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 £386 to £309
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

The beautifully presented second floor apartment is set within a substantial Lakeland property, occupying a gently elevated setting overlooking the village towards Lake Windermere and surrounding Lakeland fells. 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 £340 Per Week

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Lake View

Bowness

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

Gaze out over Lake Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from the comfort of this beautifully presented Bowness holiday home, still only a short walk from the vibrant village centre and lake shore. With a wall of glass in the top floor living area, opening to a furnished balcony, Lake View absolutely lives up to its name and provides an unforgettable retreat for one or two couples, family or friendly gatherings.

From £385 Per Week

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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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With a peaceful garden and superb countryside views from every window, this traditional Lakeland cottage is tucked down a peaceful country lane in the hamlet of Crook. Inside the cottage, a homely interior welcomes you as latch doors lead through stone flagged floored rooms, with exposed beams and wood burning stove.

From £499 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

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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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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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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

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

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

Special Offer
  • 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

Special Offer
  • 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 £369 Per Week

Special Offer
  • 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 £361 Per Week

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

An outstanding lakeside residence with breathtaking panoramic views set on Lake Windermere. Step inside and catch your breath as you gaze through walls of glass out over Lake Windermere. This attached Period Gentleman's residence was designed to take full advantage of the view and it does! 

From £799 Per Week

Special Offer
  • 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

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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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

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 £595 to £476

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

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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 and also the views to Lake Windermere and the hills and mountains beyond.  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

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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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