Welcome to Lowthwaite
Lowthwaite is situated in the peaceful valley of Matterdale, only three miles from Ullswater with views of Helvellyn and Blencathra.
Jim and Tine have fully renovated the house to make a family home and a lovely place where our guests can feel welcome and at home. We are the only dwelling at Lowthwaite, and guests have often described the place as a "haven of peace and tranquillity".
We have four beautiful and differently styled bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Please look at the Virtual Tours for a closer inspection.
This picture shows you our very special breakfast/dining room. Most of our furniture was handmade in Tanzania, where we had a business arranging Kilimanjaro climbs, and the furniture adds a very distinctive style to all of our rooms.
We have free Wi-Fi throughout the property, but be warned; it is probably UK's slowest broadband!
We are keen walkers, are happy to help with advice and ideas,and there is also a good library with guidebooks and maps. There are some good walks from the door, the best going along Gowbarrow Fell above Ullswater (see picture) to Aira Force (waterfall) and back again through the unspoilt Matterdale valley. A small walk up Little Mell Fell behind our house is very rewarding, especially in clear weather, with wonderful views over the Lakeland Fells, the Pennines and across the Solway Firth to Scotland.
We are very happy to welcome children of all ages. Little Mell Fell is good for getting younger children up a "proper" fell, and the plentiful becks (streams) can give endless pleasure. Here are our girls in Aira Beck.
The two upstairs rooms are well suited for families, either for three or four people in each room, or used together for a bigger family or a group of friends
Last, but not least, we do our best to make our guests feel at home and to help with special requests, whether it's a diet, a celebration, or a weekend away with friends. We try to work by the motto "nothing is too much trouble".
We are very fortunate to live in this beautiful and special place, so we try in different ways to look after it as well as we can. Green Tourism helps us keep focused on green issues. FairBooking is a way of trying to give the best for both our guests and the local community, see details at under "How to Book".
Winter offer of free soups!
After a day out, going back out into the dark night is not always so attractive, so from 23 February to 24 March we are offering free hearty homemade soups Sunday to Thursday. See details under Dinners.
Kick start the year
Until Easter part of our breakfast menu is a tasty and healty smoothie. This is the preparation for one of them, see here for recipes.
Cumbria is open
Despite the dramatic pictures of flooding that most of you will have seen, Cumbria is open and ready to receive visitors. For more information see here.
We have received our fifth certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for the last five years.
A Special Place
We are part of Alistair Sawdays Special Places to Stay, a lovely eclectic collection of accommodation.