Lowthwaite Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Lowthwaite

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.

Ullswater

About Lowthwaite

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.

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Matterdale Room

Matterdale Room

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Gowbarrow Fell above Ullswater

Matterdale Sunset

Matterdale Sunset


Red Squirrels

If you love wildlife and/or are a keen photographer we currently have several red squirrels running around in our garden.

Children Welcome

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.

Personal Service

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".

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What's happening at Lowthwaite?

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2 weeks 3 days ago

Good surprise today - we stayed nearly dry!
Walk to Wathendlath, Borrowdale and Derwentwater.
I hadn’t seen the slate spiral before, interesting addition to the landscape.

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3 weeks 3 days ago

Sunset in Matterdale.

Reviews

Wedding Weekend We stayed here as we were attending a wedding in Ullswater. The host Jim is very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and tidy, lovely bed linen. We had a very comfortable nights sleep. We had to pre order our breakfast which was not a problem for us. The breakfast were lovely, also a lot of choice, with homemade bread & muffins (muffins were also in our room). The only gripe we had was that our radiators did not fully come on, so the first night we were a bit cold, when I told Jim in the morning, he bled them that day so when we returned in the evening after the wedding the room was lovely and warm. If we are ever in that area again we will definetly return and I would highly recommend it to all.
Nixynic
Nixynic
2023-11-20
What a lovey find. Great value. Such a wonderful find of a place. Beautiful location, peace and quiet. The hosts are very friendly and communicative. Appreciated prompt replies to my queries. The room exceeded my expectations. Such great value for money too. It was comfortable, clean, luxurious. Big bed, lovely bath and beautiful surroundings in a remote location. Breakfast was very tasty. I will certainly come back again with my husband and on my own. It is also perfectly located, yet hidden away, from travelling up to Scotland or back down South again. Close to M6. Super stay overall! Almost don’t want to give it away, shhhhhhh
Robin F
Robin F
2023-10-28
Such a joy! We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay. The standard is high and the hosts, Tine and Jim, are engaging and attentive to their gusts needs. Breakfast is top notch in quality and choice. Our room was very comfortable and the bed provided a great nights sleep. We had a long journey to Lowthwaite due to very heavy motorway traffic and roadworks which resulted in a late arrival. Jim and Tine were proactive in contacting us to check our progress and provide support and advice on were to stop for something to eat and ensure we had quick access to our room upon arrival. Although Lowthwaite B&B is remote from the nearest town, it did provide us with a good base to explore Ullswater Lake and its surroundings. We will have no hesitation to return to the excellent B&B. Thankyou for contributing to our very enjoyable break.
geoffzrc
geoffzrc
2023-09-28
Outstanding B&B Beautiful location, very peaceful. Jim and Tine are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Room was super comfortable and everything on the breakfast menu is delicious. The perfect location for enjoying all that Ullswater has to offer.
Dave P
Dave P
2023-09-22
Just love Lowthwaite, Jim and Tine, their home and the countryside. Hope very much to see you again. A warm welcome from Tine and Jim in their beautiful old stone home in the depths of the peaceful north Cumbrian countryside and we had returned to a great favourite B&B. Splendid rooms and decor, comfy bed and sofa and excellent en suite. Breakfast very special, cooked by Tine and served by Jim in their cosy red dining room, watching the birds feed too through the windows. Interesting chats with and information from Jim and two of Tlne's muffins to see us on our way; a really lovely place; thank you.
alison a
alison a
2023-09-21
Five Star!! Fantastically set up and run B&B. 15 minute drive to Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Rooms are lovely, breakfast is amazing and the hosts make you feel so welcome. Jim has a wealth of hiking experience so ask away. Would definitely stay again.
StuKnagg
StuKnagg
2023-09-17
Great place Absolutely beautiful property, everything you need. Jim and Tine are the perfect hosts. Great home cooked food and baking. Jim offers great advice on walking in the Lakes. Rooms splotless and spacious. They couldnt do enough for us and we'd certainly book again. Thanks from Life For A Kid Trek team.
Dave E
Dave E
2023-09-17
Super place for hikers and authenticity lovers! We had a fantastic stay in Jim's and Tine's place! Highly recommended. Hosts are very friendly - you can feel that everything is done with great love - nice rooms, super delicious home made breakfast (even bread!!) by Tine, Jim was very helpful providing tips on best hiking routes. other great thing - you can get very nice packed lunch every day for your hiking trips. lots of places for dinners in local pubs nearby - Jim was very helpful to suggest and recommend. Car is needed, but everything is very close. we are looking forward to come back again!
Milda
Milda
2023-09-04
A peaceful retreat with a luxury breakfast and great hosts! An outstanding B&B. Most of breakfast items were ready made and homemade. And very delicious! Every morning you have a wonderful view when looking out of the window. In the garden we saw numerous kind of birds -even a woodpecker- and a red squirrel eating nuts. The room has all amenities you need and Jim the host can tell you everything about where to walk or where to go as he knows the region extremely well. Highly recommened!!
Anton S
Anton S
2023-08-27
Lowthwaite B&B excellent place to stay. Lowthwaite B&B it's in beautiful location and it's really cute. You can feel the peace and quite, sorounded by nature. Tina and Jim are excellent hosted. They cater perfectly for my gluten free, diary free diet with many choices, from fruit salad, yougurt, homemade jams, English breakfast with veg option, hallumi, pancakes, French toast, etc They also can prepare you a pack lunch for the day for a small charge. They have lots of information and maps to guide you in what to do for the day depending of the conditions. Our room was cozzy, nice and clean We felt very safe even coming late at night to our room . There are tables outside beside the spring waters where you can have tea and feel nature and birds. I was pleased that the water that is used at the B&B from shower to sink is the spring water, so it is clean and refreshing.
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Inspire487713
2023-08-18