On a quiet side street running parallel to Lake Road, the main drag through Bowness.
The four rooms are cosy and fresh with Roberts digital radios and combined TV-DVDs, although bathrooms are small.
Room one is a four-poster room with twin red-leather chairs in a sunny, front-facing bay window. Room three has a tree motif and green furnishings.
My favourite room number four, a cosy brown-and-cream bolthole with a sloping roof and views of the Langdale fells.
Smart and modern. The hallway has a self-service fridge and a DVD library for guests to use.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in the sunny, downstairs dining room with orders taken the night before. It's a hearty, cooked affair with free-range eggs and cerelas to start.
All requests are catered for but no dinner.
Homely, no fuss.
Who stays there
Couples, walkers (the owner has a folder of suggested walks).
Single occupancy of a double room costs an extra £10; two night minimum stay at weekends.
- High-Speed Internet
- Business travellers
- Sporty types
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Local knowledge
- Lots of privacy
- Parking can be tight on the road outside
- Small bathrooms
- No lake views