We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bongate House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
Bongate House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 71: English reviews
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our first visit to this delightful B& B in Appleby. Made welcome by the owners Ann and Mick, we found this to be a warm comforting stopover. Our room was spacious and well furnished and breakfast was fresh and tasty full english. Ann,in particular went the extra mile after discovering I had had a fall the night before, with painkillers... More 

Thank colin d
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a charity football tournament in Appleby. So we travelled up from London and arrived at Bongate House to the warmest of welcomes. It has creaky floor boards, small doors and big windows and is quite the most pleasant place to stay. My room wasn’t one of the En Suite rooms but that didn’t matter to much. The room... More 

Thank EnglandJason
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight at the Bongate house. Owners took over 4 months ago so they are going to renivate some of the hotel and gardens. It was very clean and comfortable. Bed was a little on small size but they are upgrading to super king sizes soon. Very friendly and accommodating.

Thank june_keefesmith
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Booked this B&B for stopover on way home from Scotland & to do the High Cup Nick walk suggested by Julia Bradbury on her TV walking programme. B&B changed hands between booking and stay - new owners were friendly & accommodating, giving us a room at the back with a balcony overlooking the garden (we were the only guests after... More 

Thank Maxes6365
Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Day 11 of Pennine Way. A lift from Dufton on the completion of today's lengthy walk was helpfully available - after a telephone call announcing arrival. With a return trip the following morning. My room was not en suite (known in advance) and a shared bathroom, and separate toilet, was available close by. The room was clean tidy, and basic.... More 

Thank DavidofDevon
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very long walk on the Pennine Way that day and were struggling on the last stretch to Dufton. We called ahead once we had 3G coverage to say we were running late and Mick offered to pick us up from Dufton and bring us to Appleby - which he did. He then called the pub to make... More 

Thank Dantal444
North Shields, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. Our room was fab we also had a lovely outdoor veranda with a great view of there large garden ideal for dogs. There are very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was great plenty to chose. Will definitely go back when we are next in Appleby

Thank mick15012014
Level Contributor
70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived after completing the above walk. Such an amazing long distance walk. Shame about our final stop over. Good large room. Clean. The ensuite was inadequate. The water pressure in the shower made it difficult to have a pleasurable shower. The water cut off completely three times during a shower. Breakfast was average. The dining room was busy and... More 

1 Thank Portis20
Level Contributor
73 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Owners are lovely and look after you. Lovely garden and good size room. Short walk down to pub. Good cooked breakfast. I would recommend more continental choice and put a heated towel rail in ensuite. A lot of the shops in the town are still shut from flood

1 Thank Joeycoolcake
BongateHouse, Owner at Bongate House, responded to this review

Thank you for your coments More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night with friends last week. The owner was very friendly, we received a warm welcome and we were each shown to our rooms. I stayed in room 9 which is on the ground floor opposite the breakfast room. Its was spacious for such a property. It was clean, comfortable, it was also en-suite with a large... More 

1 Thank markyboy74
BongateHouse, Owner at Bongate House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments and look forward to meeting you again. More 

21 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (5)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (16)
Room/Suite (7)
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Appleby
0.6 km away
Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
0.5 km away
Tufton Arms Hotel
Tufton Arms Hotel
#2 of 2 in Appleby
266 reviews
0.3 km away
Royal Oak Appleby
Royal Oak Appleby
#1 of 15 in Appleby
418 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Appleby Castle
Appleby Castle
#8 of 15 in Appleby
27 reviews
0.7 km away
The Limes
The Limes
#5 of 15 in Appleby
90 reviews
11.9 km away
Swanson House
Swanson House
#2 of 3 in Brough
72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
***under new ownership*** ***renovations coming 2017*** ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bongate House

Address: Bongate | Appleby in Westmorland, Appleby CA16 6UE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Appleby
Price Range: $125 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bongate House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Booking.com so you can book your Bongate House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bongate House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Back room or side will have best views”
 of 5 bubbles Joeycoolcake, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is a very small single not en-suite but with a washbasin. Bathroom and toilet are adjacent, so easily accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles ruthmV6523DF, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 9 excellent”
 of 5 bubbles georginab114, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The room with the balcony is really lovely and spacious with great views across the country”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireandCleber, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“just go here”
 of 5 bubbles henryp494, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay