Lanercost Bed and Breakfast combines luxury with relaxed hospitality, in a beautiful, peaceful and historic setting, to provide what we hope is the ultimate bed and breakfast experience.
Just 25 finalists throughout Britain from 3500 establishments.
Already a great success in just two year of operation. See newspaper reports at side of page.
We have four individually decorated ensuite guest bedrooms with wonderfully comfortable superking beds, luxury bedlinen, and lovely views of either the Priory ruins behind, or the open fields and ancient woodland of the Irthing River Valley in front. The modern ensuites have bath and/or double-sized shower. Freshly ground coffee, specialty leaf teas, fresh milk and home made biscuits in your bedrooms and Wifi freely available throughout the house.
The elegant guests’ sitting room has high ceilings, a large fireplace (with roaring fire in cooler weather) and big comfy leather sofas. Breakfast and supper is served at our antique dining table or, on warm sunny mornings, in the garden with the Lanercost Priory ruins as your backdrop. We have a full drinks licence and stock local Brampton real ale, well chosen wines and soft drinks in the cellar.
Our location is incredibly special – surrounded by stunning Cumbrian countryside, just 400 yards from the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, and in the heart of the Lanercost Priory site.
Lanercost Priory was founded in 1169 as an Augustine monastery and is built of Hadrian’s Wall stone. Part of the Priory is still used as the local parish church, with weekly services, and the beautiful Priory ruins are a designated English Heritage Site.
Beside Lanercost Priory and Abbey sits Abbey Farm also built of Hadrian’s Wall stone. We live, and welcome bed and breakfast guests, in the original farmhouse (with the black front door in the photo above). The original farm buildings now house a lovely restaurant and tea rooms, farm shop and gallery. Although it is no longer a working farm, there are usually sheep (with lambs in Spring) in the surrounding fields, and Bob has a flock of rare-breed free-range chickens which provide delicious fresh eggs for breakfast.
Set in beautiful countryside – We are within easy reach of Scotland, Northumberland, County Durham, and the Lakes.
There is a huge amount to see and do in the area, whether you are looking for natural beauty, history or outdoor activity. There are fabulous walks from the doorstep, we are on both the Hadrian’s Wall footpath and the Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway. Cycle hire is available locally. We can provide drying room and bike lock up. Luggage transfer can be arranged.
Unusually for such a rural setting, you can enjoy a car-free break at Lanercost. In summer months, the hop-on hop-off Hadrian’s Wall Bus passes Lanercost on its scenic route along the Wall between Newcastle and Carlisle, allowing you to do a one-way Wall walk and get the bus back, or to take the bus to locations further along the wall than you choose to walk (such as the popular Twice Brewed or Vindolanda). Brampton railway station is just 2 miles away, and Carlisle (with fast trains to London in just over 3 hours) is 12 miles away.
A warm welcome – Your hosts, Bob and Christina Lamb, will do their utmost to ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Bob was previously a sheep farmer, and is passionate about high quality, locally sourced produce. He grows the herbs, fruit, salads and vegetables and keeps the rare breed chickens that provide your eggs at breakfast time.
Christina was previously an award-winning, two-rosette chef. She has designed the breakfast and supper menus at Abbey Farmhouse to provide the best in quality home cooking. She also makes all the breads and jams, ice creams and everything that we serve at Abbey Farmhouse.
See rooms and rates for details of HOUSE PARTY WEEKENDS, special winter breaks and 2014 prices.
Also ideal as a small but perfect meeting venue.
We have some fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor and have been awarded a certificate of Excellence for being in the top 10% Worldwide , the AA also accept reviews on the AA website.