Pull up chairs at a cosy table for two in the dining room, request breakfast in bed, or enjoy it out on the terrace, weather-permitting.
Whatever you feel comfortable sipping tea and eating cake in. Factor in the Great Outdoors: bring waterproofs and wind-cheaters outside of summer (and perhaps even then; this is England, after all).
There’s no restaurant, but there’s also no chance you’ll go hungry, thanks to Graham’s hearty breakfasts. Begin the day with a Cumbrian breakfast with local sausages, bacon and black pudding made to a secret recipe; there’s also a veggie version, lassis, home-made granola and other sweet options. Dinner is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only and should be booked ahead of your stay. It's served at small candlelit tables in the dining room. On Thursdays and Saturday evenings, a four-course seasonal set menu will be served for £30 a person; on Friday evenings, a four-course Indian feast will be served, for £35 a person. There’s a selection of wines and craft beers to choose from, too.
The honesty bar in the lounge is stocked with wine, whisky and a pleasing lineup of craft beer, some of which is local.
Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 9.30am. Tea is served in the lounge or dining room from 3pm on the day of your arrival. Dinners can be arranged from Thursday to Saturday (but should be pre-booked).
Staying in a suite? Let the owners know if you’d rather have breakfast in bed. Forget alarm clocks: here, days begin with a gentle knock on your door at an appointed time (you decide when) and a tray of just-brewed tea left outside your room.