Guest House

Central Bowness Location
4 En-Suite Bedrooms
Great Value
About Us

Welcome To Holly Cottage Guest House

Holly Cottage is a well-established room only accommodation and family home in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere within the conservation area of the oldest part of the village.

Our guest house dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the centre of Bowness within a few minutes walk of shops, restaurants, pubs & cafes, next door to a large public car park & five minutes away from Windermere Lake.
We offer a range of 6 individually styled rooms. From a large double with balcony to a large single (please see description for more information).


Our guests can benefit from USB charging point, Smart TV & Mini fridges in most rooms. We offer Tea & Coffee making facilities with fresh milk & biscuits in on all our rooms.

Our communal kitchen is now open with all the cooking facilities, fridge & utensils, at your disposal and includes complimentary cereal, fresh milk & fruit.

Four of our rooms overlook the organic mature garden at the back of the house (not accessible).

Dogs are welcome at Holly Cottage (charged at £5 per dog per night) in Room 1, which is ideal for our furry friends as it has a very large balcony & in our Large Double on the second floor Room 7.

No smoking or vaping all throughout the property.

Early & Late check-in available by prior arrangement only


Guest Reviews

Cosy Guest house, Excellent Value for money!

We have stayed in Bowness many times, and decide last minute to book for the weekend 10th of Feb. All the hotels were priced ridiculously high so we decided to book Holly Cottage as it was available and has an excellent location just a stones throws from the town centre. We paid for a large double, ensuite room and on arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome. We were allocated to room 7 on the top floor. It was lovely, quaint and clean. A well presented room. Just watch out for the beams if you’re tall! We slept really well the bed was very comfy and the guest house quiet, our room was over the garden so no noise from outside. Overall we were very pleasantly surprised by Holly Cottage, and would definitely stay again. it’s ideal if you want a central base as just a place to lay your head and have a good nights sleep.

Lou Gray

Lovely stay

Stayed in this lovely period quirky guest house on a Saturday night. Great location for windermere and fabulous comfortable room. It’s family run and they are really helpful and welcoming and have great plans to do more with the place. No breakfast but plenty of places nearby. Looking forward to staying again


Really enjoyed our stay

Stayed with a friend in the 2 rooms on the second floor with a shared bathroom and they were absolutely perfect for us. We had our rooms serviced every single day. Nico was very kind and helpful. We came a bit unprepared and he helped us finding things to do for the duration of our stay.
The kitchen is an added bonus. A couple of nights we stayed in and cooked.
We will be definitely book again.
Thank you


A relaxing warm base within a minute’s walk to the centre of Bowness.

Jan and her daughter Helen were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. They froze our freezer packs for us on a daily basis. They provided various suggestions on places to eat and visit. They showed a real and genuine interest in us as more than paying guests, being readily available to help but remaining unobtrusive.

Steve M

What you Get

Amenities & Services Included

Free WiFi
Central Bowness
Bedroom Comforts
Great Lakeside Location
Communal Kitchen
Coffee & Tea Facilities

Call Direct For Vacancies

Please get in touch today if you would like any further information or to see if we have any vacancies for your stay.

015394 44250
2 Holly Cottages, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BZ.