We are now closed until February 2023.
We will update this page on relevant Covid procedures closer to opening time when the situation is better known.
COVID Procedures from 23 March 2022
The end of legal restrictions places the responsibility for Covid related procedures on each individual business.
We have decided to:
We are still allowing free cancellations (up to 7 days) and no deposits for all bookings to allow guests more flexibility in these unusual times. See Bookings for further details.
Lowthwaite is situated in the peaceful valley of Matterdale, only four miles from Ullswater with views of Helvellyn and Blencathra.
We very much appreciate if you book directly with us and it ensures you get the best price available.
Jim and Tine have fully renovated the house to make both a family home and a lovely place where our guests can feel welcome and at home. We are the only dwelling at Lowthwaite, and guests have often described the place as a “haven of peace and tranquillity”.
We have four beautiful and differently styled bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Most of our furniture was handmade in Tanzania, where we had a business arranging Kilimanjaro climbs, and the furniture adds a very distinctive style to all of our rooms.
We are keen walkers, are happy to help with advice and ideas, and there is also a good library with guidebooks and maps. There are some good walks from the door, the best going along Gowbarrow Fell above Ullswater to Aira Force waterfall and back again through the unspoilt Matterdale valley. A small walk up Little Mell Fell behind our house is very rewarding, especially in clear weather, with wonderful views over the Lakeland Fells, the Pennines and across the Solway Firth to Scotland.
Gowbarrow Fell above Ullswater
If you love wildlife and/or are a keen photographer we currently have several red squirrels running around in our garden.
We are very happy to welcome children of all ages. Little Mell Fell is good for getting younger children up a “proper” fell, and the plentiful becks (streams) and lakes can give endless pleasure.
We do our best to make our guests feel at home and to help with special requests, whether it’s a diet, a celebration, or a weekend away with friends. We try to work by the motto “nothing is too much trouble”.