Fabulous weather in Bowness! Come join us for a relaxing break!

The weather in Bowness on Windermere, where our guest house is located, has been fabulous! Not just for a day, a week, a fortnight, or even a month. Instead, we have been enjoying amazing weather for weeks now! Mostly sunshine? … Read More

Special Offers at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Spring is just round the corner, with longer days to explore and enjoy the beauteous scenery, interesting (and perhaps intrepid) activities, and attractions of the Lake District National Park. To celebrate the coming of Spring, we have put up new Special … 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

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

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

A forgotten photograph

I rather like old photographs: black and white, or that faded Kodak camera look of the 1960s to ’80s. They bring back memories of childhood. There was one episode in particular that I remember well: it was of a tiny me, … 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

Last night at 10:31 PM in Bowness-on-Windermere

I looked out of our dining room window at 10:31 PM last night and saw a shimmering lake under dark but light-lined night skies. I tried to take a photo of the Lake from our porch at Blenheim Lodge but … Read More

5 best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 14 years. Our guest house is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty Lakeland village and one of the main entry points into the Lakes as it is only 20 minutes’ … Read More

Springtime in the Lakes revisited (ii)

Yesterday, I began a short series of posts showing images of the Lake District National Park in Spring. We have had another gorgeous day today in the Lakes and, because it is early May, it has reminded me of an … 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

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