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Holmlea Guest House

  • Kendal Road
  • Bowness on Windermere
  • Cumbria
  • LA23 3EW


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Minutes from the lake shore
  • Ideal for walkers & cyclists
  • Spa facilities nearby
  • Vegetarian breakfasts
  • Romantic breaks 
  • Exclusively for adults

About this Bed and Breakfast

Situated in the lakeshore village of Bowness, Holmlea Guest House provides 3 star accommodation in the heart of the Lake District National Park. We provide a warm and friendly home from home atmosphere with seven contemporary and high quality rooms to choose from.

Holmlea is the ideal destination for romantic getaways, sightseeing, walking or cycling holidays with stunning scenery surrounding. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi access, private parking and passes for the MacDonald Old England Spa which is a few minutes’ walk from our front door.  

Sorry – we are unable to accommodate pets or children. We are exclusively for over 18’s.  

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Our six guest rooms are individually designed and comprise four double bedrooms, one single room and a twin bedroom. Double and twin rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower facilities and complimentary toiletries. The single room has a private bathroom.

All rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV with Freeview channels, a hair dryer and a well stocked hospitality tray with biscuits and bottled water.

Bed linen and towels are provided for your arrival.


Breakfasts are served each morning between 8 45am and 9 30am in our dining room. All of our breakfast ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible.

Choices include cereal, toasts, jams, hot beverages, fruit juices and other continental style options. A Full English breakfast and a range of lighter cooked options including scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon baps or omelettes.

We also provide vegetarian Full English breakfasts which must be pre-ordered. Special diets can be catered for with prior notification.  

Other Facilities

Guests staying for two nights or longer can enjoy free use of our spa membership at MacDonald Old England which is set on the waterfront of Lake Windermere and is only a three minute walk from the front door.

Macdonald spa facilities include a 20 metre indoor heated pool, a technogym, sauna and aroma steam room. Spa packages can be pre-booked.

For special occasions we can provide flower bouquets and handmade local chocolates on your arrival.

Around and About

We are situated in one of the most popular and picturesque Lake District villages, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere the village offers a wealth of attractions and activities to enjoy including Windermere Lake Cruises, an 18 hole pitch and putt area, tennis courts or simply picnicking on the Glebe, overlooking the lake.

There are a number of high quality eateries and specialist shops around the village and regular seasonal transport links towards Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick in one direction and Kendal in the other.


Check in is from 4pm until 8pm and guests must vacate rooms on the day of departure by 10am.

Minimum stay of 2 nights on normal weekends and throughout the summer. A minimum of 3 nights is applicable for Bank Holiday bookings.


By Car

Take Junction 36 from the M6 motorway and follow signs for Windermere on the A590 then A591, at Windermere turn left by the Windermere Hotel (which is on right hand side). Follow signs for Bowness on Windermere, go through Windermere village one way system and keep on this road (A5074) until Bowness village is reached (approx 1.5 miles). At the bottom of the hill is a mini-roundabout. Carry straight on. Take the first left into Kendal Road. Holmlea Guest House is about 200 metres on the right. Free parking is available.

By Train

Arriving by train, there are services from London, Manchester, Glasgow and other major cities. Trains stop at Oxenholme. At Oxenholme change trains for Windermere where the line ends.  


Winter Break - 3 nights for the price of 2

Enjoy a Winter Break for 2 adults sharing a double or twin ensuite room when staying midweek 5th Dec 2016 – 23rd Feb 2017 (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Offer expires 23rd Feb 2017

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Contact direct to redeem offer

Spring Break - 4 nights for the price of 3

Enjoy a midweek Spring break for 2 adults sharing a double or twin room when staying midweek from 6th March to 31st May 2017. Only when booking direct by phone. Excludes Bank Holiday weekends.

Offer expires 31st May 2017

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Contact direct to redeem offer



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