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 motorboat 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 with Sky 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 – please book in advance before arrival
  • 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.
  • Pet Free


Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • En-Suite
  • Shower

Retreats for

  • Family


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed


  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

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(5 out of 5) - based on 54 reviews.

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  • Wendy Rowson says:

    It was our second visit here just before Christmas and what an amazing break we had once again.
    Our first night was spent in the cottage which had been tastefully decorated for Christmas with a Christmas tree and fairy lights etc and even Christmas cushions, such lovely and unexpected touches. We had a totally relaxing evening in front of the log burner.
    Once again we found everything was of a very high standard, spotlessly clean and well maintained throughout. Extremely comfy beds with clean crisp white linen. Well appointed kitchen with everything that you would need.
    The accommodation and location is second to none, located a stones throw away from the centre of Bowness near to some fabulous bars restaurants and shops. But on a quiet side street so it is very peaceful. You can park right outside the cottage for free which is also an added bonus.
    Once again we had a fantastic time, everything was just perfect!
    We have already booked to go back again and I cannot wait. Can highly recommend.

  • Beth says:

    We had a great stay at Chapel House. The location is brilliant and the cottage is warm, comfortable and clean with a couple of lovely welcoming touches. It easily catered for 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children who loved the “upside down” aspect of the house Any questions we had were answered promptly and we’d definitely stay again.

  • Kenny says:

    We just loved our stay here. This property is in a perfect, central location in Bowness on Windermere, just off the main street and so handy for the shops, bars and restaurants. We really appreciated the personal touches of a bottle of Prosecco (and milk in the fridge for a cuppa) waiting for us on our arrival. It is immaculate and very well equipped with comfy beds, puffy, cosy duvets and pillows. Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and a lovely ensuite bathroom with a large bath. During our stay, we thorougly enjoyed coming home after a day out, lighting the wood burner and chilling out in front of the cosy fire. A fantastic property all round and we would definately book it again without hesitation. Thank you!

  • Claire says:

    We had a truly peaceful, wonderful stay at No.8, Chapel House. Absolutely loved it and hope to be back again soon! Thank you, x

  • Laura says:

    Accommodation was very clean. Comfortable beds. Very convenient to restaurants and supermarkets. Would definitely stay here again

  • Matt Prior says:

    Another fantastic week at Chapel House. Up to the usual high standard, modern and immaculately clean as always. Wonderfully peaceful despite being in the town centre. Thank you very much for an amazing week’s holiday. Cant wait to go back next year.

  • Kristina says:

    Excellent location, 5 min walk from lake, quiet and private. Supermarket (and Riley’s ice cream shop) 3 min walk away. Lots of space for 4 adults – living room and kitchen particularly comfortable. Very clean. Hosts quick to answer messages. Thank you for having us.

  • Jim says:

    We had a great holiday in Bowness staying at 8 Chapel House. The bedrooms are downstairs in the basement which were lovely and cool despite the hot weather. The windows in the lounge are restricted so would get hot in the day, but the barn door in the kitchen allowed plenty of air to circulate. It’s worth noting that the entrance to the property is down an alley at the rear of the house rather then on Bank Terrace which was a little confusing when we first arrived. The house is really well equipped and spacious and just a short stroll downhill to the Lake, perfect for a family holiday. We stayed with our two young children (4yo and 2yo) and it had everything we needed, including travel cot and high chair. The dining table is essentially a breakfast bar but the lounge is large. The parking space was a great bonus although we rarely used the car as everything is so close. We would definitely return and already looking for next year!

  • Veronica says:

    Perfect location loads of walks around the area didn’t use the car all week Well equipped kitchen and the house had everything you needed

  • Ross says:

    Parking is a squeeze. It’s very old England so if you’ve rented yourself a minivan you might have to use car park opposite. It quite reasonably priced and offers 7 day tariffs. Otherwise, great location, great property, would stay again!

  • Stewart says:

    We had a brilliant stay. The location was so good I didn’t even use my car whilst we stayed. Everything is literally on your door step. The house was very nice and clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend and will be coming myself again

  • Susan says:

    Lovely property in great location. Parking an asset. All good.

  • Ellie says:

    Brilliant location, perfect for our family with two teenagers. Bowness is a lovely town. Enjoyed hikes and boats and great cafés and restaurants. The property is quiet and comfortable, everything we needed was there.

  • Pauline says:

    You won’t be disappointed if you book Chapel House! It is a very clean, beautifully presented holiday home. We especially liked the modern kitchen with all its amenities. We had a 10 months old baby with us so the provision of a high chair and travel cot was a bonus. In a quiet area off the high street, the property is close to a range of shops and places to eat. We enjoyed our visit to the quirky little cinema which is just across the road and shows all the latest films. All queries, via email, were promptly answered. Thank you for our Prosecco and fridge items! We had a lovely week!

  • Dave says:

    Great property in a fantastic location. Clean and modern inside. Parking is a bonus too. Highly recommend.

  • Michelle says:

    Fabulous location, beautiful accommodation and amazingly clean

  • Colin says:

    Beautiful flat in a great location very close to everything and some lovely restaurants and bars literally a minutes walk. Everything catered for and a high end finish on everything with very good beds and linen. A lovely touch of Prosecco on arrival too. I have only reduced this to a 4 star rating as we did experience rattling pipes from the other flat in the building and this was very regular. When I raised this someone was sent very quickly but I was told it’s not in the flat so nothing can be done which is a shame. That would not stop us from returning as it really is one of the nicest flats we have stayed in.

  • Freya says:

    Great little holiday stay. Very well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, just at the edge of town for easy access

  • Damian says:

    Immaculate property which was well equipped. The kitchen especially is super functional with everything you will need with a nice bar to get the family around. Just a few minute walk to the cafes and lake pier. Wonderful stay!

