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Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere

3-star3 stars
2/3 Biskey Howe RdBowness-on-Windermere, WindermereEnglandLA23 2JPUnited Kingdom

3-star guesthouse in Bowness-on-Windermere with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
Very Good8.2
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Rather comfortable
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From 64 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere

from $53
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Classic Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Premium Room, 1 Double, Ensuite (with Shower)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Premium Double or Twin Room, Ensuite (with Shower)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (14 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Year Built 1876

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

What’s around Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere


  • World of Beatrix Potter - 3 min walk
  • Old Laundry Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Bowness Bay Marina - Electric boat hire - 11 min walk
  • Lake District National Park - 23 min walk
  • Windermere Golf Club - 35 min walk
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House - 37 min walk
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Townend - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) - 91 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 26 min walk
  • Kendal Oxenholme Station - 24 min drive
  • Grange-over-Sands Station - 26 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 41 reviews

Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere
Such a lovely place to stay, great value for money, excellent breakfast and lovely hosts. We will definitely come back!
Jon, gb2 night romance trip
Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere
Excellent guesthouse
Excellent guest house situated in the Windermere/bowness lake region. Arrived to a pleasant reception from the owners of the guesthouse. Room was very clean and tidy however the room we stayed in (number 3) was rather small but the other couples we travelled with said there rooms were excellent and of a good size. Good cooked breakfast on the morning. Great location as all the pubs and attractions are approximately 5/10 minute walk away. Excellent place all round the small room was just a minor incovienece but was fine for the two nights we spent here.
Jordan, gb2 night trip with friends
Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere
Very Good8.0
Very friendly service
It's great place for relaxing with very friendly and supportive service,we will recomend it to all our friends
Maksims, gb2 night romance trip
Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere
OK but could be much better
No staff present on arrival, key left under plastic pot next to front door with wrong name on the envelope containing front door and room key. Wifi was non-existent, would not allow connection to either service but thankfully 3G in the area. Breakfast served 8am to 9am only so didn't allow for an early start. Room comfortable, a bit tight for space but otherwise OK, but the shower was useless with barely a trickle coming out on full power. All in all, over priced for the service and quality of the stay.
Scott, gb2 night trip
Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere
Very friendly
Felt very welcome on arrival friendly owners rebooked to go again
Matthew, gb3 night romance trip

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Melbourne Cottage Guest House, Windermere

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