Greenholme, Melmerby
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in rural Cumbria, England, UK.
Close to the Eden Valley, North Pennines, Lake Distict, Hadrian's Wall and C2C cycle route.
Photograph: Greenholme with Pennine mountains behind and inquisitive wooly neighbours in front! (24kB)
Contact:  Mrs Edith James, Greenholme, Melmerby, Cumbria CA10 1HB, UK.
Telephone:  01768 881 436    (International callers: +44 1768 881 436)

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Welcome Monday 09 February 2009 
Introduction |  Location |  Accommodation |  Evening Meals |  Hostess |  Tariff and Booking |  Other Information


Photograph: Greenholme and one of the village green's meandering streams. Introduction

Greenholme, pronounced "Green home" is a small former farmhouse in the centre of an attractive English village called Melmerby. It provides comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation for visitors to the eastern side of Cumbria, the beautiful rural county of north-west England.

The house stands alone on the edge of the village green with small streams, woods and hills which you and your children will enjoy exploring. The field in front of the house is often home to sheep and their young lambs. Behind the house are magnificent views of the Pennine mountains.
Photograph: Greenholme, the village green with its dry stone walls and sheep to the front and the Pennines to the rear.

The village has a small general store and Post Office, a bakery and tea room, and a friendly public house, The Shepherds Inn.

This agricultural area is characterised by the dry stone walls enclosing the fields. There are no shortage of these in Melmerby. The village is surrounded by working dairy, sheep and arable farms utilising the fertile land.

The beauty of the land makes it appropriate that the district, its main river and valley running through the area, are named Eden.

Photograph: Looking east toward the Pennine Mountains along the A686 road to Melmerby from Langwathby village, 4 miles to the west. This photograph shows the North Pennine Mountains as seen from the west in the Eden Valley.

The road is the A686 to Melmerby and the view is from Langwathby, a neighbouring village four miles west of Melmerby.

The hump visible to the right is called Cross Fell. This is the highest point in the range at 2930 feet above sea level.

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Map: Location of Greenholme within the UK Location

Melmerby is in Cumbria, 9 miles north-east of the town of Penrith which is considered "Gateway to the Lakes". It is less than 15 minutes drive from the M6 Motorway junction 40. Our map page gives detailed road directions, maps and journey times.

Outside of the nearby Lake District National Park, the village is free from the crowds and traffic which plague central Lakeland locations. At the foot of the Pennine mountains, it is ideally located for a quiet weekend away or an east Cumbria touring holiday.

The most popular attractions of the area include:

The Local activities and C2C pages give further details on these and other events and facilities nearby.

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Photograph: Family room Accommodation

The house is centrally heated throughout. Three well decorated bedrooms are available on the first floor:

All rooms have electric sockets for hair-dryers etc. Shaver adapters are available.

Across the landing is a large bathroom with shower and w/c and a second separate w/c for the use of guests without en-suite facilities.

On the ground floor there is a guest lounge with television is available. Use of the telephone is permitted by arrangement.

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Lunch and Evening Meals

Lunch and evening meals are not provided at Greenholme. However these are both available in the village. For a light lunch we recommend the famous Melmerby Village Bakery and for evening meal the popular Shepherds Inn public house, both a pleasant five-minute stroll across the green from Greenholme.

The bakery has a wide selection of cakes, beverages and other locally made produce and the pub offers good choice of three course meals and beverages are available. Meet the locals and other visitors for the perfect end to a good days touring.

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Photograph: Mrs Edith James Hostess

Mrs Edith James, a farmer's wife has been continuously welcoming visitors to Greenholme since 1970 and so with approximately 30 years of experience you can be assured of a comfortable stay.

In this time visitors have come from all corners of the UK, most countries throughout Europe and those as far afield as the USA, Russia and Australia.

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Tariff and Booking

Prices shown below are for adults per room per night (2 adults per room). Children are charged at a reduced rate according to their age. This is currently 1 per year. For example a 4 year old pays 4 and a 10 year old 10.

Payment is acceptable in cash or cheque with a valid guarantee card. Please note we do NOT accept Credit or Debit Cards. A deposit may be required in advance.

Value added tax (VAT) is not charged at Greenholme.

2009 Tariff (Last Updated 9th Feb 2009)
Double en-suite rate from 50.00 per room (2 adults)
Double with wash-basin from 50.00 per room (2 adults)
Single rate By arrangement (all our rooms are double)

We recommend booking in advance as we are busy all year round. Please call anytime during the day or early evening. We do not have a fax machine or email facility at present.

Telephone Booking
Within UK 01768 881 436
International +44 1768 881 436

International callers, note that the International direct dialling (IDD) country code for the UK is 44. To avoid calling in the middle of the night please note that Melmerby and the whole of the United Kingdom is in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Timezone. For example Midday or 12:00 hours in the UK is 07:00 hours in New York and 20:00 hours in Tokyo.

Thank you.

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