Escape, Relax & Unwind
Escape, Relax & Unwind

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing things a little differently.

All measures have been put into place to ensure you the safest stay possible.

We are busy working on our Covid-19 policies and procedures to ensure you the safest stay possible.

We can still guarantee the same enjoyable stay waiting for you, lots of outside space and beautiful gardens to relax in.

Our friendly team are here to assist you with booking your stay.

Give us a call on 015394 46226, email or click the ‘Book now’ button to make your online reservation.

Read our Covid 19 response policy here

Always a warm welcome at The Burn How Garden House Hotel

The Burn How Garden House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere offers guests the chance to escape, relax and unwind in the beautiful Lake District, surrounded by stunning scenery, offering a unique and wide choice of accommodation and fine dining – the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park.



Our Offers

  • We will update our offers for re-opening

    Please keep checking this page , we will update as soon as we can re-open. Stay safe, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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Our Rooms

  • Cozy Double Room

    These rooms have been taken out of service to ensure all Covid-19 measures are adhered to. You’ll find our Cozy Double Rooms arranged over three floors in a striking, detached Victorian residence opposite the main Reception building.

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  • Classic Double Room

    These rooms have been taken out of service to ensure all Covid-19 measures are adhered to. You’ll find our Classic Double Rooms arranged over two floors in a striking, detached Victorian residence opposite the main Reception building.

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  • Deluxe Mews Room

    Treat yourself to our Deluxe Mews Room, part of a delightful stone-built detached Cottage in the grounds of the hotel. With only the deluxe Bay Room as neighbours, The Mews Room offers extra space and privacy with a large spacious...

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  • Deluxe Bay Room

    Our deluxe Bay Room forms one part of The Cottage, a stone-built detached dwelling delightfully situated in the grounds of the hotel. With only the neighbouring deluxe Mews Room close by, The Bay Room offers extra space and privacy with...

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  • Garden Lodge Room

    Our Garden Lodge rooms offer private parking and space for doubles, twins or families to relax in comfort. Our Garden Lodge rooms have a double and a single bed and also have an additional roll-out bed allowing 2 adults and 2 children to...

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  • Standard Rose Garden Room

    With views of the delightful rose garden terrace. The ground floor rooms are located behind the main Reception building and also have a patio leading out onto the rose garden terrace. Can be used as double or twin.

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  • Superior Rose Garden Room

    Our superior Rose Garden Rooms are located on the first floor and overlook the private rose garden. Three of our superior Rose Garden Rooms have king sized beds, and one offers a four poster bed.

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  • Superior Ground Floor Rooms

    We have two superior ground floor rooms situated in the Victorian house, both have bay windows overlooking the garden area to the side of the Victorian House. One of the rooms has a walk in shower and the second room...

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The Burn How Garden House Hotel offers a unique and wide choice of room types and accommodation styles. Providing you with the perfect accommodation from which to explore the Lake District National Park.


The Burn How is located in the centre of the Lake District, just a short walk from Lake Windermere and the bustling centre of Bowness which offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, and yet the hotels accommodation is surprisingly quiet, located as it is in our hotels private grounds.

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Spring has been blossoming and blooming in the Lake District, our garden is flourishing and flowering beautifully in this idyllic Spring weather. It is a real delight to the senses. The different shades of green of the trees, the plants...


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Covid 19 Policy

Here at Burn How, we have been working hard to ensure you a safe, enjoyable stay.

We are happy to offer you the same warm welcome with some new procedures and changes in place for the well-being of our guests and team.

All our Team are fully trained to work in accordance with current health and safety guidance as are our trusted suppliers.

The following information will explain the extra steps that we have in place for reopening on the 31st July 2020.


Before you travel

Please check with current guidelines that you’re fully well

If you or close contacts have experienced any symptoms of coronavirus within the past 7 days, please call us before you travel.

If your area has been affected by a local lockdown since booking, please let us know.

We will be more than happy to rearrange your stay with us in the event of illness or local lockdowns.

When you arrive

We will be here to welcome you! Staff will be wearing protective equipment in accordance with guidelines, but we have the same smiles underneath.

We kindly ask that only one member of the party enters the main reception area to check-in. If you feel more comfortable to have a contactless check-in, please contact us and this can be arranged.

Masks for guests are recommended in public areas

Signs outside will help you follow the procedures and social distancing

A one-way system will operate inside Burn How, where we have no need for lifts or corridors …and lots of lovely garden space

Plastic screening will protect you and us at reception

Please pay contactless (card payments preferred)

We will place hand sanitizers for you around the public areas

Your room

Cleanliness remains at the high standard our Team prides itself on.

You may notice some extra furnishing like cushions have been removed so we can ensure all areas are cleaned to the right standard between guests.

We have also removed paper information from the rooms. Please ask at reception for any information you may require.

To limit the risk, your room will not be serviced during stays of under three nights.

Fresh towels and top-up condiments and toiletries will be provided on request. If you stay over 3 nights, bed linen and towels can be replenished on request.

During your stay, we recommend keeping your room well ventilated by opening windows. Please leave windows open on departure.

We will be adhering to Housekeeping Standards Checklist, before and after your stay using protocols and cleaning best practice

Your Restaurant Experience

Head Chef Jane is delighted to welcome you back to the Garden Room Restaurant!

Tables will be placed adhere to social distancing.

We are bringing back our breakfast box so that you can choose breakfast in your room if you wish.

Breakfast in the restaurant still runs from 8 to 10 30 –still delicious even though we have no buffet – please book a time slot each day.

Dinner with us

We reopen with our new Dinner menu, slimmed down but still offering delicious local foods from trusted suppliers.

Please book in advance
We are currently limiting the restaurant exclusively to guests staying with us. We can seat families or “bubbles” together at the same table.

The Bar

If you require anything from the bar, just call reception with your order. We will let you know when your drinks are ready for collection to take back to your room or to our outside seating areas. If you are dining, we will serve all drinks at your table.

Gym and leisure facilities

Whilst our mini gym is closed, please enjoy our beautiful gardens and ask us for local walking and cycling routes.

Above All, Enjoy Your Stay!

Michael and the Team at Burn How.

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