About Us

About Elim House

Elim House Adults-Only B&B

Elim House is located in a quiet, convenient location, making it a perfect bed and breakfast guest house for visitors to the Lake District.

No matter what you’re planning on doing, Elim House provides a great base for many activities. We have some private parking as well as undercover, locked, motor cycle facilities on-site. We provide adult-only holidays in our great guest house, and we love to see our guests relaxing away from the stresses of everyday life. Call now to book a room at our bed and breakfast, located in picturesque Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District.

Your Hosts

Welcome from Mark and Grace. We took over Elim House in July 2017. I (Mark) spent many years working as a Chartered Accountant (but not a boring one!). Before taking over Elim House, I spent over 8 years working in Africa, for Social Enterprises, and NGO’s, in Malawi, Tanzania and finally in Liberia, towards the end of the Ebola crisis, so washing hands and social distancing were not new for Grace and I. Projects ranged from a 2,000 Hectare farming social enterprise, solar enablement, and Health System strengthening.I enjoy cooking and meeting new people, and even accountancy now that it is part time! Grace is Zambian and has a strange trait of actually liking cleaning. When we left Africa we had to think about what we might do. Not having a UK home we realised that with my love of cooking and Grace’s love of cleaning, a Guest House would tick a lot of boxes, so we started looking. When we opened in July 2017, with no experience, we were fully booked, so it was a real baptism of fire. A change from getting up at 9am, to getting up before 7am and cooking 18 full English breakfasts.Over the 1st couple of years we made substantial improvements, including replacing all mattresses and linen, replacing the heating system, and redecorating and re-carpeting most rooms, ploughing back all our income into that, so 2020 was to be the year when we would manage to keep some of that income. Like everyone, little did we know what was round the corner! There is always something to do when you have an old property, but I finished “all those little jobs” in the 1st lockdown, so I can’t wait to be able to welcome guests again, and in due course be able to socialise with you.

Our Guest House

Built approximately 150 years ago from traditional Lakeland stone, Elim House is ideally situated on a quiet road. It’s the perfect place for a peaceful break, whether you want an energetic walk in the surrounding hills, a gentle stroll down to the lake and shops, or a leisurely drive through spectacular scenery. Elim House is the perfect base for a holiday, ideally located on the very edge of Bowness town centre.

Why Choose Us?

The warm and friendly welcome you receive from us is complemented by individually heated and tastefully furnished en-suite rooms. All rooms have colour televisions, hairdryers, USB charging points, fans and facilities to make hot drinks. Served in your room, as part of our Covid management, we provide a comprehensive choice of breakfasts, including vegetarian options and food for those with special dietary needs. Secure storage is available for motorcycles and bikes, and this means that whatever you’re planning, we’re the perfect base.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements as soon as possible to ensure you’re catered for.

Does Elim House look like the guest house for you?