Run by: Alastair Dixon
Pretty much bang on the route between Cockermouth and Keswick, this is a great location close to Bassenthwaite Lake and in the middle of the Fells. The bar is open all day so if you just fancy a pit stop it's a grand spot to admire the scenery. The food is excellent and the menu is entirely gluten-free. Also ideal for groups up to 40, offering en-suite double rooms and apartment-style suites for up to 8 adults. You can unwind in the pool after a day in the saddle and eat in the bar or bistro. Great seasonal local ingredients imaginatively cooked by an experienced kitchen. Hot tubs and views of Skiddaw, Sale Fell and Ling Fell. Ideal for back-up teams wishing to chill out.
B&B: £50-£60pppn. Rooms: 12. 6D (2 of which are apartments); 1F (1D+2S); 2F apartments (1D+2S+kitchen) plus 2 apartments which each sleep 5 and a 3-bed apartment which sleeps 8. Lunch: 12-2.30. Eve meal: 6-9. 3-courses between £20-£30. FOOD GLUTEN FREE.
Run by: Rachel Habgood
Georgian home with comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts, local amenities, tea-trays and drying facilities plus bike lock-up. Short walk to the local bike shop and town centre where there are excellent pubs and restaurants. Free wifi.
Rooms: 2T, 1S. B&B: £30-£35. Pk lunch: £5. Dist from route: right on C2C & Reivers. Pubs: lots of choice nearby.
Tel: 01900 827504