The information on this database is for the sole-purpose of linking those travelling for work (or other travel exemptions as specified by Government) to Cumbrian businesses who may be able to accommodate them. Please see the specific guidance for NHS staff below.

Whilst overnight stays for leisure purposes (including second homes and caravans) are not permitted, people are allowed to stay overnight away from home if they:

  • are visiting their support bubble
  • are unable to return to their main residence
  • need accommodation while moving house
  • need accommodation to attend a funeral or related commemorative event
  • require accommodation for work purposes or to provide voluntary services
  • are a child requiring accommodation for school or care
  • are homeless, seeking asylum, a vulnerable person seeking refuge, or if escaping harm (including domestic abuse)
  • are an elite athlete or their support staff or parent, if the athlete is under 18 and it is necessary to be outside of the home for training or competition.

If you need any further help identifying accommodation that suits your needs, please get in touch with us by email at and we will do our best to help.

Please be aware that:

  • When liaising with a provider, they may request confirmation from your employer and/or require evidence of ID.
  • Not all accommodation providers listed are members of Cumbria Tourism and as such, they will not have signed up to our code of conduct. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of the products or services offered by the participating providers.


NHS Staff

NHS staff with accommodation needs are advised to contact their Trust Accommodation team for support:

  • Staff from North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust can contact the team through the details found on the NCIC staff webpages.
  • Staff from Morecambe Bay NHS Hospitals Trust should contact or 01524 519700 for support.


Accommodation Providers

To be added to this database, please complete this form. If you have any further queries, please contact

Please note: accommodation providers in Cumbria who wish to provide for NHS staff specifically should register with the Government maintained NHS central database by also contacting:


Accommodation Directory


Laurel Bank Guest House, Keswick. 4 Star Silver Award Guesthouse. Dog friendly, all diets catered for.
Contact Gary at

Squirrel Lodge, Keswick.Victorian guest house with en-suite accommodation.

Hundith Hill Hotel, Lorton. Country House Hotel.
Contact 01900 822 092

Armidale Cottages B&B, Seaton.
Contact Sue at / 01900 63704

Wallace Lane Farm, Wigton. Cottages, cabins, lodges and campsite; all self catering.
Contact John at / 01697478188

Low Nest Studios, Naddle nr Keswick. One bed self-catering accommodation.
Contact Heather at / 01768772378

Wallsend Guest House & Glamping Pods, Bowness-on-Solway, Wigton. 4 self-catering glamping pods with parking.
Contact Barry at / 01697351055

Hunday Manor Hotel, Winscales. 4 Star hotel accommodation with fresh food available.

Riverside Escape Apartment, Keswick. Self-catering apartment in Keswick with free off-road parking.

Felldyke Bunkhouse, Lamplugh nr Workington. 18 bed bunkhouse.
Contact 07884 476708

Graysonside Guest House & Self-Catering, Cockermouth. 2 rooms in guest house and 2 self-catering units.
Contact Janette at / 01900 822351

Castlerigg Manor, Keswick. 72 beds with commercial catering facilities plus 6 bed self-catering cottage.

Eden Green Guest House, Keswick. 5 rooms, all en-suite.
Contact Sue & Mick at / 017587 72077

The Place, Loweswater. 4 bed self-catering cottage.
Contact Lucy at / 07768030836

Ouse Bridge Guesthouse, Bassenthwaite Lake. Guesthouse with parking, WIFI and takeaway breakfast bags.
Contact Claire at / 01768776322

The Melbreak Hotel, Workington. 36 bedroom hotel, takeaway or room service provided.
Contact Caroline at / 07841382663

Greenwood Holidays, Wigton. 3 self-catering units – 7 bed house, 4 bed barn-conversion and 1 bed apartment.
Contact David at / 07785950952

Washington Central Hotel, Workington. Over 80 bedrooms from £50 per night with continental breakfast and food via room service.
Contact Emma at / 01900 65772

Lakeside Country Guest House, Bassenthwaite nr Cockermouth. 2 self-catering cottages,  one sleeps 4 and the other 2. 
Contact Tim at / 07881863171



Holiday Inn Express, Barrow-in-Furness. All en-suite rooms with desks, breakfast, parking and WIFI included.
Please book through the website. For the hotel, call 01229 444600.

