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Lonsdale House

(Ref. 1083699)

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lonsdale house was the perfect property for our short stay in the lakes."

    Off road parking ideal location for pubs restaurants and shops. The house was spotlessly clean and well appointed, a lovely welcome pack from the owner on our arrival. We will return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "A great holiday home for our large family."

    Loved that we all had our own bathrooms. The bar and living area is ideal, much bigger than it looks on the photos. We had a wonderful time and hope to return.

    Dear Gemma, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are really pleased that you had such a super stay at Lonsdale House and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jan 2024

  • "Brilliant space , all fresh & decorated lovely , all facilities that's needed , ..."

    Brilliant space , all fresh & decorated lovely , all facilities that's needed , if 1 thing I would suggest is to double glaze windows in bedroom for the car noise , being so close , but other than that just as described and so close to all amenities

    Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are constantly working to update and improve Lonsdale House where we can and all of Lonsdale Houses windows will be double glazed by the end of January. We are really pleased that you had such a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a family Christmas holiday there , it had a great kitchen and dinning ..."

    We had a family Christmas holiday there , it had a great kitchen and dinning room we were a party of 7 ( +dog) so needed the space,

    We are really pleased that you had such a wonderful Christmas at Lonsdale House. Thank you for the fantastic feedback and review and we wish you all the very best for 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "I could not praise this holiday accommodation enough."

    To start with location . Right in the heart of Bowness on Windermere, a short walk to shops ,bars , restaurants and lake Windermere, we parked the cars in the parking spaces and hardly needed them . The house , well where do I start , it was fabulous . Old world charm with modern needs . It was like being in an old hotel (as it had been) with all the lovely decor , quirks and comfort . Four poster beds with modern shower rooms. The kitchen was modern and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was a lovely welcome pack to get your break started with lots of goodies . We were contacted around lunchtime to say we could go in the property early as it was ready, which was great for us. All in all a great experience ,it was lovely to have contact with the owner who messaged to wish us a good break and also messaged at the end of our time ,it was a lovely gesture and it made it special for me . I could continue as there was so much that was great about Lonsdale House and for me no downside, but I would spoil the surprise and awesomeness of the place .We would love to go back .

    Dear Mary, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are so pleased that you had such a fantastic stay at Lonsdale House. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2023

  • "House was in a fabulous location, 2 mins walk to the centre of Bowness and 6/7 mins walk to the lake."

    It was good to have the separate rooms with en suites and then the bar and lounge/ dining rooms as communal areas - perfect for a group. Parking was excellent around the back, lots of space. The kitchen had everything you needed and very good none stick pots and pans! A lovely welcome pack with milk, tea, coffee, chocolates was provided by the owners as were dishwasher tablets and cleaning things. The only area for improvement would be that the sofas would benefit from a little refresh/ maybe refresh but apart from that everything was great. Loved our stay and would recommend to anyone wanting a central location, thanks for having us!

    Dear Melissa, Many thanks for your positive feedback which really is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Lonsdale House. We have had all the sofa covers and cushion covers removed and washed to make sure that our very high standards are maintained. Thanks again and have a lovely Christmas. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely and homely place to stay."

    In a great location close to Bowness. The main lounge is comfortable and a good family place, with the added bonus of your own bar. All the bedrooms are on suite, with three out of the four having four poster beds. Would recommend a stay at Lonsdale House.

    Dear Gary & Pat Thank you so much for you wonderful review it really is very much appreciated and we are absolutely delighted that you had a lovely stay. Have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property very well kept, beds comfortable."

    Ideally positioned in Windermere. Car parking for 6 cars, Andrew and Kate the owners were very helpful, if we are ever in the area again would stay in this lovely house.

    Dear Angela, Thank you for your lovely review it is very much appreciated. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a nice stay at Lonsdale House."

    There was a lovely welcome pack on arrival which was very much appreciated. The property was very clean and ideally situated for the local amenities and for visiting the wider area. There is plenty of parking and the kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, plates and glasses etc. Communication from the owners was excellent. The only minor areas that could be improved are that the showers are small and there was no facilities for recycling cardboard, plastics and bottles. Overall I would recommend staying at this property.

    Dear Kevin, Many thanks for your great feedback and we are really pleased that you had a great stay at Lonsdale House and would recommend us. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Oct 2023

  • "We booked this house, that used to be a hotel, for a family break."

