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Holmlea Guest House, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
Tel: 015394 42597
Bed & Breakfast
Bowness on Windermere

We love the Lakes, you will too

About Holmlea

Holmlea Guest House Bed and Breakfast in Bowness on Windermere exclusively for adults. Our superb location is a 3 minutes stroll to Windermere Lake, Restaurants and Shopping.

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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.

  • Lakes Winter Break FREE NIGHT – 3 Nights Pay for 2

    Escape to the beautiful Lake District with our Winter bed & breakfast offer. Many of the local attractions are open all year round.

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    Quality B and B FREE Parking and FREE Wifi

    We are proud to provide excellent hospitality, delicious breakfasts, attention to detail and highly recommended guest reviews on TripAdvisor..

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    Perfect Location Close to Lake Windermere

    Discover for yourself how close and convenient Holmlea is to Lake Windermere. We are just behind the Lake fronted Belsfield Hotel.

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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

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    Special Occasions An extra thoughtful gift

    For those special occasions in the Lake District, treat them with a unique gift. We can order for you Flowers, Chocolates or a Lake Cruise ticket.

Reasons Why Guests Choose Our Bed And Breakfast In Bowness

Holmlea Guest House gives you high quality bed and breakfast just 3 minutes walk from the shores of Lake Windermere and the pubs, shops and restaurants in the middle of Bowness village.

Whether you are looking for accommodation in Bowness on Windermere with convenient parking, a romantic break for two in the Lake District or you are seeking a comfortable base to explore the beautiful Cumbrian countryside; your comfort is our priority. With our unique warmth of character, we promise you a genuine warm welcome.

Our visitors leave Holmlea Guest House relaxed and refreshed! Many guests have recognised us for excellent levels of service and attention to detail. Reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere tell us we have more than met their expectations for a stay at our Lake District guest house.

You can be sure of a peaceful stay in our top quality bed and breakfast close to all the attractions available on Windermere Lake. So call us today and book direct at one of the most popular guest houses in Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria.

Features of Holmlea Guest House That Make Everyone Love It

    • Exclusively for adults
    • Best rates when booking direct with us
    • Stylish en-suite rooms, with ground floor double available
    • Complimentary full English breakfast
    • Superb quiet location just 3 minutes walk from Lake Windermere
    • Free parking for guests, from 12.00 noon on day of arrival
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Flexible check-in from 4.00pm till 8.00pm
    • Packed lunches available. Free flask filling service
    • 10% off a half Lake Cruise on Windermere (with direct bookings)
    • Excellent genuine guest reviews
    • Recognised as one the best places to stay in Bowness
    • Luxury Sealy beds with posturepedic mattresses
    • Blackout curtains to guarantee a great nights sleep

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Free WiFi Connection

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Complementary Breakfast

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Flatscreen FreeView tv

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Guest Reviews

  • “If only this lovely guest house could control the weather. 11/10”

    by Lee & Karen
  • “Thank you for making our 1st trip to the Lake District enjoyable. Lovely place xx”

    by Laura & James
  • “lovely place, so sunny & accommodating. Would love to come back soon x”

    by Denise
  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay – room lovely and fab breakfast”

    by Val & Norman
  • “Lovely stay, breakfast beautuful, cleanest B & B.”

    by Colin & Jeanette
  • “Fabulous stay. Lovely, friendly and cleanest B & B ever”.

    by Craig & Frances
  • “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 guest rooms are decorated and finished to a high standard throughout our quality accommodation in Bowness on Windermere. With luxury Sealy posturepedic mattresses and blackout curtains you are guaranteed a great nights sleep.

  • En Suite Double Room with Shower

  • Double En-Suite Room with Shower

  • Double En-Suite Room with Shower


4 Double En-Suite Rooms

    • *Prices from £71 PRPN inclusive of Breakfast.
    • En suite double rooms exclusively for adults.
    • Ensuite bathroom with shower.
    • Flat screen TV.
    • Free Wi-Fi access.
    • Hospitality tray and kettle.
    • Selection Of white towels.
    • Crisp white bed linen.
    • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
    • Room folder with local area information.
    • Room fan.
    • Hairdryer.
    • Use of iron and board (upon request).
    • Ground floor room available.
Ready to check room availability with safe and secure direct booking?

  • King Size Double Ensuite Room with Shower

  • En-Suite Bathroom with Shower

  • Twin Ensuite Room with Shower


1 Double or Twin En-Suite Room

    • *Prices from £71 PRPN inclusive of Breakfast. Exclusively for Adults.
    • Super-king sized bed or two single beds if booked as a twin.
    • Ensuite bathroom with shower.
    • Flat screen TV.
    • Free Wi-Fi access.
    • Hospitality tray and kettle.
    • Selection Of white towels.
    • Crisp white bed linen.
    • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
    • Room Folder with local area information.
    • Room Fan.
    • Hairdryer.
    • Use of iron and board (upon request).
Ready to check room availability with safe and secure direct booking?

  • 1 Single Room with Hand Wash Basin

  • Single Room Hand Wash Basin

  • Private Bathroom for Single Room


1 Single Room with Private Bathroom

    • *Prices from £39 PRPN inclusive of Breakfast.
    • Single room accommodation exclusively for Adults.
    • Private first floor bathroom with shower just a few steps away.
    • Bath robe provided.
    • Flat screen TV.
    • Free Wi-Fi access.
    • Hospitality tray and kettle.
    • Selection Of white towels.
    • Crisp white bed linen.
    • Complimentary shower gel and soap.
    • Room folder with local area information.
    • Hairdryer.
    • Use of iron and board (upon request).
Ready to check room availability with safe and secure direct booking?


Make your own great adventures with these Lake District attractions close to our guest house in Bowness. We can assist with booking your adventure during your stay.

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 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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Contact Us

We have welcomed many guests from all over the world at our b and b near Windermere. We look forward to welcoming you too. There are 3 easy ways to check room availablity: Click to Book Direct, Complete the contact form or Call us on +44 (0) 15394 42597.

Our Location

Our Bowness on Windermere B&B is in the perfect location close to Lake Windermere for cruises to Ambleside and Lakeside; traditional pubs, specialist shops and restaurants. Holmlea Guest House, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, UK.

Click Here for descriptive directions to our Guest House in Bowness on Windermere.

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