  • Katherine says:

    We had a fabulous time for my mums 60th! Thank you so much, would definitely recommend!!

  • Gillian says:

    Great, well appointed cottage in centre of Bowness.

  • Megan says:

    Lovely Stay! The location is perfect, as it is truly a 2 minute walk from the centre and not too far from the lake. The hosts were so communicative and accommodating! Such a lovely place to stay.

  • I have just returned from what was has been an amazing weekend with my friends.

    This is the perfect accommodation for a weekend getaway just off the Main Street in Bowness and offers everything you need even if you don’t feel like venturing out.

    The owners are very accommodating and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

    This is undoubtedly 5* accommodation with free parking and would highly recommend this to anyone

  • Marcus says:

    A great place. Warm & cosy. Loads of stuff to cook with & the parking was very handy

  • Jessica says:

    A lovely house to stay in! Very cosy and in a great central location with parking which was super useful.

  • Sarah says:

    We have stayed in a lot of Airbnb’s but this is the first one in quite a long time where we have opened the door and gone wow. The views are stunning and the bungalow does not disappoint either. Modern and immaculately clean we were impressed by the quality of everything. In a great location for the central lakes and a short walk to both the town centre and the lake. We stayed with two children under 3 and had everything we needed. I also think compared to other properties we have recently stayed in nearby it is fantastic value for money. We hope to stay again soon.

  • Sandra says:

    This cottage is an oasis of calm and tranquility. Its location so close to the centre of Bowness is fabulous and yet its quiet too. Cottage was immaculate and has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped with everything you could need and want for your stay. We loved it!

  • Beth says:

    Lovely cottage and perfect location. Would definitely stay again!

  • Constantain says:

    Brilliant house for enjoying Ambleside. Was perfect for 4 of us for weekend. Well equipped, loved the living area with fire – needed that as weather was terrible all weekend! Super comfy beds. Parking worked out fine for us. Recommend and definitely hope to return

  • Sarah says:

    Great week spent in Chapel House. Great location to explore both the immediate area and the Lakes in general.

  • Robert says:

    Myself, my wife and our 2yr old son had 5 nights here in early October. This is a gorgeous property in a perfect location. Just a short walk to the lake front and close to the centre itself for all the shops. Parking at the property is an added bonus. We have stayed in many Airbnb’s in the lakes but this has to be one of the best. We will certainly look forward to visiting again and would highly recommend to anyone

  • MJ Prior says:

    Had a lovely week at Chapel House, so close to the town centre yet so peaceful and quiet. The cottage inside was lovely and modern, so homely and comfortable. Amazing SKY TV and internet for those rainy evenings. Parking right outside the door meant we could leave the car and explore the town centre and the 10 minute walk down to lake Windermere was lovely in the evenings. Kitchen is very well stocked. No noise at all from neighbours. Weather was so good we didn’t get to use the log burner but we can’t complain. Lots of vegan food around, Booths in Windermere and Sainsburys in Kendal did a great range. For the non Vegans, Vinegar Jones did lovely fish and chips which we ate down by the lake watching the sunset. It is a great base to explore the Lakes and will definitely be going back to Chapel House.

  • Wayne says:

    Would recommend and stay again. Lovely little place right in the centre of everything, but just off the main road so very quiet at night. The house had everything you need from a holiday home, well equipped and tidy. Great comms before and some nice restaurant recommendations.

  • Claire says:

    Lovely spacious accommodation in central location, right in heart of Bowness but off the main street so lovely and quiet too. We had everything we needed and more provided by the host, thank you.

  • Luke says:

    Lovely stay, prefect location, perfect property. Will be back.

  • David says:

    We had a wonderful time at the property. Very nice decor, plenty of space for us and ideal location. Kitchen was packed with everything we needed so we could easily cook from home when we chose too. Car parking in an allocated space was ideal for us. Overall it was a fantastic place, one of the best we’ve stayed in. Thank you Michelle

  • Helen Godding says:

    Just returned from a fab week at Chapel house no 8. Location great to shops, plenty of places to eat, walk to without taking the car, yet quiet enough at night for a good night’s sleep. Car parking space was a bonus although it should be noted may be tight if you have a larger vehicle.. Facilities 5 star, exceptionally clean comfortable beds, kitchen had everything you could need for a weeks holiday and more. Appreciated the stable door on the kitchen as it was so warm together with the lovely bay window in the lounge. When we couldn’t work the heating downstairs the company came out promptly and sorted it for us which was great.
    Would love to return. Thankyoy very much for an amazing week’s holiday.

  • Charlotte says:

    We had a really lovely time here. The location is fab – lots of restaurants, shops, boats and walks nearby, but not at all noisy. The place itself is spacious and well equipped – the kitchen is better equipped than what we have at home! I had fast responses to my questions. Would highly recommend.

  • Lisa Kingham says:

    Currently staying at Chapel House. Fantastic location, right in the centre of Bowness but lovely and quiet at night. Cottage is immaculately clean and has everything you could possible need for a weeks holiday. Highly recommend the cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to book here again

  • Diane says:

    Such a fantastic location for exploring the Lakes. A lovely cottage with lots of room for our family of four (two girls aged 7 and 9). The location is brilliant so we could pop to Co-op for supplies as and when needed, and treat ourselves to some delicious takeaways for our holiday. The cottage has everything you need and more. Arriving to find a bottle of Prosecco and some milk in the fridge was an added bonus, thank you. There is a fantastic walking book which we used for multiple walks (including a 10 mile walk up Place Fell with spectacular views over Ullswater, which we highly recommend). Having parking is a definite bonus and made everything so easy and stress free. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to come back very soon.

  • 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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