The Howbeck Guest House - Windermere - Lake District“Fantastic food & accommodation”

Welcome to The Howbeck guest house, one of Windermere's top luxury places to stay. Our AA 5 star rating is recognition of our excellent customer service, as well as our superb levels of comfort. We pride ourselves on providing a delightful retreat where the warmth and friendliness of the Howbeck team are always apparent. Our aim is to provide the kind of service you would only expect in 5 star Windermere & Lake District hotels. From the moment you arrive you will be made to feel welcome, to feel at home, leading one delighted guest to describe our luxury Windermere guest house as "once discovered, never forgotten".

Our aim is to ensure that your visit The Howbeck, our luxury Lake District Guest House, is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible; after all, we want you to come back. Each of the eleven spacious rooms and suite has been designed with comfort and style in mind, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed and ready to explore Windermere and the surrounding Lake District. Bowness on Windermere and the shores of Lake Windermere, with its breathtaking scenery, are just a five minute stroll from our Howbeck Guest House, while the lakes and mountains of the Lake District National Park are also easily accessible.

Close to The Howbeck


Health Club

Spa and Pool facilities a short 5 min drive at Health Club, entry incl on all direct bookings free of charge.


Health Club Gym

State of the art fixed strength and functional training kit with a wide range of Free Weights.


Romantic Breaks

head to the Lake District for a romantic break, a chance to spend some quality time with the one we love.



Renowned for its award winning breakfast. Winner of the AA Breakfast Award in 2010 to 2014

Graded a 5* Star Guest House by the AA and listed in their Top 500 places to stay, the Howbeck's most recent award is the AA Breakfast Award, recognition of the quality of the local ingredients used to give you the perfect start to each day. Each room has superb en-suite facilities, including cosy towelling bathrobes and hairdryers. Although being in the heart of the Lake District, it would be a travesty to miss its dramatic scenery and beautiful landscapes, despite the temptation of the luxury and comfort of the Howbeck.

The Howbeck's award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to start your day. Whether you're planning to hike, cycle, sail or simply sightsee, what better way to set yourself up than with a hearty Cumbrian platter. After a long day on your feet, unwind at one of the many restaurants nearby.

Whatever your reason for visiting the Lake District, the team at the Howbeck Guest House in Windermere will go to every length to make your stay comfortable, truly 5 star, to see that you are looked after. And we are confident that you will not be disappointed.

  • Graded by the AA as a 5 star guest house
  • AA Top 500 places to stay
  • AA Breakfast Award winner
  • Free parking in our private car park
  • Sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linen in every bedroom
  • Luxury, soft bathrobes and towels in each bathroom
  • White Company toiletries supplied for each bathroom
  • Free wifi access in all rooms
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Complimentary membership to a new, 3m spa and leisure club
  • Just a 2 minute walk into the centre of Windermere


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    Cumbria tourism awards

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