The Warmest Welcome at Willowbeck Lodge.
Willowbeck Lodge is an award-winning family run boutique hotel, restaurant and wedding venue.
The five bedrooms in the main house all take their names from the trees that grow in the mature
gardens that encompass the lodge - Willow, Ash, Beech, Oak and Hazel.
All the rooms are newly redecorated to a high standard and feature;ensuite bathrooms, king or
super king size beds, Egyptian cotton bedding and views over the garden and pond.
Eva's Cottage, an annex, adjacent to the main house, sleeps four in two ensuite bedrooms.
The Cedar garden suite is set amongst Willow trees and has its own open plan lounge
plus two ensuite bedrooms. Its modern contemporary design takes Nordic inspiration and the
interior is designed for privacy and with relaxed luxury in mind.
A uniquely personal experience...
Staying at the lodge is a warm and familiar experience, offering the facilities and services of a large hotel with the personal touches of a bed and breakfast.
Updated Coronavirus Statement March 2020.
In response to the UK goverments guidlines regarding the Covid 19 virus and with the situation changing daily, we're finding it almost impossible to know whether to remain open or closed during this period. As with all small business, the determind part of us wants to continue to operate as safely as possible whilst maintaining a small income stream and hopefully protect ourselves financially going forward.The other part now accepts that with our staff in lockdown or isolation and our suppliers closing, the task of continuing to operate to the same standards are near impossible. Going forward, we believe we have a moral duty to serve the workforce on the . front-line of this crisis (NHS employees an anyone else that are classified as an 'essential worker'). We will be unable to operate a restaurant service so rooms will now be booked on a 'room only' basis. We propose guests contacts us directly.
Over the last week we have recieved nearly 100% cancellation for all pre-booked rooms for the coming 3-months. As part of the direct booking process, we do stipuate that the £50 pre-paid deposit is non-refundable. We are considering an option whereby we will transfer the deposit to a future date, but this will depend on whether our insurance will cover our loss of earnings during this time. For guests who have booked via third-parties i.e. Booking.com or Hotels.com we ask for you to contact the sites directly. We have been notified that Booking,com have declared a Force Majeure/Forced circumstances for all hotel bookings made with them between the 23rd March and the 13th April. They have yet to pass onto us how this process will be implemented, so we ask for guests patience in this matter.
Finally, Sarah and I would like to sincerely thank those guests how have shown support and understanding to us over recent weeks.
Over the last 15-years we have survived floods,a fire and now we're dealing with pestilence. Each set back has made us stronger. We will provail once more.
Andrew - Owner (March 25th 2020)
The building of our Garden Suite was supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Dining at the Lodge
Guests and members of the public can dine at the lodge from Wednesday to Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Cumbrian produce shines in our chef Rob's menus. His laid back-style of cooking makes the best of locally souced ingredients. Menu's vary with the seasons with dishes that make unshowy use of technical skills and classic flavours .
Our fully licensed bar offers a comprehensive selection of wines, artisan gins, single malts and blended whisky, local and draught beers.
The restaurant at Willowbeck 'Fini's' takes its name from the owners grandmother Josephine Hildegarde 'Fini' McGrillis.
Fini's is open for brunch, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and lunch on a Sunday. It's also available for private hire. The light, spacious lounge and bar area make for a unique and intimate party venue for gatherings of up to 40 people.
Our serving times Wednesday to Saturday are:
Brunch 10am - 12pm
Lunch 12pm - 3pm
Dinner 6pm - 8:30pm
Our serving times on Sunday are:
12pm - 3pm
Gift vouchers are available.
Renovations and refurbishment 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, opening to paying guests in September 2018. The second phase started in January 2019, when we undertook the complete redecoration of the restaurant, the refurbishment of the Oak and Beech bedrooms and Eva's Cottage . Behind the scences, we've built a new storage facility, upgraded the kitchen, had an electrical overhaul and improved building access and parking facilities. In June 2019, we completed the final phase, opening a brand-new downstairs bedroom 'Hazel' with its own a private access and glass screened terrace,