10 sights & things to do in Bowness on Windermere

Bowness on Windermere is a pretty village in the Lake District National Park. Being a denizen of Bowness, it is so easy to take everything for granted. However, there are really a lot of things to see and do in … Read More

Facebook Special Offer for February and March

The Lake District is a great place for visiting year round. In February and March, with days lengthening perceptibly, might thoughts turn to exploring this beautiful part of the world? We are offering on our Facebook Page DISCOUNTED RATES for … Read More

The romance of the Lakes for a romantic break

With its magnificent mountains which locals term ‘fells’; beautiful tarns, meres, waters, and (one) lake large and small; pretty becks, trickling streams and flowing rivers; small cascades and high waterfalls; green swathes of verdant countryside crisscrossed with numerous footpaths leading … Read More

Late availability New Year break at Blenheim Lodge

We have just decided to open for New Year and have late availability for last minute rooms for anyone looking for a relaxing break in the Lakes. Blenheim Lodge is enviably located in Bowness-on-Windermere on a hill top and only … Read More

Walks and marvellous views just on our doorstep . . .

Zack came to nudge me awake this morning. Eyes bleary but, being the indulgent owner that I am, I got up to go walkies with him and Hubby. What a wonderful vista greeted us: an inversion hung over Windermere, backlit … Read More

Images of Lake Windermere from our home

It has been a week of variable weather thus far, so I thought I would share some images of our surroundings taken during this period. We have had sunshine, rain, drizzle, mist, and a combination of all these weather conditions … Read More

So pretty in May!

I hadn’t meant to take any photos today, but the views from my windows at Blenheim Lodge beckoned me. It is such a lovely fresh Spring day today: dewy green leaves upon the trees, shrubs and flowering plants; a playful … Read More

Images of Spring (i)

I thought I would write a series of posts with images of Spring in the Lake District National Park. Personally, one of the best things I like about Spring is the new growth on trees and bushes. I love the … Read More

Some forgotten photos

I was trawling through our photo albums and came across some forgotten images of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge and the views from them. Here are some to share in this post. The Dalesway bedroom The Fairfield bedroom: The Attic bedroom … Read More

Gummers How

We have been having some amazing weather of late and I thought that a walk at Gummers How would be just the ticket. With no wind, bright evening sunshine, and clear skies, Hubby, Zack and I made our way to … Read More

Secret Britain: The Lakes

BBC One screened a documentary on The Lakes tonight, showcasing some of its secrets hidden amidst some of Britain’s most magnificent scenery. If you haven’t watched it yet, do look up the programme here on BBC iPlayer. Within this hour-long show, … Read More

1 minute’s stroll from our B&B – The Dales Way

It was a bright and lovely day today, so I decided to go for a stroll up The Dales Way. The Dales Way is a long distance footpath that traverses Lakeland’s southern fells and on toward the Yorkshire Dales. The … Read More