Access Statement

Leathes Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a traditional two storey Lakeland family house in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley.

There are two letting bedrooms for the use of guests, who also have access to the ‘Snug’ (where breakfast is served) and the Sitting Room. A downstairs ‘Loo’ is also available for guest use.

The Cottage is a family house rather than a guest house and so while we welcome anyone who wants to come and stay, there may be some difficulties for people with a mobility problem. Parking is on a gravel area at the rear of the house and the front door is reached by a gravel path, which includes three steps. We are, of course, always willing to help with luggage and those with difficulty walking could be dropped off at the front door.

The only additional steps on the ground floor are into the downstairs ‘Loo’ and a 1 inch step into the ‘Snug’. Both bedrooms are on the first floor and are reached by a wide hall and staircase. The rooms have twin beds and en suite facilities. The first has a shower room with toilet, washbasin and ‘step in’ shower. The second has a bathroom with a bath (fitted with an over-bath shower), washbasin and toilet.

Breakfast is a ‘Traditional English’ with a choice, and is prepared using fresh, local produce. Much of it is homemade including bread, fresh bread rolls, granola, jams & marmalade and fruit compotes.

We are more than happy to try and provide alternatives for those with special dietary requirements. Please let us know in advance. The above tells you about the accommodation at Leathes Cottage. We think it is so much better to talk about what we can offer rather than provide you with a load of statistics….

So… if you would like to stay at Leathes Cottage and you have particular requirements, please give us a ring and chat through what they are.

We will do all we reasonably can to make your stay, not just possible, but easy and comfortable.