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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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Tree Tops Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Families or groups of friends will love the views from the top floor of this town house and balcony. 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. Wander to Lake Windermere for the day, enjoy yourself on the water, then return to watch the sunset on the balcony.

Available From£375.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£445.00
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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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Jasmine Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • 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.

Available From£385.00
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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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The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove.

Available From£565.00
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Highbank Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highbank is a well presented, larger than average, Victorian terrace house just five minutes' walk from the popular restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in the village of Bowness and less than ten minutes' walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. This excellent family friendly property is just the ideal base for an excellent family holiday or a getaway with friends.

Available From£495.00
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Ladyholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Hill of Oaks is a luxurious Park situated on the Eastern Shore of Lake Windermere, structuring part of the Old Lakeside Stone Mill. Ladyholme is one of the apartments this Park has to offer. Ladyholme presents a modern yet cosy and romantic atmosphere so whether you are coming to explore the infinite beauty of the Lake District, to celebrate your honeymoon or just to simply escape your life for a short while, Ladyholme is perfect to do all that and more!

Available From£515.00
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The Low House Bowness
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Entering the property you will step into the beautiful powder blue kitchen with high vaulted ceiling and exposed original wood beams. There is an American Style fridge/freezer with water and Ice function. An electric AGA with double oven and induction hob and underfloor heating fills the kitchen with warmth. The Kitchen Island and dining table provides and elegant but practical social space when preparing meals or planning the day ahead over morning coffee.

Available From£1250.00
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Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£415.00
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Bowfell Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow! Fall in love with this peaceful yet central Lakeland Cottage, fully refurbished to the height of modern luxury yet oozing traditional character. Bowfell Cottage is a gem of a Lake District holiday cottage with rare ample parking and only a two minute stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. Up to 6 people will find comfort, relaxation and sophisticated charm in this perfect base for family or friends.

Available From£465.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

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.

Available From£565.00
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High Lake Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private 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.

Available From£315.00
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Lakeside View Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Every ingredient for a perfect Lake District holiday, family or friends, at any time of year. Through spectacular full wall windows and from a slightly elevated position, Lakeside View gazes out over Bowness Bay and Lake Windermere to the famous Lakeland Fells beyond. Only a stroll away are the vibrant village centre, the boating activities of the bay, and the contemporary high street of the Lake District's most popular destination.

Available From£445.00
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Highbeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£465.00
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North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Is this the most enviable abode in the country? We think so and so did Harriet Martineau in her 1855 works, A complete guide to the English Lakes.

Available From£1195.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Stonecliffe is a large, traditionally built residence occupying a prominent position within the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Dedicated parking is provided for one car, but once here you will find excellent restaurants, bars and visitor attractions within easy walking distance.

Available From£295.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced from £1395 to £1185
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Traditional 17th Century Lake District meets 21st century luxury convenience as you step inside Low Cartmell Fold. This quintessential Lakeland farmhouse has been fully refurbished with love and care to create high quality and luxurious accommodation, in the pretty village of Crosthwaite, whilst retaining so many original features from the slate floors, wooden panel walls, oak beams, feature fire place, characterful staircase and the occasional sloping floor! Low Cartmell Fold is a real find and is a great setting for family celebrations, special occasions and simply spending time with family and friends.

Available From£990.00
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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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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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