About this listing
Our beautiful detached Lake District home is within walking distance of Bowness, Windermere, the lake and mountains. Guest lounge, bathroom, wifi, ample free parking and two Yorkshire terriers (if you want to meet them) to make you feel welcome.
A large detached house with ample space for parking.
We are close enough to the town and lake to be able to walk, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful.
A beautiful lounge with a piano(if they fancy a tinkle), shared bathroom (only if there are other Airbn guests staying with us, and only ever a maximum of 4 persons) and a separate loo.
We provide fresh towels, shower/bath products and shampoo.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want. If they want to ask us anything they can but if they want complete privacy the house is large enough to allow that. It is their break and we respect that.
Bowness is a bustling little town with great restaurants, bars, old pubs, fab shops and of course the lake. And all within walking distance of the house!
The lake ferries and tour buses all leave from the lake pier.
Bowness is the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District. The lake ferries sail to different destinations around the lake. Mountain Goat tour buses are the best.
Other Things to Note
Birch Howe is a typical Lakeland home so we live upstairs and sleep downstairs. This means our guest lounge is always light and airy, and the bedrooms are very quiet.
Please don't bring take aways into the bedroom but you can eat them in the lounge. If you want to smoke, no problem, but only outside. Our gardens are big enough to accommodate this.
Lake Windermere Ian five minute walk from the house for cruises, rowing boats and amazing choc dip ice creams.
Stunning house in the perfect location. The room is beautiful and much bigger than the pictures suggest. Not a far walk, maybe ten minutes to the pier, and situated in a quite neighbourhood in Bowness on Windermere. When we arrived Jane was out, but her daughter let us in and showed us around. There was a TV in the room with countless of DVDs to choose from. There were also homemade flapjacks and a kettle in the room for coffee or tea. Breakfast was served at 8 am and consisted of various cereals and pastries, as well as fruit. When we met Jane later in the day, she was extremely helpful and nice and suggested a great Fish and Chip shop in town. It was a wonderful place to stay and much nicer than most hotels I've stayed at. I would whole heartedly recommend this place, and would stay there again in a heartbeat.
My mom and I had an EXCELLENT stay at Jane and Steve's house. They were wonderful hosts. Steve came to the train station to pick us up and gave us a lift on our day of departure, too. Jane and Steve were extremely helpful and attentive. They put some delicious cake and tea/coffee in our room to welcome us and took great care of my mom's birthday flowers. The breakfast was just amazing (different types of cereals and pastries as well as fruits, yoghurts, orange juice, etc.) - 5 stars! Their home is located in a beautiful and calm area which is just a short hop the center. You can easily reach everything by foot. We can HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jane and Steve's place and are much looking forward to coming back!!!
A lovely place to stay in the Lake district. Jane and Steve are incredible hosts. The room is clean and very quiet, which we really liked since we are light sleepers. We could also use a beautiful private patio in which we could relax after our walks. We also stayed in two other accommodations in the Lake district, but this was our best stay.
Very convenient location with only a short walk to restaurants and shops in Bowness. Other destinations in the Lake district are easy accessible by car. We would definitely recommend staying here!
They were very nice, welcoming and informative. The room and the house are very lovely, the lounge in particular is very comfortable and beautiful. The house address was different from what's said on their page so we had to call to get the correct address but they are very informative and helpful so we didn't have difficulty finding them.
Amazing house very near the lake and the center of the town, about five minutes walk. The room was much better than I could imagine, spacious and clean and tidy, with a big parlour for us to use.
Jane and Steve are both kind and considerate. I have to thank Steve again for collecting us at the station and help me preparing a gift for my wife.
Our stay at Jane and Steve's home in Bowness was fantastic. As hosts, Jane and Steve were kind, friendly, and incredibly professional in providing clean and comfy accommodations and even picking us up from the train station. The room was spacious and charming and the house is just a 5 min walk from town. This is an amazing place to spend your Lake District holiday!
The house was really great. It has an excellent location and is near the Bay and town centre. Jane and Steve are very nice and friendly. The breakfast provided was delicious. I really recommended.
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About the Host, Jane
Steve and I live in the fabulous Lake District with our two rabbits (left by the daughter that went to Uni) and two Yorkshire terriers. I work as the Head of Admissions for a private school, and 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.