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Holmlea Guest House
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Last minute short break which we both enjoyed. Holmlea is an ideal location for exploring Bowness and the Lake District. Within easy walking distance are a wide selection of restaurants,pubs and cafe's catering for all tastes. The guest house itself was very clean and comfortable and we were made very welcome.We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

What a lovely guest house with excellent hosts . We arrived early but had no problem checking in and the host John showed us into our rooms and whilst we got changed checked the location of the Thai restaurant we had booked.
Breakfasts are plentifull and tasty and Jill was so friendly and attentive.
Returned from day out to find a bottle of complimentary wine left in our room to celebrate our anniversary.
Can`t wait to return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

we were treated to a stay at Holmlea for our wedding aniversary by our daughters and they made a good choice, the hosts actually left aniversay card and complimentary bottle of wine which was a nice touch, B&B was very clean and ideal for our stay of two nights, location ideal for town and lake would deffinitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at Holmlea, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to return. The accomodation was brilliant, clean and tidy with a good choice of breakfast, which I really appreciated being a vegetarian. Gill was an excellent host, greeting us on arrival and there on hand anytime day or night if needed. We also had the added extra of a free pass to have use of the spa and swimming pool at the Macdonald Old England Hotel just down the road. We would definately recommend Holmlea to all our friends and family and to anyone who wanted accomodation in this beautiful area.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Stayed at Holmlea for 2 nights in March 2012 and we really liked it. Clean and friendly with a nice breakfast to set you up for the day. The location was great for Bowness, literally on the door-step. We were provided with a free spa pass for the Macdonald Old England Hotel down the road which was a nice addition to our break, making full use of the swimming pool and spa facilities. A few reviews on here seem to portray the place as unwelcoming but we didn't feel that was the case at all. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

My wife and I stayed at Holmlea, I was unaware of the previous feedback but my wife had read some of the comments. We can only say our stay was very good, Jill welcomed us, the accomadation was spotlessly clean and warm, the breakfasts were well cooked of adequate portions with extra toast etc offered if necessary, they were not the greasy offerings that you can find in some establishments. It was very close to the centre of Bowness so could walk there and back with ease and a Leisure pass was available for a hotel nearby to enjoy their gym, swimming or steam room, a welcome bonus after a long day in the hills. Jill filled our flasks each day and packed lunches are available if required. We found her to be very pleasant and a meticulous hostess. Despite negative comments from some other guests we did not encounter any difficulties and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

I have just spent three nights here with my husband and parents .The rooms were very comfortable and clean .The breakfasts were very nice and not greasy like some places i have been to.Gill was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble .The guesthouse was very close to the shops and restaurants . Would stay here again if ever i was in the area .Thank you Gill and John.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £83 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. 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. Guests that have booked direct are guaranteed our best possible rates plus 10% off a half lake cruise on Lake Windermere. ... more   less 
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