I stayed at Crosthwaite House for 5 days, and it was faultless. The house is an elegant Georgian building in the quiet village of Crosthwaite in south-east Lake District, about 15 minutes' drive from Kendal and Windermere. I received a warm welcome, and was shown to the single ensuite room, which is a reasonably priced £35 per night. Like many other rooms it is front-facing and offers a delightful view across open country towards Cartmel Fell, and also of the local church. It is the attention to detail that makes any B&B shine out among others, and the owners Sam and Tiree have certainly given this a great deal of thought. Home-made biscuits in each room, lemon drizzle cake and other delights put out in the hall for guests to try, and also damson gin in the guest living room, where free WIFI is also available. An information folder in each room provides honest reviews of local eateries and also good local walks, and with the latter we were provided a more detailed walking guide to Lords' Seat, which turned out to be a fantastic walk. Breakfast was excellent, with lovely home-made greek yoghurt/stewed fruit/granola creations each day, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a choice of full english or the "days' special" ... the latter proving to be a delicious alternative, such as Eggs Benedict, or the fantastically adventurous "Dr Seuss Special", green eggs and ham. Nothing was too much for Sam and Tiree, providing advice on diverse subjects such as walking, mountain biking, the local property market, how to get to places. The overall experience was an exceptional, faultless B&B with an easy-going, chilled out atmosphere. The Punchbowl Inn, 100 metres along the lane also provides a fine dining experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the beautiful Lyth Valley on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, we offer a 3 bedroom self catering apartment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crosthwaite House Kendal, Lake District