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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Our autumn break was very very good. Gill and John very welcoming and friendly. Good location for all bowness has to offer. Room immaculate and comfortable.breakfast excellent with John,s fried eggs memorable. Well deserving of their star rating and would certainly stay at Holmles again. Richard and Yvonne (Anglesey)

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Just had a two night's stay at holmlea and was very enjoyable. We were made to feel very welcome by jill the proprietor, our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, dining room nice and bright , nice home cooked breakfast. Will definitely return. Ken& lynne , bradford west yorks.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are indeed in an excellent location close to all amenities and the Lake being less than 5 minutes walk. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Holmlea is run by a charming, warm and friendly couple who know how to look after their guests in the correct way. We had a great stay there , you get a warm friendly greeting when you arrive and the rooms as well as the guest house are spotless, they really do attend to detail and look after you well....

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and recommendation of our guest house. The beauty of staying in a small family b&b such as ours is that we have time to pay attention to detail and the time to engage with our guests and it was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to seeing you again.

Llanharan, Wales
Reviewed 27 September 2015

As+ a base for a short stay in Bowness, the Holmlea was ideal. We were made to feel very much at home by Gill who attended to our every need. The accommodation was in pristine condition, spotlessly clean and not a blemish anywhere on the décor. The room itself was equipped with all one could want and the bed was...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The welcome from Gill was very warming. The room was excellent, and extremely clean as was the en-suite. The hospitality tray was well stocked and the room spacious.Breakfast was very enjoyable and well cooked. Location was good for walking into Bowness and we found plenty of places to eat.Gill was very helpful with her knowledge of the trips we wanted...

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Aylesbury
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Lots of notices, do this, don't do that. Close to the town centre so fairly convenient. A bit pricey, but that's the Lake District. A bit light on the veggie breakfast options. Car parking was a bonus.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. 1) Our notices are there for guest safety, some are advisory to explain how things work and some are legal requirements ie no smoking. 2) We feel our prices are very competitive and we always advise our guests that by booking direct with us we can offer our best rates and special offers. Free wifi,...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

On balance our 3 night stay was ok, no more, no less. Probably not the place to stay if you like to drink water while in your room, or if you like to be clean. Good points - good location, clean room & bathroom, parking (with potential daily car shuffling) Bad points - no drinking water in room, just one...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. With regard to drinking water, we have a notice in the room folder (which you must have not read) advising guests that we are happy to refill water bottles. In fact we did refill your bottle each day when you went out on your walks. The toiletries (shower gel and soap) are complimentary for your...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We had a wonderful 2 night stay, our first time to the lake district and will not be the last. Very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were fabulous. Will definitely return one day. Gill, the owner, was very helpful and friendly. Janet M

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. We're so glad you have a relaxing stay. Hope to see you again.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We have just returned from three nights at this guest house in lovely Bowness. We were in the top bedroom with its own shower & toilet. The room was very adequate, bed and linen very fresh and very comfortable. The room was very clean as was the shower and loo, there was plenty of space for hanging and storing clothes....

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

We so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you. I can't take all the credit for the poached eggs as my husband cooks these. I will pass on your compliments. Hope to see you again.

Merseyside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Holmlea is a very welcoming bed and breakfast. We were met at the door by Jill who was most attentive. The bedroom was cosy and very comfortable with a good selection of tea, coffee etc. The room was bright and airy and had plenty of storage space. It was extremely quiet even though all rooms were booked - we didn't...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast accommodation located in a prime, quiet location of Bowness on Windermere, very close to Lake Windermere. We cater exclusively for adults only and are unable to accommodate pets. Our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk. Guests staying two nights or more have free access to swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities at a nearby hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House. Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District. ... more   less 

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Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $139 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The only thing I would change is the radiator as with the room been on the side of the house it took a long time to warm the room in the winter but this is only a minor thing ”
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“Speak to Gill direct with any concerns”
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“Stayed in room 5 you could just see view of the lake”
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“My husband and I had room 1, our son rm 2 (double for single occupancy). Rm 2 larger. Both had pleasant garden and fell views, not lake.”
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