The Homestead

Main Street, Melling with WraytonLA6 2RACarnforthUnited Kingdom
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About The Homestead

Welcome to the Homestead Luxury Bed & Breakfast

The Homestead offers, elegance, space, peace and quiet reminiscent of a bygone age. We are situated very close to two of the most stunning National Parks in the UK, namely, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Our beautiful guest rooms and self contained suite are tastefully and sympathetically decorated, having period furniture with en-suite or private bathroom facilities. Please take advantage of a complimentary drink, slice of delicious cake or chocolates upon arrival! Enjoy a hearty Full English or Continental breakfast to set you up for the day.
Whatever the season or your reason for visiting; sightseeing, walking, riding, chilling out or shopping, The Homestead is the perfect base to explore; the Lake District, Yorkshire dales, Trough of Bowland and the surrounding areas.

Popular local interests include fishing, shooting, golf, walking, bird-watching and cycling. For those wanting to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, look no further than; Lancaster, Kendal, Kirkby lonsdale or Hawes with local markets, antique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and many well known high street outlets mingling with local speciality stores offering the very best local produce.
Maria and Kevin warmly welcome you to our home in the beautiful Lune Valley, we look forward to seeing you.
About Us
The Homestead, formerly Edmundson House, has had an interesting but somewhat varied history.

The Homestead is believed to have started life in the 16th Century (built in 1560) as a family home at the centre of village life, sited directly opposite St Wilfid’s, a Norman Church also known colloquially as the Cathedral of the Lune valley. It probably remained a family house for a great part of its history until in more recent times becoming a cottage maternity hospital. Later in life it was transformed into a Public House, firstly the Horse and Groom, then the Strawberry Inn, until undergoing a curious metamorphosis into a Temperance Hall.

After that rather chequered history it went full circle, once again becoming a family home, or should I say a number of self contained apartments until finally it was fully and sympathetically restored back into a singularly unique family property. Kevin and Maria took several years lovingly restoring the place, breathing life back into the fabric of this old building. Our labour of love has been fully rewarded by the joy of living in a wonderful, historic yet comfortable house.

Come and share the experience with us, be our guests, we look forward to meeting you.
• On-site parking
• Free Broadband-Wi Fi
• Real fires and log burning stoves
• Wonderful, views of the countryside
• Walks down to the River Lune
• Large, Lawned Garden, 60 metres from the courtyard garden
• Courtyard Garden Terrace where you can; relax, enjoy a drink or read a newspaper!
• Local Produce
• Country location
• Storage for bikes etc
• Tea & coffee making facilities
• White Bathrobes and slippers
• Complimentary drinks with delicious cakes or chocolates upon arrival

Our local country pubs serving great food include; The Lunesdale Arms at Tunstall, the Highwayman at Burrow, The Fenwick seafood pub at Claughton and Sun Dial at Lower Bentham all are no more than a 3 minutes drive away. Further afield Kirkby Lonsdale boasts many pubs, restaurants and wine bars which include; The Sun Inn, The Royal Hotel, Plato’s, Avanti and the Snooty Fox to name but a few.

For those preferring not to drive, Local buses, albeit, not too frequent, go to Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster, you can fully enjoy days or nights out without worrying about driving or parking. We do offer our guests transport to and from local amenities, please just ask!

The Homestead offers two very spacious and comfortable double bedrooms with en suite or private facilities and one twin room with private facilities. Our guests can take breakfast in either our elegant dining or breakfast room and may use our Study Sitting room where they may plan their days, read, listen to music or simply relax.

Places to visit within half an hours drive:

Forest of Bowland
The Forest of Bowland is a true jewel of the English landscape. It is a proud possessor of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, this beautiful part of the country offers you inspiring landscape throughout the year. Whether you’re out for a lazy afternoon drive, a walk through heather-clad moorland or powering up a muddy cycle track, this magical setting is the ideal place for a great getaway.

The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales boasts outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats, all in all a rich cultural heritage and tranquility. Designated a national park in recognition of these most important qualities.

The Dales lie astride the Pennines in the north of England spanning the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria There are a large number of main dales, differing greatly from each other in character and atmosphere. The south dales area is more densely populated than the North which stretches up to the Tees and beyond, its relatively small population live in the scattered farms, villages and small market towns of the Dales.
People have lived in the area since pre-historic times and left an indelible mark on the landscape. The features include ancient settlements and mine workings, a network of dry stone walls and agricultural barns which are so typical of the Dales area. Early agricultural work cleared the woodlands, developed the fields many of which now have a network of paths.

Each of the Yorkshire Dales has a different character. The Southern Dales are less remote, and attract day visitors as well as staying guests. The Northern Dales provide rugged scenery for walking and sightseeing. In the West, the villages and small towns have their own charm. Throughout the Dales there is a variety of accommodation and attractions which can keep any visitor fully engaged.

The Yorkshire Dales is well worth a visit at any time of year curl up in The Homestead with an open fire and a glass of your favourite tipple in the winter months, or for a spring break with a touch of luxury, or great for an autumn weekend. Whenever you stay you will find a fascinating landscape with a huge variety of things to see and do.

The Lake District

Cumbria and the Lake District is a perfect destination. For its sheer scenic majesty and diversity few places in England can measure up to the beautiful Lake District, visit Wordsworth country where Wordsworth, Coleridge and their Romantic compatriots famously sought their poetic muse in the 19th century. The lakes landscape is as breathtaking as any you’ll find in Switzerland or the French Alps, a panorama of mountains, craggs, scree-covered hillsides, mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes anywhere in England.

With such a wealth of natural riches, it’s hardly surprising that the Lake District is one of the country’s favourite places for savouring the great outdoors, but there’s much more to this region than fine views – it’s also packed with history and culture, from the abandoned slate mines around Honister and the ruined abbey of Furness to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of one William Wordsworth as well as the world famous Beatrix Potter museum near to Windermere.

Please come and enjoy!


Main Street, Melling with Wrayton, LA6 2RA, Carnforth, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1524221492 | Fax: +44 1524221492 | Official Homepage

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  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
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  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

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Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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