Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all our bedrooms. Why not brew yourselves a cuppa and laze on the daybed to the right to watch TV?A close-up view of the silk cushions and Dormer bedding at the bedhead of this antique bed. Notice the intricate ornate rococo handcarving on the finial.
The Dalesway: Your Lakeland Retreat
The Dalesway: Your Lakeland Retreat
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
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My favourite room! Such pretty French antiques, including a romantic rococo double bed, bespoke mattresses for beauty sleep, & serene outlook to countryside where birds sing you pretty birdsong. Sleeps up to 3 for double, twin, or triple occupancy.
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My favourite room! Such pretty French antiques, including a romantic rococo double bed, bespoke mattresses for beauty sleep, & serene outlook to countryside where birds sing you pretty birdsong. Sleeps up to 3 for double, twin, or triple occupancy.

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Given below is some SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION of The Dalesway, one of 11 bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Bowness-on-Windermere, and also a GENERAL DESCRIPTION of our family home.


UNIQUE POINTS ABOUT OUR BED AND BREAKFAST:

Blenheim Lodge is unique for the following reasons: our secluded B&B is one of maybe 10 serviced accommodation places in Bowness AND Windermere with excellent views of Lake Windermere and the fells; we are tucked away peacefully off the main roads, yet are no more than a short 5-minute walk to Bowness village centre and Lake Windermere; our B&B nestles into a fell-side, Brantfell, with The Dales Way Walk, acres of fell land and viewpoints to explore at the back of our guest house; all our rooms are individual in character and we try to decorate and furnish them in keeping with the age of our 1868 Victorian home, including the use of antiques.

More information about our guest house is given below. One of us also speaks a little Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hokkien, and understands a little Toisan and Teowchew.

If you wish to arrive earlier or later than our usual 4 pm check in time, please do ask.


SPECIFIC ROOM DESCRIPTION:

The Dalesway – Countryside romance in a beautiful room with 1890s Louis XV style double bed and single daybed

This is a favourite room with gorgeous romantic French antique painted furniture beautifully complemented by relaxing Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. The lovely Louis XV double bed with rococo details was featured in a glossy homes and furnishings magazine and has a luxury pocket sprung mattress from the luxury bed shop, And So To Bed. The 1890 French bergère daybed still has its original paint and detailed criss-cross decoration. French lighting with crystal drops and other pretty French antique furniture and mirrors complete this room. The tranquil views to the National Park countryside and Dales Way from large bay windows will lull you into an 'away from it all' feeling. Look out of the windows, and if you are lucky, you may see wild deer grazing. The daybed in this room has a proper single mattress and will sleep 1 person, so this room can be used for double, twin and triple occupancy. There is a small shower en-suite.

** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN OF 7 YEARS OR UNDER IN THE DALESWAY ROOM. **

** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY TAKE A MAXIMUM OF THREE PEOPLE WHETHER CHILD OR ADULT IN THE DALESWAY ROOM. THIRD PERSON TARIFF IS £46 PER NIGHT FOR BED AND BREAKFAST. **

** PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE USUALLY REQUIRE A MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS OR MORE DURING WEEKENDS AND SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. PLEASE ASK. **


GENERAL BED AND BREAKFAST DESCRIPTION

Peaceful, homely, non-smoking Blenheim Lodge is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and boasts stunning Lake and fell views. Our friendly guesthouse in Bowness-on-Windermere is ideal for singles on retreats, couples on romantic breaks, and families on holidays. The Lake District is a well-known for its beauty and provides a wonderful part of the world for getting away from it all. Some of the most popular activities here include fell walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing and other activities.

•Quietly situated on one of the Lake District’s fells, Brantfell, Blenheim Lodge nestles against acres of lovely National Trust fields and woodlands, making our secluded B&B a relaxing and tranquil retreat.

•Our back garden adjoins National Trust acres, and The Dales Way is a literal minute’s stroll from our door. Amble country paths onBrantfell behind our house to viewpoints with exceptional 360-degree views.

•Built as a gentleman’s residence in 1868, our Bowness Bed and Breakfast is hidden at the end of a cul-de-sac, and distanced from noisy main road traffic, crowds and late night revellers. One guest said, ‘Only five minutes walk to town; but up here, it’s a million miles away!’

•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 Bowness town centre amenities, attractions, and Lake Windermere.

•Our fully refurbished guesthouse retains much of its quirky Victorian character and period charm. Rooms are decorated with Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishing and most are furnished with antique pieces in keeping with their historic past. Comfortable handmade mattresses and fluffy Norwegian duvets promote a restful night’s sleep.

•For breakfast, we serve local Lakeland produce: hearty butcher-made sausage and bacon cooked to order. A local dairy delivers fresh eggs and milk daily. Vegetarian options are available, including oven-fresh croissants and delectable muffins.

