Run by: Hazel Thompson

Recession busting deals possible. Consult the website or, better still, call Hazel to see what's on offer. Easy route: ignore left turn for Thackthwaite and continue over Scalehill Bridge and take the alternative (and more attractive) route to Lorton. "Winning 17th century grade II listed farmhouse set in stunning surroundings, with a handy tearoom offering delicious home-made produce. Beautiful antiques throughout compliment the original oak beams, flag floors and stone fireplaces where log fires crackle on colder days. Four posters, hot tub in the garden. Delicious food."

Rooms: 5D, 1T (E-S). B&B: £60 (see above). Pk Lunch: £7.50. Eve meal: £30 for 3 courses. Distance from C2C: on alternative parallel route. VisitBritain 5 stars: Which? Hotel of the year award winner. Pub 2km. Tearoom available.

Tel: 01900 85404
Mob: 07841 159818
Email: enquiries@newhouse-farm.co.uk
Web: www.newhouse-farm.com

Run by: Christine Edmunds

The reception here is as warm as the rooms and the location could hardly be bettered. Secure bike storage, drying facilities - pub close by and a great breakfast to see you on your way. You can get your evening meal at the Wheatsheaf, which is 1km away.

Rooms: 1D, 1T (en-suite) B&B: £35 - £40 Pk Lunch: £4. Distance from C2C: 300m. Pub: 1 km.

Tel: 01900 85315
Mob: 07746 959003
Email: CEdm85315@aol.com
Web: www.buttermerecumbria.com

Run by: Rachel Williamson

French windows lead to a slate patio with breathtaking views of Melbreak, Low Fell and the high fells beyond. With your own private entrance you can come and go as you wish. There is an ensuite wet room and a well stocked fridge plus a delicious home cooked breakfast, delivered to your door at a time of your choice. There is one room with a kingsize bed, with the option of a second room if you are a small group of, say, two couples. Buttermere, Crummock water and Loweswater nearby. There is a pub in the village, as well as a shop, church and tennis courts. Rachel will cook dinner if you arrange this in advance.

Rooms: 1D (optional 2nd for small group). B&B: £80 (£60 for single occ). Pk lunch: yes. Dinner: yes - please arrange in advance. Secure cycle storage and off-street parking.

Tel: 01900 85845
Email: enquiries@whitbeckbandb.co.uk
Web: www.whitbeckbandb.co.uk