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Primrose Cottage - B&B . Tebay, The Lake District, CA10 3TL. Tel: 01539 624791

Welcome to Primrose Cottage.
A boutique bed and breakfast boasting fantastic links
to the Lake District.

Boutique Rooms

Beautiful well kept rooms, all lovingly decorated that will make you feel right at home, all with their own bathrooms

Fantastic Location

Located in Tebay with easy motorway access and a provding a great stopover for those doing the Coast to Coast Walk (C2C)

Lots of things to do

There's loads to do in the area, and is a great base to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales
Read our latest blog post - New Bathroom for Room 3 (09/04/2018)
4 star B&B Four Star graded

A 4 star self assessed establishment and cumbria tourism quality assessed, Primrose cottage is Ideally positioned for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire dales, Howgill hills and the Durham dales.

A small, family run B&B, Primrose cottage has has 3 luxurious rooms. A lovely light twin room, and 2 large rooms, both with king size beds and seating areas. All rooms are well equipped and have quality soft furnishings and bed linen. All rooms are non-smoking.

Each room has a flat screen TV with freeview, hospitality tray, toiletries, cosy towels and free wi-fi.

Guests are free to use the lovely garden area to relax and unwind, and perhaps enjoy a cool drink on warmer days.

We offer ample off road parking for guests and transport can be arranged if needed and on request.

Ideally placed for the Coast to Coast Walk Ideally placed for the C2C

For attendees at the Lyon work and rescue training complex on rope access courses, we are literally a 2 minute walk away and the nearest accommodation to it. There is a friendly pub nearby as well as a service station and restaurant within walking distance. Transport can be arranged (with notice) if you arrive by train at Kendal or Penrith.

For walkers of the Coast to Coast walk (C2C), Tebay is 1.5 miles from Orton and, should the George hotel be full we can arrange to collect you and drop you off the following day to resume your walk by prior arrangement.

With a wealth of knowledge of the area, Jim and Tina will be happy to suggest walks or places to visit. A good range of local maps and walking/cycling routes are available to use if required.

For the walker and cyclist Primrose cottage is ideally placed for the C2C. There are also some lovely walks and rides away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District, right from the door.

Ideally placed for the Coast to Coast Walk Ideally placed for the C2C

Unbelievable value for money!

"What can we say. It has all been said in the previous comments. A wonderful B&B in all respects. Comfortable bedroom, A top quality breakfast and unbelievable value for money! And… all is garnished by the welcoming and friendly style of our hosts Jim and Tina."

Ted and Rosemary. Sutton Coldfield - Sept 2017.

Delicious breakfast

"What a wonderful respite for the weary walker! It was difficult to get us out of the door because we were enjoying Jim and Tinas hospitality so much! Thank you for the beautiful surroundings and delicious breakfast, Lunch and for being a laundry angel."

Heather and Paul Loskutoff. Sept 2017

So Friendly, Caring, Thoughtful

"What can we add to all the beautiful words other than that we fully agree! So Friendly, Caring, Thoughtful and with very worthwhile suggestions for getting the most out of Cumbria. We hope to come back to enjoy as much as we did already!"

Jule and Camilla. Holland - Aug 2017

Excellent B&B

"Beautiful room and facilities in a comfortable home. But it is especially the attention to detail that made this stay so special for us whilst on our Coast to Coast walk. Thanks for everything Tina and Jim"

Francis and Josephine. Tuscon, Arizona U.S.A. - May 2017

Excellent B&B

"We stayed at this great B&B for one night. The room was beautifully decorated, with quality furnishings and the bed was really comfortable.Our stay was finished off with a wonderful hearty breakfast cooked by our hosts Tina and Jim."

Angela - April 2016

Perfect English B&B

"Our party took up all the rooms and we were very happy with each of them. As well as being and smelling very clean, the rooms had very comfortable beds, tea and coffee-making facilities, and felt very warm and cosy when it was freezing outside. The rooms had wifi, a TV, a hairdryer and even cotton buds and biscuits!"

Kate - February 2016

Great little Place!

"I booked this b&b just because it was so close to Lyon Equipment (2 min walk! Perfectly located) but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. Very clean, tidy, spacious and generally pride taken in the b&b by the lovely couple who run it, very welcoming and friendly. Comfortable bed, facilities and nice breakfast meant the next time I'm at Lyon I'll be booking again!"

Mick - February 2016

Highly recommeneded!

"I stayed at Primrose Cottage whilst attending a workshop at Lyon Equipment. Newly refurbished, well presented and immaculately clean B&B. Lovely hosts and a delicious breakfast. I can happily and highly recommend it."

Will - February 2016

Primrose cottage is easily found just off junction 38 of the M6. On exiting the M6 and reaching the roundabout turn right into Tebay and Primrose cottage is the first building on the right (White house).

