Author Archives: eileen

Wild fires in Canada halt our book launch

Wildfires sweeping across Canada have put on hold a literary celebration here at the Burn How Hotel. Crime writer Jonathan Whitelaw was due to fly over from Canada this week to launch his new novel, The Concert Hall Killer, at our hotel here in Bowness. But he and his family are stranded, unable to get […]

Meet the author

Regulars at our book club will already have met Christine Raafat, a regular attendee. But they might not know that Christine is a published author with a fascinating story to tell. And she’s going to be here to tell it, on Thursday April 18. Christine  grew up in the Eden Valley, in what was then  […]

Top crime writer will launch book here in Bowness

The latest novel by an award-winning crime writer is to be launched here at our book club at the Burn How Hotel. We will stage the launch party for The Concert Hall Killer, by Jonathan Whitelaw, in May. The novel is the third in the Bingo Hall Detective series, which sees Penrith pensioner Amita Khatri […]

Bowness book club is back!

The Book Club is back for a new season. And we are very pleased that our first guest author will be Steve Chilton, a leading figure in the world of fell-running. Steve is a runner, writer and cartographer, and a qualified athletics coach, with considerable experience of fell running and a marathon personal best of […]


Our final book club event of the year labelled us not just as the literary hotel of the Lake District but also brought a wonderful artist to our attention. Liz Wakelin has recently published Sketching a Year in Lakeland, a 52-week personal journey in which handwritten notes accompany beautiful water-colour pictures. These are of the […]

What’s on in the Lakes this Christmas

The most magical time of the year is at its very best here in the Lake District at Christmas. If you’re coming to stay with us in December, here’s a few highlights to keep you entertained, day and night. A Christmas market Up in Carlisle, the city centre is transformed into a festive winter wonderland […]

The thrill of paddle-boarding

Jo Moseley had a mid-life crisis in Tesco. She remembers exactly where she broke down in tears, opposite the shelf of chocolate Hobnobs. A 50-something single parent with teenage sons and poorly parents, she felt overwhelmed and unable to cope, until a friend suggested that exercise – any exercise – would help. And from an […]

Adventure women will be book club guests

Two adventurous women with a love for the outdoors are the final guests at the Bowness Book Club this year. The club meets at the Burn How Garden House Hotel, and unlike others there’s no requirement to join or read a particular book each month. Instead, visitors are treated to talks from a wide range […]

Floral trophy for Bowness hotel

The team here at the Burn How garden house hotel in Bowness are the proud winners of this year’s Windermere in Bloom trophy. They won the Lakeland Ltd cup and certificate for the best floral show. General assistant Melissa Steele collected the prize on behalf of the owners. Our hotel has become famous for its […]

Take the bus to see the Lakes

We are delighted with the news that the £2 cap on bus fares is extended until the end of next year. This is a great incentive for our guests to try a much more relaxing way to see the Lake District, leave their cars here, and enjoy a genuine holiday. And everyone’s in favour of […]