Mountain Fell Peaks seen from Blenheim Lodge B&B | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Christmas is coming! Have you bought your loved ones presents yet? Well, how about this? Give your loved ones and yourself the gift of GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL! Surely this must be a most perfect Christmas gift for leaving the hurts and humdrum behind and to simply enjoy the innocent pleasures of the individual me time or togetherness with your special someone!

Bay Window B&B room with view
Enjoy wonderful Lake and fell views from YOUR bedroom windows.


During a busy and, let’s face it, anachronistic, year, there has been SO MUCH to think about besides gift-giving. Many, including me (!), have left everything to the last minute. So, if you are one of those last-minute Christmas present shoppers who simply can’t think of what to get for that special person or people you love, why not consider a getaway gift for them at Blenheim Lodge, our friendly and welcoming Lake District Guest House? To help you decide whether Blenheim Lodge is the right getaway place for you and yours or not, I have produced some quick facts below about our Bowness on Windermere B&B.

The Langdale - bedroom, Blenheim Lodge, Cumbria
The Langdale has some of the best views in the house of Lake Windermere and the fells. It also has a queen-size bed with an ultra comfy pocket sprung mattress to sleep in!

Quick facts about Blenheim Lodge

Built in 1868, Blenheim Lodge is a Victorian building retaining somewhat of its intrinsic architectural characteristics, with high ceilings and original covings in parts of our second floor bedrooms. One peculiar quirk I like is the partially retained servants’ bells box in our guest dining room.

  • Our rooms are all different in size and structure, with nine having high ceilings, except for the two in our attic space, where there are areas of coombed ceiling in The Attic and The Eyrie bedrooms. Otherwise, even the ceilings on this second floor are of a decent height.
The Eyrie Bedroom
The Eyrie is furnished with an antique Queen Anne single bed and other English antique furniture, including a Victorian washstand fitted with an up to date basin for modern use!
  • Ten rooms have shower en-suites, with the 11th, The Attic, enjoying a bathroom with a deep clawfoot slipper bath.
lake view at spring time from blenheim lodge guest house | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
This Springtime view is a favourite of guests at Blenheim Lodge.
  • ALL of our rooms offer scenic views: from panoramic vistas of Lake Windermere and the fells from 10 bedrooms to tranquil views of Brant Fell’s fields and woodlands from The Dalesway bedroom.
  • We have eight double rooms and three single rooms. The Dalesway, one of the eight double rooms, can also be used for twin or triple occupancy as it contains both a double bed and a single daybed furnished with a single mattress.
Large double room
The Dalesway is my favourite room at Blenheim Lodge by virtue of the fact that it faces tranquil open countryside.
Bed and Breakfast on the Dalesway
The Dalesway room may be used for double, twin or triple occupancy and has some lovely tranquil views overlooking peaceful rant Fell, int which our B&B nestles.
  • We want very much to offer our guests a comfortable stay. To this end, our bedrooms feature deep comfortable handmade mattresses filled with natural materials such as sheep’s wool. The comments on this aspect of our rooms in particular are legion. Guests even ask us where we buy our mattresses from.
  • Each bedroom has its own character. NONE are alike. We did this on purpose. Just as one’s own home doesn’t have identical rooms, so Blenheim Lodge – our home and our guests’ home from home – offers rooms with individual characteristics.
  • We have a comfortable guest lounge overlooking Lake Windermere and the fells. (Unfortunately we have not been able to re-open the lounge and our pretty dining room recently in order to maintain social distancing rules and to keep touch points to the minimum for safety’s sake. Please do read our  Covid-19 Precautions page as well as our Temporary Breakfast Menu page to understand what we are doing at present to help keep our guests and ourselves safe.)
guest lounge blenheim lodge bed and breakfast | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
Our comfortable guest lounge offers gorgeous views of Lake Windermere and the fells.
  • We have a private on-site car park for guests’ use when they are staying with us.
blenheim lodge, home away from home | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
Blenheim Lodge – your home away from home with on-site private car park for staying guests.
  • Some best of alls? How about these? Returning guests to Blenheim Lodge tell us how much they enjoy the quietness, cleanliness, and friendliness at our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. They tell us how much they love being located only five minutes’ walk from the shores of Windermere and Bowness centre with all their facilities and attractions – but that up here, one can literally hear a pin drop! They also tell us how much they LOVE OUR BEDS! And that they have had the most comfortable sleep here – like sleeping on air! Better yet! They ask us where they can buy the same mattresses from!
Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
Lake Road in Bowness on Windermere is chock full of shops and places to eat and drink. There are also a couple of hairdressing salons, and a massage therapy facility. Turn left at the railings you see in the picture to walk the 3 minutes to our 4-Star guesthouse, Blenheim Lodge.