    We were absolutely delighted with the amount of space and location; the kitchen had plenty crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. There was a lovely welcome pack on arrival which included a box of tea bags, sugar, biscuits, milk, prosecco and chocolates. There was a mini supermarket within walking distance to buy any essentials. The property was about 10 minutes walk to Lake Windermere and there were loads of pubs, restaurants and cafe on the way there. All 4 of the bedrooms were of good sizes and were all en-suite. There was parking at rear and front of the house, we used the rear carpark because we had our dog; the front of property didn't have a pavement. We had use of a large kitchen, dining room, sitting room and a bar (which we stocked and made good use of). There were board games available to add to the family fun. The TV had Netflix at no extra cost. The owners were in contact to let us know the property was available earlier and messaged us on our last day to wish us a safe journey. There was only one area that I feel could improve this place and that would be for the showers to be modernised and larger cubicles. However, this aside, I would highly recommend this property for a family or friends break.

    Dear Dawn, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Lonsdale House."

    Definitely recommend it for a stay in Windermere. Very charming, spacious and with all facilities you need and more! So convenient to walk to the shops and down to Bowness.

    Dear Janette, We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Lonsdale House. Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place, owners are kind and quick to response to any of our needs"

    Dear Kantapat, Many thanks for your wonderful review it is very much appreciated. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in the beautiful Lake District. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kantapat5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, with the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere in easy walking distance."

    Good size dining room, conveniently adjacent to the well-equipped kitchen (though a few of the pans could do with being replaced). Bar area great for socialising (we moved some furniture around to fit in all our party of eight). Shame there is limited daylight in the downstairs areas. Parking for all four cars was a boon (even though the parking arrangements limit the ability to sit outdoors). Bedrooms are nicely done, though some of the en-suite bathrooms are somewhat compact. Great the property allows dogs, and it was an easy walk to the lane behind the house on summer mornings and evening. Property owners were friendly and helpful.

    Dear Douglas, Thank you for your great review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great property."

    The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed and the bar was a brilliant area to chill. Only a 10 minute walk down to the town. Excellent location with private car parking at the rear for at least 4 cars.

    Dear Kenneth, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lonsdale House and we really appreciate your excellent feedback. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the house."

    It was very spacious, clean and had great facilities, including a big car park which was handy as parking around the lakes is difficult. It was close to all the facilities. The bedrooms were lovely, and really big. It was great that everyone had their own bathroom. We would recommend this property for large family/friend groups, as there was so much space and the kitchen and dining room had everything you needed for cosy gatherings. Something that could be improved was the seating in the lounge. The seating wasn't very comfortable for a large family group and given that it rained every day we spent a few more evenings in than anticipated so bigger sofas would be good. If we had had better weather, we probably wouldn't have even noticed this issue. We met the landlord and he was lovely and very helpful.

    Dear Frances, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was lovely to meet you all and we are really pleased that you had such a great stay with us despite the terrible weather. We have moved and altered the seating in the lounge and also in the dining room to make it more comfortable on those rainy days. We always aim to improve and strive for guests to have the best possible stay - it’s just a shame we can’t control that weather! Best wishes, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    On arrival we were delighted with the place. The house was bigger than expected with ample parking at the back of the house. The hosts responded promptly to any queries and a request for fans (as the sudden heat wave arrived) was delivered the next day. My little granddaughter believes in fairy's and her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she discovered a little fairy door in the wall on the bar. All in all an enjoyable holiday.

    Dear Elvira, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are really pleased that you had such a lovely stay and that your granddaughter noticed the presence of fairies in the house :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Andrew & Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elvira5.0Jun 2023

  • "In general this a lovely spacious house Kitchen is very modern with everything ..."

    In general this a lovely spacious house Kitchen is very modern with everything you need for your holiday Bedrooms a reasonable size all with en suite A few of the shower mixers getting a bit dated Parking is very good all off road Lonsdale House is in a great position for shops restaurants and a short walk down to the lake Regards Bob

    Dear Bob, Many thanks for your great review it is very much appreciated. We are really pleased that you had a wonderful stay and that you had such fantastic weather for the week and especially for the wedding, Best wishes, Andrew & Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "This property is in a very good area ,the house was spotlessly clean and the ..."

