We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very good friendly classic B&B”
Review of Bongate House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Bongate House
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here at the start of our Westmorland Way walk. Perfectly situated for train station and the start of the 95 mile walk. The host was very friendly, the rooms were spacious and lovely and clean. Breakfast was classic B&B fare of grapefruit, prunes, cereal, cooked breakfast, toast etc

  • Stayed: June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Haideesu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (80)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

63 - 69 of 80 reviews

Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bongate House on the way back from a short stay in Edinburgh in February. We had pre booked and were so glad we had as the snow came down..and down...and down!!!..We received a warm welcome and were shown to a modern clean room with heating. There was ample tea/coffee making facilities, modern shower room and very large bed.
We managed an evening walk in to the town for our evening meal,which was only 5 minutes away. However were sad not to be able to visit the town again next day due to the extreme weather. I would like to go back to Appleby in finer weather and I would definitely book the Bongate House again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank awaydaysManchester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed as part of a group cycling the coast to coast.
Rooms were basic but comfortable.
Owner let us use his garage to store and repair bikes
Bathroom was just what we needed
Owner rang local pub and got us a dinner reservation which was good as it was very busy and fantastic food
Owner cooked 7 different breakfasts all to our individual needs
Yes it's a dated b&b but the helpfulness and friendliness of the owner was the game maker

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank lloydy444
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed in a lot of B&Bs on this walking trip and many were outstanding or at least very good. Bongate House is good but it does not seem to have kept up with the times and reminded us of how B&Bs used to be. The room was comfortable but was not the one we booked and no explanation was offered. Instead of the en-suite bath we thought we had requested we ended up using a shared bathroom across the hall. This B&B has none of the thoughtful extra that many of the others do these days and in fact where costs could be saved they clearly had been: for example, in place of the fresh fruit salad, strawberries etc we had become used to for breakfast elsewhere we had tinned grapefruit and prunes. Instead of locally produced jams etc there was cheap fruit syrup. And tea and cakes on arrival elsewhere were replaced with those small biscuits given away in coffee shops.10 years ago all this might all have been standard but not today - and this was one of the most expensive places we stayed.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank paul_n52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Appleby-in-Westmorland is a lovely place to visit,situated on the Carlisle-Settle railway line,and this is a perfect B&B to stay at.Not much more than five minutes walk from the railway station,it provides all you could wish for in a B&B.The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful,directing us to the nearest good pub where we could obtain good food and drink.The room and bed were both just what was needed,and the breakfasts were excellent.All in all,pretty much faultless.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Andrew F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here for several nights and found this B&B very relaxing and comfortable. The size of the room - and the bed - were generous and the hosts were very welcoming.

The breakfasts were delicious.

There is free wifi throughout and it is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Applegate.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank R0binsRule
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were recommended Bongate House by the landlady of the local pub, it was the only B & B available it seems. The host was most hospitable and the building and general appearance is of a very well kept establishment. We had the last room available that night which was an accommodation that could be used for people with disabilties, and as such was great especially if you needed a wheel chair friendly room. However it was a little dark as there were only 2 very small windows, a very large bed and an excellent shower and a dressing area .... the bed wasn't too comfy though, as being so large it seemed joined in the middle causing a seam.... and maybe the mattress needs to be reviewed in the very near future, meant to mention it to our host when we checked out but totally forgot! The dining room was lovely, breakfast splendid, hot, fresh and tasty.....

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank abunni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Appleby-in-Westmorland hotels
0.4 mi away
Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
#1 of 2 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
1,648 reviews
0.3 mi away
Tufton Arms Hotel
Tufton Arms Hotel
#2 of 2 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
343 reviews
0.2 mi away
48 Boroughgate
48 Boroughgate
#10 of 17 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
5 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Royal Oak Appleby
Royal Oak Appleby
#1 of 17 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
513 reviews
0.4 mi away
Barrowgarth Guest House
Barrowgarth Guest House
#4 of 17 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
27 reviews
0.6 mi away
The Hollies
The Hollies
#2 of 17 in Appleby-in-Westmorland
65 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bongate House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bongate House

Address: Bongate | Appleby in Westmorland, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Appleby-in-Westmorland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Appleby-in-Westmorland
Price Range: $127 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bongate House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***under New Ownership*** ***renovations Coming 2017*** ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Bongate House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bongate House Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing