Chapel House No. 8 is THE perfect choice for those wishing to be on the doorstep of all that the bustling village of Bowness and her nearby neighbour, Windermere has to offer. Tucked neatly behind the main thoroughfare and with that all important private car parking spot, the location couldn’t be more convenient.

Within a few strides of the front door, you’ll find yourself on Lake Road where you’ll discover an eclectic selection of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants offering cuisine from all parts of the globe. A further stroll brings you to majestic Windermere, England’s largest lake set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery – take a cruise up to Ambleside, down to Lakeside or, why not hire a rowing or motor boat and enjoy things at your own pace?


instantly relax, unwind and get into holiday mode

Here at Chapel House No. 8 you’ll instantly feel welcomed and well catered for. Step into the modern breakfast kitchen offering the usual mod cons, all neatly wrapped in classic granite with matching breakfast bar for a more casual dining experience.

Through to the lounge room with large bay window and deep cushioned sofas arranged around a large smart TV and glorious wood burning stove, perfect for cosying around during a break during the cooler months.

The sleeping accommodation sits on the lower ground floor and via a staircase from the kitchen. A pretty twin bedroom that can convert into a superking by pushing both beds together has access to a house shower room whilst the elegant kingsize bedroom to the front of the house has access to an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, handbasin and WC. Both bedrooms have a smart TV and the cottage offers that all important WiFi.

Ground Floor:

The property has gas central heating throughout with all the living space on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the lower ground floor.

  • Kitchen/Breakfast Bar with a wooden
    kitchen with granite top, a breakfast
    bar, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer,
    electric cooker,gas hob, microwave
    and dishwasher.
  • Living Area with large comfortable
    sofa, armchairs, a log burner stove and
    Smart TV.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats.
  • Wi-Fi available.

Lower Ground Floor:

  • Bedroom 1 King Size Bedroom with
    ensuite with shower over the bath, WC and basin and a Smart TV.
  • Bedroom 2 Twin Bedroom (with the option of pushing the beds together to make a Super King) with a Smart TV.
  • Separate Bathroom with shower, WC and basin.


  • Parking for 1 car.


  • 2 Bedroom
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
  • En-Suite
  • King Size Bed
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Friday Changeover
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Baby Cot Available
  • High Chair Available
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Family Friendly
  • Sleeps 4

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(4.9 out of 5) - based on 14 reviews.

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  • Mike says:

    Great accomadation in a convenient central location. Inside is everything you need. Great for a break in the Lakes

  • Kathryn says:

    We recently stayed at No 8 Chapel House for a few nights. It was in the perfect location to explore Bowness. The cleanliness of the house was second to none and we felt perfectly safe in the current times with Covid. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bottle of Prosecco was also a welcome touch. I would thoroughly recommend this house. In terms of places to eat, we visited The Angel Inn and The Magic Roundabout – both of which I would recommend. For breakfast we treated ourselves to a trip across the road each morning to Mio Mondo for a full cooked breakfast – a great way to start the day. On the first night we arrived around 6 o’clock and didn’t want to go out so we used the One Delivery app and ordered from Rastelli Ristorante. It was quite expensive but was worth it for restaurant quality food delivered to your door.

  • Sarah says:

    Fantastic Airbnb with excellent amenities & COVID safe. A really considered cottage for a lovely Lakeland getaway. One of the best SC kitchens I’ve ever used… good quality items & knives that slice well!! Really cosy bedroom with a very comfortable bed! Great location with a really nice bistro on the corner. As a couple we really enjoyed our time here.

  • Jo says:

    A good standard accommodation in a fab location

  • Paul says:

    Great house, great location all you could need to get you started in the lakes. They’ve thought of everything you could need.”

  • Tabitha says:

    “Lovely stylish and clean place in the middle of village Center, easily access shops and activities! The host is really friendly and helped with all our needs. Would definitely recommend!

  • Masahina says:

    Spent wonderful summer holiday with my family. Very clean and fabulous apartment close to center of Windermere.

