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Our Bowness Bed And Breakfast

Tucked atop a wooded hill and boasting stunning views of Lake Windermere and open fells, Blenheim Lodge nestles tranquilly into National Trust acres in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Visit with us to relax, to pause, to listen to uplifting birdsong. Slumber upon beds that make you think you are sleeping on a cloud!

Incredible views from our rooms, woodland walks and National Trust acres to wander at will, and panoramic viewpoints minutes’ walk from our door offer space to breathe – to absorb the tranquil beauty of the Lakes. Peace and quiet surround our house, but just 5 minutes’ amble finds one in bustling Bowness town with all its amenities, attractions, and Lake Windermere. It is just the best of both worlds!

Welcome to our World

Alfred Wainwright, famed fell walker and author, fell in love with the Lake District on his first visit when beholding breathtaking views from Orrest Head, a South Lakes fell located one mile south of Bowness, where our B&B sits upon Brantfell, sharing these same awesome views.

‘I was totally transfixed, unable to believe my eyes. I had never seen anything like this. I saw mountain ranges, one after another, the nearer starkly etched, those beyond fading into the blue distance. Rich woodlands, emerald pastures and the shimmering water of the lake below added to a pageant of loveliness, a glorious panorama that held me enthralled. I had seen landscapes of rural beauty pictured in the local art gallery, but here was no painted canvas; this was real.

‘This was truth. God was in His heaven that day and I a humble worshipper.’

(The Outlying Fells of Lakeland by Alfred Wainwright)

Rooms

Choose a room just right for YOU!

The Poppies

The Poppies

Sleeps 2. Pretty Lake and Fell Views. Walk-in Shower En-suite.

From £89 Per Night B&B
Brantfell

Brantfell

Sleeps 1. Charming Lake and fell views. Shower En-suite.

From £60 Per Night B&B
Belle Isle

Belle Isle

Sleeps 1. Splendid Lake and fell views. Shower En-suite.

From £60 Per Night B&B
The Fairfield

The Fairfield

Sleeps 2 or 3. Queen Bed and Antique Daybed. Amazing Lake and Fell Views. Walk-in Shower En-suite.

From £139 Per Night B&B
The Langdale

The Langdale

Sleeps 2. Antique 4-Poster. Queen Bed. Panoramic Lake and Fell Views. Small Shower En-suite.

From £139 Per Night B&B
The Coniston

The Coniston

Sleeps 2. Antique 4-Poster. Delightful Lake and Fell Views. Small Shower En-suite.

From £109 Per Night B&B
The Dalesway

The Dalesway

Sleeps 2 or 3. Antique French Beds. Peaceful Countryside and Woodland Views. Small Shower En-suite.

From £129 Per Night B&B
Claife Heights

Claife Heights

Sleeps 2. Fabulous Lake and fell views. Small Shower En-suite.

From £100 Per Night B&B
The Attic

The Attic

Sleeps 2. Antique French Bed. Gorgeous Lake and fell views. Private Bathroom.

From £100 Per Night B&B
The Blue Room

The Blue Room

Sleeps 2. Lovely Lake and Fell Views. Small Shower En-suite.

From £99 Per Night B&B
The Eyrie

The Eyrie

Sleeps 1. Character Beams. Far-reaching Lake and fell views. Shower En-suite.

From £60 Per Night B&B

Definition Of ‘Cosy’: Feel Right At Home!

Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast: warm, friendly, welcoming home from home atmosphere where you can simply relax and pad about in your slippers – or even pyjamas as you will – without feeling self-conscious! Built in 1868 as a Lakeland retreat, our Victorian home nestles quietly on Brantfell next to The Dales Way and retains much of its original character. One Tripadvisor reviewer describes Blenheim Lodge as ‘a place of tranquility and utter charm’.

Listen! To The Sound Of Silence

Blenheim Lodge is uniquely situated. Serenely perched on a hill, our AA 4-Star B&B literally backs into peaceful fell-side. We are only a 5-minute walk into bustling Bowness town centre and Lake Windermere, but, up here, secluded from the hubbub of busy traffic, crowds, and late night revelers, it feels like a million miles away.

