5. 1 in stable, 1 in Old Dairy.
entrance hall, 2 lounges, dining room, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (garden, hot tub, streams, woods, field, lake and river, safe bathing 2 miles), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 6.
‘clean and dry’ dogs with own bed allowed in bedrooms (£20 per night), not in public rooms.
per room B&B £120–£180. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends in peak season.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A ‘wonderful hot tub in the grounds’ is one of the unexpected delights of Hazel Thompson’s B&B in the Vale of Lorton, close to Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock Water. The ‘new’ house and adjoining barn are Grade II listed, 18th-century, surrounded by open fields, woods and streams, against a theatrical backdrop of the Lakeland fells. All bedrooms are highly individual and well appointed. Both the Old Dairy and the Stable have a solid-oak four-poster – Old Dairy also sports a Victorian-style bathroom and double-ended freestanding slipper bath. Three spacious main-house rooms have similar character, including Swinside with a double power shower and body jets. On cold days, a huge open fire burns in the tearoom with tables in the old cow byres, where light lunches, cakes and ice creams are served from spring to autumn. It closes for weddings and events, so phone ahead instead of swinging by for tea – or Cumberland ham, Solway shrimps, or Whitby scampi and chips. There’s a beamed residents’ lounge with deep fireside sofas, substantial cooked breakfasts, while Wordsworth’s birthplace, Cockermouth, with restaurants and Jennings brewery, is just six miles away. (JS)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.