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Lanercost Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Lanercost B&B and Inns
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Cairns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not 5 Star”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The location of this B&B is wonderful. Close to everything in the region. We stayed there for 3 nights recently as a group of 4 and had a good time. The log fire when we arrived was great. Especially as 2 of the 4 come from North Queensland. The priory ruins and the church are not to be missed. Our bedroom (the cheapest), with the view of the priory, was very nice and the bathroom with the bookshelf in it was great. However, I'm not sure how they have a 5 star rating. In our bedroom, in a cupboard, was the hot water system, which one morning started up at 6.45. Our towels weren't changed for the 3 days we were there and the heated towel racks weren't turned on, and as the weather was not the best, they stayed damp. The cooked breakfast was very limited with only pancakes, full cumbrian and kippers. Boring, especially if you are there for more than 1 night. Not what I would have expected from a top chef. If I knew all of this beforehand I would not have stayed there.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the priory view room. However, it is the cheapest.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Christina_Lanercost, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Hi, Thank you for your review, We want our guests to enjoy Lanercost and are always trying to improve our hosting. On reading your comments I phoned our carpenter stright away and he is sound proofing the cupboard. The towel rail is part of the heating system and heats when the temtrature goes below 20 degrees. We have found that above that tempreture they dry when hung on the rail. We change towels after three days and more often on request.
For breakfast the breads are all home made, the brown wholemeal being made with olive oil and the white is a brioche made with milk, butter and our own eggs, The meat is from local farms and the kippers from craister on the Northumberland coast. I make all the jams and marmlade and the apricot jam we are using at the moment is made with Northumbrian apricots. We offer our own home made muesli and apricots soaked in earl grey tea and served with local yogurt. We also offer fresh fruit smoothie. Our eggs, from Bob's rear breed chickens, are fresh and can be served in pancakes, boiled, scrambled, poached or an omlet if requested. All our ingredence are freash, local and to be enjoyed. We are happy to caer for any personal prefrences or dietary requirments guets may have.
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oxshott
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Bob & Christina were very welcoming offering tea and homemade chocolate cake each day we came home. Breakfasts were great.
We had dinner one evening which was extremely good - Christina is a great cook.
Very relaxing & quiet and very convenient for exploring Hadrians Wall with Lanercost Priory on your doorstep.
Will definitely be back.

Brian & Gail.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Hi, Thak yu for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to Lanercost and we very much look forward to your return. We ar e ucky to have the priory as our backdrop and Hadrian's Wall just 400 yards away.
Kind regards, Bob and Christina
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Lanercost is a wonderful B&B, run by Bob and Christina who could not have been more welcoming. Bedroom and bathroom were lovely and very comfortable. It was horrible weather the weekend we stayed but having been greeted by a roaring log fire, tea and homemade chocolate cake in the guest lounge we soon forgot that. The breakfast was fantastic and they went beyond the call of duty in cooking us breakfast to order at 5.15 am before our walk started.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Hi, Thank you for your super write up. It was a pleasure to welcome you and to watch such an exceptional match with you. I am delighted that you enjoyed your supper and your stay with us. The tennis is still building and we will think of you as we watch the semi finals tomorrow. We look foorward to welcoming you ack. Kind regards, Christina and Bob
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed here en route from England to home in Aberdeenshire. We had a great experience from start to end. After a long drive we were greeted by tea and wonderful home made chocolate cake in front of a fire - what a nice start. Given we were tired, we opted for dinner the first night. This consisted of three wonderful home made courses accompanied by a glass of draught beer and wine for myself and wife respectively. Extremely good value and timing was to suit us (around the hectic Wimbledon tennis schedule). Our hosts showed why they made the 2012 finals of the "Friendliest B&B", by inviting us to eat our fabulous plum crumble in their private sitting room to enable to watch a crucial stage of the epic Nadal match (we are both big tennis fans).

Our room was excellent, large, beautifully decorated and well kitted out with proper tea and coffee (no sachets here), huge king size bed and even bigger top notch bathroom with quality fittings. The B&B has only relatively recently been converted from a private house and is well decorated throughout in country house style and is situated in a beautiful setting, immediately in front of the ancient Lanercost Priory.

Cooked breakfasts were equally impressive (and we particularly recommend the tea soaked apricots with yoghurt as an "opener") as a great set up for the day. Christina and Bob, the owners, could not have been more helpful with recommendations as to what to do and where to go in the local area. They even invited us to join them for a drink at the nearby local cricket club bar in our last evening, taking hosting to an entirely new level!

