Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tips for Choosing a Bed & Breakfast in Bowness on Windermere

  You've chosen to Stay in the Lake District

What do you look for in a b&b?

You may consider the following in order of importance when booking your Bowness Accommodation:

Its all about Location!

  • You would like to be within walking distance to all amenities, attractions, pubs and restaurants and leave your car safely at the b&b. Free parking at Holmlea.
  • You prefer to stay in a quiet residential neighbourhood to a bustling town centre. Holmlea is on a quiet road and just two minutes walk to the village of Bowness and Lake Windermere.
  • If you're travelling on public transport make sure you are located near good bus and train links. Windermere train station is 1.5 miles to Holmlea and is an easy walk or bus/taxi drive.
Guest Reviews
  • Read what people are saying about their holiday experience at your chosen b&b. 
  • You can now directly ask them on our TripAdvisor business page
  •  If you're looking for guest house accommodation in Bowness and are quoted a price that seems too good to be true, then it usually is just that. Our rates are fair with no hidden costs.
  • By trying to save money on a guest house or b&b and going with the cheapest option, you could be jeopardising your entire trip it if isn't up to scratch. Our standards are exceptionally high.
  • Look at what extra facilities you are been offered for the price.
  • Do always check out any Special Offers.
  • Use a safe, secure and easy to use booking system on your chosen b&b's website.
  • Again, check for any Special Offers. The best rates may apply to longer stays!

So now you can make your choice!

Holmlea Guest House ticks all the boxes for your search criteria.

We are here to help with any additional questions or you can simply read our FAQ for more information.

Booking online is safe and easy to use or you can give us a quick call on 015394 42597

We look forward to offering you our warmest welcome.




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Weekend of Top Quality Blues Music in Bowness on Windermere!

Bowness Bay Blues

Organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere

27-29 March 2015

A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.
Bowness Bay Blues 2014 was hailed as a great success, and Bowness Bay Blues 2015 will be even better with top-quality music on offer all weekend - ranging from sizzling electric to mellow acoustic blues and foot-tapping R'n'B - in some wonderfully atmospheric venues surrounding Lake Windermere
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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Escape to the Lake District

B &B Winter Offer in Windermere

Stay 3 Nights just pay for 2 

Applicable on midweek bookings 1st January – 31st March 2015

Snuggle up by an open fire ...
Why not escape to the beautiful Lake District and explore some of our wonderful quaint villages where many of the local attractions are open all year round. Snuggle up by an open log fire at one of the many traditional lakeland pubs.

What our offer includes...
Our offer is based on two people sharing a double or twin en-suite room inclusive of a full English breakfast each day, and includes one packed lunch for two people during your stay.

How can I book?
Our 3 for 2 offer is available when booking direct with us by telephone or online via our website.

Select 3 nights on your chosen midweek dates and the third night is FREE

Offer expires 31st March 2015

Call Gill or John on 015394 42597 to reserve a room.

Prefer to book later in the year?
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Boat Show Coming to Windermere

A Brand New

Windermere Boat Show

Coming Soon to the Shores of Lake Windermere

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd March 2015

The first ever Windermere Boat Show will be held next month.

From the 20th to the 22nd of March, boats from sports vessels to 40 foot motor cruisers will be on display at Shepherds Marine and Windermere Marina Village.

The FREE event is hoped to be the first of a series of annual Boat Shows on the lake.

Among the prestigious models on display will be the award-winning Sealine F380, alongside luxurious Four Winns speed boats, Jeanneau sail boats and the Haines 32 cruiser.

It's aimed at both those people who are new to boating, as well as the more experienced enthusiast.

The Windermere Boat Show will run from 10am to 6pm, from Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd of March behind the reception area at Windermere Marina Village.

If your passion is boating and all things related, then why not book your stay with us at Holmlea and take advantage of this FREE boat show on Lake Windermere just a short walk from the guest house.

Soak up the atmosphere and outstanding beauty of the Lake and make this a weekend you will not want to miss.

<< Book a room online >>

Or contact us on 015394 42597

More info on Shepherds Marina


Thursday, 12 February 2015

FairBooking at Holmlea

Reserve Your Stay in Cumbria

by Choosing to Book Direct

We have recently signed up to Cumbria Tourisms FairBooking Scheme

FairBooking is an initiative promoted by Cumbria Tourism, the official Tourist Board and Destination Management Organisation in Cumbria, which aims to provide the best accommodation deal for customers and a better deal for the local tourism industry in the location you intend visiting.

You may not be aware that large Online Travel Agents charge us 15-20% commission to receive bookings from their sites, and none of that money goes back into the local economy, or helps our business.

We therefore want to avoid paying this commission and highlight to our customers the benefits of booking direct and online via our own trusted website www.holmleaguesthouse.co.uk

How does FairBooking work?

The concept is straight forward. FairBooking encourages consumers to book directly with the accommodation establishment. Why? Booking your accommodation via our website ensures that our customers get the best deal.

What do you get for booking direct?

What do we do in return for your direct booking?
  • We will donate 50p from all our direct bookings directly to our chosen cause The Cumbria Air Ambulance.

What do you get for booking via an Online Travel Agent?

In Summary - 3 great reasons to book direct!

  • The best deal for you - our guest
  • A better deal for locals and the local destination
  • A better deal for our business 

Thank you for booking direct on your next holiday in the Lake District.

<<Check Availability and Book Direct for Best Deals>>

Monday, 9 February 2015

We're 9 Years Old!

Join us this February in The Lake District

To Celebrate the Nineth Anniversary

Of our time in Bowness on Windermere

We've had an amazing time over the last 9 years and to say thank you to all our guests, old and new, we'd like to offer you a 9% discount off our weekend rates for this month only.

Click here to claim your offer

Offer expires 28/2/15

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Romantic Break in the Lake District

Valentines Weekend

Romantic Break in the Lake District

Saturday 13th February & Sunday 14th February 2016

Spending time with your valentine in Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District is a sure fire way to be one of the most romantic and picturesque ways to spend your valentines Weekend.

Here at Holmlea Guest House, we offer a valentines weekend break that is just the perfect way to your loved ones heart.

At just £87.00 per room per night (Total £174.00 per room for 2 nights)

This Includes:
  • 2 nights Bed and Breakfast
  • Box of luxurious romantic chocolates in the room on arrival
  • Free use of leisure facilities at a nearby hotel during your stay

Price is based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room. Minimum 2 night stay.

BOOK ONLINE or call 015394 42597 to make a reservation

We look forward to your call, just ask for Gill or John.