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The Burnside Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

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Come and cosy up in Cumbria!

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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Lake Road
LA23 3EP
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01539 442211


Please Note - All payments by American Express cards will have a surcharge of 5% (if payment is taken by the hotel) The Burnside Hotel and Spa is undergoing refurbishment, however guests will be able to use the hotel facilities as normal. For further details please contact hotel reception on 015394 42211. Please note this hotel now charges £12.00 per day for car parking.
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £20 per pet per night, please call to request
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

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The Waterbird 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

Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Windermere Room

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

Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
Weekend times may vary
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The 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

Relax and unwind at Burnside Spa with an aromatherapy experience that's as effective as it is luxurious.

Aromatherapy Associates apply the traditional principles of aromatherapy massage, using a unique pressure point massage technique that targets the nervous system to restore health and vitality bringing your mind and body back into balance.

Carefully selected natural ingredients are combined to produce a distinctive blend of essential oils designed to enhance the state of physical and emotional wellbeing.

Spa Facilities

Our newly refurbished Spa offers our guests pure lavish indulgence. Whether sitting by the pool or unwinding in one of two hot tubs, steam room or sauna it is an experience to savour. Our two treatments rooms offer a large range of treatments for the ultimate experience in relaxation.

State of the art facilities include main pool, feature hot tubs, steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool, treatment rooms and gym as well as relaxing poolside seating and poolside bar.

No. of treatment rooms: 2
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 1

Children are welcome from 8.00am until 7.00pm in Burnside Spa

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00- 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa Bath

  • Steam room

  • Sauna


Our newly refurbished Spa offers pure lavish indulgence from sitting by the pool and enjoying a glass of prosecco to unwinding in one of two hot tubs, steam room or sauna; not to mention the main pool is an experience within itself, press the secret button and make the whole pool bubble. Our two treatments rooms offer a large range of treatments using Aromatherapy Associate products. All set in a relaxing and tranquil environment with mood lighting, poolside seating and bar facilities. The ultimate experience in relaxation.



Aromatherapy Associates apply the traditional principles of aromatherapy massage, using a unique pressure point massage technique that targets the nervous system to restore health and vitality bringing your mind and body back into balance.

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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.


Wherever possible, Chef will purchase the best quality local meat, poultry, vegetables and dairy produce to support the British farming industry and the local trades people. But more importantly, hell use them to serve up a truly memorable menu for you and your loved ones.

We are always happy to arrange for your favourite dishes, or special requests to be incorporated into a menu. If your guests have special dietary requirements we will be delighted to cater for them on request.

Beautiful bedroom

The Lake Suite is a beautiful large bedroom decorated in a modern style with king size bed, spa bath, bath robes, lounge and large balcony with lake views. The Penthouse Suite is a superb bedroom decorated in a traditional style, set on three floors containing a beautiful sleigh bed, spa bath, bath robes, lounge and large balcony with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and private parking.


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

Wedding Organiser

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

Lake 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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 689 traveller reviews
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Another good stay.

18/01/2019 coralUk, uk

Stayed at the Burnside quite a few times now. Just decided to go last minute and just turned up at the hotel. Friendly reception staff who gave us a nice room with glimpses of the lake at a good price... more


Poor NYE and poor customer service

16/01/2019 Fiona P, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Paid top whack for NYE taster menu/ gala evening - spoiled by young unrestained children allowed to run riot all evening in the resturant. They were still there when we gave up and left at 10pm. No ma... more

Owner Response
Burnside H, Manager at The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Dear Mrs Parry, Further to your recent review, please accept our sincere apologies that your New Year's Eve Celebrations were disturbed by some fellow guest's children. As explained at the time by the management team, we are a family friendly hotel and although you felt the taster menu was not suitable for your children, the other guests who had booked the New Year's Eve package for their children disagreed and wanted them to be part of the evening celebrations with them. The hotel has always been family friendly and we have never experienced any issues with children on our New Year's Eve celebrations, everyone has always had a most enjoyable evening, I am very sorry this wasn't your experience. The Management & Staff of the Burnside Hotel & Spa


15/01/2019 kerryske, Manchester, United Kingdom

just stayed here for the night with my husband.think I'm gona say this is the nicest hotel I've stayed in and we've stayed in a fair few.i couldn't fault anything.the location and view was beautiful.t... more


Beware! High car park charges

06/01/2019 EuroApacheTraveller, Alsager, United Kingdom

We stayed in two apartments with in-laws in October 2018. Our rooms were new and very stylishly decorated throughout. The lighting design whilst appealing to the eye wasn't very practical. My in-la... more


spotless luxury hotel

05/01/2019 lfcboro, stockton on tees

We stayed here for a friends wedding in November. The hotel is lovely, we stayed in the new appartments, very spacious and clean, the new spa is excellent to, breakfast was very nice plenty of choice,... more


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