I thought I’d write a different kind of post tonight. When people book to stay with us at Blenheim Lodge, they tend to think about our place as a hotel. However, Blenheim Lodge ISN’T a hotel. Instead, our many- times guests think of our place as their home from home: they visit WITH us as well as the Lake District of course, take good care of their bedrooms and treat our house and home with care and respect. These are the guests who really enjoy their breaks here because they appreciate having Blenheim Lodge as a place of retreat from the hurly burly of their normal everyday lives.
Over time, we have met some really lovely people who have kept in touch with us for years. And this is probably one of the best aspects about running a Bed and Breakfast. We get to know each other as persons, rather than as people who had somehow only become involved with us in a financial transaction. We acknowledge that there is a business element to our relationships but when that gelling happens, it goes beyond that to friendship. This is the best part of running a Bed and Breakfast!
Some of our guests who are now friends have also met our rescue dogs, although we do not routinely do meet and greets between our guests and our rescues. Our rescues LOVE the attention showered on them. However, we are well aware that not everyone is an animal fan, so our guests never meet our dogs unless they themselves have asked to do so.
We have now been living and working at Blenheim Lodge for 21.5 years. That’s a LONG time! Our children were primary-aged kids when we first arrived, but now they are adults and making their own way. When I look back, I cannot quite believe how long we’ve lived in the Lakes, but this National Park continues to be as much a pull for many who live and work here as for those who visit for their getaways! Just envisage looking out of your room and enjoying the beautiful vistas of Lake Windermere and Brant Fell in all their various seasonal dresses! Having said that, of course not all visitor accommodation offers far-reaching panoramas of water and fells, nor are they all tucked into quiet woodland where beautiful fell walks to panoramic and 360-degree viewpoints abound.
It’s winter here now, as I write, yet the Lake District remains a gorgeous place to explore. Many people prefer visiting hot weather places, but I can assure you that the Lakes offers beautiful vistas even in the midst of winter, and most local services, attractions and amenities continue to function as usual. Over the last couple of years, the Lake District, like the rest of the UK, has had to endure heat waves. Personally, I prefer it a little cooler rather than getting sunburnt or being unable to venture out due to unduly high – and potentially dangerous – temperatures.
If you are thinking of making a getaway in 2024, do get in touch with us now to bag the room(s) and dates of your choice! We have en-suite rooms overlooking stunning countryside of varying types and sizes for single, double, twin and triple accommodation. One of our bedrooms, The Attic, has a private bathroom with a clawfoot slipper bath and handheld shower, rather than a shower en-suite. Each of our bedrooms is different is style and size, but ALL have comfortable handmade beds with pocket sprung mattresses, except the one in Brantfell, an en-suite single bedrooms, which has a combination of both.
And, if you are in need of suggestions about places to explore in the Lakes and what to see and do, we have lots of leaflets with useful information and even maps to help you! Do feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our Bed and Breakfast. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our place. Or check us out via our website link below, and find out more about us on https://www.facebook.com/BlenheimLodgeGuestHouse.
Look forward to meeting and welcoming you to YOUR ROOM WITH A VIEW in our Lake District National Park Bed and Breakfast! By the way, please BOOK DIRECT with us in order to ensure that breakfast is included in your reservation! Reservations made via external websites such as Airbnb and Expedia will NOT include this perk.
‘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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