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“We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend away at the Burn How Hotel, Bowness; nothing was too much trouble, our hosts were THE most”

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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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“We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend away at the Burn How Hotel, Bowness; nothing was too much trouble, our hosts were THE most”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We booked a Garden room because it had accommodation suitable for limited mobility guests; with a wet room, level access & parking right outside it was perfect. We had a wonderful meal in the restaurant on the Saturday evening & breakfast on Sunday exceeded expectations. Very comfortable rooms, a little dated in fixtures & fittings but the decor was bright & modern. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation, and all you lovely comments, it is especially good to have feedback on our rooms which are suitable for our guests with limited mobility. We hope that you will visit us again
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great value break during the kids 1/2 term holidays. Staff very helpful and good with kids. Breakfast great with large selection of hot and cold food. Location very handy for lake and close to centre of Bowness but not to close. Stayed in Chalet type family room which was a good size for the 4 of us but view not great . The hotel however has rooms with better views over garden. The bar and restaurant area in the main house are very pleasant . We will come again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
It will be nice to welcome you back when you visit Bowness again.
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, as it is good to receive our guests feedback
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed her over valentines weekend it was a surprise trip away and I absolutely loved it I felt like I wax treated like a princess they couldn't do anymore for us the breakfast was outstanding lots of choices the location was perfect right near the lake excellent accommodation very clean and lots of space would deffinatly stay here again

  • Stayed February 2013
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to receive such a lovely review.
We hope that you will have another surprise weekend away orgainised for you soon and that it will be back with us at the Burn How
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and i have just returned from short stay at the Burn How hotel (Jan 2013). We booked through Trivargo and got a good deal for the time of year. Our accommodation was away from the main part of the hotel but only a few yards from reception and the restaurant with lots of car parking available. The room was a good size and considering the weather nice and warm. The bathroom was spotless with both a bath and shower. The breakfast as previously mentioned on here was first class. A good selection of continental and the cooked English really set you up for a day exploring the lakes. The staff were extremely friendly and any problems or questions were addressed promptly and with a smile. The location was perfect just far from the centre that you can walk in without any problems but far enough away your from the crowds that i'm sure there are in the spring and summer months. We didn't try the restaurant in the evening so can't comment but the menu looked nice and if the breakfast is anything to go by i'm sure will be first class. I can recommend the Albert for food in the centre of Bowness and for a quiet nice drink in a local the Royal Oak a short walk from the hotel is very nice. All in all a lovely few days and i hope to be back soon. Thanks again for a lovely time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
It is so nice to receive your review thank you for taking the time and letting us know that you had enjoyed your stay
We hope that you will try an evening meal with us on your next visit.
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wigan
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at burn Howe from 30th dec to 2nd January. Many reviewers did comment that the hotel is in need of renovation, if this hotel was renovated like some of the more modern hotels in bowness then it would take away all the character and lakeside charm it holds - leave it be!! As specified by other reviews it was the best hotel breakfast we have ever had (we have been staying in the lakes for over ten years) fresh berries , a generous variety of cereals with a delicious full English or basically what ever you could wish for, no request was too much trouble. Dinner menu was good, food was fantastic, the best we have ever had in the lakes, a good wine menu too, compliments to the chef and also to the staff who were friendly, efficient and very hard working. We wouldn't think twice about staying at burn howe again, this was our second visit and won't be the last.

Room Tip: We stayed in a rose garden room superior. The bed was large and extremely comfortable. We had own pa...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, which I have passed on to all the staff.
It is so nice to have feedback and a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back later in the year
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Chose to stay at the Burn How hotel for a short overnight break between Christmas and New Year. The B&B rate was reasonable considering the time of year.

We were pleasantly surprised by the standard and unique layout of the hotel. There is a choice of rooms, or family chalet type accommodation. There is a good selection of rooms, and we chose the 4-poster, which has a lot of character and a balcony overlooking lake windemere, through the trees - would be great in the summer.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, and we were shown to our room.

We did not eat in the restaurant, but did have breakfast which was excellent in terms of quality / choice of foos, and the standard of service.

Would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to let us know that you have enjoyed your stay with us at the Burn How. We hope that we will see you again and that you will try the restaurant in the evening.
We wish you all the best for the New Year
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Wigan,England
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Burn How is a perfectly located hotel with welcoming and attentive staff and food to die for. We had the Bay Room which was quiet and private, a great size and with a lovely huge bed. There were a few niggles which disappointed us but overall, we will return as there were more pro's than con's.
Pro's - We stayed bed, breakfast and evening meal and all out meals were amazing. The chefs are both very skilled and the menu offered a good variety. Breakfast was lovely too, with cereal, fruit, pastries and warm meals available.
The room was a good size with a seating and TV area and a massive bed which was clean and comfortable. We had chocolates and wine in our room which was a lovely touch. The staff that looked after us were friendly and attentive whilst not being intrusive and there was a good variety of drinks in the bar.

Con's - The room itself was a little dusty, with cobwebs in the corners and the bathroom also had dusty fittings and the soap dispenser holders were corroded and had a nasty gunge behind and around them. The hot water wasn't very hot and my husband felt too cold in the room although the temperature didn't bother me.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely, we have visited a few times and other guests we spoke to were returning guests...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to send us a review on your last stay.
We have taken on board all of your points especially the "cons" and are certainly looking into them, thank you for raising the point on the water temperature as no one has commented on this before.
We hope you will visit us again.
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Property: The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Address: Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Burn How Garden House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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