I stayed at Howard Lodge just before Christmas and was very impressed. I didn't expect much from a B&B usually staying in hotels, but Howard Lodge definitely turned that opinion around. The rooms were lovely, super clean and very comfortable. And the hosts Charlotte & Tony could not have been more accommodating, I truly felt like I was an extended member of their family staying in their big hearty home. Nothing was too much for them. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here if travelling to Carlisle and it is also only 5 mins walks from the town so the perfect location. Warm, lovely atmosphere, clean comfy home and great home-comfort food.