Owners Graham and Fiona are experienced travellers so they've added all the extra touches they'd want to see in a special place to stay: luxurious beds and pure wool bedding; freestanding baths, walk in showers and Bath House toiletries in every bathroom.
Unlike some B&Bs where you feel confined to a bedroom, they also encourage guests to relax over a full afternoon tea on arrival or sit in the spacious lounge or on the garden terrace. Breakfasts sound scrumptious and feature local specialities such as wild boar bacon and venison sausages; fresh farm eggs, homemade bread with jams from Rosebud Preserves, fresh coffee, loose leaf teas or lassi (a reminder of the family's time living in India).
From the rave reviews it sounds like a place to stay and just unwind, but if you want to get a glimpse into another way of living, you can also use The Malabar as a base to explore the hidden Howgills. You can literally go one step further with a guided walk by Alison, the "Barefoot Shepherdess" third generation hill farmer raising sheep, growing wool and working with tweed. She will take you on a calming and uplifting barefoot walk, venturing into wild and undiscovered valleys. See you there?!
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