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Holmlea Guest House

BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE

Traditional bed and breakfast, quality and comfort

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About Holmlea

Excellent friendly service with a homely feel

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    Lake District B and B Adult Only Accommodation

    Specialising in couples, Holmlea is a tranquil place to escape and recharge your batteries giving you quality time to relax in peace and quiet.

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    A Warm Welcome Perfect place to relax and unwind

    Our aim is for you to have a relaxing stay and take home great memories of the Lake District. We look forward to welcoming you to Holmlea.

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    Perfect Location Short stroll to Lake Windermere

    Discover for yourself how close and convenient Holmlea is to Lake Windermere and Bowness village for shops, pubs & restaurants.

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    Delicious Breakfast Sets you up for the day

    Start your day with a delicious full English Breakfast using locally sourced produce. Choice of lighter and Vegetarian options available.

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    Places to Visit Come rain or Shine

    To complement your stay, here are some Lake District UK tourist attractions for you to visit during your stay at Holmlea. More Information


At Holmlea Guest House, you’ll enjoy:

    • The best prices by booking direct with us
    • Delicious full English breakfast included
    • En-suite bedrooms with individual charm and character
    • Ground floor double ensuite available for ease of access
    • Quiet location in the Village of Bowness on Windermere
    • Free parking for guests, from 12.00 noon on day of arrival
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Flexible check-in from 4.00pm till 8.00pm
    • Discounted half Lake Cruise on Windermere (with direct bookings)
    • Exclusive Short Break Offers
    • Conveniently close to local attractions

About your hosts

Yours hosts John and Gill are on hand to look after your needs throughout your stay. From greeting you on arrival with a friendly welcome to saying goodbye until the next time.

Our beautiful Victorian, Lakeland stone built guest house, is in a peaceful location just 3 minutes stroll from Bowness village, Lake Windermere, cafes, pubs, restaurants and specialist shops. Close enough you can walk, far enough away you can sleep.

Whether you are looking for adult only accommodation in Bowness on Windermere with convenient parking, a romantic break for two in the Lake district or seeking a comfortable base to explore the Cumbrian countryside; your comfort is our priority.

With our unique warmth of character, we promise you a genuine warm welcome.

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Rooms

Wake up refreshed and ready to explore after a great night's sleep.

  • Double En-Suite Room with Shower

  • Double En-Suite Room with Shower

  • Double En-Suite Room with Shower

  • Double En-suite Room with Shower

4 Double En-Suite Rooms

    • Luxury Sealy beds with posturepedic mattresses.
    • Blackout curtains.
    • Flat screen televisions with digital Freeview.
    • Free Wi-Fi access.
    • Bath and hand towels.
    • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
    • Cooling fan.
    • Hairdryer.
    • Use of iron and board (upon request).
    • Tea and coffee making facilities.
    • One double can be arranged as a twin with two single beds. Telephone request only.

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    • Ground Floor Double Ensuite Room with Shower

    • Ground Floor Double Ensuite Room with Shower

    • Ground Floor Double Ensuite Room with Shower

    1 Ground Floor Double En-Suite Room

      • Luxury Sealy bed with posturepedic mattresses.
      • Blackout curtains.
      • Flat screen television with digital Freeview.
      • Free Wi-Fi access.
      • Bath and hand towels.
      • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
      • Cooling fan.
      • Hairdryer.
      • Tea and coffee making facilities.
      • Use of iron and board (upon request).

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      • 1 Single Room with Hand Wash Basin

      • Single Room Hand Wash Basin

      • Private Bathroom for Single Room

      1 Single Room with Private Bathroom

        • Comfortable single bed
        • Blackout curtains
        • Private bathroom with shower just a few steps away.
        • Bath robe provided.
        • Flat screen television with digital Freeview.
        • Free Wi-Fi access.
        • Hand and Bath towels.
        • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
        • Hairdryer.
        • Tea and coffee making facilities.
        • Use of iron and board (upon request).

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        Adventures

        Make your own great adventures with these brilliant Lake District attractions.

        More Activities and Attractions close to our Windermere bed and breakfast

        Things to do in the Lake District

        Activities

        Cycling
        Cyclists can cross the lake on the nearby car ferry and have a great day on the cycle trails of Claife Heights and Grizedale Forest Park where there is a range of way-marked trails around the forest roads and tracks. Bikes can be hired from Windermere Station. Contact Country Lanes Cycle Hire on Tel: 015394 44544.
        Walking
        The Local Tourist Information Centre by the Lake in Bowness has a range of books and guides on low level and more advanced walks in the Lake District. Some local walks can start from the doorstep of our bowness b and b.
        Go Ape
        Fancy a treetop high wire adventure in Grizedale Forest. With high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and an epic wind-in-your-face zip wire. This is an experience you will remember forever. Go to www.goape.co.uk/ or Tel: 0845 643 92 15.
        Golf
        Windermere Golf Club has been referred to as a “miniature Gleneagles” by the golfing press and is approx 1.6 miles from Holmlea Guest House. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells.

        Attractions

        The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
        The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is located in Bowness village a short walk from our Bowness b+b. Say hello to the wonderful Beatrix Potter characters.
        Beatrix Potters Hilltop
        Beatrix Potters Hilltop 17th century home at Near Sawrey. This is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children’s stories. From our Lake District Guest House take the Cross Lakes Shuttle boat from Bowness Bay to Ferry House and catch the Mountain Goat bus to Hilltop.
        The Lakes Aquarium
        Discover a secret world of the lakes at The Lakes Aquarium. This fresh water aquarium shares its stunning location on the southern shore of Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.
        The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.
        Enjoy a nostalgic journey on a steam locomotive on a historic branch line at the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway at the southern end of Windermere Lake.

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