Primrose Cottage - B&B
The Lake District,
CA10 3TL.
Tel: 01539 624791

Access Statement


Primrose Cottage is located just of junction 38 on the M6. We aim to cater for the needs of all our guests wherever possible. Our 3 en-suite bedrooms, self contained flat and dining room are spread over 2 floors. We are not able to install a lift, but if you ask us on booking we will try to make sure that you are allocated a room on the ground floor. The dining room is on the 1nd floor but for guests unable to climb stairs breakfast can be served in your room. Please let us know if you have any special requirements. Special requirements include allergies - non feather beds etc.


  • We may be contacted by telephone, e-mail or fax
  • The nearest train station are located at Kirkby Stephen (12 miles) Kendal(10 miles) and Penrith (16 miles)
  • Tebay is on the main bus route between Kendal and Penrith. The bus stop is a short 5 minute walk away.
  • Taxis are also available at the train station, or we can book one for you prior to your arrival.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • We do have private parking for up to 8 cars at the front of Primrose Cottage.
  • There are no steps through to the entrance of Primrose Cottage from the car park. The back door is open during the day and locked from about 10.30 pm, after this time access is through the front door only.
  • There is enough parking for all our guests, but the car park does get busy from time to time so if you are unsure of where to park your car, please do ask, we will direct you.

Main Entrance & Reception

  • The main entrance to Primrose Cottage is approached by a level path, which leads to the hall and reception, the stairs to the upper floor leads to the dining room and room 3. The front door is locked during the day you will be given a key, please always lock the door after you.
  • In reception, there is a bell to call for attention if there is nobody immediately available. Help will be given with luggage wherever necessary.
  • Pen and paper are available for anyone requiring them. During check-in we will explain car parking, breakfast times, and procedures etc. Please complete the registration form in your room.
  • A room key is provided for each room, extra keys are available upon request.
  • Information for the places of interest and what to do in the area can be found in reception.
  • Information for walks, maps & books are available in the house folder in your room.

Public Areas - WC

  • All our rooms are en-suite, or private bathroom.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

  • Sorry there is no lounge available but all rooms have seating and TV’s
  • All of the property is carpeted.
  • There are smoke detectors in every bedroom and each stairwell/landing.
  • There are Fire Extinguishers on each landing and close to the front door.

Dining Room

The dining room is located at first floor level with twelve stairs leading up and a banister rail on the left hand side going up. At the top of the stairs a door leads through the Lounge into the open plan dining kitchen. There is a small step up to the dining area.

  • We have seating for 8. All the tables and chairs are moveable, they are all stable with four legs each, none have a central column.
  • We are happy to cater for special diets, please let us know your requirements on booking preferably, or remind us when you check in.


All bedrooms have the following:

  • Carpeted floors
  • Feather duvets & pillows, which may be changed on request for non-feather or for blankets
  • Colour television on the wall
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/ coffee facilities on a shelf on the wall, with cordless kettle
  • Seating per person
  • Radiators with thermostatic valve
  • All bedrooms have an Information Folder giving ideas of places to visit and things to do in our area
  • Smoke detectors Bathroom

Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

  • All bedrooms are en-suite or private bathroom.
  • Some, have tiled, heated floors or carpet
  • Some have baths some have walk-in showers

Additional Information

  • We are actively encouraging 'Green Tourism' and ask that you leave your rubbish in the room, we will recycle.

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please let us know before you leave or email us bookings@primrosecottagecumbria.co.uk

The ground floor bedrooms are as follows:

Bedroom 1. Access to this room is from the hall. One 7” step leads to the bedroom and separate bathroom. No steps inside the bedroom or bathroom. The TV is on a stand without visible wires and plugs. All areas are carpeted for safety and warmth.

Bedroom 2. This twin bedroom is accessed from the hall. There are two steps. One is 7” and the second is 9” leading to the bedroom. Inside the room there is a 6” step leading to the en-suite, wardrobe and coffee making facility. The bedroom has a flat screen wall mounted TV without visible wires and plugs, giving more space and safety. All areas are carpeted for safety and warmth except for the bathroom.

All the bedrooms and the flat have blinds for easy closing and privacy.

There is a back door from the main house and flat to access the terraced area from the house. No steps.

There is a motorway service area a few hundred yards away across a small roundabout with dropped curb edges so can be accessed by foot or wheelchair. The Service area has an off licence, small bar, restaurant, shop with several freezers, and deli. Take-away meals can also be purchased.

The local pub is a short 5 minute walk away in the opposite direction towards the village, and serves lunch, dinner and takeaway meals which are plated up and foil topped. (plates etc can be returned later or handed in to proprietor to return).A wheelchair can travel to the pub using a tarmac path from Primrose Court direct (no roads to cross).

Primrose Cottage is positioned just off the M6 Jcn 38. It is close to the M6 but not noisily so and it is approximately 30 minutes from Lake Windermere, 30 mins, from Lake Ullswater, 30mins from the Yorkshire Dales and 30 minutes from the seaside town of Morecambe. For shopping Kendal is 10 miles. Penrith is 16 miles and Lancaster is 30 miles.

To find us from the M6 exit at Junction 38 turn right at the small roundabout and we are the first property on the right.