Find the best place to stay — Bowness-on-Windermere

Where to stay around Bowness-on-Windermere?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,519 holiday lettings near Bowness-on-Windermere. From 761 cottages to 615 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Bowness-on-Windermere area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bowness-on-Windermere?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bowness-on-Windermere. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fallbarrow Park: 2,436 holiday lettings
  • World of Beatrix Potter: 2,437 holiday lettings
  • Old Laundry Theatre: 2,437 holiday lettings
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre: 2,451 holiday lettings
  • Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing: 2,119 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bowness-on-Windermere listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 761 cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere. Our other popular types of Bowness-on-Windermere holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 615 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 78 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 31 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bowness-on-Windermere?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 96 holiday homes with pool available in Bowness-on-Windermere. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Holiday Rental Lodge in Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria Your Home Away From Home

    Located near to the heart of the Lake District are the “twin towns” of Bowness and Windermere. The town of Windermere is set back a little from Lake Windermere and offers a peaceful time with plenty of stunning scenery. Bowness is located on the shoreline of the lake and there are a range of activities available which involve the great outdoors. A Bowness & Windermere holiday rental lodge is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country, as well as indulging in some rough-and-ready activities.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria

    For those who love outdoor pursuits, a Bowness & Windermere holiday is the perfect option. Both of the towns have a variety of activities available including sailing, fishing, swimming, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golf, tennis and horse riding. Nature lovers will particularly love a holiday in this part of the world as there are plenty of opportunities to spot lots of different wildlife. Keen photographers and artists will enjoy taking in the breathtaking scenery which captures the imagination perfectly.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria

    If you can tear yourself away from your tranquil Bowness & Windermere holiday rental lodge, then it is worth taking a 10 minute journey north-west to the town of Ambleside. Visitors should be sure to take a look at the Armitt Library in the town which has a vast collection of information on wildlife as well as extensive details about notable people such as William Wordsworth and John Ruskin. The Armitt Library also has over 450 watercolours painted by the renowned Beatrix Potter.

    Just outside of the town is a well preserved example of a Roman fort, Galava. Dating back to the 2nd century, visitors will be able to clearly see the remains of a bathhouse, granaries and the fort’s defences. Further artefacts that were excavated from the fort can be found at the nearby Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.

    Weather in Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria

    Visitors on a Bowness & Windermere holiday will be able to experience warm summers and cool winters thanks to the Maritime climate there. The warmest months of the year are generally July and August with average daytime temperatures of 18°C. During the winter months of December and January the daytime temperature is around 4°C. The Lake District area is renowned for being wetter than other parts of Britain. Visitors can expect around 30-60 inches of rain during the colder months of the year with summer generally being the driest time to go.

    Cheap Flights to Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria

    Travellers on a Bowness & Windermere holiday can either land at Manchester Airport (MAN) or Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA), both of which are under 2 hours journey from the area. Operators offering cheap flights to the area include Flybe, BMI and Eastern Airways. Passengers can leave from a range of UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Belfast (BFS).

    Hiking around Bowness-on-Windermere holiday lettings

    Bowness-on-Windermere holiday homes make a fine base for travellers who are looking to pull on the walking boots and hit the miles of trails that weave and wiggle into the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District National Park. The ferry to Far Sawrey will get you across the water to a land of green sheep pastures and rising hills, while a local bus to Ambleside is your ticket to hikes up Great Rigg, and even the soaring tops of Scafel Pike – the highest mountain in England. Meanwhile, closer to Bowness itself are plenty of pleasant lakeside treks, all opening onto pretty picnic spots and lookouts by the water's edge.

    Exploring the natural features in Bowness-on-Windermere

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bowness-on-Windermere is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Go Ape Grizedale (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
    • Lyth Valley (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Tarn Hows (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
    • Wansfell Pike (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
    • Skelwith Force (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
    • Fell Foot Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)