Burn How Garden House Hotel
Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere
Tel: 015394 46226 http://www.burnhow.co.uk/
Our Hotel in the English Lake District is a magical place for you to visit and enjoy at any time of the year. Whether you are visiting for the huge range of outdoor activities on offer or a peaceful break, there’s always something to see or do in the Lakes.
The Burn How Hotel is located in the centre of the Lake District, just a short walk from Lake Windermere and the bustling centre of Bowness which offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, and yet the hotel’s accommodation is surprisingly quiet, located as it is in our hotel’s private grounds. Walks from the Hotel around the Lakes and the Lake District National Park can be obtained from the Hotels reception.
The Burn How Garden House Hotel offers a unique and wide choice of room types and accommodation styles. Providing you with the perfect accommodation from which to explore the Lake District National Park.Offering both privacy and seclusion, each room at Burn How Hotel’s Lakes Accommodation can be found within the grounds of the hotel surrounded by rich and colourful gardens. All of our rooms offer ensuite accommodation just a short walk from the centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Rooms have their own individual parking space, and most have a private sun balcony. The hotel accommodation is based in the heart of the Lake District and in close proximity to the regions lakes and mountains.
Our accommodation includes: En-suite facilities; TV and radio; Telephone; Complimentary hot drinks; Luxury toiletries
Facilities in the main house include a cosy lounge where you can relax with the papers or sink into a good book. For those who need to keep in touch with the office while away, complimentary wireless internet access is also available.
The Burn How’s passion for using locally sourced produce is evident in our varied menus. Our Cumbrian breakfast starts with an array of fresh fruit, local yoghurts, a variety of cereals and fresh fruit juices, followed by our freshly cooked hot breakfast. A winner of the Visit England breakfast award. Choose from local Bannerigg farm eggs, locally sourced bacon and sausage, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs (or one of the other dishes on our menu) accompanied by a selection of teas or coffees from Farrers fo Kendal to set you up for the day!!
The Burn How – meaning “the house on the hill by the stream” – was originally owned by the Short family who were famous for their 1937 Sunderland flying boat. The current owner, Mr Michael Robinson, has cared for and cultivated the mature gardens for over 30 years, encouraging the local wildlife that delights our guests with their antics, and creating an oasis of peace and tranquility where you can Escape, Relax and Unwind.
The gardens were originally planned by Thomas Mawson, the celebrated early 20th century landscape designer. His trademark terraces and stonework allowed views to the surrounding fells and lakes.
Some of the Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) in front of the restaurant have been around for over 50 years, and the rich and colourful gardens are also home to a wide variety of native plants and trees.
In a elevated position overlooking the garden is the Main House where you’ll find the Reception area, Lounge, Bar and Restaurant.
And nestling among the trees you’ll find a diverse range of room types unlike any other hotel in the Lake District. From standard to deluxe and chalet-style to cottage rooms, there is definitely something for everyone at The Burn How Garden House Hotel. We care about the Lake District environment and have partnered with the Lakes Tourism & Conservation Partnership to help finance conservation projects throughout the Lake District.
Some comments from Trip Advisor:
We had a relaxed stay in 2 lovely private lodges at this hotel. There was plenty of room for the 4 adults and 3 little ones. We had a nice modern bathroom with pretty lights and big fluffy towels. Nice comfy beds and cotton sheets.
We had a delicious early evening meal and the most amazing breakfast.
A most helpful lady took my booking, and from the moment we arrived everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
It was just 5 minutes walk to Beatrix Potter Museum and we were able to leave our cars before we had checked in, which was a great help.
All in all a real treat. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
We had a great couple of days here, the breakfast had great ingredients, well cooked. I had the Cumbrian breakfast (great quality food), I also had the smoked salmon and scrambled egg on the second day, again really well cooked and delicious. The staff couldn't do enough, they were really helpful and friendly.
The room was warm and well equipped, we had a family room which was clean, comfortable and really quiet.
From here you can easily walk into Bowness, which is a nice town. Great food can be found in the town, we didn't have a bad meal. A really nice, centrally located and quiet hotel with great food and great staff, we really couldn't fault it.
We have used this hotel several times it is consistent. The staff are helpful and friendly, The restaurant is relaxing with attractive garden views. The breakfast (I think it is renowned) and should be for quality and choice.
Another wonderful stay at Burn How to celebrate a birthday with family and friends. A warm welcome, comfortable rooms (ours had been stylishly refurbished to a very high standard), excellent breakfast and the best dining menu - locally sourced and deliciously executed. I cannot recommend strongly enough.
This is a warm and comfortable hotel with first class food, extremely friendly staff, good sized bedrooms and is well located. We will definitely return and have no hesitation in giving it a 5 Star recommendation. Thank you to the owners and all the staff for a most enjoyable and comfortable New Year break.
The rooms were spotlessly clean, spacious and after a few hours of walking, the bed was great to relax on and sleep. The breakfast was lovely (with a number of options) and the evening meals were delicious. Compliments to the chef! Finally a big thank you to ALL the staff who were friendly and more than welcoming.