Lowthwaite

Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1768 482343
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An immensely peaceful haven in the fells. Comfy beds, delicious food, bird-filled gardens and hosts who go that extra mile - guests love it!

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Leave your worries behind as you head up the lanes to the farmhouse tucked into the fell. Jim, ex-hiking guide, and Danish Tine are charming, helpful and well-travelled. Their barn is dotted with Tanzanian furniture and your peaceful bedrooms are in the view-filled wing. Beds are made of recycled dhow wood, sparkling bathrooms sport organic soaps; the garden room has its own patio. Breakfasts with homemade granola, bread and muffins are delicious – perhaps halloumi with mushrooms, tomatoes and egg or smoked salmon with creamed spinach. Birds galore in the garden, a trickling stream… endless fells to explore too – advice is happily given.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm-9pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
1 December - 31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs 2.5 miles. Packed lunch £4.50-£8.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £70-£83. Extra bed/sofabed available £35 per person per night.
3 Twin/doubles
From £100
1 Family room for 4
From £110

Accommodation

Reviews

We have been staying at Lowthwaite for many years now. Set in a quiet location yet within easy reach of Keswick. You can walk straight from the accommodation. The breakfasts are always a feast with excellent home cooking & baking. We will continue to visit.

Louise, Stoke- on -Trent

We have been visiting the Lake District for over thirty years, and our stay at this property was by far the best. From the moment we stepped through the doors, Jim made us welcome. We stayed in the Garden room. What a treat; red squirrels on the doorstep, and a family of woodpeckers nearby. The garden was a haven for various finches and it was a treat to just sit and watch. A pure delight. There is a tv in the room, but it wasn’t switched on. Breakfast was fabulous. High quality and so much choice. Tine also served up homemade muffins everyday with different fillings. In one word. Fantastic!

Lisa & Dave, Middlesbrough

Perfect! Beautiful, quiet, more than comfortable, immaculately clean, amazing breakfasts and delicious sandwich or salad lunches available (also perfect for supper if you fancy a quiet night in). Perfect for walkers. Just get up and go! Jim and Tina were so lovely right from the start - patiently and graciously responding to emails even before I'd been able to confirm my booking. I really can't wait to return.

Kate, London

A return visit to Lowthwaite after a number of years and a joy to be back in spite of mixed weather. Delicious home produced breakfasts, an excellent room with wonderful furniture, art and artifacts from Tine's and Jim's time in Tanzania, and looking down on feeders for birds (including siskin, green finch, long-tailed and coal tit), and a red squirrel and the sound of a cuckoo in the close vicinity. Idyllic! Jim recommended a meal at the Horse and Feather in Dacre: spot on!

Simon and Elaine, Kingswood, Frodsham

Outstanding B&B. Lovely rooms, lovely breakfasts, lovely hosts. Tine and Jim go the extra mile for guests. The home baking is a delight. Location is brilliant - a quieter part of the Lakes with superb walking straight from the door. Close to some great places for dinner too.

Adrian, Birstwith

I cannot fault the standard of the accommodation or the welcome we received. The breakfasts were fabulous, definitely missing them. The room was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Loved seeing the wildlife. We couldn't have asked for anything better.

Christine, Beverley

Jim and Tine extend the warmest of welcomes, the rooms are extremely comfortable and well-equipped (much appreciated after getting soaked on the fells) and the food is delicious. Lowthwaite is a quiet haven, from the door we enjoyed watching the birds, laughing at the antics of the red squirrels and gazing at so many more stars than we can ever see at home. Another wonderful stay.

Emma, Cambridge

A fabulous treat to stay here especially in the Garden Room where one watch the great variety of birds as well as the red squirrels that visit the bird feeder! There are stunning walks from the door [whatever the weather!] including Little Mell, Great Mell and Gowbarrow as well as the Ullswater Way. If one gets drenched [despite waterproofs] Lowthwaite is a warm and welcoming place to return to for that soak in a hot bath with the gorgeous "made in Lakeland" soaps. Breakfasts here are really something to look forward to. The best and kindest of hosts.

Jane, Hereford

First came to stay at Lowthwaite in 2010 and just keep coming back. Jim & Tine are perfect hosts, helpful, friendly and always go the extra mile to make it the best experience for everyone. Rooms are all different and very comfortable, the food is fabulous and the location can't be bettered for a quiet break in beautiful surroundings.

Carol, Merseyside

This B&B can only be recommended. The hosts Tine and Jim make you feel very welcome, the breakfast (and the optional lunch packages) is (are) fantastic, and the rooms are superbly cosy and nice. The B&B is located in the most beautiful landscape. We can‘t wait to get back there.

