Brownber Hall

Newbiggin-on-Lune, Cumbria

‘As soon as we entered, we knew this was going to be special. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘As soon as we entered, we knew this was going to be special.’ Readers offered high praise in 2019 after visiting Amanda and Peter Jaques-Walker’s Victorian country house. ‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay,’ report others. The owners, London escapees, are ‘charming, attentive’ hosts who run a ‘luxurious, eclectically furnished’ Dales property with interiors by a former Soho House architect. Prints, etchings and photos line the public rooms, while the ‘tranquil’, ‘well-appointed’ upstairs bedrooms have a ‘comfortable’ bed, and ‘good attention to little details’ from 100 Acres toiletries to the offer of fresh milk and mineral water. The best room, at the front, yields ‘never-ending’ green views to Howgill Fells. ‘Clever touches’ include individually adjustable bedside reading lights, the lounge’s original 1950s honesty bar, a sideboard laden with cakes including ‘delicious home-made banana and chocolate loaf’. New this year, Peter’s stone-baked sourdough pizzas: ‘the best we’ve ever tasted’. Morning brings an ‘excellent, locally sourced’ breakfast with ‘perfectly cooked’ dishes including scrambled eggs and spinach; waffles and streaky bacon. (Christina Voong, and others)

Hotel details


Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4NX


015396 23208




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

MC, Visa.


B&B single £70, double £100–£220. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused busy weekends.