Caring hospitality in the heart of Windermere village


The Archway is an award winning Victorian guesthouse, tastefully furnished throughout.

A warm welcome, good food and the comfort of guests are our priority.

We have four rooms – both double and twin – all with en-suite facilities, a comfortable chair, Digital television, DVD players, hairdryer and beverage tray with homemade biscuits.

The house is entirely non-smoking and has been quality assessed by Cumbria Tourism, a Visit England accredited local assessment scheme. 

We are located in a quiet street of Windermere village just 300 metres from the train station, shops, restaurants and pubs.

More great reasons to stay at The Archway

  • Our front rooms have distant mountain views of Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and the Langdale Pikes.
  • A quality guest house in a great location
  • Ideal base for seeing the Lake District either with or without car
  • Private parking spaces available
  • 4 rooms, double or twin available, all en suite
  • An award winning breakfast with a variety of menus
  • Enthusiastically run by a young, professional proprietor
  • We love the area and set out to help you enjoy it too



We have two types of rooms:


Superior Rooms (Windermere and Coniston)

These are at the front of the property with views of the fells and large en-suites with both bath and shower.


These are available for £90 per room (inc. breakfast)



Standard Rooms (Grasmere and Rydal)

These are at the back of the property with small en-suite shower rooms.


These are available for £75 per room (inc. breakfast)



Please check for discounted last minute availability.


We accept children over the age of 6, but there are no extra beds available in rooms.