arts and crafts to view, combined with interesting exhibitions and learning experiences; plus that all important coffee shop for a well-deserved break, and it’s free entry for under 16s. Look out for the ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ too that they normally run on Easter Sunday, as its great fun for all the family. We would also recommend visiting simply for the tranquil gardens and amazing views as this period property features an enviable location on the shores of Lake Windermere with commanding views across the Lakeland fells. It’s perfect if you’re looking for that slice of inspiration that so many poets and painters have found from their time in the Lake District.

From Mini Golf at Glebe Recreation to the world-class ‘miniature Gleneagles’ at Windermere Golf Club, you’ll certainly be kept busy during your Bowness holiday!

You’ll find contemporary shops, great places to eat and the Lake District’s liveliest nightlife in the town centre. Looking for peace and quiet? Head for the lush green landscapes of the Lyth Valley, just minutes east of Bowness village.

Looking for even more relaxation? As well as Lakelovers partnership with My Personal Sanctuary, which offers in-house spa treatments at your holiday cottage, there are plenty of wonderful spa hotels in the area that offer day treatments for non-guests, such as the Low Wood Bay Spa in nearby Ambleside. If you are interested in spa days or treatments during your stay in the Lakes, our experienced and knowledgeable team here at Lakelovers can provide you with all the relevant information you require, including where to go and how to book.

What can you expect from Lakelovers Bowness holiday cottages? Well, many of our Bowness cottages have a wide range of incredible features, such as hot-tubs, saunas and Jacuzzi baths; games rooms with pool tables, hockey tables, games consoles and Sky TV; luxury bedrooms with four-poster beds and glamorous en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries; gardens with patio furniture, barbeques and balconies, terraces and private lake access, and indoors you will find a mixture of classic and contemporary luxury furnishings and fittings, including state of the art kitchens and bathrooms, Aga cookers, dishwashers and laundry facilities, with each of our properties offering something different.

For further details on things to do in Bowness, we have provided information on arts galleries and crafts, places to eat in Bowness and walking.

Whatever your budget or requirements, we have the best range of Bowness cottages to choose from. Whether you are looking for a romantic woodland retreat for two or an action-packed, high-octane, group holiday with the whole family, our dedicated customer service team are on-hand 6 days a week to help you find your perfect Lake District break. Easily accessible via train to Windermere, bus, car or taxi and with regular ferries to and from Far Sawrey, you are never far away from anywhere in the Lake District National Park.

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The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove.

From £499 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £449
Bowfell Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow! Fall in love with this peaceful yet central Lakeland Cottage, fully refurbished to the height of modern luxury yet oozing traditional character. Bowfell Cottage is a gem of a Lake District holiday cottage with rare ample parking and only a two minute stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. Up to 6 people will find comfort, relaxation and sophisticated charm in this perfect base for family or friends.

From £499 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £339
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Lake District cottage enjoys a tranquil setting with magnificent views in every direction especially from the lounge with gable wall of glass. Elegant living space for your sociable gathering, Highbeck Cottage stands alongside Highbeck within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

From £399 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £321
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This handsome Lakeland home takes a fantastic location above Bowness village, backing on to National Trust land and commanding superb fell and lake views. With ample living space for family or friends, the interior is comfortably furnished, warmed by feature woodburning stove and featuring characteristic oak panelling in the living room and master bedroom.

From £355 Per Week
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Mere View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

With wonderful panoramic lake views from living room and balcony, and a lovely leafy outlook from every other room, this super self-catering property in central Bowness makes a peaceful, perfect retreat for couples, families or friends. The accommodation is stylish and superbly arranged for sociable gatherings; relax on sumptuous sofas in the living room, admiring the view through a wall of glass to the balcony.

From £399 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £299 to £269
Rooftop Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

With breath-taking views over Lake Windermere, picturesque sections of this lakeside village, this aptly named Lakeland treat offers a stylish and contemporary stay in the Lake District for one or two couples travelling together. Located in the heart of the vibrant village of Bowness.  Situated within a conservation area, this Gothic style cottage was one a Victorian school house, now beautifully modernised, yet retains the traditional charm.

From £299 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £599 to £479
Applebeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Situated in an enviable position, Applebeck is set only a few minutes flat walk from Lake Windermere and Bowness Bay. This detached property is flooded with Lakeland light and has plenty of space providing a superb holiday destination, named after the ancient constablewicks of Applethwaite and Undermillbeck. Spread out in the three reception rooms and four bedrooms, with two sets of patio doors to the back garden. Enjoy cosy nights in by the warming wood burning stove and relax.

