Who owns Windermere Manor?

Windermere Manor and the Discovery Park

After three generations of Smallman families living in Windermere Manor, the descendants of Thomas Smallman decided to move on to new vistas in the early 1970s and sold the Manor and the surrounding acres to the University of Western Ontario.

What was Hammerbank?

Windermere Manor was originally called “Hammerbank” and was built in the 1850’s as the home of Hubert and Mary Coutts. The west wing of the building (lakeside) has a monogram in the wall, HM, the first initials of Hubert and Mary and the date 1897.

When did Windermere burn down?

On February 27th, 1996, Windermere House was destroyed by fire during the filming of the Hollywood film The Long Kiss Goodnight, with only the stone verandah remaining intact.

When was Windermere built?

Locals know Windermere as The Lady of the Lakes. It was built in 1870 in Victorian style, originally as a boarding house, and overlooks Lake Rosseau.

What was the Ro hotel called previously?

The Ro is one of Windermere’s oldest hotels (formerly known as the Hydro Hotel) and has recently undergone a £7m refurbishment.

How far is Bowness from Windermere?

The distance between Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere is 1 miles. How do I travel from Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car? The best way to get from Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to bus which takes 6 min and costs £1 – £8.


  1. https://blog.locorum.ca/latest-news/places/windermere-manor/
  2. https://cumbriacrack.com/2021/07/07/the-ro-windermere-new-lake-district-hotel-opens-after-8m-revamp/
  3. https://www.windermeremanorhotel.com/history
  4. https://windermerehouse.com/about/history/
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windermere_House
  6. https://www.savour-magazine.co.uk/experiences/hotel-stays/the-ro-hotel-review/
  7. https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Windermere/Bowness-on-Windermere

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