Need to Know

Where are you and how do we get around?

The Malabar is located at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the Cumbrian part of the Yorkshire Dales national park. The market town of Sedbergh (sed-ber) is 2 miles away and the Lake District is a 40 minute drive.

You will find us nestled at the end of a narrow country lane just 3 miles from junction 37 of the M6 and 8 miles from Oxenholme station. The Dalesway footpath runs along the bottom of one our fields if you are coming on foot.

If you live in the south of England we highly recommend coming on the train from Euston (2hrs 45 mins) and hiring a car from Kendal or Lancaster. If you prefer not to have a car there is plenty of walking from the front door! Driving to us from London takes 5 hours.

Walking into Sedbergh takes around 45 minutes via a very scenic route that skirts the bottom of Winder Fell and is doable all year round if you are happy to go by the light of the moon (or borrow our torch!).

If you are eating out in the evening and prefer not to drive we will do our best to organise a taxi to get you there and back, but please do plan this ahead of your stay as there is no Uber out here and taxis are few and far between!

What time can we arrive and when should we leave?

Your room will be ready for you by 3pm and we would love to have it back to prepare for new guests at around 10:30am on the day you depart. We try to be flexible but please do let us know if you need to arrive earlier (we suggest dropping off bags and going for a walk before tea is ready) or leave later (this is no problem in quieter times but during the busy seasons and weekends its a little tricky).

Can we bring our children?

Yes! We have one family room (Ladbroke) which can accommodate up to 5 people (2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant) and a suite (Tregenna) that has a sofa bed so is suitable for a family of 3. All the bedrooms are spacious enough for a cot, but we suggest Kundaly or Ladbroke if you have little ones that are sometimes lively at unsociable hours!.

Are you dog friendly?

Yes! We love dogs (and have two rescue pointers who enjoy meeting guests) and Ladbroke is our dog-friendly room. It has a door straight out onto the yard and is near the boot room which is ideal for leads and bowls.

Where can we have dinner?

We offer a supper of soup and a charcuterie board for £30 for 2 which we serve in the dining room at 7pm on Mondays to Thursdays. We occasionally offer an Indian meal when we have a full house of guests during the week. Our honesty bar is well stocked with wines and beer; we prefer guests not to bring their own drinks into the dining room.

There are plenty of great places to eat out in the area, please see our Food page.

If you prefer not to drive in the evening we will do our best to organise a taxi to get you there and back, but please do plan this ahead of your stay as there is no Uber out here and taxis are few and far between!


There is plenty of parking at the top of the property; please avoid leaving your car in front of one of the gates which the farmer often needs access through at all times of the day. If you are staying in Ladbroke please do feel free to park outside your room, if even just to unload.

Wifi & mobiles

We are blissfully rural here so mobile and wifi signals can be patchy. Hopefully this will help you to unwind rather than cause any communication problems. Guests are welcome to use the two house phones.