Review: Oakfold House, Bowness-on-Windermere

Adam Lowe

Oakfold House is a Victorian house located just off the main road between Bowness and Windermere, tucked away just enough that it remains peaceful. This makes it ideal as an accessible guest house that still offers some time to yourself or in private with a loved one.

Guests are greeted with a warm welcome upon arriving at the gorgeous Lakeland stone residence. The reception area features a tasteful Victorian stained glass archway with grand staircase.

There are eight fully refurbished bedrooms, with fine décor and a very high level of finish. The bedrooms are lavishly decked out with marble-floored en suite bathrooms and luxury toiletries. The posture-sprung beds are turned out with Egyptian cotton linen. There are flatscreen TVs in each room, with ironing and hairdryer facilities for your vanity.

The guest house of course features free wi-fi, private off-road parking, private gardens to relax in and a plush shared sitting room with old school open fire. Oakfold House offers cooked breakfasts, including fish and vegetarian options as standard, and can cater for specialist diets upon request.

The fantastically-priced room rates start at just £25 per person per night, inclusive of breakfast, and champagne, wine, flowers or chocolates can be sent to your room for special occasions on arrangement.

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About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.