Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast

An immensely peaceful haven in the fells. Comfy beds, delicious food, bird-filled gardens and hosts who go that extra mile - guests love it!


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Leave your worries behind as you head up the lanes to the farmhouse tucked into the fell. Jim, ex-hiking guide, and Danish Tine are charming, helpful and well-travelled. Their barn is dotted with Tanzanian furniture and your peaceful bedrooms are in the view-filled wing. Beds are made of recycled dhow wood, sparkling bathrooms sport organic soaps; the garden room has its own patio. Breakfasts with homemade granola, bread and muffins are delicious – perhaps halloumi with mushrooms, tomatoes and egg or smoked salmon with creamed spinach. Birds galore in the garden, a trickling stream… endless fells to explore too – advice is happily given.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-10pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Pubs 2.5 miles. Packed lunch £4.50-£7.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £65-£73.
2 Twin/doubles
From £95
2 Family rooms for 4
From £100


This is our seventh visit to Lowthwaite and it continues to offer a haven in a quiet location. Tine & Jim looked after us as ever. The breakfasts are definitely worth getting up for. Delicious home msde breads, jams, muffins, pancakes.... I could go on

Louise, Stoke on trent

What a wonderful find this is! We sadly only stayed for one evening at this lovely B&B, as we were passing through Ullswater. The hosts were kind and charming, our little girl (age 2) was welcomed and all her needs anticipated. The split-level room is perfect for families with small children in cots, giving them their own space and adults the chance to relax in the evening without fear of them waking. The breakfast was delightful and we would happily return.

Nike, Surbiton

I enjoyed two of the Lowthwaite's delicious breakfasts and would love to return and try the rest. The room was very comfortable, clean and spacious with an excellent bath, an essential after miles of hiking. Tine and Jim go the extra mile, from information about hiking routes to fresh, moist muffins. The Lowthwaite is a wonderful and comfortable treat that I hope to return to.

Carol, London

Breakfasts to die for - or from! We have never been given such a wonderful choice (try the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with chives). We specially went there because we used to live in Tanzania and so did our hosts. Beautiful surroundings and absolute quiet was a great way to spend a few days. Memories also of childhood holidays in The Lakes - Aira Force, just down the road, being one of them.

Debbie and robin, Leeds, uk

Superlative. Very comfortable. Welcoming, generous, knowledgeable hosts. Impeccable attention to detail. Red squirrels. It didn't even rain.

Nicholas, Leighton buzzard

All on its own in a beautiful and peaceful location, Lowthwaite B & B is a wonderful place to stay. Great care has been taken to provide for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms and unique furnishings are of a very high standard. Breakfasts are delicious with a range of choice, using mainly local sources and much is homemade. Jim is a mine of information on walks and places to visit in the Lakes and was always ready to assist with advice. Highly recommended!

Ian & anne, Worthing

What a wonderful place Tine and Jim run. B&B with style, great food and a wonderful location that puts you on good hiking routes as you step out of your room. Peaceful haven to recover in when walking every day and setting off each morning with a quality breakfast is a real boon. Loved it and will be going back. Tine and Jim are the perfect hosts. 10/10.

Mike, Bath

I absolutely love Lowthwaite B&B. The rooms are fabulous, the breakfast is heavenly (and enough for a full day's walking on the fells), and the advice from Jim and Tine on where to walk is invaluable.

Susan, Mold

The B&B was clean and catered for all our needs, very happy we chose to stay here. The breakfast was fab & very fresh. The hosts were very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Couldn't have asked for more!

Nilusha, Letchworth

We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet immensely. Very comfortable, extremely helpful hosts and a breakfast that saw us through the day. What more can anyone wish for?

Nigel, Barton on humber

Very welcoming. Tine's advice about local walks was great. Our room was stylish and comfortable with attention to detail (blackout blinds, good shower, great range of teas etc). And the breakfasts are out of this world!

Emma, Cambridge

A gem in the Lakes. Beautiful place in quiet location. Great hosts full of interesting stories. Beware the breakfast. It's so good you simply have to go into the hills to walk it off.

Andrew, Darlington

An extremely comfortable stay, sadly for one night only. Delicious breakfast and choices. So peaceful and wonderful birds feeding in the garden. Jim and Tine are very good hosts with plenty of information for places to visit and/or eat. Wish we could have stayed for longer.

Carol, Frampton on severn

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lowthwaite, Jim and Tine are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room was very comfortable, with a big bed and a good shower, and very quiet. Breakfast is wonderful, locally sourced and home-made, and Tine couldn’t do enough to help with my dairy allergy, even making dairy free muffins for me to enjoy. The location is very rural – you will need a car, public transport is tricky and taxis expensive – but really the off-the-beaten-track location is definitely part of its charm. We would definitely recommend!

Janie, Leeds

Lowthwaite B&B is worth visiting for the magnificent breakfasts alone but, combined with the wonderful hospitality of the hosts and the attractively furnished and comfortable rooms, this has become our favourite place to stay in Cumbria.

Karen, Kingston upon thames

Once again what a fabulous place to stay. Lovely warm welcome from Tine and Jim. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting the Lakes.

Steve, Witney

Wonderful stay in lovely house in beautiful surroundings with helpful hosts who were very accommodating to my dietary requirements. Tine's bread and muffins were delicious as was the all the food. The wild birds evidently felt the same and we enjoyed watching them at the feeders from the garden room! Very much recommended.

Anthea, York

One night stay. Friendly welcome. A place that has been created with love and care. Not pretentious but beautifully put together. Great breakfast, fantastic choice and quality of homemade products. We would happily stay here again.


Tine and Jim were very welcoming hosts and attentive throughout our 3 day stay. Very comfortable rooms. Excellent choice for breakfast. Very peaceful location. We had an evening meal on the Friday which was delicious. Tine and Jim know the area very well and were great at giving guidance on places to visit and different walks. The house has been excellently converted and Tine and Jim deserve the awards they have received for their eco credentials.


We just loved it there. The Garden Room is beautiful and comfortable, sleeping there was very peaceful. 'Cause of the very rainy summer we didn't get to sit on the patio but truly enjoyed to cuddle in the window seats with a hot cup of tea and watch the wide variety of birds just outside. Breakfast was sublime with great choices and lots of homemade things, topped by the squirrel visit right outside the window. Jim was happy to give great hiking advice, lending detailed maps, and always interested in the success. Thank you so much, Tine and Jim, for the delightful time. We'd love to come again


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tine & Jim Boving Foster

  • Aira Force waterfall and Gowbarrow fell are just minutes away. Take our favourite half day circular walk there or just a short stroll to the waterfall. Enjoy a cooling dip in the beck in the summer, and see Wordsworth daffodils in the spring.
  • Ullswater is our nearest lake, and we think the most beautiful in the Lake District! Ullswater Steamers offer a different perspective of the lake and there are great walks combined with the boat trip. Reward yourself with afternoon tea by the lake shore.
  • Want something more challenging? Helvellyn and Blencathra are close by and can be climbed by Striding Edge or Sharp Edge. Less difficult routes are plentiful, and Blencathra is a particularly good mountain for less experienced or younger walkers.
  • Make it a Roman holiday! See the Roman fort at Hardknott pass on the Lake District's most spectacular drive, walk on High Street (part of the Roman road from Ambleside to Penrith), and take a day trip to the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.
  • Cultural highlights include The Theatre by The Lake, which has a high quality and wide ranging programme, whilst Wordsworth's attractions are nearby. Lowther, Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, and Mirehouse are interesting historic houses with gardens.
  • Our food is local, home made, and delicious. Try our bread in the morning, and visit the watermill where the flour is milled for lunch.