Bowness & Windermere the ideal base for a family holiday

With over 50 excellent restaurants, many specialist & boutique shops, lots of quaint tea shops, wine bars & old traditional English pubs you will be spoiled for choice of places to eat out and enjoy!

For the little ones      

Nearby we have Fun Farms, a Safari Park and a Zoo, Soft Play Centres, The Aquarium on the Lake, a Maize Maze adventure park, Castles, Outdoor Play Parks, Mini Golf and lovely Boat Rides.

For the older kids

There is Go Ape at 2 locations, Zip Wiring, Go Karting, 4x4 off roading Safaris, Segways, Mini Golf, Segways just to mention a few plus more outdoor sports than you can shake a stick at such as climbing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, golfing, fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and much more - phew!

Family fun

If you are feeling adventurous as a family there are 16 Lakes and many more Mountains to explore! Alternatively from our front door you are already only minutes away from breath-taking views and many beautiful scenic walks, hikes and bike rides. There are also many organised outdoor adventure comoanies offering every sporting activity you can imagine.

Peace & quiet

For those of you who enjoy a gentle pace of holiday then there you can visit the many historic houses and award winning gardens including many belonging to The National Trust & English Heritage. Or from Bowness Pier just down the road you can enjoy a trip around Lake Windermere hopping on and off at the traditional villages or ride the Lakeside steam train. Not to mention some award winning garden centres like Hayes Garden World and the many beautiful villages such as Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkeshead, The Langdales, Keswick the list goes on, all of which have amazing tea shops!


  • All bedrooms ground floor and en-suite
  • Plenty of private parking on-site
  • Dog Friendly
  • Few minutes walk to village centre & Lake Windermere

Guest Comments

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandown and were impressed by everything about the house which had everything you could need, we have posted a review earlier in the week and we would have no hesita ...

Elaine Wilkinson
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