A-wandering we will go

We have lived now in Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular and picturesque villages within the Lake District National Park, for 15.5 years. During this period, we have managed to explore a tiny sector of the Lakes, but … 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

Summer’s here!

Summer’s here! Come join us for a Summer treat in the Lakes. It’s beautiful; it’s gorgeous; it’s amazing; it’s all that is incredible with respect to pulchritudinous landscapes and wonderful things to see and do. And within Bowness on Windermere … Read More

Special Offers at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Spring is just round the corner, with longer days to explore and enjoy the beauteous scenery, interesting (and perhaps intrepid) activities, and attractions of the Lake District National Park. To celebrate the coming of Spring, we have put up new Special … 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

Images of Lake Windermere from our home

It has been a week of variable weather thus far, so I thought I would share some images of our surroundings taken during this period. We have had sunshine, rain, drizzle, mist, and a combination of all these weather conditions … Read More

Take advantage of our Early May Bank Holiday offer

We have literally just put up a money-off offer for the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, when guests stay any 3 or more nights in our double, twin or triple rooms. This is a particularly good deal as our bed … Read More

Enjoy a getaway in the Lakes this weekend

The Lake District is beautiful anytime of the year. Yes, like all other parts of the UK, we get all kinds of weather thrown at us, but this amazing landscape retains its innate splendour come rain or shine. The Lakes … Read More

Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary

Fans of Beatrix Potter the world over will have a great time visiting the authoress’s much loved Lake District this year. It is the 150th anniversary of her birth and the National Trust is putting on some special events in … Read More

Painting in a gallery

I was never so chuffed as to receive an email from one of our talented guests who has recently had her painting of the view from her room selected by an art gallery. Donna and her husband came to stay … Read More

Last minute rooms for August Bank Holiday weekend

We have some last minute late availability for B&B accommodation in Bowness-on-Windermere at our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. Located on Brantfell, our hilltop Bed and Breakfast within the Lake District National Park boasts STUNNING VIEWS of Lake Windermere and its surrounding … Read More

A Lake District summer holiday

Images of a Lake District summer holiday: blue, blue skies sunlit fell tops shimmering lakes and tarns glistening becks that gurgle with glee  wide open spaces all to oneself – and perhaps one’s companions too What’s there not to like? … Read More