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The Burn How Garden House Hotel

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Pagham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We had a great couple of days here, the breakfast had great ingredients, well cooked. I had the Cumbrian breakfast (great quality food), I also had the smoked salmon and scrambled egg on the second day, again really well cooked and delicious. The staff couldn't do enough, they were really helpful and friendly. The room was warm and well equipped,...

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review, not just of the hotel but the attractions close by to us as well. Breakfast is always a good start to the day and we are pleased you enjoyed it so much. Hope you can visit in the future

Lake District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We have used this hotel several times it is consistent. The staff are helpful and friendly, The restaurant is relaxing with attractive garden views. The breakfast (I think it is renowned) and should be for quality and choice. The evening meal selection is plentiful and well presented and made for quality and priced to suit your pocket (ask for a...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful stay at Burn How to celebrate a birthday with family and friends. A warm welcome, comfortable rooms (ours had been stylishly refurbished to a very high standard), excellent breakfast and the best dining menu - locally sourced and deliciously executed. I cannot recommend strongly enough.

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments on our newly refurbished room, and on our dining menu. We hope to see you back soon

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We normally stay in bigger, higher profile hotels but our visit to the Burn How was an excellent experience. This is a warm and comfortable hotel with first class food, extremely friendly staff, good sized bedrooms and is well located. We will definitely return and have no hesitation in giving it a 5 Star recommendation. Thank you to the owners...

1Thank Terry B
officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in 2016, thank you for your review and your lovely 5 star recommendation

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I only stopped for one night but what I experienced was great customer service and even better food, the room where lovely the only problem being the floorboards. The hotel + restaurant is only a 2 minute would to the town centre. Where the day + night life is great fun ….. I will defiantly be staying here again

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry to read that you were disturbed by the floorboards, unfortunately with the rooms in the Victorian Building tor all we have tried to have this remedied the old floor boards do squeak. We do hope you will come and try other rooms, thank you for your review

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

What a lovely start to the new year .the staff were very attentive and friendly . The food was excellent , the little touches and attention to detail really made it a lovely evening . Will definitely go again .

Thank Lynn6059
officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for the start of 2016, and taking the time to send your lovely review, we hope you will join us again

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Having booked our Xmas break here, we were a little apprehensive following the dreadful weather experienced lately. However our stay was perfect. We booked two night in the "Mews" with breakfast and two evening meals. The rooms were spotlessly clean, spacious and after a few hours of walking, the bed was great to relax on and sleep. The breakfast was...

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Burn How, thank you for taking the time to send in you review of your stay, it is always a nice feeling to pass onto the staff such lovely comments

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Stayed here before and will be back. Stayed in older building room 21 , great size , very comfy soft bed. 2 comfy chairs to sit and watch TV. Staff very friendly and very efficient at breakfast . Breakfast choice very good. We also like this hotel as parking no problem. This hotel is a 5 minute walk to bownes...

Thank Julie M
officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back again to visit soon. We are in a great situation only 5minutes walk to either the village or the lake side.

Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

My partner booked this hotel as a surprise birthday treat. I must say he did extremely well. Loved the hotel. We stayed in room 17 , the decor was amazing, it was clean, shower was good & the bed was the best I have ever slept in... Overall the room was fab! Less than a 5 min walk to the...

1Thank Laurie T
officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your birthday treat, and for your lovely recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to see us again

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We had to abandon our attempt to reach Ambleside to our holiday accommodation on 5th Dec due to floods. Our daughter called and made the booking for us and we were made very welcome. Lovely room, we stayed in The Mews, very comfortable bed, quality toiletries and the food was superb. We stayed there for dinner, met up with other...

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review

We hope you got home safely after all the problems of the day. Thank you for your lovely review, We hope you can come to see us on another occasion when the weather is better

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 of the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the private grounds making the stay peaceful and relaxing for the discerning guest. You can take picturesque walks from the hotel, or cruise on Lake Windermere, and if you take the Post Knott walk and you find the hotels bench, bring back the inscription and you will have a drink on us. For the shopping magnets find a special Lakeland gift in the village only two minutes walk away. On your return from a full day, relax and meet friends or family in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar, or on pleasant summers evening sit out on the patio and take in the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfort of your room choosing from modern chalet style to four poster or traditional bedrooms. Most have private sun terraces. All have ensuite bathrooms, colour televisions, telephones and hot beverages. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the rose garden and patio, with some having disabled facilities. There is ample free parking available. Experience English and French Cuisine made only from the freshest produce and served in the style in which Burn How Garden House Hotel is famous. Three courses and coffee is around £35.00 Per person. At the end of the day relax with family and friends in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar or on a pleasant summers evening take in the beautiful surroundings of the patio and gardens. Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions in nearby Windermere and Bowness. Whilst a drive over the Hard Knott pass is for the courageous with its 1 in 3 and 2.5 Gradients - but the views are spectacular. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Burn How Garden House Hotel

Address: Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $198 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Burn How Garden House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Burn How Hotel
Best Western Bowness On Windermere
Bowness-On-Windermere Best Western
The Burn How Garden House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England, UK
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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“Garden chalet rooms have good parking and privacy”
happymummy2017, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The only minus, no view of lake lake​ Windermere but you're a few minutes walk from the the view.”
184sallyk, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for room called BAY”
390gl, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we were in 18 which had the most comfortable recliner chairs”
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“Book early for dinner!”
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