The Coachman’s Quarters – Muncaster Castle

UK England North West England Cumbria Ravenglass

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B

Just outside Ravenglass, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, you can visit this lavish haunted castle and its wonderful grounds whenever you want. But it's the fact that you can stay here too, that makes it unusual, with a unique B&B experience available in its the old coachman’s quarters, where a variety of rooms are arranged around a cobbled courtyard, from cosy doubles to larger family rooms – indeed if you’re looking to arrange a large family gathering, you can book the entire block for your party.  Both B&B and self catering options are available and there is a large, well equipped, communal kitchen.  All of the rooms are fresh and clean, with stone walls and exposed beams adding plenty of atmosphere.

There is ample parking adjacent to the rooms and plenty to see and do right on your doorstep. The castle itself dates back to 1026 and has been the Pennington family home since at least 1208. Dogs are allowed into two of the bedrooms, as well as the communal lounge area, and there is no shortage of space to exercise them. Castle tours are informative and residents enjoy free entry to the extensive rounds around the castle, as well as discounted rates on castle tours and a variety of other local attractions. There are plenty of walks from the door, including a lovely stroll down into Ravenglass which boasts stunning views, the fascinating remains of a Roman bath-house and the ever popular Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, affectionately known locally as La’al Ratty, which will whisk you up into the heart of the stunning Eskdale Valley.

Price

Prices start at £90 for a double room with breakfast, although a range of options are available, including self catering.  Dogs are £10 per dog per stay. No bowls or beds provided.

Rooms

Eleven rooms in all, 9 of which have en-suite bathrooms, and 2 of which are dog-friendly. They have 1 family room and 1 suite.

Location

The Coachman’s Quarters – Muncaster Castle, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RD

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