West Point House, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. Superior self-catering accommodation for NHS workers.
Contact Rachael at / 07568701523

Hotel Imperial, Barrow-in-Furness. 49 bedroom hotel, all en-suite rooms with desks.

Hotel Majestic, Barrow-in-Furness. 41 bedroom hotel, all en-suite rooms with desks.
Contact / 07732683423



The Halston, Carlisle. Luxury self-catering apartments, one and two bed.
Contact Dominique at / 07809163805

Tottergill Farm Cottages, Heads Nook nr Carlisle. 3 self-catering cottages.
Contact Tracey at / 01228 670615

County Hotel, Carlisle. Single, double, twin and triple rooms available, all en-suite. Free WIFI and parking.
Contact / 01228531316

Blenkinsopp Castle Country Inn, Greenhead, Brampton. 5 en-suite bedrooms with beverage facilities, breakfast included and evening meals available via room service.
Contact Gary at / 01697 747757 or 07771641181



Springbank Farm Lodges, High Walton. 2 2-bed self-catering log cabins with parking.
Contact Carole at / 07842174871

Stone House Farm Apartments, St Bees. 5 self-contained apartments.
Contact Carole at / 07704216735

Muncaster Coachmans Quarters B&B, Ravenglass. 10 rooms, all en-suite.
Contact Iona at / 01229 717614

The Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass. Full service hotel with 24 bedrooms.

Newtown House and Knott View House, Ravenglass. 4 bed self-catering house and 6 bed self-catering house with an interconnecting door.
Contact Iona at / 01229 717614

Sella Park Country House Hotel, Calerbridge. Country house hotel within one mile of Sellafield main gate on main access route, socially distanced and reduced check in/out. Meal pre-orders and room service.

The Bailey Ground Hotel, Seascale

The Strands Inn & Brewery, Nether Wasdale nr Seascale. 22 rooms, all en-suite.
Contact / 01946 726237

Hopesdale House, Beckermet nr St Bees. 3 bed guest house, all en-suite rooms with beverage facilities.
Contact Jo at / 07734050193

Seacote Caravan Park, St Bees. 2 or 3 bed static caravans.
Contact 07736061573

Summergrove Halls, Whitehaven. Hotel accommodation and self-catering options.
Contact Joanne at / 01946813328

The Old School B&B and Betty’s Cottage, Irton nr Holmrook. Early breakfast provided, prices from £75 per night. 
Contact Lesley at / 01946724158

The Pavilion Guest House, Millom. Breakfast included in price for room. Evening meals available at extra cost.
Contact Sherry at / 01229 770700



FSC Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld nr Keswick. 6 self-catering cottages and 9 en-suite hostel rooms.
Contact / 017687 79601

Bank House, Penrith. Small, comfortable Bed and Breakfast in a quiet part of Penrith.
Contact Sarah at / 01768 868714

Roundthorn Country House Hotel, Penrith. Five self-catering apartments available.
Contact Graham at

Milburn Grange self-catering cottages, Appleby. 7 self-catering cottages from one to three bedrooms, centrally located in the Eden Valley, convenient for the A66 and 20 minutes from M6.
Contact Russell at  / 07889315685

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation, Ullswater. Super-luxury five star self-catering set within a private and secure 26 acre lake-fronting estate.
Contact Dominic at / 07709098507

The Rowley Estates Cottages, Melmerby nr Penrith. 2 self-catering cottages.
Contact Christine at / 07968 258 234

The Lodges at Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale nr Kirkby Stephen. 5 self-catering lodges.
Contact Jennie at / 07548668152

The Quiet Site, Ullswater. Cottages and glamping.
Contact Daniel at / 07894160211

Ullswater Heights, Newbiggin nr Penrith. Lodge-style accommodation with 1, 2 and 3 beds. Free of charge to frontline workers.
Contact Grant at

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale nr Kirkby Stephen. Hotel with en-suite rooms.
Contact Louise at / 07812741874

