Windermere town in Lake District

Self-catering holiday cottages in The Windermere and Bowness region of the Lake District

The Windermere and Bowness region of the Lake District provides several excellent viewpoints over the magnificent scenery that really hasn’t changed much since it became popular in Victorian times. Post Knott and Orrest Head are especially popular with photographers and artists.

There is also a wide variety of self-catering cottages in the area, most of which welcome pets, and this allows you total freedom to come and go as you please to make the most of this wonderful region. Visitors arriving by train or coach will find there are plenty of taxis and self-drive cars available. Another key advantage for those who want to leave their car at home is that there is an excellent bus service to Kendal, Ambleside, Keswick and Grasmere, and of course, as mentioned, the railway station at Windermere town.

Bowness has successfully risen to the tourism challenge by becoming very much a focal-point of the Lake District without losing any of its charm or rural attractiveness. Not only does it excel as the ideal location for a relaxing vacation, but it has now also become popular for weddings, parties and other special celebrations. There is never a shortage of romantic weekenders and last minute visitors who head to make the town their base.


Staying in Bowness and things to do

There is also plenty to see and do in Bowness. The town has many and varied shops offering a great selection of quality goods, much locally produced. There is a more than ample selection of restaurants, cafe and pubs providing great food and hospitality for when you want a break from your self-catering cottage kitchen. There’s even a cinema and theatre.

Several tour operators provide a wide range of both half and full-day relaxing tours, accompanied by commentaries from local drivers, so you can easily get to know the heritage and history of the region in preparation for your next visit!

If you want something a little more adventurous or participatory, there is fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, golf, archery, boat hire and even hot-air ballooning.