The Fleece at Ruleholme

“Offering comfort and high quality, with an old fashioned country inn charm.” - AA Inspector



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The Fleece at Ruleholme is an oasis of luxury located within easy distance of the Lake District, but ideally located for Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle. Newly built in 2021 and using the latest energy efficient technology, this hotel offers comfort as well as luxury in all areas. Spacious bedrooms offer thoughtful extras to the guest whilst providing sumptuous quality to pamper to their every need. Award-winning food is served in the restaurant with a more relaxed dining option also available. A comfortable lounge and residents gallery, enhanced with open log fires, adds to the charm of this property, which is just minutes from the Carlisle Lake District Airport.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Breakfast Award
1-Rosette restaurant
The Fleece at Ruleholme
Ruleholme, Irthington, CARLISLE, CUMBRIA, CA6 4NF


  • En-suite rooms: 23
  • Family rooms:
  • Bedrooms Ground: 5
  • Free TV
  • WiFi available
  • Lift available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 88
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £140
  • Double room, minimum price: £140
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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