Enjoy a photo perfect Lake District New Year break!

Catbells at Sunrise one New Year. (Photo courtest of http://www.petebarnesphotography.co.uk/2009/01/02/cat-bells-and-derwent-water/)

Catbells at Sunrise one New Year. (Photo courtest of http://www.petebarnesphotography.co.uk/2009/01/02/cat-bells-and-derwent-water/)

The New Year is just 3 weeks hence, and I thought I would add some photographs of what New Year in the Lake District National Park is and can look like. I remember that the first year we were here no snow was forthcoming until 31st December. The following day, all the snow that had fallen was already melting away by mid-morning, although the village kids had already made good use of the snow for sledging and building snowmen.

Having fun on New Year’s Day in 2009 is this skater gleefully ice-skating on Elterwater!

An intrepid skater skates gleefully on a partly frozen Elterwater. Photo courtesy of http://www.windermere-way.co.uk/news/blog_files/category-windermere.html.

An intrepid skater skates gleefully on a partly frozen Elterwater. Photo courtesy of http://www.windermere-way.co.uk/news/blog_files/category-windermere.html.

And here is another photo of Elterwater in all its winter glory for everyone to enjoy. This picturesque lake is only 20 minutes’ drive from Blenheim Lodge, our Lake District guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere.

elterwater winter, lake district

Enjoy a walk by lovely Elterwater, framed here in the background by snow covered mountains. (Photo by Andrew Heptinstall, courtesy of http://www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

I found another photo on Cumbria Crack of beautiful Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District National Park.

A 2011 photo of Ullswater entitled, 'cruise into the new year and indulge in dramatic Ullswater-winter scenery.' Photo courtesy of http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2011/12/19/cruise-into-the-new-year-and-indulge-in-dramatic-ullswater-winter-scenery'.

A 2011 photo of Ullswater entitled, ‘cruise into the new year and indulge in dramatic Ullswater-winter scenery.’ Photo courtesy of http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2011/12/19/cruise-into-the-new-year-and-indulge-in-dramatic-ullswater-winter-scenery’.

Joining the South Central Lakes to Ullswater is England’s highest road open to motor traffic – the Kirkstone Pass. Beginning just five minutes’ drive from our Bed and Breakfast and then traversing mountain tops and valleys, it takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from Blenheim Lodge to Ullswater over the Kirkstone Pass.

kirkston pass, windermere, lake district

Looking towards misty Windermere from Kirkstone Pass. (Photo courtesy of http://www.lakelandcam.co.uk.)

I love the Winter season in the Lakes, and hope that there will be snow over the New Year near us. Today has seen our first smattering of snow at Blenheim Lodge, but there is none to speak of at the moment as I write: as the covering was so light, much of it had melted by mid-afternoon. However, where photographers dare to tread, there is still much of the white stuff to be seen.

'A winter wonderland this morning, at the Sawrey Ground Intake' - description and photo by lakelandcam.co.uk.

  ‘A winter wonderland this morning, at the Sawrey Ground Intake’ on 12.12.14 – quotation and photo by http://www.lakelandcam.co.uk.

Pretty scenes of snow outside and the warm glow of a welcoming home inside immediately bring to mind a cosy place to relax and indulge in the peace and tranquillity of a New Year holiday away from one’s normally busy life. The Lake District National Park is itself so gorgeous, with amazing secluded pockets that instil that soothing stillness not normally found in the frenetic pace of daily life. Blenheim Lodge is also our home, and it is always our hope that our guests will always find our home – also our guests’ home from home during their stay with us – a retreat and serene place to stay.

A Winter scene quite out of sync with our current warm May weather in Bowness-on-Windermere. I chose this photo of Windermere as seen from Brantfell viewpoint which is 40 minutes' walk from the access gate a minute's stroll from our guest house, because the mountains, fells, water, and sunshine reflected on the snow makes me think of God's creative genius and how we are all part of His creation. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

A Winter scene of Lake Windermere and the fells as seen from Brantfell viewpoint which is 40 minutes’ walk from our guest house. (Photo courtesy of http://www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

So, if you need a break from the daily grind or simply wish to escape the madding crowd just before you return to work in New Year 2015, why not consider a little holiday in the Lakes? Stay with us at Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, where you have all the conveniences of larger conurbations as well as the immediate magnificence of the lakes and fells that surround you to delight in. We are centrally located and it is easy to get about to admire and enjoy these beautiful sights as well as the many Lake District attractions. Book any three nights with us and we will include a ballotin of eight handmade chocolate truffles with your stay free of charge.

The Attic, a bedroom at Blenheim Lodge guest house, with Louis XV bed.

The Attic is on the second floor of our guest house and guests staying in this characterful room will enjoy panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells from the Velux window. It is priced at £58 per person per night for the New Year period.

An amazing view of Lake Windermere from most of our rooms at Blenheim Lodge. Do come and visit with us for a quiet, relaxing break.

An amazing view of Lake Windermere and the fells from The Attic and also from many of our rooms at Blenheim Lodge. Do come and visit with us for a quiet, relaxing break.

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.’

Visit our website: www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440

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