The Warmest Welcome at Willowbeck Lodge.

Willowbeck Lodge is an award-winning family run boutique hotel providing four luxury double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, a 2-bedroomed self-contained luxury garden lodge and as of Spring 2019 a fifth room has been added, a downstairs bedroom with private terrace.

The hotel boosts its own 35-cover restaurant and bar area.

Situated on the outskirts of Carlisle and a mile from junction 43 of the M6 motorway, Willowbeck is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, the Eden Valley and Southern Scotland, be it for an overnight stay, weekend retreat or holiday break.


Modern & Comforting Features

Staying at the lodge is a warm and familiar experience, that combines a break from the fast pace of daily life with the modern comforts you need to unwind.

Be Connected

Free broadband internet is available.

Switch On

Smart TV in all the rooms.

Service on Call

Phones in rooms for assistance

Have a Cuppa

Courtesy teas, coffees and biscuits provided in your room.

Enjoy a Drink

Fully licensed bar.

Cards Accepted

Bank cards accepted (except for AMEX)


Watch a Tour

Watch a video to see the lodge spring to life and experience the light, style and surroundings in high definition.


Fresh and modern design with a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Andrew & Sarah McGrillis – Owners of Willowbeck Lodge

Dining at the Lodge

Guests can enjoy evening meals at the lodge from Tuesday to Saturday and lunch on Sunday

Our chef Rob changes his menus monthly to include seasonal dishes prepared with only the best locally sourced ingredients. Our fully licensed bar offers a comprehensive selection of wines, spirits and local and draught beers.


Fini’s Kitchen

Inspired by the hearty and wholesome cooking of the owners late Grandmother Josephine ‘Fini’ McGrillis, the cafe serves classic dishes with a modern twist.

Fini’s Kitchen is open from Tuesday to Saturday and is also available for private hire for functions on Sundays from 12 – 3pm. The light, spacious lounge and bar area make for a unique party venue for gatherings of up to 40 people.

We offer brunches and lunches. Afternoon teas are available by booking only on Friday and Saturday and are served at 3pm. Gift vouchers are also available.

Renovations 2018 and 2019

In May 2018, we embarked on the first stage of our phased expansion project, with the creation of The Cedar Rooms garden lodge, which opened to paying guests in September 2018.

Our plans soon escalated into a full-on revamp, following a fire in our storeroom in December 2018. In the first 3-months of 2019, we have undertaken the complete refurbishment of the restaurant, kitchen, the Oak bedroom, storerooms, building access and an electrical overhaul. Additionally, we have begun to convert the old store facility into a brand-new downstairs bedroom with a private glass screened terrace, scheduled to open in April 2019.

As of the 8 th March 2019, the restaurant is now back open



Booking & Tariffs October 18 – March 19

All prices are per room per night, based on two people sharing, including Bed and Breakfast

Willow Room £130
Oak Room £130
Ash Room £130
Beech Room £100 (single occupancy only)

£10 deduction for single occupancy

You can book a room safely and securely 24hours a day using our website booking system

For all booking and hotel enquiries, our office is open from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 7pm. Please note latest check-in is 9pm. Late check-ins by pre-arrangement only.

Regrettably we cannot accept pets at the lodge

Call us on 01228 513607

Please note we operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.

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Happy Guests

Here's some of the nice things our lovely guests have to say about us.

  • The best of the best – great food and first class service. Liz and John made us feel very welcome and we will definitely stay again.

    Scott M
  • From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were treated as friends, not customers. A very enjoyable stay.

    Rob L
  • The rooms were all spacious and beautifully decorated. They were spotlessly clean. I would thoroughly recommend this place to everyone.

    Hazel P
  • We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Willowbeck….and already want to return!

    Ceri W
  • Whenever we are in the general area of Carlisle, we stay at this wonderful Bed & Breakfast. The breakfast (which is cooked to order) is something to behold.

    Ken Sproston
  • A great place to stop on the way south from Scotland. A very modern house with a wonderful galleried dining room.

    Sara Price

Book Now

If you're feeling inspired and yearning for a relaxing break, why not check availability and book online right now or call us on 01228 513 607.

Good Hotel Guide
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 | Willowbeck Lodge


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