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Blenheim Lodge

Brantfell Rd Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3AE England (Show map)
4.6
4 Reviews
£60 - £152
per night

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About

.• Blenheim Lodge sits in the heart of the Lake District National Park and BOASTS STUNNING LAKE AND FELL VIEWS. • Built in 1868 as a former gentleman’s residence, OUR B&B SITS AT THE END OF A RESIDENTIAL CUL-DE-SAC AND IS SITUATED JUST 5 MINUTES WALK FROM BOWNESS TOWN CENTRE AND LAKE WINDERMERE - a quiet retreat tucked away from noisy main road traffic, crowds, and late night revellers, and offering the best of both worlds with peaceful B&B accommodation combined with stunning views, only a hop, skip and jump from the amenities and attractions of pretty Bowness-on-Windermere. • We use quality beds, all bespoke and mainly with deep and comfortable pocket sprung mattresses, topped with plump pillows and Norwegian duvets to promote a good night's rest. • Nestled quietly into a fell, Blenheim Lodge adjoins acres of National Trust woods and fields which open onto THE DALES WAY WALK AND 4 VIEWPOINTS. Our Bed and Breakfast is the FIRST GUEST HOUSE OFF THE DALESWAY IN BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, being a mere minute's stroll from this popular footpath. We can arrange guides for walking breaks around the Lakes. • Blenheim Lodge offers FREE LOCAL FISHING PERMITS and we can help arrange ghillies for guests if tuition and guiding are required. • We have outside taps for walkers and anglers who many wish to clean their boots, fish and fishing tackle! • Blenheim Lodge also offers FREE MEMBERSHIP OF A PRIVATE LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB, with swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, steam room, table tennis, squash and badminton courts, and massage and beauty treatments. • We serve quality local HEARTY BUTCHER-MADE SAUSAGE AND BACON. A local dairy delivers fresh milk and eggs daily. • BLENHEIM LODGE HAS A PRIVATE ON-SITE CAR PARK FOR GUESTS TO USE. Good roads, buses, and ferries give easy access to many Lakeland attractions. We can also arrange tours to pick you up and drop you back here at Blenheim Lodge.

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Rooms & Rates

The Coniston

This standard 4-poster room with small shower ensuite is decorated in Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. A bay window looks out over Old Bowness to stunning Lake Windermere and mountain views. The William IV antique 4-poster has an arched roof trimmed with hand-pleated raw silk. Matching raw silk drapes frame the bed head. Its bespoke mattress is made by 3rd generation bedmakers, Cocketts. Quality Dorma bedding and high thread count bathsheets and hand towels are provided. Room facilities include a flatscreen TV, hospitality tray, hairdryer, local information folder, and toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $127

Claife Heights

This standard room is decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings, including a window seat from which there are fabulous views of Lake Windermere and the fells. A deep pocket sprung mattress from the upmarket bed shop, And So To Bed, sits on the wooden slats of the Laura Ashley wrought iron sleigh bed. There is a small shower en-suite. All bedrooms are provided with a flatscreen TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, local information folder, quality Dorma bedding and high thread count bath sheets and hand towels.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $117

The Langdale

A William IV 4-poster with raw silk drapes and silk-lined canopy graces this sunny room. Sit in comfy chairs set in triple floor to ceiling bay windows which boast panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells. There is a small shower en-suite. The Langdale is the size of our drawing room, with essential room facilities such as flatscreen TV, luxury bath sheets and hand towels, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, local information folder, and toiletries. Like all the rooms in our guest house, it is decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $150

Belle Isle

This pretty single room is furnished with French antique furniture, including a 3.5' single bed. A wardrobe with a shorter hanging cupboard is complemented by a hand crafted peg rail behind the door. From the bay window, there are views to the north of Lake Windermere and the fells. There is a small shower en-suite. Belle Isle, as with all our rooms in the B and B, has been decorated with Laura Ashley colours and bespoke curtains and/or blinds. In the room are a flat screen TV, local information folder, hospitality tray, luxury towels, hair dryer, and toiletries. We use quality Dorma bedding.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $60 - $65

Brantfell

Brantfell is a single room with an antique mahogany Queen Anne bed and has a view to the north of Lake Windermere and fells. It is decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings and there is a nice shower en-suite. Brantfell is on the first floor of the house. In the room are a flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, high thread count bath sheet and hand towel, local information folder, and toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $60 - $64

The Fairfield

Our largest room can be used for double, twin or triple occupancy. An antique daybed with regular single mattress, set in huge floor to ceiling bay windows framed by bespoke Laura Ashley velvet curtains, will sleep one person. There is a deep pocket sprung mattress from upmarket bed shop, And So To Bed, on the 5' bed of the Louis suite. Nice shower en-suite. Laze on the daybed overlooking north Lake Windermere and the fells. Dorma bedding, luxury towels, hospitality tray, hairdryer, flatscreen TV, local information folder and toiletries are provided. Reduced rate for 2-person occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $173 - $190

