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 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.
We make every effort to ensure your stay is all you had hoped for and have included everything we think you need to make the most of this wonderful hideaway. All our room rates include a complimentary afternoon tea on arrival, a very generous breakfast, an endless supply of loose leaf tea and freshly ground coffee at the bureau outside your room and daily housekeeping if you are staying more than one night.