•Blenheim Lodge is environmentally friendly. We buy local and use local trades where possible. We also recycle and use ecologically sound products and environmentally friendly and efficient central heating and electrical systems where possible.

•We offer FREE: onsite car park, WIFI, and 2 bookable local fishing permits. There is a nice guest lounge with Lake views.

•We are always happy to help our guests get the most out of their stay. If you would like help with arranging guided walking trips, please do ask. We also work with local fishermen and can arrange tuition and guides for anglers coming to stay with us.

•Blenheim Lodge is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District. Windermere Railway is 5 minutes south. Local main roads, buses and ferries provide easy links to other parts of the Lake District. We can arrange minibus and private tours that will pick up and drop off guests at Blenheim Lodge.

So, come stay with us. Listen to the sound of silence and fall under its spell. Slumber soundly on handmade mattresses, whilst tucked under fluffy Norwegian duvets. Then, awaken in the morning to the beauty of birdsong and the glory of our Lakeland views.

** THERE WILL BE SOME TIMES IN THE YEAR THAT WE WOULD REQUIRE A MINIMUM STAY OF 2-4 NIGHTS. PLEASE ASK ALSO ABOUT ANY SPECIAL OFFERS WE MIGHT HAVE. **

** EACH CHILD IS COUNTED AS ONE PERSON. PLEASE LET US KNOW THE AGES OF ANY CHILDREN YOU MAY WISH US TO ACCOMMODATE. **

Guest access

Blenheim Lodge is a home for us and, we hope, will also be a home from home to our guests when they are staying with us. Our guests have use of the following facilities:

•We have a lovely comfortable guest lounge which is bright and airy and has some truly wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells over Old Bowness.

•There is a TV in the guest lounge with Freeview TV channels and DAB radio.

•We have a private on-site car park for guests' vehicles, bikes, and motorbikes.

•Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in our pretty dining room with restful Laura Ashley decoration, soft furnishings, and lighting that is open to guests during breakfast time (this area is closed to guests outside breakfast time).

•On the front porch to the front of our B&B, there are a couple of chairs where guests can sit and take advantage of the magnificent views that can be seen from our guest house.

•There are 2 outside taps for washing muddy boots after walking or for cleaning fish that guests might have caught whilst out fishing (we offer 2 free local fishing permits on a first come first served basis which are bookable).

Interaction with guests

•Blenheim Lodge is our home and we have a separate apartment within this former gentleman's Victorian residence. We always like to welcome our guests into our B&B with hot drinks and biscuits, engaging with them to see how we can help to make their stay special, and showing them their room on their arrival.

•We enjoy meeting and getting to know our guests if they have the time and inclination to spend time with us. Some of our guests have been coming to stay with us for as long as we have been here, which is really lovely.

•So, yes, we enjoy interacting with our guests, and are always available to help them make the most of their breaks at Blenheim Lodge; but are sensitive enough to respect their preference for no or little interaction if that is their preference.

Other things to 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. Out of courtesy to other diners at breakfast time, we do not offer WIFI in our dining room.

Please note that due to the location of The Dalesway, it is likely to suffer from poor WIFI signal.


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Wireless Internet
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Extra people $62 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

•Smoking indoors in a Bed and Breakfast is illegal in the UK; therefore we do not allow anyone to smoke indoors, even if that person was to smoke at a window, with his/her head poking out of the window. However, we have a porch where people can smoke.

•No candles or tea lights and incense may be burned in our house or bedrooms.

•No hot takeaway food may be consumed in our guest house or bedrooms.

•Guests who stain, damage or break any items must either pay for the cleaning or repairs to make good, or pay for the replacements where the items cannot be repaired.

•Towels and bathmats must not be used to remove make-up or suntanning products, or used to clean tea, coffee or other drinks spillage that will stain them. Please tell us right away if you have sustained any damage or spillage, and we will try to sort it out. In particular, if you have stained towels, linen, furniture or carpets, please tell us immediately so that we can try our best to clean up the spillages and reduce the damage.

•Our guest house is not suitable for rowdy or drunken parties, as people come to stay with us because we offer peace and quiet, so please do not choose our guest house to stay in if you prefer party-type accommodation.

•Guests may not book a room and expect more than the number of people booked into that room to occupy it. For example, please do not book a double room for two adults, but arrive with a child, baby, or another adult to share it.

•We do not have cots or highchairs, so guests will require their own.

•Guests may not book a room and then swop the occupancy of that room with undeclared guests. For example, if someone books a room for two nights, we would expect that same person to stay for both nights. We would not expect that person to stay a night, and then leave the next day only to have a different person stay the next night.

•Please respect our home as you would your own. For example, if you have muddy boots when you come into the house, please either ask for a plastic bag from us to put your boots in or leave them in the vestibule instead of traipsing about the house in those muddy boots.

