About this listing
The Chestnuts is a traditional guest house with loads of warmth and charm. Offering all the modern comforts but still keeping the character of a Victorian home. It is located in a quiet corner, a short walk from either Windermere or Bowness village.
The Chestnuts has seven very comfortable double bedrooms which all have en suite bathrooms. Two rooms have standard 5ft double beds, four rooms have 5ft four-poster bed and one room has a bed which can either be two single beds or a 6ft bed.
All our rooms are en suite, some with a bath as well as a shower. We provide hairdryers, TV with dvd player and tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms. Our four-poster rooms also have bath robes
We have a charming dining room which also has a small lounge area where guests are served complimentary tea/coffee on arrival.
Our breakfast is tailored to you, whether it be a full English, vegetarian or smoked salmon! Guests are given their own key so that they have access to the guest house and their room at all times.
Breakfast is served between 8.30 and 9.15am although earlier breakfasts can be arranged.
Interaction with Guests
We can provide advice on walks and any other activities which may be of interest. We can direct you to the best restaurants and pubs of which there are many to choose from in Windermere, Bowness and the surrounding area
Many of our guests love that we are only a ten minute stroll to either Bowness village, which is by the lake, or Windermere village. Being located in the southern area of the Lake District National park we are only a short drive away from some of the most popular walks and attractions
There is a good public transport system as well as very good guided tour operators.
Windermere railway station is a fifteen minute walk from the guest house.
We have our own, on site, car park
Other Things to Note
We are sorry, but we do not take advance bookings for one night only on a Saturday and there may be certain periods when the minimum stay is three nights.
We provide free wifi. Please note that, whilst we have done our very best to provide a good wifi signal, we have no control over the strength of the signal in the Windermere area or how much other guests in the house are using it, therefore, you may experience a drop in service beyond our control.
Check out is no later than 10.30am
Inside the guest house is completely non smoking but you are welcome to smoke in the garden.
We are unable to accommodate pets or children under 8 years old.
What a wonderful experience at The Chestnuts Guest House! Nigel greeted us with a warm smile and cup of tea. Our room was cozy and the bed was extremely comfy! The added bonus of having tea/coffee/hot coco in our room was great too! The breakfast was amazing Nigel is a whizz in the kitchen and Heather was always ready with a friendly smile each morning. The guest house is situated perfectly between Windermere and Bowness which are both a short 10 minute walk from the front of the house. If you are looking for a quant and cozy spot to rest your head in one of most beautiful places on Earth make The Chestnuts Guest House your haven in the Lake District.
I met Helen at breakfast and she was very welcoming. We were there for just one night but would recommend it for location and hospitality.
Our stay at the chestnuts was pleasant and homely. Heather and Nigel were very hospitable and the breakfast was awesome. Overall a great two nights stay at the chestnuts ! :)
The house is in great location which provides both a wonderful park and a quiet environment. My host Heather is so help and hospitable. And the room is very clean and sweet. The break is wonderful.
A cute bnb in close proximity to Windermere station, Bowness and Windermere Marina. Heather is also very friendly and gave us a very helpful map of the area.
The loft room was cosy, with a very comfortable bed! Good tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the breakfast in the morning was great.
You can also borrow dvds and there is a small communal fridge which comes in handy.
There are lovely restaurants and pubs within a short walking distance and the lake is just a 10-15 minute walk where you can get a boat to Lakeside or Ambleside.
A lovely spot for escaping city life!
Absolutely beautiful guesthouse. Location is perfect - 5minutes from Windermere station and a pleasant 15-20mins to Bowness. Heather made us very welcome, flexible on our arrival and the breakfast was delicious. The beds are ridiculously comfy, clean towels, chocolates on the pillows - all exactly as the photos show.
A tidy room in a nice location. only 12 mins walk from train station. Heather is so welcoming that she gave us a map and tips to walk around Windermere and Bowness, even breakfast is really good. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Heather
I have lived in Windermere for over twenty years apart from a brief stay in London. Brief because I missed the colour green and clean air! We live in a beautiful part of the world and we try very hard not to take it for granted.
This is my third guest house in Windermere and I have run The Chestnuts, with my partner Nigel, for over five years and we still enjoy it! The building was built in the late 1800's and we have tried to retain as many traditional features as possible.
I love walking my dogs, swimming and my new hobby - geocaching!