The Malabar

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  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
  • Quality Cumbria Superior - Assessors Choice Accreditation
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bed & Breakfast with 6 rooms £160-£240 prpnb


The Malabar

The Malabar

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Garths Farm,
LA10 5ED


Garths Farm,
LA10 5ED


A luxury 6-bedroom property positioned in a beautiful private setting in the Yorkshire Dale's National Park beneath the Howgill Fells and within easy reach of the Lake District. All six unique bedrooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms with freestanding baths, walk-in showers and complimentary Bath House products. The bedrooms subtly reflect the owners time spent in India and the Far East but with a nod to their Cumbrian surroundings, have pure wool Herdwick carpets, Wool Room bedding and unspoilt views. Three suites accommodate up to four people and two of the doubles can be configured as twin rooms. A generous afternoon tea is served on arrival, bed tea is brought to your room and breakfast is long and indulgent.

The property is on the Dales Way footpath and there are many other options for walking or cycling from the front door. A boot room provides plenty of space to dry wet boots and coats and to repair and store bicycles. The Malabar is part of the old farmstead of Garths with various outbuildings, and the farmhouse where the owners live, dating back to the 1500's.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioSatellite TVLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessHairdryerCots availableReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


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Map reference: SD 633924  Lat: 54.32612 Long: -2.56485

From the M6 leave at junction 37 and follow the road for Sedbergh. After 3 miles you cross a single lane bridge and The Malabar is the first lane on the left after the bridge. Coming from Sedbergh on the A684 to Kendal, The Malabar is two miles out of town on the right hand side just after a small chapel on the left.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


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


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • 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
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