Surrounded by the Cumbrian mountains, this welcoming 3-star hotel is a foodie destination in its own right. Constructed from natural materials, with plenty of homely touches, it has a rustic-chic vibe -- think home-made biscuits in your room, country-style wood furnishings and local artwork hanging on the walls.
Just off the M6, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks, the Westmorland is also a convenient stopover for those travelling to or from Scotland, 50 miles away. Popular with nature lovers and walkers, the nearby village of Orton is on routes such as Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk and the Walney to Wear cycle route.
The family-owned business started life as an M6 service station, but its reputation for excellent home-cooked food spread rapidly, and the hotel's restaurant is now one of the area's attractions. A Modern British menu features produce from the family's own farm -- expect the likes of crispy oxtail or smoked cured belly pork. A cosy lounge, with comfortable sofas and a log fire, offers lighter bites such as home-made pies, soups and sandwiches. Guests can also take a little local flavour away with them by visiting the hotel's farm shop, which sells artisan produce, including regional cheeses.
The 50 bright, contemporary rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi and Freeview TVs, as well as gorgeous views over the Cumbrian fells. Many rooms are dog-friendly, and come with bowls and treats (for a £10 surcharge). Most rates include a full English breakfast.
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24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for English breakfast: GBP 13.25 per person (approximately)
Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is on the M6 motorway, between junctions 38 and 39. Penrith train station is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, while Oxenholme Lake District train station is 25 minutes away. Both are located on the West Coast Main Line, with regular links to Glasgow and London Euston. Manchester Airport is 1 hour 25 minutes away.
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