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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).

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                                                                                              Top location, superlative spec.

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This holiday house is a beautiful, thoughtful and well appointed conversion with every careful attention to detail. On arrival, your holiday starts as you walk through the door - and it is surprisingly spacious. It is clean, functional and well equipped. The balcony is a delight and catches the evening sunshine (when present); the views from the open plan main room are stunning. We would love to holiday there again.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Fantastic property, right place, well equipped and confortable

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Located in the center of Bowness, just 2 minutes walk from the lake. Although the home is listed as accomodating four persons and we had originally booked for four, Deborah went out of her way and managed to accomodate all our family, made up of seven when the rest decided they want to join us. Central heated, microwave, cooker, washing machine, satellite tv and WiFi were present. Directions by Deborah were accurate. Thanks to Deborah we keep in touch daily via email with hints and problem solving for us when we needed. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to meet face to face. Highly recommended especially a family of four having kids. Just a minute away from restaurants and supermarkets and 5 min drive from nearest pharmacy. A major attraction nearby is the "The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction" which is a must for families with kids.Kayaking rental or mountain bikes rental is available nearby and also lake tours. Parking nearby was not that easy but always managed to find a parking space within 100ft.(had a 9 seater van)
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Great property, very accomodating

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                                                                                              The house was lovely and fitted 8 people really well. There are a lot of rooms and a lot of seating. The actual living room has a few sofas and table/chairs, as well as a TV with in-built DVD player. There is a hairdryer, washing machine, some toiletries and very basic food items such as tea/coffee. There's enough pots/pans etc given and we were able to cook up some full englishes on the mornings. The bedrooms are a nice size with sufficient space to unpack. The front house door locks automatically behind you which is a nice safety feature, and there are extra keys for each bedroom if anybody is booking wanting privacy or with a group they don't know very well. The location was a short walk from a number of pubs/cafes and a short drive from the zoo/aquarium. Only downsides are there is only one shower/bath for 8 people and there is no garden/outdoor area.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016