    This property is in a very good area ,the house was spotlessly clean and the food hamper was a bonus, with plenty of parking available they was plenty of room for are family I would recommend this property ,we didn't meet Andrew and Kate but they kept us up to date with everything and was very helpful when we left some thing behind Super place to stay

    Dear Elaine, We are really pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Lonsdale House and we really appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Andrew & Kate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations."

    It was perfect. It was immaculately clean, well furnished and had everything that we needed. It was a perfect location, just walking distance into the town. I loved the decor and furniture, it added character to the house. It has its own bar which was fun to gather around for pre-dinner drinks. There was plenty of space within the house, and also for parking outside. The house was peaceful and I slept well. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was nice. I think the owners have done an exceptional job of meeting visitors needs and make the house cosy and inviting. They have thought of everything. We will return.

    Thank you for your fantastic review and we are really pleased that you had such a great stay in the Lake District. It is lovely when the hard work and thought that has gone into the house is so very much appreciated and enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great accommodation in a quirky layout."

    Much enjoyed by all of us. Central position for walking down to lakeside or up to Windermere. Great selection of pubs an eateries within easy walking distance.

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you all and hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed with 3 generations of family for a weeks holiday."

    Its not the normal type of property we would select to be honest as the layout wasnt super practical for our family of 8 ranging from 15-85 and 2 dogs. Especially with it not having any sort of garden. However, we were well aware of all this before we booked. We wanted to stay on this occasion close to Windermere and in the school holidays our choices were limited. So, if we do not return, it will only be because the property didn't quite fit our family make up/circumstances. We needed to spend quite a bit of time in the living room (due to weather and illness) and it wasnt that comfortable or sociable for all of us to do that at the same time. Having said all that, we had a good stay and the hosts could not have been more helpful. It truly is a unique property and we are very happy that we had the opportunity to call it home for a week. We certainly created a lot of memories there. The bar area was a big hit, as was the size of the dining table which was perfect for our board games. The bedrooms were great, lovely size and decor. However the ensuite in our room was tiny and the shower cubicle miniscule. That meant that showering was uncomfortable and for me pretty impossible to wash my hair properly. The firedoors on each bedroom (due to it being a former hotel) meant that when someone (two teenagers!) let the door just close behind them it was very noisy. Car parking was excellent and we tended to park at the rear of the property and use the doors directly into the living room for most of the stay as that worked better for us. A really convenient spot to walk into Windermere and lots to do on the doorstep without having to drive away. Two of our party hired cycles for the week and we all hired a boat for a day. All in all great accommodation, smashing hosts and somewhere we would be happy to return to if we were looking to visit with a group of friends to use it as a base. PS the teenagers were very happy that Dominos delivered to the property - just make sure you tell them when ordering to come round the back!

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Feb 2023

  • "What can I say what a amazing stay."

    The quirky decore. Keeping the previous b&b features was a great touch. Each room had an ensuite toilet and shower. The bar area was a great feature. The Internet went down during out stay and a quick text to the owners they came to reset. So lovely to meet them and we will definatly book again. Pub not to far short walk into bowness and the lake so the dog loved his walks. Loved how dog friendly bowness is with the shops and pubs. 5 star definitely thank you so much

    Thank you for your kind comments and fantastic review it really is very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you all and we are really pleased that you had such a wonderful stay. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lonsdale exceeded all of our expectations, the photos don't do it justice it's gorgeous inside."

    Very easy to find, spacious, comfy, it felt like a home from home. Perfect location, only a few minutes walk to the lakefront and Bowness.The owners left us a hamper of Fizz and treats, it was such a lovely gesture and a great touch. The owners were in touch from when we checked in and were so kind and helpful. The rooms were lovely, the bar / dining area / living room was perfect for a games night and to spend time together. We'll definitely be back. Thank you for a stunning weekend in the lakes.

    Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback it really is very much appreciated. We are so pleased that we exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Take care and all the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jan 2023

  • "Really great place to stay."

    We celebrated my 50th, the pub inside was a great addition. Very close to all local amenities. Walks from the door and we did not use the car for duration of our stay. Thank you!

    We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay and a fantastic 50th Birthday. We really appreciate your great review and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2023

  • "Such a lovely place, with lots of space and and home comforts."

