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The Burn How Garden House Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfect location as base for exploring Lake District. Comfortable room with disabled b/room access as requested. Lovely well-appointed restaurant. Really enjoyed breakfast watching the birds in the beautiful garden. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend to friends and family in New Zealand.

Well positioned in the centre of Bowness. One night stay, room provided was ok, creaky floor, toilet/shower together, basin across the bedroom, bit old fashioned but fine. Nice homely surroundings, breakfast room and the breakfast itself was excellent, worthy of six stars!! Parking adequate, staff seem very friendly. Would recommend for a short stay.

Third stay here. Room 11 Rose Garden. Good size comfortable room that opens on to the terrace, you can sit out and enjoy the view. Queen and a Single in this room. Has everything we need. I think it may have had a refresh since our last visit, This was our first stay with breakfast and dinner as a package. Burn How has been noted for its excellent breakfasts for quite a while. The evening meal was excellent too. Lots of choice of local produce, including veggie ( not sure about vegan) all cooked and presented very well. I had sea bass one evening, lamb the next, and crayfish salad on one evening, crab salad the next. Delicious. Very nice selection of wines and local beers too. The service and staff were great too, very helpful and polite. The only thing to be aware of is that parking can be tight outside some rooms, if you have a van or SUV for example. Bowness town centre is five minutes walk away, the nearest pub 3 minutes, or try the hotel bar. Overall, very enjoyable stay :-)

We have stayed at this hotel many times but, due to ill health, hadn't been back for two years. We found everything as good as ever! Friendly staff, delicious meals, spacious clean comfortable room, Only slight problem, there was repetition on the evening meal menu. Pea soup three times out of the four evenings and it would be nice to have had some specials on the sweet menu.We hope to visit again !!

Booked hotel Last minute. Found the place right away and impressed. Couldn't get into the room right away so went for a walk. Got back to hotel later to be given a room with patio with a anniversary card. Nice touch! Lovely, spacious room, tastefully decorated . Had drink in the bar and sat out. Nice and calming with the sound of birds. Never had evening meal but restaurant looked busy and the food looked good. Breakfast in the morning very good. Would have enjoyed longer but family circumstances prevented this. Will be back again.

Absolutely love this place my partner had booked a night away for my birthday we ended up at this awful scruffy hotel after a few problems I told my partner I couldn’t stay there so we set off to find a last minute hotel praying there was somewhere available or we’d have to head home anyway we came across this one and I’m so glad we did the women on reception was amazing after us telling her what had happen she let us view the room first which was AMAZING it’s so close to everything and the breakfast in the morning was just as good so thankyou you saved my birthday and my engagement night would defiantly come back

Stayed one night to visit Bowness, this property is a couple of minutes walk from the centre. Stayed in the Bay room, had our own parking space outside our room. Very spacious and clean, couldn't turn any heating on in our room and the shower wasn't very powerful and barely luke warm. Breakfast fresh and welcoming in the morning. Staff are very helpful.

The staff were very helpful and friendly, the restaurant layout and views were second to none and the food choice, presentation and taste was excellent. I would definitely recommend this establishment. Can't comment on the Hotel facility we are all locals and didn't require accommodation.

Just returned from a three night stay at this lovely hotel, belated birthday stayl. We were in room 6 which was a good sized room and spotlessly clean. The room had a great balcony which was ideal for the lovely weather we had. The staff in the hotel are very pleasant and attentive. There is lots of choice for breakfast, anything from fresh fruit to many cooked options. We ate in the hotel on the first night and had a lovely meal. Would recommend this hotel and will return in the future.

Another fabulous family stay at this wonderful hotel. Food was excellent and we enjoyed fulsome breakfasts and top class dinners. The staff as always took really good care of us and service was attentive without being stuffy. They also make amazing Gaelic coffee!The chalet rooms are so good for families, lots of space to relax. We had three chalets together which meant we could be in and out of each other’s rooms easily. Definitely recommend this hotel which has a great location right in the heart of Bowness and is quiet too!

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

The Burn How Garden House Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Old Laundry Theatre and World of Beatrix Potter. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a fitness center. On a lake, the hotel is also close to Hill Top and Lake Windermere.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with English breakfast served for a fee.


The Burn How Garden House Hotel's 28 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 20-inch flat-screen TVs. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests of The Burn How Garden House Hotel enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 617 reviews