I have recently completed an End-to-End cycle ride, and this is one of the B&Bs I stayed in. My plan was to stay in privately owned facilities, rather than chains.
The Cross Keys is easy to find on the main cross roads in Milnthorpe, and an easy alternative to Kendal, just a few miles up the road. I had single occupancy of a double, with a huge bathroom and a good comfortable bed. The windows were old style sash, but double glazed, and a little bit of a faff to open. Breakfast coffee is from a Kenco cartridge system, but if these are the only two things I can find fault with, you will know that it was good quality and good value for money. Don’t follow the crowd and stay in Kendal, unless you have to, have a look at this one instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is surrounded by a wealth of history, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Leighton Moss, and a wide range of visitor attractions Milnthorpe has a long history - its busy Friday street market in the Square dates from 1334. The village's heyday was from the middle of the eighteenth to the middle of the nineteenth centuries when many of the buildings in the centre of the village (now a conservation area) were completed including the present Cross Keys Hotel. When the turnpike road between Kendal and Lancaster was constructed through the village nearly two hundred years ago Milnthorpe became an important staging post and the Cross Keys gained a fine reputation as a coaching inn with stabling for 36 horses ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cross Keys Hotel
- The Cross Keys Hotel Milnthorpe, Cumbria