    We were a family of 7 staying with 4 adults and 3 children. We had lots of space and rooms to suit. Facilities where great and the bar area was fun in the evening when we had games night! The locations is great, slightly up the hill from the lake with some traffic noise in the morning in the front rooms but not too noisy. The decor is lovely with lots of little places to sit. The beds are very comfy. Great touch with the welcome hamper!! Only thing we would recommend woukd be bigger showers or a bath too and more places to hang wet coats and boots. Great for a group, would stay again.

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house, everything in it is brand new, the bedding, kitchen and equipment."

    Such lovely touches from the owner leaving us gifts and wine for our stay. We particularly enjoyed the bar but the bedrooms were furnished to a high standard and the new kitchen was perfect for our group of 8. We were there for a special birthday celebration and the owner let us in early to put balloons etc in the bar area, a very cheerful and helpful person. We will definitely be back, maybe next time with more of the family when the rest of the house opens up!

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you all had such a wonderful stay and that Frank had a fantastic birthday. It is very important when planning an event such as a special birthday that you find the right venue in the best location and it is great that Lonsdale House served to deliver all of these. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous stay in a beautiful home."

    The owners were extremely helpful making sure we had everything we needed for a perfect stay including a lovely welcome gift of all the essentials. Lonsdale house has a quirky feel with it's own bar and is very spacious finished to a high standard and was extremely clean the parking at the rear was a real bonus in the location.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lonsdale House. It is lovely when guests appreciate the hard work, love and care that has gone into creating a house that they feel comfortable, safe and special in. Take care and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had an excellent week here."

    The location was perfect for touring the area and within a few minutes walk of shops, cafes and Lake Windermere itself. The hosts couldn't have been more accommodating with wine and goodies laid on for our arrival and a very thoughtful gift of flowers when we left. Thank you.

    Thank you for the lovely card and your wonderful review. We are really pleased that you had such a great holiday in the Lake District and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 3 x four poster beds with TV and en-suite shower room, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, with en-suite shower room, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Bar
  • Gas central heating .Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 5 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars at the front and the rear of the property
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two well behaved dogs are welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: The fire place in the sitting room is for aesthetics only and is NOT to be used

The property

Lonsdale House is a marvellous, large mid-terrace town house enjoying an enviable position in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

A former Gentleman’s residence built in 1851, this Victorian property's accommodation is set over two floors and enjoys an elegant interior, whilst the very best of the Lake District National Park is on its doorstep!

Upon arrival, you will be pleased to discover generous off-road parking spaces for six cars, so you can easily unload your things into your new home-from-home.

Make your way inside to discover a beautifully decorated and spacious sitting room, where you can unwind on the ample, plush seating as you watch a show on the TV.

Continue to the kitchen, an area finished to a high standard and offering the designated chef an array of appliances to rustle up delectable, home cooked meals.

These meals can be savoured in the well-presented dining room, where an abundance of seating is available.

There is also a bar on this floor, where you can enjoy a tipple or a glass of bubbly, you are on holiday after all!

As the day turns to night, climb the stairs to the first floor to find four thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, three four poster bedrooms and a twin, all of which feature TVs, en-suite shower rooms and complimentary toiletries.

Get to know your surroundings and wander into the picture-postcard town of Bowness-on-Windermere, with its promenade offering boat hiring opportunities and cruises to Lakeside or Ambleside, whilst the town itself offers a variety of restaurants and shops to cater to your needs.

In terms of attractions, be sure to visit the marvellous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, enjoy a stroll along Cockshot Point of The Glebe, where you can soak up the views, partake in an array of watersports at the nearby outdoor centres, or travel across the water to the National Trust's property of Hill Top.

A short drive or cruise north will bring you to the friendly town of Ambleside, where history buffs can immerse themselves in the ancient history of the area, thanks to the Ambleside Roman Fort and the Armitt Library & Museum Centre; those who enjoy the outdoors will also be delighted by the town's access to a trail passing by Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall to Wansfell Pike.

Why not spend some time in Kendal, a market town hosting Kendal Museum, the Quaker Tapestry Museum and two marvellous golf courses?

There are a wealth of sights and activities waiting to be discovered, from days out in Keswick and Pooley Bridge to enjoying the outdoors in Ullswater and Scafell Pike.

An excellent stay awaits at Lonsdale House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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Note: The fire place in the sitting room is for aesthetics only and is NOT to be used

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas