New House Farm

Lorton, Cumbria

Away from the Lake District’s hot spots, in quiet Lorton Vale north of Buttermere, this whitewashed farmhouse B&B mixes rustic authenticity with modern comforts. More

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Away from the Lake District’s hot spots, in quiet Lorton Vale north of Buttermere, this whitewashed farmhouse B&B mixes rustic authenticity with modern comforts. Dating from the 17th century, and enlarged in Georgian times, it retains original features of slate-flagged floors, open beams, sturdy oak doors and big fireplaces. With its backdrop of fields and fells, lawned garden and atmospheric spaces – including a hayloft, cart shed and milking parlour – it’s a popular wedding venue. (B&B and tea room availability fit around these bookings.) Ever-cheery owner Hazel Thompson greets guests with a cream tea to take in the fire-warmed sitting room or on the lawn. Spacious bedrooms are rich with character – exposed-stone walls, oak beams – luxuriously updated with thick curtains, brass beds and four-posters, and country antiques. Bathrooms are huge, with perhaps a roll-top bath. With those views, you won’t mind the lack of TVs. Two rooms are separate from the farmhouse, with private entrances. Breakfast is a homely affair in the cosy dining room while supper options include the local pub or Kirkstile Inn, three miles away.

Hotel details

Address

Lorton
Cockermouth
Cumbria
CA13 9UU
England

Telephone

07841 159818

Bedrooms

5. 2 on ground floor in adjacent barn.

Open

all year except 23 Dec–2 Jan, and weekends and some weekdays (for weddings), tea room open Apr–Nov, subject to wedding bookings.

Facilities

entrance hall, 2 lounges, dining room, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (garden, fire pit, streams, woods, field, lake and river, safe bathing 2 miles), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘clean and dry’ dogs with own bed allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £190, singles from £90. Min. 2-night stay usually.

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Comments about New House Farm

Stayed here five years running, best B&B in the Lakes, peaceful, quiet, wonderful hot tub in grounds, wonderful host in Hazel Thompson, everything about it is five star, rooms, breakfast, roaring log fire, wish we were still there. - John Thompson - January 2017

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