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Guest Accommodation

Adult Only Dog Friendly Guest Accommodation set in the heart of The Lake District, Cumbria


Virginia Cottage has been a Dog Friendly Adult Only Guest House for more than 45 years and we make every endeavour to continue the warm and welcoming tradition of the cottage. The building itself is thought to be some 200 years old and was originally two cottages now combined into one. The position of Virginia Cottage is ideal, being a 3-minute stroll to Lake Windermere and surrounded by so many shops and restaurants, and traditional dog friendly  pubs offering a wide variety of locally brewed ales.

Whatever the season the landscape is beautiful. There are lots of places to visit and the small villages in the surrounding areas are very picturesque. This is the place to relax, unwind and enjoy the many attractions of the Lake District. Our wish is to provide quality yet homely accommodation and we will do our utmost to make your stay a memorable one.

All our rooms are dog friendly and free of charge  when booking direct through us. 

We allow for an early check in to avoid the traffic and car parks being full so you can check in between 1pm and 5pm only. We do not accept check in after 5pm. 

Our property is almost 200 years old and has many original features. We have 2 separate staircases with 4 flights on either side so we are not suitable for people with mobility issues and we do not allow mobility scooters due to safety concerns. 

Booking & Offers

Virginia Cottage The Suite

Our Rooms

Here at Virginia Cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, we offer room only or  bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of the picturesque Lake District. All rooms are dog friendly

All of our rooms are individually styled; en-suite and several have unique four poster beds.

Guest Accommodation Amenities

Flat screen television with integrated DVD player
Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
Pets Welcomed.
No charge if booked direct
Free WiFi
Small fridge
(on request)
Hair dryer & Complimentary toiletries

What Our Guests Say

What some of our guests have said about there stay.

"Angus and his wife cannot do enough for you, great rooms in a perfect location and really dog friendly. The breakfast was ample and really sets you up for the day, there was even a breakfast put up for the dogs, will definitely be staying here again!"
"The best place we've ever stayed in Bowness. Immaculately clean, great room / facilities, lovely owners, and a superb breakfast with lots to choose from. Very very impressive indeed!."
"Perfect location central to Bowness on a quiet road. 100yds from bars & restaurants & 5 min walk from the lake. There is no parking but the large main car park is only 5 min walk away. Rooms are comfortable, good value with four poster bed & tea & coffee making facilities with welcoming muffins in the room. It is dog friendly (no extra dog fee)& the hosts Angus & Sherry couldn’t be more welcoming & friendly. Cooked breakfast is for a £10 supplement but is well worth it, it was excellent. The dining room is a lovely decor. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, perfect location, will definitely return.."

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Parking Information

We DO NOT have any private parking facilities and guests will need to use the local car parks within Bowness on Winderemere.
Full details and a link to parking information will be in your full confirmation letter we send when we have processed the booking. 

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