Blenheim Lodge, Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3AE, UK
Single Occupancy from £64
Double Occupancy from £89
WELCOME TO BLENHEIM LODGE
Nestled atop a Lakeland fell against acres of National Park woodlands and fields, our Bowness B&B, Blenheim Lodge, boasts panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the mountains and beyond. Whether you are travelling en-route, on business, a tourist, or simply desiring a tranquil retreat, you will find a comfortable base in our friendly Lakeland guest house.
Built in 1868 of local Lakeland stone, Blenheim Lodge has 11 bedrooms, 10 with shower en-suites and one with private facilities. Each room has tea and coffee-making facilities, flatscreen T.V., and hair dryer. Beds are dressed with quality Dorma bedding and quality toiletries are provided. Rooms are available for double, single, twin and triple accommodation on the ground, first and second floors of our Lake District home. Each room is individually appointed and decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings, many with pieces of beautiful antique furniture complementing the character of this refurbished Victorian home.
From our elevated position at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, where National Trust acres border our back garden, our Bowness on Windermere Bed and Breakfast boasts some of the best views of Lake Windermere. Ten of our bedrooms have stunning views of the Lake and fells beyond, some panoramic. One has tranquil countryside views to National Trust woodlands, where you may chance upon grazing deer. Our guest lounge also has spectacular views of Lake Windermere and Old Bowness, surrounded by mountains in the background.
BEDROOMS AT BLENHEIM LODGE
The Langdale is one of our most popular rooms. The size of our guest lounge, this room has far-reaching panoramic lake and mountain views over Lake Windermere. Decorated in Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings with a small shower en-suite, The Langdale has an antique 4-poster bed with comfy chairs set before the huge triple floor to ceiling bay windows where you can sit and admire the glorious spectacular views.
Another large room, decorated in Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings, The Fairfield, has a walk-in shower en-suite and a fantastic Louis XV suite with a 5′ king-sized bed. A vintage Liberty sofa decorated in jazzy velvets set in the huge floor to ceiling triple bay windows offers an irresistible resting place, where you can sink luxuriously into plump velvet cushions as you gaze out towards the stunning views of Lake and mountain as far north as the eye can see.
The Dalesway is a romantic French boudoir with a small shower en-suite decorated in Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. The antique furniture in this room includes a fabulous Louis XV double bed with rococo details and a bergere daybed with its original paint and decoration still intact, complemented by pretty French wall lights with crystal drops. The Dalesway overlooks the National Park from bay windows, creating an ‘away from it all’ feeling amidst beautiful countryside. It is a quiet retreat with a pastoral feel, where if you are lucky, you will see wild deer grazing from the windows.
Or enjoy your beauty sleep in our stunning solid antiqued brass bed from the up market bed shop, And So To Bed. An imposing piece of furniture, this bed has a bespoke pocket sprung mattress set and is ultra comfortable! A pretty en-suite room decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings, The Blue Room has pretty French painted antique furniture, including two dainty chairs set in the single bay window from which you can see the Lake and fells.
Situated on the ground floor, with views to the north of Lake Windermere, is a small cozy room, decorated with striking Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. The Poppies has a romantically styled white-painted iron bed, with some period furniture and lighting. There is a good walk-in shower en-suite.
For guests requiring single rooms, we have three of these. One of them is Belle Isle, a lovely room styled with antique French furniture, including a larger than normal 3’6″ single bed. This room has a shower en-suite and looks over to the north of Lake Windermere and its surrounding mountains.
AN IDEAL LOCATION
Blenheim Lodge is ideally situated for a relaxing break. It feels ‘far from the madding crowd’, being quietly situated as it is at the end of a cul-de-sac and against acres of National Parkland; but if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of town, we are only 5 minutes’ walk from the shops, restaurants, pubs, local tourist attractions and other amenities, such as a bank, post office, beauty salons, church, cinema, etc.
Lake Windermere and Bowness Pier are 5 minutes’ walk from our door. Guests staying in our Bowness on Windermere guest house will also find that our location provides easy access by boat, bus and road links to other parts of the Lake District National Park: Windermere Ferries, only a 5-minute walk from our door, operates services that crisscross Lake Windermere to local towns and villages; whilst local buses picking up from bus stops a couple of minutes’ walk from our Bowness Bed and Breakfast offer opportunities for exploring the beautiful Lakes.
Blenheim Lodge is great for people who enjoy activities. We have The Dales Way long distance footpath right behind our house (literally a half-minute walk from our front door!) and we are the first guest house in Bowness en-route for The Dales Way. A number of viewpoints can be reached by meandering through lovely woodland walks behind our Bowness home and B&B, two of which boast 360-degree views of beautiful Lakeland countryside to Lake Windermere. Many tired walkers embrace the comforts of our home when they arrive to be greeted with a welcome mug of tea or coffee, biscuits for that sugary kick, and a soak in the bath or long shower for tired feet! We have outside taps for boots and a drying room for damp footwear, clothes and jackets.
Blenheim Lodge is also cyclist and biker friendly, with some private level parking for motorcycles. For the fisherman, there is FREE angling on Windermere; all you need is your fishing permit. We can also help you organize sightseeing tours or guided country walks that will pick ou up from our door. For those who would like to go sailing, including meals onboard, we can also help to arrange opportunities to do so.
A QUALITY EXPERIENCE
At Blenheim Lodge, we offer a breakfast which uses quality local produce, including hand-cured and cut bacon, and handmade sausages made to a special recipe by a third generation butchers. Our farm-fresh free range eggs, delivered daily, are large and have that tasty, yolky flavour from orangey yolks. We also offer vegetarian choices, including fresh from the oven croissants served with equally delectable muffins.
Blenheim Lodge is special to us: it is our house and home, as well as what we hope will be a wonderful personal experience for guests at our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. We believe in offering a quality service – friendly and homely with that extra personal touch! So why not come and visit with us for a few days or more (we have fantastic weekly rates), park in our private car park and hang up your keys, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the English Lakes, and forget the stresses of everyday life? And if you are celebrating a special occasion, we can arrange flowers, cake, and luxury handmade chocolate truffles in your room for your arrival – and even lunch or dinner onboard a yacht at sail on Windermere.
Here are a couple of quotes from previous guests, who stayed in The Dalesway and The Langdale rooms:
‘Janz and Robert, thank you for the warm welcome. Best holiday I have ever had. First class accommodation and hospitality. Very peaceful and relaxing here. We have seen red squirrels, deer, bats, dormice etc.’
‘Thanks to Janz and Robert for another warm welcome and relaxing stay. Our third visit this year and it won’t be our last. Thoroughly enjoyable! Look forward to our next visit.’
So, come visit with us. Slip between clean, crisp white linen sheets, snuggle under soft, fluffy cosy duvets; and listen – to the sound of silence! Then snooze off, and awaken refreshed to the beauty of birdsong!
Single Occupancy from £64 per night.
Double Occupancy from £89 per night.
Triple Occupancy from £139 per night.
Prices include breakfast.
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