November breaks

November is traditionally a quieter time in the Lakes, with less traffic and footfall. Days can be bright and sunny or blustery and rainy. However, like the enviable model who looks good even when dressed in sackcloth, the Lake District always manages to hang on to its gorgeous persona despite the vagaries of its ever changeable weather.

Not far from Blenheim Lodge is Loughrigg. Here morning mist rises around it and clouds skim Fairfield, a fell also visible from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of

When Hubby took the dogs out for a walk – separately, I might add as Maddi cannot walk much, but Zack enjoys a lengthy jaunt – only Zack returned a little damp. Maddi’s coat was dry as a bone, for which I was grateful as I don’t think the dampness does her arthritis any favours. I, on the other hand, was too lazy to go out today, taking my own November break at home, inside Blenheim Lodge itself. I spent my day rather vacuously, but enjoyed it tremendously. Mostly, I enjoyed watching a TV show entitled, ‘Do or Die: Lang Lang’s Story’. (

For those of you who are hoping to take a break in the Lakes, perhaps you might like to join me in doing this at Blenheim Lodge. Our hilltop location takes guests away from the madding crowd, whilst offering all the amenities of town and local attractions within a 5-7 minute walk. And if you wish to lose all sight of civilisation for a little while, then perhaps a climb up to the three viewpoints that rise above Blenheim Lodge will be a wonderful way of gently communing with nature.

Trees and fields behind Blenheim Lodge

Here is a picture of the woodlands leading to fells directly behind our guest house. Guests can see this same view just yards from their room when staying in The Dalesway room. The indistinct splodges of white are sheep at pasture.

We are offering last year’s winter rates to our guests over the next few months, including New Year. As we had made a late decision to open over New Year, we still have lovely rooms with views available. However, if you wish to consider a break in the Lake District before the New Year, we are open in November and December, again at last year’s tariffs.

The daybed in The Fairfield, one of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge. Imagine reading a book on this comfy daybed, and looking up now and then to enjoy those lovely Lake Windermere views. Why not book this room for a Lake District escape?

The Lake District is open year round, with activities and attractions to enjoy and visit. Perhaps consider a romantic break or get away from it all by yourself for a well deserved retreat. The lakes and mountains are always open for water-based sports, hiking and climbing respectively, and most homes and gardens continue to welcome visitors. Or visit the museums, and other outdoor and indoor attractions in relative peace, without the need to jostle with enthusiastic crowds. So, do come and visit us if you can. It will be nice to meet you!

The Lakes are open for visitors to enjoy all year. Take a walk by lovely Elterwater, framed here in the background by snow covered mountains. (Photo by Andrew Heptinstall, courtesy of

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