Brownber Hall

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 623208

Victorian country house overlooking the Howgill Fells. Walks from the door, good breakfasts – space galore to bring family and friends too


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Peter and Amanda, London escapees keen on cycling and walking, have stylishly restored this big old house, adding contemporary touches and all the comforts. The atmosphere is relaxed and sociable, there’s an honesty bar with local craft beers and excellent wines, plenty of space to chill, and heaps of bedrooms with deeply comfortable beds to choose from. The rooms at the front have the views. Breakfast tables have white cloths and wild flower posies; wake to homemade granola, sausages, bacon, sourdough toast and great coffee. Join the Coast to Coast path by foot or bike, hop on the wonderfully scenic Settle to Carlisle railway.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Dog friendly rooms available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Water bowls and towels for cleaning off muddy dogs.

Dogs £5 per stay.

Lots of glorious dog walks straight from the front door. 2 dog-friendly rooms, 1 downstairs.

Dinner for walkers available by arrangement. Pub/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £70
Dogs £5. Cot available, £10. Extra bed available £15 per night with breakfast included.
1 Suite for 2
From £180
4 Doubles
From £100
1 Single
From £70
2 Twin/doubles
From £120



Had a most enjoyable stay. We were very well looked after in this lovely old house. Homemade pizzas and breakfasts were excellent.

Ian, Edinburgh

The owner Peter is the nicest and most helpful host that you could ever wish for ( and we're not even related!) By chance, he is a sourdough expert and kindly gave me advice that has improved my bread beyond recognition, worth the stay just for that.


Peter and Amanda are brilliant hosts. We felt very relaxed and it was wonderful to return from a tramp in the hills, to be able to sit beside a roaring fire with a pot of tea and a slice of delicious home made cake.

Anne, Leeds

We stayed at Brownber Hall - after visiting the once before we took my parents for a weekend treat. We had a fabulous time. Brownber Hall is comfortable and so friendly - like visiting friends with a great house and with the bonus that they make great pizzas. The rooms are warm and cosy, great walks on the doorstep and interesting places to visit nearby. We’ll definitely be going back and taking other people we love.


A wonderfully chilled hotel. Gorgeous views, great walks on the doorstep, fabulous food, fantastic hosts, comfortable rooms, warm and friendly sitting areas. A great ‘get away from it all’. We’ll definitely be back.

Ann, Manchester

Needing a halfway stop on my way to Scotland, in the countryside but not too far from the major routes, I booked for dinner in addition to the B&B. Following a warm welcome and an introduction to a very comfortable room, I enjoyed one of the best pizzas I've had in a long time for, although their menu is quite small, what they offer is very well prepared. There was a nice selection of local bottled beer available too. Following a very comfortable night and an excellent breakfast, I left well satisfied. Only a lack of availability on my chosen travel dates has prevented me visiting again.

Anthony, Surbiton

We returned to Brownber Hall to find that Amanda and Peter have been very busy making improvements to the accommodation over the winter months. Th Hotel now boasts a younger, fresher and luxurious feel, replacing the old fashioned rather stuffy feel they inherited when they bought the Hall in 2016 . There is an honesty bar and obvious potential to develop the food and beverage side of the business. Breakfast is outstanding and the best we have discovered. Highlights are their own granola, fruit compote, superb cooked food all beautifully served and presented.

Barbara, Bridport

Fabulous place. Great accommodation, breakfasts to die for and the nicest hosts you could wish to meet. So relaxing and wonderful views and walks. All this plus resident red squirrels - what more could anyone want? A truly outstanding experience - I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Jan, Burton upon trent

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter Jaques & Amanda Walker

  • We are within the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, and well placed for day trips into the Lake District. We are just ten minutes from Junction 38 (Tebay) on the M6, making us the ideal stop off to break up long journeys.
  • We are a 2 mile walk from the village of Ravenstonedale, which boasts two cosy pubs, both serving excellent food.We overlook the Howgill Fells - the perfect place to go walking in splendid isolation, with only the wild fell ponies for company.
  • Two classic long distance footpaths – the Coast to Coast and the Dales High Way - run right past Brownber Hall. If you don’t fancy dragging all your spare clothes around, there are a number of bag carrying companies who can do the hard work for you!
  • Our favourite walk right from the front door (about a 2 hour round trip) is through the Smardale Gill Nature Reserve to the Smardale Gill Viaduct. This is a real hidden treasure, tucked away in a secluded valley holding sights of historical interest.
  • Road cyclists can explore the network of quiet lanes surrounding the house, which lead to some fantastic routes and some more challenging climbs, such as Tan Hill or the Lakes & Dales Loop. We can provide safe storage for bikes in the basement.
  • We are one of the darkest sky areas in England, which provides great opportunities for star gazing – particularly up on the fell behind the Hall. Rusty the red squirrel is a regular unofficial guest at Brownber Hall. He usually likes to put on a good show