We were recommended this B&B by some friends who had stayed when the place was in the hands of the previous owners. Our hosts, Jane and Zen, were incredibly helpful with suggestions of walks and places to eat (there's a fabulous pub, the Kirkstile Inn, not far away, with a microbrewery, homemade pies and a roaring log fire - a pretty perfect pub within reach of a pretty perfect B&B).
Jane and Zen created a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere that we've sometimes found absent in B&Bs. Our room, with four-poster bed, was very tastefully decorated, with views over the fells. Breakfasts were fantastic - the homemade compotes were a lovely extra touch.
We're so glad we drove a few extra miles to get to this corner of the lakes - it's a stunning area and feels wonderfully remote, but is still pretty well connected for getting back to the motorway.
This was one of the lovliest places we've ever stayed, and now we've caught the Lake District bug, we'll definitely be going back.
- Also Known As:
- The Old Homestead Cockermouth, Cumbria