Lonsdale House has undergone a significant refurbishment and change of use and is delighted to announce that it has now reopened as a luxury holiday let.

The first phase sleeping eight in Four Rooms is now open on Sykes Holiday Cottages and can be booked immediately and further phases will be opening in the coming weeks and will be bookable on



At Lonsdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere we offer superb bed and breakfast accommodation in one of the best locations in the Lake District.

If you are looking for guest house accommodation recommended rated by Trip Advisor or bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere, Lonsdale House is the perfect hotel for a weekend break or a romantic break in the Lakes. Echoing its past as a hotel in Bowness, our updated guest house still retained the look and feel of the days when it operated as a hotel.

There is a vast choice of accommodation in Bowness and Windermere itself, including cheap B&B’s, small hotels and a massive choice of guest house accommodation! However, our guests at Lonsdale House benefit from sumptuous bedrooms and excellent facilities near the beautiful Lake Windermere. The rooms at Lonsdale House range from stunningly carved 4 poster beds for couples to larger family rooms that sleep up to 5.

Lonsdale House was built in 1851 as a fine gentleman’s residence, which first became a hotel in 1932. Many of the properties original features such as the heavy doors to access the building, ornate cornicing, original bannisters and door surrounds still remain giving the Lonsdale House its period look and a genuine feeling for its original character.

The property has recently undergone a full refurbishment programme using Farrow & Ball paints, Andrew Martin and Mullbury wallpapers. The period look is completed by Laura Ashley style furniture giving this Bowness guest house a twist of both modern and traditional looks.

We are proud to say that Lonsdale House holds a number of awards and accolades for its standards. To name but a few:

  • Trip Advisor Excellence Award,
  • Excellence Award,
  • plus awards from Late Rooms and Expedia for being both Highly Commended

… giving our guests assurance they can book a stay with us in the Lakes – with confidence!

We believe the quality of our accommodation and facilities is the finest you will find in any guest house or bed and breakfast in the Windermere section of the Lake District and judging by the feedback from our previous guests, we feel sure you will agree after a stay with us. We offer free private parking facilities in our superb central location at the hub of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Virtually on your door step you will find a vast range of shops, cafes, bars and attractions as you step out of the front door of Lonsdale House onto Lake Road. We think you will find Lonsdale house to be a truly ideal base for your visit to the Lake District.

For the perfect special occasion in Windermere and Bowness try a romantic honeymoon celebration package, treat your dearest to a weekend or midweek break and why not check out our special offers and the fantastic deals we have.

If you are looking for a luxury break in the Lake District our guest house offers superb facilities in sought after location.

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