  • Lisa says:

    Wow… Can’t recommend Chapel House enough! Lovely, clean and spacious. Especially loved the comfortable bed and gorgeous fire which was lovely during storm Dennis! Ideally located close to everything but down a quiet road so it’s still very peaceful. The prosecco on arrival was a lovely welcome and the hosts were very quick and helpful with their communication. Can’t wait to visit again 🙂

  • Tony says:

    What can I say about chapel house. To begin, i actually arrived much earlier than expected. However, the property management were at the cottage and the lady, sorry can’t remember name, was such a lovely friendly person and made contact to confirm an earlier than expected check in. This was lovely, as I was prepared to wait several hours as it was my fault, but I was catered for, which set the whole trip to a better than expected start. Once inside the cottage, it was to a high standard and exceptionally clean, and with a lovely touch of a bottle of Prosecco, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers and some fruit. There were Christmas decorations and a tree too! It was a lovely touch. The facilities were excellent, with some dvds, board games, books, sky tv, and even an Alexa dot. The cottage was very warm, and the log fire was top notch fir a lovely warming feeling after a long day out walking, visiting the local area. There are lots to do within a few minutes walking, lovely pubs, restaurants, cafes, champagne bar, shops etc and of course the dock fir the boat trips. Bowness itself is very clean, family and couple friendly where you feel safe. The main bedroom is very comfortable and struggled to get out of bed as it’s so comfortable, although pretty much on the high street, you hear no noise at all from local traffic, n fact, it is so quiet and peaceful we both had the best nights sleep fir a long time. I thoroughly recommend anyone booking Chapel house and we both agreed we would want to stay there again as we loved the area and the cottage. A special thank you to the property management and the lovely lady I met at the cottage when I arrived early when she was cleaning and preparing for my stay. Happy new year to you all Tony”

  • Margaret says:

    A few days away to celebrate my husbands birthday brought us to Bowness. We selected No 8 due to its central location within the village. Up the iron steps & into the lovely kitchen with a bottle of Prosecco & little note to welcome us – great start ! We found the kitchen exceptionally appointed & spotlessly clean. Through into the lounge & just lovely & comfy – the furniture & soft furnishings are obviously very new & of super quality.The small wood burner really packs out some heat ! Downstairs are the two bedrooms – really like that little motion light at the bottom of the stairs – a simple nice touch. The main bedroom is über comfy with a fab comfy bed & crisp white bed linen ! No stripes here which I hate with a passion. With a TV on the wall moving from bed was a challenge ! All in all a super 3 day stay ! Great cottage, great location – we’ll be back for sure !

  • Margaret says:

    We had a wonderful stay at No 8 Chapel House – extremely well appointed, super soft furnishings to a high standard.

    We will be back

  • William says:

    This is the perfect accommodation in Bowness. Centrally located and stocked with everything you could think of to ensure a comfortable stay. All communication was efficient, this is an amazing base to explore the Lake District. Highest marks across the board!

  • Jess says:

    “Such a lovely place to stay, just off the high street and yet 5 minutes walk from Lake Windermere itself. Everything on your door step, pubs, shops, the lake, walks and activities. The pictures online don’t do the place justice! The house has such a great homely feeling to it, but with new and modern amenities. Full standing fridge, wine rack, huge living room with smart tv and log burner. Downstairs the main bedroom has the most delightful kings size bed that is impossible to get out of as its so warm and comfy, high quality sheets!! Amazing touches all round the room with everything that you might need. The ensuite bathroom is new, spacious and clean. We didn’t actually use the second bedroom with twin beds but they looked just as great and had all the same amenities with plenty of hanging space and a dressing table. There is a second bathroom too which always comes in handy. Michelle and Tracy are super quick to get back to you on anything you need or any suggestions. The parking spot is also off the main road which is nice as makes parking much easier. I am a very light sleeper, so did hear a few people in the property next door/above in the morning which disturbed me, but wouldn’t stop me staying again for sure. Michelle also gifted us a bottle of prosecco upon arrival which was the sweetest! If you are looking for a warm, stylish place to call home for your stay with all that the Lake District has to offer on your door step, then this is the place to book!! We’ll be back for sure.

  • We have spent a weekend here half term, the Cottage is absolutely perfect. It has been decorated recently to a very high standard, everything is brand new and everything you could possibly need is on hand. A lovely log fire is the centre of the living room, brilliant after a long day exploring the lake which is literally minutes walk away from the property, a breakfast bar is centre of the excellent kitchen. The bedrooms are large and extremely comfortable with duvet covers that feel like they are hugging you. A two minute walk and you are in the centre of town, which has loads of bars and restaraunts to try out. We would definitely recommend stopping here as it’s simply perfect.

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