Motherby House B&B guest house and Flitch self-catering Cottage are ideally placed for Lake District walkers, C2C cyclists or motorcycle touring.

  • Our guest house has three-bedded and four-bedded family rooms, which can also be let as single or double.
  • Our self-catering cottage has two three-bedded rooms, a kitchen / dining room and bathroom.

We are in the hamlet of Motherby, between Penrith and Keswick, just north of the Lake District National Park boundary. Penrith is six miles away, Ullswater five miles, Blencathra six miles and Keswick 12 miles. An ideal location.

 
Motherby House B&B guest house and Flitch self-catering Cottage
Motherby House B&B guest house and Flitch self-catering Cottage

B&B or self-catering?

Motherby House B&B Guest House

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Motherby House is an 18th century traditional farmhouse, but with renewable energy biomass heating. Sympathetically modernised, the house has lost none of its original charm. Hooks embedded in the ceiling’s oak beams show where bacon was once cured and log fires add to the warm homely atmosphere.

There are three-bedded and four-bedded family rooms which can also be let as single or double. We do not make a single occupancy charge, and one-night stays are available as well as weekly bookings.

Motherby House B&B - the three-bed room
Motherby House B&B – the three-bed room

The bedrooms are spacious with tea and coffee making facilities TV. Relax or curl up with a book in front of the log fire in the comfortable lounge.

We serve a hearty English Breakfast to start your day and our legendary 3 course home-cooked evening meal is designed to satisfy a healthy outdoor appetite. Packed lunches are also available on request with a large selection of fillings.

We source food locally where possible, and you can also try our home-made jams and marmalade. We cater for vegetarians or other food requests – just let us know in advance.

For the comfort of all guests Motherby House is a non-smoking establishment.

Click here for our prices and discount offers.

Flitch Self-Catering Cottage

Flitch Cottage kitchen
Flitch Cottage kitchen

Also heated by the biomass boiler is the former coach house, Flitch cottage is the former coach house.

Flitch Cottage has two bedrooms, a kitchen-diner and a bathroom.

The bedrooms each sleep three persons and all bed linen is provided.

The kitchen-diner is fully equipped and includes a microwave and television.

Click here for our prices and discount offers.

Facilities at Motherby House

Cycle or motorbike storage

Behind the house is a sheltered courtyard with access to locked cycle or motorbike storage.

Drying room

A drying room is always available for drying wet outdoor kit and clothing.

The walled garden

And then there is the ‘secret garden’, through the door in the wall, with an ancient orchard, butterflies in the summer and views south to the Lake District.

Your hosts

We are Jacquie and Dave Freeborn, and we have been running Motherby House and Flitch Cottage for many years now, so we know how to make guests feel at home.

Breakfast at Motherby House B&B
Breakfast at Motherby House B&B

Fill in the form below, or call us on 017684 83368, or click here to email us.

Jacquie Freeborn

Motherby House
Motherby
Penrith
Cumbria CA11 0RJ

Tel: 017684 83368
Email: enquiries@motherbyhouse.co.uk 

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Activities from Motherby House B&B guest house and Flitch self-catering Cottage

B&B and self-catering for Lake District walkers or explorers

Motherby House B&B and Flitch self-catering cottage are just four miles from the shores of Ullswater, often described as the English Lake District’s most beautiful lake, with Ambleside and Grasmere on the far side of the Kirkstone Pass. We make a perfect base for walking the northern and eastern fells of Lakeland, including the popular Helvellyn, Blencathra and High Street mountains.

We can also offer advice on where to go – we know the area extremely well, since we have both been in the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Service for many years.

Click here for more information on using Motherby House to explore the Lake District or walk the fells.

C2C Cyclists B&B or self-catering

Very close to the C2C coast to coast cycle route, and a perfect end to Day One of your ride 45 Lake District miles from the start at Whitehaven. Click here for more information on Motherby House and cycling / cycletouring in Cumbria and the Lake District.

C2C accommodation

A perfect base  for motor-cycle tourers in Cumbria and the Dales

Do you need to get your bike off-road and out of sight at night, before exploring the roads around Cumbria, the Dales and the Pennines? Motherby House could be ideal for you . Click here for more information on motorbike touring around Cumbria and the Pennines.

Historic houses and gardens of North Cumbria

Motherby House B&B is perfectly placed for visits to the historic houses and gardens of northern Cumbria and the Lake District. Close by are Lowther Castle, Dalemain, Askham Hall, Penrith Castle and Hutton-in-the-Forest. We can also point you towards other historic sites – do you know about the bears at Dalemain’s church? Or Long Meg and Her Daughters stone circle near Penrith? All within easy reach of Motherby House.

Outdoor and indoor activities in northern Lakeland

There is a huge range of activities in the Lake District, whether for adults or families.

Click here for some of the best activities that you can do from Motherby House B&B guest house and Flitch self-catering Cottage.


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