Lake District Guest House
Cumbria is the home of the Lake District National Park, one of the loveliest and most visited areas in northwest England. Covering 885 square miles of gorgeous lakes and majestic fells, the Lake District is also home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike; deepest lake, Wastwater; and largest natural lake, Windermere. The Lake District has long hosted visitors to its magnificent environs; but the advent of the Kendal and Windermere Railway helped to open up this beautiful region to visitors even more.
With the connection of a national mainline railway to Windermere town, the Lake District began to attract visitors in ever increasing numbers. Some visitors were so taken by the Lake District’s peace and beauty that they built their own holiday residences in this area. Many houses were built along the main street in Windermere, Lake Road, possibly for its proximity to the train station and easy access to Windermere town.
However, the draw of Lake Windermere also led many of the wealthy elite to build their holiday homes in Bowness-on-Windermere, 1.5 miles north of Windermere town. With the lake and its surrounding mountains in the foreground, Bowness-on-Windermere seemed a more likely holiday resort than Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere already had a lively established community in its own right, and houses were built to take advantage of the facilities available in the village centre. A very few holiday country estates were also built a short walk above the lakeshore in order to achieve panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells. Boasting extensive lake and fell views, Blenheim Lodge, a Lake District guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere was built in 1868 as the owner’s residence on one of these grand country estates, encompassing in the beginning many acres of land. Of course there was only a finite expanse of land in hilly Bowness-on-Windermere for rich incomers to build on which would allow uninterrupted views of Lake Windermere and its surrounding countryside, the reality of which meant that most owners of holiday residences built during this period were denied the water views from their windows that so attracted them here in the first place.
Many of these imposing holiday homes in Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere have now been turned into Lake District guest houses. Blenheim Lodge is one such Lake District guest house. Built in Victorian England by a wealthy northern industrialist, our Lake District guest house occupies an enviable position on a peaceful hilltop boasting stunning views of Old Bowness, Lake Windermere, and the mountains beyond. Blenheim Lodge offers bed and breakfast guest house accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere. The proximity of this Lake District bed and breakfast to the shores of Windermere is a boon: it takes all of approximately 5-7 minutes to walk to the attractions and amenities of Bowness-on-Windermere’s bustling town centre and Lake Windermere itself.
Why not consider staying at Blenheim Lodge for weekend breaks in the Lake District? Alternatively, if you wish to make a proper holiday of it, do consider taking advantage of the highly discounted weekly rates offered by this friendly Lake District bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere. Stay a minimum of 7 nights outside public holiday or Valentine’s dates and weekends, and save £50 when booking directly with us on a week’s bed and breakfast in the Lake District. You might find it costs much less than self-catering Windermere accommodation, and all without the additional chores of grocery shopping, housekeeping, and washing up!
Most people search for Lake District hotels when they are contemplating a stay in serviced guest accommodation in this beautiful area. However, Lake District bed and breakfasts and Lake District guest houses are also available and these tend to offer a more personalised service to their guests because they are smaller and the proprietors generally manage such Lake District accommodation themselves. Blenheim Lodge, a bed and breakfast accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere, is one such small Lake District guest house which prides itself on that personal touch!
A typical Lake District bed and breakfast will technically have a maximum of three serviced guest rooms, and a Lake District guest house will have four or more serviced guest rooms. The reality is that these terms are practically interchangeable when speaking about Lake District accommodation in areas such as Bowness-on-Windermere since many Lake District guest houses located in this popular Lakeland town only offer bed and breakfast. The reason for this lies in the fact that guests staying at a Lake District guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere are already spoilt for choice with numerous local eateries offering international cuisines. After all, it is only a 5-minute walk to 20 or so local restaurants, pubs, bistros, and cafes from Blenheim Lodge Guest House, for instance.
If you are looking for a Lake District guest house because you want a tranquil retreat, Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast Guest House is an excellent place to stay for a quiet getaway from the often frenetic pace of daily life. Located in a quiet hilltop cul-de-sac in Bowness-on-Windermere, this Lake District bed and breakfast guest house offers an opportunity to relax in a friendly home from home atmosphere, where guests also have the use of a lovely residents lounge with stunning Lake Windermere views. The location of Blenheim Lodge places this grand old lady away from the noise and fumes of traffic, the chatter of madding crowds, and the disturbances of late night revellers. A peaceful retreat requires tranquility, comfort, and space for one to hear one’s thoughts; and Blenheim Lodge meets these criteria and more.
At the back of this Lake District bed and breakfast guesthouse are lovely walks through fields and woods where sheep, deer and cattle may graze at will. There are three viewpoints located between 10-40 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge Guest House: two of these boast 360-degree views; and one offers panoramic Lake Windermere, mountain and fell views. For someone seeking a serene haven in the Lake District, Blenheim Lodge is able to provide the following: en-suite single, double, twin and triple rooms with fabulous lake or woodland views; open spaces to walk and cogitate in lovely countryside a literal minute’s walk from the B&B’s front door; a comfortable lounge where guests can sit in peace to read, cogitate and admire views of Lake Windermere, or watch a little TV; and a restful and welcoming ambience within the guest house that invites guests to settle in repose and relax from all their cares.
For guests who have eschewed driving to the Lake District as part of their quiet retreat strategy, Blenheim Lodge is well situated for easy walking access to local amenities and Lake Windermere, being only a short few minutes’ walk from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and the pier. There is also good access by public transport to beauty spots in the Lake District as well as its many local attractions. And for guests who wish to enjoy guided activities, such as walking, sailing, or fishing, Blenheim Lodge can also arrange these, as well as tours that pick up and drop off at the guesthouse.