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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotlessly clean and close to centre of Bowness. With off road parking. Hostess polite and helpful. Breakfast nice and filling. Room was very small bland and basic could have done with brightening up a bit and the Bath Towels were too small. We did have a nice stay in the Lakes but will not be returning to Holmlea. Sorry.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you were not happy with your room and the bath towels. As you did not mention which room you stayed in we cannot respond to what you disliked. We can only advise that all our rooms are individually decorated and of varying sizes so its unfortunate you would not visit again having only...

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely guest house and really close to the lake and shops . The owner is a lovely lady and she was really helpful . The breakfast was gorgeous and the lil cottage in the side of the house which we stayed in was brilliant we would definitely recommend this guest house ten out of ten

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and recommendation of our guest house. We look forward to seeing you again.

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights Gill gave us a lovely welcome on our arrival, the room was spotlessly clean. We used the Leisure facilities provided at the nearby hotel a couple of times during our stay, which we really enjoyed. Lovely home cooked breakfast to wake up to , and only a 5 minute walk to the lake restaurants and bars....

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback of your stay. Glad you enjoyed the free leisure facilities which are available to all our guests who book direct with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a lovely few days at Holmlea, very clean, lovely breakfast, central for everything and off street parking and friendly owners. Plenty of nice restaurants and pubs nearby, not far from the lake where you can take the ferry to Ambleside etc.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing feedback of your stay at Holmlea. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in the Lakes.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A very friendly, spotlessly clean and well run guest house, ideal as a base for participating in a dinghy sailing event on Windermere, being within 5mins walk of the Sailing Club. Breakfasts are good but would be upgraded to excellent if porridge were to be offered.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback from your stay at Holmlea. Apologies for not having porridge as requested. We do however provide 5 different cereals and yoghurts at breakfast and will look to include porridge in the future.

Eastrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable 4 night stay. Comfortable room and lovely home cooked breakfasts. Welcoming host and convenient off street parking which is a bonus in very busy Bowness. Great location, close to all attractions. All in all would highly recommend.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your high recommendation of Holmlea and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

friendly welcome on arrival - place was very clean and a lovely breakfast provided. Within walking distance of centre including the lake,restaurants and bars. Would definitely return and would recommend to family and friends.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent feedback of your stay and recommendation of our guest house. Hope to see you again soon.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Holmlea for a long weekend to base ourselves while walking around Lake Windermere. Gill was a friendly, great host. The room was comfortable and the location is fantastic being a few minutes walk away from the heart of Bowness but enough distance for a quiet location. The water in our top floor bathroom was not drinkable but...

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Thank you for such a lovely review of your stay and for recommending us so highly. Hope to see you again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I spent two nights at Holmlea Guest House this August during my trip to the north of UK. The room was very well prepared, clean and ready. Gill kindly waited for me with the keys and breakfast order on the evening I arrived from Scotland. Breakfast was tasty and served at a pleasant hour, the place is very clean and...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation of Holmlea as the place to stay when in Bowness on Windermere. Our promiximity to the Lake and all amenities of Bowness is superb and this is the reason so many guests enjoy their stay in our peacefull bed and breakfast accommodation.

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in July excellent Bed and Breakfast wonderful hostess good food well situated for restaurants for evening meal will definitely be staying again . Room was spotless nothing too much trouble not too big so the service seemed very personal.

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Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our small bed and breakfast where we certainly offer the more personal hospitality, service and attention to detail. We are very proud of our high standards. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast accommodation located in a prime, quiet location of Bowness on Windermere, very close to Lake Windermere. We cater exclusively for adults only and are unable to accommodate pets. Our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk. Guests staying two nights or more have free access to swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities at a nearby hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House. Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $148 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The only thing I would change is the radiator as with the room been on the side of the house it took a long time to warm the room in the winter but this is only a minor thing ”
 of 5 bubbles Lynnmack22, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Speak to Gill direct with any concerns”
 of 5 bubbles dianehO1931EV, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 5 you could just see view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles traceya386, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“My husband and I had room 1, our son rm 2 (double for single occupancy). Rm 2 larger. Both had pleasant garden and fell views, not lake.”
 of 5 bubbles O8417TKsusanc, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Any room will do”
 of 5 bubbles M4959DCrichardj, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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