Best Guests Houses for Hikers | UK Guide
Best Guests Houses for Hikers: Guest houses in the Lake District provide a mid-priced alternative to hotels and self-catering accommodation.
Because The Lake District has been such a popular destination for well over a century, there is an abundance of guest houses offering excellent bed and breakfast.
Where to Stay in the Lake District
Stay in one of the lively towns, in a picturesque village, or deep in the countryside – the choice is yours.
But you will always find that friendly Lake District guest house (B&B) owners are determined to make your stay supremely comfortable.
Often very knowledgeable about the local area, they will happily spare the time to chat, or recommend attractions, restaurants and no doubt, some good shopping tips, should you want any advice.
It’s this homely, personal attention that perhaps distinguishes Lake District guest houses from large hotels.
And it is likely to be the owners – rather than staff - who’ll serve you a tasty, home cooked breakfast, often including delicious Cumberland sausage as a traditional start to the day.
Although many of the guest houses were built by the Victorians, today’s visitors won’t encounter old fashioned standards of service.
Lake district guest houses can be liberally equipped with en suite facilities, WiFi and more.
What to Look for When Booking Guest Houses in the Lake District
The national assessing organisations covering The Lake District - Visit Britain and The AA - assess accommodation to the same standards.
They award one to five stars, reflecting the overall quality that guests can expect to experience.
However, some of the most historic Lake District guest houses may be limited in the star rating they can achieve, simply because en suite bathrooms, for example, cannot be fitted.
In these cases an additional gold or silver award can indicate the accommodation is exceptional in other aspects, such as outstanding quality of furnishing.
Do you have a favourite guest house or bed and breakfast you stay at when visiting the Lake District?
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