Imagine an oasis of peace . . . taking time out from the hustle and bustle of your life. A backdrop of woodlands and fields frame our B&B where cows and sheep often graze. Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh clean air. Hear the birds sing as you gaze out your room to glorious views of Lake and fells.

In the blissful stillness of the countryside, you can hear a pin drop! Sometimes shy deer come out at dusk or early morning to graze behind our house or breakfast on the plants in front! At night, owls hoot and bat wings flutter in the wooded stands.

Look out to see the stars. We have no light pollution here. Fall asleep to the sound of silence. And awake refreshed to a bright new day!

Bowness: Small Town Charm With a Secret in Plain Sight

Pretty Bowness on Windermere, often called ‘Bowness’, is easily accessible by motor vehicle or train, whilst supplementary local transport links connect this bustling small town to other parts of the Lake District. Well provisioned with numerous amenities, eateries, pubs, and shops, Bowness also boasts two immensely popular attractions: The World of Beatrix Potter and Windermere Lake Cruises. A number of festivals are held annually in Bowness centre, The Glebe, or Bowness Pier.

Hidden Bowness: the busyness of Bowness town is sharply contrasted by the peaceful quietude of Brantfell and expanse of beauteous countryside a mere 5 minutes’ walk from its centre. The Dales Way long distance footpath, just a minute’s stroll from our B&B, starts or ends in Bowness, depending on where the walker begins his route. Follow or branch off The Dales Way to explore open fell and 360-degree viewpoints.

The Lake District National Park: Awesome Beauty That Grips the Soul

The topography of the Lake District is one of magnificent fells and beautiful tarns and meres. Synonymous with the Lake District are the Herdwick, hardy native sheep which roam the fells, and whose grazing shape and maintain the iconic Lakeland landscapes we love so well. Beatrix Potter, famed children’s author and creator of Peter Rabbit, champion of the Herdwick and benefactor of the National Trust, worked tirelessly to support the preservation of this breed and their grazing grounds as well as the Trust’s places of extraordinary beauty.

Within the Lake District National Park are England’s largest lake and highest mountain: Windermere and Scafell Pike. The peaceful loveliness of Nature undefiled inspired the Lake Poets, one of whom, William Wordsworth, penned what is arguably his most famous poem, ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’, after a visit to Ullswater.

Light and the quality of light are essential to the devoted painter. Alfred Heaton Cooper and, later, his son, William Heaton Cooper, were tireless in their quest for that optimum Lakeland light one finds infused in their art. Watch out for some truly astounding inversions when this same soft light permeates the Lake District mist.

The Dales Way

The Dales Way long distance footpath traverses beautiful countryside as it wends its way between Ilkley in the North Yorkshire Dales to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Our B&B, Blenheim Lodge, is quite literally situated at the foot of the trail, and ours is the first Bed and Breakfast off The Dales Way. Warm hospitality awaits walkers looking for that welcome rest: remove your boots; wriggle your toes; slouch in comfy chairs; and enjoy sustaining cups of tea or coffee to rejuvenate those tired spirits!

About Us

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our website – and we hope you will visit with us in person at our Bowness Bed and Breakfast too! We are a couple from two different continents who found each other when one of us went to Scotland for her postgraduate studies. In fact one of us came from far away enough to have learnt to speak some Chinese – though not very well – whilst still a pupil in school!

In 2002, we moved to Blenheim Lodge in the Lake District National Park and embarked on the adventure of running a Bed and Breakfast with gusto! Our aim was and continues to be one of ensuring that our guests feel relaxed and at home whilst staying with us in a warmly welcoming and unfussy atmosphere. Of course, the tranquility of our location and those enchanting Lakeland views from our rooms help!

Take a look at our blog for more information about us, our Bowness B&B, and the Lake District National Park.

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Guest Reviews

Another great stay at Blenheim Lodge. Amazing views of the lake from our room. Janz and Robert so friendly. Will definitely be back again.
DanielWigan, UK
Awesome stay - really friendly owners. The room had the best view and VERY clean. We loved the location with a short walk to town and easy access to hiking trails. Would stay again and recommend this to anyone planning a trip.
DonnaTustin, USA
Gorgeous, clean, welcoming, great views, 3-minute walk to all attractions. Good breakfast served in a welcoming warm family feel dining room, good food and timely.
SimonMaroubra, Australia