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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

Looking for a slice of Lake District indulgence? Then look no further than our Bowness cottages. We offer a range of 3 star or more properties set amidst this stunning lakeside resort.

Once a small fishing village, Bowness-on-Windermere grew in the 19th Century. It became the tourism hotspot and haven for luxury holiday cottages that it is today. This lakeside town became the centre of the local boat-building industry after the arrival of the railway at Windermere in 1847. All 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. They are still popular today, amongst plenty of other relaxing activities.

Are travelling to the Lakes for some quality time with your loved ones? Or planning to walk, cycle or climb, or to relax and perhaps take in a spa day or two? Lakelovers’ Bowness holiday cottages are all unique. They have been hand-picked to suit every type of self-catering holiday.

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? It 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 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.

Not looking for a cottage? We also have a range of Lake District Lodges too.

Bowness out and about

Our cottages in Bowness put you in striking distance of a plethora of activities and attractions. 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. There you can take a look at the TSSY Esperance 1869. The iron steamboat was the one 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’s a great place to go on rainy days.

In better weather, be sure to take a trip out on the double-decker, open-top bus. That way you can 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. There are 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 for the tranquil gardens and amazing views. This period property features an enviable location on the shores of Lake Windermere. As well as 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 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? Lakelovers are partnered with My Personal Sanctuary, which offers in-house spa treatments at your holiday cottage. There are also 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, ask our team for advice.

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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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

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

Available From£495.00
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Primrose Mount Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private 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.

Available From£645.00
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Cragholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

With astonishing views over Lake Windermere, this charming apartment offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a snug, romantic atmosphere!

Available From£540.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

Available From£395.00
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Silverholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

With impressive views over Lake Windermere, this delightful apartment offers high class, chic decor with a restful and romantic atmosphere! Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a special occasion, longing to explore the great outdoors or simply fancy getting away from it all, Silverholme is the ideal retreat in one of the most desirable Lake District locations.

Available From£795.00
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Tall Trees Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting within woodland glade surrounded by 'tall trees' only a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere alongside Storrs Park, known locally as 'Millionaires' Mile'. Please be aware that there are some building works being carried out next door to Tall Trees for the duration of 2018 & into 2019. The owner has therefore reflected this in their advertised rates for any disruption caused.

Available From£795.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 15%
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer, The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are all within a short drive. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£355.00
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Skyfall Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A private drive meanders up to the apartment which is set in private grounds and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your family. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax. The owners have ensured Skyfall has been finished to the highest standard with great attention to detail from the inviting lounge with quality furnishings, comfy and relaxing sofas and a tasteful breakfast bar from which to enjoy a morning coffee or tea whilst taking in the relaxing atmosphere. The centre of the popular village of Bowness has a great collection of traditional and modern restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes in addition to some of the best shopping in the Lake District, Skyfall is the ideal choice for everything from a romantic weekend away, a few days to explore Lake Windermere or those wanting to visit some of the Lake District's most popular attractions and if you want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Available From£445.00
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Woody’s Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Woody's is conveniently located just a minute's walk from the heart of Bowness Village. Situated on the first and second floor this Victorian apartment has been tastefully modernised and offers a great retreat not just for those wanting to relax but those who want to enjoy the popular cafes, bars and restaurants that Bowness has to offer, and a great base from which to explore the Lake District.

Available From£385.00
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Little Orchard Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Little Orchard is a superb detached Lakeland property set in the heart of this picturesque hamlet, yet benefits from a secluded position within its beautiful grounds to maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

Available From£715.00
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £1095 to £980
Thorndale Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Thorndale is a stunning detached Victorian House located midway between, and within easy walking distance of the popular villages of Windermere and Bowness that offer a great array of shops, bars and restaurants and which are popular all year round. Thorndale has been lovingly created by the current owners to create a superb property that is ideal for friends and families seeking homely, high quality, contemporary accommodation in a great location.

Available From£695.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

This romantic Lake District lodge with hot tub takes a super location; away from the crowds, backing onto open fell and still only a couple of miles from the entertainments of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lake Lodge Studio is part of the owners home, but has been cleverly converted into a stylish and completely private self-contained unit - extending to a lovely conservatory. Small but perfectly formed, the studio itself includes pleasant dining space for those chilly evenings in.

