Garden Cabin in the Eden Valley

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Lazonby, CA10 1AJ, United Kingdom

A private, comfortable wooden cabin with en-suite shower room and use of a fridge. Excellent location for exploring the wonders of the Eden Valley and/or a stop-over en route to/from Scotland. Also a great location for walkers and cyclists.

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A private, comfortable wooden cabin with en-suite shower room and use of a fridge. Excellent location for exploring the wonders of the Eden Valley and/or a stop-over en route to/from Scotland. Also a great location for walkers and cyclists.

The Space

We are near, but not in, or quite like the Lake District. More productive farmland and rolling meadows and definitely quieter and less frenetic. In fact, you really need to stay here for more than one night to properly appreciate the area. If you really want to be in the Lake District - then look elsewhere!

Your accommodation will be an en-suite cabin in our garden behind our house. It has a comfortable double sofa bed/futon ( bed height with an extra memory foam mattress) and easy chairs with views over our garden to the Pennine Hills.

There isn't a kitchen but you will be able to make tea and coffee and your breakfast will be served in our porch/conservatory. It will be a choice of yogurt, cereal, fruit, juices, fresh (home made) bread/toast, pastries, tea and coffee. You can use the fridge in the porch which you can access to at all times.

We can provide off-road parking but please note there is a narrow and uphill access - otherwise street park on the left hand side of the road going down the hill. We can also offer an evening meal and wine at additional cost with a menu by agreement (provided it is within our culinary capabilities).

Lazonby is a village of just over 1,000 people and the hill we live on runs down to the River Eden with lovely walks on both banks. We are on the Cumbria Cycle Route and I enjoy cycling around our valley. There is good Co-operative supermarket and Post Office, two pubs and a pleasant open-air swimming pool (heated). There are some excellent real ale and good food pubs in nearby villages.

You can arrive in Lazonby by train on the Carlisle to Leeds Line. We are just 8 miles to the north and east of Penrith in the picturesque Eden Valley. Penrith is on the main West Coast Rail Line from London to Glasgow. We are ideally located for a break in your journey to, or from Scotland - just a 10 minute drive from an M6 junction.

Guest Access

Access at any time to the cabin, the porch and a fridge.

Interaction with Guests

A major part of being involved is interaction with our guests. We like to know a little about prospective guests in advance of accepting a booking and we enjoy our exchanges without being overbearing. We are generally highly reluctant to accept requests from people who haven't posted a profile or who provide no information about themselves or their reasons for wanting to book with us.

The Neighborhood

We love the rural nature of our location, yet it has plenty of amenities on hand without having to go into Penrith. Some excellent pubs very close too.

Getting around

A car is essential unless you are travelling on the Carlisle to Settle (Leeds) railway line or cycling.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nigel and Christine have created a cozy, tidy, and welcoming private cabin adjacent to their home. The view from the French doors looks over their well-tended garden (with fresh strawberries while we were there!) across the village to fields off in the distance. A five minute walk down the road will take you to a wonderful pub that serves authentic Spanish tapas, provided by a friendly Englishman and his Spanish wife and daughters, who recently moved to the village from Spain. Also within a few minutes walk is the train south to London or points north. Very convenient yet a wonderful quaint village feel.

    We were warmly welcomed by both Nigel and Christine, and they even accommodated us at the very last minute! We enjoyed a lovely meal with them on our 2nd evening, and there is no doubt we will be lifelong friends.

    We highly recommend staying here, both for the beautiful space they have created, and their warm welcome.

    June 2014
  • I loved staying in Nigel and Christine's cabin. They are an interesting and considerate couple. The cabin was really nice, warm and the bed was incredibly comfy, so much so I want to buy the same mattress for my bed at home. The village is enchanting, as is the surrounding countryside.

    We arrived to fresh strawberries from the garden and a glass of home made strawberry wine. Breakfast was a lovely assortment of croissants, jam, cereal and fruit. We will be back!

    June 2014
  • from the outset our guests were genuinely friendly and helpful, accommodating and supportive. we found that we had quite some interests and experiences in common. the neighbourhood was very pretty, quiet and had all we could possibly need for a short stay. the close proximity to the A6 and the trainline meant we had wonderful access. our accommodation was totally perfect for what we wanted in an overnight stay, and at all times we had privacy as much as we needed. we were also welcomed into the family home with genuine hospitality. many thanks and hope to see you again in the future!! i will definitely be recommending the garden cabin in the eden valley.....

    June 2014
  • Lazonby was a perfect place to stay situated in a quiet and beautiful location with some great pubs. The garden cabin was very clean and tidy in a beautiful garden and the bed was cosy. We had a warm welcome from Christine and enjoyed a nice breakfast over an interesting conversation. Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • They were happy to take me on such short notice. The cabin was very nice and I had amazing nights sleep on the comfortable bed.

    July 2013
  • I stayed in Nigel's summerhouse with my sister on a road trip to Scotland. It is well located (just a couple of miles from the motorway) and has lovely views.
    We were privileged to be Nigel's first guests and received a very warm welcome (including a glass of his delicious homemade rhubarb wine).
    The breakfast was great with homemade jam for our toast!
    The summerhouse was lovely and warm and the pillows were good quality so we both got a great nights sleep!
    Plenty of street parking available, supermarket and pub just down the road.
    Overall a lovely spot with lovely hosts!

    June 2013
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My wife and I are in our early 60s and we have lived together in rural Cumbria for nearly 40 years. We are outgoing and well travelled. We have couchsurfed (both hosting and being guests), exchanged our home and started with Airbnb in 2013 (both using and providing). We are tidy, organised, reliable and enjoy meeting new people. We were both teachers before we went to live in Edmonton, Canada for four years in the early 1980s where Nigel was a post-graduate student. Currently, Christine is a Teaching Assistant and Nigel works from home as a researcher and writer. We have two grown up sons, one living in Victoria, Canada and one living in south west Cumbria. We have spent two summers recently visiting friends and family in Canada. In 2013 we belated had our first holiday together in France and loved it so much we are planning another trip this summer. Greece is a favourite holiday destination but our 'once in a lifetime' trip was to south west Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand in 2008. Christine enjoys gardening and Nigel makes wine from various fruits. We both exercise regularly, keep in touch with friends worldwide and enjoy reading and watching good films.
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