|The word most commonly used to describe Willowbeck Lodge is, "stunning". Designed by an award-winning local architect and completed in the Summer of 2004 to an exceptionally high specification, this purpose-built guesthouse nestles among mature willows, beech and oak. The large natural pond in front of the property provides a habitat for a huge variety of wildlife: regular visitors include kingfishers, heron and a variety of waterfowl.
At Willowbeck we offer four en-suite double bedrooms (including one twin), all of which overlook the lake. Each bedroom is comfortably furnished in contemporary style and has a flat-screen television, broadband connection, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
The spacious accommodation marries elegant simplicity with superb comfort. The main lounge, with its soaring ceiling, gallery and wood-burning stove, boasts a window six meters wide by seven meters high. This provides a perfect vantage point for viewing the extensive gardens and the wildlife and, most importantly, relaxing. The state-of-the-art underfloor heating throughout the house provides the perfect environment for a comfortable stay.
Not only do we provide excellent residential accommodation, we are happy to provide business clients with meeting and conferencing facilities in pleasant and discrete surroundings. There is ample secure off-road parking
Our breakfasts are certainly worth getting out of bed for and the gastronomic evening meals, if required, are also prepared only from fresh local produce. We will make every effort to accommodate individual dietary needs.
You'll find us in Scotby, a pleasant village less than three miles from Carlisle city centre. If you're holidaying in Scotland we are the perfect stopping-off place. Despite being only a mile from exit 43 on the M6 motorway you'll find peace and tranquillity when you arrive at Willowbeck Lodge.
We are within easy travelling distance of the Lake District National Park and [the World Heritage Site,] Hadrian's Wall. Those interested in golf are spoilt for choice. Carlisle golf club is just a mere chip (!) away while a further half dozen courses are a short drive (if you're Tiger Woods).
Perhaps more important than any of the many tangible qualities of Willowbeck, will be the warmth of your welcome and friendly companionship in this 'home from home'. There can be no doubt that you will enjoy a wonderful stay.