Blencathra Lodge

If you're looking for an overnight stop on the C2C route, or a base so that you can explore the beautiful Lake District on foot, then Stafford House Lodge/Hostel is the perfect place to be. This newly renovated barn is self-catering and is sited in the large walled garden of an enchanting Grade 11 listed “Folly” which itself is set in the magnificent grounds of Greystoke Castle.  Finished to a high standard, the Lodges are in perfect keeping with their surroundings.

Only 10 minutes from the M6 Motorway, we are perfectly situated for you to enjoy the stunning countryside.  It is ideal for walkers, cyclists and motorcyclists alike or indeed anyone who would just like to relax, enjoy the peace and tranquillity, and let themselves totally unwind

A warm and friendly welcome awaits all of our guests.  And in the morning if you don’t feel like cooking your own breakfast, we can offer to set you up for the rest of the day by cooking breakfast for you using only the best locally sourced produce.  We can also prepare a packed lunch for you to take away.


Blencathra Lodge is the smaller of the two, and normally sleeps up to 4 people accommodated in 2 sets of Bunk Beds. If required we can add another single bed in order to sleep 5 people.


Also this Lodge is equipped for wheelchair access by having wider doors and handrails in the wet room.


the furniture can also be re-arranged if needed to allow easier access.



From £30.00 per person per night, for both adults and children

The above prices include all bed linen and towels, also tea, coffee, sugar, milk, fruit juice, a selection of cereals, bread, butter and an assortment of jams and marmalades.


The Lodges are self catering and have a fully fitted kitchen with every convenience. However, if you did not want to cook for yourselves, a cooked breakfast is available at an extra cost.

  • Scrambled Eggs on Toast, or Heinz Baked Beans on Toast £3.50 Per Person
  • Full English Style Breakfast £9.00 Per Person
  • Packed Lunch £6.00 Per Person

**** Please note that Camping is available by arrangement only ****

To secure your booking we will require a deposit of £10.00 per person within 2 weeks of your original enquiry, which is none refundable in the case of cancellation.  If within that time we have not received a deposit or contact from yourselves, the rooms will become available to the general public once again. 


This can be paid either by credit card over the telephone (017684 83558), or by sending a cheque made out to Hazel Knight and posted to:- Stafford House, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0TQ




Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of

Stafford House",

However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges




We are proud to announce that for the 2nd year running, we have just been awarded the 2018 "Recognition of Excellence" certificate from the American Company,

Hotels Combined. 


For the last 5 years we have achieved the "Certificate of Excellence" award from Tripadvisor, so in recognition of that we now appear in their

"Hall of Fame!"

Check out the "Homes" section of the Cumberland News dated Friday 30th June 2017.

10.0 Rated by guests

We have just received the prestigious "Stellar Stays" award from HotelsCombined.  See our Awards page for more information.

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