Hotel accommodation just a stone's throw from Lake Windermere. The ideal location to explore the English Lake District.

This unique Lake District hotel only two minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.

The Burn How’s unique layout is refreshingly different to most hotels; all the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the gardens – winner of Windermere in Bloom 2023.
Each room is provided your own dedicated car parking space and many have a private balcony.

Hidden in the centre of the Lake District’s leading destination town, this Garden retreat offers a very different experience from which to discover the most beautiful corner of England.

3 nights for the price of 2

Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights throughout November & December 

Your stay with us includes an amazing breakfast PLUS complimentary Tea & Cake every afternoon at your perfect base in Bowness on Windermere

Winter Langdale


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Giving a short break in the Most Beautiful Corner of England is so easy.
Burn How offers a very special experience.

Only minutes away from the bustling centre of Bowness and the shore of England’s biggest and most celebrated lake Windermere.

Great Value Winter Breaks

From the 5th November until our Christmas closure on the 17th December – we will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Winter short breaks of 2 nights, offer 20% off our Bed & Breakfast rates
  • complimentary tea & cake every afternoon
  • dedicated car parking space
  • 10% off Windermere Lake Cruises
    OR book 3 nights on our bed & breakfast rates and you will get the 3rd night absolutely free, including our amazing breakfast


January Windermere


We are fully open from the 27th December until the 7th January.
Including a 3 nights for the price 2 offer at New Year

Open fully again from the 31st January 2024


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90% of reviews, rate us as 'excellent' or 'very good' on TripAdvisor

Fabulous. Nothing to much trouble for the staff
Had an amazing time here. Our room was lovely and clean with extra measures in place. Check in smooth and quick. Breakfast was really nice and tasty. Thank you to the young man and Linda for a great stay.
Perfect for our needs
Six walkers in three twin rooms and everything spot on Lovely friendly staff and really good breakfasts. Rooms clean,warm and comfy. Really handy for Bowness centre. Just to reiterate the staff are a really mixed group from youngsters to slightly less young but all super efficient and welcoming, Well done
Excellent hotel, tucked away from crowds.
Stayed here for 2 nights with another family friend. Spacious clean rooms, barely 5 min walk from the lake front and esplanade. Space at back of rooms to sit and relax in shared garden space. Well manicured mature gardens all over. Lovely made to order breakfast. Nice staff, always smiling. Each room has allocated parking.
Just a lovely, easy, and restful place
Great location, beautiful gardens, excellent breakfast, and lovely, well equipped and clean room with outside space (superior double)! All staff really helpful and friendly. You can catch a lakes area hop on/off bus from the bus stop 7 mins walk away. Also the various boat trip options from the pier. Including self drive mini motor boats Fab for my short break. Will return!
I found this hotel last year, and having to stay in the area again, I had no hesitation booking into this hotel. The staff are excellent, very helpful. The rooms are nice and big , spotlessly clean with everything you would ever need. The breakfast is the best I’ve ever had, worth staying just for the breakfast. Central location but nice and quiet, with a short walk to the town centre. Great value for money.
Really Great Place
Stayed here for 1 night and what a great place , lovely Chalet with large en suite double room with kingsize bed and car parking space outside the room , perfect location for lake or Bowness-on-Windermere town , and the breakfast was really good , will definitely stay again.

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