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

Late availability for last minute New Year breaks

We decided rather late to open for New Year and hence have late availability for last minute breaks at Blenheim Lodge, our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. The Lake District National Park is open as usual over New Year; and popular … 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

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

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

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

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