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Oakbank House Bed & Breakfast

  • Helm Road
  • Bowness on Windermere
  • Cumbria
  • LA23 3BU


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Countryside Views
  • Freeview
  • Historic Romantic
  • Lake Views
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 11 en-suite bedrooms
  • Views of Lake Windermere
  • AA Award breakfasts
  • Free access to gym, pool, sauna
  • Ample off road parking
  • Luxury Victorian guest house
  • Central Bowness location
  • Packed lunches on request
  • Superior rooms

About this Bed and Breakfast

A five star rated guest house offering bed and breakfast in Bowness on Windermere, Oakbank House guarantees your stay will be one to remember. We’re centrally located and many of our rooms, including our dining room, overlook Lake Windermere and the fells. The guest house dates back over 160 years and it was a former “gentleman’s residence”, to this day it still retains many of its original features. We welcome couples on a romantic retreat and walkers looking to explore the Lake District.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Each of the 11 en-suite bedrooms at Oakbank House has been individually designed and decorated, providing our guests with the maximum amount of comfort. Rooms also have a flatscreen Freeview TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.

We have a number of superior rooms available and these have fantastic views of Lake Windermere.

Bed linen, towels and designer toiletries are provided.


Breakfast is served in the dining room and breakfasts include locally sourced ingredients where possible.

Other Facilities

Free Wi-Fi access and off street parking.

Guests also have access to free leisure facilities situated a 3 minute walk away including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, ice room, gymnasium and spa. Guests can relax in our lounge with a good book, a drink, and lake views.

Around and About

Our guest house is just a short stroll from the many restaurants, shops and bars in Bowness.  During the day you can visit the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and The Old Laundry Theatre.  Why not go out on the lake itself on one of the various types of boats available for hire or enjoy a Windermere Lake Cruise to popular tourist centres around the lake including Ambleside. 

Other popular attractions in the area include the Steamboat Museum.  Bowness in the heart of the Lakes is a great sport for exploring the National Park.  Pick up the Windermere Ferry just south of the town and take a trip across Lake Windermere to Beatrix Potter Country


From M6 junction 36, follow A590 which becomes the A591 to Windermere, (16 miles) then turn into Windermere village and follow main road through village, carry on straight down into Bowness on Windermere.

When you reach Bowness you will see a cinema and public car park on your right, carry on and when you see the Lakeland shop on your left turn into Helm Road and Oakbank House is situated 50 metres up on the left hand side.

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