From £399 Per Week
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The Heights Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Gaze across rooftops toward Lake Windermere from this unique and sophisticated Bowness townhouse, just a few steps from the village centre. Watch boats bob on the lake from the top floor, surrounded by all the individuality and style The Heights has to offer. Sleek furnishings and spacious open-plan design creates a comfortable base from which to explore.

From £399 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £385 to £347
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Pretty as a picture, this central Bowness holiday cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the village and the boating activities in Bowness Bay. Even better, the property provides central private parking - making touring by car a breeze - and a delightful, enclosed and furnished patio for meals al-fresco on sunny days.

From £385 Per Week
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Tarn View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

We instantly fell in love with this detached contemporary Lakeland treat, peacefully set in a sublime country setting overlooking a private tarn (Stonehills Tarn). If searching for somewhere special to escape from the everyday and spend precious time together then you have found it here, a quintessential Lakeland setting but full of eclectic surprises.  Beautifully furnished and equipped, you know you have found somewhere special as soon as you step inside.

From £605 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £285 to £257
Bow Haven Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This wonderfully light and bright second floor apartment is found in the prestigious Quarry Rigg development, right at the heart of bustling Bowness and easily reached by train, bus or car. With immaculate, chic furnishings and contemporary facilities, Bow Haven is ideal for couples and that last-minute romantic escape.

From £285 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking for something special - where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about a romantic lakefront cottage in a sublime setting on Windermere itself? Wow - what a view - wake up every morning and gaze at that simply breath-taking view - spend precious time together and relax. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life - you actually live on England's largest and most famous lake!

From £325 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £321
Pineview Bowness
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Located in its elevated position, Pineview benefits from its convenient situation in Bowness village. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax, enjoy some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the Lake District whilst being within easy reach of all the Lake District has to offer.

From £355 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £336
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Quintessential Lakeland on the outside, chic and luxurious within, this converted barn in the Lyth Valley has been refurbished with undeniable contemporary flair. You'll never forget the character of the place, with its old oak beams, vaulted ceilings and traditional gas fire log effect stove to complete the cosy country lifestyle.

From £395 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £325 to £293
Number 3 Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This pretty romantic Lakeland cottage would look good on any chocolate box with lovely outlook over rolling countryside in the picturesque rural hamlet of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Take refreshing or bracing walks starting straight from your door, pop into the very nearby Sun Inn for a drink or make the most of the beautiful location by walking through to Staveley to visit The Hawkshead Brewery and Wilf's Cafe.

From £325 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £695 to £627
Primrose Mount Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Gaze out to Lake Windermere through architect-designed windows, relax in a peaceful enclosed garden and enjoy only a 2 minute stroll to Bowness village and the lake shore from this modern detached residence. Primrose Mount takes a gently elevated location on the edge of Bowness, to take full advantage of the unforgettable lake views which can be enjoyed from almost every room.

From £525 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

This perfect Lake District Cottage has recently been sympathetically transformed to a contemporary and chic escape.  Set in the heart of the Village of Bowness, this beautiful stone built cottage also feels very private yet is only a stone's throw from the bustling bars and restaurants. 

From £399 Per Week
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Scar View Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Commanding the most outstanding views as far as the eye can see over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Scar View occupies a truly idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss. This superb bolt hole has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, oak floorings, a chic bedroom and substantial bathroom and not forgetting the large garden, perfect for lazy summer days.

From £325 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £329
Goswick Hall Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful converted barn resides in a picturesque setting overlooking this lush green valley, only a few hundred yards from the renowned Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank, within an original farm. Characterful Lakeland externally yet step inside to see contemporary finish throughout. 

From £365 Per Week

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Bowness Holiday Cottage

Bowness Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

Looking for a slice of Lake District indulgence, then look no further than our Bowness cottages; a range of 3 star or more properties set amidst this stunning lakeside resort. Once a small fishing village, Bowness-on-Windermere grew significantly in the 19th Century to become the tourism hotspot and haven for luxury holiday cottages that it is today. Following the arrival of the railway at Windermere in 1847, this lakeside town became the centre of the local boat-building industry, thanks to its amazing location right on the glistening shores of Lake Windermere. Bowness specialised in the crafting of sailing yachts, rowing boats and steam launches; all of which are still extremely popular today, amongst plenty of other relaxing activities.

