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Blenheim Lodge

4

Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3AE

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Friendly non-smoking Blenheim Lodge is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and boasts stunning views of Lake Windermere and/or the fells from our rooms. Nestling snugly into fell-side acres of fields and woodlands, our secluded hilltop Bed and Breakfast is a tranquil retreat. Just a 5-minute walk from our guesthouse is Bowness village centre and Lake Windermere, where visitors can catch cruises on the Lake.

From our B&B, it is a minute’s stroll to the countryside behind our house and home, which opens up to numerous pretty walks, including The Dales Way and panoramic as well as 360-degree viewpoints.

Blenheim Lodge offers a homely comfortable base for guests to relax: handmade beds and mattresses for rejuvenating sleep; tasty quality local produce; on-site private parking, and FREE WIFI. Two FREE fishing permits for WAADA waters are available to guests on a first come first served basis.

Our family AA 4-star guesthouse in Bowness-on-Windermere is ideal for singles, couples, and families, looking for a quiet relaxing break or retreat. HOWEVER, BLENHEIM LODGE IS ALSO OUR FAMILY HOME AND SO WOULD NOT BE SUITABLE FOR LOUD OR PARTYING GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

•Built as a gentleman’s residence in 1868, our Bowness B&B is hidden at the end of a hilltop residential cul-de-sac, a mere 5-minute walk from town but happily distanced from noisy main road traffic, crowds and late night revellers. However, our back garden adjoins National Trust acres, and The Dales Way is a literal minute’s stroll from our door. In fact, Blenheim Lodge is the first guesthouse off The Dales Way in Bowness-on-Windermere, making our B&B a convenient stopping point for Dales Way walkers. Amble country paths behind our house to viewpoints with exceptional 360-degree views.

•ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: COMBINE YOUR STAY IN PRETTY B&B ROOMS WITH STUNNING LAKE AND FELL VIEWS WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF A 5-MINUTE WALK TO TOWN CENTRE AMENITIES, ATTRACTIONS, AND LAKE WINDERMERE.

•Blenheim Lodge retains much of its quirky Victorian character and period charm. Rooms are decorated with Laura Ashley colours and bespoke soft furnishings, and most are furnished with antique pieces in keeping with their historic past. FURTHER DETAILS AND MORE RECENT PHOTOS OF ALL OUR GUEST ROOMS CAN BE SEEN ON OUR OWN WEBSITE.

•At Blenheim Lodge, we use only quality products, such as luxury original label Dorma bedding, and high GSM bath sheets and hand towels. Every room is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, flat screen HD TV with digital radio channels, WIFI, and hairdryer. (NOTE: WIFI may not always work consistently as we do not enjoy best WIFI access in the Lakes!)

•COMFORTABLE BESPOKE HANDMADE MATTRESSES AND FLUFFY DUVETS PROMOTE A RESTFUL NIGHT’S SLEEP. Slip under clean, crisp sheets, and listen . . . to the sound of silence. And awaken refreshed to the beauty of birdsong and the glorious landscapes that you will see from your room.

•At Blenheim Lodge, we are particularly blessed with fabulous Lake and fell views from all our public and guest rooms. CLICK ON THE HOTEL GALLERY TAB TO SEE UNEDITED IMAGES OF OUR ROOMS AND THE VIEWS FROM THEM, OR VISIT OUR OWN WEBSITE TO SEE MORE RECENT PHOTOS OF OUR ACCOMMODATION AND THE VIEWS FROM OUR ROOMS.

•For breakfast, we serve quality local Lakeland produce: hearty butcher-made sausage and hand-cured and cut bacon, accompanied by local farm-fresh eggs and milk daily. We also offer vegetarian choices.

•WE OFFER FREE: WIFI, ON-SITE PRIVATE CAR PARK, AND BOOKABLE LOCAL FISHING PERMITS. There is a nice guest lounge with lovely Lake and fell views for guests to enjoy. (Please note: ‘WIFI is offered but not guaranteed as it depends ultimately on the provider for consistency. Some rooms may not get WIFI if there is a weak signal, in which case you can use our public areas, lounge, hall and porch, to get a better signal. )

•Blenheim Lodge is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District. Windermere Railway is 1 mile south. Local main roads, buses and ferries provide easy links to other parts of the Lake District. And we can help arrange minibus and private tours that will pick up and drop off our guests at Blenheim Lodge.

•THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN THE LAKE DISTRICT. Within walking distance are the walks behind our house, cruises on Lake Windermere, Bowness town amenities and attractions, such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and The Old Laundry Theatre, and shops, salons, pubs, cafes, and restaurants galore. Anglers can fish from Lake Windermere and boating enthusiasts can hire rowboats, kayaks and canoes.

