cottages in bowness

Bowness Cottages

Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

From racing yachts to adventurous sailboats, vessels of all shapes and sizes have been bobbing on the water at Bowness Bay for over 150 years. The former fishing village and now lakeside resort, Bowness, sits halfway down the mile length on the 11.3 mile eastern shore of the Lake District’s largest body of freshwater, lake Windermere. And just like Bowness’ water residing vessels, we have a super range of Bowness luxury cottages, from glass-fronted, contemporary architect-designed statement properties to sumptuously luxurious, interior-led hideaways.

Bowness is famous for its bustling promenade that has changed little for over 150 years. With its attractive jetties, Victorian ice-cream and ticket kiosks and pretty shingle beach, overlooked by the impressive, manicured frontage of the Belsfield Hotel, telling of an era of Victorian pleasure cruisers and lakeside relaxing.

The old town, around St Martin’s Church, is a medley of winding roads without pavements, and 16th and 17th century buildings, jostling for the breathtaking views that Bowness has become so famous for. Here in Bowness, formal planning goes by the wayside, when there is a view at stake!

When staying in Bowness, enjoy Michelin starred dining along with one of the very finest views in the Lake District at the Holbeck Ghyll, located close to Low Wood Bay, north-eastern Windermere, where you can also enjoy a range of watersports at the Marina here. On a shore where space is a premium, the Michelin starred Samling restaurant, set in 67-acres of grounds, is where old meets new. The 18th century country house and estate, today, is home to a kitchen garden where their global seed exchange programme dictates a world-class menu. The contemporary cruise-liner style dining space, looking down onto manicured English gardens is a perfect blend of old and new.

For evening entertainment within Bowness, there’s the Old Laundry Theatre and the Art Deco Royality Cinema, as well as an upmarket offering of bars and restaurants. The oldest pub in Bowness, known as The Hole in t’ Wall’ (the new Hall Inn), so named after a hole was created to serve the local blacksmith beer as he worked, is a gem for a post-walk refreshment.

BOWNESS GOLD CURATED

Along this coveted eastern shore of lake Windermere, you’ll find the most sought-after properties in the Lake District, all vying for the spectacular views. And we have a most delectable portfolio, hand-selected over 40 years, of self-catering accommodation in Bowness and Windermere, so you can enjoy your very own slice of this desirable real estate.

This is a truly unique collection of over 15 luxury cottages in Bowness, where first impressions count and the standards are very high.

We have properties with lakeside access, where you can hear the lapping of the water and tinkling of sail masts. Others have enviable positions, elevated to frame magical views down onto lake Windermere, Belle Island and across the water to the wooded Claife Heights and dramatic Langdale Pikes and beyond.

COMPLIMENTS OF BOWNESS GOLD

Our luxury Bowness cottages with hot tubs have some of the most enviable views in the Lake District. There is also an excellent range of further beauty and spa facilities on hand in Bowness and Windermere. But for a more exclusive experience, choose from our concierge beauty service, provided within your cottage by our partners, My Personal Sanctuary. This is particularly enjoyed by couples as well as great for celebrating special occasions. Their ‘mums to be’ pampering is a delight.

There’s a plethora of exclusive services and tours available in Bowness to make your holiday the very best experience. Why not try a private charter on a Windermere Cruiser, including champagne, buffet, and live music for a full celebratory experience. Head to the skies for a hot air balloon ride, where it is customary to enjoy a glass of sparkles upon landing. Take your pick of a classic car for the day and enjoy the scenic lakeshore road to Ambleside, or the winding roads east of Bowness into the picturesque Lyth Valley.

STEP INSIDE BOWNESS GOLD

The million-dollar views take centre stage in all of our Bowness luxury cottages. Balconies and second floor terraces are de rigour. Bedroom French windows open out onto the views in our tall Bowness townhouses and whole-floor balconies extend bedroom suites outside, to make the most of the views. Period properties, like a lakeshore gentlemen’s residence, are designed to take full advantage of the enviable views, with sun rooms, loft suites and walls of glass. Modern abodes have enormous windows and floating wraparound balconies, perched on the second floor drinking in the spectacular scenery.

Within, unique spaces are designed to enjoy the light and scenery. Vaulted ceilings and quirky layouts bring relaxing and socialising areas up high to where the views are. As with the views, standards are very high in our Bowness Gold collection. Generous spaces are filled with chic furnishings and stylish décor. Handmade kitchens, fitted with the very best appliances, and designer bathroom suites make living easy. You’ll find state-of-the-art entertainment, from smart TVs and remote-controlled heating to wireless music and good old fashioned outdoor dining, with BBQs, garden kitchens and pizza ovens for socialising and relaxing at all times of day.

