Valentine’s Day and weekend offer

I have spent some time today thinking about Valentine Day offers. We have not increased our usual Valentine’s B&B rates of £106-£150 per couple per night for the last four years, but I thought that we might try something a little different in 2013. So, this is what I put up on our website this afternoon:

Book NOW for Discounted Valentine’s Breaks by Lake Windermere

Book 2 nights minimum for a discounted rate off our usual Valentine’s rates. Thus, rooms with lovely lake or woodland views start from £196 for 2 nights B&B.

Imagine Valentine’s by Lake Windermere: trips on the ferries that ply England’s largest lake; bright sunshine and beautiful scenery; strolling arm in arm with your significant other on romantic country walks at the back of our B&B.

Stay at Blenheim Lodge, a mere 5-minute walk to Bowness town centre and Lake Windermere. All our rooms boast a view of the Lake or of pretty tranquil countryside, where The Dales Way Walk goes through.

Enjoy FREE country club membership, FREE fishing permits, and FREE parking on-site.

(This deal is not available online. Book direct with us for this offer.)

blenheim lodge lake district

A winter view from The Fairfield room at Blenheim Lodge. Imagine lazing on this comfy daybed, and enjoying those lovely Lake Windermere views with your loved one. (P.S. The neighbour has since chopped the large conifer on the right hand side down, so the views are even better now.)

Hubby and I have only ever missed one Valentine’s weekend at Blenheim Lodge. This was in 2012 because Hubby’s parents were not very well, and so we decided to spend time with them instead. However, this year, there will be a large family gathering at our house the weekend before, and Hubby’s parents will be here.

Of the nine years which we have opened for Valentine’s Day and weekend at Blenheim Lodge, I can only remember bright winter sunshine interspersed with some snow. February is a winter month that I do enjoy in the Lakes, especially when I compare it with the weather I have had the misfortune to endure in Edinburgh during the same period. I remember with a shudder the dreich February darkness, dampness and squalls when I lived in Edinburgh, and having to fight my way through slippery grey black snowy sludge on the sidewalks and gale-like winds.

wastwater winter

Stunning Wastwater in winter. (Photo by Stewart Smith.)

Don’t get me wrong: I love Scotland. However, February in the city, when one goes to university or work in the dark and returns from university or the workplace in the dark is not much fun, especially when one has to traipse through unkempt streets, under dark damp skies, and all the while trying to stop oneself from being blown over by unrelenting winds. Of course, by the time one reaches shelter, one is infinitely grateful for it!

However, in the little country hamlet just outside Edinburgh where we lived for 3 years, it was always a joy to spend February there: no dirty smog to muck up the lovely fresh snow, until, inevitably, huge trucks cruised through our B-road. Sometimes though, the road would be thick with inches of luxuriant pristine snow, and no traffic could pass. And of course, the countryside would be glowing brightly even at night because of the snow. Oh, I loved those days!

In the Lakes, snow often settles on the high fell tops, and where we live at Blenheim Lodge, we have fantastic views of their stark winter comeliness. I never tire of beautiful Lakeland scenes. Perhaps it is the combination of mountains, vast expanses of water, open countryside and often idyllic looking villages and hamlets that makes winter landscapes in this part of the world so often exquisite despite all that the weather can throw at us.

blenheim lodge lake district lake view

Enjoy a quiet romantic retreat at Blenheim Lodge. Surrounded by high fells in the background, some tipped with snow, here is a photo of Lake Windermere with yachts bobbing in the distance, as seen from our lounge and most bedroom windows.

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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