About Wheelgate Bed and Breakfast

Nestling below the Old Man of Coniston, Wheelgate is a charming Lake District farmhouse providing bed and breakfast in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The house is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Little Arrow, just to the south of Coniston village and a mere stone's throw from Coniston Water. 

As you step through the front door into the lounge, the oak beams and panelling, low ceilings and slate fireplace combine to give a sense of Wheelgate's 450 years of history.

Wheelgate Front Door


The cosy bar is ideal for a peaceful drink, or you can unwind after a long day on the fells in the comfort of the lounge. 

On a warm sunny day you might prefer to sit outside and enjoy our enchanting gardens.


Our five individually-styled bedrooms include two singles, a four-poster and a king-size or twin-bedded room. All are en-suite with shower and comfortable pocket-sprung bed, and have colour TV with Freeview, free high speed broadband WiFi in all rooms and house, tea and coffee making facilities, big fluffy towels and 'Pure Lakes' toiletries.

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Buttermere Bedroom
Coniston Bedroom
Breakfast at Wheelgate
Eggs from our own Hens


The highly-acclaimed Wheelgate Breakfast caters for all tastes and appetites, and uses home-made and locally-sourced produce whenever possible. Choose from a tempting selection of cereals, yogurts, juice and fresh fruit. The Wheelgate Grill is freshly prepared to order and features home-made Cumberland sausage and home-cured bacon from Melville Tyson (our local butcher), and of course local free-range eggs. For the hungry the Grill makes a superb start to the day, but if you prefer something lighter we also offer Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled egg, natural smoked haddock with a poached egg, or a Manx kipper. There is always plenty of hot toast made with our delicious home-made bread, and a variety of our own home-made preserves.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book and we will try our best to accommodate them.


For those interested in walking or visiting local attractions and beauty spots we are happy to lend guide books and maps of the area, and if you are unfortunate enough to get caught out by the Lakeland weather we have a utility room for drying wet coats and boots.  For the keen cyclists we can also provide secure covered bike storage.

Coniston Village offers a number of visitor attractions, and a wide range of outdoor activities are available locally.

Come and stay with us

We were inspired by the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Wheelgate to make it our home. We hope that you too will be inspired to come and stay with us, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the peaceful location, the superb breakfasts and the friendly service.

We do not allow pets at Wheelgate apart from the Hideaway room which is detached from the main house. We do have our own pets. Two golden retrievers (Jeeves and Siri) and a cat (Tommy).  These will not be in the presence of guests unless requested.

Coniston Water
Coniston in mist
For bookings please call us on 015394 41418 or book online here

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Little Arrow
Cumbria, LA21 8AU

  015394 41418

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