The Dalesway

This room with antique French furniture is decorated in restful Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings and overlooks pretty countryside. It can be used for double, twin or triple occupancy, with a Louis XV double bed and regular single mattress on the bergere daybed. There is a small shower en-suite. As with all our rooms, we provide quality Dorma bedding, luxury towels, tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, local information folder, flatscreen TV, and hairdryer. Ask for reduced rates if sleeping only two people in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $188

The Blue Room

This ground floor standard double room has a small shower en-suite. A solid brass bed with bespoke pocket sprung mattress from upmarket bed shop, And So To Bed, stands proud in the room. It is decorated in Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. There are two chairs in the single bay window from which are views of neighbouring properties and Lake Windermere. We provide in the room: flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, hair dryer, luxury towels, and local information folder. Quality Dorma bedding is used in this room as with all others.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $98 - $112

The Poppies

This pretty ground floor room of bijou size and nice shower en-suite is decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings which complete its vintage style look. A single bay window looks to the north of Lake Windermere and surrounding neighbourhood. A quaint wardrobe with a shorter hanging cupboard is complemented by a hand crafted peg rail behind the door. The Poppies is provided with a flatscreen TV, hospitality tray, toiletries, hairdryer, luxury towels, and local information folder. The bed has a deep luxury pocket sprung mattress and is dressed with quality Dorma bedding.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $88 - $106

The Eyrie

This cute little nest sits under the eaves on the second floor of the room and is furnished with English antiques, including a single Queen Anne bed and newly plumbed original Victorian washstand. From the velux window set in the slope of the ceiling are panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells. There is a small shower en-suite. We use Dorma bedding in all our rooms, including The Eyrie. There are a flatscreen TV, hospitality tray, hairdryer, local information folder, hairdryer and toiletries in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $60 - $64

The Attic

The Attic is our bedroom that has a private bathroom with bathtub: in this case, a freestanding claw foot slipper bath with a handheld shower unit attached. It sits in the eaves and enjoys spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the fells. This room is furnished with antique furniture, including a Louis XV bed, which is dressed with quality Dorma bedding. Facilities for The Attic include flatscreen TV, hairdryer, toiletries, hospitality tray, local information folder and hospitality tray.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $100 - $116

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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A Windemere Gem

5 on September 30, 2013

We recently spent 3 glorious nights enjoying Janz and Robert's wonderful hospitality. From the moment we were met at the door and greeted by name and a welcoming pot of tea and / or coffee, till we left with best wishes ringing in our ears, we enjoyed wonderful breakfasts with great personal service, a very comfortable lounge with great Lake views (The sunsets were stunning) and hosts who were so very helpful in helping us make the most of our short time with them in this beautiful part of the UK. We very much appreciated the fine attention to detail in our room's authentic French furnishings and ambiance, and the calming view across the woods that we were afforded. We would recommend you explore your room options when booking, for choice of fine authentic furnishings.


An Enjoyable Weeks Stay

4.0 on June 22, 2013

We stayed at Blenheim Lodge for a week. Most of the week we stayed in the Blue Room, a very comfotable room with a view of the lake. Robert and Janz were excellent hosts and very helpful and friendly. They served an excellent breakfast day by day. We were fortunate enough to spend our last night in the Langdale Room, with a four poster bed, giving us a view through the bay window overlooking the bay. The shops were about 5 minutes away with a choice of a more flat route or a steepish hill. We spent most of our week exploring the area by foot, finding it easy to get to the start of our walks by foot or boat. Definitely a place we would consider using again. This time we didn't have time to make use of the offer of the Swimming Pool etc., but it was good to know that was available if wanted.


AMAZING!

5 on April 25, 2013

1 word amazing!! I surprised my girlfriend with a night in the lakes. Upon arrival we had a very warm welcome by Janz the hostess and she surprised us with an upgrade of rooms! We saw both rooms and both were beautiful and cosy. A few reasons why I choose Blenheim Lodge: -Room: Antique 4 poster bed and the most stunning panorama view over WIndermere + the mattresses are out of this world! SO COMFY! + the room was very clean and tidy. -Location: NOT on the main road, so NO traffic noise and very peaceful, and only a 5 minute (if that) to the main road with shops and many restaurants to choose from. The walk is up a hill, otherwise there wouldn't be a stunning view either! But nothing to steep and its only a few minutes. -Style: The rooms have been decorated in a style that benefits the age of the 19th century home, bit of a time travel, There is lots of antique furniture, yet the bathrooms are modern and very clean -Food: Breakfast was scrummy! Fresh and local and if not enough you can always get more! All in all a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend to anybody looking for the above, I hope to stay again!....