BOWNESS GOLD PETS

When staying in our pet friendly luxury cottages in Bowness, leave the car behind and enjoy hassle-free days out, lazing over long luncheons and culture trip hopping, using the award-winning Windermere Lake Cruises, where well-behaved owners and their four-legged companions are more than welcome. Make traveling even more fun with a glass of something refreshing as you sit atop a steamer, floating through a mesmerising landscape. Furry ears will be filed with delight at leaving the car behind and taking on a new adventure.

Bowness Gold elevates self-catering to another level and we invite you to join the soiree.

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Skylark at Stonecliffe is the newest of the fabulous Stonecliffe development which launched last year with 3 incredible apartments. These contemporary spaces with high ceilings and original features have been so popular the owner has decided to introduce a new sleep 2 to the Stonecliffe collection.

Available From£395.00
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Lexington House Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Standing proud, in one of the best residential roads in Bowness-On-Windermere, Lexington House is a superb 5 Star Barn Conversion. Less than 500m from the shores of Lake Windermere and in the most desirable area of Bowness, Lexington House offers guests the best of both worlds. Choose between the peace and tranquility of the house and it’s grounds or venture into the vibrant village of Bowness, less than 250m away, with its eclectic mix of shops, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. This property will accept 1 dog, by arrangement.

Available From£995.00
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Richmond Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Located on the south east corner of the Lake District national park, just a ten minute drive from Windermere, five minutes from the market town of Kendal and less than half an hour from the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is the eastern wing of the magnificent Bannel Head House, a stunning Victorian country residence built in 1900.

Available From£575.00
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Skyfall Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A private drive meanders up to the apartment which is set in private grounds and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your family. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax. The owners have ensured Skyfall has been finished to the highest standard with great attention to detail from the inviting lounge with quality furnishings, comfy and relaxing sofas and a tasteful breakfast bar from which to enjoy a morning coffee or tea whilst taking in the relaxing atmosphere. The centre of the popular village of Bowness has a great collection of traditional and modern restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes in addition to some of the best shopping in the Lake District, Skyfall is the ideal choice for everything from a romantic weekend away, a few days to explore Lake Windermere or those wanting to visit some of the Lake District's most popular attractions and if you want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Available From£445.00
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Foxrock Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness centres (5-10 minutes), the owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to an exceptionally high standard. The property is newly completed and has been extended to substantially increase the living space providing light and airy accommodation throughout. Spectacular bi-fold doors open directly onto the private terrace and offers impressive views to the Langdales, one of the Lake District's well know mountain ranges.

Available From£645.00
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The Firs Bowness
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A stay at The Firs will create truly memorable family holidays, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just for spending time together. This magnificent 19th century Lakeland house with high ceilings and character is spread over three floors and sleeps ten with five modern and spacious bedrooms 4 ensuite and 1 family shower room. A stylish well equipped kitchen/dining area, lounge and separate sitting room, The Firs is everything you need, offering accommodation you will want to come back to with friends or family! It also has ample parking for 5 cars. The Firs is set in a great location, just off the centre of the ever popular village of Bowness on Windermere and is within an easy stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere

Available From£1195.00
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Garth Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located at Storrs Park, one of the most desirable residential areas in the country just a mile from the village of Bowness On Windermere, Garth Cottage, has been developed by the owner to create a superb holiday retreat that offers first class accommodation in a superb location.

Available From£975.00
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Pottery Gate Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pottery Gate, is under new ownership and is a beautifully refurbished Victorian terrace offering quality accommodation located just a minutes' walk from the heart of the vibrant village of Bowness-On-Windermere. This welcoming cottage is presented with a contemporary finish and is ideal for friends and family.

Available From£415.00
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Foxdene Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Rural bliss in your own rustic period cottage! A gorgeously green setting in the lushness of the Lyth Valley makes for a thoroughly refreshing break when you stay with us at fabulous Foxdene Cottage! Country inns, peaceful rambles, Lake cruises and all manner of outdoor adventures await you in this excellent escape for four.

Available From£525.00
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High Lake Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Contemporary luxury in this charming South Lakes hot-spot! High Lake is a well-appointed and well-equipped gem of flat in the beating heart of Bowness, yet quietly situated off the main thoroughfares to give you the peace you need to get the very best out of your adventures. The Lakes await in this stylish little nest for four!

