We have lived at Blenheim Lodge in the Lake District National Park now for 11 years; and each year, the New Year period has been different. Being new to the area, we had expected snow during this period, but found, particularly to the children’s chagrin, that there was none! Then, on 31st December itself, we looked out of our windows to see snowflakes drifting silently onto the landscape. What a wonderful time the kids had! They took their sleds and walked up Brantfell at the back of our house to enjoy an amazing day sledging with their school friends.
In 2003, our second year at Blenheim Lodge, we found again that there was no snow at all until 31st December. (The one distinguishing factor regarding 31st December in both 2002 and 2003 was that that was the only date it snowed over the New Year period. How odd!) This time, with the children being rather bolder, they decided to go further afield on the open fell behind Blenheim Lodge in order to find better sledding and snowman-building opportunities.
It was during one of our earlier years at Blenheim Lodge that we welcomed a lovely Japanese gentleman for a New Year break. He was travelling on his own and so we asked him whether he would like to join us for dinner one evening. Despite a slight language barrier, it was really nice to get to know him a little. He has been back to stay with us a few times since, and we always share a meal or meals with him when he comes.
It was in 2008 that we closed for New Year for the very first time. We do not normally make a conscious decision to open for the New Year period until October or November, which we know is rather chancing it for getting bookings especially during the recession. Since then, we have again closed for the New Year period two or three times more. I have to admit that closing for New Year gives us a chance to get away for a break ourselves in order to spend time with close family.
This year, we decided to open for New Year only around mid-November 2013. We still have vacancies and are offering 10% discount off our New Year rates. If you or anyone you know is still looking for B&B accommodation in a safe, quiet and peaceful environment close to a lake, fells, and a bustling community within an easy 5-minute walk, do consider staying in our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. Remember that these discounts are available only when contacting us directly by phone or email or by using the BOOK ONLINE buttons on our blog or website. If booking online, make sure to put your dates in first as the DISCOUNTED price will not show until you have searched for the dates you require. We would be delighted to welcome you!
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