Lowther House in Whitehaven was a real joy to find. The place is not heavily promoted and to be honest I only chose it because the options for myself and three friends starting a cycling trip across country were limited.
How lucky we were to be left with this option. Trevor the owner takes hospitality to a new level. This venture is obviously a labour of love and his enthusuiasm shines through.
We were greeted with tea/ coffee and homemade cake before being shown to our splendid, spacious rooms.
Trevor had an immense knowledge of the town and its history and was keen to help one of our party with information about his family tree which had connections with the area. His recommendation for dinner proved to be a winner and upon our return we were treated to wine and cheese and biscuits (touches which went far beyond the usual).
Our breakfast was fantastic with award winning local produce. Our bikes were secure overnight and there really was nothing to fault.
The only problem was we had to cycle away after just one night. Would really have liked to stay longer. Have no hesitation in reccommending this place. I really wasn't expecting to find this quality in a small town. I would definitely go back.
- Also Known As:
- Lowther House Whitehaven, Cumbria