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Damson Dene Hotel, Bowness on Windermere

Crosthwaite, near, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA88JE, UK
Damson Dene Hotel, Bowness on Windermere Damson Dene Hotel, Bowness on Windermere 015395 68676 Crosthwaite near Bowness on Windermere
88 out of 100% 19 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf in Local Area

With friendly staff, great spa facilities and gorgeous food, the Damson Dene Hotel is the best place for a relaxing break in the Lake District. 

Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 40

Parking Spaces: 50

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Damson Dene Hotel in Crosthwaite is quietly tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley. The hotel takes its name from the famous damson orchards of the area. In a good year, the profusion of white damson blossom in the spring attracts much attention making the annual Damson Day festival even more of a pull.

If you are looking to get out and explore the area this 3-star hotel in the Lake District is only 15 minutes away from the bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere.

The Damson Dene Hotel has 40 ensuite bedrooms, including 7 with four poster beds and an ensuite Jacuzzi bath. There are also three delightful family suites located on the grounds of the hotel. Each bedroom enjoys spectacular views over the Cumbrian Countryside and the hotel's beautiful gardens.

Dining at the Damson Dene is a real pleasure with the setting as good as the dishes on offer. The menu changes daily and offers a wide choice. Locally grown fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs are used whenever possible. Much of it is supplied from owner Jonathan Denby’s Victorian kitchen garden at Yewbarrow House.

All hotel guests at the Damson Dene have free, unlimited use of the hotel's leisure facilities during their stay. As well as a swimming pool, small gym and sauna, a great selection of beauty treatments are also available.

The Damson Dene Hotel near Bowness on Windermere offers late deals and special offers throughout the year.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

At the Damson Dene Hotel, guests can choose from double-bedded, twin-bedded or family-sized standard rooms. Many offer spectacular views of this special Lakeland valley.

Each room offers an ensuite bath or shower room, television, radio, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.

Upgrades are available to the hotel's elegant Four Poster Bed Rooms. These rooms feature an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom, for added luxury. 

Please note rooms may be allocated in the hotel's annexe.

Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

The Heron View Restaurant serves an à la carte menu that offers a wide choice, using locally grown fresh produce whenever possible, much of it from the hotel's own Victorian kitchen garden.

Relax and enjoy delicious home-cooked food surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Sample A La Carte Menu
Sample Children's Menu

Food is served in the bar from 11.00am to 8.45pm, 7 days a week.

Sample Bar Menu

A great selection of world wines is available including wines by the glass and half bottles

The afternoon tea includes a selection of delicate sandwiches, a choice of cakes - fruit, lemon drizzle and carrot, with fresh scone and preserves, all served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee. As an added little luxury we will also bring you a chilled glass of sparkling wine to enjoy with a friend or two.

Relax in the spacious lounge or, if the weather permits, get closer to nature and take a seat outside overlooking the duck pond and beautiful country gardens.


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Jacuzzi

All hotel guests at the Damson Dene have free, unlimited use of the following facilities during their stay.

Heated swimming pool
Small Gym

Please note we have swimming lessons taking place on a Monday evening & Saturday daytime - the pool will still be available for guest use.

Pamper yourself in the Damson Dene Hotel Spa
The Spa offers guests a comprehensive range of beauty and health treatments in a suite of recently refurbished rooms near the pool area. Details or the full range of treatments can be found in this pdf brochure 

In order to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your treatments prior to arrival however this is not always necessary, simply enquire at reception for late availability.

Location & Directions

Directions to Damson Dene Hotel in Bowness on Windermere

The Damson Dene Hotel is about 15 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6. After leaving the motorway, follow the A590 signposted to Barrow in Furness. After about 5 miles, turn right onto the A5074 signposted to Bowness and Windermere. Keep on that road for 5 miles (without turning into the village of Crosthwaite) and you will see Damson Dene on your right.


The nearest bus station is situated 20 minutes from the Hotel on Blackhall Road, Kendal.

The nearest train station is Oxenholme The Lake District, which is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel.

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Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Water Sports
tick Climbing

Things to see and do while staying at the Damson Dene Hotel

South Lakes Wild Animal Park - prepare to be truly amazed at penguins, lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys and much much more - you will not experience anything like this anywhere else in the UK!

Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, which can also be combined with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a real action-packed day out.

The World of Beatrix Potter is a magical attraction for all the family. Inside all 23 Peter Rabbit tales are brought to life with sights, sounds and even smells. Outdoors you can explore the delightful new Peter Rabbit Garden.

Your chance to be Tarzan for the day - The Go Ape experience at Grizedale Forest gets you outdoors in the fresh air and above all is just great fun.

See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Lakes Aquarium at Newby Bridge allows you to visit the lakes of the world, along with those a little closer to home- making it a captivating centrepiece of the Lake District.

The Lakeland Motor Museum - a diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits, carefully assembled over a period of almost 50 years, has been painstakingly displayed afresh, alongside many non-motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant, state-of-the-art premises, with beautiful riverside setting.

The Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere shows new film releases as well as silent film screenings and comedy shorts.

Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, very close to our Newby Bridge hotel, Fell Foot Park is a great, family-friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access makes the park perfect for paddling, swimming, boating and kayaking.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to local golf courses. In Kendal alone, you will find Kendal Golf Course which is an elevated course, plus Carus Green Golf Course with its recently remodelled greens. Slightly further afield you will find Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Courses, or something a little more relaxed there is a beautiful little 9-hole course at Crook.

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide.

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