Available From£315.00
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Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom. The woodburning stove will keep you cosy on evenings in, but you'll probably be tempted out to one of your enviable locals - The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are two of the Lake District's finest. You'll enjoy leisurely strolls down country lanes, spectacular hikes from your doorstep and still only a 20 minute drive to Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£415.00
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Thorndale Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Thorndale is a stunning detached Victorian House located midway between, and within easy walking distance of the popular villages of Windermere and Bowness that offer a great array of shops, bars and restaurants and which are popular all year round. Thorndale has been lovingly created by the current owners to create a superb property that is ideal for friends and families seeking homely, high quality, contemporary accommodation in a great location.

Available From£695.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tipsy Gin Cottage takes its name from the wonderful, albeit potent, damson gin that was made, to a special family recipe, every autumn by the current owners Mother from the plentiful supply of damsons that grow in the numerous orchards across the valley.Today this luxurious cottage, brimming with charm and character is a popular retreat for couples in beautiful surroundings. With a sumptuous king size bedroom, a cosy and welcoming lounge, smart bathroom and farmhouse kitchen Tipsy Gin Cottage is just the place to relax and unwind.

Available From£365.00
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Lauron’s View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Step inside this recently re-styled residence and catch your breath as you gaze through contemporary walls of glass over Lake Windermere towards the Lakeland Fells. Sip your drinks on the spectacular balcony, take your lazy Sunday lunch to the elegantly furnished garden terrace. However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera and have it to hand at all times as the panoramic views are incredible, making for an awesome shot, particularly when an RAF Typhoon or Hurcules make a fly-past! Lauron's View is an ingeniously designed property, displaying the height of Lakeland luxury throughout with newly updated furnishings and colour palate to bring the styling right up to date.

Available From£725.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

From a its elevated position on the shores of Lake Windermere, Lakeside At Louper Weir is a newly built, luxurious, architect designed detached house offering magnificent accommodation that offers a unique escape on the shores of Lake Windermere. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life – you actually live alongside England's largest and most famous lake and experience the luxury this contemporary residence offers in every way!

Available From£1750.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced to 1395
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Traditional 17th Century Lake District meets 21st century luxury convenience as you step inside Low Cartmell Fold. This quintessential Lakeland farmhouse has been fully refurbished with love and care to create high quality and luxurious accommodation, in the pretty village of Crosthwaite, whilst retaining so many original features from the slate floors, wooden panel walls, oak beams, feature fire place, characterful staircase and the occasional sloping floor! Low Cartmell Fold is a real find and is a great setting for family celebrations, special occasions and simply spending time with family and friends.

Available From£990.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Tucked away treasure in a green and pleasant land! Reassuringly thick oak beams, antique flagged floors, and aged stone walls await you in the peaceful South Lakeland hamlet of Crook. Located in the beautiful pasture lands behind Bowness and perfectly suited to a romantic break for a couple or a getaway for a small group of good friends, Camellia Cottage offers the country idyll laced with Lakelovers luxury!

Available From£425.00
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The Low House Bowness
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Entering the property you will step into the beautiful powder blue kitchen with high vaulted ceiling and exposed original wood beams. There is an American Style fridge/freezer with water and Ice function. An electric AGA with double oven and induction hob and underfloor heating fills the kitchen with warmth. The Kitchen Island and dining table provides and elegant but practical social space when preparing meals or planning the day ahead over morning coffee.

Available From£1250.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Dorothy's Place is the most charming apartment set high above Bowness on Windermere with uninterrupted views of Lake Windermere from its extensive landscaped Gardens. Built in the early 1800's Dorothy's Place is nestled amongst this historic building which exudes rich features and one of the areas most iconic private houses.

Available From£345.00
Special Offer
Juniper Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Heavenly home-from-home in the country! A property of real character in an unmatchable location, Juniper Cottage preserves its wonderful 1920's style whilst cocooning visitors in contemporary comfort. With generous garden grounds, great walks from your door, fabulous fell views, and plenty of rural restfulness, this is a great choice for a family or group of friends to come and experience the best the Lakes has to offer.

Available From£600.00

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cottages in bowness

Bowness Cottages

Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Bowness

From racing yachts to adventurous sailboats, vessels of all shapes and sizes have been bobbing on the water at Bowness Bay for over 150 years. The former fishing village and now lakeside resort, Bowness, sits halfway down the mile length on the 11.3 mile eastern shore of the Lake District’s largest body of freshwater, lake Windermere. And just like Bowness’ water residing vessels, we have a super range of Bowness luxury cottages, from glass-fronted, contemporary architect-designed statement properties to sumptuously luxurious, interior-led hideaways.

