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Accommodation Details Lockholme
48 South Road, Kirkby Stephen CumbriaCA17 4SN
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Lockholme in Kirkby Stephen on The Coast to Coast Path
We loved our stay here. Chrissie and Joe have a superb B and B with first class accommodation and a caring attitude. Best on the entire route for us!
Kate's Dad, left on 13 August 2018
Mary is a delightful and gracious hostess! After many years running her B&B and looking after walkers, she has thought of everything you might like and cheerfully provides it. We arrived soaked through and there was an entry area in which we could come out of the rain and take off our wet gear and boots (newspaper at the ready for the boots - drying rack at the ready for waterproofs). A sheet of plastic was on the floor in our room so we needn't worry our packs would wet the carpet. Best of all, a huge pot of tea and two delicious cupcakes to enjoy. After the cloud lifted we could see the Nine Standards Rigg from the window of our room - fantastic. Kirby Stephen is a charming town and we enjoyed wandering around exploring. Our bed was comfortable (and had a sheet and blanket too, not just a duvet - hooray! - we were not awakened by being too hot). Fresh fruit at breakfast was most welcome too. Definitely recommend staying here - loved it.
Peter & Michelle, Australia, left 13 Sept 12, left on 15 October 2012
Can recommend this b&b great welcome and breakfast
Steven & Harry stopped sept 2012, left on 13 October 2012
Stayed June 2011.Friendly old fashioned B& B. Mary is most insistent that she brings the welcoming cup of tea to our room. feeling that you have done enough walking for one day. From the window of bedroom I could see Nine Standards, having tangled with the mud on the top of the Pennines before this did not give much enthusiaism. But it has to be got over.
Derrick Stocker., left on 13 January 2012
After a miserable 21 mile trudge through mud and rain and blowing winds, we were almost brought to tears with Mary's warm welcome at Lockholme in September. We looked like a couple of drowned rats with mud up to our knees, but Mary had a tray of hot tea and sponge cake ready for us in our room after we took off our soaked boots and jackets.
Mary's hospitality was incredible. The room was inviting, stylish and so comfortable.
Breakfast was on china and the portions were huge.
We highly recommend Lockholme. Mary is a saint.
Barb and Bill Samsoe
Stevensville, Montana
Barb Samsoe, left on 12 October 2011
I stayed here in June 2011 during the C to C.Its an excellent value B and B.Very friendly welcome, lovely comfortable room and bathroom (I was given a double to stretch out in despite having booked and paid only for a single).Recommended.
Mike Wear, left on 25 June 2011
This was our second stay at Lockholme and we weren't dissapointed - a lovely welcome with delicious cake, a well cooked breakfast and our kind host even dropped us off at the pub in the evening. A real haven, highly recommended.
J & R, Exmoor, left on 18 May 2011
very nice B&B, found directions we were given slightly confusing - just head for the main road! walked into centre of town for meal, close by. nice stop. stayed sep 2010
Gill, left on 13 October 2010
Stayed here night of 9th July 2010. This is on route, approx 10 mins walk from centre of Kirby Stephen. Arrived after our 20 mile walk from Shap to a pot of tea and cakes which was very welcoming. Our room was very clean and spacious as was the ensuite bathroom. We even has a view of Nine Standards from our window.
Mark and Lorna , left on 05 August 2010
a very comfortable home, very welcoming and helpful. A lift from the station and tea and cake on our arrival made us feel at home . Perfect for walkers Thankyou
Jocelyn V Jones, left on 16 June 2010
This was a lovely place to stay, with delicious tea and cake on arrival we immediately felt at home. We were upgraded for free so had en suite as well as use of a large, immaculate bathroom with lovely big bath!
We would highly recommend staying here, will be back next year!
Exmoor hikers, left on 12 May 2010
August 2009
We arrived late after long walk from Shap, but still received V. nice tea & cakes with a friendly welcome. As we were so late, we were directed to the nearest pub, The Croglan Castle. This did not look auspicious, but the good food, from a limited menu, exceeded expectations.
This b&b was a bit old fashioned, but in the best way; very comfortable, clean & friendly.
A good selection of shops for kit, blister plasters, food, fruit, etc
G&J Woods, left on 12 December 2009
Bliss after a lonog day
Anthea Firth, left on 11 December 2009
V friendly welcome-even drying our pile of wet clothes unasked.Comfy & warm room,lovely breakfast.Recommended
Robin & Jill Martin, left on 10 October 2009
We stayed recently and it was lovely. A friendly face and tea and cake on arrival as well as a really warm welcome, so nice at the end of a long day walking! I would stay again and suggest anyone on the coast to coast stops here.
Su and Fay, left on 20 August 2009
A good old fashioned B and B. Mary was a kind hostess and the place was spotless.
Sarah and Tony Hutt, left on 08 August 2009
Mary was very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us after a long day's walking. Mary was kind enough to take us into town for a meal as the house is a bit of a distance from the town centre. Also offered to bring us back again. A very comfortable stay and a great host. Well recommended.
Mike & Lyn Taylor, left on 30 July 2009
We stayed at Lockholme on Sat 13 June 2009. Our room was very comfortable and we had a good view of the 9 standards. Mary welcomed us with tea and home made Victoria sponge cake. An excellent place to stay.
