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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Penny Place

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a stroll from Bowness village centre, this peaceful bungalow enjoys fabulous views to our famous fells from living room, double bedroom and landscaped gardens. A charming mix of traditional and antique furnishings create a homely atmosphere, while contemporary 4 star comfort is assured. Pets are welcome, the additional twin room perfect for kids, and the location ideal even for a car-free Lake District holiday.

From £395 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just off the centre of Bowness village, a private drive leads to an enchanting row of 17th century Lakeland cottages - of which Old Honeysuckle Cottage is one. Retaining its traditional magic, with old oak beams, woodburning stove, quirky stable doors and characterful nooks and crannies, the cottage has been refurbished in style to create a contemporary yet deliciously romantic atmosphere.

From £376 Per Week

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Abbotsgarth

Bowness

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

This contemporary, boutique-style Lakeland cottage stands strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Abbotsgarth's gently elevated position provides breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357

Fell Side Barn

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This lovely little barn conversion in the Lyth Valley is a rare treat for its location; nestled within the grounds of a traditional Lakeland farm but only a short drive away from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Beautifully converted to provide relaxed and open plan living space, Fell Side Barn retains the character of the original building.

From £365 Per Week

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High Lake

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary apartment is found in a surprisingly peaceful location, just off the bustling centre of Bowness village and only a few minutes' stroll from Lake Windermere's shores. The accommodation is fresh, comfortable and ideally placed for families or friends to explore this popular Lake District destination at any time of year.

From £299 Per Week

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  • 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

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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 £551 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights now reduced from £650 to £550

Lingmoor

Bowness

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

A stylish and contemporary Bowness residence in a superb location; only a 2 minute stroll from the village and lake shore, but slightly elevated to give spectacular views towards Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. The elegant living space forms a great retreat for families or friends. Sociable areas extend to both a sunny front terrace and peaceful rear patio garden. You'll enjoy views from all 3 bedrooms, but it has to be said the king-size master is a particular treat.

From £450 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

The beautifully presented first floor apartment is set within a substantial Lakeland property, occupying a gently elevated setting over this ever popular lakeside village destination. With private parking right outside, this peaceful apartment 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 £299 Per Week

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Glen Rowan

Bowness

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Let your romantic side run free in this stunning retreat, gazing out over rolling countryside near the village of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere. From the moment you step through the door, the sophistication of Glen Rowan announces itself in style. You'll love preparing for intimate evenings in the elegant kitchen, and sinking into the leather sofa to enjoy far-reaching views by day and fire-warmed movies by night.

From £355 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £793 to £674
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere.

From £499 Per Week

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Jasmine Cottage

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

This cosy, convenient and superbly stylish holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere offers a quiet location, away from the crowds yet only a short stroll from both the village and the lake itself. For all its charm and Lakeland character; cosy with open fire, woodburner and traditional stripped floor boards, Jasmine Cottage has been lovingly refurbished with an attention and flair for the pretty details.

From £355 Per Week

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Tanna Hill

Bowness

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

Panoramic views are the focus of this contemporary Bowness holiday home, taking an elevated position only 5 minutes away from the centre of the village. The upside-down layout takes full advantage of the outlook - enormous windows throughout the living space, kitchen and dining area, a large forward-facing balcony to capture the afternoon sun, and a raised patio fully-equipped for al-fresco dining and BBQs.

From £592 Per Week

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

Smithy Cottage would be perfectly placed on any chocolate box, a quintessential 17th Century Lakeland cottage oozing character and charm, blending effortlessly with 21st century life, set in a picture postcard gorgeous setting within this green and luscious location, only a short drive from ever popular Bowness-on-Windermere - bliss.

From £395 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £750 to £590

Fairhaven

Bowness

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

Fairhaven is superbly positioned in the most enviable setting for your perfect holiday, the customer reviews on-line and in the visitors book say it all. Peacefully situated just above Bowness village, away from noise and traffic but only a stroll to the local shops, attractions and the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. The best of both worlds! Fairhaven is truly loved by its owners who have created a well-equipped and most comfortable holiday home.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £399

Burrow Cottage

Bowness

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

Dating back to 1640, this romantic Lake District cottage is a dream inside and out, with a picture postcard white exterior, deep-silled cottage windows, open fire and old oak beams. The owners have completed a sympathetic refurbishment to provide a modern twist to an otherwise traditional Lakeland forester's cottage with features such as broadband, Sky+ HD and a whirlpool bath.

From £325 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £895 to £761

Miyanli

Bowness

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland detached residence simply has it all - sophisticated Lakeland luxury, a special place to spend precious time together in a peaceful elevated setting, yet literally only a stone's throw from the village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere. Aptly named this wonderful property is surrounded by intoxicating colour from within its dreamy garden.

From £599 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £449
  • 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 £375 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £299 to £269

Gardenside

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car

This ground floor apartment is found in a surprisingly peaceful location, just off the bustling centre of Bowness village and only a few minutes' stroll from Lake Windermere's shores. The accommodation is fresh, comfortable and ideally placed for families or friends to explore this popular Lake District destination at any time of year.

From £245 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A true 'picture postcard' cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lavender Cottage is a divine retreat for your precious time away, with family or friends. Retaining charming original features in its old oak beams, inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to stylish 4 star standards.

From £399 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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