Bowness is famous for its bustling promenade that has changed little for over 150 years. With its attractive jetties, Victorian ice-cream and ticket kiosks and pretty shingle beach, overlooked by the impressive, manicured frontage of the Belsfield Hotel, telling of an era of Victorian pleasure cruisers and lakeside relaxing.

The old town, around St Martin’s Church, is a medley of winding roads without pavements, and 16th and 17th century buildings, jostling for the breathtaking views that Bowness has become so famous for. Here in Bowness, formal planning goes by the wayside, when there is a view at stake!

When staying in Bowness, enjoy Michelin starred dining along with one of the very finest views in the Lake District at the Holbeck Ghyll, located close to Low Wood Bay, north-eastern Windermere, where you can also enjoy a range of watersports at the Marina here. On a shore where space is a premium, the Michelin starred Samling restaurant, set in 67-acres of grounds, is where old meets new. The 18th century country house and estate, today, is home to a kitchen garden where their global seed exchange programme dictates a world-class menu. The contemporary cruise-liner style dining space, looking down onto manicured English gardens is a perfect blend of old and new.

For evening entertainment within Bowness, there’s the Old Laundry Theatre and the Art Deco Royality Cinema, as well as an upmarket offering of bars and restaurants. The oldest pub in Bowness, known as The Hole in t’ Wall’ (the new Hall Inn), so named after a hole was created to serve the local blacksmith beer as he worked, is a gem for a post-walk refreshment.

BOWNESS GOLD CURATED

Along this coveted eastern shore of lake Windermere, you’ll find the most sought-after properties in the Lake District, all vying for the spectacular views. And we have a most delectable portfolio, hand-selected over 40 years, of self-catering accommodation in Bowness and Windermere, so you can enjoy your very own slice of this desirable real estate.

This is a truly unique collection of over 15 luxury cottages in Bowness, where first impressions count and the standards are very high.

We have properties with lakeside access, where you can hear the lapping of the water and tinkling of sail masts. Others have enviable positions, elevated to frame magical views down onto lake Windermere, Belle Island and across the water to the wooded Claife Heights and dramatic Langdale Pikes and beyond.

COMPLIMENTS OF BOWNESS GOLD

Our luxury Bowness cottages with hot tubs have some of the most enviable views in the Lake District. There is also an excellent range of further beauty and spa facilities on hand in Bowness and Windermere. But for a more exclusive experience, choose from our concierge beauty service, provided within your cottage by our partners, My Personal Sanctuary. This is particularly enjoyed by couples as well as great for celebrating special occasions. Their ‘mums to be’ pampering is a delight.

There’s a plethora of exclusive services and tours available in Bowness to make your holiday the very best experience. Why not try a private charter on a Windermere Cruiser, including champagne, buffet, and live music for a full celebratory experience. Head to the skies for a hot air balloon ride, where it is customary to enjoy a glass of sparkles upon landing. Take your pick of a classic car for the day and enjoy the scenic lakeshore road to Ambleside, or the winding roads east of Bowness into the picturesque Lyth Valley.

STEP INSIDE BOWNESS GOLD

The million-dollar views take centre stage in all of our Bowness luxury cottages. Balconies and second floor terraces are de rigour. Bedroom French windows open out onto the views in our tall Bowness townhouses and whole-floor balconies extend bedroom suites outside, to make the most of the views. Period properties, like a lakeshore gentlemen’s residence, are designed to take full advantage of the enviable views, with sun rooms, loft suites and walls of glass. Modern abodes have enormous windows and floating wraparound balconies, perched on the second floor drinking in the spectacular scenery.

Within, unique spaces are designed to enjoy the light and scenery. Vaulted ceilings and quirky layouts bring relaxing and socialising areas up high to where the views are. As with the views, standards are very high in our Bowness Gold collection. Generous spaces are filled with chic furnishings and stylish décor. Handmade kitchens, fitted with the very best appliances, and designer bathroom suites make living easy. You’ll find state-of-the-art entertainment, from smart TVs and remote-controlled heating to wireless music and good old fashioned outdoor dining, with BBQs, garden kitchens and pizza ovens for socialising and relaxing at all times of day.

BOWNESS GOLD PETS

When staying in our pet friendly luxury cottages in Bowness, leave the car behind and enjoy hassle-free days out, lazing over long luncheons and culture trip hopping, using the award-winning Windermere Lake Cruises, where well-behaved owners and their four-legged companions are more than welcome. Make traveling even more fun with a glass of something refreshing as you sit atop a steamer, floating through a mesmerising landscape. Furry ears will be filed with delight at leaving the car behind and taking on a new adventure.

Bowness Gold elevates self-catering to another level and we invite you to join the soiree.