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Welcome to The Melbourne Cottage in Windermere

Great location

The Melbourne Guest house in Bowness Village, on Lake Windermere offers guests worldwide a cheerfull and friendly welcome from this family run establishment

Internet access

Lock up for bicycles, lounge, wifi, ironing facilities and baggage storage.

Luxurious rooms

Luxurious traditional styled rooms to complement the rich surroundings of the Lake district.

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At your hotel

Built around 1876 in traditional cumbrian Stone we are situated in a quiet corner of the village, with a superb choice of restaurants, shops and traditional pubs just a few minutes walk. Bowness Bay is just a six minute walk.

Try a boat ride on Lake Windermere, visit Beetrix Potter's house nearby, cycling round grizedale forrest, canoeing, horse riding, walking or try a train journey on the Eskwale & Ravenglass narrow gauge railway through some of the most scenic views in england and all the sights you could wish to see. There is so much to see and do people always come back for more.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 12 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake.

Bowness-on-Windermere is Cumbria’s most popular destination, with the town busy for much of the year. People come to enjoy the lake for sailing and watersports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the town’s delightful setting.

The Victorian influence can be seen everywhere - in the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from Lancashire built large residences overlooking the lake, and many of these have now been converted to hotels, such as the Langdale Chase Hotel, Storrs Hall Hotel, and the Belsfield Hotel. Others houses include The National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole, between Ambleside and Bowness.

For a nice end to your day, relax in our cosy lounge, watch tv, read or have a relaxing drink.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Year Built 1876
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Tour assistance
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In your room
  • Climate control
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Coffee/tea maker

Eat and drink

Our well known cooked Lakeland breakfast - made from all fresh local produce - is served from 8am to 9.15am in the dining room. A continental style breakfast is aslo available for those with a less hearty appetite. Other times can be arranged with notice


Play
  • Rowing or canoeing nearby
  • Boating nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
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When you arrive

Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in hours are from 12 PM until 9 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside these hours should first contact the hotel using the number provided on the booking confirmation.

When you leave

Check-out time is 10 AM


How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: MasterCard, Visa


You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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