This family-run hotel is on the western edge of the Lake District, offering dramatic, panoramic views of the Loweswater Valley and mountains beyond.

Set against the imposing Melbreak, from which the hotel takes it name, and the rugged coastline of the Solway Firth, this country house hotel is on 3 acres of idyllic grounds. The Conservatory Restaurant provides superb views of the surrounding landscape. The lounge bar, popular with locals and guests alike, is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink or light snack.

Conveniently positioned just off the A66, the main route through the North Lakes, The Melbreak Hotel offers easy access to Workington and the Cumbrian coast.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

The Melbreak Hotel has been welcoming guests since Feb 24, 2007

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

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

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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The Melbreak Hotel, near Workington, is a family run motel style hotel offering high standards of accommodation and service. Tastefully converted from an 18th century farmstead, the hotel has 36 bedrooms and 2 suites, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. All of our rooms are non-smoking.
The hotel is ideally situated to use as a base to discover and take advantage of all the area has to offer, whether that might be a gentle stroll around the nearby market towns and villages, a brisk walk around some of the nearby lakes or something more adventurous such as rock climbing or off-road cycling. The area also plays host during the summer months to many country shows where local crafts, livestock and activities such as Cumberland Wrestling and Hound Trailing can be enjoyed. The area regularly plays host to some fantastic events and festivals throughout the year, many of which are extremely well attended with visitors travelling from near and far.
Language spoken: English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Whinlatter Forest Park
    9.6 miles
  • Go Ape Whinlatter Forest Park
    10.1 miles
  • Buttermere
    11.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Bassenthwaite Lake
    10.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Isle Of Man Airport
    60.1 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Conservatory at the Melbreak

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Melbreak Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Melbreak Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Any guests wanting to check-in after 22:30 must inform reception before their arrival. If you want a table in the restaurant during your stay - booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

When booking 6 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.
Please note, the price for the Deluxe Suite is for 2 people but it can accommodate 1 extra person on a sofa bed for a additional charge: - 1 child up to 12 years old - GBP 25.00 per night - 1 child over 12 years and adults - GBP 45.00 per night these rates include breakfast for the extra person where applicable.

Please note some parts of the hotel are being renovated and refurbished. Disruptions are being kept to a minimum for the guests.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform The Melbreak Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Melbreak Hotel

  • The prices at The Melbreak Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Melbreak Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Conservatory at the Melbreak

  • Yes, The Melbreak Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The Melbreak Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at The Melbreak Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • The Melbreak Hotel is 0.7 miles from the center of Great Clifton.

  • The Melbreak Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)