Post-Lockdown Practicalities


We are now welcoming guests as lockdown is easing. The beautiful open spaces of the Lake District are a perfect place to be at the moment, as we all find time to 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 are introducing measures to enable guests to social distance as much as possible.


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 have the fabulous hand-sanitiser from the award-winning Pure Lakes available for guests to buy on arrival.

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.