Your B&B Hosts
Your host Madeleine is UK born but educated in Tasmania. She is a good cook and as well as preparing delicious breakfasts will also, by prior arrangement, provide her guests with an evening meal. She is happy to recommend local hostelries and country walks (many of which are on the doorstep). She and her journalist husband, their two children, and two friendly dachshunds clearly love sharing their fabulous family home.
Just north of the Lakes but easy to avoid the crowds, this area warrants more than overnight stops en route to or from Scotland. Lazonby, on the famous Settle - Carlisle line, has a public outdoor heated pool in summer. There are lakes, stately homes, gardens, race meetings, festivals, walks and cycling routes galore in this picturesque part of Cumbria.