Nook Cottage, Bowness on Windermere

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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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £359
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This romantic lakeside retreat nestles in the sleepy hamlet of Staveley-in-Cartmel, only a few hundred yards from Fell Foot park on the peaceful southern shores of Lake Windermere. With enviable lake views from the living room, furnished patio and picturesque garden, Headswood Cottage is hard to leave behind at any time of year.

From £360 Per Week

Special Offer

Raglan Cottage

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Infants welcome

At the heart of picturesque Bowness, Raglan Cottage displays central self-catering at its best. A stone's throw from a rich variety of restaurants and shops, and from the shores of Lake Windermere, this beautifully refurbished contemporary cottage is an ideal base for families, friends or couples. The traditional interior has been beautifully refurbished, blending traditional charm with contemporary sheen.

From £365 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £595 to £537

Crosthwaite House

Crosthwaite

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property forms the first floor of this distinctive house and the property has been carefully and sympathetically divided to retain privacy and maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

From £495 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1099 to £989

Rockwood

Bowness

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow - what a find... this outstanding detached country residence simple has it all - Contemporary Lakeland and a special place to spend precious time together occupying an idyllic secluded setting circumscribed by glorious countryside and a host of welcoming country pubs.

From £899 Per Week

Special Offer 3 night for £475

Woodbank

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer.

From £435 Per Week

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Foxdene Cottage

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished 17th century cottage takes a sublime rural setting; nestled down a leafy lane, backing onto woodland glade and gazing out over the lush Lyth Valley. Wonderful walking and cycling begins on the doorstep, and at the end of a long day you'll choose from two excellent country pubs close by.

From £479 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The beautiful garden at The Bird's Nest makes this 3 bedroom modern bungalow a little slice of paradise, and the glorious surroundings offer the best of the Lake District on your doorstep. It's ideal for families or groups who want to enjoy nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere, or simply spend lazy days on the patio or in the garden.

From £375 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £449

Woodside West

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Although centrally located, this contemporary modern cottage enjoys views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere. The accommodation is stylish yet comfortable; colourful boutique meets sophisticated retreat. There's ample space for sociable meals in, an air of relaxation thanks to the views, and of course the treat of Bowness and Lake Windermere on your doorstep and even better Woodside West takes short breaks so that you can enjoy all the lakes have to offer.

From £399 Per Week

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Clover Nook

Bowness

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland detached residence simple has it all - sophisticated Lakeland luxury, a special place to spend precious time together in a peaceful spot, occupying an idyllic setting literally only a stone's throw from the village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere.

From £1000 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £999 to £799

Brunton Lodge

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This delightful 4 star Lake District holiday home is a wonderful find for families or groups. Close to Bowness, Lake Windermere and the Windermere Golf Club, you'll enjoy the privacy of a stunning garden which can also be enjoyed from your spacious conservatory. Inside, the property is truly homely and beautifully presented throughout. Relax by the open fire, eat well in the elegant dining room, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, and take advantage of free Wifi.

From £485 Per Week

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Fernbec

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Chic, sophisticated and superbly located. This contemporary detached cottage in Bowness was built only a few years ago, with sociable time and complete relaxation in mind. The spacious and airy living space is straight out of a glossy magazine and ideal for special occasions or sociable dining. Your lazy sunny days will extend to a private garden with modern furnished decking and adorable summerhouse.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

Arguably the most photographed property in the area, Ye Olde Bath House is a wonderful Grade 2 Listed Gothic building enjoying the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet with delightful garden for lazy days. A historic place such as this, with its name, will certainly leave you refreshed and only longing to return.

From £395 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £350 to £299

Mosslea

Bowness

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This peaceful ground floor apartment lies only a stone's throw from the centre of Bowness village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. It has a pretty, colourful patio garden, and offers elegant space for couples to spread out and relax. The attractive double bedroom opens out to a raised sitting area overlooking the garden - a treat for lazy mornings.

From £299 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £329

Bow Peak

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This stylish and sophisticated Lakeland treat, occupying a peaceful yet central position within this ever popular lakeside village destination, commands a superb view towards the Langdale Pikes with a glimpse of Lake Windermere. With private parking right outside, this contemporary bolt-hole is literally a stone's throw from the centre of the village and only a five minute stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere where a plethora of water-borne activities can be enjoyed.

From £335 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This sophisticated detached Lakeland cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in absolute peace and quiet, commanding outstanding views. Abbotsgarth Heights commands a gently elevated position providing breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and when the leaves fall the view over Lake Windermere is magnificent.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £328

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 £299 to £269

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 £278 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just as its name suggests, this stylish Lake District holiday cottage provides an adorable retreat within a peaceful corner of Bowness, next to a park and bowling green. Only slightly away from the buzz of the village and the attractions of Lake Windermere, you'll find a unique blend of country cottage charm and contemporary flair. Fireside warmth in the cosy lounge is finished with luxury leather furnishings.

From £349 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £465 to £372

The Thistles

Bowness

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Thistles is a substantial, Victorian residence which families or groups will find an ideal base for exploring nearby Bowness, Lake Windermere and the rest of the glorious Lake District. Exuding a modern contemporary feel with neutral colours and sumptuous furnishings, you'll love returning to this airy, spacious home. How about an evening tipple on the patio?

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer

Ash Cottage

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This delightful Lakeland cottage displays sumptuous Victorian design and atmosphere. The rich blend of Period features throughout mix perfectly with the modern contemporary finish and as soon as you step inside Ash Cottage you will marvel at the sheer attention to sophisticated detail.

From £395 Per Week

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Nook Cottage, Bowness on Windermere

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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