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This delightful Lake District Guest House is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Windermere and the lake in Bowness on Windermere. Glenburn Guest House is an Edwardian property which offers home-cooked breakfast, ample free parking, and free WiFi. The Glenburn's stylish rooms all have en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have 4-poster beds and spa baths. A full English breakfast is served each morning, along with a selection of fruits, yoghurts and cereals from the buffet table. Breakfasts are freshly prepared using only local produce from around Cumbria. Guests can relax in the cosy bar and lounge, and enjoy a choice of local beers and a fine selection of wines from around the world. Windermere Railway Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Glenburn Guest House has been welcoming guests since 31 Oct 2006.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3:
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Windermere
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Dawn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I am a celiac’s and my needs were met as to bread but nothing else
  • Sarah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Superb breakfast facilities. Served quickly and efficiently by lovely staff at Clean and well set tables. Cooked breakfast always piping hot and drinks and toast served immediately. Exceptionally clean and spacious bedrooms with comfortable...
  • James
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Shower was excellent. Great choice for breakfast.
  • Sharon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    good location between windemere and bowness,room was clean bed very comfy ,breakfast was excellent,staff very helpful,
  • Les
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Midway between Windermere and Bowness.Our room was in good condition and good breakfast
  • Susan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    room although small is very tastefully decorated and very clean. Breakfast was plentiful and really good value in fact too much for me to eat everything. My daughter tried 3 of the breakfast options offered and was pleased to have such a good...
  • Christopher
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very clean, good sized room, staff friendly, excellent cooked to order large ubreakfast and good service, small bar for drinks, although limited. Parking a bit tight out the back. Nice walk down the hill into Bowness for the lakes and town etc, if...
  • Jo
    Glenburn is a fantastic place! We stayed in the king room and highly recommend it! Beds are comfortable & the the room is immaculate. Lovely touches such chocolate on the bed, biscuits & hot chocolate sachets. The breakfast is amazing & the...
  • Roy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    nice place would go again good value for money what more can i say
  • Christine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room was larger than expected and very comfortable. Everything we needed was provided for. Bathroom a little small but functional. Excellent breakfast and service was top rate.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • I is there a restaurant to have evening meal

    Yes there is except Sunday Evening.
    Answered on 7 February 2020
  • Do the rooms have free standing showers

    Some rooms have shower cubicle and others have bath with shower over
    Answered on 25 February 2021
  • Is there a spa? can you still use burnside facilities? free?

    My guests can use the leisure facilities at the Lakes Spa Hotel ( Burniside )
    Answered on 1 February 2022
  • Hi what’s latest check in?

    10 pm is latest
    Answered on 31 December 2019
  • A friend stopped here and said you offer use of a nearby leisure facilities,do you still offer this

    Sorry for the delay. Yes we do offer the facilities
    Answered on 22 November 2019
  • do you do b&b&dinner

    Yes dinner is optional
    Answered on 30 January 2021
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Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of Glenburn Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Spa and wellness centre
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Glenburn Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 21:00


From 08:00 to 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB American Express Cash ATM card Glenburn Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Glenburn Hotel does not accept payment via Amex card.

Please note that the property has 2 stairways of 13 steps and a further 2 steps which lead into the rooms themselves.

Please note that there is no lift in the property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Please inform Glenburn Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Glenburn Guest House

  • Glenburn Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • Guests staying at Glenburn Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Check-in at Glenburn Guest House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The prices at Glenburn Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Glenburn Guest House is 550 yards from the centre of Windermere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Glenburn Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Holiday Home
    • Twin