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'Couple walking in woodland on the shore of Coniston Water at Machell Coppice.' Photo by Tony West.
‘Couple sharing a kiss in woodland on the shore of Coniston Water at Machell Coppice.’ Photo by Tony West.

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park!

Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in the beautiful Lake District National Park? With just the two of you, you only have each other to consider and can do things . . . or not . . . at your own pace. You can explore as much as you like, laze when you like, eat when you like, or unwind as you like.

Valentine’s Day is possibly one of the best opportunities to indulge in the romantic side of your nature. This year, in 2024, Valentine’s Day falls during midweek so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to whisk your beloved away in the middle of the week or enjoy a romantic weekend retreat either side of 14th February!


Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic escape need not break the bank! BOOK DIRECT with us at Blenheim Lodge can enjoy a DISCOUNTED Valentine’s Day weekend retreat from as little as £145 per night FOR TWO PEOPLE sharing an en-suite double room with Lake and fell views, including breakfast at our peaceful hilltop Bowness on Windermere guest house in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

If you wish us to organise extras for your Valentine’s Day break, such as flowers, champagne and chocolates in your room, please do ask. We can also assist with other details, such as reserving you a dinner table and/or arranging activities for you both, including door to door tours.


All our rooms have views of Lake Windermere and/or the Lakeland fells for guests to enjoy. Nine rooms have amazing outlooks over Lake Windermere and the fells, and one has tranquil views of organic woodlands and fields. Please do check out our guest bedrooms on our website where you can also find out more about us and our Lake District Guest House.

The Fairfield Bedroom at Blenheim Lodge
The Fairfield has a walk in shower en-suite and is our largest bedroom at Blenheim Lodge. We’re sure you’ll enjoy gazing out of its picture bay windows to outstanding northwest views of Lake Windermere and the fells.
Lake Windermere View from Blenheim Lodge
This gorgeous February view of Lake Windermere and the fells was snapped from The Fairfield bedroom, but this beautiful view can also be seen from 9 other bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge.
antique four poster bed, blenheim lodge, guest room | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District
The Coniston is one of our bedrooms boasting the view you see below. This bedroom contains a William IV 4-Poster bed complete with a pleated silk ceiling and drapes.
Sailing in Bowness on Windermere
Photographed from Claife Heights are yachts sailing on Windermere in February.


Be Romantic!

The Lake District is a perfect place for couples to enjoy and lose themselves in each other. And the scenery cannot be beaten either! What a great way to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in the Lake District together!

A couple sits enwrapped as they watch a glorious sunset over Lake Windermere.

Sail into the sunset!

Enjoy trips on the ferries crisscrossing England’s largest lake. Our Bowness Bed and Breakfast overlooks the Lake Windermere, and this photo of a Windermere ferry sailing past was shot from The Attic bedroom at Blenheim Lodge. Windermere Lake Cruises operates the ferries all year round, except for Christmas Day, and their ferries sail both the length and breadth of the lake from a number of piers and jetties dotted along its shores.

Windermere Ferry sails on Lake Windermere
Snapped from The Attic bedroom window at Blenheim Lodge: a photo of one of the iconic Windermere ferries sailing on Lake Windermere.
The Attic bedroom
The Attic bedroom boasts panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells, and has the prettiest antique Louis XV bed topped with a most comfortable mattress for restful night’s sleep.

Walk hand in hand: together, forever!

Do you both enjoy walking? Why not explore the Lake District’s famous fells together? It doesn’t need to be a huge hike if you prefer to go for a gentle stroll. There are lots of choices for all sorts of trekking abilities or none.

tarn hows lake district
A couple walks at beautiful Tarn Hows during Winter. This is an easy stroll around the tarn and can be accomplished in under an hour. (Photo courtesy of






Have fun, discover, and enjoy!

Do you prefer indoor attractions or outdoor activities? Is either of you interested in history, historical homes, and estates? Do you enjoy shopping or sports activities? Or might you perhaps simply enjoy wandering about and coming upon new places and things you hadn’t expected to find, just like our own discovery seen in the picture below?

prince charles' visit, lake district national park
Did you know that Prince Charles visited Watendlath, a National Trust hamlet, on 22nd May 1995? We never expected to find this stone plaque in all our wanderings around the Lakes.

There are, as you can imagine, lots of things to see and do in the Lake District National Park. How about a visit to Lake Windermere? It’s a 5-minute stroll from our B&B to its shores. Cockshott Point, a quieter lakeside walk in Bowness, is very pretty and has direct access to the lakeshore. Moreover, it offers the perfect picturesque amble for a romantic Valentine’s Day break in the Lake District!

boats at cockshott point
Walkies at Cockshott Point, Windermere with our rescue Pyrenean Mountain Dog, which is sadly no longer with us.

Dine together, laugh together, enjoy together!

There are plenty of quaint cafes, pretty tearooms, restaurants, and ye olde worlde and gastro pubs to suit all tastes. Why not stop for tea and scones, a small repast, or that 3-course meal wherever your fancy takes you?

A couple enjoys a romantic evening meal together in the Lake District. (Photo by Tony West.)
A couple enjoys a romantic evening meal together in the Lake District. (Photo by Tony West.)

Take a piece of your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat home with you!

As a token of your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat, why not take a slice of the Lake District back home with you? Grasmere, an easy drive or bus ride from us at Blenheim Lodge in Bowness on Windermere, is famed for its gingerbread made to an age-old recipe. It’ll make a tasty reminder of your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in the Lake District National Park.

Grasmere Gingerbread shop - photo from Cathy Blake.
Sample an old gingerbread recipe! Pick up some Grasmere Gingerbread when you visit the Lake District National Park. This quaint little shop in Grasmere is tiny, but so full of character! (Photo courtesy of Cathy Blake, one of our loveliest and dearest guests!)

Nonetheless, your dearest memories must surely be that of a carefree and romantic Valentine Day’s weekend retreat, with time set aside especially for each other. So, let’s raise a glass to your coupledom, and say, “Here’s to your happy Valentine’s Day!”

Couple enjoying views from a bench on Bowness Bay shore at Lake Windermere
A couple enjoys some quiet time together on a front row seat at Lake Windermere, only 5 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge.

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