A sunshiny day

Well, February in the Lake District has fulfilled my expectations as usual. For more than 10 years past, since we began living and working in Bowness-on-Windermere, we have never failed to experience bright lovely days for most of February. Looking out of our windows today, I can see bright sunshine over gorgeous Lake Windermere views. The mountain tops are tipped with light, whilst the lake is glittering under light blue skies.

Everywhere else in the Lake District seems to be having the benefit of this same wonderful weather. It is not a cold day either, although there is a very slight breeze on land and some wind on the water.

tarn hows, lake district scenery

Beautiful Tarn Hows today. (Photo courtesy of www.lakelandcam.co.uk.)

If the weather continues the way it is now, then it bodes well for Valentine’s Day and weekend. What can be more romantic than taking picturesque woodland strolls together or heading up beautiful mountains hand in hand? Imagine walking lakeside promenades or taking a gentle cruise on one of the Lake District’s numerous lakes. Take a picnic with you to a favourite beauty spot that would seem for all the world to belong to you and you alone. Or, if you prefer, visit tiny cafes or country pubs with roaring fires for filling snacks or yummy meals where you can relax in cosy comfort.

I have noticed that the days seem to be much longer now. The light was still strong at 5 pm yesterday. In fact, I do not know whether it is my imagination or not, but I feel that this past winter has not held as many hours of darkness as in the previous ones. Despite the doom and gloom weather predictions of the past two weeks, Bowness-on-Windermere got off lightly as is often the case. I think that forecasters forget that we have a micro climate here.

tarn hows, lake district scenery

A stile to clamber over if walking to Tarn Hows. (Photo taken today courtesy of http://www.lakelandcam.co.uk.)

We still have vacancies for February schools holiday weeks and Valentine’s, so if you fancy a stay in the Lakes during this lovely winter period, do get in touch with us for further information about our rooms and special rates or packages. Yesterday I promised to draw up a Valentine’s package for the busy person who might not have organised everything in time for a romantic weekend. Here it is:


Of course guests can tailor make their own packages, and order bouquets instead of a gift wrapped rose, and add or subtract anything else. We can price it accordingly. Or guests may prefer to take a room only with breakfast.

As for other February dates, we have reduced many of our room rates to 10 % off our midwinter tariffs. Since we have not increased our rates since 4 years back, these prices represent fantastic savings. Meanwhile, forward B&B bookings for 2013 will also receive 10% discount for midweek stays of at least 3 nights’ duration.

Red Carnations

Don’t forget those flowers for Valentine’s! (Photo courtesy of http://flickrhivemind.net/User/desicoconut/Interesting.)

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