Oakfold House is a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast centrally situated in Bowness on Windermere just a short stroll from the lake, restaurants, inns and shops. Built from Lakeland stone and dating from 1899, the building retains many original features. We’re an Enjoy England 4 Star Gold Award-winner offering attentive service, warm hospitality and a friendly 'home from home' atmosphere.
The B&B is in a peaceful location perfect for exploring the National Park and only minutes from picturesque walks with spectacular fell views such as Biskey Howe and Orrest Head. Walking guides and books are available in reception and various local tour operators will collect you direct from our door. Please do just ask if you would like us to book tee times at nearby Windermere Golf Club.
The stunning reception area has a Victorian stained glass door and archway, and a grand staircase leading up to eight individually designed luxury bedrooms. Choose from our selection of Superior and Standard double and twin rooms, plus Large and Standard single rooms. Children over 5 years are welcome. Each room includes:-
Breakfast is included in the price, served in our bright and comfortable dining room with an open fire lit during the winter months. An extensive breakfast menu choice includes fresh fruit and cereal, an AGA-cooked full English, continental and vegetarian options.
Special diets are happily catered for and where possible we always use locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast is served from 8.15am to 9.15am Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30am to 9.30am.
A three night minimum stay applies over bank holiday weekends. Check-in is usually from 12 noon and we request check-out by 10am on departure day.
Our central location in the heart of the Bowness puts you within easy reach of some of the Lake District's most popular walks and attractions including:-
From the South:
Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and take the A590 towards Windermere (14 miles). Leave the A590 at the roundabout and continue along the A591 to Windermere. Turn left into Windermere village and follow the one way system towards Bowness. Pass the Police Station and in 300 metres turn left immediately at Beresfords Restaurant. Take the first left again onto South Craig and take the first right into our car park.
From Scotland and the North East:
From the M6 Junction 40 take the A66 towards Keswick. Take either the A592 via Ullswater and Kirkstone Pass to Windermere or continue along the A66 to Threlkeld, turn left through St John's in the Vale to Windermere on the A591 via Grasmere and Ambleside. At the junction of the A591 and A592 head east towards Windermere and at Windermere Train Station/Tourist Information centre turn right into Windermere Village and follow the one way system. Pass the police station and after 300 metres turn left immediately at Beresfords Restaurant onto Beresford Road. Take the first left onto South Craig and the first right into our car park at rear of the house.