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  • AA 4 Star Guest House
  • AA Breakfast Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 5 rooms £32-£59 pppnb


White Moss House

White Moss House


White Moss,
Rydal Water,
LA22 9SE


White Moss,
Rydal Water,
LA22 9SE


White Moss House, which dates from 1730, was bought by William Wordsworth for his son, Willie, and the Wordsworth family lived at White Moss House until the 1930's. Wordsworth's other homes, Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount, are less than 1 mile away, making White Moss House the perfect central location for exploring Wordsworth's Lake District, on foot, by car or by bus.

The 5 bedrooms are all fully furnished with a mixture of antiques and modern facilities, including flat-screen digital TV and radio, CD and DVD player, luxury towels, award-winning Pure Lakes toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, books and magazines.

The White Moss breakfast has its own special award, and no wonder, as it features the very best local produce, including Pinks' bacon, Cartmel Cumberland sausages and kippers, our famous coddled eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice and White Moss home-made marmalade. With 38 years in the Good Food Guide, we know what makes a great breakfast.

Walk in all directions straight from the door. Easy walks aqround Rydal Water and Grasmere, or tougher walks up Loughrigg and Fairfield all start at White Moss and we will give you maps, directions and any help you need to plan your days. We can make you a packed lunch to take with you.

We have a large free car park, free fishing and free use of a local leisure club. There is a convenient bus stop at White Moss.

The spacious Wordsworth lounge has lots of comfy sofas, piles of books,a baby grand piano, maps and games. The log fre crackles on cooler days. If the sun shines, the flower filled terrace is the perfect spot to relax with a beer or glass of wine after a busy day. Enjoy your unique chance to stay in Wordsworth's White Moss House.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableFishingVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerCD playerHairdryerReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in French

Free use of the Langdale leisure club. Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to White Moss House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 350065  Lat: 54.44972 Long: -3.00393

On A591 at the north end of Rydal Water. The sign for the hotel is opposite the White Moss common car park. On 555 Lancaster to Keswick bus route. Large free car park.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French

Free use of the Langdale leisure club. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesBath with support handrails available


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training