Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is the largest tourist hub in the Lake District, known for its links to Beatrix Potter and surrounding fells which guidebook author Alfred Wainwright quite literally put on the map.

Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy country walks, water sports and soaking up the scenery. The town itself is brimming with shops, museums and eateries – and many welcome dogs.

Whether it’s a romantic retreat, big family holiday or a getaway with friends, step inside one of our handpicked cottages and find a home away from home (with a little extra luxury, you are on holiday after all).

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The Best Things to Do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Expect to see Beatrix Potter’s footprints everywhere in Bowness and the surrounding area. When she died in 1943, she left 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust, including Hill Top Farm which inspired many of her books. A visit to the World of Beatrix Potter is something all generations will enjoy. See the beloved author’s 23 tales come to life in the museum and gardens before enjoying a cream tea at the cafe.

Outdoorsy types have a wide range of water sports on offer on Windermere Lake, including canoeing, kayaking and sailing trips from Bowness Pier. And from gentle rambles to uphill clambers, there are walking routes to suit all abilities in the area, each promising epic views of the Lake District.

Beyond Bowness, Windermere and Kendal are reachable on foot and Keswick is 45 minutes away by car.

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Luxury Cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere

Our cottages are lovingly handpicked for their fabulous location and stylish interiors. Whether you stay in Bowness-on-Windermere or elsewhere in the Lake District, your luxury bolthole is never far away from a scenic walk.

Inside, find well equipped kitchens for all of your self-catering needs, modern bathrooms, inviting lounges and sumptuous beds.

Visiting the Lake District with children? Friends? A special someone? Whoever you bring along for the ride, we’ve got your dream holiday cottage.

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Dog-friendly Cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere

The Lake District is famously dog-friendly and our hosts agree, your canine companions needn’t miss out.

Your pet will receive a warm welcome on arrival (often with some complimentary tit bits) and have a secure garden to romp around during your stay, so whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a plush pad to share with friends, or a relaxing family cottage, we’ll help you find the pawfect fit.

Our lovely Guest Services team is always on hand with tip bits on bringing your dog to Bowness-on-Windermere.

 

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If you have any questions about any of our cottages or if you’d like some help with your booking, you are very welcome to get in touch with us.

We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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