Dear Diary: 14th February 2019 – And they all fell down!

Well, I was the one who fell down actually, but more of that later. 14th February, Valentine’s Day, dawned bright and shiny as a new pin. There weren’t going to be any two ways about it: we were going out … Read More

Dear Diary: 28th January 2019 – the Coffin Route

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) Today’s walk at Rydal Water was a happy one; but as we descended the Corpse Road or Coffin Route from Rydal Cave, my thoughts turned somber. I imagined … Read More

Oh, my darling Valentine!

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to romance on St. Valentine’s Day. For many couples, 14th February is a significant date and presents them with the perfect excuse to take time out for themselves as a twosome, perhaps … Read More

Dear Diary: 9th January 2019 – on the hunt for Squirrel Nutkin

Today we went out hunting for Squirrel Nutkin! It was a beautiful day: full of sunshine and bright blue skies. There really wasn’t a single dark cloud in the sky that we could see. Nor was there any wind to … Read More

Winter discount offer

Happy New Year to all! It’s time for posting our Winter discount offers. We have two: one applies to our single en-suite bedrooms and the other applies to our double, twin, and triple rooms. Ten rooms have views to Lake … Read More

PROMO CODE – TAKE 10% OFF Last Minute New Year Breaks

We have late availability for last minute breaks at Blenheim Lodge, our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. The Lake District National Park is open as usual over New Year; and popular Bowness-on-Windermere, where our guest house is situated, will have all … Read More

Book an Easter break at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Beautiful in all seasons, the Lake District National Park is a wonderful place to visit as it awakens from its Winter sleep. Easter is a great time to visit, with abundant new emerging flora and clear blue skies where birds … Read More

Just a little snowfall!

I’m so excited – we’ve had some snow! I love the snow. It makes the place look so different: beautiful; serene; magical; otherworldly even if there is enough of it. Mostly, I love the newness of it when it first … Read More

Explore the Lakes this Autumn

Now that Autumn has well and truly set in, our Lakeland woodlands and fields have become beautiful canvases of burnished glory. Trees and shrubs, grasses and leaves, and even some simpler mosses display rich browns, deep oranges, bright yellows and … Read More

Time out at Thirlmere

It’s that time of the year when deciduous flora begin to take on the burnished brilliance of Autumn. The high fells of Lakeland, many of which overlook pretty waters of the Lake District National Park, stand proud as stunning backdrops … Read More

September days

September days: betwixt Summer and Autumn, where the scenery in our beautiful Lakeland hangs on to that green vibrancy of Summer yet begins to take on that special warmth of Autumn colour. On sunny days, the skies are a cerulean … Read More

Lake District National Park: World Heritage Site

The Lake District National Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible beauty of its wonderful landscape won the vote at Krakow earlier this month. To those of us who live here, however, it is – put simply … Read More