Post-Lockdown Practicalities


We are currently closed again in the second national lockdown but hope to be welcoming guests again soon. The beautiful open spaces of the Lake District are a perfect place to be once we can all travel again, and reconnect with friends and family.


We are doing everything we can to reduce risks both for yourselves and our family. We have done online courses and following guidance from Visit England, the AA, the Bed and Breakfast Association and the Professional Association of Self-Catering.


Fortunately we are a very small B&B. Our maximum number of guests is 11. We have introduced measures to enable guests to social distance as much as possible, and have received a lot of positive feedback from recent guests on how safe they feel.


We will ensure our cleaning routines and laundry remain at the very highest standards, following government and WHO guidelines. Our laundry company, for example, follows NHS standards on processing bedlinen and towels.


We wears masks at all times and have the fabulous hand-sanitiser from the award-winning Pure Lakes.

For our B&B guests a few changes are necessary. In order to facilitate social distancing we offer breakfast in the garden (on those warm Cumbrian mornings), and timed sittings in the dining room and lounge.  We can also offer accommodation with no breakfast (at a reduced rate), and we highly recommend breakfast at all three of Portinscale’s cafes: The Chalet – a minute from the front door, Nichol End Marine cafe – for the best Lake views or Lingholm – a lovely garden and popular cafe.

For our self-catering guests there are few changes needed, as you have The Mount on as exclusive basis and so you will not be in contact with any other guests or us.


Please email or phone us with any questions you may have about social distancing procedures at The Mount. We can send you our Covid-19 risk assessment policy if you would like.