A two day get away

4.4 on July 29, 2010

My husband and i stayed in the Coniston room at Blenheim Lodge. It was beautiful, well looked after and the views of Windemere were to die for. On arrival we were greated pleasantly and asked if we would like a cup of Tea or coffee, which we enjoyed in the sitting room again with fantastic views. Janz informed us of things to do and places to see and even a wonderful view point for a picnic, which we had that evening. Nothing was to much trouble and the staff were always available to see to your requirements. We had a fantastic time and wished we had the time and money to have stayed longer. However, we would recommend Blenheim Lodge to anyone for a fantastic stay. We send best wishes and hope to revisit soon.


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Location

Location Type

Semi-rural: countryside at the back, town in front, 5-7 minutes walk from Bowness centre and Lake, B and B nestles into fell side (small mountain), Close to view points and Dales Way route, Within Lake District National Park fells and lakes, On fell-side:nestling into National Trust scenery, Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Village

Airport

Manchester, England (Ringway International Airport), United Kingdom

Directions to property:

From Manchester Airport, take M6 to Junction 36. Follow directions to Property above. There is a train service from the airport to Windermere. Best to take a 5-minute taxi ride from the Windermere train station to Blenheim Lodge

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lakes, meres, tarns, fells, waters, waterfalls, Kirkstone, Wrynose, Harknott, Whinlatter Passes, Historic Roman forts, stone circles and cairns, Petting zoos, miniature village, other attractions, Festivals, agricultural/farming shows, events, Valleys, villages, hamlets, towns,local fare/drink, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Private entrance, Telephone , FREE ACCESS TO NEARBY COUNTRY CLUB, 2 FREE FISHING PERMITS, FREE ON-SITE CAR PARK-private, GUEST LOUNGE WITH LAKE VIEWS, HELP WITH BOOKING TOURS, RESTAURANTS ETC, GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fell running,ghyll scrambling,abseiling,zip lining, We can book dinner, lunch, sunset sails on yacht, Historic homes and gardens, castles and buildings, Local festivals, events, agricultural shows, Be a zoo keeper for a day: require advance booking, Llama treks, orienteering, sedge way rides, Go Ape, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Indoor smoking is illegal even if smoking out of a window
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No cots or highchairs although children are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends/Valentines/public holidays: 2 - 4 nights minimum stay
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please contact us regarding deposits or payments towards your stay.
  • Cancellations: Please note that full payment for your stay may be requested on arrival and guests are responsible for the full cost of all nights/rooms booked. Any nights cancelled, whether they have been paid for prior to arrival or not, will be charged to the guest(s) on cancellation as a cancellation fee. The first night's tariff is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the room's tariff corresponding to the season. However, where we are able to re-let your room(s) after the first night, we will return your money minus a small administrative cancellation fee of £25 per room per night. As Blenheim Lodge is not in a position to enquire into or confirm reasons for cancellation, this cancellation policy covers ALL cancellations without exception, and we will make charges according to it. For their own peace of mind, guests are advised to take out their own travel insurance in case they have to cancel.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Janz and Robert

Languages spoken

a little Madarin, a little Cantonese, a little Hokkien, English, Japanese

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Deals


Special Package

Lake District Romantic Breaks

Enjoy a romantic break with lunch or dinner on board a yacht on Lake Windermere. Prices including Bed and Breakfast in a Lake view en-suite room start from £158 per couple including a buffet lunch sail and £198 per couple including a 4-course dinner sail. Please contact us for further details by phone or email.

7-Night Specials

Save £60-£150 Per Person on Weekly B&B Rates Year Round Enjoy a week's holiday from only £265 - £380 per person per week including breakfast, SAVING £67-£150 per person for a minimum 7-night B&B stay. Think: no cleaning, no wasted time food-shopping, no washing up, and a yummy breakfast cooked for you! Weekly rates exclude public holiday/Valentine weekends and dates, but for best value, discounted weekly rates may be applied pro rata to longer stays if the aforementioned days are also included in a stay period of at least 7 nights. This offer cannot be combined with other money-off offers. Please phone or email to book as this offer is not available for online bookings.

Singles Retreats

Singles Retreats Enjoy some quiet time in your own way. There is lots to do in the Lake District, or you can simply sit back and enjoy time just to be. We have shower en-suite single rooms with Lake views starting in price from £60-£65 per night for B&B or £375 per WEEK for B&B. If you prefer, we can also let out double rooms for single occupancy at a small discount. Do contact us for more information.

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