Lowthwaite Bed & Breakfast

We are keeping safe!

The end of legal restrictions on July 19th places the responsibility for Covid related procedures on each individual business. We have decided to basically follow the COVID 19 procedures we had before 19 July to keep us and guests safe.

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Welcome to Lowthwaite

Lowthwaite is situated in the peaceful valley of Matterdale, only four miles from Ullswater with views of Helvellyn and Blencathra.


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 three 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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1 month 1 day ago

We are now closed for the winter, thank you to all our guests this season.
I have started on a dream walk I have planned for a couple of years. Over the next years I hope to walk the England Coast Path and cross Wales and Scotland to make it a complete “circle”. Two days in and it’s going really well 😅 After the weather we have had the sun has been appreciated even more than usual and The Solway is really fascinating.

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1 month 1 week ago

There are many ways to enjoy The Lake District.
This was refreshing!


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COVID Procedures from 19 July

The end of legal restrictions on July 19th places the responsibility for Covid related procedures on each individual business.

We have decided to:

  1. Retain a socially distanced and double shifted breakfast.
  2. Continue to offer a served breakfast instead of our buffet
  3. Still offer our expanded packed lunches
  4. Continue a strict cleaning regime with extensive sanitising of rooms.
  5. Wear masks ourselves during all interactions with our guests.
  6. Allow guests to make their own decisions about the use of face masks on the premises.

We will still be 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.