Hubby and I have today come into the 12th year of living in the lovely English Lake District National Park. It is autumn time and the weather reminds me of when we first arrived here in 2002: sunny; deliciously warm but not humid; with a stillness in the air that reflects our tranquil Lakeland setting. It is quiet enough for me to quite literally hear a pin drop as I write this post.
Only birdsong interrupts the silence as I type. Oh! And our dog breathing as he naps by my side. Otherwise, all is peaceful. I love the quietness here that allows me to relax, away from the traffic and crowds of Bowness-on-Windermere centre, only a 5-minute walk from our door. Only 7 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge, Bowness Bay pier at Lake Windermere will be similarly busy with sightseers walking along the promenade, riding the ferries, and perhaps making good use of Cumbria County Council’s recreation facilities, such as golf, tennis, badminton, etc.
Our Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is also en-route for The Dales Way long distance walk, so walkers will enjoy being close to Brantfell, with its lovely open countryside, pretty walks, and viewpoints. In fact, our guest house is tucked the fell, access to which is a literal half-minute stroll from our front door.
If you take time to go walking in the woods and fields behind us to 4 viewpoints – namely School Knott, Post Knott, Biskey Howe, and Brantfell – you will be rewarded with the beauty of gorgeous countryside, panoramic views from 2 viewpoints, and 360-degree views from the other 2 viewpoints. The Dales Way itself is an 81-mile long distance footpath that takes trekkers to Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales.
As usual, we are offering DISCOUNTED WEEKLY RATES for stays of at least 7 nights, with savings of between £67-£155 PER PERSON based on a 7-night B&B break. If you are looking for a week’s break and want a deal, why not ask about our discounted weekly tariffs? These rates dip below our winter prices, so do take advantage of them if you want an en-suite room with a view in Bowness-on-Windermere. Otherwise, our autumn tariffs range from £45-£70 per person per night for Bed and Breakfast.
The Lake District National Park is open all year round so there are always lots to see and do throughout the year. The villages and towns here are not summer resorts, but are lived in 12 months of the year. Thus the local shops, restaurants, other amenities like the cinema, post office, beauty salons, etc. are all open to locals and visitors alike. In fact, the shops and restaurants even open regular hours on Sundays!
So, if you haven’t had a proper break in the summer, or feel the need of a short break this autumn, do pick up the phone to call us or email with your requirements to enquire after a B&B break. We can help to arrange all sorts of activities, and if you are celebrating a special event or want a romantic break, we can also assist with special surprises like flowers, handmade chocolate truffles and champagne or wine in your room for your arrival.
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.’