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

This beautiful refurbished cottage really does enjoy the best of both worlds; occupying a tranquil setting within a delightful enclosed garden for total relaxation yet only a short distance from Bustling Bowness village, alive with tempting restaurants, shops, cafes and boating activities. Winterfell is ideal for a holiday at any time of the year, boasting space and light perfect for friends or families to spread out and relax.

From £399 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

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Lauron’s View

Bowness

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

Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze through contemporary walls of glass over Lake Windermere towards the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks on the spectacular balcony, take your lazy Sunday lunch to the elegantly furnished garden terrace. However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera as the panoramic views are hard to believe! Lauron's View is an ingeniously designed property, displaying the height of Lakeland luxury throughout.

From £664 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2500 to £2250
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 8 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This grand period property, with two acres of gardens and grounds, offers a unique opportunity for larger groups to experience a Lakeland country house. Highly flexible accommodation for up to 20,  offering tremendous value and set in a gorgeous countryside setting only 2 miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere. 

From £1499 Per Week

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4 Lake View

Bowness

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

4 Lake View, forms part of a lakeside Lakeland stone mill providing a ground floor apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere.  Park right outside this ground floor apartment and enter into the open plan living area, this is a fantastic space to unwind with large picture window boasting spectacular views. The well equipped kitchen is open plan to the living space so the cook can also admire the view, you also have two cosy bedrooms and the modern shower room.

From £355 Per Week

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Dove Tail Barn

Bowness

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

What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom.

From £376 Per Week

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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 £450 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed

A welcoming and romantic cottage for one or two couples in a quiet location, just 5 minutes from the cinema, shops & restaurants conservation area of Bowness.  This property has been beautifully modernised to exacting standards, yet retaining traditional charm. Embrace the convenience of vibrant Bowness, offering shops, cafes, lake cruises and plenty of evening entertainment.

From £365 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Fern Bank Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout - this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination.

From £376 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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Pikes View

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire

Aptly named, Pikes View commands superb views out over the rooftops towards Lake Windermere and our famous Langdale Pikes in the distance. This centrally located modern apartment is found just off the heart of this ever popular lakeside village in a perfect position to gaze out at the glorious views. Wander up the stone cottage style steps and enter this spacious modern holiday home, relax and enjoy all the benefits of this convenient location.

From £252 Per Week

Special Offer 2 nights for £250 - please call the office to book on 015394 88855

Ryebank

Bowness

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

This sophisticated Lakeland property 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 within a delightful garden alongside the gently flowing beck. Ryebank is situated above this ever popular village and close by to the Biskey Howe view point where the views over Lake Windermere are simply breathtaking.

From £375 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished.

From £399 Per Week

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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
  • 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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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

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Tree Tops

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Families or groups of friends will love the views from the top floor living space and balcony of this large three bedroom house. The sun floods in through the patio doors by the living/dining room, with wooden beams overhead. Although just a few steps from bustling Bowness,  you'll feel miles away from the rush when relaxing at home.

From £350 Per Week

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Highbeck

Bowness

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

This sophisticated Lakeland residence is breathtaking inside and out, with panoramic glorious views through enormous windows, elegant living space for your sociable gathering. Highbeck stands alongside Highbeck Cottage within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

From £376 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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