Spot of tea @ Blenheim Lodge | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Happy New Year 2022 from Blenheim Lodge!

New Year 2022 seemed so far away from 2021, but it’s 3rd January 2022 now and we are already three days into the New Year! This year, despite the continuing run of Omicron, the nation is at least on a more even keel than when the virus first made its presence felt in the UK. Vaccines have made a real difference to quite literally life and death situations. Many of us have also received our boosters already, which, of course, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t continue to exercise precautions. And, at Blenheim Lodge, we are continuing to work on the basis that it is better to be safe rather than sorry.

We are OPEN!

Blenheim Lodge is currently taking bookings for 2022! We are OPEN! Guests may book accommodation directly with us by contacting us via email at or telephone us on 015394 43440.

As Blenheim Lodge is not just a B&B, but also our family home, we devised a system of working where we can still interact with our guests, whilst introducing precautions for everyone in our house. For more information, please visit our Blog Post here:

Please note that our terms of booking are different when booking directly with us than when booking our accommodation via external booking sites.


Bowness on Windermere B&B deals Blenheim Lodge | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
View of Lake Windermere and fells from our Lake-facing rooms at Blenheim Lodge. This is ONLY one part of the views!

Our guests tell us how much they enjoy the views from their rooms: views of Lake Windermere and fells that “bring” the Lake and fells into their rooms, and give them that feeling of getting away from it all.

Just imagine . . .

. . . waking up to pretty birdsong,

. . . and then looking out of your windows onto pretty fells with woodland walks,

. . . or watching a stunning display of yachts sailing on England largest lake.


Walk by Windermere’s shore. It is only 5 minutes from our door. Hop onto one of England’s most famous ferries and cruise the Lake with Windermere Lake Cruises. There are a few routes to choose from, the most popular being that from Bowness Pier to Waterhead.

Aside from the Promenade, there is Cockshott Point, a pretty walk from the Promenade leads to Ferry Nab, where the Windermere Ferry sails daily to Ferry House on the opposite shore. If you are driving, cycling, or even horse-riding, you can cross  the water in or on your carrier of choice.


The Dales Way

Blenheim Lodge quite literally nestles into peaceful fell-side where trail abound. One of the best known trails here is The Dalesway, a long distance footpath linking Ilkley in the North Yorkshire Dales to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Blenheim Lodge is the first guest house in Bowness on Windermere just as one comes off the fell path through the farm gate and out onto the tarmac lane on the other side. This is Brantfell Road, where our B&B is located at its top.

Biskey Howe, Post Knott, and Brantfell

The above are the three viewpoints closest to Blenheim Lodge, with walks ranging from 15-40 minutes’ hike depending on one’s walking speed. The first two viewpoints offer extensive panoramas of Lake Windermere to the south and north-western fells. The latter, Brantfell, wows with 360-degree views! Take a picnic with you when you go for that walk. There are benches and rocks aplenty to sit and rest upon whilst you enjoy your alfresco meal with a view!

Walking The Dales Way | Blenheim Lodge | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria & Lake District
Walkies with our rescue dogs, Horatio and Jake, on The Dales Way near Cleabarrow: this part of the walk is easily accessed from Bowness on Windermere where Blenheim Lodge is located.

Cleabarrow and more . . .

There are plenty more trails to enjoy from our doorstep at Blenheim Lodge. Go through that gate aforementioned (which is no more than a minute’s stroll from our front door), and head in different directions to enjoy little known tracks that we ourselves are still exploring. We found, for instance, that when we took a turn away from The Dales Way, that we had stumbled upon a trail running past the backs of houses where a narrow drain flowed musically with rainwater. It was one of those walks where the blind was leading the (even more) blind!


If you are weary and need a break . . .

if you like that feeling of being away from it all but also prefer to be close to excellent amenities and attractions . . .

if you prefer to stay somewhere where Covid precautions are being taken seriously . . .

if you enjoy friendly hospitality and helpful hosts

if you are looking forward to exploring beautiful places 

then . . . do contact us for further information and/or to book at  Blenheim Lodge.

Man looking out of a window with views
We like to welcome our guests on arrival at Blenheim Lodge with a cuppa and biscuits in our guest lounge.

‘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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