Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast

An immensely peaceful haven in the fells. Comfy beds, delicious food, bird-filled gardens and hosts who go that extra mile - guests love it!


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Packed lunch £6. Dinner £18-£27. Pubs 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £55 - £65.
2 Twin/doubles
From £85
2 Family rooms for 4
From £90


I absolutely love Lowthwaite B&B. The rooms are fabulous, the breakfast is heavenly (and enough for a full day's walking on the fells), and the advice from Jim and Tine on where to walk is invaluable.

Susan, Mold

The B&B was clean and catered for all our needs, very happy we chose to stay here. The breakfast was fab & very fresh. The hosts were very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Couldn't have asked for more!

Nilusha, Letchworth

We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet immensely. Very comfortable, extremely helpful hosts and a breakfast that saw us through the day. What more can anyone wish for?

Nigel, Barton on humber

One night stay. Friendly welcome. A place that has been created with love and care. Not pretentious but beautifully put together. Great breakfast, fantastic choice and quality of homemade products. We would happily stay here again.


We just loved it there. The Garden Room is beautiful and comfortable, sleeping there was very peaceful. 'Cause of the very rainy summer we didn't get to sit on the patio but truly enjoyed to cuddle in the window seats with a hot cup of tea and watch the wide variety of birds just outside. Breakfast was sublime with great choices and lots of homemade things, topped by the squirrel visit right outside the window. Jim was happy to give great hiking advice, lending detailed maps, and always interested in the success. Thank you so much, Tine and Jim, for the delightful time. We'd love to come again


Tine and Jim were very welcoming hosts and attentive throughout our 3 day stay. Very comfortable rooms. Excellent choice for breakfast. Very peaceful location. We had an evening meal on the Friday which was delicious. Tine and Jim know the area very well and were great at giving guidance on places to visit and different walks. The house has been excellently converted and Tine and Jim deserve the awards they have received for their eco credentials.


Very welcoming. Tine's advice about local walks was great. Our room was stylish and comfortable with attention to detail (blackout blinds, good shower, great range of teas etc). And the breakfasts are out of this world!

Emma, Cambridge

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lowthwaite, Jim and Tine are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room was very comfortable, with a big bed and a good shower, and very quiet. Breakfast is wonderful, locally sourced and home-made, and Tine couldn’t do enough to help with my dairy allergy, even making dairy free muffins for me to enjoy. The location is very rural – you will need a car, public transport is tricky and taxis expensive – but really the off-the-beaten-track location is definitely part of its charm. We would definitely recommend!

Janie, Leeds

Once again what a fabulous place to stay. Lovely warm welcome from Tine and Jim. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting the Lakes.

Steve, Witney

Lowthwaite B&B is worth visiting for the magnificent breakfasts alone but, combined with the wonderful hospitality of the hosts and the attractively furnished and comfortable rooms, this has become our favourite place to stay in Cumbria.

Karen, Kingston upon thames

Wonderful stay in lovely house in beautiful surroundings with helpful hosts who were very accommodating to my dietary requirements. Tine's bread and muffins were delicious as was the all the food. The wild birds evidently felt the same and we enjoyed watching them at the feeders from the garden room! Very much recommended.

Anthea, York

An extremely comfortable stay, sadly for one night only. Delicious breakfast and choices. So peaceful and wonderful birds feeding in the garden. Jim and Tine are very good hosts with plenty of information for places to visit and/or eat. Wish we could have stayed for longer.

Carol, Frampton on severn

A gem in the Lakes. Beautiful place in quiet location. Great hosts full of interesting stories. Beware the breakfast. It's so good you simply have to go into the hills to walk it off.

Andrew, Darlington

Stayed here with mum and sister, lovely hidden gem, lovely breakfast all homemade jams, musli, breads, very friendly couple Tine and Jim, very helpful with any walks or visits you may want to do !

Joan, Appleby

What a lovely quaint place. Closed to the A66, although felt miles away as in very peaceful surroundings, with great mountain view. The room was gorgeous, loved the African decor and furniture. Very comfy beds. Friendly hosts that goes the extra mile. Breakfasts were outstanding, and a lot of choice. Homemade bread, smoothies, plenty choice.


We've returned for the fourth time to enjoy Jim and Tines hospitality in their very special accomodation, whilst attending the Words on the Water festival at nearby Keswick. We always choose the garden room as we can enjoy the further attraction of closely watching the birds! The bedrooms are warm and comforts include the quality of the beds and bedding as well as the locally sourced toiletries. The breakfasts are a feast of wholesome and imaginative ingredients...so worth getting out of bed for! We book our return well in advance so as to fully enjoy our time in the lakes!

Ann, Leeds

We had a lovely comfortable nights stay at this typical lake district house in the most beautiful spot. The owners made us all (2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 6) feel very welcome. Our room was just right for a family. The breakfast was such a treat with kind consideration given to our children as well. We would go back in a flash.

Alice, Stratford-upon-avon

a lovely welcome, comfortable accommodation, great food and knowledgeable hosts. Jim recommended a number of great, suitable walks for us and our girls

Neil, Manchester

Our second visit to the Lowthwaite. A lovely place to stay. Tine and Jim look after their guests so well. Rooms very well appointed. Lovely location. We look forward to visit number 3!


Really comfortable and welcoming. We were on the hills every day with Jim & Tine's route recommendations; packed lunch and looking forward to our mug of tea (with fresh milk) and home made muffin on our return. Really look forward to a return visit.

Mark, Crowthorne

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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.
  • Cultural highlights include The Theatre by The Lake, which has a high quality and wide ranging programme, whilst Wordsworth's attractions are nearby. Lowther, Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, and Mirehouse are interesting historic houses with gardens.
  • Our food is local, home made, and delicious. Try our bread in the morning, and visit the watermill where the flour is milled for lunch. Relax here for dinner enjoying a Venison and Damson casserole where the deer are reared on the fell behind our house.