Southview Guest House

Windermere, North West England

In the heart of the Lake District National Park

A warm welcome awaits you at Southview. The guesthouse is in the heart of the Lake District and ideally located for whatever type of break you are looking for.

Why stay with us

Whether it’s a gentle stroll and an evening out or a good hike in the fells, Windermere offers many different opportunities for exploring and enjoying this amazing national park. There are lovely walks straight from the house to the rolling hills that surround Windermere and we are only a mile from the shore of Lake Windermere with its cruises and water-based activities. As keen walkers and kayakers, we are only too happy to give advice on walks and other outdoor activities.
Windermere is a great transport hub and we are only 3 minutes’ walk from the station and bus terminal so you are a short ferry, bus ride or drive away from the higher peaks. Unique to Windermere and unusual for a B&B, we have our own indoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of our guests.
From here you can explore the National Park or stay on foot and escape straight into the beautiful Lake District countryside. Then at the end of the day, come back for a relaxing swim before a short stroll to the village centre’s bars, shops and restaurants.


The house is one of the early Victorian homes, built when the train line arrived in the 1840s. It has been a guest house since 1903 and offers accommodation in a quiet yet central location on a vegetarian/vegan bed and breakfast basis.
Guests have light, comfortable rooms; use of the indoor heated swimming pool and south facing terrace. There is a lounge for guests with an honesty bar, books, board games, and a TV. In the rooms there are TVs/DVDs, a hospitality tray, hair dryers and locally made soaps, shampoos and shower gels.
We offer our own private parking, a lock up garage for cyclists and drying facilities for those wet days on the hill.

Our vegetarian / vegan breakfast

We offer a vegetarian / vegan buffet including fresh fruit, muesli, cereals, home baked bread, cheeses, yoghurt, preserves, coffee and teas, and the option of a continental, hot vegetarian, or vegan breakfast. We can also cater for allergy and lifestyle diets.

Small green business

In an endeavour to become a more sustainable business we have teamed up with the Small Green Business initiative to work on improving our credentials.

Everyone is welcome

Whether you an omnivore; vegan or vegetarian, we welcome everyone at Southview!

Vegan options available
Lactose free options available
Gluten free options available
Breakfast available
Vegan care products
Internet connection available
Swimming pool
Horse riding, Cycling, Hiking, Climbing, Water sports, Golf
Spoken language(s): English, German, Spanish
Certified by VeggieHotels

Number of rooms: 9

Price per room from: 59 GBP

incl. breakfast

For prices and availability please use the booking request or visit the website of the hotel

Booking request

Address / Contact

Southview Guest House

27 Cross Street
Windermere LA23 1AE
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 - (0)153 944 2951