The White House Guest House
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The White House Guest House

A6 Off The M6, Clifton, Penrith CA10 2EL England
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4.5
#1 of 2 guest houses in Clifton
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The White House Guest House offers four star accommodation with a Full English a la carte breakfast. Whether on business or pleasure we offer guests comfortable accommodation for visiting the Lake District or a stopover on your journey North or South. The Guest House can be found in the village of Clifton just two miles South of Penrith which is at the junction of the A6, A66 and J 40 of the M6. The original property was built in 1765 and still retains a cosy cottage feel, with modern amenities. On site parking, a locked garage for your bicycle and countryside walks for your dogs, means you can fully relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Caroline T wrote a review Jan 2020
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I decided that 2020 was going to be the year I explore more of the UK, and having a dog, I need places that are dog-friendly. Never having been to the Lake District, I opted for The White House Guest House as it was recommended by a friend. It was a great choice! Easy to find just off the motorway, with parking, and dog friendly. We were greeted by the owner and immediately made to feel comfortable, with doggie treats and water included. The guest house is spacious, very clean, and comfortable. My room had a great view, the bed was super comfortable and it was very quiet. The guest lounge is cosy and comfortable with books, games, and a microwave for guests to use. A fire for colder nights, comfortable sofas, and a dining table. Breakfast was included, and good, with my coffee waiting for me at the requested time. The owners were friendly and informative, recommending the pub just a few minutes walk away for dinner (also dog friendly) and places to explore / walk the next day. I would certainly go back again, and for longer next time. A great base from which to explore the Lake District, and very welcoming.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Prue H, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 18 Jan 2020
We welcome you both back with open arms!
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Becky0210 wrote a review Jun 2020
Hereford, England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could not believe my luck when I found this B&B which could legally offer accommodation for one guest, even in the shutdown. Prue and her dogs live there all the year round. Everything was perfect. The bed, bathroom, breakfast, banter and even the weather combined to make an easy comfortable overnight stay. The one niggle was the noise of the M6 close by, but it was not enough to be a nuisance..
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The back is probably a bit quieter at night,
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Barry B wrote a review Jul 2021
Kettering, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on the way back from a motorcycle tour of the Scottish Highlands in June 2021. First off, Prue is a lovely lady and incredibly helpful and accommodating. Having been riding all day we were tired and so, having offloaded our luggage, we popped into town to get takeaway food. When we returned, Prue had put out plates, cutlery and glasses in the library for us.

There is tarmacked off road parking, essential on a bike, and Prue also offered the use of the garage to put our bikes in for the night.

I opted for the single room with separate bathroom and I will say that the bedroom is a little on the small side, especially with loads of biking gear. That said the bed was comfortable. Having a separate bathroom wasn't an issue for me, but there is no shower, which I realise would be difficult given the layout of the room. It's been many years since I last had a bath so that was an interesting experience. Both the bedroom and bathroom were very clean.

Breakfast was served in the dining room and was first class. Prue only uses quality ingredients and it certainly shows in the standard of her breakfast.

