Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have any questions about staying at Holmlea Guest house in Bowness on Windermere?
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What is the location of Holmlea Guest House?
We are located on Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere. For Satellite Navigation users our postcode is LA23 3EW.

Do you take children?
Holmlea is exclusively for persons over the age of 18.

Do you take dogs?
Strictly no pets allowed with the exception of assistance dogs (subject to room availability).

What time is check-in on day of arrival?
From 4.00pm . Last check in at 8.00pm. Guests are welcome to park from 12.00 noon onwards.

Do you accept late arrivals?
Our last check in is 8.00pm.

What time can I leave my luggage on arrival?
Guests are welcome to leave luggage from 12.00 noon onwards.

Do you have parking?
Yes, at the front and side of the house. We have parking available for one car per room. Guests are welcome to park from 12.00 noon onwards on day of arrival.

Do you provide towels?
Yes, for each new guest we provide a set of towels.

Do you change towels each day?
As a minimum we will change your towels on every third day of your stay.

Can I request new towels changed each day?
Additional towels can be provided at a cost of 3 pounds per towel per day to cover cost of additional laundry. Please request at the time of booking.

What time is check-out on day of departure?
Guests are requested to vacate the rooms and the car park by 10.00am on day of departure to enable us to prepare for new arrivals.

Can I leave luggage on day of departure?
Yes if we are given 24hrs notice and subject to staff availability.

How close is Holmlea Guest House bed and breakfast to Windermere Lake?
Within an easy five minute leisurely stroll.

Is Holmlea b+b close to pubs, restaurants and shops?
Yes, a great choice of pubs, restaurants, and shops are within a five minute leisurely stroll.

Do you have free WiFi?
Yes, free wireless WiFi is available in all rooms. Login is by social media ie Facebook or Twitter login or you may create your own password to login by completing the on screen instructions.

Do you offer a Laundry Service at Holmlea?
Laundry facilities are not available on the premises but there is a laundrette at approximate 1.5 miles in Windermere. The Laundrette, Main Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1DX. Tel: 015394 42326.

How do I make a booking?
Bookings can be made by telephoning us direct on 015394 42597 or using the secure online booking button below. Reservations are taken on the understanding that guests accept our Booking Terms and Conditions.

Do you accept credit or debit cards?
Yes we accept the following cards when booking and there is no charge. Visa credit, Visa debit and Mastercard.
We do not accept American Express.

Is your bed and breakfast near Windermere Railway Station?
Holmlea Guest House is approx 1.5 miles from Windermere Railway Station. Taxis and buses run frequently from the station.

Where is the nearest Bus Stop from Holmlea b and b?
The nearest bus stop is about 200 metres away outside St. Martins Church with regular bus services to Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere villages.

Are there walks from Holmlea b and b?
Yes, there are some lovely walks that start from our doorstep. We can provide maps and information.

Do you take one night bookings at the weekends?
A minimum stay of 2 nights is applicable on normal weekends and throughout the summer season (June – August). A minimum stay of 3 nights is applicable on Bank Holiday weekends.

Do you cater for stag and hen parties?
We do not cater for single-sex stag and hen parties.

Do you have a guest lounge?
As we are only a small property, we are unable to offer a guest lounge.

Do you provide SKY television?
No, flatscreen LCD televisions in all guest bedrooms receive limited FREEVIEW digital channels only at this present time.

Do you have kitchen facilities?
No, the kitchen is for staff use only and we are not able to cook or reheat guests’ own food.

Do you allow hot takeaway food?
No, we do not allow hot takeaway food in all areas of the Guest House.

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