Whether you’re travelling for work or leisure, where you stay is a major component in how your trip will unfold. The quality of the facilities, the accommodation and the amenities will all determine if your stay is just average or truly memorable. Whether you are in need of an extended holiday or just excellent overnight accommodation, staying in a hotel such as The Plough Inn, with its exceptional facilities, has key advantages. Here are some reasons why The Plough Inn can fulfil all of your requirements:
The Plough Inn Hotel is just a few miles from junction 36 M6 and is perfectly placed to visit the Lake District, Cumbria and Kirkby Lonsdale. We are located in the beautiful and quaint village of Lupton, this allows you to get away from the crowds and give you a true perspective of Lake District life. So if you’re up and down the M6 with work or you are looking for a romantic getaway, why not stop off and relax in one of our beautiful rooms for a night or two. Maybe you want to explore the Peak District, well from the Plough Inn you are only a stone’s throw away.
Attention To detail
The Plough Inn has become very adept at being able to anticipate guest’s needs and go the extra mile when it comes to customer satisfaction. If we can host a wedding reception for up to 60 guests, then hosting travellers, couples and families during a hotel stay is a breeze by comparison. You’re simply more likely to have a premium experience at a Lake District B&B such as The Plough Inn at Lupton.
At the heart of the Plough Inn are a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests. Warmth and friendliness are balanced with extraordinary service. We believe that providing fantastic service is what sets us apart from other hotels in the area and it looks like our guests agree with us:-
“Staff are fabulous - friendly, helpful and efficient”
“What made it for us though were the wonderful staff. The gentleman that checked us in could not do enough for us and the provision for children was great to see too. So often in beautiful inns like this, children and dogs are tolerated rather than embraced, but am happy to say this is not the case here”.
“Staff were brilliant and despite it being a busy Saturday night, looked after us perfectly”.
We believe a hugely important part to your overnight experience is to provide you with our top quality food.
Special touches in the accommodation show we go the extra mile. We have rooms that epitomise style and comfort. Spacious and snug, each room has an individual charm. They are kitted out with Aslotel toiletries, fluffy towels and lush dressing gowns and as for our bathtubs.... Well they need to be seen to be believed. We also provide high speed wireless and broadband internet access and an extensive range of digital television channels.
“I stayed here for four nights whilst on a photography course and it could not have been better. From the huge comfy bed to the gloriously spacious bathroom, the fresh milk for the coffee machine to the reasonably priced mini bar, everything made this stay a real treat. Breakfast included the best scrambled eggs I have ever tasted, they were lovely! Wednesday's burger night was an added treat, and the friendly welcome at all times made sure that, even though I was away from my family, I still felt at home.”
Our beautiful surroundings
We are so lucky at the Plough Inn to be surrounded by an incredible landscape with plenty of things to do. If you manage to get out of our fantastic rooms and our cosy pub then there is a whole array of things to keep you entertained. Below are some of our favourite activities at our doorstep.
A beautiful walk
Ingleton Falls at Ingleton, just outside Kirkby Lonsdale, is a fantastic walk for all the family, and it's dog-friendly. You follow a circular trail through woodland and you can see some unique geological features as well as rare birds and plants. At 4½ miles, the walk isn't too strenuous, and the real rewards are the truly spectacular waterfalls that drop 30 metres in places.
You don't need to go into the heart of the Lake District to enjoy a good walk, yet most people turn left at junction 36 of the M6 and miss the great viewpoint that Farleton Knott can offer if you turn right. The impressive limestone pavement is clearly visible from the motorway and there is something oddly relaxing about looking down on to the busy M6 while you are climbing the 800ft peak (walking time: two hours) and feeling quite smug. Views at various points stretch toward the Howgill Fells, the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and the Lake District, and watch out for the paragliders who regularly take off from the summit.
A spot of shopping
Kirkby Lonsdale has gradually changed from being a proud little market town into the heart and soul of the South Lakes dining and drinking scene. There are eight great pubs serving good quality food and some of the finest real ales – many from the relatively new and award-winning Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Company. But it's not all about the food – artists and art lovers will find much to enjoy here, from the wonderful Finestra Gallery, which showcases the work of many fine local painters, photographers and sculptor.
A shoot to thrill
Clay pigeon shooting at Crabtree Farm, just a couple of minutes from The Plough, is a great fun activity for all ages. You can simply turn up with your gun (providing you have a licence) and shoot up to 100 Clay Pigeons from £17, or book specific packages such as those for first-timers and teams. It's open twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday.