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The Burn How Garden House Hotel

Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH England
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#2 of 13 hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
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This unique Lake District hotel only two minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Burn How's unique layout is refreshingly different to most hotels; all of the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the private grounds making the stay peaceful and relaxing for the discerning guest. You can take picturesque walks from the hotel, or cruise on Lake Windermere, and if you take the Post Knott walk and you find the hotels bench, bring back the inscription and you will have a drink on us. For the shopping magnets find a special Lakeland gift in the village only two minutes walk away. On your return from a full day, relax and meet friends or family in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar, or on pleasant summers evening sit out on the patio and take in the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfort of your room choosing from modern chalet style to four poster or traditional bedrooms. Most have private sun terraces. All have ensuite bathrooms, colour televisions, telephones and hot beverages. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the rose garden and patio, with some having disabled facilities. There is ample free parking available. Experience English and French Cuisine made only from the freshest produce and served in the style in which Burn How Garden House Hotel is famous. Three courses and coffee is around £35.00 Per person. At the end of the day relax with family and friends in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar or on a pleasant summers evening take in the beautiful surroundings of the patio and gardens. Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions in nearby Windermere and Bowness. Whilst a drive over the Hard Knott pass is for the courageous with its 1 in 3 and 2.5 Gradients - but the views are spectacular.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian, Polish
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Valenti wrote a review Nov 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom138 contributions41 helpful votes
After deciding around 2pm to stay over in Bowness we found this gem of a hotel just five mins from town centre and lake. Room was a chalet type room. Very clean and extremely spacious. Didn’t use shower but for an overnight stay with parking it was well worth £136. Didn’t have breakfast. Staff on reception were lovely and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tachyphoenix wrote a review Nov 2020
UK195 contributions283 helpful votes
This was our second stay at Burn How and we were able to park our car just outside the courtyard room this time. The room was comfortable with two double beds. The staff were friendly and adhered to the Covid guidance. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Lake and Bowness, and there are plenty of walks from here. The breakfast was excellent keeping in mind it was limited due to restrictions and only table service was allowed. The restaurant is a lovely place to sit with good views of the garden. We will happily come back to Burn How for another holiday to Bowness.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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susan_steadman wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom47 contributions59 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed for 2 nights after getting a great last minute deal through booking.com. We stayed in one bedroom ground floor self catering apartment(no. 2) which was literally 5 footsteps from the entrance to the pool, spa and pub. Free robes and slippers mean you can get changed in own room, then towels when you get there. One if the best spas I have ever visited, with 2 Bali beds, loungers, plunge pool and two hot tubs, but steam and sauna currently closed. I personally wouldn’t bother with the rooms with hot tubs with a spa this good. You can get your drinks from the poolside and carriage to your room. Didn’t need room with a view due to limited time we spent in it. Apartment was spotless and modern, lovely bed linen and fluffy towels. Sachets of tea and coffee and bottle of fresh milk provided. We didn’t use restaurant or bistro as preferred to be out and about in Bowness-on-Windermere, which is less than 5 minute walk away. Concierge very helpful and friendly. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Graham B wrote a review Oct 2020
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
Again had a lovely time at Burn How. Spotlessly clean and well serviced. The food as always was excellent, well prepared, well presented and served. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back again soon. Thanks very much Hilary and Graham
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jean H wrote a review Oct 2020
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
Just back from a couple of nights here as a late birthday present. Lovely hotel. Comfortable room with really nice bathroom. The food was lovely as were the staff. Thevhotel is in a great position. We would certainly go again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Linda Aird, Guest Services / Front Office at The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Thank you reviewing your stay and letting us know that you would like to return, we look forward to welcoming you in the future
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US$121 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Windermere (0.4 km), The Albert Bar (0.4 km), and Hole in t' Wall (New Hall Inn) (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Graze, Folk, and The Easy Breeze Cafe & Piano Bar.
Is The Burn How Garden House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Burn How Garden House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (5.7 km), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (2.0 km), and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (3.3 km).
Is The Burn How Garden House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.