•We have a private car park that is only for the use of our guests only for the duration of their stay with us. If you are going to meet up with family or friends while you are in the Lake District, please do not expect that your family or friends will be able to park in our car park whilst visiting with you. The same goes for our guest lounge. The guest lounge is only for the use of guests staying with us. It is not for the use of guests of guests.


•Smoking indoors in a Bed and Breakfast is illegal in the UK; therefore we do not allow anyone to smoke indoors, even if that person was to smoke at a window, with his/her head poking out of the window. However, we have a porch where people can smoke.

•No candles or tea lights and incense may be burned in our house or bedrooms.

•No hot takeaway food may be consumed in our guest house or bedrooms.

•Guests who stain, damage or break any items must either pay for the cleaning or repairs to make good, or pay for the replacements where the items cannot be repaired.

•Towels and bathmats must not be used to remove make-up or suntanning products, or used to clean tea, coffee or other drinks spillage that will stain them. Please tell us right away if you have sustained any damage or spillage, and we will try to sort it out. In particular, if you have stained towels, linen, furniture or carpets, please tell us immediately so that we can try our best to clean up the spillages and reduce the damage.

•Our guest house is not suitable for rowdy or drunken parties, as people come to stay with us because we offer peace and quiet, so please do not choose our guest house to stay in if you prefer party-type accommodation.

•Guests may not book a room and expect more than the number of people booked into that room to occupy it. For example, please do not book a double room for two adults, but arrive with a child, baby, or another adult to share it.

•We do not have cots or highchairs, so guests will require their own.

•Guests may not book a room and then swop the occupancy of that room with undeclared guests. For example, if someone books a room for two nights, we would expect that same person to stay for both nights. We would not expect that person to stay a night, and then leave the next day only to have a different person stay the next night.

•Please respect our home as you would your own. For example, if you have muddy boots when you come into the house, please either ask for a plastic bag from us to put your boots in or leave them in the vestibule instead of traipsing about the house in those muddy boots.

•We have a private car park that is only for the use of our guests only for the duration of their stay with us. If you are going to meet up with family or friends while you are in the Lake District, please do not expect that your family or friends will be able to park in our car park whilst visiting with you. The same goes for our guest lounge. The guest lounge is only for the use of guests staying with us. It is not for the use of guests of guests.


•Smoking indoors in a Bed and Breakfast is illegal in the UK; therefore we do not allow anyone to smoke indoors, even if that person was to smoke at a window, with his/her head poking out of the window. However, we have a porch where people can smoke.

•No candles or tea lights and incense may be burned in our house or bedrooms.

•No hot takeaway food may be consumed in our guest house or bedrooms.

•Guests who stain, damage or break any items must either pay for the cleaning or repairs to make good, or pay for the replacements where the items cannot be repaired.

•Towels and bathmats must not be used to remove make-up or suntanning products, or used to clean tea, coffee or other drinks spillage that will stain them. Please tell us right away if you have sustained any damage or spillage, and we will try to sort it out. In particular, if you have stained towels, linen, furniture or carpets, please tell us immediately so that we can try our best to clean up the spillages and reduce the damage.

•Our guest house is not suitable for rowdy or drunken parties, as people come to stay with us because we offer peace and quiet, so please do not choose our guest house to stay in if you prefer party-type accommodation.

•Guests may not book a room and expect more than the number of people booked into that room to occupy it. For example, please do not book a double room for two adults, but arrive with a child, baby, or another adult to share it.

•We do not have cots or highchairs, so guests will require their own.

•Guests may not book a room and then swop the occupancy of that room with undeclared guests. For example, if someone books a room for two nights, we would expect that same person to stay for both nights. We would not expect that person to stay a night, and then leave the next day only to have a different person stay the next night.

•Please respect our home as you would your own. For example, if you have muddy boots when you come into the house, please either ask for a plastic bag from us to put your boots in or leave them in the vestibule instead of traipsing about the house in those muddy boots.

•We have a private car park that is only for the use of our guests only for the duration of their stay with us. If you are going to meet up with family or friends while you are in the Lake District, please do not expect that your family or friends will be able to park in our car park whilst visiting with you. The same goes for our guest lounge. The guest lounge is only for the use of guests staying with us. It is not for the use of guests of guests.