Whether you are travelling to the Lakes for some quality time with your loved ones, to walk, cycle or climb, or to relax and perhaps take in a spa day or two; Lakelovers Bowness holiday cottages are all unique in their looks and comforts and have been hand-picked to suit every type of self-catering holiday need.

Self-catering in Bowness-on-Windermere gives you lots of options. If you don’t fancy cooking every night in the cottage, then why not try Porto Restaurant; voted the number one place to eat in Bowness. Love the sweet things in life? Then make sure you take a trip to St Martin’s Tea Room and Grill. For a great lunch, you can’t do better than The Coffee Bean, at the heart of the town centre. Perfect in the summer for picking up a tasty meal on the go, they offer a range of hot and cold sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks. Another great place to try is the newly refurbished Laura Ashley hotel in Bowness, sit in the brasserie overlooking the lake while you enjoy afternoon tea, or move into their fine dining area for a more formal setting for a fabulous 5-course meal.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Hawkshead Cottages and Windermere Cottages.

Bowness out and about

Our cottages in Bowness put you in striking distance of a plethora of activities and attractions in this fabulous holiday town. Fans of Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ will instantly recognise Bowness as the fictional lakeside town of ‘Rio’. Lovers of the book and film will also want to pay a visit to the Windermere Steamboat Museum where you can take a look at the TSSY Esperance 1869, the iron steamboat that inspired the character, Captain Flint’s, houseboat.

Other exciting family attractions in Bowness include The World of Beatrix Potter; a fantastic day out for all the family, open seven days a week. Here you can step inside the world of Peter Rabbit and friends, take a walk through Mr McGregor’s garden and enjoy 3D experiences as well as a well-stocked gift shop and tasty café.

Tire the children out at the Fun Factory, open daily from 10am to 6pm. Suitable for children aged from birth to 12 years and reasonably priced, it makes a great place to go in unfriendly weathers.

In better weather, be sure to take a trip out on the double-decker, open-top bus, to experience Lakeland from a whole new angle and explore the stunning Lake District landscape.

The Blackwell Arts and Crafts House offers a more relaxed and informative day out, with exceptional arts and crafts to view, combined with interesting exhibitions and learning experiences; plus that all important coffee shop for a well-deserved break, and it’s free entry for under 16s. Look out for the ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ too that they normally run on Easter Sunday, as its great fun for all the family. We would also recommend visiting simply for the tranquil gardens and amazing views as this period property features an enviable location on the shores of Lake Windermere with commanding views across the Lakeland fells. It’s perfect if you’re looking for that slice of inspiration that so many poets and painters have found from their time in the Lake District.

From Mini Golf at Glebe Recreation to the world-class ‘miniature Gleneagles’ at Windermere Golf Club, you’ll certainly be kept busy during your Bowness holiday!

You’ll find contemporary shops, great places to eat and the Lake District’s liveliest nightlife in the town centre. Looking for peace and quiet? Head for the lush green landscapes of the Lyth Valley, just minutes east of Bowness village.

Looking for even more relaxation? As well as Lakelovers partnership with My Personal Sanctuary, which offers in-house spa treatments at your holiday cottage, there are plenty of wonderful spa hotels in the area that offer day treatments for non-guests, such as the Low Wood Bay Spa in nearby Ambleside. If you are interested in spa days or treatments during your stay in the Lakes, our experienced and knowledgeable team here at Lakelovers can provide you with all the relevant information you require, including where to go and how to book.

What can you expect from Lakelovers Bowness holiday cottages? Well, many of our Bowness cottages have a wide range of incredible features, such as hot-tubs, saunas and Jacuzzi baths; games rooms with pool tables, hockey tables, games consoles and Sky TV; luxury bedrooms with four-poster beds and glamorous en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries; gardens with patio furniture, barbeques and balconies, terraces and private lake access, and indoors you will find a mixture of classic and contemporary luxury furnishings and fittings, including state of the art kitchens and bathrooms, Aga cookers, dishwashers and laundry facilities, with each of our properties offering something different.

For further details on things to do in Bowness, we have provided information on arts galleries and crafts, places to eat in Bowness and walking.

Whatever your budget or requirements, we have the best range of Bowness cottages to choose from. Whether you are looking for a romantic woodland retreat for two or an action-packed, high-octane, group holiday with the whole family, our dedicated customer service team are on-hand 6 days a week to help you find your perfect Lake District break. Easily accessible via train to Windermere, bus, car or taxi and with regular ferries to and from Far Sawrey, you are never far away from anywhere in the Lake District National Park.

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