Due to health risks both to our guests and ourselves (we are both in our 70's) we are currently closed.
We don't expect to re-open until these health risks have substantially changed.
We are sorry to disappoint our many regular guests and friends, and hope that we might see you again sometime in the future.
With best wishes from Monica and Brian

A little bit about us

How we stumbled into running a bed and breakfast in Troutbeck

We moved to the Lakes in December 1999, after chancing on a ‘For Sale’ sign, while we were on a walking holiday away from our then home in Cheshire.

We spent our first two years renovating Fellside, and we also ran our own businesses here for the first few years – Monica as a personal counsellor, and Brian as a marketing communications consultant.

Brian and monica on cycle tour
The only recent photo we could find – on a cycling holiday in Brittany in July 2015

Since then we’ve both retired, but we seem to be busier than ever. We both enjoy the countryside, and we’ve made lots of new friends in Troutbeck and Ambleside.

Somehow we still manage to fit in cycle-touring, growing vegetables, designing websites, woodworking, cooking, baking, AgeUK, the Food Bank, Ambleside Choral Society, changing beds, cleaning loos, weeding, cutting grass, and much more…

Luckily we’ve got our wonderful family to help keep us sane – Simon, Ben and Laura, their lovely partners, and our two beautiful grand-daughters – who all seem to enjoy visiting us, in our fantastic new home in the Lakes.

we're highly recommended

Monica & Brian Liddell
Fellside House, Troutbeck, near Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NN, England
Tel: 015394 34000
Email: brian[at]

we're highly recommended