Run by: Jane & David Saxon

One of the most architecturally important buildings in Cumbria (English Heritage) and dating from 1620, Moresby Hall retains its 17th century charm while offering all the comfort you could wish. Plenty of parking space (you can leave your car for the 2 or 3 days of your crossing), there's a strong emphasis on food here: Jane is a superb cook and the menu changes daily. Two miles from Whitehaven and in a semi-rural location, there are lovely walled gardens at this tranquil country home. VisitBritain breakfast award winner. If booking online, click here.

Rooms: 8D/T (with family sharing possibilities). B&B: from £60pp if sharing. Single occ: £75-£90. Eve meal: £25 for 2-courses during week; £32.50 for 3-courses Fri & Sat. Secure cycle storage and drying facilities.

Tel: 01946 696317
Email: info@moresbyhall.co.uk
Web: www.moresbyhall.co.uk

Run by: Norah Messenger

Ideal family accommodation with its bunk room, Chestnuts is also ideal if you're travelling up and planning to set off the next day. 'A brilliant start to our C2C,' reported one rider on Trip Advisor. In a small quiet, village two miles from Whitehaven. Guestrooms are top end. Substantial breakfasts and packed lunches if required. Secure overnight cycle storage and parking for your car for the duration of your ride. Local pub 5 minutes by footpath (or car) and captive owls to visit during your stay and to hoot you on your way!

Rooms: 2 D en-suite plus 2 bunks. Open all year. B&B: £35. Pk lunch: from £5. Secure cycle parking. Distance from route: 2 miles from start (on Reivers route). Pub: 5 minutes walk along footpath.

Tel: 01946 61612
Email: owlmagic@tesco.net
Web: www.chestnuts-whitehaven.com

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You can leave your car here for the duration of the ride. Good for groups, Chase is a privately owned Victorian former gentleman's residence in two acres of grounds. Quiet and comfortable with plenty of parking space, yet only a short stroll from the town centre. There is a secure lock-up for bikes (they have been looking after C2Cers since the route opened).

Rooms: 23. 6S, 4T, 13D. B&B: from £35 for groups of 10 or more. Eve meal: £7 - £15. 2-courses £15. Pk lunch: from £5 Fully licensed: 0.25 miles from route. Town centre. Car parking for duration.

Tel: 01946 693656
Email: chase1@tms-connect.co.uk
Web: www.chasewhitehaven.co.uk

Run by: Mrs. E. Armstrong

Large detached family run Victorian Guest House set in its own grounds. Breakfasts from 6am for those wishing for an early start. Secure cycle storage. 0.25 miles from start of C2C. Four of the rooms are en-suite. Firm cyclists' favourite.

Rooms: 2D, 2S, 2T, 3F. Months open: all year B&B: £30-£35. Eve meal: no. Pk lunch: £4. Distance from route: 0.25 miles. Pub: 5 minutes walk.

Tel: 01946 692249
Email: info@glenard.co.uk
Web: www.glenard.co.uk