Available From£315.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on the edge of the Lyth Valley, in the pretty village of Underbarrow, Ellerbeck Bridge offers excellent accommodation, with beautiful views in an excellent location. Recently extended, the owners have created a fantastic property suitable for every occasion that is finished to a high standard throughout. The cottage offers plenty of living space with a large lounge / diner, a great family kitchen, a cosy snug / reading room and a generous conservatory. Outside, the landscaping has created not only two large patios, but also a terrace by the beck. Heading out to explore, the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' is only a five minute stroll away and there are a great selection of country pubs all within a few minutes' Drive. Recently included within Lonely Planet's list of “the most beautiful places on earth”, the Lyth Valley is a rural idyll whatever the time of year and offers a great selection of country rambles. For those wanting to explore further afield, the central Lake District, with all it has to offer is within easy reach, the market town of Kendal is just down the road and the foodie village of Cartmel is just across the valley. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£645.00
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Pavey Ark Bowness
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Located only five minutes' walk from the popular village of Bowness, Pavey Ark takes full advantage of its hillside position with beautiful views to Lake Windermere, Claife Heights and the Coniston Fells beyond. Pavey Ark is finished in a traditional manner by its owners to give the property a homely feel. The large lounge provides the ideal spot to relax whatever the weather with large panoramic windows opening onto a large balcony area with lake views and a living flame gas fire ideal for chillier evenings. Great for families with a grandly appointed media room with large corner leather sofa and large screen TV.The property includes an indoor swimming pool maintained at 29 degrees, sauna and seating. Pavey Ark is set in a couple of acres of grounds that include terraces to relax or dine and mixed woodland which is great for families to enjoy or to simply watch the wildlife including badgers, red squirrels and a family of red deer that all frequent the grounds. The property sleeps 6 but an additional single bedroom allows your group to spread out if preferred.

Available From£1125.00
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Bakery Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Located just a couple of minutes' walk from the heart of the popular village of Bowness-On-Windermere, Bakery Cottage benefits from the most convenient of locations for those wanting to enjoy this vibrant village to the full and is ideal for family, friends or couples.

Available From£415.00
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Annisgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Conveniently situated five minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Bowness, Annisgarth is a superb, well presented, terraced property that offers great accommodation in and excellent location.

Available From£700.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £725 to now £590!
Fairhaven Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£435.00
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Foxdene Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£525.00
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Fir Trees Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Luxury Lake District lifestyle! This superb detached residence is in a peaceful setting only a 5 minute stroll from Bowness village and close to Windermere Golf Club. Presented with an impeccable eye for style, Fir Trees promises breathing space and sociable gathering for couples, friends or families.

Available From£545.00
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The Heights Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

A unique and sophisticated Bowness townhouse with views of Lake Windermere and the mountains beyond. A quieter location but within a short stroll to Bowness town centre and Bowness Bay Pier . 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.

Available From£435.00

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Bowness Cottages

Bowness Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

Looking for a slice of Lake District indulgence? Then look no further than our Bowness cottages. We offer a range of 3 star or more properties set amidst this stunning lakeside resort.

Once a small fishing village, Bowness-on-Windermere grew in the 19th Century. It became the tourism hotspot and haven for luxury holiday cottages that it is today. This lakeside town became the centre of the local boat-building industry after the arrival of the railway at Windermere in 1847. All 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. They are still popular today, amongst plenty of other relaxing activities.

Are travelling to the Lakes for some quality time with your loved ones? Or planning to walk, cycle or climb, or to relax and perhaps take in a spa day or two? Lakelovers’ Bowness holiday cottages are all unique. They have been hand-picked to suit every type of self-catering holiday.

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? It 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 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.

Not looking for a cottage? We also have a range of Lake District Lodges too.

Bowness out and about

Our cottages in Bowness put you in striking distance of a plethora of activities and attractions. 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. There you can take a look at the TSSY Esperance 1869. The iron steamboat was the one 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’s a great place to go on rainy days.

In better weather, be sure to take a trip out on the double-decker, open-top bus. That way you can 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. There are 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 for the tranquil gardens and amazing views. This period property features an enviable location on the shores of Lake Windermere. As well as 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 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? Lakelovers are partnered with My Personal Sanctuary, which offers in-house spa treatments at your holiday cottage. There are also 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, ask our team for advice.

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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