Run by: Rowan Mahon
A handy point mid-way between Keswick and Penrith, this is a cosy, comfortable and relaxed inn with a four star rating from the English tourist board. In addition to seven rooms there are three cottages. Dogs welcome. The owner is a chef who has cooked in the Channel Isles and the culinary influence is French, with much use of local produce. And it's jolly good...
Rooms: 2T, 1F, 5D. B&B: from £40-£45. Single occ £55. Lunch: £7.50 (soup & sandwich) to around £15.50 (sirloin steak). Eve meal: Main course £14.75-£18.50. 3-courses about £26. Pk lunch: £7.50. Route: 300m.
Run by: Mandy Aldom & Pawel Stolarczyk
A warm welcome to C2C from the new couple running Lane Head. Bang on the route, much money has been spent restoring this lovely old farmhouse. There is now a bar and evening meals are provided so long as you give a couple of days notice. There is a drying room and 7 en-suite rooms (two with baths and showers over), each sleeping 2 people. Great place to relax after a hard days cycling. Hosepipe to wash down bikes.
Rooms: 1T, 4D, 2 4-posters. B&B: from £35-£40. Eve meal: £15 for 2 courses; £20 for 3. Please book in advance. Pk lunch: please pre-order. Secure storage: 4-star Guest Accommodation. Free wifi: drying facilities