Welcome to Glenville House

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Welcome to Glenville House

This charming, traditionally built Victorian Lakeland stone guest house was built in 1888 and is a former Gentleman’s Residence, retaining a lot of its original character. The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil.

Glenville House sits in its own grounds backed by Mill Beck and Sheriffs Wood where, if you are lucky, you will see deer, squirrels and a wide range of birds… you may even spot a Buzzard!

Situated on the main road, midway between Bowness and Windermere, Glenville House is perfectly positioned for access to all amenities… the lake is an easy ten minutes walk away.

The guest house offers seven luxurious en-suite rooms with colour flat screen TV’s, i-pod docking stations and free WIFI. The property is now also available to rent as a 9 bedroom self catering whole house including the 2 bedroom owners accommodation attached to the rear of the guest house. Includes an open plan fully equipped kitchen/living/dining area, pool table, garden with hot tub, bbq and outdoor seating areas. Ideal for a family/friends get together for up to 18 people. Although we are an adult only guest house, when hiring the whole house we do allow children. We only allow groups that will be respectful of the property and noise levels for the neighbours.

We also offer complimentary access to a local health club just 5 minutes away including: gym, pool, steam room, sauna, hot tub, fitness classes.

Visit our bedrooms page for images of all rooms available at Glenville House.

We have our own private car park so please feel free to leave your vehicle and have a lovely day trip by bus, your minibus, boat, steamer or even a taxi ride on the taxi trike from Bowness.

There is an endless list of places to visit, things to do and see, in and around the Lake District and its surrounding areas. If you need any local information whilst staying at Glenville House, we will be delighted to assist you.

If your idea of a holiday in the Lake District is one of a relaxing time, lots of fresh country air and an abundance of things to see and do, then Glenville House is an excellent place to stay.

For one of the most popular B&B’s in Bowness-on-Windermere, the heart of the English Lake District, look no further than Glenville House.

We welcome our guests to Glenville House, a quality traditional guest house, and look forward to extending our warm hospitality to many new and old friends in the future.

What we offer

Free Wi-Fi

Our guest house is equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Breakfast

We think it is important to start the day right with our delicious cooked and continental breakfasts.

En-suite rooms

All our bedrooms have en-suite shower facilities. The Superiors rooms also have a bath!

Welcome tray

Enhanced welcome tray which is replenished daily.

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Our Rooms

2 Bedroom Apartment

Glenville now boasts a newly refurbished self catering 2 bedroom apartment attached to the rear of guest house. Both bedrooms are ensuite. Includes fully equipped kitchen with open plan living and dining area containing a pool table and large tv screen for entertaining. Also includes private use more...

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Whole house – sleeps 18 people
whole house

Amazing place to stay in the heart of Lake Windermere! 9 bedroom property & 9 ensuite bathrooms.

Newly refurbished open plan kitchen/living/dining area.

Pool table and large tv screen for entertaining. Garden with hot tub, bbq over looking Sherrif's woods. A tranquil area to relax after more...

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Room 1 (Ash)
Superior King, Ground floor front facing overlooking front garden

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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From£95/night
Room 2 (Birch)
Classic King, first Floor Rear facing room overlooking Sheriffs Wood

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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From£85/night
Room 3 (Elm)

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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Room 4 (Maple)
Classic King, first floor dual aspect front facing room

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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From£85/night
Room 5 (Oak)
Classic King, first floor Dual aspect rear facing room overlooking Sheriffs Wood

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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Room 6 (Holly)
Cosy Classic King, Second floor rear facing room overlooking Sheriffs Wood

We offer bed and breakfast with a cooked and continental choice, or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. more...

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From£75/night
Room 7 (Hazel)
Cosy Classic King, second floor rear facing room overlooking Sheriffs Wood

We offer bed and breakfast or room only.

This room includes, WiFi, Tea & Coffee complimentary tray.

Also includes use of pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna, gym and fitness classes in the off site health club just 5 minutes away.

Car parking available. Mini fridge in all rooms.

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From£75/night

What people say

Wonderful short break
This was our first trip under Covid restrictions but our minds were put at rest immediately. They had made the accommodation very COVID friendly, social distancing measures in place and plenty of hand sanitisers. Accommodation was clean and exceeded expectations. There more...were friendly and helpful. Homemade biscuits available in the rooms and on the table (individually wrapped of course) which was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend and will go back and stay again. Location was good, short walk either way to Windermere or Bowness.

Linda & Richard

Excellent hotel
This is a lovely hotel well run and managed. Room was superb and the location perfect for exploring the lakes and being a base to tour from. Room Nicely presented, clean modern and I liked a bedside light so much I found some online for home. Have got it spot on for managing guests and breakfast more...through Covid. Pre order breakfast from an excellent selection and It was delicious.
I’d say their approach is a template others should follow not only for Covid but a way of reducing food waste overall where old style buffets could have had leftovers uneaten.
Thoroughly recommended and I would certainly go straight back their again if we make another trip to the Lakes.

WakkTT

Absolutely Wonderful - we will be back!
What can I say? Room fantastic, Hosts Fantastic, Breakfast fantastic. No complaints at all - everything was wonderful and we will definitely be back! You may be likely to put weight on though ....... what with the plentiful breakfast and then Jane's tasty slices more...of home-made cake and biscuits left in your room - YUMMY.

The Haywoods

Location

Situated in the heart of the beautiful South Lakes near Lake Windermere. Glenville House is a relaxing, peaceful adult only guest house which is ideal as a base for your adventures around our scenic Lakes area, or the perfect place to just chill and recoup.