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Hesket House, Wigton

B&B Bed & Breakfast United Kingdom, England, North West, Cumbria CA7 5BU


Open all year round. Ask about our special offers for stays of 3 nights or more.

Spacious double, twin, family and single en-suite rooms furnished to a very high standard. Hearty breakfasts using local produce and free range eggs are described by some as "The best on Hadrians Wall".

Hesket House, built circa 1780, started life as "The Steam Packet Inn" the original hotel for the port at Fishers Cross, later named Port Carlisle, where such distinguished visitors as Woodrow Wilson have been a guest. The Grade II listed building has been a farm and family home since around the turn of the century, situated in an A.O.N.B conservation area and built actually on the site of the Hadrians Wall Vallum, with Roman altar stone built in to the front wall above the door, Hesket House is perfectly situated for guests who are walking or cycling the National Trail, bird/wildlife explorers or anyone just enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful Solway coastline. Port Carlisle is a very small village on the Solway Coast. Hesket House is situated at the coastal end of the village, with fine views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. This is an ideal base for discovering the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park or for a quiet break in the countryside.

Keswick is a short scenic drive away. On the way, you will pass beautiful Bassenthwaite Water, famous for it's Ospreys.

The historic city of Carlisle with it's castle,the Senhouse and Tullies House Museums,carlisle Cathedral and attractive shopping centre, and plenty of lively entertainment is 12 miles along the coast road.

The Solway Coast is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Solway estuary is a very important stopping off point for migratory birds, and a breeding ground for many waders and other birds. Very large flocks of geese and swans can be seen overhead throughout the winter months moving between feeding areas in the countryside and their evening roosts.

The area is very popular with bird watchers who come to see the large variety of waders and other birds both migrant and resident that frequent the Solway.

Due to the strong tidal currents and shallow depth of the water, the Solway is almost totally un-fished on the English side of the estuary. Some of our visitors have seen porpoises close to the shore.

Local fishermen using their traditional Haaf Netting method of catching migratory salmon can be often be seen standing waste deep in the shallows.

Key Info

Bed & Breakfast




Wi-Fi available, Garden, Open fire, Cot available, Highchair available
Parking, Non-Smoking property
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Walking holidays, Fishing, Cycling holidays

Payment Methods

Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.

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