Making an Autumn getaway

It is almost the end of November and Autumn has all but slipped away from us here in the UK. Nevertheless, we still have almost a month left of Autumn days before Winter brings its – hopefully – pretty crisp snowy scenes to cheer one up for Christmas.

Bedroom view of lake windermere | Blenheim Lodge | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
This is the view of Lake Windermere and the Langdale fells taken from The Poppies, one of our en-suite bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge.
The Poppies B&B Room
The Poppies is a small double room on the ground floor of our house with a walk-in shower en-suite. It has pretty views to the north of Lake Windermere and fells.

Blenheim Lodge is located in Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park, so we are in Tier 2 now that the national lockdown is due to be lifted on 2nd December 2020. Tier 2 is more severe than Tier 1 but less restrictive than Tier 3. Previously, after the end of the first lockdown, Bowness on Windermere – our village – was put into Tier 1, the lowest of the tiers restrictions-wise. Nonetheless, we can still re-open our B&B to people living in Tiers 1 and 2, which is the best way to keep our guests and ourselves as safe as possible.

Autumn delights

Touring the Lake District National Park

Blenheim Lodge is ideally situated within the Lake District National Park itself. Thus, it is very convenient for guests staying at our B&B to visit and enjoy the numerous beauties of the Lakes. Located in Bowness on Windermere, our guest house is centrally situated for access to public transport encompassing much of the Lake District National Park. For those slightly harder to reach areas, we can arrange private or group tours for guests to join that will pick up and drop off at our door.

Driving to Blea Tarn, Lake District, Mountains
We drove to Blea Tarn recently. The drive itself was stunning with views of high-sided mountains accompanying us part of the way.

Walking The Dales Way and other trails from Blenheim Lodge, Lake District

The Dales Way Footpath is a minute’s stroll from our front door – a pretty route for walkers to explore. There are other trails too, with tranquil paths leading to more open fell and 360-degree viewpoints. For instance, our B&B, which is situated on Brant Fell, offers convenient and immediate access through a farm gate opening onto picturesque and enjoyable trails from our house to Post Knott, one of its viewpoints, and Brant Fell, its summit, with their panoramic and 360-degree views!

Man and dog on mountain summit
This is Brant Fell summit, an approximate easy 20-minute walk from Blenheim Lodge. There are 360-degree views for all who hike up here to enjoy!

Discover the Lakes

The only train station in the Lake District National Park is Windermere Railway Station. From here, it is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi-ride to Blenheim Lodge. Some guests who arrive without their own transport hire bikes when they are here. Others rely on the buses. For those who like a little comfort, we are very happy to arrange both private and group door to door tours for you.

blenheim lodge, home away from home | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
Blenheim Lodge – your home away from home!

We have a private car park at Blenheim Lodge. Guests who arrive in their cars, on their motorbikes, or even on their bicycles may use our car park free of charge throughout the duration of their stay. Having one’s own transport can be a boon for independent travel. The A591 which winds through much of the Lake District National Park has been voted the most beautiful motorway in England. It wends between northerly and southerly Lakeland towns and villages, taking in an amazing five bodies of water along its length: Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere, and Derwentwater. Why not enjoy this fun and rewarding tour of the Lakes!

Taking care

The Lake District has numerous eateries – pubs, restaurants, cafes – which can open under the new Tier 2 rules. However, as with the rest of the country, the Lake District National Park, Cumbria will be in lockdown until 2nd December. For more information about the new rules, please click here.

Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
Walk 2 minutes downhill or 5 minutes back uphill to Blenheim Lodge to discover lots of eateries, shops and services in Bowness on Windermere centre. Lake Road is lined with places to eat and drink. (P.S. Due to our secluded hilltop location, Blenheim Lodge is protected from the noise and footfall in Bowness centre despite our proximity to it.)

Meanwhile, at Blenheim Lodge we will only take guests from Tiers 1 and 2 to stay at our B&B. I reiterate this because we are keen to keep within the rules for both our guests’ and our own sakes. There is much talk in the news about rebellions against lockdown,  tiers, and rules throughout this pandemic. Politicians are pitted against each other and scientific advice has not necessarily been followed. On our part, we wish to err on the side of caution. It is pointless becoming ill or infecting someone else for that soupçon of extra freedom.

Staying at Blenheim Lodge

I know that I have included the information below in previous posts. However, please bear with me, and let me reiterate.

Booking accommodation at Blenheim Lodge

Prior to booking accommodation at Blenheim Lodge, please contact us on 015394 43440 or email us at if you have any questions. We urge all potential guests to read our Covid statement and also our new way of doing breakfasts. We have done this for only one reason – to help keep us all as safe as we possibly can during this pandemic.

Blenheim Lodge Special offers | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria & Lake District
Look out for Special Offers on our website. Enjoy far-reaching views of Lake Windermere and mountains when you stay at Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Bowness on Windermere.

Booking DIRECT and our own booking policy

Please book DIRECT with us using our telephone number or email address. Alternatively, please book our guest house using the links on this BLOG or any BOOK NOW button on OUR OWN WEBSITEBy doing things this way, you will likely pay less for your accommodation and we would save on commission fees to the bookings sites.

The second reason for requesting all potential guests to book direct with us is because we offer a generous cancellation and re-booking policyThis policy can only be used when booking DIRECTLY with us via any of the three methods iterated in this section of this post.

Look forward to meeting you!

It’s been a long year for everyone and it’s also been a hard year for many. However, let’s bring a sparkle to each others’ eyes when you can travel to stay with us and we can have the pleasure of welcoming you to our little corner of this Earth. Let’s help keep those we love best as well as those we have never met safe simply by being responsible in our behaviour.

guest looks out to Lake Windermere from Blenheim Lodge's lounge | Blenheim Lodge B&B
We welcome our guests to Blenheim Lodge with a tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival. Start your lazy days weekend or break with a warm welcome to Blenheim Lodge B&B.

When we can open again, we hope that you will join us at Blenheim Lodge. Meanwhile, here are some Autumn photos of the Lake District National Park to whet your appetite for a break in the Lakes!

Take care, and God bless.

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.’

Visit our website:


Telephone: 015394 43440