LASTLY, BUT NOT LEAST, BOOK a stay at Blenheim Lodge only if you or the people you might give a voucher to enjoy quiet relaxing breaks. Blenheim Lodge B&B is best placed for such modest tranquil pleasant breaks and NOT SUITABLE  at all for partying individuals intent on rowdy nights out and noisy early morning returns.

Thank you letter from guests
We were so thrilled to receive this Thank You note from Donna and Richard. Our thanks to this lovely couple for taking the time to pen this letter.


So, if you are wondering what to get someone for Christmas, why not contact us to purchase a voucher or break for that special person? It will give him, her, or them a breakaway at our B&B, which is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the opportunity of making holiday memories together!

Mountain View | Blenheim Lodge | Lake District | Cumbria
Wasdale – imagine yourself discovering this Lake District landscape whilst staying at Blenheim Lodge! Isn’t this magnificent?

Vouchers and Prices

Vouchers start at £50 and are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Give someone our B&B voucher for Christmas. It will be a present to look forward to and create wonderful lasting memories to cherish!

ALTERNATIVELY, if you know when the recipient of your gift is able to stay, you can also book a room and dates-specific voucher, so that the voucher can be used to pay for the recipient(s)’ stay in its entirety.

Generally, room prices start from £118.50 for a single en-suite room with Lake and fell views, and from £139 for a double en-suite room with Lake and fell views. Prices vary depending on Special Offers or the time of year, such as public holiday weekends.

Belle Isle single occupancy room
Belle Isle is one of single en-suite rooms with pretty views to the north of Lake Windermere and fells.


Please feel free to ask any questions you may have via email or by phoning us on 00 44 (o)15394 43440. To find out more about our Bowness on Windermere Bed and Breakfast, please head to our website for more details.

How can we assist?

If you are getting away for a special occasion and need assistance with arranging unique touches like flowers or chocolates, please let us know in advance and we can sort these things out for you. For example, we can order bouquets to be delivered to your room on your behalf.

Lake Windermere ferry, 5 minutes from Blenheim Lodge, Bowness
Just one of the activities to enjoy: Bowness Pier is a scant 5-minute walk from Blenheim Lodge B&B, where visitors can board the ferries which criss cross Lake Windermere.

We are also very happy to help you book dinner at local restaurants, organise tours with local guides for door to door pick-ups, help you book activities, and even assist with airport transfers. Just ask! If we can help, we will!

And if you prefer to do things on your own but don’t know where to begin? We can either point you in the direction of the local Tourist Information Centre or do our best to give you some ideas ourselves. We can also send you links to websites to assist your research.

Guest Lounge
This is ONLY one small aspect of the Lake Windermere and fell views our guests enjoy from our peaceful guest lounge at Blenheim Lodge.


Christmas will be here in less than a fortnight! If you have run out of ideas about what to give someone for Christmas, then do pick up the phone or tap out an email to check whether we might just have THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONES. 

We are not in the business of selling what might not be right for your gift – hence the warts and all information about our accommodation above. Tell us what you require, and the type of accommodation you need. If we don’t have it, we promise to say so! We would rather that you buy the absolutely perfect present for those you hold dear in your life.

Meanwhile, let me end by wishing one and all a blessed and safe Christmas 2020!

Bed and Breakfast on the Dalesway, Bowness on Windermere
This photo of the northwestern fells in the Lake District National Park was snapped from our front porch at Blenheim Lodge, Bowness on Windermere.

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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