Brownber Hall

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Parking on-site. 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 £60
Dogs £5. Cot available, £10. Extra bed available £15 per night with breakfast included.
1 Suite for 2
From £130
4 Doubles
From £90
1 Single
From £60
2 Twin/doubles
From £90


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