Town Centre B&B’s in the Lake District
The most popular tourist towns and large holiday villages in the Lake District are Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere Village and Ambleside in the South Lakes and Keswick in the North Lakes; deservedly so as their settings are stunning, with panoramic views of the fells even from the centres.
The upside to staying in a main tourism destination is the choice of quality amenities and attractions as well as the vast range of activities on offer; the downside can be the competition for parking at peak periods. We’ve chosen a shortlist of quality b&bs and guesthouses offering bed and breakfast in the most popular Lake District towns where you can leave your car in private parking and stroll into the centre for all the shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions as well as easily accessing the famous lakes, Windermere and Derwentwater.
Keswick – Laurel Bank
High quality bed and breakfast accommodation with an ETC 4 star rating, with private car parking and an allocated space for each room. The owner is a qualified chef – so breakfast here is a dining experience. This delighful b&b is located on the elevated side of Keswick, within walking distance of the famous Castlerigg Stone Circle, with a bus stop outside the house for those who prefer to skip the 10 minute stroll into the town centre.
£29 to £38 pppnb. More Details and booking >>
Bowness-on-Windermere – Blenheim lodge
The AA 4-star Blenheim Lodge bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere is one of few offering good Lake Windermere views – up to six miles of lake seen from all but one of the guest rooms. Just a five minute walk from the town centre gives you the best of both worlds – handy town access and a peaceful setting. There is private on site car parking, but this b&b is also handy for those using public transport – with Windermere station just a mile away and just a 3 minute walk to the many restaurants, pubs and attractions of Bowness. £49.50 to £58.50 pppnb. More Details and booking >>
Ambleside – Cherry Garth Guest House
4 star family owned luxury guest house just 5 minutes walk to the centre of Ambleside, and 5 minutes walk to Windermere Lake. Plenty of private parking. Stunning views of the local fells. The grounds which are floodlit at night contain attractive sitting areas, an ornamental pond and a wide variety of mature flowering shrubs and bushes. 11 rooms including luxury and 4 poster. Children welcome and cots available. Well behaved pets can be accommodated by prior arrangement. Packed lunches can be provided for walkers.
£40 -£52.50 pppnb. More Details and booking >>
Windermere – Howbeck
This 5 star 11 room bed and breakfast guest house is just a minutes walk from Windermere village, and 15 minutes walk to Bowness village and Windermere lake. There are superior en suite rooms, luxury spa rooms and suites, full English breakfast, free parking and free wi-fi. There is a free spa and leisure are available near by.
£124-£225 prpnb. More Details and booking >>
Bowness – Oakbank House
The only 5 star guest house in Bowness, just 2 minutes walk from the town centre with exceptional views over Windermere lake and the surrounding fells. 12 rooms each individually designed. Private parking. Breakfasts using only the best fresh local produce. Free wifi. Leisure facilities availabe in an adjacent hotel.
£80 – £120 prpnb. More Details and booking >>
Keswick – Dunsford Guest House
High quality 4 star guest house for discerning couples. This Victorian guest house in a a quiet peaceful street just 2 minutes walk from the town centre. Beautifully decorated rooms with very smart ensuite facilities. 4 rooms with double beds for couples only. Private car park. Close to Fitz Park. Breakfast cooked by the proprietors Debs and Keith using only the best ingredients. 100% customer recommendations.
£70 to £74 prpnb.More Details and booking >>
A variety of companies organise mini-bus tours around the area – leaving or picking up from our towns – so you could take a relaxing and informative tour, visiting a variety of lakes and towns, or taking a specialised tour based on our local literary heros – Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, and Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons.