The Belle and Sebastian Room
Our standard double room comes with that rare luxury in a B&B of an en-suite with an actual bath tub! It's a compact tub, but don't worry if you're long of limb as there's an overhead rain shower too.
It's a light room and is often bathed in the warmth of the sun setting over Whinlatter.
Belle and Sebastian have been around since 1996 and have become pretty famous. They even played a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. We chose them for this room because they are Scottish, they aren't all boys (very important that) and because we like them.
We would describe them as a genteel and bookish ‘indie pop’ band. Other people have described them as ‘fey’ and whilst it’s true that they are hardly stereotypical Glaswegian toughs, their songs are very much rooted in real life. Chief songwriter Stuart Murdoch spent much of his teens disabled by chronic fatigue and that experience colours his work, as does the celebration of the redemptive power of music.
If we were to suggest a user-friendly entry point to their work, we’d plump for their sixth album Dear Catastrophe Waitress which was produced by studio wizard Trevor Horn, the man who wrote and sang Video Killed The Radio Star.