Run by: Norah Messenger
Ideal family accommodation with children welcome, Chestnuts is also ideal if you're travelling up and planning to set off the next day. 'A brilliant start to our C2C,' reported one rider on Trip Advisor. In a small quiet, village two miles from Whitehaven. Guestrooms are top end. Substantial breakfasts and packed lunches if required. Secure overnight cycle storage and parking for your car for the duration of your ride. Local pub 5 minutes by footpath (or car) and captive owls to visit during your stay and to hoot you on your way!
Rooms: 2 D en-suite, adjoining children's room for up to 16 years, price on application. Open all year. B&B: £40 (£45 single occ). Pk lunch: from £5. Secure cycle parking. Distance from route: 2 miles from start (on Reivers route). Pub: 5 minutes walk along footpath.
Run by: Jane & David Saxon
Grade I listed building dating from 1620, Moresby Hall retains its antique charm while offering up to date comfort. “For a spot of luxury at the start, or your reward at end of the journey, our beautiful guest rooms and award winning breakfast (Visit Britain) will surely enhance your trip,” says Jane. Plenty of parking space, you can leave your car free of charge for the duration. Fully licensed with a selection of reasonably priced beers, wines and spirits, the excellent set menu changes daily. Two miles from Whitehaven, there are walled gardens. Children over 10 only. If booking online, please click here. Use voucher code cycle1 to obtain 10% discount off accommodation. For multiple occupancy please contact Jane Saxon to discuss room share options and book.
Rooms: 13 D/T (with family sharing possibilities / sofa beds etc). B&B: from £60pp if sharing. Single occ: £75-£90. Eve meal: from £15.00 - £32.50 pp. Pk lunch: by arrangement. Secure cycle storage and drying facilities.
Run by: Kathy King
Under new and FRIENDLY ownership! We welcome back this lovely 3-storey, 6-bedroom Victorian town house, now being completely refurbished. Glenfield was taken over in early 2015 by Kathy, who has a background in catering and events management. Lily, the staffie-whippet, also provides a warm welcome. 10% discount if you book directly mentioning the C2C website or book.
B&B: £45 (£55 single occ). Rooms: 1S, 1T, 1F (1K-S + 1S), 3D (2 K-S). All en-suite. Pk lunch: yes. Secure cycle storage. Drying facilities. Distance from start of route: 0.25 miles.
Run by: Alan Graham
You can leave your car here for the duration of the ride. Good for groups, Chase is a privately owned Victorian former gentleman's residence in two acres of grounds. Quiet and comfortable with plenty of parking space, yet only a short stroll from the town centre. There is a secure lock-up for bikes (they have been looking after C2Cers since the route opened). Special £50 dinner, bed and breakfast deals for groups. £38pp (£2 discount) Fri/Sat/Sun for groups. Please call to arrange.
Rooms: 23. 6S, 4T, 13D. B&B: from £38 (discounted rate Fri/Sat/Sun only). Otherwise £40-£55pp. D,B&B £50. Eve meal: £7 - £15. 2-courses £15. Pk lunch: from £5 Fully licensed: 0.25 miles from route. Town centre. Car parking for duration.
Run by: Mrs. E. Armstrong
Large detached family run Victorian Guest House set in its own grounds. Breakfasts from 6am for those wishing for an early start. Secure cycle storage. 0.25 miles from start of C2C. All rooms are en-suite. Firm cyclists' favourite, they have been looking after C2Cers since the route started in 1994.
Run by: Joanne Arthur
More much needed accommodation at the most popular start-point, Summergrove has 131 double rooms just 2 miles from the centre of town. Book room only and add meals as required or choose self-catering. Free car parking and you can leave your car for the duration of the ride. In-house gym, beautiful surroundings. Quote C2C on booking and get a 10% discount.
Rooms: 131D/S (three-quarter size beds) with en-suite shower rooms. Room only: £30.00; Room with shared beverage kitchen £32.00, self-catered with shared kitchen £34.00. Full English breakfast: £5.00. Eve meal: yes - large dining room. Pk lunch: by prior arrangement. Secure cycle storage and drying facilities.