Eden Valley Glamping, Armathwaite. Three self-catering en suite glamping pods (no TV/WiFi).
Contact 01228 318 860

Abbey House B&B, Penrith. 6 en-suite rooms, with beverage facilities.
Contact Andrew at / 07956250173

Albany House, Penrith. 3 rooms, all en-suite

Acorn Guest House, Penrith. 7 rooms, all en-suite

Staffield Hall, Staffield nr Penrith. 8 self-catering apartments
Contact Michael at / 01253 675633

Crown and Cushion Appleby. Double or twin rooms with en-suite. Kitchen access available.
Contact Jan at / 01768351595

Royal Oak, Appleby. 8 double or twin rooms with breakfast included. Outdoor dining/restaurant open. Available from 12th April 2021.
Contact Casandra at / 07759066811

The George Hotel, Penrith. 35 bedrooms all en-suite.
Contact David at / 01768862696


South Lakeland

Broadoaks Country House, Troutbeck nr Windermere. 20 bedroomed country house hotel.
Contact Tracey at / 07801612829

South Stonethwaite Cottage, Troutbeck nr Windermere. Self catering cottage with own parking and garden, one large double room which can be converted into a twin room and a small single bedroom.
Contact Claire at / 07376861830

Oakbank House, Bowness-on-Windermere. 12 bed hotel, all en-suite rooms with beverage facilities.
Contact Danny at

Abbey Coach House Cottages, Windermere. 1 bed cottage in quiet grounds.
Contact Pamela at / 07899705125

Broadrayne Farm, Grasmere. 2 self-catering glamping pods and 2 self-catering cottages (the hotel is closed).

Chestnut Villa & The Bakers Loft, Grasmere. B&B and 2 bed apartment.
Contact Michael at / 07989672332

Stonecross Manor Hotel, Kendal. Easy access to the M6 and West Coast mainline.
Contact Helen at / 01539733559

Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Safe and secure environment for business travellers with room service dining and takeaway breakfast.
Contact / 01539 734 000

Woodlands Hotel and Pine Lodges, Meathop. 2 luxury log cabins.

Low Hall Farm, Kirby in Furness. Tourism caravan site with centrally heated shower block.
Contact Tracey at

Number 43, Arnside. Essential workers room only – 50% off B&B rate (4 night minimum stay).
Contact 0777210176

The Cumbria Grand, Grange-over-Sands. Sole occupancy rooms.
Contact / 015395 32331

Field Studies Council Castle Head, Grange-over-Sands. Basic hostel accommodation, from single and twin to larger dormitories, some with en-suite. 
Contact / 015395 38120

Holiday Cottages Cumbria, Cark in Cartmel. 4 self-catering cottages in the Cartmel area and 2 self-catering cottages in the Coniston area.
Contact Simon at / 015395 59453

Tewitfield Marina, Carnforth (Cumbria/Lancashire border). 1, 2 and 3 bed self-catering apartments overlooking the Lancaster Canal.
Contact / 01524782092

Grange Boutique Hotel, Grange-over-Sands. Self-contained deluxe suites and apartments, breakfast included.
Contact or 015395 33076 / 07464 856 688

The Station Inn, Oxenholme nr Kendal. 4 rooms, all en-suite.
Contact David at

Hazeldene Guest House, Bowness-on-Windermere. 5 rooms, all en-suite and breakfast available
Contact Steve at / 01539442523

Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens. Country Inn B&B with 8 en-suite rooms, evening meals available plus parking.
Contact Claire at / 07903164099

Thornbank House, Windermere. Guest House.
Contact Jane at / 07590201542

Coal Yeat, Broughton Beck nr Ulverston. 4 luxury self-catering properties from one to three bed, with WIFI and TV.
Contact Emma at / 07887731553

Woodend Holiday Cottages, Ulpha nr Broughton-in-Furness. One bedroom self-catering accommodation.
Contact Paul at / 01946723277

Lyndhurst Guest House, Kendal.
Contact Yvonne at / 01539 723819

The Orchards at Storth End, Kendal. Modern cottage with private garden.
Contact Victoria at / 07584 698133

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01539 822222 or