lake district bed and breakfast town centre

Lake District B&B’s with Parking

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.

The upside to staying in a main tourism destination is the choice of amenities & activities on offer; the downside can be the competition for parking. 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.


Ambleside – Hillsdale

hillsdaleThis charming 4 star Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre. Each room has been individually styled – as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next. All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. £30 to £51 pppnb. More Details and booking >>

Windermere – Howbeck
howbeck-windermereThis 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
oakbank-house-bownessThe 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
dunsford-guesthouseHigh 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.