Despite the fact that the single room is a little small, I enjoyed my stay and would certainly stay there again. 10/10
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 3 Jul 2021
Looking forward to having you back.....double room for your gear next time 🤣
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chestnut2018 wrote a review Feb 2022
Workington, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely old house but with good modern amenities. Lovely comfy beds. Most rooms are en suite and the other one (single) has a private bathroom with a REAL bath as well as a shower. There is a lovely lounge to sit and relax in, with a good selection of books to borrow. In the summer it is great to sit out in the garden. Take your own wine and Prue will lend you the glasses. Plenty of grass on hand for exercising your dog plus there is a good walk in amongst woodland, just behind the property. The breakfast is great. I have never known such a helpful and friendly landlady. Prue goes out of her way to welcome you. There are a number of places to eat in the area. The George and Dragon is in the village just down the road and is dog friendly, though you need to tell them when you book. There is a great Sunday carvery in Eamont Bridge (Crown Inn) also dog friendly, that during the week offers Thai food. Around the area are other good eateries but if you are looking for cheap and cheerful there are takeaways and pubs like Wetherspoon in Penrith itself, just a few miles up the road. Its only 15 mins to Pooley Bridge and Ullswater. I intend going again....and again....and again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 12 Feb 2022
You and your wee doggie will be more than welcome. See you soon :)
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Smal wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just had a 4 night family break at The White House and all had a really lovely relaxing stay. Prue is so welcoming and helpful and made us all feel very comfortable - especially as the weather sometimes restricted us getting out and about we felt we could still relax at the guesthouse and enjoyed playing games. The breakfasts were delicious too and accommodated all our dietary requirements! Thank you so much Prue, we definitely hope to come back before too long!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 31 Oct 2021
You are so welcome. See you again when the weather is better!
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lal wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place! Spacious and clean rooms, great breakfast, quiet location and pet friendly! What more can you ask for? The new owner goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. You feel totally at home ( and it helps when the Lake District throws some bad weather at you...). Will come back in the summer to enjoy the area!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prue H, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Looking forward to that. So much to explore.
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Simon T wrote a review Jun 2021
Weston, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on the way back from a short tour of Scotland, and were really impressed by this lovely cottage and it’s ideal location close to the lakes. The room was beautiful with bay windows overlooking the lovely gardens and fields beyond. Prue was a wonderful host who couldn’t do enough to help and breakfast was superb! Shame we arrived too late to enjoy cocktails in the garden bar but will definitely book again! Would recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mummyooper wrote a review May 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean comfortable and friendly.
Pru gave us a nice welcome
Excellent hot breakfast
Delicious coffee
Comfortable bed and thick fluffy towels.
Would be happy to stay there again
Great location for lovely walks and lovely pubs nearby
Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 21 May 2021
Many thanks.
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GeoffShutt wrote a review Dec 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The White House is in a quiet village close to Penrith and only a few miles off the M1. It is ideally situated for access to the Lake District, especially the North Lakes. The owner, Pru, is very friendly and welcoming. This large, converted cottage is full of character and the rooms are comfortable. The breakfast is excellent and uses first class, local produce. The local George & Dragon is a short walk away, is part of the Lowther Estate (Castle nearby) and serves wonderful food. We will come back here whenever we revisit the Lakes.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Many thanks. Making you relaxed and comfortable is our goal. By the way, for other guests reading this, we are close to the M6. J40. Merry Christmas to all.
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Wayne M wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually stayed Dec 2021 but better late then never and I am heading back to stay Jan 2023. We stayed with Prue for 1 night en-route to Glasgow for Christmas and stayed in the family room so 4 plus our Cockapoo ! Prue was very helpful and accommodating and there is a very homely feel about the house despite its size. We slept very well and had a lovely breakfast the next morning with the other friendly guests. Highly recommended and it will be my stop off for ever more ! There are some lovely walks locally and almost opposite is the Jacobean resting place of some of Bonnie Prince’s men prior to Culloden moor in Scotland.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prue Harrison, Owner at The White House Guest House
Responded 29 Jan 2023
Lovely history lesson!
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8A51 asked a question Sept 2019
14 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi, are you dog friendly? Thanks, Abby
Answer from Prue H
3 contributions
Absolutely :) They pay a small cash token, but get spoilt in return.
Penrith, United Kingdom
Hi, My contact details are 01768865115 or 07769934581. You may have had difficulty contacting me this week due to a landline fault with BT. It is now up and running after 1 week without telephone or internet. Helen
kelly_zoe1 asked a question Sept 2015
N.W. England14 contributions22 helpful votes
Suitable for wheelchair-user (+ pusher)?
Penrith, United Kingdom
Hi, Sorry but we do not have disabled accommodation, all rooms are upstairs. Thanks for your enquiry. Helen
Scubiesangel wrote a tip Dec 2023
Longton, United Kingdom87 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing. Huge parking area and place to walk your dog. Two entrances if you miss the first."
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abs0501 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Peterlee, United Kingdom74 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There’s a whole leaflet display as you go into the house, has loads of activities for everyone"
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Iain_and_Kate wrote a tip Sept 2022
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask Prue for recommendations on places to eat locally; we had a great meal at The Crown."
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travellady106 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Brandon, Florida55 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the owner if you have special needs. She is a dog lover. So looks like animals are allowed."
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chestnut2018 wrote a tip Feb 2022
Workington, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great."
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PRICE RANGE
£106 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The White House Experience
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrithClifton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about The White House Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The White House Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut House (4.2 miles), Brougham Castle (1.6 miles), and Lowther Castle and Gardens (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The White House Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee.
What food & drink options are available at The White House Guest House?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The White House Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The White House Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grants of CastleGate, Restaurant, 1863 Restaurant, and La Casita.
Is The White House Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Clifton.
Are pets allowed at The White House Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The White House Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brougham Castle (1.6 miles), Long Meg and her Daughters (4.7 miles), and Penrith Castle (2.6 miles).