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Bowness-on-Windermere cottages

Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)
Helm Mint (SZ242)

Helm Mint

Windermere, Cumbria

2
1
1

Enjoying the best of both worlds, find peace and tranquillity in this rural location, with the shops, cafes and restaurants of Bowness within a mile.

The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)
The Bothy - Lake District (LCC57)

The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Lake District

2
1
1
pets 2

Tucked between the valleys of Troutbeck and Kentmere, this quaint and modern property is a walker’s paradise.

The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)
The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall (75125)

The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall

Windermere, Lake District

4
2
2
pets 1

The Pavilion, Applethwaite Hall is one of a small number of beautiful apartments in this superbly restored Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Originally built for the Roberts family by the renowned architect Thomas Muirhead, who designed the pavilions at The Oval and Old Trafford, Applethwaite Hall was completed in 1901 and enjoys views over Orrest Head and The Langdales. The Hall sits in its own private gardens bordered by woods and fields where deer and badgers are regularly seen. 

Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)
Yew Trees - Windermere (SZ579)

Yew Trees - Windermere

Windermere, Cumbria

4
2
2
pets 2

Perfectly placed for making the most of both Windermere Village and the lake itself, this single-storey property is a welcome retreat to return to after busy days spent exploring on foot, bicycle, or boat.

The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)
The Lodge - Matson Ground (SZ493)

The Lodge - Matson Ground

Windermere, Cumbria

4
2
1
pets 1

Set in a serene Lake District setting, this charming dog-friendly cottage has an enviable countryside location just a mile from Bowness Pier on lake Windermere.

Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)
Windermere View (86696)

Windermere View

Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

4
2
1

Enjoy a break to this peaceful cottage just a short walk from local amenities and 500 metres away from the glistening shores of Lake Windermere. Relax on the private balcony and soak up scenic views.

The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow
The Crow

The Crow's Nest - Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District

4
2
2
pets 1

Make the most of Windermere with this dog-friendly home from home within easy walking distance of this popular area’s amenities and attractions.

Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)
Lower Thornbarrow (78288)

Lower Thornbarrow

Windermere, Lake District

4
2
1
pets 2
Ideal location set on a quiet street only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of the Lakes with both Windermere and Bowness within walking distance.
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)
Helm Eden (SZ239)

Helm Eden

Windermere, Cumbria

4
2
1

This cosy property is ideal for couples and small groups keen to experience beautiful lake Windermere with its chocolate-box villages, walking routes and water sports opportunities.

Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)
Lazy Bay Cottage (SZ306)

Lazy Bay Cottage

Windermere, Lake District

4
2
1

A traditional cottage, with a stone facade and immaculate, contemporary interior, perfect for the colourful outlets and restaurants of Windermere, as well as the magnificent lake.

Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)
Fold Head House (SZ197)

Fold Head House

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District

4
2
1
pets 2

Pairing traditional design elements with a contemporary style, this Grade II listed property has been lovingly modernised to provide the perfect base for a stay in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)
Helm Kent (SZ240)

Helm Kent

Windermere, Cumbria

4
2
1

Set on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere within easy reach of the iconic lake, this compact yet cosy property is an ideal base for families and small groups.


A guide to holidays in Bowness-on-Windermere


Found on the eastern edge of Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular towns in the Lake District. Its prime lakeside location means that there is plenty to see and do in the area, on the doorstep of our holiday cottages. Although the history of the town dates back to the early 15th century, however, its beauty wasn’t truly discovered until the 19th century, when it fast became a hit with holidaymakers. Today, several Victorian buildings overlook the town and give the town its classic Lakeland appeal.

If you’re planning on visiting to see the beauty of Lake Windermere for yourself, Bowness-on-Windermere certainly doesn’t disappoint. The steam-powered Windermere Lake Cruises run on a regular basis, where you can enjoy a leisurely tour of the entire lake from the water, or use it to travel to other lakeside resorts such as Ambleside. You can also explore the entirety of the lake on foot with the Windermere Way, a 45-mile-long footpath which passes through Bowness, giving you the chance to enjoy stunning views of the lake from all angles. To brush up on your knowledge some more take a look at our guide to the largest lakes in the Lake District.

One of Bowness-on-Windermere’s top attractions has to be the World of Beatrix Potter, featuring life-sized models of many of the much-loved characters from the writer’s books, including Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Jemima Puddleduck. The local area has many ties to Beatrix Potter and you can also learn all about her life in the Lake District at this attraction.

The town centre has much to offer in the way of shopping, with a winning mixture of high street, independent and boutique shops. With so many shops packed into the streets of the town centre, a shopping trip is a must. During your trip, you will find plenty of fantastic places to stop off for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, ranging from tea rooms to cosy pubs and bistros, ideal for those looking to dine out while on their self-catering break.

Two miles away you will find the neighbouring village of Windermere, where the headquarters of popular kitchenware brand Lakeland is based and you can enjoy a variety of lakeside activities. Ambleside is located around five miles away and Grasmere, where popular poet William Wordsworth spent much of his life, lies ten miles away, meaning there are plenty of fantastic places to visit and explore within a short distance of Bowness-on-Windermere. A ferry can also be taken across the lake, saving a drive of around fifteen miles, to Near and Far Sawrey, also having many connections to Beatrix Potter.

If you’ve been inspired to base your Lake District holiday in the lively town of Bowness-on-Windermere, take a look at our collection of Bowness-on-Windermere holiday cottages and self-catering rentals. We have a variety of accommodation to rent, from luxury lodges to apartments with lake views – discover the full collection above.

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