Ten local sights and 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

The magnificent Lake District National Park

The Lake District is England’s largest national park . . . and it is absolutely stunning! Just a day ago, BBC Two aired ‘The Lake District: A Wild Year’, a programme centred around the nature of the Lake District’s incredible landscape, its wildlife, and its … 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

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

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

A walk up Orrest Head

I love walking with Hubby and Zack, our Pyrenean. Zack is an old dog, and at one point, we almost lost him for good. Thus, it is such a joy to see him walking well and taking in with gusto … 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

An atmospheric walk at Chapel House Wood

I recently wrote a post on another Blog, entitled ‘If you go into the woods today . . . ‘. Hubby and I had taken Zack, our Pyrenean Mountain Dog to Chapel House Wood for a walk. It was our … Read More

Take advantage of our Early May Bank Holiday offer

We have literally just put up a money-off offer for the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, when guests stay any 3 or more nights in our double, twin or triple rooms. This is a particularly good deal as our bed … Read More