Lake District summer break

The Lake District is an absolutely stunning location for a holiday any time of the year, but in the summer, with the addition of extra transport options through the Cross Lakes Experience, a summer break in the Lakes gets even … Read More

Weekend breaks in the Lake District

The Lake District is Cumbria’s jewel in the crown. Located within easy reach of conurbations nearby, the Lakes offer a fantastic retreat to suit all budgets and styles of relaxation: from roaming around towns and villages, eating, shopping, and sightseeing … Read More

Foodies

Blenheim Lodge is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, a bustling village well endowed with plenty of eateries. Close by, no more than 5-15 minutes’ distant, are other villages and towns with many lovely restaurants too. The proximity of all these places to … Read More

Summer’s here

Summer arrived with a flourish of bright sunshine on a windless day on Saturday just past. Such lovely weather even occasioned mention in the UK’s national papers, so it must have been something to behold indeed in terms of the … Read More

Walking in the Lake District

We have had quite a number of walkers staying with us recently, with many reaching us on foot as they come off The Dales Way. Blenheim Lodge is quietly located on a fell, with easy access to the fields, woodlands, … Read More

Family occasions

This weekend will see us hosting a large family party for a birthday boy of some 90 years. There will be their kids and grandkids, in-laws and out-laws (only joking). There will be a large birthday cake and candles, a … Read More

Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere

I wonder sometimes about the number of similar or identical names that are given to towns, cities, villages and hamlets in one country, not to mention many countries in the world. For example, a search for ‘Windermere’ will not only … Read More

Lake District byways

I am a poor traveller, as I suffer from motion sickness. I used to take travel sickness pills as a young girl, and my first taste of airplane travel involved my sitting as upright as possible in my seat with … Read More

Shopping in Bowness-on-Windermere

One thing I like about the Lake District is the variety of independent shops that can be found in its many towns and villages. Unlike big towns or city centres, Lakeland abounds with individual stores which often sell quirky items … Read More

Cosy and full!

Visitors to our Bowness guest house often want to know where they can stop off for a little repast when gadding about Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, so I thought I would write about some small local eateries. Please note that these … Read More

A clear day

I woke up today expecting rain, but was pleasantly surprised. Outside, bright blue skies beckoned, and the air was still. Not a breath of wind stirred the tiniest leaf. It’s days like these that make the colder months of the … Read More

Classic car shows

I watched ‘Flog It!’ today on location at the Coventry Transport Museum, which made me think about the annual classic car shows and rallies in the Lake District. Working and living in a Bed and Breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often … Read More