Right from the first contact on the telephone we felt as if we were welcome guests.
We travelled up on the motorways from the south on the "Flooding Friday from hell" and what should have been a seven hour journey took more than twelve. Christine Watson waited up for us and showed us to our room after we arrived very late, at 10.45pm ,and was only concerned that we were safe and would be comfortable, in spite of being nearly 4 hours later than checking in time.
The underfloor heating thoughout was most welcome and our bedroom was spotless, cosy and very comfortable, and in our en-suite the shower was big enough for a family ! Breakfast was flexible, plentiful and well cooked, with local sausages and eggs and bacon that taste real!
The Old Homestead has been most beautifully and sympathetically renovated and the bedrooms, breakfast room and sitting room are contemporary and yet in keeping with the age of the building. (The view from our window of the Lorton Vale was amazing.) Outside there are flower tubs and wooden seats in the cobbled yard and the setting amid the valley is peaceful and picturesque.
Nothing was too much trouble; our hosts Allan and Christine Watson were most hospitable and yet unintrusive. I cannot recommend this B+B and this less discovered area of the Lakes more highly. We wiil definitely return!!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- The Old Homestead Cockermouth, Cumbria