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Bessiestown Farm Country Guest

Enjoy England Bed and Breakfast 5 StarVisit England Gold Award

Accommodation Details

A warm welcome with a taste of Cumbrian luxury awaits you in our beautiful, award winning, guest house and self catering holiday cottages, situated near Carlisle.

Guests to Bessiestown enjoy many of the luxuries of a fine hotel combined with the relaxed atmosphere of a family bed and breakfast.

Bessiestown is a luxurious retreat, in the heart of Border Reiver country - the Debatable Lands - a relaxing and refreshing base from which to explore some of the most beautiful countryside in northern England. The Border City of Carlisle, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Water and Forest, Solway Coast as well as Gretna Green, famous the world over for romantic weddings and the Borders of Scotland are all in easy reach. The landscape on the doorstep is well worth exploring too.

Choose from our spacious Dove Cote honeymoon suite or one of four luxurious guest bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis and make the most of local produce, with a Cumbrian breakfast that will keep you going all day. You may book a delicious evening meal which shares the same focus on high quality ingredients, traditional recipes and exceptional home cooking.

Also available is a self catering option in one of our courtyard cottages.

“Northern hospitality at its best, hospitality, food and accommodation all excellent. Glad to have met you and we will be back.” The Peter family.

Bessiestown is ideally placed as a stop over on the way to or from Scotland but take our advice and make yours a longer stay - so many visitors in the past have come back time after time to explore the local countryside and to enjoy our hospitality.

Accept ChildrenAccess to Golf CourseBusiness FacilitiesCredit Cards AcceptedCycle StorageEvening Meals AvailableFishing NearbyFour Poster BedGarden PatioGround Floor BedroomInternet AccessLaundry FacilitiesParking On-SitePony TrekkingPoolReal FiresServes BreakfastStablingWorking FarmRoom ServiceExceptional Assisted Mobility

Accommodation Location

Bessiestown Farm Country Guest House, Catlowdy, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5QP




Things to see and do in Cumbria :

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming 17th-century building to enjoy a new exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original watercolours and paintings

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet

Muncaster Castle

Welcome to Muncaster Castle & Gardens, one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out!

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop also sells its own award-winning rum butter and a variety of ginger-themed foodstuffs


One of the country’s most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847

World of Beatrix Potter

Well, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters