The romance of the Lakes for a romantic break

With its magnificent mountains which locals term ‘fells’; beautiful tarns, meres, waters, and (one) lake large and small; pretty becks, trickling streams and flowing rivers; small cascades and high waterfalls; green swathes of verdant countryside crisscrossed with numerous footpaths leading … Read More

Escape to the Lakes for a romantic Valentine’s break

Picture the English Lake District: scenic hills and pretty vales; picturesque lakes and rushing waterfalls; gurgling becks and romantic walks; quintessential villages offering appetising handmade local foods and drink. What a wonderful place to relax mid-Winter – what a perfect place … Read More

Images of Spring (i)

I thought I would write a series of posts with images of Spring in the Lake District National Park. Personally, one of the best things I like about Spring is the new growth on trees and bushes. I love the … Read More

Bowness Bay

From our Bowness Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, it is only a 5-minute walk to Bowness Bay, so we often take our Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Zack, out for his daily walks by the water. We have had lovely days of clear … Read More

Book a last minute Valentine’s weekend break

Valentine’s Day weekend will be here very soon – actually, in less than a month! Will you arrange a special treat for your beloved on Valentine’s Day? This year, Valentine’s Day falls neatly during the weekend . . . so … Read More

The view from our B&B today and discounted breaks

This winter has proved to be rather warmer than usual. Indeed, January thus far has shown signs of improving weather with lovely bright skies and sunshine. As I sat in our lounge at Blenheim Lodge today, I thought I would … Read More

Our hilltop house

Blenheim Lodge B&B, our house and home, is located on a hilltop in Bowness-on-Windermere. Well . . . it is not quite at the very peak of Brantfell, the Lakeland fell on which our B&B is situated, but it is … Read More

A romantic New Year break in the Lake District

Imagine a scenic Lakeland backdrop. You, the couple, silhouetted against the grandeur of high fells as you stroll, hand in hand, along Windermere’s picturesque lakeshore. Stop for a moment and look out over the lake. There! Yachts bob amongst the waves, whilst … Read More

Love song for Valentine’s weekend

Only another week to Valentine’s Day weekend, and it has put me in mind of a very popular song when I was a young girl. You can listen to Herman’s Hermits singing this song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gatIk3z9a7Y. There’s a kind of hush … Read More

Take a New Year break by Lake Windermere

Holidays! We all need them – to rest; to refresh our spirits; to spend time with loved ones or simply to be. As 2014 leads into 2015, why not take those holidays in the Lake District National Park? Grab a few days … Read More

Eateries in Bowness

Today, I thought I would write about some eateries our guests at Blenheim Lodge have tried whilst staying with us. Hubby and I are often asked to recommend places to eat, but since we have not been to eat in … 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