Angela & Joe Madden, left on 07 July 2009
Very friendly and helpful, well looked after. Peter and Kate, Australia.
Peter Ridding, left on 02 November 2007
Left Friday 14th Sept. 2007

Yet another great stop. Most welcoming host, a good sized room that was spotless and comfortable. Evening was spent at the Black Bull with other walkers and listening to some of their comments, it appeared that I had been fortunate in my choice of accomodation.
Great breakfast served on time and enough to set me up for the day. Must add, I had a really good nights sleep at the Lockholme
Dave Partridge, left on 13 October 2007
After a long, tiring walk from Shap it was a pleasure to arrive at such a clean and cosy B&B. Tea and cakes were provided upon arrival by the very welcoming hosts and a very good breakfast the following morning set us up nicely for our onward yomp to Reeth. I thoroughly recommend this place.
Parrado, left on 02 July 2007
Great B & B - spotlessly clean with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. It just melts around you - exactly what you need after the trawl from Shap. Very firendly owners. We had an en-suite shower but there is bathroom - I don't think this was available if you had the en-suite room which is a shame as a bath would have been great.
The Simpsons, left on 05 June 2007
Lovely in every way
C & L Turner, left on 16 November 2006
nice welcome with home made cakes and pot of tea, nice comfortable room.
ron crowe, left on 30 October 2006
Lovely place - run by a lovely lady.
Nimrod, left on 24 July 2006
We arrived sodden after a day of rain, rain and more rain. And what a welcome! Newspapers ready to stuff into boots, wet gear dripping but 'not to worry' and home made cake and tea in our room almost before we were! A table was swiftly booked for our supper and a lift there and back provided - no question of our getting a taxi. Comfortable twin room, if a little on the 'tight' side. Mrs Graham is a real gem.
Jenny Talbot, left on 30 September 2005
Mrs. Mary Graham was the sweetest woman - and our host - we met. Her husband is also very strong as he carried our too-heavy bag up the stairs to our room. These were great people, the room was wonderful, the house as well. Very close to downtown, easy to find and - seriously - probably the nicest people you'll meet on the entire trip.
Gene Whitright, left on 10 December 2004
We had an okay stay here in July. Perhaps on the back of two excellent B&B`s the previous two nights we felt Lockholme was at best adequate and we probably wouldn`t return. The room was a bit cramped and breakfast was very basic, of limited choice and no fresh fruit. A bit pricey compared to others of a higher standard.
Martin & Maureen Shipley, left on 07 November 2004
very clean and tidy,great breakfast overlooking nine standard rigg.
roy, left on 28 July 2004
Mary is a sweet and thoughtful host. She welcomed us with a pot of tea and fresh-baked (delicious!) chocolate cake -- quite a treat after mucking through Green Riggs Farm. The twin en suite room was comfy and the breakfasts were very good. We stayed two days to rest up and were made to feel quite at home here. Many thanks, Mrs. G, for a wonderful stay at Lockholme. - Kate
Kate DeRosier, left on 04 July 2004
Hosts went the extra mile, bringing us tea & jam cake upon arrival after a long day of walking from Shap, also helped with car rental to visit Hadrian's Wall following day. Plenty of hot water for Radox soaks in huge tub or shower & excellent breakfast!
Robin & John Willis, left on 20 October 2003
This B+B must be one of the best in England! Mrs Graham was a fantastic host and our heavy suitcase was in our room- how thoughtful.
Tea and cake was served on arrival and a tv and shower was provided in the room. Massive room, the best breakfasts(all local produce) you could possibly eat and a great room. Thanks for the stay. You r the best Mrs.G. YOU MUST STAY HERE!
Antony Hunt, left on 21 September 2003
This was our second visit here. It is a good "value for money" B&B.
Natalie, left on 20 May 2003
This was our favourite B&B of the Coast to Coast. One of our party was ecstatic over the bath and didn`t emerge for about two hours. The rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. Our host was helpful and discreet and breakfast was brilliant. Definitely one to (re)visit.
Paula Longden, left on 24 March 2003
Extremely hospitable and comfortable, with a cup of tea on arrival, plenty of hot water in a smart bathroom and the ready offer to dry clothes overnight. Good breakfast preparing one to tackle Nine Standards Rigg, which is in full view from the front bedrooms- weather permitting! One of the best.
Colin Wills, left on 05 November 2002
Beautiful house and rooms. Mrs Graham and her husband were lovely hosts offering us a hose and brush to clean our boots. Superb bath in the house bathroom and the en-suite facilities are good too. Everything was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Good options at breakfast and plenty to eat.
Carol Donally, left on 17 October 2002
I was welcomed with a nice cup of tea and a superb hot bath. Mary even did some washing for me. A superb BB. Will definitely stay here again
andrew bradley, left on 16 July 2002
We are four time coast to coaster`s ,know the best b&b`s as well as the cold comfort farms, Dont miss this one in kirkby stephen , for a warm welcome from Mary and comfy accommodation.
Dave & Marj Robinson, left on 06 January 2002


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