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Come and cosy up in Cumbria!

BEST WESTERN The Burnside Hotel proves that love at first sight really does exist! Set in mature gardens with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and the fabulous fells beyond, the hotel gives you stunning views and wonderful facilities, all wrapped up in accommodation thats bursting with character and charm.

Just 300 metres from the ever-popular steamer piers and bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, home of the famous Beatrix Potter Museum, were waiting to give you the warmest of waterside welcomes.

The original hotel building was a private residence, which means we can guarantee a homely feel to all who visit. And as were just a Seagull-skip away from Englands largest lake, our hotel offers stunning views of Windermere from the bedrooms, lounges and terraces!

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Kendal Road
LA23 3EP


Ongoing refurbishment plan. Please see Spa & Leisure section for details.
Bars, Free WIFI, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £10 per pet per night
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Silhouettes Restaurant

Silhouettes Restaurant is as popular with passers-by as it is with our guests, with tempting traditional hot and cold buffet breakfasts, delicious lunches every Sunday from 12noon to 4pm and a sumptuously seasonal table d'hote dinner menu with Chef's speciality dishes and homemade desserts all making sure the view on your plate is as memorable as the one from our windows.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:30 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Room One0One

Our Newly Refurbished A La Carte Restaurant, Room One 0 One, offers classic British cuisine with its own private lounge to relax in before and after your meal. Come and take a table, while we serve you with a smile.

Opening hours

Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

Harleys Bar

For a light bite, our homemade bistro meals here mean you can enjoy conservatory cuisine in comfort.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Windermere Golf Club

This course is maintained in superb condition by our head Greenkeeper David Wilkinson and his loyal team, and our new greens are probably the best in Cumbria (if not the North West). The course is not long but a good test of golf - why not come and give us a try - you will definitely not be disappointed.

Course information

Course Type: Professional
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 67
Distance: 5122 Yards
Handicap required


3 miles away in Windermere


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £45.00
18 holes £45.00
Buggy hire £25.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa Bath

  • Steam room

  • Sauna


***** Please note there is an ongoing refurbishment plan for the hotel and spa in place. The swimming pool is currently open with a sauna, steam room and spa bath, however refurbishment of the spa building is ongoing and there is currently a temporary entrance to gain access to the swimming pool. The gym and beauty rooms also remain closed for refurbishment at this time *****

Our leisure club is open daily from 8.00am to 8.00pm.



Working with one of our experienced wedding co-ordinators youll be able to plan the perfect day, your way. With bespoke, personalised service from the moment you say yes to our fabulous venue, well do everything we can to make sure that start of your life together has the happiest of endings.


How do we make your occasion so special?

With a choice of function rooms for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception options, you can get everything you want out of your big day. Plus, with a leisure club, beauty salon and mature gardens with the finest views overlooking Lake Windermere, you can have plenty to look forward to before and after it too should you or any of your 100 guests want to extend your celebratory stay.


Registry office:
Cumbria County Council
County Offices, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4RQ
01539 713567

For all your wedding requirements and to view the facilities and talk to an experienced Wedding Co-ordinator about your perfect day telephone 01539 442211.

You've made that thrilling decision - probably the most important one you will ever make - to marry, and now you need to ensu

For any enquiries please call Pauline Heaps on 01539 442211

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J36, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Windermere, 4.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 90.30 miles
Free parking on site (90 spaces)

Kendal Road
LA23 3EP

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Beatrix Potter (1 miles)

  • Windermere Lake Cruises (1 miles)

  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House (1.3 miles)

  • Lakeland Motor Museum (8.4 miles)

  • The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway (9.4 miles)


We welcome meeting and small training sessions with open arms here, as well as all the equipment youd expect of a professional hotel. Private dinners are catered for, while to large conferences, presentations and buffets for up to 120 people will all experience inspirational surroundings inside and out.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Ok but could be better

22/11/2015 Dippyblondbird, Bolton

The main areas of the hotel are lovely. They have clearly been refurbished to a high standard. I don't think the refurbishment works had quite reached our room. The floor was filthy and the bathroom ... more


Amazing meal. Immaculate room. New bathroom.

16/11/2015 Coasted, UK

Hotel room was absolutely immaculate. Brand new bathroom, Meal was amazing - felt like Michelin star. Steak incredible. It appeared that the restaurant attracted people from all around and not just ho... more


Burnside Hotel at Bowness on Windermere

14/11/2015 Brian S, York, United Kingdom

This hotel has been thoroughly refurbished and now has a Spa and Pool which is very relaxing with calm blue lighting, 2 x Jacuzzi - Steam room & Sauna . There is also a bar / bistro attached to the po... more


Great location, facilities and rooms

14/11/2015 Sandra L, Harrogate, England, United Kingdom

This hotel is within walking distance of Bowness, though a bit steep on the way back for pushchairs/wheelchairs. It has great facilities with swimming pool, jaquzzi, spa and bar and snooker room and b... more


Good position

13/11/2015 Christine H, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Our allocated room was nice but we upgraded at an extra charge for a very nice room with a view of the lake. Nice to stay in a hotel where you are on the outskirts, so quite but within easy walking di... more