We would highly recommend Lanercost B&B - you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: We stayed in the River Room (but they all looked nice)!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Christina_Lanercost, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Hi, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Lanercost and to watch the most amazing tennis match with you over pudding. At times the dinning table should be deserted and for tennis fans that match was one. Thank you for all your kind words, Lanercost is a specail place and the comunity bar at the cricket club is a great place to meet the local comunity and enjoy a great pint or two of local ale.
We look forward to your return.
Christina and Bob
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Strongly recommend this luxury B&B. Our room overlooked Lanercost Priory ruins (next door to the priory and if you appreciate historical settings this place is a must. The hosts are very friendly and charming and the food is delicious.The location is wonderfully tranquil. Great base even without a car because of the bus service. We were walking Hadrian's Wall and the location and friendly atmosphere is ideal for walkers. Wonderfully welcoming tea with homemade fruit cake. The house is even more charming than the website photo

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Christina_Lanercost, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Hi, It was a pleasure to welcome you both and trust you enjoyed the rest of your walk. Lanercost is a stunning place and a great community. We feel privilaged both to wake up here each morning and to share this special place with delightful guests. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards
Christina and Bob
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was a great retreat & not fair from the wall. As a vegan, I sometimes struggle at B & B's but not here. I was welcomed with Tea (with Oat milk) & vegan homemade flapjacks in the garden. We had an evening meal & all those staying that night were treated to a vegan meal. Home sundried tomato , pepper & rocket salad, followed by a lovely mushroom risotto, that had wild garlic pesto , followed by a selection of home made sorbets. There was even homemade bread. The rooms were very comfortable & quiet. Certainly made to feel at home. They go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome, especially those with special dietry needs. The owners were very friendly, I would recommend this B & B to anyone, who wants a truly English get away experience, & vegans.

Room Tip: One room had a double room & a bath. All rooms were good & nice view of the garden
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Christina_Lanercost, Owner at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Hi Natsha, It was a pleasure to welcome you and to cook for you. The other guests, though having the same menu, had additions prior to being served. I get superb olive oil from my wine murchant and it makes a massive differance to the flavours in foods sitiable for your requirments.
We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,
Christina and Bob
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I was traveling with my brother, and we came straight from the airport to this, our first B&B. We were welcomed (much earlier than expected) with cake and tea and fabulous hosts (and a friendly dog) and a warm fireplace. Everything about this stay was fantastic for two jet lagged travelers just looking to sleep a little and catch up to Greenwich Mean Time (and yes, to wander the wall and meet a few sheep). I especially loved our huge bathroom and Molton Brown bath products--I always feel filthy after a long flight so this was perfect. We caught a wedding at the Priory (bagpipes and kilts!), were served some interesting drinks before the priory tour from a hilarious ticket agent, and breakfast the next morning was filling and yummy yummy yummy. Thank you again to Christina and Bob!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Christina_Lanercost, Manager at Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Wow, thank you for your super review. We are always ready to welcome you even if the last guests have only just left. We are lucky to have the Abbey and Priory right beside us and to live in such a warm and welcoming area. It was a real pleasure to welcome you to Lanercost and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
Bob and Christina (and Mutley)
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Property: Lanercost Bed and Breakfast
Address: by Lanercost Priory, Lanercost | nr Brampton, Cumbria, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Brampton > Lanercost
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lanercost
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Lanercost Bed and Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in May 2011, Lanercost Bed and Breakfast offers luxury accommodation, a stunning and tranquil location and a warm welcome. Awarded 5 Silver Stars, a Breakfast Award and Dinner Award by the AA.•A.A. Friendliest B&B in Britain Finalist. Incredible location: beautiful, tranquil and truly historic. Immediately beside Lanercost Priory an English Heritage site, 400mts from Hadrian's Wall path, part of the largest World Heritage site, 2 miles from the lovely market town of Brampton, 8 miles from the M6 (J43/44).• 4 Luxury en-suite bedroomsm with superking beds. Bath and/ or Double size showers • Elegant guest sitting room with open fire and comfy leather sofas.• Stunning Dinning room. Delicious homecooked home grown or locally sourced food. Eggs from Bob's rare breed chickens. Prepared by Christina, a former award winning two-rosette chef. Fully licenced with local real ale on tap in the cellar along with a selection of wines and soft drinks. ... more   less 

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