New House Farm

Lorton, Cumbria

In the quieter north-western Lake District, against a backdrop of fields and fells, this whitewashed farmhouse B&B mixes rustic charm with romance. More

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In the quieter north-western Lake District, against a backdrop of fields and fells, this whitewashed farmhouse B&B mixes rustic charm with romance. 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 the stunning scenery and lawned garden, it’s popular for weddings held either in the hayloft of the Victorian barn, above the tea room, or newly restored cart shed. (B&B and tea room availability fits around these bookings.) ‘Wonderful’ host Hazel Thompson, who greets guests with a cream tea, has furnished bedrooms to maintain their historic character – exposed-stone walls and beams – while adding touches of luxury. There are thick curtains, large brass beds and four-posters, country antiques, rich colours and huge bathrooms, most with a slipper bath or air 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 fire-warmed 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. 1 in Stable, 1 in Old Dairy.

Open

all year except 23 Dec–2 Jan, and every Sat and most Tues (for weddings), tea room open April–Nov.

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

by arrangement.

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 £180, singles from £90. Min. 2-night stay.

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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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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide