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

A poignant walk around Cockshott Point

One of the lovely things about living in Bowness on Windermere is our proximity to all things handy (shops, restaurants, newsagents, post office and other amenities) as well as THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Yesterday, despite a lowering sky, we decided to … 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

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

The Lake District National Park: beautiful in all seasons

The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy in England. There are scenic lakes, natural woodlands and high fells. All are open to visitors to enjoy. What a gift this area is to a … 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

Looking for a Christmas gift?

It is that time of year when one begins to think of Christmas gifts for loved ones. It’s not always the easiest thing to do especially when that special someone already seems to have everything he or she needs. So, why not think … Read More

Gorgeous Autumn colours in the Lakes

Autumn’s here, and the colours are absolutely gorgeous! So brilliantly gorgeous that I thought I would post some recent photos in this post. We parked alongside the River Brathay near Ambleside, about 5 miles from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, … Read More

Cosy coves and fabulous views!

If you know where to look, or if you were to simply follow your nose and indulge your curiosity, Bowness-on-Windermere really does have some wonderful surprises for the adventurous, (even if only slightly). This evening, Hubby and I decided to … Read More

Early May Bank Holiday: a lazy weekend in the Lakes

Enjoy a happy lazy kind of weekend relaxing in the Lake District National Park this May Bank Holiday long weekend coming up. I wrote a post recently about this on another Blog that I have: https://bownessbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/early-may-bank-holiday-a-lazy-weekend-in-the-lakes/ Enjoying a special long … 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

Another glorious day in Bowness

It’s another fabulous day in Bowness-on-Windermere, where we have our home and guest house in the Lakes. Check out the views we took from our guest rooms this morning. . . . And imagine walking up to them yourselves! Take … Read More