5.85km from Crumbs of DalstonI recently stayed at The Pinegrove Hotel in Carlisle, as I was visiting town to see some friends. The hotel is a few minutes drive from the M6 motorway and very convenient if you want an overnight stay en route to Scotland, or if you're heading South. On arrival, I was blown away by the beautiful features of this Victorian hotel. If you're a fan of architecture (or just like to post interesting pictures on Instagram) it's worth a stay! The hotel boasts original fireplaces, tiles and even a stain glass window. I also loved the antique furniture dotted around the place. It gives the place real character. The staff were very friendly and couldn't have been more accommodating, giving us a recently furbished room which was clean, beautifully decorated and had a comfortable bed. The hotel boasts it's own bar, with a great selection of gins. Ideal for if you don't want to venture too far for a nightcap. The hotel is family run and pet friendly, which I feel adds to it's homely character. The hotel is known for it's breakfasts and I can't complain, it was delicious! They even had vegan butter!! A lovely hotel, and worth a visit!