Old world charm sits well with new world technology. This dressing table is a family heirloom, precious to us because of its history and memories. Opposite the bedroom door is the built in wardrobe.Stupendous views of Lake Windermere and the fells await our guests when they look out of the velux window set in the slope of the ceiling.
The Attic: Cosy With Fab Lake Views
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Make your own romantic nest in The Attic, quirky & replete with character. Antique furniture including a gorgeous Louis XV bed impart a homely feel. Look out of the Velux window for fab Lake views!

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Given below is some SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION of The Attic, 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 Attic - Gorgeous Louis XV bed, panoramic Lake views, and freestanding slipper bath

There is often an intake of breath, and then a 'Wow!' when guests first set eyes on this stunning romantic antique Louis XV double walnut bed with beautiful rococo details that takes centre stage in this eyrie of a room with time-aged wooden beams. A Velux window set in the slope of the ceiling opens to reveal far-reaching views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding mountains, (but please be aware that there is a sloped ceiling where the Velux window is, hence there is some head height restriction here). There is some lovely antique furniture, including Janz's personal well-loved dressing table and stool with its own family history. A small private bathroom offers a deep clawfoot slipper bath suite and a hand-held shower mixer (not for standing up to take a shower).




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).

•Guests have access to and use of a private country club that is only a 5-minute walk from our B&B. At the club, guests can use free of charge the swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, and gym. Guests can also use the table tennis facility free of charge.

•Also at the private country club, guests have use of squash and badminton courts, paying only a nominal charge to the club for switching on court lights and renting squash or badminton gear if they do not have their own.

•At the private country club, guests have access to the lounge bar for drinks and meals and also free access to the snooker and pool tables.

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.

Please note that due to the location of The Attic, it is likely to be affected by poor signal or not receive a signal.

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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.

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Qianying User Profile
August 2017
good stay experience! Super nice Janz View is wonderful
Janz User ProfileJanz is a superhost.
Response from Janz:
It was lovely to meet you, Qian Ying. And thank you so much for your super review! Glad you also enjoyed the wonderful panoramic views from your room. Please do come and revisit us again next time you are in the Lake District National Park.
August 2017

Great little room for accessing the Lake District. The description and photos are accurate and Janz was responsive and helpful with dinner reservations, arrival requests etc. Easily walkable to restaurants and a nice drive to further afield. Only complaint is that there was very little hot water to fill the beautiful tub! (Although suspect that this was because we were there on a busy bank holiday weekend.) Thanks Janz for your hospitality
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Response from Janz:
Thanks for your review, Caitlin, and for saying that the description was accurate. I am sorry to hear about the water, and will check into it. And thank you for phoning about your car in response to our message. Glad you had a nice stay.
May 2017

Miklos User Profile
April 2017
Janz and her husband run a really nice bed & breakfast place. The bed is comfy, the place is really quiet and the breakfast is superb. The room is on the small side but has ample storage and it's perfect for a couple. The house is 5 minutes walk from the centre and has a nice walking trail starting right next to it. Janz was really kind and gave us suggestions prior to our arrival. Since it was a busy weekend, she made sure that we're all set up with restaurant reservations and a tour guide. I've really appreciated both. Would be happy to return one day!
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Response from Janz:
So happy you enjoyed yourselves at Blenheim Lodge, Miklos. And glad to know that you had a lovely break with us. Thanks for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you both again to our B&B in the Lakes.
April 2017

Henry User Profile
June 2016
We had such a lovely stay at this bed and breakfast. The owners were really welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. They let us borrow a map when we wanted to go walking and the breakfast's were spot on! Thank you!
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Response from Janz:
Hi Henry Thanks for your kind review. Robert and I are really pleased that you both had a nice stay with us and that the map was useful for your outing. Do come and see us again soon!
June 2016

Rob User Profile
October 2015
Pleasant stay. Welcoming host.
Janz User ProfileJanz is a superhost.
Response from Janz:
Thanks for staying. Rob. All best wishes for your new married life!
October 2015

He User Profile
August 2015
Janz has gave a really worm welcome, and help us to plan the journey, the room is clean and beautiful, nice view from the window, nice location. Hope to come next time.
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Response from Janz:
Hi He Zhao As I said in my review, we really enjoyed meeting you and your girlfriend. Thank you for showing your appreciation for our accommodation and welcome. We look forward to welcoming you again!
August 2015

Petter User Profile
August 2015
Great location in Bowness and immediate walking distance to good restaurants. Some of the restaurants fill up quickly and booking a bit ahead is recommended. The room is comfortably sized and on the top floor with slanted ceilings. The bathroom is immediately next to the bedroom, but an additional privacy door makes it feel almost like a part of the room. The bathroom includes a bathtub and a hand-held shower. The hosts are very welcoming and also offer a variety of cooked breakfasts as well as fruit and cereals in the morning.
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Response from Janz:
Hello Petter It was lovely meeting you both and we enjoyed having you both to stay with us. We are glad that you had a lovely time here and felt very welcomed and at home. Certainly, you are always welcome to come stay with us again. It would be nice to have you both back!
August 2015

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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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