Escape to the Lakes for a romantic Valentine’s break

Picture the English Lake District: scenic hills and pretty vales; picturesque lakes and rushing waterfalls; gurgling becks and romantic walks; quintessential villages offering appetising handmade local foods and drink. What a wonderful place to relax mid-Winter – what a perfect place … Read More

Bowness weather these two days

If one wants to experience all seasons and all varieties of seasons in one day, the Lake District National Park must surely be on the MUST EXPERIENCE list. Yesterday was possibly the oddest day of the year so far weather-wise: warm bright sunshine; drizzle … Read More

Room Grab Offer

It’s odd how things come to mind when one is sitting in a car and driving along a motorway. As Hubby drove and my mind went into idling mode whilst contemplating the drab grey of bleak unending road, I found … Read More

Scrambled eggs

Well, it isn’t quite ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, but it will have to do. I was thrilled when I received confirmation today of a post written by Michael Franco about our Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge. It is just a simple … Read More

A breakfast of fresh local produce

I came across some photos early this evening that gave me an idea for my post tonight. Since we arrived in 2002, we have always used the local butcher for his hearty handmade sausage and hand-cured and cut bacon. We … Read More

Clouds

Today saw the last morning of our Malaysian visitors’ holiday with us. They had been staying for the previous eight nights and, as is the way of Lakeland weather, they had experienced all variations except snow. However, they could see … Read More

Single rooms in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a bustling town with serviced accommodation to suit all budgets. Most hotels, guest houses, and small bed and breakfasts offer double, twin and family rooms, but not many have single rooms to let. At Blenheim Lodge, however, we … Read More

A muggy day

Today has been what I call a ‘muggy’ day. Despite rather overcast skies and a sun valiantly trying to peep through dense clouds, it has been a warm and humid day, with not so much as a breath of wind … Read More

A lazy summer holiday in the Lakes

This weekend, we had staying with us a man and his wife who were celebrating his big birthday. Normally, he said, they would have rented a caravan but this time his wife was treating him. She had even told him … Read More

The myriad faces of Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere, or more correctly, Windermere, is England’s largest natural lake at 10.5 miles. By virtue of our hilltop position in Bowness-on-Windermere, approximately 6-7 miles of this watery expanse can be viewed from our room windows at Blenheim Lodge, an … Read More

Indoor attractions in the Lake District

The weather today boded well when I woke up to a fair morning at 7:30 am. In fact, there was even some sunshine around, at least where we live in Bowness-on-Windermere. With little wind and bright skies overhead until early … Read More

A day in the Lakes using public transport

At Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often welcome guests who visit with us via public transport. Blenheim Lodge is located about 5 minutes’ cab ride from Windermere train station and bus depot, Windermere. However, more energetic guests may decide to … Read More