Lowthwaite

Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1768 482343


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
  • 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
  • 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
5pm-9.30pm
Check out
10am
Closed
Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs 2.5 miles. Packed lunch £4.50-£8.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Singles £65-£73.
2 Twin/doubles
From £95
2 Family rooms for 4
From £100

Accommodation

Reviews

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

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in. It was spotlessly clean, had a lot of character, was in a peaceful setting and was within easy reach of Keswick and the local fells. The service was outstanding: Jim and Tine couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, providing many useful tips for our days out, without encroaching on our privacy. The breakfasts were something else - a wonderful choice of delicious food, and they were happy to come up with vegan options when asked. They provided a drying room when the weather turned wet, and recommended excellent local places to eat.

Jane, Bromley

Excellent accommodation and a quality breakfast to set you up for the day in beautiful surroundings.

Brian, Bedford

Caring hosts excellent food. Lovely quiet place .

Diane

Fabulous B&B. Great location. Hosts are lovely and very helpful with ideas of where to visit. Breakfast choice is great. Loved the monthly special.

Stephen, Castleford

This was our 5th visit so why do we like it? Its isolated, peaceful and quiet but close enough to pubs, restaurants and major highways by car. We have used it as a base for both walking and cycling but the tipping point is the quality of the breakfast and packed lunch (if you need it.)

David, Stafford

A beautiful, quiet corner of the Lake District. Welcoming hosts gave us all the information we could need about the area and lent us maps and ideas to get the most from our three night stay in this attractive location with everything provided for our comfort as well as great breakfasts.

Daphne, Rutland

This is a great place to stay in a fabulous location. Jim and Tine are wonderful hosts and the house is a real treat. We loved the breakfasts and the view of the birds and the Red Squirrels while we were eating was superb.

Chris, Cardiff

There three highly relevant points that set this place apart, are the absolute peace found in a relatively touristic area in the Lake District, the conviviality of the owners and the exceptional breakfasts. I also think it is very very good value for the quality of the product.

emma, cambridge

Louthwaite is a brilliant escape, journey break or base to explore the lakes. Great hosts, wonderful and wide ranging breakfasts, comfortable and well thought out rooms and nature on the windowsill (or a short walk away). We will be back!

Rob, Oxford

We spent four nights at the B&B over the last week and we cannot say enough good things about the place. Jim and Tine are wonderful hosts and keep the place wonderfully neat and tidy. Tine is a superb cook. Breakfast everyday was a real delight with fantastic choices of hot food and other items. Between us we tried almost everything on the menu and every single preparation was excellent. The location of the B&B is ideal as well - far enough from busy roads to give you that feeling of being in a serene place with breathtaking views but just ten mins driving distance away from A66.

Sukan, London

This is our seventh visit to Lowthwaite and it continues to offer a haven in a quiet location. Tine & Jim looked after us as ever. The breakfasts are definitely worth getting up for. Delicious home msde breads, jams, muffins, pancakes.... I could go on

Louise, Stoke on Trent

What a wonderful find this is! We sadly only stayed for one evening at this lovely B&B, as we were passing through Ullswater. The hosts were kind and charming, our little girl (age 2) was welcomed and all her needs anticipated. The split-level room is perfect for families with small children in cots, giving them their own space and adults the chance to relax in the evening without fear of them waking. The breakfast was delightful and we would happily return.

Nike, Surbiton

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tine & Jim Boving Foster

  • National Trust's car parks are open, but check online pre-booking requirements. Ullswater Steamer is re-opening, but online pre-booking is again recommended.
  • 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.
  • 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.