Lowthwaite B&B




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Lowthwaite's bedrooms

Lowthwaite has four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with showers and good baths. The rooms have all been thoughtfully furnished, carefully decorated, and they are all different. We have given them names after the views from each of them. See our Virtual Tours for a full view of each room.

Matterdale room is a light first floor room with an airy feel and good views over Matterdale Valley. There is a spacious sitting area, which can be converted into a good sleeping space for two children. This is an ideal room for a family, as well as an extremely comfortable room for a couple or two friends.

  • Matterdale Room
  • Sitting area
  • African bed cushions
  • Recycled Dhow boats
  • As a family room

Helvellyn room is the other large first floor room. From the comfortable sofa area, you can see Helvellyn (weather permitting, this is The Lake District!). This is a very distinctive room with plenty of space for two people, either a couple or two friends. It can also be used for a for a family of three (see picture of the enormous settee cum third bed with a proper matress) or for three friends.

  • Entrance to Helvellyn room
  • Helvellyn room
  • Shared patio
  • Unique sofa in Helvellyn room
  • Bathroom in Helvellyn room

Blencathra room is a very special room, with the characteristics of a suite. There is a downstairs sleeping area in the old tractor shed, and an upstairs sitting area and bathrom in the granary. It is perfect for either a couple or two friends.

  • Downstairs in Blencathra room
  • Chocolate muffins
  • Indian bedspread
  • Plenty of information
  • Upstairs sitting area
  • Bathroom in Blencathra room

The Garden room is on the ground flour, but reached by steps, with a lovely, private, sheltered patio. It is a very cosy room with old beams, lots of atmosphere, and close-up views of an abundance of wildlife on the patio. It is ideal for a couple or two friends.

  • Garden room
  • Private patio
  • Sitting area
  • Garden room bathroom
  • Enjoying a glass of wine


All our bathrooms are carefully designed with a long and deep bath, as well as a good shower. They are all individually shaped, decorated and tiled. Blencathra and Garden bathrooms have nice wooden floors salvaged from what used to be the living room floorboards in the old farmhouse.

Gardens, Patios, and Fields

Helvellyn, Matterdale, and Blencathra rooms share a big terrace close to the fellside on several levels, with wooden chairs and tables, and a lovely trickling stream at the bottom. It's a very peaceful place to spend a some time with a book, enjoying a cup of tea and one of our homemade muffins. The Garden room has a private and very sheltered patio on the south side of the property.

Lowthwaite is set within 1.5 acres of grounds ....... please ask Jim or Tine where the children can explore, and where superb views can be had of the surrounding fells within a few minutes walk.


All bathrooms have locally made, natural toiletries from Pure Lakes.

Natural Toiletries from Pure Lakes

Our Furniture

We love our wooden furniture, constructed by hand in Tanzania from old Dhows (Arabic sailing boats); they fit the old farmhouse very well.

Dhow sailboat

If you want to know more, please click on the picture.

Children's facilities

We have a cot, high chair(s), special cutlery, and toys for small children. We recommend you bring wellingtons, since the best "toy" is often our little stream!

Childrens Toys

General facilities

The following are available for all rooms: Television,DVD player, Hairdryer, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Use of garden and patio, Use of guidebooks and other books, Maps (for planning and laminated for walks), Drying room, and Fridge (in the Dining Room),