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

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

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

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

A bridge across

The A591 is considered the most beautiful highway in England. And, indeed, this Cumbrian motorway winds through some of the most spectacular scenery to be had in the Lake District National Park. From Bowness-on-Windermere in the South Central Lakes where … Read More

Discounted February and March B&B breaks

It’s that time of the year when the Winter blues begin to creep up upon one. . . . It’s time to take a well-deserved break! It’s time to rejuvenate those spirits and enjoy a short escape – even an escapade!  Come … Read More

Late availability for Valentine’s Day weekend

We have some late availability for Valentine’s Day weekend. Why not take advantage of our DISCOUNTED TARIFFS and book a romantic break with us? Our Bed and Breakfast accommodation rates start from a mere £53.50 per person per night, including breakfast. Take a … Read More

New Instagram page

We have just started an Instagram page and do enjoy putting up photos on it. One of our favourite photos is of Monty, our Pyrenean Mountain Dog which died some eight years past. We still remember him with fondness. Monty … Read More

What a beautiful morning, afternoon and evening!

I couldn’t resist putting a link to this Blog from my other WordPress Blog. We have just had such a gorgeous day and I wanted to share it with everyone: https://bownessbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/a-fabulous-february-day/ The Lake District National Park is one place on … Read More

Current Special Offers

As we enter February, we have put up some new Special Offers for Winter and Spring. Many people think that there is not much to see and do in the Lake District National Park during these seasons, but actually there … Read More

Valentine’s Day romantic retreat in the Lake District

Have you every thought how nice it might be to make a breakaway as a couple? With just the two of you, you only need to consider the needs of each other as you gad about the Lake District. You can … Read More