The Lake District National Park: beautiful in all seasons

The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy in England. There are scenic lakes, natural woodlands and high fells. All are open to visitors to enjoy. What a gift this area is to a … Read More

Late availability New Year break at Blenheim Lodge

We have just decided to open for New Year and have late availability for last minute rooms for anyone looking for a relaxing break in the Lakes. Blenheim Lodge is enviably located in Bowness-on-Windermere on a hill top and only … Read More

Walks and marvellous views just on our doorstep . . .

Zack came to nudge me awake this morning. Eyes bleary but, being the indulgent owner that I am, I got up to go walkies with him and Hubby. What a wonderful vista greeted us: an inversion hung over Windermere, backlit … Read More

A walk up Orrest Head

I love walking with Hubby and Zack, our Pyrenean. Zack is an old dog, and at one point, we almost lost him for good. Thus, it is such a joy to see him walking well and taking in with gusto … Read More

Late availability for August summer holidays

August: we are near the end of Summer 2016, and if you have yet to take a break, why not make a last minute dash for a Summer holiday in the Lakes? The Lake District National Park is beautiful all … Read More

When we went to Coniston one day . . .

It was last week on Thursday when I finally managed to get out of our house! Over the past weeks, I have been diligently staying up nights, whilst working days and nights, in an effort to get our new website ready for … Read More

Cosy coves and fabulous views!

If you know where to look, or if you were to simply follow your nose and indulge your curiosity, Bowness-on-Windermere really does have some wonderful surprises for the adventurous, (even if only slightly). This evening, Hubby and I decided to … Read More

So pretty in May!

I hadn’t meant to take any photos today, but the views from my windows at Blenheim Lodge beckoned me. It is such a lovely fresh Spring day today: dewy green leaves upon the trees, shrubs and flowering plants; a playful … Read More

5 best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 14 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

Springtime in the Lakes revisited (ii)

Yesterday, I began a short series of posts showing images of the Lake District National Park in Spring. We have had another gorgeous day today in the Lakes and, because it is early May, it has reminded me of an … Read More

An atmospheric walk at Chapel House Wood

I recently wrote a post on another Blog, entitled ‘If you go into the woods today . . . ‘. Hubby and I had taken Zack, our Pyrenean Mountain Dog to Chapel House Wood for a walk. It was our … Read More

Gummers How

We have been having some amazing weather of late and I thought that a walk at Gummers How would be just the ticket. With no wind, bright evening sunshine, and clear skies, Hubby, Zack and I made our way to … Read More