We were welcomed with a some afternoon tea and delicious homemade cake and shown to our beautiful room. The views from the room were exceptional - you cant help but start to relax straight away. I was very impressed that the bed was of such a good quality that even a confirmed insomniac like me slept well. The breakfast was very good, and Lorraine and Martin make you feel that nothing is too much trouble. As a gay couple going to stay in a rural hotel, you sometimes have a slight trepidation that you might be met with a cool response (although admittedly its rare). Nothing could have been further from the truth: Martin and Lorraine clearly enjoy their work and it shows in the welcome they give.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury B&B and Self-Catering accommodation in a beautiful Victorian country house with stunning far reaching views, a perfect base for touring the Lake District and Hadrians Wall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hawksdale Lodge Carlisle, Cumbria