Lakeland stone steps lead up to the entrance of our 4-Star guest house.A white-painted wrought iron bed with intricate details supports a bespoke pocket-sprung mattress conducive to a great night's sleep.
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About this listing

A sweet little room with north Lake & fell views, The Poppies is named for the Laura Ashley curtains framing its window. Sleep snug in a pretty bed with luxury pocket sprung mattress. There is a nice walk in shower en-suite in the room.
If you are using a GPS for our post code, LA23 3AE, it will take you up Brantfell Road. We all share this postcode on this road, and the postcode will take you to The Fairfield House. THIS IS NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD GO. Instead either type in Blenheim Lodge LA23 3A

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


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.


The Poppies – Bijou ground floor room with vintage feel and north Lake view

This is a pretty, cosy, small double room on the ground floor with views to the north of Lake Windermere and the mountains beyond. The romantic white-painted iron bed with lovely detail from Feather and Black has a deep luxurious pocket sprung mattress from the upmarket bed shop, And So To Bed. Some period furniture and cute, unusual wall lights set off the warm, bright Laura Ashley colours and soft furnishings. The Poppies comes complete with a rather nice en-suite shower room with heated towel rail. Quaint vintage chic! (Please note that in the late Spring to mid Autumn months, the foliage outside the room may not permit a good view of the Lake.)




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.



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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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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

•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. Note that we do not accept children under the age of 8 years.

•We do not accept children under 8 years of age. Children are considered adults in terms of taking up a bed space and pricing.

•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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Safety features
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Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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12 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
August 2016
I loved my stay in the Bijou Vintage Chic room. It was the perfect size for me and had a lovely view of the lake from my window. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean and very nice. It was on the ground floor so I didn't have to carry luggage up stairs and next to the common room. Janz and her husband were great hosts and so helpful with all my questions and making arrangements for the day. The B&B is in a great location within walking distance of everything. There's a bit of a hill to climb back up on the way home, but thats what makes for great views of the lake. I ate at the Albert down the street and had a great meal. One day I took the ferry over to visit Hill Top, used the buses around that area, walked around Tarn Hows, then took the bus all the way back to Bowness. Everything was so easy and accessible. I hope to be able to stay there again some day!
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Response from Janz:
Hello Lauren Thanks so much for your ace review! We are so glad you had a great time staying with us and also a fabulous time exploring the Lakes. Hope your feet are more rested now after all those long Lakeland walks! It will be nice to meet up again!
August 2016

Anja User Profile
March 2016
We had a great time in Bowness-on-Windermere. Very nice house with a great view. The breakfast was great! Everything was very easily reached from Bowness-on-Windermere with the car. Despite some rain we had lots of fun.
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Response from Janz:
Hi Anya So glad to hear that you had a great time at our B&B and liked your room too with those fabulous lake and fell views. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfasts and that you found it easy to get about The Lakes from Bowness (short for Bowness-on-Windermere). Bowness is indeed very strategically located in The Lakes, with good access by public or private transport to the other parts of this beautiful region. It is nice to hear that you had great fun staying at our place and we do hope you will come to re-visit us soon.
March 2016

Xi User Profile
October 2015
Janz was very helpful and kind. Always there offering help. The room was clean and the whole house was very well decorated. I could see the lake from the window, very beautiful view, especially at early morning. If I will go there again, I will definitely choose to stay there.
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Response from Janz:
Hi Xi Robert and I so much enjoyed having you both to stay and your considerate behaviour when you were here. We are pleased to hear that you loved your time here with us. Thank you for visiting with us and we hope that you will come back to see us again in the future.
October 2015

Shengdi User Profile
September 2015
A very nice place with great view. And the host and hostess are warm heart and friendly
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Response from Janz:
Hello Sheng Di It was nice meeting you and your mum. Thank you so much for coming to stay. We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves with us and found our place 'very nice with great view' and us warm-hearted and friendly. We really do like our guests to feel welcome and at home when they are staying with us!
September 2015

Alexandra User Profile
September 2015
Blenheim lodge was a great bnb, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Janz was very welcoming and upgraded us to a nicer room free of charge since it was available. The breakfast was great and the view from the lodge could not be beaten!!
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Response from Janz:
Hi Alexndra It was nice meeting you both and we are glad to have been able to offer you a free upgrade to a larger room with far-reaching lake and fell views when you arrived. As you are both foodies, it is certainly a compliment indeed when you say that 'the breakfast was great'. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at our Lodge.
September 2015

Izzie User Profile
July 2015
Janz is so nice and she give me very detailed information about traveling in windermere. The location is near to the rail station and lake. Convenience for visitor.
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Response from Janz:
Hi Izzie I wish you and your mother could have stayed longer to enjoy the Lakes in a more leisurely fashion. It was nice meeting you both and I am glad to have been able to help with drawing up a plan together with you in order to make the most of the Lakes during the short time you were here.
July 2015

Wing User Profile
June 2015
lovely room,also have a public dining room with a great view! Breakfast is so delicious,Janz is so nice
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Response from Janz:
Hello Ti Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast and that you liked your room too. I wish you had had more time to look around during your one-night stay with us at Blenheim Lodge. Did you manage to go up to the viewpoints for a walk and photos?
June 2015

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Janz User ProfileJanz is a superhost.

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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