Dove Cottage

Today saw me and Pui going to Dove Cottage, just outside Grasmere village to meet Paul, the head of marketing of this fabulous literary shrine to William Wordsworth, one of the most famous of the Romantic poets. Paul is a … Read More

Indoor attractions in the Lake District

The weather today boded well when I woke up to a fair morning at 7:30 am. In fact, there was even some sunshine around, at least where we live in Bowness-on-Windermere. With little wind and bright skies overhead until early … Read More

Lake District activities

As the UK faced a deluge of showers this weekend, intrepid guests at Blenheim Lodge were nevertheless keen to get out and about and enjoy the countryside. One, a fell runner, went out early in the morning for a run … Read More

The Dales Way

Over the past two months, we have been welcoming a goodly number of people walking The Dales Way footpath. The Dales Way ends or begins, depending on which way you are travelling, a literal half-minute stroll from our front door. … Read More

Not a boutique hotel

Yesterday, we said goodbye to a lovely couple who had stayed with us for 4 nights. They told us how much they enjoyed the quietness and relaxation that came with it at our guest house, and said that they felt … Read More

A day in the Lakes using public transport

At Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often welcome guests who visit with us via public transport. Blenheim Lodge is located about 5 minutes’ cab ride from Windermere train station and bus depot, Windermere. However, more energetic guests may decide to … Read More

Lake District break with Lake Windermere views

It has been a very busy week thus far, especially with the Bank Holiday and Jubilee long weekend rolled into one plus the school holidays. However, as the week comes to an end, the kids will be returning to school … Read More