A short walk from the centre of Bowness is The Crow's Nest, a welcoming home from home for four people and a dog. Laid out over three floors, there's a useful modern shower room on the ground floor and on the first floor you'll find the two bedrooms, a kingsize and a twin (this room can also be made up as super-king upon request). The fantastic kitchen-diner and living room are on the second floor, really making the most of the stunning views towards to the fells and Lake Windermere. The balcony up here is the perfect place to sit and admire your beautiful backdrop. As well as all this, there's a charming patio garden that's ideal for dining al fresco, two private parking spaces and an integral garage for storing bikes, all a real bonus so close to the centre of Bowness.
There's something for everyone in bustling Bowness. There are a great selection of shops, cafes and a multiscreen cinema. Visit the Windermere Jetty Museum to learn all about the history of boats and steam in the area. Head up Brant Fell or enjoy a lakeside stroll along the shores of Windermere. Why not catch the ferry across the water to Hawkshead, another charming Lakeland village, where you can visit the former home of Beatrix Potter at Hilltop, before stocking up on the village's delicious relish?
Spend a day exploring the magnificent Langdale Valley. With its rugged mountains and picturesque tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Head up Lingmoor Fell for stunning, panoramic views of The Lakes or enjoy a peaceful picnic beside beautiful Blea Tarn. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink. Head north to Keswick, the adventure capital of The Lakes. Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies; try canoeing, ghyll scrambling and raft building, or the brave can tackle the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine.