The clocks have changed now and we are truly into Autumn days. In the Lake District, deciduous trees and plants are showing off their burnished Fall colours. However, despite the cooler months of Autumn moving in, the Lake District is open as usual, with lots of things to see and do for a weekend escape.

A stunning view of the Grasmere fells in Autumn. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbria.co.uk.)
A stunning view of the Grasmere fells in Autumn. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbria.co.uk.)

The Lake District National Park is open year round. It is a place of home, work and play for its residents – and an oasis of peaceful relaxation and enjoyment for visitors. Our hilltop guest house, Blenheim Lodge, is tucked into a fell, away from the noisy madding crowd and main road traffic. Come and stay with us at our Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a home away from home: quiet, unassuming, comfortable, and welcoming.

This photo of our lounge at Blenheim Lodge guest house was taken recently by a professional photographer who visited us. You can see Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells from the bay windows.
This photo of our lounge at Blenheim Lodge guest house was taken by a professional photographer who visited us. You can see Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells from the bay windows.

Just 5 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge are local attractions and amenities, all of which are open during weekends. At Bowness Bay on Lake Windermere, guests may board ferry boats which will take them to different parts of the Lake. Everything is close by and easily accessible from our B&B even though the peaceful hidden location of our guest house may seem far away! Our fell top situation also means that our guests can enjoy stunning views of Lake Windermere and the fells from their rooms!

single room at blenheim lodge, bowness on windermere lake district
A view from The Eyrie, our single en-suite room on the second floor of Blenheim Lodge.

Blenheim Lodge is located in Bowness-on-Windermere which provides easy access to other areas of the Lake District National Park. Guests may pick up an Explorer ticket on one of the local buses running from Bowness in the South Central Lakes to Keswick in the North Lakes. The ticket provides opportunities to hop on and off anywhere on the bus route so that guests can take time to explore and discover the towns and villages, walks and fells that the buses pass en-route. Some of these areas include Rydal, Grasmere, White Moss, and Thirlmere.

'Row, row, row your boat . . .' A great way to exercise on one of the numerous lakes in the English Lake District. Here are some canoeists on enjoying a little scenic activity.
‘Row, row, row your boat . . .’ A great way to exercise on one of the numerous lakes in the English Lake District. Here are some canoeists on enjoying a little scenic activity.

Lake District attractions, both indoor and outdoor, are mostly open year round too. Visitors to the Lakes can enjoy outdoor pursuits like ferry and boat rides, mountain biking, tree-top walking, Segway rides and other activities at Grizedale, Whinlatter and other other forests. Fell walking, a perennially favourite activity, is of course available any time of the year. Indoor attractions, such as Dove Cottage, Blackwell House, the Pencil Museum and many more are open throughout the year.

'Teatime at Hill Top' by Stephen Darbishire. (Photo courtesy of http://visitcumbria.com/amb/hill-top.htm.)
‘Teatime at Hill Top’ by Stephen Darbishire. (Photo courtesy of http://visitcumbria.com/amb/hill-top.htm.)

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Lakes, especially because of those incredible blazing colours, Nature’s own colour extravaganza. At Blenheim Lodge, we will be launching new offers for discounted breaks starting on 1 November 2013. Do read more about these offers on our blog or take a look at the Special Offers section of our website: www.blenheim-lodge.com/special_offers.php. Even if you only have a day to spare at the weekend, do consider a quick trip to the Lakes. It is too beautiful to miss!

An atmospheric autumn morning view of Tarn Hows, with gorgeous blues and oranges tinged with shades of green. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)
An atmospheric autumn morning view of Tarn Hows, with gorgeous blues and oranges tinged with shades of green. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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Telephone: 015394 43440