Good Hotel Guide Review
In the scenic Vale of Lorton, in the peaceful northwest corner of the Lake District national park, Hazel Thompson’s Grade II listed farmhouse B&B stands against a beautiful backdrop of fells. The landscape is a photographer’s dream, and weddings are hosted in the original hayloft and cart shed, so call ahead and check availability if you want to stay or visit the tea rooms which are in the old milking parlour. Overnight guests are welcomed with a cream tea, and have use of the garden on balmy evenings. Bedrooms, two in outbuildings, are named after their views or former function. They have period furnishings, original features but contemporary art and a modern bathroom. The ground-floor Old Dairy and Stable each have an antique four-poster. The former has exposed stone walls and a double-ended slipper bath. Whiteside has a double air-jet bath. Swinside (source of the house spring water) has a double power shower with body jets. You might dine at the pub in Lorton, two miles away, or drive six miles to Wordsworth’s birthplace, Cockermouth, for a host of golden opportunities. Reports, please.
5. 1 in Stable, 1 in Old Dairy.
all year but closed for weddings. Tea room open April-November. Closed every Saturday, and some Tuesdays.
entrance hall, 2 lounges, dining room, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (garden, streams, woods, field, lake and river, safe bathing 2 miles), unsuitable for disabled.
‘clean and dry’ dogs with own bed allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night), not in public rooms.
per room 1-2 nights. B&B £180– with a complimentary cream tea on arrival. Please inquire for longer stays.