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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


All credit card transactions by American Express (AMEX), whether prepayment or on departure, will have a surcharge of 5% added to the total bill.
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors
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

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

Here at Indulgence Beauty our therapists are fully qualified and committed to your relaxed well being. Whether you have just a moment to recharge, an hour to detox or a day to relax our tranquil surroundings help to provide an exclusive body care experience, whether the main aim of your visit is relaxation and stress relief, wedding preparations or simply an everyday treatment.

Spa Facilities

With our full range of beauty treatments as detailed below using the Dermalogica Range, we hope that there is something to suit each and every individuals needs.

No. of treatment rooms: 1
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 1

Children must be accommpanied by an adult at all times.

Opening times

Monday: 09:00- 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00- 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00- 17:00
Thursday: 09:00- 19:00
Friday: 09:00- 19:00
Saturday: 09:00- 19:00
Sunday: 09:00- 17:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa Bath

  • Steam room

  • Sauna


We offer a range of treatments to make your me time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)


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.

Sat nav users: type LA23 3EP

Send to Tom Tom

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)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


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.

Available room set ups

U shape

The Bower Room

A classic self-contained Board Room at the front of the hotel seats up to 18 boardroom style. The windows let in natural daylight and beautiful garden views. This is a very pleasant meeting room

The Bay Room

Ideal for larger meetings or small training sessions, the beautifully-furnished Bay Room enjoys gorgeous views over Lake Windermere through its bay windows.

It can comfortably seat up to 80 people and is also licensed for civil ceremonies, making it the perfect location for small weddings and private dinner parties.

The Ebor Suite

Bright and airy, the Ebor Suite with adjoining syndicate rooms, which can be separated into 3 rooms or left open as one large syndicate room is ideal for large conferences, presentations for 120 people or buffets and dinners or events for up to 100 people.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
The Sun Lounge 30 0 10 10 0
The Bower Room 40 0 18 18 0
The Bay Room 80 30 24 24 0
The Ebor Suite 120 60 40 40 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Lovely dog friendly hotel

17/04/2015 E E, Ewloe, United Kingdom

Well located within easy access for walks by Windermere Lake Good food and service from very friendly staff Leisure suite was being updated on our last visit can't wait to return this... more


Lovely hotel and town

15/04/2015 gillyr123, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

We stayed here for one night during the Easter holidays and could easily have stayed longer. We had a family room on the top floor which was a great size for our family (2 adults, two preschoolers... more


Don't stay in hotel for dinner

15/04/2015 Loise M, Manchester, United Kingdom

Extremely slow service even though there was hardly anyone in the dinning room; when the food did arrive, we were given tiny portions. Some items on the menu were extra (not included in the room... more


Dog friendly

14/04/2015 cazzz3, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Thumbs up for the Best Western it was lovely and clean unlike some of the dog friendly places we have stayed in. We really enjoyed our stay. having wi fi as well made all the difference. It's within... more


Does the job

12/04/2015 Graham K,

Stayed for 2 nights over Easter, unfortunately we didn't eat or make use of the facilities but found the room decent enough, bed was comfy, bathroom as you would expect, very quiet at night, didn't... more