I had mucked up the bookings for the beginning of the Coast to Coast walk and had my mate and me in St Bee's a day early. I realised this only a few days before we flew out of Australia and frantically searched for beds for the extra night.
I got onto John and he was able to give us a twin room. Sheer relief and what a lucky find, thought I....a manor house with a vacancy. John kindly picked us up at St Bee's Station and drove us "home". The "manor" turned out to be a fairly new and modern build and we were shown to a great room on the first floor, spacious and with a good ensuite bathroom. The bathroom did have an "interesting" shower screen that, because neither of us is an engineer, saw us struggling to stop the bathroom flooding, but this is small stuff in the scheme of things.
The B&B is comfortable, warm, secure and quiet! The beds were comfortable, we slept well, and we found John and Mandy to be excellent hosts. They advised us on local restaurants, and their advice was so good that we went back to Blacksmiths in Bigrigg both nights we were in St Bee's. They served us a great breakfast and were extremely hospitable. Because we couldn't check into our next B&B until the afternoon, John kindly drove us to a local laundrette so we could fill in the hours making sure we had clean gear for our walk!
John can be a bit off in his directions, more around distance than anything else. He told us we could walk to a couple of places - we got cabs and were very glad we did as the mile or two quickly turned into five or more!
Am I complaining? No, definitely not! Both of us enjoyed this stay. It is great to be with people who take pride in what they are doing. I'd stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Western Lakes Accommodation Ellerbeck Manor is a stunning barn conversion set in the secluded rural countryside near the historic villages of St.Bees 1 mile and Egremont 2 miles converted to the highest standards by the owners in 2010, all bedrooms have en-suite facilities, wet rooms, and underfloor heating throughout maintaining the old features of the barn alongside all the modern facilities of today's living standards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ellerbeck Manor St Bees, Cumbria