Brownber Hall

Drawn by the possibilities for walking, climbing and cycling, ‘enthusiastic, hard-working’ Amanda Walker and Peter Jaques invite visitors to share in Dales living at their lovingly restored Victorian house. More

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Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4NX
015396 23208

Hotel information




all year except Christmas and New Year.


2 lounges (log fire, honesty bar), dining room, free 
Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in public rooms.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £60–£180. 1-night bookings refused on busy weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Drawn by the possibilities for walking, climbing and cycling, ‘enthusiastic, hard-working’ Amanda Walker and Peter Jaques invite visitors to share in Dales living at their lovingly restored Victorian house. Guide inspectors praised the many ‘clever touches’ from a thick, colourful rope acting as the wall’s handrail up the stairs, to handmade cast iron wardrobes. Oblige the ‘tempting’ cakes, available in the reception room (their sign says ‘Please eat me’); carry on into the book-lined sitting room, where drinks are available from the vintage honesty bar, and study the eclectic display of prints, watercolours, etchings and photos. A curving staircase leads up to ‘well-designed’ bedrooms, each with a ‘comfortable’ bed, ‘good lighting’ and ‘plenty of hot water’. A room at the front of the house will let you wake to ‘that wonderful view’, all the way to Howgill Fells. Served in the ‘light, bright’ dining room, on crisp linen, breakfast is ‘excellent’: ‘delicious’ local yogurt, fresh berries, creamy scrambled eggs, ‘proper’ home-baked sourdough bread, home-made marmalade – splendid preparation for a hearty hike to the Dales High Way, observed by resident red squirrels and curious sheep.

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Brownber Hall
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4NX

Guest comments

'Excellent hosts Peter and Amanda set up a well appointed shabby chic country hall with outstanding views across the Howgill Fells. Cake and coffee on tap and honesty bars complete the relaxed feel. The shower and ensuite was one of the best. The evening Ppzza menu could be added to on request, but otherwise was a stroke of genius. If you really wanted more there are a number of fine dining pubs nearby. We were really sad to leave. ' - John Longcroft-Neal - June, 2019
'When wee were greeted at the door by Peter, we knew that this was going to be a special experience. Our room was a beautiful; the views were never-ending green landscapes, and the atmosphere was tranquil. The attention to details was so good, The lounge was quiet and peaceful. The next morning, we enjoyed a locally sourced breakfast feast which was cooked to perfection. ' - CV - January, 2019
'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this luxurious, eclectically furnished B&B. Our hosts were charming and attentive, bedrooms well-appointed with ‘100 Acres ‘ toiletries and offers of fresh milk and mineral water. The food was of the highest quality, home- produced/ locally sourced. The breakfast menu offered a wide choice and the pizzas, bases made with Peter’s own sourdough, were the best we have ever tasted. ' - DT - October, 2018
'We were warmly welcomed to this handsome and historic building. On a wooded hillside, it has magnificent views over green fields and grazing sheep. Our bedroom, reached by a lovely curving staircase, had a wonderful view and a comfortable bed. The "house book" made an interesting read. Breakfast in the bright dining room was excellent - delicious bread. ' - JT - May, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide