Whitrigg House

Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast

Fell walking, cycling, climbing and great gardens to visit. Return to fine hosts, stylish rooms, heaps of comfort and a pretty walled garden


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


On the edge of the National Park, a handsome 1700s house with original features galore. Period colours blend with contemporary pieces, eclectic finds and local art, the red sitting room is warmly inviting. Mike and Robbie live nearby and look after you well; the Whitrigg breakfast includes homemade bread, jams and muesli, fruit with crème fraîche and a full English. Beds are wonderfully comfy; towels thick and large. Stroll to the pub for supper, or if you arrive late tuck into a complimentary bowl of soup, or winter mulled wine. Just minutes from the M6 for a comfy stopover, and a good base for exploring the Lakes. Perfect!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • 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 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

Booking restrictions
Please check owners' website for AVAILABILITY before enquiring. Over 12s welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £65
2 Doubles
From £95
1 Single
From £65


Our host, Mr Taylor, was extremely helpful and welcoming. The house is beautiful and and great attention has been made to every detail internally. The bedroom and ensuite shower room were perfect. One small criticism is that early morning traffic noise can be disturbing if a front bedroom is used:this should be overcome in the near future as we understood permission has been given for the installation of double glazing. This is a relatively minor item. the evening meal at the recommended restaurant the other end of the village was really excellent!

John, Evesham

Warm and comfy sitting room and chilled glass of white wine after a 5 hour journey was bliss. Bed incredibly sleep-inducing, piping hot water for shower, breakfast fit for a king. A great little place to stay

Nicola, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mike Taylor

  • Our beautiful, award winning B&B is situated in the historic village of Clifton on the North Eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park with easy access to the Northern and Eastern Fells and Lakes and all that the area has to offer.
  • Our local village pub is the fabulous George and Dragon, a foodie pub of the highest order and only a five minute stumble away! The Gate Inn in nearby Yanwath is also worthy of mention, a traditional Lakeland Pub serving wonderful food.
  • Just a 10 minute drive is beautiful Ullswater. Enjoy a trip on one of the Ullswater Steamers which sails from nearby Pooley Bridge to Glenridding and offers the chance to disembark at various points to enable visitors to hop on/off at their leisure.
  • For days when the weather is less clement, visit the Rheged centre which is a short 10 minute drive away and houses all manner of attractions including exhibitions, cafes, galleries, shops and a huge 3D cinema.
  • The Red Barn in nearby Melkinthorpe is a fantastic gallery with ever changing exhibitions from some of the best local, national and international artists. If ceramics, sculpture and paintings are your bag, The Red Barn won't fail to impress.
  • A visit to the area wouldn't be complete without seeing Lowther Castle and Gardens. A short drive takes you to the Lowther Deer Park where visitors can wander around the gorgeous gardens and see the ongoing renovation of this once stunning ancestral home.