Pandemic Verses

Today, I’d like to share a couple of pandemic verses written by Cathy Blake. Cathy was meant to visit last year, but of course Covid-19 came along and that put paid to that. In-between her original arrival date and now, … Read More

Thank you letter from guests

Lifting lockdown! Welcome back!

17th May: Lifting Lockdown! Blenheim Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast in the Lake District National Park, is re-opening on 17th May 2021! Blenheim Lodge is peacefully set upon a quiet fell-top in Bowness on Windermere. Look out of our room … Read More

The Langdale Room with a View of Lake Windermere

We’re re-opening on 17th May 2021

Hello! I wanted to say, quite simply, “How are you?” I MEAN, “HOW ARE YOU?” It’s been rather a bruising year thus far for those who’ve lost loved ones, lost their jobs, lost their mojo, lost the will to keep going. BUT, … Read More

Dog standing on a rock

Dear Diary: 8th March 2021 – Walking at Greenside Mine

Today, we decided to take Horatio someplace different for a walk. We were going to hike around an old mine: Greenside Mine to be precise. I had been watching a documentary on BBC, where I’d found out about this place, … Read More

Walking under the trees with a dog

The fabulous waterfalls of Thirlmere

Thirlmere, as with so many areas in the Lake District National Park is a joy to visit. Interestingly enough, the Thirlmere as we know it now is (partially) the end result of Manchester Corporation’s construction of a reservoir in order … Read More

Two couples at Bowness Bay

To my Valentine

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and what a different kind of day it will be for so many couples during this period of the coronavirus pandemic! At Blenheim Lodge, we would normally be busy welcoming Valentine couples instead of closing our … Read More

Five best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 19 years. Our guest house is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty Lakeland village and one of the main entry points into the Lakes as it is only 20 minutes’ … Read More

When we moved to Blenheim Lodge . . .

Hearkening back I wrote a post recently on our Bowness Bed and Breakfast blog. I had been going through some old photos which brought back memories of times past. If you would like to read this post, please do take … Read More

Autumn breaks in the Lake District National Park

This Autumn is turning out as beautiful as ever in the Lake District National Park. It does seem to be drier too so far, with less rain even though we get the usual forecasts. As I write, the sky is … Read More

Dear Diary: 13th June 2020

Let’s indulge in a little whimsy when you read this today! Do you know these lyrics? If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better … Read More

Competition time!

Hi everyone I am writing about something that we have never done before: a competition! We have today set up a competition on our Facebook Page to offer TWO NIGHTS FREE BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION to a lucky winner. Please … Read More

View from the Brant Fell | Blenheim Lodge | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria & Lake District

Walkies to Brant Fell summit

Brant Fell Blenheim Lodge is situated on Brant Fell, with overarching views over Lake Windermere and many other Lake District fells. A “fell” is a hill or mountain in Lake District speak. Our Bowness Bed and Breakfast is situated at … Read More