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In a countryside setting between Gretna Green and Hadrian’s Wall, this multi-award-winning country guest house offers home cooking, pretty en suite bedrooms and a friendly welcome. The 5-Star Gold guest house is just north of Carlisle, within driving distance of the Lake District and just south of the Scottish border. At Bessiestown Country Guesthouse you can enjoy peace, beautiful public rooms and traditional meals made with local ingredients. There are many walks nearby.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Carlisle
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Rhona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Home from home cottage,very clean and comfortable. Lovely countryside views
  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The Breakfast perfect to start the day certainly didn't leave hungry
  • Timothy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely stay, very clean, wonderful friendly hosts. Great breakfast, lots of choice, lovely start to the day.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Bessiestown Country Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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From 16:00 to 21:00


From 07:30 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash Bessiestown Country Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

FAQs about Bessiestown Country Guesthouse

  • Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is 13 miles from the centre of Carlisle. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Bessiestown Country Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking

  • The prices at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Apartment

  • Check-in at Bessiestown Country Guesthouse is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.