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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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Clover Nook Bowness
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland detached residence simple has it all - sophisticated Lakeland luxury, a special place to spend precious time together in a peaceful spot, occupying an idyllic setting literally only a stone's throw from the village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere. The ingenious design and attention to detail has to be seen to be fully appreciated - even large families or groups of friends will find places to escape here. Special and memorable holidays stay with you for life and here at Clover Nook you will not be disappointed.A few minutes' stroll into the heart of this popular setting, lots of en-suite facilities, sleek bedrooms, contemporary yet traditional gracious living, more reception rooms than you can use and a fabulous open plan kitchen / conservatory room opening onto the garden with decking and terrace, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention, come and live here for a week.

Available From£999.00
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  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£1385.00
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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
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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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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 across the rooftops to 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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Damson Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Damson Cottage is a pretty, romantic white-walled cottage set in the picturesque rural hamlet of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere itself. This Lakeland property would look good on any chocolate box with a picturesque outlook over rolling countryside. Take invigorating or bracing walks starting straight from your door, pop into the nearby Sun Inn for a refreshing drink or make the most of the beautiful location by walking through to Staveley to visit The Hawkshead Brewery and Wilf's Cafe.

Available From£335.00
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High Stile Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Located midway between Windermere and Bowness, this luxurious ground floor apartment offers a very high quality retreat, whilst being only ten minutes easy walk from either of these two popular and vibrant villages and the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£435.00
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Abbotsgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£445.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat.

Available From£425.00
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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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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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The Low House Bowness
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Low House is a property of exceptional character, furnished to an excellent standard and the perfect place for that special get together. Offering oodles of private space and lots of rooms to entertain the whole group with the main lounge featuring wood-burning stove, the garden room with fabulous views and the cosy TV lounge also with wood-burning stove. A very sociable open plan kitchen / dining room is the perfect place to spend the evening and outdoors with an al-fresco dining and BBQ area and acres of beautiful lawns leading straight onto the surrounding fells.

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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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This delightful Lakeland character cottage is part of a row in the hamlet of Crook, surrounded by scenic strolls and country pub lunches, yet only a few miles from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Traditional features such as original fireplace and cosy woodburning stove give warmth and magic to a stylish and contemporary interior, which provides a pleasant base for up to 4 people.

Available From£335.00
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Woodside West Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Although centrally located, this contemporary modern cottage enjoys views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere. The accommodation is stylish yet comfortable; colourful boutique meets sophisticated retreat. There's ample space for sociable meals in, an air of relaxation thanks to the views, and of course the treat of Bowness and Lake Windermere on your doorstep and even better Woodside West takes short breaks so that you can enjoy all the lakes have to offer.

Available From£445.00
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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. 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£515.00
Special Offer
  • 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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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 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.

Available From£375.00

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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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