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Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

Catlowdy, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5QP, United Kingdom
Carlisle, United Kingdom
See location+44 122 857 7219
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9.5
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based on 592 reviews
592 reviews
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Double room

About Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

  • Guesthouse Room / Entire Guesthouse
    The comforts of home away from home
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free
In a countryside setting between Gretna Green and Hadrian’s Wall, this multi-award-winning country guest house offers home cooking, pretty en suite bedrooms and a friendly welcome. The 5-Star Gold guest house is just north of Carlisle, within driving distance of the Lake District and just south of the Scottish border. At Bessiestown Country Guesthouse you can enjoy peace, beautiful public rooms and traditional meals made with local ingredients. There are many walks nearby.

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Amenities at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Disabled access
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Radio

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Radio
  • TV

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Disabled access

Things to do

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Outdoor

  • Garden

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying

General

  • Family rooms

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast

Reviews of Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

9.5
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5.2Families
3.4Friends
19.7Couples
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What can I expect from the breakfast at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

The breakfast at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is highly recommended by guests, with many mentioning it as a highlight of their stay. It includes a variety of choices and is described as delicious and superb.

How is the cleanliness at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

Guests consistently praise the cleanliness of Bessiestown Country Guesthouse, with many describing it as spotless and beautifully maintained throughout.

Is parking readily available at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

Yes, Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offers free parking, making it convenient for guests who are driving to the property.

What are the best features of the rooms at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

The rooms at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse are described as comfortable, spacious, and beautifully decorated. Guests particularly highlight the comfortable beds and well-thought-out facilities.

When is the best time to visit Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is ideal for a visit in July, which is considered the high season. Guests can enjoy the wonderful location, beautiful setting, and delicious breakfast during this time.

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Book a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Consider Nearby Attractions

The guesthouse is located near several attractions such as Kirklinton Hall and Gardens, Scaleby Castle, and Lanercost Priory, making it a convenient base for exploring the area.

Plan Meals in Advance

While the guesthouse does not serve dinner, there are a few restaurants within a 15-minute drive. Guests are advised to check for restaurant availability in advance, especially as options are limited in the immediate vicinity.

Store Bikes Securely

If you're planning to cycle to the guesthouse, rest assured that they are accommodating in storing bikes securely.

Low Season Visit

July is considered the low season, which could be an ideal time to visit for a quieter experience and potentially better rates.

Accessibility Note

The guesthouse offers increased accessibility, making it a suitable choice for guests with mobility concerns.

Enjoy the Dark Sky

Guests arriving on clear nights can enjoy exceptional stargazing due to the area's minimal light pollution.

Consider Room Selection

Some guests noted that rooms with separate bathrooms now have en suite facilities, so it's worth confirming the bathroom setup when booking.

Personalized Service

Many guests praised the friendly and attentive hosts, emphasizing the warm welcome and personalized attention received during their stay.

Plan for Meals

As the guesthouse is located in a rural area, guests are advised to plan for meals in advance, especially for evening dining, as options may be limited without pre-booking.

Location

Catlowdy, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5QP

What's nearby

  • Kirklinton Hall and Gardens6.1 mi
  • Scaleby Castle9 mi
  • Lanercost Priory10.2 mi
  • Todhills10.3 mi
  • Crosby-on-Eden10.5 mi
  • Leahill Turret10.7 mi
  • Brunton Park13.3 mi
  • Carlisle Castle13.4 mi
  • Cumbria's Museum of Military Life13.4 mi
  • Tullie House Museum and Gallery13.5 mi
  • Carlisle Guildhall13.5 mi
  • Green Market13.5 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

Low season

July

High season

March

Average price (weeknight)

£112

Average price (weekend night)

£112
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Top tips for your stay at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in July and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse, plan to stay on a Friday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £107, while the most expensive was £107.
  • How long should you stay at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

  • Where is Bessiestown Country Guesthouse located?

    Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is located at Catlowdy, Longtown, 13.6 miles from the centre of Carlisle. Kirklinton Hall and Gardens is the closest landmark to Bessiestown Country Guesthouse.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse.

  • Does Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offer free parking?

    Yes, Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offers free parking.

  • How far is Bessiestown Country Guesthouse from the airport?

    Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is 10.2 miles from Carlisle Lake District. Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is 45.9 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Bessiestown Country Guesthouse hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse in Carlisle and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Bessiestown Country Guesthouse.

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Good to know

Value for money

9.5

Distance to city centre

13.6 mi