Oakbank House

Helm RoadBowness-on-WindermereLA23 3BUUnited Kingdom
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About Oakbank House

Oakbank House is a AA 5-star rated guesthouse overlooking the Lake District village of Bowness on Windermere, five minutes’ walk from the lakeshore itself. This mid-1800s former gentleman’s residence is a minute from the Beatrix Potter Attraction, and handy to pubs, cafes, restaurants and shopping. Guests receive free access to a nearby leisure spa, including swimming pool, gym, sauna, and steam/ice rooms.

Each room is en-suite and comes with a flat-screen TV with Freeview, tea & coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, radio and access to an iron and trouser press.

Off-street parking is available, the lounge overlooks the lake and has games and reading material, and the hosts are happy to arrange activities.

The award-winning breakfasts come with views, continental options and full Cumbrian/cooked meals, and packed lunches are available.

Oakbank House is 1.5 miles from Windermere Station and 2.1 miles from Windermere Golf Club.


Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)443386 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Convenience store
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect location to walk Bowness.

Oakbank House was found to be in a perfect spot for Bowness, near shops and pubs, just down the road from the excellent spa, gym and pool facilities guests could access for free, and a short walk away from Lake Windermere.

Comfortable rooms, lovely views, parking.

The rooms here were found to have lovely, bright decor, were clean, had comfortable beds, and some came with great views of Bowness and the lake. The complimentary on-site car parking was also thought to be handy, considering the difficulty in finding spots in the village.

Welcoming and attentive staff, tasty breakfasts.

Guests generally found the staff to be attentive, pleasant, knowledgeable and welcoming, and the breakfasts they served were thought to be tasty, with plenty of options made with high-quality ingredients.

Negative Reviews

Some bathrooms could be better.

A small number of those who stayed at Oakbank House were disappointed to find that some bathrooms were rather small for their needs, with cracked wash basins.

Disagreement with five star.

The five star rating was disputed by a few guests, who found the rooms and facilities a little plain and dated for this title, but the vast majority of people very much enjoyed their stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 64 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    8.1 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 64 reviews