Westward Ho ref: UKC1647

Bowness-on-Windermere, near Windermere, Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


With gardens running down to the lake and a private jetty, Westward Ho is an elegant property where guests will find comfortable and spacious accommodation of a high standard. Beautifully presented, the elegant living room offers guests sumptuous sofas, and benefits from an open fire to cosy up in front of on cooler evenings. The bay window offers panoramic lake views. The well-equipped kitchen with Miele appliances, opens through to a delightful dining room with lake view picture window and a feature Lakeland slate wall. Lake views can also be enjoyed from the bedrooms. Stunning views across the lake set the scene for a meal to remember – the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or anniversary with your loved one. Then relax in the adjacent sun room which opens out onto a generous terrace that offers enjoyment of this prize location, whatever the weather.
On the first floor, fabulous lake views can be enjoyed from the rear bedrooms – a delight to wake up to. Admire the bird’s eye view of Windermere in all her glory, the steamers cruising the gentle rippling waters, the fells and beyond, and the tranquillity of this special setting. Generous gardens run down from the terrace to the lake, a fabulous space to enjoy the setting sun, and guests are able to wander across the terraced lawns to the private jetty (no boat launching available).
In a particularly special setting, Westward Ho is an ideal venue for special breaks and those ‘spoil yourself’ moments. The property sits just a short drive from the much-loved lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere and neighbouring Windermere village. Both offer a tempting mix of shops, cafés and restaurants. Steamers travel the lake from Bowness, and the ferry crossing over to the western fells is just a short drive away. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Hallway: With separate toilet.
Living room: With open fire, 47" Freeview TV and iPod dock.
Dining room.
Kitchen/breakfast area:
With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room: With 40" Freeview TV.

First floor

Half landing:
2 steps up to...
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
2 steps up to...
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
2 steps up to...
Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area, garden furniture and private jetty. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars and a boat trailer. No smoking. Please note: Babes in arms only. There is a gated and fenced lake at the end of the garden leading to jetty. This property has a security deposit of £300.
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  • Shops
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular locations in the Lake District. Situated midway down Lake Windermere, a long promenade skirts the lake with views over a busy harbour where pleasure cruisers arrive and depart taking visitors up and down the lake.

The town has a vibrant, bustling atmosphere, especially in the summer months and a superb lakeside setting with lovely views across and down the lake. A car ferry runs to the far side of the lake taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead or you can take a trip on one of the steamers north to Ambleside or south to Lakeside.

There is plenty to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Steamboat Museum, as well as an 18 hole `pitch and put' and sailing marinas. Bowness provides a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as a wide range of shops, all within easy reach.

Things to do nearby

Total Adventure Limited

Activity days for small and large groups based in Bowness on Windermere. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling and orienteering. Tel: 01539 444451

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Windermere Car Ferry

Windermere Ferry has been operating for more than 500 years taking people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District! Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on board then take a walk around the lake or visit one of the many attractions nearby. Well behaved dogs travel free. Tel: 01539 443360

Blackwell - Arts and Crafts House

This is one of Britain's finest houses and has been kept in its original state. The views over Windermere make the gardens a real joy. Tea room and Craft shop with exhibitions. Tel: 01539 446139

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Monties Cafe
Monties Cafe

Open every day, serving hearty breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. Monties Cafe always aims to use as much local produce as possible.

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