Holmlea Guest House

Bed & Breakfast
Bowness on Windermere, English Lake District
+44 (0) 15394 42597

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About Holmlea

Bed and breakfast Guest House accommodation Lake Windermere exclusively for adults.

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    Quality B and B FREE Parking and FREE Wifi

    Providing excellent service, delicious breakfasts, attention to detail and highly recommended reviews.

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    Free Leisure Facilities At nearby Hotel

    Take a relaxing swim in the 20 metre heated indoor pool as you admire the views over Lake Windermere.

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    Delicious Breakfast Sets you up for the day

    Start your day at our Bowness b and b with a delicious Holmlea Grill. We use the finest locally sourced produce.

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    Perfect Location Close to Lake Windermere

    Holmlea b & b is moments from Lake Windermere. Try a Lake cruise and go for wonderful romantic scenic walks.

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    Spring Offer Break in the Lake District

    Use Promo Code SPRING2015 to get 10% off 4 Nights or more when staying April to June 2015. BOOK

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    Places to Visit Come rain or shine

    Here are some local visitor attractions for you to visit during your stay at Holmlea. More Information

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    Resident Hosts John and Gill

    Our aim is for you to enjoy your relaxing stay and take home great memories of the Lake District.

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    Special Occasions An extra thoughtful gift

    For Lake District special occasions, why not order a treat of Flowers, Chocolates or a Lake cruise ticket.

The Accommodation

Holmlea Guest House is a high quality bed and breakfast accommodation located close to Lake Windermere and caters exclusively for adults.

At Holmlea our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk.

Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District.

The Location

Holmlea bed and breakfast is in a prime, quiet, location of Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District.

Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House.

Free Leisure Facilities

Flatscreen FreeView tv

Free WiFi Connection

Complementary Breakfast



The Lake District is beautiful whatever the weather

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Guest Reviews

  • “Lovely place, friendly, clean and welcoming”.

    by Pat & Darren
  • “Great service, lovely accommodation, very pleased with everything. Highly recommended”.

    by David & Vicky
  • “Lost count of how many stays now – still excellent”.

    by Ann & Ken
  • “Wonderful honeymoon! Thank you so much. Brilliant as always”.

    by Gareth & Kirsty


All rooms are decorated in welcoming calm colours for a relaxed and comfortable stay.

  • Single Room

  • Single Room Hand Wash Basin

  • First Floor Shared Bathroom


Single Rooms

    • Shared First Floor Bathroom with Shower.
    • Flat screen TV with Freeview.
    • Free Wi-Fi Access.
    • Hospitality Tray and Kettle.
    • Selection Of White Towels.
    • Crisp White Bed Linen.
    • Complimentary Toiletries.
    • Individually Controlled Thermostatic Radiators.
    • Room Folder with local area information.
    • Hairdryer.

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  • Room TypeMidweek
    Minimum 2 Nights Stay

    Bank Holiday
    Minimum 3 Nights Stay

  • Double£80£90£95
  • Twin£80£90£95
  • Single£46£52£55

Prices shown at our Lake Windermere B&B are per room per night


Make your own great adventures with these Lake District attractions

More Activities and Attractions

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 Cycle Hire Centre.
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 our doorstep.
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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