Escape to Hare and Hounds Cumbria for £70


The Hare & Hounds Inn at Levens in Cumbria is offering exhausted city-dwellers the chance to escape to the countryside and switch off from everyday life, without breaking the bank.

The beautifully renovated 16th Century posting house has four individually styled ensuite, double bedrooms with B&B prices starting from £70 per night. The bedrooms, named after past owners and landlords, brim with quality materials and although contemporary in style, utilise original character features and quirks to hark back to the inn’s historic past. From each room, residents are able to enjoy lovely views of the idyllic Lake District countryside. Thoughtful touches are dotted throughout with additions such as homemade brownies, fresh coffee, proper milk, Roberts digital radios and Cumbrian-made Bath House toiletries.

The room rate includes a hearty breakfast with a choice of local, artisan bread, fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt and a range of dishes including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a Full English with sausage and bacon from the local butcher.

Hare and Hounds Cumbria
The great food at the Hare and Hounds Cumbria, photo Leah Rushton Photography

Once firmly settled, guests will be ideally situated for country walks throughout Cumbria’s dramatic Lakeland landscapes. Located in the unspoilt gem of the south Lake District, the Lyth Valley and the surrounding countryside has walks for all ages and abilities. For guests looking to go further afield, The Hare & Hounds is also in easy driving distance another one of the UK’s most iconic National Parks – the Yorkshire Dales. Wherever guests choose to adventure they are sure to be welcomed back to the pub with crackling coal fires and large bubbly baths.

The pub itself is a local favourite. With an unpretentious yet fresh, hearty and brilliantly thought out menu and a great selection of local draught ales, guests staying in the Hare & Hounds’ bedrooms can enjoy some of the best produce from The Lyth Valley, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Serving food all day, The Hare & Hounds has earned a reputation for its locally-sourced menu by head chef Allan Kay, which includes comforting pub grub such as pork & damson sausages with black pudding mash potato and spiced Lyth Valley damson & onion gravy. The pub also serves lighter Mediterranean style sharing boards and authentic Italian pizzas like Cumbrian ham & pineapple hand-rolled in its kitchen.

Rooms are available from £70 per night including an abundant breakfast. For more information and to book your stay at the Hare & Hounds, please visit: or call 015395 60004.

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