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Holmlea Guest House


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 Exclusively for Adults

    Looking for relaxation, quality time or just some peace and quiet? Whether it’s a trip away for the two of you or a weekend with close friends, an exclusive adults-only escape can be just the ticket.

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    Hosts John & Gill Ensuring you a relaxing stay

    We are here to help make your stay wonderful. From advising you on great places to see, things to do and local places to visit, we want you to get the most out of your short break in the Lakes.

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    Perfect Location Short stroll to Lake Windermere

    Close to Lake Windermere and Bowness village for shops, pubs & restaurants. With our free parking, it is so convenient to leave the car at Holmlea and explore the local area by foot, bus, bike or boat.

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    Delicious Breakfast Sets you up for the day

    Start your day with our delicious home-cooked breakfast using locally sourced quality produce. Sit back, relax and enjoy the most important meal of the day in our breakfast room.

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    Places to Visit Come rain or Shine

    We highly recommend these conveniently close local Lake District attractions as great places to visit. Some can be combined with an easy walk or leisurely cruise on Windermere Lake.

The Warmest of Welcomes

    • Quality B&B accommodation exclusively for adults
    • Clean, comfortable rooms in which to relax and unwind
    • Delicious home cooked breakfast included
    • Beautiful Victorian Lakeland stone property with period features
    • Quiet village location in Bowness on Windermere
    • Conveniently close to local attractions
    • Free guest parking from 12.00 noon on day of arrival
    • Excellent guest reviews
    • Warm and friendly atmosphere
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Exclusive Short Break Offers
    • The best prices by booking direct with us
    • Discounted half Lake Cruise on Windermere (with direct bookings)
    • Ideally located for local public transport links

Great Location, Service and stay

Located in the heart of Bowness on Windermere just a 3-minute walk from Lake Windemere, Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast catering exclusively for adults. Close enough you can walk, far enough away you can sleep.

You will enjoy a relaxing stay and a great night’s sleep in warm, clean, comfortable rooms with sparkling en-suite bathrooms and your choice from our delicious breakfast menu each morning, with everything freshly cooked.

Whether you are looking for adult only accommodation in Bowness on Windermere with convenient parking, a romantic short break for two in the Lake District or seeking a comfortable base to explore the Cumbrian countryside; your comfort is our priority. We are on hand to look after you throughout your stay. From greeting you on arrival, with a friendly hello, to waving goodbye until the next time.


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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

5 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.

Our second floor double en-suite room can be arranged as a twin bed guest room with two single beds. Telephone request only.

One double en-suite room is located on the ground floor.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help make your stay wonderful.

    • 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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    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help make your stay wonderful.


      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


      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.
      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.
      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.


      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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