Cosy Cumbrian Bed and Breakfast in Kirksanton
Enjoy a relaxing holiday and warm Lake District welcome at The Fold Guest House. Nestled at the foothills of Blackcombe and Whicham Valley, this 18th-century cottage enjoys an enviable location with the Irish Sea on one side and the lakes to the other.
The Fold Guest House has four elegant bedrooms, each boasting stunning views of Blackcombe and the surrounding countryside. Our rooms have the following facilities:
- En-suite bathroom
- Complementary toiletries
- Flat screen TV/ DVD player
- High Speed Wi-Fi available
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
- Free off-road parking
After a restful nights’ sleep, get your day off to a great start with a delicious home-cooked Full English Breakfast. Our meals are made with local ingredients and served in our cosy dining room with wood-burning stove. You can also enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner at the nearby village pub, which is just a two-minute walk from The Fold Guest House.
Lake District Attractions
Our bed and breakfast is a great place to stay if you are touring the Western Lake District and is the perfect location for horse riding on the beach and the fells. There are two excellent horse riding stables nearby, Murthwaite Green and Cumbria Heavy Horses.
There is lots to do in the South Western Lakes including taking in the beautiful scenery, historic castles, Roman ruins and is home to numerous microbreweries. Our Blue Flag beaches of Kirksanton, Silecroft, and Haverigg, are ideal for kite buggies, kite surfing, kite flying, windsurfing and not forgetting sandcastles and rock pool exploration.
The Fold Guest house, in the shadow of Black Combe, is about 10 miles south of Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle and within easy driving distance to Windermere and Coniston.
We are only a twenty minute drive from the picturesque village of Ravenglass. There are plenty of things to do in Ravenglass including visiting the Roman bath house and the remains of the Roman fort. Ravenglass is also home to the famous Ravenglass-Eskdale railway called the La’al Ratty. This takes you through seven miles of beautiful countryside, and finishes at Dalegarth, Boot, where you can get off and explore the surrounding area. There is a cafe at Ravenglass and at the Dalegarth station where you can purchase light refreshments. Whilst there you can use the cycle and rambling tracks to sight see. The pub called the Ratty Arms, next to the railway station, serves food until late and the millennium garden in Ravenglass is a great place to capture the beautiful sunsets across the sea and sandbanks.
Muncaster Castle is the historic haunted castle owned by the Penningon family for over seven hundred years. About a mile south of Ravenglass you are able to walk around the castle or take a stroll around the beautiful Babylonian gardens, complete with rhododendrons, which are spectacular in spring.
Wasdale is a 30 minute drive away and plays host England’s highest mountain in Scafell Pike, Wastwater, England’s deepest Lake, England’s smallest church, and has been voted as Britain’s favourite view.
For guests who prefer less hilly walks there are some beautiful scenic walks within easy driving distance. From The Fold Guest house there is a 20 minute walk to the lovely beach at Kirksanton. Silecroft Beach is accessible from Kirksanton on foot or is just a short drive away. Nearby Haverigg has a walk around the sea wall and Hodbarrow nature reserve. Further afield Eskdale, Ulpha and the Wasdale valley are great places to get off the beaten track and explore. Tarn Hows, just outside of Coniston, has a lovely walk around the tarn and is a popular picnic destination for many people.
If you like horse riding, Murthwaite Green in Silecroft offers horse riding experiences with beach or fell rides for all abilities. The Cumbrian Heavy Horse centre is just a 5 minute drive away, in Whicham valley. They have both Clydesdale and Shire horses. Rides available include fell, farm, and beach rides.
Bigland Hall in Windermere also offer a great horse riding experience. Half day and full day rides are available, enjoy fell rides around Lake Windermere or for the more experienced a full day ride from Morecombe Bay Sands to Chapel Island. There are numerous other activities at Bigland Hall to enjoy such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, target shooting, and fishing.
The South Lakes Safari Zoo is a great day out for the whole family, with lions, tigers and a chance to feed the lemurs. Here you can watch tigers climb 20ft for their dinner - a unique experience.
Visit Milloms Discovery Centre for an historic journey into Milloms mining past at Hodbarrow. Milloms Rock Park is free to visit and delves into the geology of the area and has an informative journey of how Cumbria's rocks were formed over millions of years. Millom Park is a lovely forest walk for all abilities to explore.
Dalton-In-Furness is an historic settlement mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is home to Dalton Castle. It is now the property of the National Trust and open to the public, free of charge.
Furness Abbey is open to the public and is steeped in history please check for seasonal opening times.
Take a trip to Piel Island and its Castle to meet the King and have lunch in the Ship Inn. Check out their website for ferry departure times.
Visit Ulverston, the historic market town and birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple is a temple for World Peace and hosts the largest bronze Buddha statue in the west. Though built according to traditional design, it is a modern temple that privides a peaceful respite from the busy world. Each year thousands of people visit the temple to admire its artistic and architectural features and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere. The temple is open throughout the year and guided tours are available.
Hawkshead is one of the prettiest villages in Britain with its whitewashed houses, narrow streets and cobbled alleyways. Now a conservation area ensuring the preservation of its architectural features. Hawkshead has important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and the children's author Beatrix Potter.
For the bird watchers and twitchers amongst us we have Nature Reserves in Millom, Barrow-In-Furness, South and North Walney Island.
You can also have Kitesurfing , Landboarding, Buggying, and Power Kiting lessons on Walney Island with North West Kitesurfing. Check out their website for further information.
For open water swimmers it is still legal to swim in navigable lakes and rivers such as the Lake District’s Coniston Water, Derwentwater, Ullswater and Windermere. There are also events for open water swimming throughout the summer months. Our blue flag beaches of Silecroft, Haverigg and Kirksanton are also good for swimmers to enjoy.
For shopping there is Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Hawkshead, Windermere, Bowness and also Carlisle a former Roman settlement which, although drivable, you can also take the scenic rail journey along the west coast.
Please click here to view our availability at the Fold Guest house or ring now on 0800 047 6922 to make a booking for your Lake District break.