Drybeck Hall

Bed & Breakfast

Cumbrian hospitality at its best – an old family farmhouse, open fire, country-pretty rooms and home-grown veg. Roam open fields and woods


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, looking south to fields, woodland and beck, this Grade II* listed, 1679 farmhouse has blue painted mullion windows and exposed beams. Expect a deeply traditional home with good furniture, open fire and pictures of Anthony’s predecessors looking down on you benignly; the family has been in the area for 800 years. Comfortable bedrooms have pretty floral fabrics and oak doors; bathrooms are simple but sparkling. Lulie is relaxed and charming and a good cook: enjoy a full English with free-range eggs in the sunny dining room, and home-grown vegetables and often game for dinner. A genuine slice of history.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • 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

Dinner, 3 courses, £25. Pub/restaurant 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £50.
1 Twin
From £100
1 Double
From £100


The Hothfields were excellent, attentive hosts. Our room was very comfortable, with a view of pastoral Cumbria. Lulie is an exceptional cook, servicing us a wonderful pheasant dinner and three wonderful breakfasts. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. It's a great location for exploring Cumbria.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lulie & Anthony Hothfield

  • Visit Lowther Castle and its recently restored gardens
  • The garden at Levens Hall with its unique topiary and nearby Sizergh Castle.
  • The Theatre-on-the-Lake at Keswick which stands on the banks of Derwentwater Lake.
  • Take the steamer on Lake Ullswater and visit the beautiful house and garden at Dalemain.
  • Visit Abbot Hall Gallery in Kendal and the Arts and Crafts house Blackwell with its magnificent views over Lake Windermere.
  • Explore the Castles of Lady Anne Clifford at Brougham, Brough, Appleby and Pendragon.