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1 room, 2 adults

Oakbank House

3,5-star3,5 stars
Helm Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, Windermere, England, LA23 3BU, United Kingdom

Victorian B&B, steps from World of Beatrix Potter
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • This B&B was great value for money. The room was really clean and well presented but most…Jul 22, 2020
  • Great location, Handy for everything Jul 21, 2020

Oakbank House

from ZAR 2,240
  • Superior Double Room, Lake View
  • Classic Double Room
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom (not ensuite)
  • Standard Double Room (Lake View)

What’s around Oakbank House


  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 9 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 1 min walk
  • Windermere Golf Club - 25 min walk
  • Hill Top - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Rydal Mount - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Brewery Arts Centre - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 90 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 28 min walk
  • Staveley Station - 9 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 11 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 11 AM-4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (13 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1864
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Oakbank House’s small print

Also known as

  • Oakbank House B&B Windermere
  • Oakbank House Bed & breakfast Windermere
  • Oakbank House B&B
  • Oakbank House Windermere
  • Oakbank House
  • Oakbank Hotel Bowness On Windermere
  • Oakbank Bowness On Windermere
  • Oakbank House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
  • Oakbank House Windermere
  • Oakbank House Bed & breakfast


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Oakbank House

  • Is parking offered at Oakbank House?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Oakbank House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Oakbank House?
    You can check in from 11 AM to 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Oakbank House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Graze Cafe (1-min walk), The Flying Pig (2-min walk), and Jintana Thai Restaurant (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Oakbank House?
    Recommended spots to visit include World of Beatrix Potter (1-min walk) and Lake Windermere (9-min walk), along with Windermere Golf Club (1.3 mi) and Hill Top (3 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 47 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Great stay and even greater breakfast!
Lovely hosts, couldn’t do enough for us. Room finished to a really good standard, bed comfy. Only slight point for improvement is telly is a bit small and a bit far away from the bed but not the end of the world. Best b&b breakfast I’ve ever had/seen. Not your standard cereal and toast. You have the choice of around 10 different dishes from waffles and bacon, eggs benedict, full English, various sandwiches etc. Have stayed at a couple of places round bowness and would mark this as the best and would return and recommend to everyone.
Oliver, gb2 night trip
Fair 4,0
As a Police officer and my wife a nurse working on the front line, we got a child free night and decided to go to the lakes for a night. Was delighted when we found Oakbank House. The photos on the website looked amazing and the majority of the reviews were great. Unfortunately we fall into the minority and our visit wasn’t what we had expected. The room we were shown to was on the ground floor between the kitchen and the entrance, and it looked nothing like the rooms on the website. When my wife brought this up with the owner and explained her displeasure and that she was nurse and just wanted one of the refurbished rooms as she had been working hard over the past few months the owners response was “ Well so have I and not all nurses have worked on the front line”. He then tried to offer us an upgraded room for £30 which he said was discounted. I wasn’t happy paying what we had for an inferior room compared to other guest who had paid the same for a refurbished room so I declined . I’d also left a message prior to arrival to state I was a vegetarian so when it came to breakfast and I was told I could have had a vegetarian option if I had told them before hand it really was the icing on the cake. That said, the other staff we spoke with were polite and the superior room looked very nice. The breakfast choice was good and the hotel was clean. Just would have been nice of the owner to have acknowledged the room we were in wasn’t one of the refurbished rooms shown online.
Dan, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Friendly staff, doing a great job with COVID regulations. Felt very safe. Great location in the heart of Bowness. Comfy beds, great breakfast with a view in a spacious breakfast room.
Simon, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Bowness, Oakbank House
We had an amazing time at Oakbank House. The location was perfect. The staff were very welcoming on our arrival and nothing was any trouble to them. They always had a smile on there face. Our room was room number 4 it was a superior room with a lake view. This was beautiful and so clean. What i am trying to say is i cannot fault this bed and breakfast. It was 10out of 10.
SONYA, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Fab 40/50th bday weekend
Great place to stay. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Lovely friendly staff, defo be back!
suzanne, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Enjoyable made welcome room lovely would definitely go again
Geoffrey, gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Short break in Bowness
Ideally located just minutes from the shops, restaurants and bars in Bowness. We managed to park in front of the house meaning that we could see our car from our room which we liked. Our room (9) on the top floor had a comfy bed and pillows and towels that looked brand new. The dual aspect windows gave us lovely views of the lake and neighbouring gardens. There was enough storage for our clothes etc. Breakfast each day was very good with lots of choice and good quality ingredients. The lady in the breakfast room was very friendly! We only have one negative in that we found the paintwork in the bedroom was quite marked as was some of the soft furnishings. Having chosen the property from its photos we did feel a little disappointed. However this would not prevent us from returning as we understand that the room is due for an update soon. We loved Bowness and would like to return again and would certainly stay at Oakbank House again!
Lisa, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great homely place
Oakbank was in great location. Minutes walk to shops etc. Staff were lovely. Breakfast was great with good selection. Bed really comfy. We all loved it and would highly recommend
Margaret, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Weekend away
Great location and price
naeem, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Good Hotel Great Location
We stayed in the 'side room', which although doesn't have a great view or much natural light was very convenient, private and quiet with plenty of space that we quickly grew to appreciate alongside the ability to open the door and receive the fresh lakeland air! The owner and staff were very pleasant and a small housekeeping issue was sorted out very quickly without any fuss. Nice breakfast with good selection of options. Situation is very convenient for Bowness and also a 20 min walk up to Windermere town. The only improvement would be to have a bigger slot for breakfast as 08:15 to 09:15 felt a touch restrictive.
gb2 night romance trip

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