About this listing
A gorgeous double bedroom with loads of space for two people. Guests have a TV, tea tray and a good selection of tourist information leaflets.
Plenty of wardrobe space.
A guest lounge is available. A continental breakfast is served in the lounge.
Our home is perfectly located within a five minute walk of Bowness centre and lake Windermere. We have ample free parking at the house
Guests have access to a beautiful lounge (shared if the second room is let) where their continental breakfast is served, or they can just relax after a busy day. They have their own double bedroom with tea tray, tv and tourist information. A guest bathroom is located just a few metres from the bedroom. It will never be shared by more than 4 people.
We provide fresh towels and shower/bath products and shampoo are also provided.
Interaction with guests
As much as they want us to. Some guests chat and ask for info, some we never see. It's their break and we respect that.
Bowness is a lively all year round tourist destination with lovely shops, restaurants and loads of things to do and see all within walking distance of the house. The lake offers cruises up to Ambleside or down to Newby Bridge. Guests can hire a rowing boat or a canoe from the Low Wood Watersports centre.
Buses and taxis are readily available and we will collect from Windermere station if we are around. There are Great Lake district tours with the Mountain Goat company.
Other things to note
Birch Howe is a typical Lakeland home, so we live upstairs and sleep downstairs. This means the guest lounge is always light and airy and the bedrooms are very quiet.
We don't allow smoking in the house but there is ample space in the garden. We ask that take aways are eaten in the lounge and not in the bedroom and well behaved pets are allowed with prior agreement.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Steve and I live in the fabulous Lake District with our rabbit Smooch (left by the daughter that went to Uni) and two Yorkshire terriers, Rufus an Fergus. I work as the Head of Admissions for a private school just part time to allow us to develop our Airbnb and just have some time! Although we both spend an amount of time travelling overseas we both love what we do, but it can be a little hectic. When we have time we like walking, eating out, cooking and time out, which isn't often.
Our children are all grown and have flown the nest but we love having people to stay, so we decided that with a beautiful big empty house in the middle of Bowness we should give this a try. We do have friends who are already experienced airbnb hosts and they recommended that we give this a go. It is a 7 minute walk to the lake, brilliant restaurants, bars and shops. Unbelievable scenery is on our doorstep. The locals are friendly and will offer advice on the best walks and things to see and do. The home of Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth are within a bus ride and we can collect you from the station depending on your arrival time. Excellent off road parking is also available at our home.
We love where we are and what we have and we want you to share it with us. Please read our reviews, we have had some great people to stay and we would love you to be one of them. We flooded in December 2015 and only finished the house in April 2016, beautifully refurbished and waiting for you to visit. We offer an honesty bar, continental breakfast, fabulous location and a home away from home so come and meet us.......you won't want to leave.