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Melbourne Guest House

  • 2-3 Biskey Howe Road
  • Bowness on Windermere
  • Cumbria
  • LA23 2JP
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Guest Accommodation


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Close to Shops
  • Family
  • Historic Romantic
  • Pet Friendly
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Cycle storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Award-winning B&B
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast 

About this Bed and Breakfast

Hosts Julie and Russell warmly welcome guests to Melbourne Cottage Guest House in Bowness on Windermere.  A former bakehouse, the property dates from 1876 and was formerly two cottages.  Choose from 8 stylish ensuite rooms all with free WiFi.  A relaxing newly refurbished guest lounge is available along with a selection of information on the local area.  We are only a 5 minute stroll from Windermere station and a short scenic walk from lake Windermere. 

A hearty full Cumbria breakfast featuring delicious locally sourced ingredients is available and we're a multi award-winning guest house, having been awarded a 5 Star hygiene rating, a Gold Award for Windmere in Bloom 2016 and we've b een awarded a Quality Cumbria Award by Cumbria Tourism.

Guest Rooms

Eight bedrooms are on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms are on the first fllor and 4 bedrooms are on the second floor, accessible via a second flight of stairs.  (level access is available on the ground floor and includes easy access to the ground floor dining room and guest lounge.

We have a choice of room types including double and family en-suite rooms, and standard single rooms with a shower and wc adjacent.  All rooms include a hairdryer, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and coffee making facilities. 

The Melbourne Breakfast

Our hearty full Cumbria breakfasts are a real treat made with fresh locally sourced ingredients where possible.  We've also recently upgraded our buffet service which features fresh fruits, hoghurts, cereals and we serve delicious Farrers Westmorland ground coffee. 

Toast and pastries are also available and a varied breakfast menu includes a Vegetarian Breakfast option, as well lighter cooked options.

Other Facilities

  • Guest lounge - with complimentary tea or coffee available along with homemade English Cream Teas on request (for a small extra charge). 
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the guest house.
  • Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement - - a small extra charge of £10 per dog applies.  Please bring along your own dog bedding and not dogs are not allowed on beds or bed linen.
  • Free on street parking is adjacent (note spaces are limited). 


Special rates are available for 3 night stays or more.  sorry no children under 10 years please.  Usually a minimum 2 night stay applies in middle to high seasons, and at weekends.



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