About This Listing
High quality bed and breakfast accommodation in fabulous medieval building.Good touring base for Cumbria. Perfect for an overnight break between the south or London and Scotland.Two hours to Edinburgh. Period features and large stunning,ensuite bedrooms. Delicious breakfasts.Relax by the log burner in the magnificent dining room.
It is a beautifully restored manor house. Lots of character and period features. It has two large ensuite bedrooms. The Old Hall Room has a King sized bed, an extra bed can be added for a child. See my other listing for The Orchard Room. The house is old but guests have every modern comfort, central heating and a log burning stove in the dining room.The prices are for 2 persons sharing a room.if you stay 2 nights or more it is £84 per night for 2. There is a single person supplement. It is £70 per person for single occupancy. Under 5's are charged £5 per night and under 12's £10 when sharing with their parents.
The guests are able to also use the lovely dining room, library area and sitting room. Outside there are open gardens to the front and a quiet walled courtyard to the rear which the guests have full access to.
Interaction with Guests
One of us always greet the guests and offer them a tea or coffee with a little treat. There are tea and coffee making facilities in both rooms. We give guests advice on the area if they wish. We serve breakfast and usually have a little chat. Unless guests like to chat more we leave them in peace to enjoy their stay as we have our own separate staircase and living room.
Kirkby Thore is a small village with one shop, church, school and bistro. It is a safe rural is situated in the beautiful Eden valley, yet only 20 minutes to Lake Ullswater and close to the Pennines.The hall is 2 minutes from the A66 and 10 minutes from the M6, Penrith and Appleby making it a very convenient stopover location.
There are mainline trains to Penrith from London, only just over 3 hours. There are trains to Appleby and buses to Kirkby Thore approx every 90 minutes. However car hire would be advised to have full access to this lovely rural area. It is possible to take the train to Penrith and hire a car there. There are many taxi firms in Penrith.
Other Things to Note
It is not suitable for persons with severe walking difficulties.
We expect guests to treat the house as they would their own home and be aware that there may be other guests staying.
We were thrilled to bits with our room, vaulted beamed ceiling, natural stone walls and high wood bed. The bathroom was lovely & warm, with choice of big shower & bath. Delicious homemade flapjack in the room with tea/coffee making facilities.
Christine & her husband made us very welcome with a pot of tea & homemade cake. The extensive breakfast was splendid, taken in the character filled dining room.
For dinner we walked half mile up the road to The Bridge Bistro. We had the most delicious cheese souffle we've ever tasted. Tim's Steak was very tender & my cod & risotto was good.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this & were only sorry we didn't have more time to stay longer.
Thank you, Tim & Jayne
Kirkby Thore Hall was the most amazing place to stay and Christine and her husband made us feel truly welcome. If you want something steeped in history then the hall is the place to stay as it's filled with antiques, character and the warmth of an experienced host. The bedroom we stayed in was comfortable and well-appointed and the arched ceiling was something to be seen to be believed as it dates from the earliest part of the house. The ensuite was spacious and had everything you could want. Breakfast was very filling. Christine was extremely knowledgeable about the local area and helped us with advice on where to drive in the Lake District to get the most out of our day. My husband and I loved staying here and would definitely come back again. Thank you so much!!!
About the Host, Christine
I am a retired teacher who now runs a b and b in a historic house in Cumbria. David , my husband works part time as an engineer and also works in the b and b. We moved back to the Eden Valley after 30 years in St Bees, West Cumbria.We were both brought up in this area and are getting to know it again. We love travelling, particularly to Europe and the mountains but love cities too.We have 4 grown up children and one grandchild.