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5 Star Gold B&B Carlisle

Guest Rooms

Our daily rates are based on two people sharing one of our luxury double or twin ensuite rooms. All prices include our renowned Cumbrian breakfast to set you up for the day.

Groundfloor apartments are accessible to wheelchairs.

Facilities

  • Large Car Park
  • Attractive Gardens & Grounds
  • Flat Screen Tv
  • Clock Radio
  • Fridge
  • Fresh Milk
  • Chilled Water
  • M&S Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Large Fluffy Towels
  • Electric Heater & Fan
  • Wi-Fi
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Bessiestown guest bedroom

Each room has either a comfortable, restful king size or twin beds and all rooms have newly-refurbished en-suite bathroom with either a double shower or a bath with shower over.

Bessiestown dove cote suite

Dovecote Suite.

Set across the courtyard from the guesthouse, offering the luxury of extra space and privacy is the Dove Cote, with a super king size bed, a spacious lounge area with sofas, flat screen digital television, fridge, a separate dressing room and a beautiful bathroom complete with a corner spa bath.

Layout:

Ground floor entrance hall and bathroom with spa bath and shower over. First floor open plan dressing room (twin beds) leading to super king size bedroom and ensuite washbasin and toilet. Comfy sitting area, hospitality tray, good WiFi reception, flat screen TV and fridge.

Bessiestown courtyard apartment

Honeysuckle Semi cater courtyard apartment.

Offering ground floor double bedroom with en-suite wet room and twin room with en suite bathroom and first floor lounge and unlimited access to lounge/ conservatory and dining room in main guesthouse

Layout:

Ground floor Entrance hall, double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite wet room. Twin room with two single beds and ensuite bathroom (bath with shower over) double doors leading to patio with garden furniture. First floor lounge, good WiFi reception, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, microwave, toaster and fridge.

Rate includes full Cumbrian breakfast – for apartment only deduct £10 per person

Bessiestown courtyard apartment

Primrose Semi cater courtyard apartment.

Layout:

Offering ground floor double & twin bedroom with walk in shower room on the ground floor and first floor lounge and unlimited access to lounge/ conservatory and dining room in the main guesthouse.

Ground floor entrance hall, double room with king size bed and vanity unit. Twin room with two single beds and double doors leading to patio with garden furniture. Walk in shower room.

First floor lounge with good WiFi reception, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, microwave, toaster and fridge.

Rate includes full Cumbrian breakfast – for apartment only deduct £10 per person

B&B Accommodation Rates

Bed & Breakfast Tariff Daily Rate

Guest Rooms
Double or Twin Room (two people sharing) £95.00 per room
Single Room (Double room for single occupancy) £59.00
Family Room (King plus single bed, 2 adults plus 1 child) £120.00 per room
Triple Room (King plus single bed, 3 adults) £130.00 per room
Guest Apartments
Dove Cote Honeymoon Suite (two people sharing) £140.00 per apartment
Courtyard Apartment, ground floor bedrooms (two people sharing) £120.00 per apartment
Courtyard Apartment, ground floor bedrooms (three people sharing) £160.00 per apartment
Courtyard Apartment, ground floor bedrooms (four people sharing) £190.00 per apartment

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Enjoy our unique afternoon tea experience in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. The perfect venue for Birthday and Anniversary Parties

Food
  • Fresh Cut Sandwiches
  • A varied selection of Savories
  • Sweet Scones with Jam and Cream
  • An assortment of simply delicious Cakes & Tray Bakes
With Food
  • Served with Tea or Coffee
  • We are happy to offer a Sparkling Wine/Champagne Reception
  • Vegetarian and special dietary requirements catered for
The Details
  • £25.00 per person
  • Christmas Special Tea £32.50
  • Pre-Booking essential

Breakfast Services

Set Yourself Up For the day

A traditional Cumbrian breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, haggis and fried soda scone.

Choose from a range of fruit juices, cereals, fresh fruit, porridge (served with local honey and cream) and home-baked bread served with local marmalade, preserves and traditionally-made butter.

Bessiestown breakfast

Or try one of our specialities … Fried Egg Bread with a cream cheese and orange filling, ideal for vegetarians, or creamy scrambled egg with smoked salmon or haddock.

Dining Services

WE REGRET WE CAN NO LONGER PROVIDE EVENING MEALS AT BESSIESTOWN.
However we provide a comprehensive list of several good and varied eating places within a five – fifteen minute easy drive.

For any guests wishing to stay in we have a microwave station for heating any brought in’ light bites’ which can be eaten in the lounge and conservatory, or on warm summer evenings in the courtyard, patio or garden. Our guests are also welcome to bring their own wine, beer or drinks of choice. Relax and enjoy.

How To Find Us

Location

Just north of Carlisle and within easy driving distance of both the M6 and M74, Bessiestown Guest House is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District, the Borderlands and Southern Scotland and the Solway and Galloway coasts.

You will find Bessiestown in a magnificent rural setting in Catlowdy, Penton, a small hamlet midway between Gretna Green and Hadrian’s Wall, just north of Carlisle and within easy driving distance of both the M6 and M74.

If you are planning a holiday in this area or if you are on your way to or from Scotland, Bessiestown is ideally placed – convenient for the main routes but also set amidst idyllic countryside.

Bessiestown is only a short drive from Longtown and the M6/M74 motorways and the route is straightforward and well-signposted.

Setting

Carlisle, Keilder Water and the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site are all a short drive away and Gretna Green is close by for the romantics among our guests.

Add to this the idyllic surrounding countryside and birdlife, quiet lanes for cycling and tremendous choice of walking opportunities and Bessiestown Guesthouse could be just the location you need for a holiday break.

We offer a nearby walking trail of about 2 miles which takes you through our beautiful meadows, woodland and local lanes to see something of the scenery and wildlife that surrounds Bessiestown.

There are also plenty of other walks, from family rambles to more strenuous hikes. Bessiestown is convenient for fishing on the rivers Esk and Liddel and golfing at Powfoot, Brampton and Carlisle.

Directions
  • From the south – take Junction 44 from the M6 motorway and follow the A7 to Longtown.
  • From the north – take Junction 22 from the M74 and follow the A6071 to Longtown.
  • Travelling east and west, follow the A6071 to Longtown.
  • From Longtown, take the road between the Bush Hotel and the Spar grocery store, signposted for Catlowdy. After just over 6 miles you come to a T-junction at the Bridge Inn. Take the right hand turn (B6318) for a mile and a half to Catlowdy and Bessiestown is the first drive on the left.
Directions from Carlisle Airport
  • Exit the airport and Turn right 0.8 miles
  • Turn right onto A689 0.3 miles
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A689 3.4 miles
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A689 2.2 miles
  • At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto A7 1.6 miles
  • Head north on A7 4.4 miles
  • Turn right onto Netherby St 135 feet
  • Head north-east on Netherby St towards Ward St 299 feet
  • Netherby St turns left and becomes Graham St 282 feet
  • Continue onto Netherby Rd 6.3 miles
  • Turn right onto B6318 1.5 miles
  • Turn left 0.1 miles