Whitehaven

Run by: Norah Messenger

Ideal family accommodation with children welcome, Chestnuts is also ideal if you're travelling up and planning to set off the next day. 'A brilliant start to our C2C,' reported one rider on Trip Advisor. In a small quiet, village two miles from Whitehaven. Guestrooms are top end. Substantial breakfasts and packed lunches if required. Secure overnight cycle storage and parking for your car for the duration of your ride. Local pub 5 minutes by footpath (or car) and captive owls to visit during your stay and to hoot you on your way!

Details:
Rooms: 2 D en-suite plus 2 bunks. Open all year. B&B: £40 (£45 single occ). Pk lunch: from £5. Secure cycle parking. Distance from route: 2 miles from start (on Reivers route). Pub: 5 minutes walk along footpath.

Contact:
Tel: 01946 61612
Email: owlmagic@tesco.net
Web: www.chestnuts-whitehaven.com


Run by: Jane & David Saxon

One of the most architecturally important buildings in Cumbria (English Heritage) Grade I listed and dating from 1620, Moresby Hall retains its 17th century charm while offering all the comfort you could wish. "For a spot of luxury at the start, or your reward at end of the journey, our beautiful guest rooms and award winning breakfast (Visit Britain) will surely enhance your trip," says Jane.  Plenty of parking space (you can leave your car free of charge for the 2 or 3 days of your crossing), there's a strong emphasis on food: Jane is a superb  cook and the set menu changes daily. Fully licensed with a selection of reasonably priced beers, wines and spirits. Two miles from Whitehaven, and in a semi-rural location, there are lovely walled gardens at this tranquil country home. Children over 10 years. If booking online, please click here.

Details:
Rooms: 8D/T (with family sharing possibilities). B&B: from £60pp if sharing. Single occ: £75-£90. Eve meal: £25 for 2-courses during week; £32.50 for 3-courses Fri & Sat. Secure cycle storage and drying facilities.    

Contact:
Tel: 01946 696317
Email: info@moresbyhall.co.uk
Web: www.moresbyhall.co.uk


Run by: Mrs. E. Armstrong

Large detached family run Victorian Guest House set in its own grounds. Breakfasts from 6am for those wishing for an early start. Secure cycle storage. 0.25 miles from start of C2C. All of the rooms are now en-suite. Firm cyclists' favourite.

Details:
Rooms: 2D, 2S, 2T, 3F. Months open: all year B&B: £37. Eve meal: no. Pk lunch: £4.50. Distance from route: 0.25 miles. Pub: 5 minutes walk.

Contact:
Tel: 01946 692249
Email: info@glenard.co.uk
Web: www.glenard.co.uk


Run by: Alan Graham

You can leave your car here for the duration of the ride. Good for groups, Chase is a privately owned Victorian former gentleman's residence in two acres of grounds. Quiet and comfortable with plenty of parking space, yet only a short stroll from the town centre. There is a secure lock-up for bikes (they have been looking after C2Cers since the route opened). Special £50 dinner, bed and breakfast deals for groups. £38pp (£2 discount) Fri/Sat/Sun for groups. Please call to arrange.

Details:
Rooms: 23. 6S, 4T, 13D. B&B: from £38 (discounted rate Fri/Sat/Sun only). Otherwise £40-£55pp. D,B&B £50. Eve meal: £7 - £15. 2-courses £15. Pk lunch: from £5 Fully licensed: 0.25 miles from route. Town centre. Car parking for duration.

Contact:
Tel: 01946 693656
Email: chase1@tms-connect.co.uk
Web: www.chasewhitehaven.co.uk