- Very Good
- 5 guest reviews
"Central in Bowness, parking a bit chancy, close to Lake Windermere, friendly efficient proprietress,surrounded by good restaurants...."
"We really enjoyed our stay here. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and breakfast was lovely...."
"Great b&b. Clean and excellent breakfast...."
"Near to town centre all within walking distance good honest BandB excellent places to eat recommended by owner...."
About the hotel
Built around 1876 in traditional cumbrian Stone we are situated in a quiet corner of the village, with a superb choice of restaurants, shops and traditional pubs just a few minutes walk. Bowness Bay is just a six minute walk. Try a boat ride on Lake Windermere, visit Beetrix Potter's house nearby, cycling round grizedale forrest, canoeing, horse riding, walking or try a train journey on the Eskwale & Ravenglass narrow gauge railway through some of the most scenic views in england and all the sights you could wish to see.
There is so much to see and do people always come back for more. Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 12 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake. Bowness-on-Windermere is Cumbria’s most popular destination, with the town busy for much of the year. People come to enjoy the lake for sailing and watersports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the town’s delightful setting. The Victorian influence can be seen everywhere - in the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from Lancashire built large residences overlooking the lake, and many of these have now been converted to hotels, such as the Langdale Chase Hotel, Storrs Hall Hotel, and the Belsfield Hotel. Others houses include The National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole, between Ambleside and Bowness. For a nice end to your day, relax in our cosy lounge, watch tv, read or have a relaxing drink. We accept children but only from 4 years of age and older.
- Wedding Licence , Wake Up Call Available
- Airport Shuttle , Car Parking Available Offsite
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
- Video/DVD Library
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- From 02:30 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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80% would recommend it to a friend
Melbourne Cottage Guest House
Central in Bowness, parking a bit chancy, close to Lake Windermere, friendly efficient proprietress,surrounded by good restaurants.
The B&B is a clean and tidy place.
The proprietors are nice friendly people. The full English breakfast is very nice. However. The room was very disappointing, it was absolutely tiny, when you open the door to the room it opened 75% then hit the foot of the bed. There is no way this room should be a double room, it would be suitable and only suitable as a single room. Yes it was clean & tidy but very very small. The photos on the website mislead you into thinking they are big rooms with a great big bed which certainly is not the case. The room was Ensuite, but again it was small & the shower was very disappointing as the water pressure was not much more than a dribble. The water pressure made it ni on impossible to have an effective shower..sorry to be negative, but to be honest at £80 a night I was disappointed to say the least.