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  • VisitEngland 4 Star Guest House
  • VisitEngland Silver Award
  • Older and less mobile
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 6 rooms £78-£98 prpnb

Scales Farm Country Guest House

Scales Farm Country Guest House

Scales Farm Country Guest House

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Children of any age are accepted.

room 1
(double room sleeps 2)

room 2
(double room sleeps 2)

room 3
(flexible room sleeps 2 + 2)

room 4
(flexible room sleeps 2 + 3)

room 5
(double room sleeps 2)

room 6
(flexible room sleeps 2 + 2)

Availability last updated 17 Sep 2018 16:34

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    Family with Older Children M H
    United Kingdom
    13 September 2018
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Really nice and welcoming place ”

    Really nice place, very welcoming hosts and decent food!

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    Nestling on the slopes of Blencathra, 6 miles from Keswick and with spectacular views across the central fells, Scales Farm offers quality accommodation and a superb location to explore the Lake District.

    The 17th century farmhouse features a welcoming traditional beamed lounge with a wood-burning stove and breakfast room available to customers at all times, ample private parking, secure bicycle storage and drying room.
    All our bedrooms are en-suite with TV/DVD/DAB, Wi-Fi, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. We have one room suitable for our mobility impaired guests. Three of our six rooms are dog friendly with direct access to the garden and our own paddock.
    Breakfast includes a buffet, full English breakfast or alternatives. Packed lunches provided on request.
    Scales Farm is an ideal location, with many classic walks and the coast to coast cycle path accessible from our front door
    With the popular White Horse pub, located next door, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch or evening meal of Lakeland food, drink and views.
    Located just off the A66, Scales Farm is easy to reach by road, just 10 minutes from M6. Complementary pick up from Penrith main line railway station is available for guests arriving by train.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • UnlicensedUnlicensed
    • Minibar in bedroomsMinibar in bedrooms
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Television availableTelevision available
    • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

    We also provide a drying room, secure cycle storage, fridges in rooms (note that minibars in bedrooms are stocked with a selection of soft drinks). There is a pub/restaurant next door and direct access to fells. Children welcome from any age.


    CA12 4SY


    Plan route to Scales Farm Country Guest House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 342268  Lat: 54.63290 Long: -3.01980

    Arriving from Keswick - take the A66 towards Penrith. Pass Threlkeld village on the left and continue up the hill for one and a quarter miles. Take the left turn by the signs for Scales and the White Horse Inn. Scales Farm is on the left before the White Horse.

    Arriving from the M6/Penrith - leave at junction 40 and take the A66 in the direction of Keswick. Eleven miles from the motorway take a small turning on the right signposted for Scales and with a board for the White Horse Inn. Scales Farm is ahead, next-door to the White Horse.

    Arriving by Train - There is a main line train service into Penrith with an excellent service to London and Glasgow. We can pick you up from Penrith station.

    Arriving by Bus - There are regular bus services from Penrith or Keswick which stop directly opposite Scales Farm. Ask the driver to stop at the White Horse, Scales.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower
      • YesBath
      • YesWet room
    • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
    • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
    • YesWCs with handrails available
    • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
    • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 1
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities

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