Hi dudette, I can't give you any info on that, but we stayed a bit farther south near Coniston, and it was out of the touristy areas and quiet. It was Browside B&B, Little Arrow, Coniston ... check the reviews. Good luck!
Thanks halfBrit will check. I looked again at New House and it is pretty pricey at least it says so in the Keswick travel guide. I hadn/t seen that before I posted. There seem to be plenty of smaller B&B in a reasinable range. But I wonder now if a hotel is better because if you feel like comingback in the day tiem and take a nap or not go out in the evening and just read, it might be more appropriate than ina B&B. Am I correct in this?
Okay, I'm confused by your question! Once your B&B room is cleaned in the morning, you often do not see your host/hostess again, unless you want to. So, would you feel comfortable coming back after an exursion to take a nap? Yes. Would you feel comfortable just staying in your room and reading in the evening? Yes.
There is a range of B&B types. Some are "purpose built", and are designed somewhat more like a very small motel. You may even have a private entrance. Many more are just large homes wherein you enter through an entry hall, and thence to your room. Most have "guest lounges" for the exclusive use of guests, some do not. Some have separate dining rooms, some simply set up a table in the lounge for breakfast, then remove it.
Nearly 100% now have ensuite bathrooms, satellite TV, tea& coffee makings in the room, hairdryers. A very few have fridges. One in Scotland graciously did our laundry at no charge!
There is a rating and inspection process for B&B's. I would recommend at least the three-diamond; four-diamond are nicer still.
We stayed in 22 different B&B's during a very long trip last year; all were pleasant and some were outstanding!
We used these two guides:
We preferred staying on farms as we have a small farm here on the Oregon coast, and are used to peace & quiet. The second web site is the same company that publishes what is known as the Little Green Book.
Thanks a bunch! I forget where I was but it was either Ireland or England and we were told we were expected to be out of the house after breakfast, not to hang around, but of course it was politely said; that maybe the hostess had things to do around the huse and guests might be underfoot---or I got the ipressin that it was a bed (for the night) and a breakfast and not meant as aq place to stay all day, unlike a hotle where you can do what you want. I will check out the websites you mentioned. Thanks
Dudette, New House Farm has received very good reviews here on Trip Advisor (or "Adviser", as of course it should be). I haven't stayed there, but I have eaten there - they do lunches - and can vouch for the quality of the cooking and the welcome, both of which have been excellent over the past three years. I gather it's a great place to stay, too.
Lorton Vale is lovely: quite unspoiled and quiet. Nearby Cockermouth is a typical working Lake District town - few of the usual tourist shops, and all the better for it IMV - and is home to the Jennings brewery, which produces excellent beer. You're not too far from the fleshpots of Keswick, either.
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