The Lake District National Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible beauty of its wonderful landscape won the vote at Krakow earlier this month. To those of us who live here, however, it is – put simply – ‘home’. Nonetheless, we’d love for responsible visitors to visit and enjoy this amazing region for themselves: gorgeous; peaceful; blessed with the physical richness and diversity of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and indigenous plant and marine life combined with a distinct Cumbrian culture and even dialect; and a welcoming population that is outward-looking as well as being aware of the importance of retaining and celebrating its heritage. The Lake District National Park is an experience not to be missed.
Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park itself. Hidden away upon a hilltop and nestling into fell-side fields and tranquil woodlands, our Lodge is nonetheless just an easy – albeit steepish – 5-minute walk into the centre of bustling Bowness-on-Windermere and Lake Windermere itself. Sit down for a meal in a local restaurant, pub, bistro or cafe; ride the ferries or sail upon a yacht on England’s largest lake; engage in some retail therapy in the many shops that line the streets and promenade; enjoy a gelato by Windermere’s shore; or simply wander out of town to other parts of the Lake District by bus, boat, or private transport . . . and enjoy!
The Lake District National Park has something for everyone. Walkers of all abilities will find footpaths that range from those that are wheelchair accessible to those which require some hard grit and work! Water babies may indulge in wild swimming in the Lakes, and we can even arrange for wild swimming instruction from a champion Channel swimmer, Dr Julie Bradshaw, M.B.E. For riders, riding schools cater for a range of riding abilities: from the complete beginner to the experienced rider. There are many other sporting opportunities to enjoy in the Lakes: mountain-biking; pedal-boarding; canoeing; Segway fun; canyoning etc. For the more sedate sportsman, we offer two FREE fishing permits to our guests at Blenheim Lodge B&B on a first come first served basis.
The scenery in the Lakes is really something to behold, and it is very much worth the visitor’s while to tour the Lakes either by public or private transport. At Blenheim Lodge B&B, we are able to arrange door to door tours for our guests. Just let us know in advance and we can sort tours and other activities out for you.
Blenheim Lodge Guest House, as I mentioned earlier, is situated right on a fell, Brant Fell, and overlooks The Dales Way Walk, one of England’s most beautiful long distance treks. Indeed, Blenheim Lodge B&B is the first bed and breakfast guest house accommodation off The Dales Way in Bowness-on-Windermere. One of our bedrooms, The Dalesway, was named after this famous long distance footpath and overlooks it. Dales Way walkers will find us a convenient stopping point either at the end or beginning of their walks and also for spending a few days relaxing in Bowness.
Finally, for those who come to the Lake District National Park expecting a peaceful setting from which are wonderful views, do come check us out at Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast, where, in the tranquil quiet, you can hear the birds sing whilst looking out over fabulous views of Lake and fells from your bedroom windows. Walks abound upon Brant Fell on which our Bowness B&B sits, and the summit is only 40 minutes’ easy walk from our door. Enjoy a cuppa with your paper in our front room overlooking Old Bowness and Lake Windermere and soak in the peace and quiet at our AA 4-Star Guest House. Aahhh!
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.’