The Malabar was once the busy bank barn belonging to Garths Farm housing an enormous hayloft, cattle stalls and dairy that dated back to the 1700s. Respecting its origins our bedrooms marry original stone walls and oak beams with Herdwick wool carpets and soft furnishings that subtly reflect the years we spent in India and the Far East. Light now fills the once cool, dark cavernous barn and each bedroom enjoys far reaching views across the hills. Sliding barn doors into the bathrooms offer as much or as little privacy as you would like while you soak away any strain in our large boat baths.
The rooms are named after places that are very special to us and we hope you will find each one restful, warm and with just the right amount of personality.
Every bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower. Also in every room: Roberts radio, satellite television, free wifi, hairdryer, fluffy dressing gowns and Bath House toiletries.
We prefer not to clutter the bedrooms with kettles and trays so provide you with a selection of loose-leaf teas, ground coffee and everything else you need to make yourself a hot drink whenever you like at the Tea Station outside your bedroom.
Our largest suite, Ladbroke, is the most suitable for families with children and is also our dog-friendly room – ideal with its own front door out onto the yard and boot room close by for leads and refreshments!
We are very fortunate to be the custodians of this historic building, but with it come the challenges of marrying modern living with the constraints of 18th century workmanship; you may sometimes hear guests in other rooms and although we have done our very best to minimise possible disturbances, some rooms are quieter than others so do let us know if you would like one of those.