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Kathy User Profile
August 2016
Amazing hosts. After a long journey, Janz welcomed us with a much needed cup for tea and a wonderful room. The home is a lovely bed and breakfast. Breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended!!
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Response from Janz:
Hello Kathy, Thank you for your lovely review. We are simply glad that you managed to find us despite your satellite navigation's shenanigans and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
August 2016

Xiaofei User Profile
May 2015
Janz is a very warm lady, very kind, and her house is comfortable with beautiful view. The bed is amazing! The bedclothes are in great quality light and feel like silk and warm. And she prepares multi choice of breakfast - we Iove the homemade sausage. Janz knows everything about the Lake District and gave us very helpful recommendation. We will definitely stay in her home if next time we visit Windermere.
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Response from Janz:
Hello Xiao Fei It was lovely meeting you and your husband. Thank you so much for leaving your room kept so well. It was much appreciated. And we are so pleased that you loved your accommodation and our home and also your breakfasts! Our bacon is all hand-cured and handmade as are the sausages . . . and our family likes eating them too! We are always thrilled to know that our guests find our place comfortable and homely. Thank you so much for the little cake you left for us. That was really thoughtful of you. Did you enjoy the private tour we arranged for you? We hope that Jun's leg is lots better now.
May 2015

Melanie User Profile
August 2017
its a beauftiful house with amazing lake view. All the furnitures are beautiful antiques.
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Response from Janz:
Thank you for coming to stay with us, Melanie. It was nice meeting you and your parents. We are glad that you enjoyed staying at our house and the fabulous lake and fell views from our rooms. And thank you for taking care with our lovely antique furniture. We are glad you enjoyed having them to use in your room and our house.
August 2017

Dianne User Profile
September 2016
Janz was absolutely welcoming and went above and beyond to help us sort out dinner on our incoming evening. The tea on arrival was much appreciated. Location of the house was perfect as it was a short (though steep!) walk into town. Dalesway was a comfortable and warm room, tbut we would suggest a room with a view of Lake Windermere. The inability to access wifi was the only major downfall.
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Response from Janz:
Hello Dianne, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed staying in The Dalesway with its woodland views, but a room with a view of the Lake would be a lovely idea too. I am so sorry you could not access the WIFI. Unfortunately, we do not own the network that provides WIFI and therefore have no control over how accessible it is. WIFI accessibility is a bit of a hit and miss thing in the Lakes oftentimes, but we do know that guests have been able to use Apple's FaceTime in this room.
September 2016

红霞 User Profile
August 2016
Janz is a very good host and also a fantastic guide!She helped us with lots of our problems.And the breakfast is delicious too.the house is near the lake and has a very good view.Their dog is cute!Everything was great!It's place you'll never forget~
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Response from Janz:
Hello Caddie and family, you were all very welcome to any help we could give. Thanks for staying with us and we hope you will visit with us again should you head out this way again.
August 2016

Matt User Profile
February 2016
Had a lovely time at the Dalesway, the room was beautiful and Bowness is an extremely picturesque place. Janz and Robert made us feel very welcome right from the off. We really enjoyed our weekend away in Bowness :)
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Response from Janz:
Hi Matt It was lovely to have you both to stay with us and we are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Thank you for your compliments in your review about us and also your wonderful private feedback regarding our accommodation and breakfasts. Please do come back to see us soon - we would love to host you again!
February 2016

Feng User Profile
October 2015
This is really a beautiful house, on top of hill ,have a good view of the lake.Good position can walk to lake and bus stop easily .the house very clear with comfortable beds. Janz is a very kindly lady told us a lot information like a tour guide. More over her husband really good at cooking , you can have a impression English breakfast there.you can miss the house if you have a plan to stay at windermere.
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Response from Janz:
Hi Feng We really enjoyed having you and your family to stay. It was so nice to chat with you and I am glad that we were able to provide some assistance with guiding on what the Lake District has to offer. We are thrilled that you slept well and loved your accommodation at our house and also our home-cooked traditional breakfasts. The views from your room of the woodlands and fields with their autumn colours and the views of the lake and fells from the lounge where we served you tea and biscuits are certainly stunning at anytime of the year! We are so pleased that you enjoyed them and that you were able to do some walking nearby to take advantage of the scenic viewpoints nearby us. You are correct in saying that one would miss our house if looking for accommodation in Windermere as our place is in Bowness-on-Windermere, where Lake Windermere is. Windermere is an inland town and is one mile from Lake Windermere and the ferries which take day trippers up and down the Lake, so that visitors can hop on and off and stop to explore the beautiful lakeside towns, villages and countryside. Our Bed and Breakfast, as you found out, is easily walkable at just 3-7 minutes' stroll to the Lake, bus stops, local restaurants, amenities and attractions. Please do come back and see us again when you get the chance. We would love to welcome you again!
October 2015

Bowness-on-Windermere, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
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We are a couple with grown up children. My husband is Scottish and I am Singaporean. We enjoy the countryside, and love the peace and quiet here at Blenheim Lodge where we live with our rescued Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

You can see some photos of our current home, Blenheim Lodge, which we enjoy sharing with our B&B guests, on our Profile page. These are photos of our main public rooms, our outside areas, and some of the amazing views that can be seen from them. More photos of the bedrooms themselves can be seen on our Space or Bedrooms listings.

One of us can speak a little Mandarin, a little Cantonese, a little Hokkien, a little Teochew and a little Toisan.

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