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Whitrigg House B&BClifton, Cumbria, England
You'll find warmth and welcome at the heart of Mike and Robbie's recently opened B&B, in an 18th Century Grade II Listed property. Set in a small village, with just three tastefully decorated bedrooms, comfort is key with the accommodation offering a stylish and relaxing base from which to explore the Lake District National Park.
Cumbria Tourism B&B of the Year 2016
On the fringes of the northern Lake District near the M6, the property is situated in the small village of Clifton in Cumbria's Eden Valley and within easy reach the Northern Lakes, fells and Northern Pennines. There's so much to do in the area, you'll never be twiddling your thumbs. Whether your heart's desire is to hike across the fells, navigate the Lakes, climb a mountain, view castles and historic houses or wander around beautiful gardens, there's a box just waiting to be ticked.
Lowther Castle, Ullswater and Pooley Bridge are all about ten minutes drive away and the historic market town of Penrith just five minutes away. There are activities aplenty too, ranging from fishing and canoeing to cycling and horse-riding. And when you've exhausted yourself with all that, the great news is that there are some brilliant gastro pubs in the area. Just a stumble or few minutes walk away from the property is The George and Dragon Inn, a gastro pub which we can highly recommended for its ales, wines and excellent food. Perfect.
The property is very easily accessible; just 5 minutes from Junction 40 on the M6 and from Penrith mainline railway station.
About The Owners
Whitrigg House and Harrison House, the holiday barn next door, are a new venture by Mike and Robbie who moved to Clifton in 2008 to enjoy all that the Lake District and Eden Valley have to offer, like hill-walking, climbing and walking their two Pointers, Griffin and Merlin on the fells. They live nearby within the village and both have professional roles within the NHS. Both have travelled extensively which has helped create high quality accommodation and their ethos of comfort and relaxed informality.
Dan and Scotty - September 2016
It was only a 2 night stay - but it refreshed and rested us like a 2 week stay abroad! We were overwhelmed by the complete labour of love that Mike and Robbie have put into this beautiful house. Everything was unique and special - from the beautiful decorations around the picturesque house - to the unique pottery used for the most gorgeous breakfasts!
Damian Afflick, May 2014
This place is just wonderful! I've never stayed in a B&B before so this was great introduction. The tasteful decor and attention to detail gives the B&B a boutique feel. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful, which made our stay all the better . We would definitely go again and have already recommended this place to friends.
Xmas 2013: Natalie Gross of Liverpool.
Thank you for a lovely relaxing Christmas. Whitrigg truly came to feel like a home from home. I am sure we will be back to enjoy your hospitality and delicious breakfasts before too long
October 2013: Deborah Hudghton of Notts.
A wonderful place to stay. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. You have made me feel so welcome and relaxed, the breakfasts are also fantastic. I have enjoyed my time here very much. Definitely the best place I have stayed in by far. Thank you.
November 2013: Matthew Beard of London.
Fantastic place - the house is wonderfully decorated. Brilliant hosts - very accommodating catering to our needs. Pity we could only stay the one night.
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