Local Area


St Bees:

St Bees is situated on the coast of Cumbria, some 40 miles from the English Scottish border. It is a small, very friendly community with a population of about 1,800. It is best known for St Bees School , a 400 year old co-educational public school, the Priory of St Mary and St Bega which dates back to 1120, and to countless numbers of walkers, as the start (or end) of the Wainwright Cross-England Coast to Coast Walk.

Of course, there is much more than this to the village and the surrounding area. Although somewhat off the beaten track, this has meant that we enjoy the benefits of the Lake District without the crowds associated with some of the more popular areas.


Historic Georgian town, situated on the west coast of Cumbria, one of the first post-renaissance planned towns in the country. Built on shipping and mining, both industries have now declined, but Whitehaven is never-the-less an attractive town and is one of the 40 Gem Towns in England (the only other in Cumbria being Cockermouth