Run by: Hazel Hutton
Comfortable accommodation in a large 19th century farmhouse at the foot of Walla Crag. Also has a farmhouse shop and tea room. This is a working dairy farm offering quality accommodation in an idyllic location. It is a 10 minute walk into town. This has been home to the Hutton family since 1924 and remains an entirely family operated business to this day. There is a pretty courtyard with ample parking. To the rear is a large orchard with apple, pear and plum trees, where free-range hens lay your breakfast eggs. And now there's a satellite TV, too. There are also 3 cottages sleeping 6, 2 and 2. Satellite TV available throughout.
Rooms: 2D, 1T. B&B: £36.50-£42. Nearest pub: 1 mile to town centre. AA 4-star accommodation for self-catering cottages; AA 3-star for B&B. Safe lock up. Cleaning facilities. Tea room and farmhouse shop opening at Easter.
Run by: Carol Hallgarth
Great value town centre B&B just a couple of minutes from the pubs and restaurants. Carol runs a cycle-friendly, doily-free house that makes up for in comfort what it lacks in chintz. Safe lock-up, drying facilities and all that you need for a comfortable stop-off after a day in the saddle.
Run by: Libby Scott
Friendly purpose built hostel that is happy to provide outdoor activities for those wanting it, but more than happy to provide beds for those wishing to crash out after a hard day's cycling. This is budget bunk bed accommodation and there is secure bike storage and a drying room. It is a 5 minute walk into town. Group bookings welcome by arrangement. There are 65 beds so large groups welcome. You can book the whole place (see below for prices).
Rooms: 8 containing 65 bunk beds. Bed: £17 during week. £19 weekends (with £5 supplement for 1-nighters Fri & Sat). For use of whole centre (weekdays): £850. Whole centre (weekends): £950. B'fast: £6. Pk lunch: £6 (baguette and calorific munchies). Eve meal: £10 for 2-course, all locally sourced. Pub 200m: on route.
Run by: Peter & Marjorie Harding
Good beer, good food and a comfortable bed probably explains why this is a truly popular stop-off with C2Cers. This is a traditional no-nonsense family run concern with an atmosphere as warm as the welcome. Open fires, dominoes, darts and pool in a proper pub. Lock-up for bikes and a range of real ales for their owners. Meal deal: £2.50pp off evening meal for those booking accommodation by phone.
Rooms: 3T/D, 1T, 1F (2S & 1D). All en-suite. B&B: £35. Kids negotiable. Eve meal: from £8.25. Pk lunch: £5. Distance from C2C: just above the railway line coming out of Keswick.
Tel: 01768 772599