Martin, Kreuzlingen/CH

Jim and Tine have the best B&B in the Lakes. COVID protocol is first class and you feel safe. Tine’s breakfasts are amazing, such attention to detail, the ingredients used are of the highest quality. We slept deeply and peacefully. Lovely views from all the bedrooms. Wifi is quicker than before but you have to realise that you are in an idyllic area surrounded by beauty. Highly recommended

Martin, Basingstoke

This place is perfect. We stayed two nights and enjoyed it immensely. The description above is completely accurate. Breakfast is the best I've ever had at a B&B - or a hotel for that matter.

Christopher, London

Jim and Tine are welcoming and considerate hosts. We felt very safe and assured that all COVID measures were being taken. The room was very clean and warm; the bed large and extremely comfortable. The bathroom too was spotless and the little 'extras' were appreciated. Breakfasts just wonderful - hard to pick out one thing but the Bircher muesli was delicious. The house is well placed for Ullswater and the northern lakes. As we had family in the area we didn't explore on foot fro the house but would love to return for a more 'serious' walking holiday.

Kay, Marton-in-Cleveland

We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay and felt VERY safe - we commented on the attention to detail and the 'little things' that matter so much (for example the fact that Tine put gloves on to show us round in our room after she had cleaned/disinfected' it so not to contaminate again); it enabled a totally relaxed and care-free stay - leave alone the amazing supply of food and the facilities as well as outstanding beauty. It did help that we were blessed with great weather (mostly..) too! Nothing seemed to be too much trouble - we were able to bring own food and have it microwaved, plates/cutlery etc

Anne, Skelmersdale

Jim and Tine were fine hosts. Jim provided excellent advice on walking routes, some right from Lowthwaite. When we got soaking wet they dried our gear for us. The rooms were clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We were able to view the wide variety of birds on the feeders in the garden while we enjoyed our delicious breakfast in the comfort of the dining room. We stayed five nights and would definitely consider returning.

Simon, Bristol

Perfect in every way. Felt very reassured that every Covid 19 precaution had been taken. Delightful hosts plus the addition of red squirrel sightings thank you

Joanna

Exceptional. We stayed with Jim & Tine for a long 40th birthday weekend retreat up in the Lakes. We could not have picked a better place to stay if we tried a 1000 times! Firstly, All government & COVID regulations were in place in a well organized and professional manner which did not detract whatsoever to the enjoyment of our stay. The area was stunning; secluded, quiet, with some lovely walks on the doorstep of which we took Jims advice with the routes. Our room was spacious, relaxing and with plenty of locally sourced goodies and toiletries 😊 The Breakfasts - WOW!!!

David, Wigan

We have been returning to stay at Lowthwaite for ten years. It is one of the best bed and breakfast accommodation you could wish to stay. The location is quiet and yet within easy reach of Keswick. The beauty is being able to leave your car and walk from the property. This weekend we have watched the Woodpecker feeding from our bedroom window Jim and Tine are wonderful hosts and stop at nothing to make your stay as welcoming, relaxing and pleasurable as can be. The food is fabulous and never disappoints from home made muffins, jams marmalade’s and breads. A real foodie paradise.

Louise, Newcastle under Lyme

We had a wonderful weekend at Lowthwaite, during a wet March. Jim and Tine were great hosts, the rooms are warm and comfortable, the drying room (crucially) very efficent, and the breakfasts magnificent. We watched woodpeckers and a red squirrel on the feeders outside the breakfast room windows, and went for excellent walks recommended by Jim, an experienced walking guide.

Stephen, Sheffield

All was perfect from our arrival to our leaving with plenty of attentions and detail that make the stay even better.

P, Liverpool

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tine & Jim Boving Foster

  • Aira Force waterfall and Gowbarrow fell are just minutes away. Take our favourite half day circular walk there or just a short stroll to the waterfall. Enjoy a cooling dip in the beck in the summer, and see Wordsworth daffodils in the spring.
  • Ullswater is our nearest lake, and we think the most beautiful in the Lake District! Ullswater Steamers offer a different perspective of the lake and there are great walks combined with the boat trip. Reward yourself with afternoon tea by the lake shore.
  • Want something more challenging? Helvellyn and Blencathra are close by and can be climbed by Striding Edge or Sharp Edge. Less difficult routes are plentiful, and Blencathra is a particularly good mountain for less experienced or younger walkers.
  • Make it a Roman holiday! See the Roman fort at Hardknott pass on the Lake District's most spectacular drive, walk on High Street (part of the Roman road from Ambleside to Penrith), and take a day trip to the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.