Lowthwaite Bed & Breakfast

We are keeping safe!

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.

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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:

  1. Retain some elements of a socially distanced breakfast.
  2. Continue to offer a served breakfast instead of our buffet
  3. Offer our expanded packed lunches
  4. Continue a strict cleaning regime with sanitising of rooms.
  5. Wear masks ourselves during serving of breakfast.
  6. We are not providing any housekeeping services within your room instead you can leave anything you want changed by the door.

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.

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.


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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Rhys Superb b&b, very welcoming and friendly owners. We came here for an anniversary get away and we loved every minute of our stay. Excellent food and service and lovely tasty treats too! The owners have fantastic knowledge of the local area and are very good at recommending walks for all abilities. Lovely cosy rooms, which were very well kept and clean, the decor is unique and gives the b&b a lovely homely feeling. Can't wait to come and stay again soon!
Rhys J
Rhys J
Gorgeous B&B with delicious breakfast We were incredibly well looked after by Jim and Tine during half term. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with the added extras of fresh muffins and gluten free cake. They were great at providing advice for our days activities depending on the weather and the breakfasts were a real treat.
Superb B&B I am almost reluctant to review, as it will mean this lovely B&B will get more booked up! However, the owners deserve a really good review. The rooms are private, roomy, comfortable, well-stocked with goodies and little comforts and warm, with plenty of hot water at the end of a day of walking and wet! The owners are attentive, interested in their guests and their needs, and their breakfast and homemade cakes and breads are excellent. And they were especially careful in the time of the pandemic - all areas were sanitised and a good system of social distancing with other guests was in place.
Anne H
Anne H
Wonderful B&B, great location, amazing food Jim and Tine are very welcoming. Our rooms were spacious and well equipped and the beds comfortable. The food was plentiful and delicious. We appreciated the advice on local, family-friendly walking. And we loved watching all the birds on the feeders.
Lovely B&B with great food Jim & Tine are very friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable of the local on all the local walks & provided tailored/appropriate advice.The beds were comfy, and I got a good night's sleep.Have already recommended to friends & I will be returning again next year!
Ben G
Ben G
Lovely place very quite with wonderfull rooms My partner and I spent four nights with Jim and Tine and the place could not be better. Room was fantastic and very warm and cosy. Food wonderfull and the place a great base to explore the local area.
Bartosz L
Bartosz L
Great location for walking breaks We had a lovely time in the area. The rooms was perfect and the food excellent. There are some great walks that can be started from the B&B that take in some of the Lake District's best parts. Very friendly owners.
Pete McDermott
Pete McDermott
3 day get away break in Covid times We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay and felt VERY safe - we commented on the attention to detail and the 'little things' that matter so much (for example the fact that Tine put gloves on to show us round in our room after she had cleaned/disinfected' it so not to contaminate again); it enabled a totally relaxed and care-free stay - leave alone the amazing supply of food and the facilities as well as outstanding beauty. It did help that we were blessed with great weather (mostly..) too! Nothing seemed to be too much trouble - we were able to bring own food and have it microwaved, plates/cutlery etc all provided. Jim is also a very knowledgeable tour guide who gives tailored and appropriate advice for those who wish.
Lovely B&B My husband and me stayed with Jim and Tina for 4 nights. Our room was lovely, comfy bed, spacious room with plenty of storage, 2 comfy chairs, nice bathroom with Pure Lakes toiletries. It was also warm, which considering the weather last week was super! Tina cooked great breakfasts and make the most delicious bread and muffins. There was a small fridge in the dining room where you could help yourself to a choice of milks for the teas and coffees in your room, filter coffee and a good choice of teas. Cleanliness was paramount and the Covid rules were well kept and Jim was religious with the sanitising. The only drawback (if you consider it to be one!) was the slow internet. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying there. I feel sure we will be back!
The loveliest, quietest B&B in the Lake District! Stayed here with my partner for a walking holiday. From start to finish I couldn't fault the facilities or the service. All covid guidelines were followed and we felt safe within the B&B. The hosts were friendly, warm and welcoming, really giving the service the personal touch. They asked us about the activities we had planned and recommended walks and places to eat which we appreciated. The rooms were a good size with good sturdy furniture. The beds were comfy, and I got a good night's sleep. The room we stayed in had a bird feeder outside the window and it was lovely to sit and watch all the different birds come and go. We even saw some red squirrels! The breakfast was lovely and I loved that the owner makes her own bread, jam and cakes which are offered to guests at breakfast time and cakes are put in the rooms. Overall a good little B&B which is definitely return to!