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 guest house and family home in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Holly Cottage dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the centre of Bowness. This is within the conservation area of the oldest part of the village. We offer four double en-suite rooms each with tea/coffee making facilities and colour televisions. Most rooms overlook the garden. Access to the house is available for your use at all times. No smoking in the house please! We have a large organic cottage garden which is wildlife friendly. Jan is a keen gardener and will be able to recommend gardens of interest in the surrounding area. Dogs are welcome at Holly Cottage and Room 1 is perfect for your four legged companions.


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 and shown where we could park in the car park. 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

Great location!

Comfortable and clean room and a 2 minute walk to the lake. Free parking is really handy and the owners were very helpful with directions to various places. Overall a good accommodation.


Gorgeous cottage

Lovely little, charming cottage so the clue is in the title! It has plenty of character which includes beams so you have to be careful with your head if you are on the tall side! Brilliant location just minutes from lake and town centre but still reasonably quiet. Very welcoming hosts and free parking if available and very clean and certainly recommend for a break.


A relaxing warm base with free parking and 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
Beautiful Garden
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.