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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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £445 to £401
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Stonecliffe is a large, traditionally built residence which sits in a prominent position within the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Dedicated parking is provided for one car, but once here you will find excellent restaurants, bars and visitor attractions within easy walking distance.

Available From£370
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Smithy Cottage would be perfectly placed on any chocolate box, a quintessential 17th Century Lakeland cottage oozing character and charm, blending effortlessly with 21st century life, set in a picture postcard gorgeous setting within this green and luscious location, only a short drive from ever popular Bowness-on-Windermere - bliss.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £446
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere. Rich in character with old oak beams and deep silled windows, woodburning stove and pretty latch doors, the spacious accommodation provides ample breathing space for a family or even 3 couples. You'll find 3 stunning king-size bedroom suites, elegant dining space and plenty of corners for retreating with a good book - including garden, patio and pretty sun terrace.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Abbotsgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary, boutique-style Lakeland cottage stands strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Abbotsgarth's gently elevated position provides breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £446
The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove. A fabulous vaulted dining kitchen (with a few eclectic design features) creates an exceptional space for special meals. Located at the path of the Dalesway, many walks can be started from your doorstep, and several highly acclaimed gastropubs are found close by. This is a fabulous family bolt hole, or alternatively a worthwhile indulgence for a couple to enjoy alone.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Scar View Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Commanding the most outstanding views as far as the eye can see over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Scar View occupies a truly idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss. This superb bolt hole has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, oak floorings, a chic bedroom and substantial bathroom and not forgetting the large garden, perfect for lazy summer days. 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£335
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Elevated above the popular Lakeland town of Bowness-on-Windermere, this elegant and contemporary cottage offers tremendous views to the fells. With so much to do and see all around you, Abbotsgarth Heights is a peaceful and stylish base for your ideal holiday with Lakelovers.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Rockwood Bowness
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow - what a find... this outstanding detached country residence simple has it all - Contemporary Lakeland and a special place to spend precious time together occupying an idyllic secluded setting circumscribed by glorious countryside and a host of welcoming country pubs.

Available From£1150
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A tranquil setting amongst green rolling countryside and stylish yet homely accommodation for your party of 8 people await you at Birchmill Cottage. Stone-flagged floors, exposed beams, and gloriously soothing views from every window make this a really special place to discover and get away from it all!

Available From£545
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
Bowfell Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Wow! Fall in love with this peaceful yet central Lakeland Cottage, fully refurbished to the height of modern luxury yet oozing traditional character. Bowfell Cottage is a gem of a Lake District holiday cottage with rare ample parking and only a two minute stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. Up to 6 people will find comfort, relaxation and sophisticated charm in this perfect base for family or friends.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Tall Trees Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting within woodland glade surrounded by 'tall trees' only a short walk from the shores of Lake Windermere alongside Storrs Park, known locally as 'Millionaires' Mile'.

Available From£850
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 3 pets allowed

From the moment you walk into this outstanding detached property you will be impressed by the quality, the open plan living but most of all the stunning views from every room.

Available From£1095

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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.