Margaret and Jack Sisson.
Bessiestown Farm Country Guesthouse, Catlowdy, Penton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5QP.
Telephone: 01228 577219 (8am-10pm)
Telephone: 01228 577019
Fax: 01228 904949

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

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 Farm could be just the location you need for a holiday break.

We offer a farm 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, and there are experts available if you prefer an accompanied walk with a knowledgeable local guide.

We have plenty of literature in the rooms and cottages to help you to find out more about the attractions of this area.?


You will find Bessiestown Farm in a magnificent rural setting in Catlowdy, 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.

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