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If you're looking for relaxed Lake District hotels and breaks to savour the unique peace and beauty of some of Britain's most spectacular scenery, the AA 4-star Blenheim Lodge bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere is a special find. This is because our non-smoking Bowness guest house is one of the very few B&Bs, guest houses or hotels in Windermere offering genuine Lake Windermere views – of up to six miles across the water – available from 10 of our 11 beautifully decorated guest rooms.

Nestling in a secluded elevated position against fields and woodlands and overlooking Lake Windermere to the magnificent mountains and fells beyond, friendly Blenheim Lodge offers ideal Windermere accommodation. We are just a five-minute stroll from the amenities and village bustle of Bowness-on-Windermere – so really do offer the best of both worlds. Only a handful of the larger hotels in Windermere can match our combination of peaceful setting and handy convenience.

Cosy Windermere accommodation with all modern comforts

At Blenheim Lodge we pride ourselves on an attention to detail that sets us apart from the many larger Lake District hotels and other bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere. Our 11 cosy, individually appointed guest rooms feature elegant Laura Ashley decor, expertly-crafted soft furnishings, fluffy luxurious bath linen and a choice of rooms for single, double, twin and triple occupancy.

Many rooms are furnished with solid walnut, mahogany, oak or French painted antique pieces in keeping with the gracious character of our Victorian house. Ten rooms have en-suite facilities; one has its own private bathroom.

For that romantic Lake District weekend break with a difference, treat your special someone to a stay in our 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere, perhaps in a room with a beautiful antique four-poster or romantic Louis XV bed. Or make Blenheim Lodge your base for a fun-filled active holiday with family and friends – starting each day with a delicious home-cooked breakfast of quality local produce including the dairy-fresh milk and eggs delivered daily, butcher hand-made sausages and hand-cut bacon, then rounding off the evening in our comfortable TV lounge. For a large group or special event, why not hire the whole property?

Finally, for the business person or anyone who wishes to keep in close touch with family or friends, Blenheim Lodge also offers WIFI access free of charge.

Tranquil Lake District breaks: walking, fishing, climbing and sightseeing

Unlike some hotels in the Lake District, Blenheim Lodge is genuinely hidden away – just off the Dales Way Walk that begins at Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales and finishes in Bowness-on-Windermere. For walkers trekking the Dales Way, Blenheim Lodge is a welcoming, comfortable and convenient place to stay, being the first guest accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere off the Dales Way, which is literally a minute's stroll from our front door. From our guest house are easy hikes to a choice of three viewpoints that offer stunning 360-degree views of Lake Windermere, as well as the soaring fells and mountains that stretch into the distance.

We are also a popular choice for anglers searching for Lake District hotels in Windermere, because of our close proximity to many lakes and the two free fishing permits we offer on a 'first come, first served' basis. Lake Windermere is only 5 - 7 minutes' walk from Blenheim Lodge, but our fishing passes can also be used for coarse and fly-fishing in all local lakes covered under the auspices of the Windermere and Ambleside Angling Association. Climbers, too, are spoilt for choice with the dramatic crags of Scafell Pike and Helvellyn easily reached nearby. Just ask us for details of the private guides and sightseeing tours offering handy pick-up and drop-off at Blenheim Lodge. We can also organise tuition and guides for angling and yachting, and guides for climbers and walkers.

Bowness-on-Windermere: brimming with Victorian style

Bowness-on-Windermere, one of Cumbria's most popular tourist towns, sits midway along the 10.5-mile Lake Windermere and is brimming with period charm. For some Victorian style and elegance, do stay at Blenheim Lodge bed and breakfast accommodation; built in 1868, it is indeed a special find! You will find countless leisure activities in Bowness-on-Windermere. These include the World of Beatrix Potter and Windermere Lake Cruises, where we have negotiated an exclusive arrangement for our guests to receive an attractive 10% cruise discount.

Convenient on-site parking and public transport

Although we have a private car park on-site, our Lake District bed and breakfast accommodation is also very convenient for guests using public transport. Windermere's train station and bus depot are only a mile away or a 5-minute cab ride from Blenheim Lodge. Our location is easy too on the feet as it is only a 3-minute walk down Brantfell Road to the many pubs, restaurants and shops of Bowness and other local attractions – and a 5-minute walk back uphill to our secluded lodge.

We look forward to welcoming you to Blenheim Lodge!

So, come visit with us.

Slip between clean, crisp white cotton sheets, snuggle under soft, fluffy Norwegian duvets; and listen - to the sound of silence!

Then snooze off, and awaken refreshed to the glory of birdsong!

Easter long weekend


Enjoy May Bank Holiday long weekend by Lake Windermere from ONLY £53.50 PPPN in a lakeview room. 

Read more about our May Bank Holiday Break offer.

Lake district breaks at Blenheim Lodge - front view of guest house


B&B from ONLY £39.60 PPPN in an en-suite lake view room. Excludes public holiday weekends.

Read more about our 10% Discount offer.

Winter Deal


Stay 2 or more nights between Sunday-Thursday nights and receive 10% DISCOUNT. 

Read more about our April 2-Night Break offer.

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Business Address: Blenheim Lodge, Brantfell Road Bowness-on-Windermere Cumbria, England LA23 3AE Phone Number: +00 44 (0)15394 43440