•Within a 5-mile radius of Blenheim Lodge, there are more walks and viewpoints, streams and waterfalls, activities including horse-riding, scrambling, golf and other outdoor sports. Enjoy a day out climbing, taking to the treetops with adventurous high-level walks and zip-lining, or enjoy some mountain biking, Segway rides, fishing etc. WE CAN HELP YOU ARRANGE ALL THESE ACTIVITIES AND MORE. WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE WALKING AND CLIMBING GUIDES AND FISHING TUITION.

Finally, we are here to help our guests. If, prior to or after booking, you require further information or assistance with booking activities, making dinner reservations, etc. , please feel free to contact Blenheim Lodge and we will do our best to help you.

Quoted below is what one of our guests said in his REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR:

** 'Nothing, and l do mean nothing, is too much trouble for Janz and Robert Duncan, from adding an extra guest (our daughter) to sorting out a romantic sailing yacht and evening meal served on board. The Lodge wraps itself around you like a favourite cardigan, welcoming you with its warmth and comfort, from the cosy lounge to the elegant breakfast room and on up to the luxurious bedrooms with those views! Choosing from the extensive breakfast menu is a delight and the local food is cooked and served to perfection.

The Lodge is steeped in a tranquil air that takes all the cares from you the moment you arrive. Just a matter of yards from the rear of the Lodge is a wooded walk where we encountered deer grazing in the evening, and views that make you proud to live in England. FOR THE MOST COMPLETE, WELCOMING AND UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL STAY YOU CANNOT FIND A BETTER HOST AND HOSTESS THAN ROBERT AND JANZ DUNCAN. We are regular visitors to the Lakes: Keswick, Ambleside, Coniston, etc. This Lodge cannot be bettered.

Make sure you know that like many places in the hills it is a steep gradient to the Lodge but GOOD access to all areas, and a good sized marked car park with an easily worked parking system in place. So close to town and steamers etc. but you have to face the short sharp climb up back. ' **

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we would love to cater to all people, our Lodge was built in 1968 on a hill with a steep gradient, leaving no possible means of creating a ramp for wheelchairs.

IMPORTANT: Due to fire regulations, Blenheim Lodge will not accept guests who want to accommodate more than the strict number of persons appearing in the booking confirmation, nor is smoking allowed anywhere in the guest house, including smoking out of our room windows.

Note: There is 3. 5% card fee applied to all transactions.

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Showing Sunday 22 January 2017 to Monday 23 January 2017

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Parking
Car parking available onsite
Main
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room

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Check-in
16:00 21:00
Check-out
10:00
Max Child Age
Up to 3 years old
Important information
01/03/2013 to 31/05/2022 - Guests use our car park at their own risk. A card transaction fee of 3.5% on all bookings through Laterooms. We are unable to accommodate children under 8 & additional guests in our rooms. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets
Pets are not allowed

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  • DAWN WRATHMELL

  • June 2016

Bowness weekend break

Very nice accommodation, Jan and Ray are really nice and welcoming and really nice to talk to.

Easy access to everything you want. Good loca...

  • G Curry

  • October 2015

nice hotel

we were in the Attic room and water dose not run up hill it took an age to run a bath but it was clean and food was good, The car being rest...

Thank you for saying that Blenheim Lodge is a ‘nice hotel’. However, could I just reiterate in this reply to your review that our accommodation is a Bed and Breakfast only and not a hotel so that any reader of your review and this response does not expect the facilities and ambiance of a hotel at our family home. What we aim to provide instead is a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the tranquility that the Lake District is known for whilst simultaneously taking in the wonderful views of Lake and fells that can be seen from our guest rooms and lounge. We hope that our quiet location and the friendly and homely character of our B&B will enable guests, when they come to depart, to leave us feeling refreshed and energised as they return to the hubbub of their daily lives.

As this is also our home, our car is in the car park but it should not have affected your stay, especially since it was parked on a slight incline in our car park and would not have been a suitable parking space for your motorbike. Instead, we ensured you had level private ground to park your motorbike for the two nights you stayed and we noticed it never moved from the time you arrived until the time you left.

The room you chose to book is called The Attic because it is an attic room; and the description of The Attic clearly states that it has beams, Velux window, some height limitations in both the room and bathroom, etc. so you would have been aware that the room is at the top of the house . . . and, as you quite rightly point out, ‘ water does not run uphill’, which means that it would take time, of course, to fill a very deep large reproduction Victorian freestanding slipper bath, especially one that is approximately 2 feet in depth and pretty well as wide at its broadest section. I am sure that the baths were great to soak in!

Thank you for your positive comments on our cleanliness and food, and for saying that you would stay again.

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