We have three bedrooms, each one individually designed and furnished in keeping with the history of the house. Oak furniture, rich fabrics, luxury bedding and towels, goose down and feather pillows and quilts*, all add to the ambiance of the rooms. There are two double rooms and one twin room available, each with en-suite facilities. The bathrooms are each supplied with a selection of Cumbrian boutique soaps and shampoos.
Each of the bedrooms is equipped with a hair dryer, a flat screen TV; allowing access to on-demand TV; tea and coffee making facilities, and homemade biscuits. We can also offer you refreshments by the Inglenook fireplace in the Great Hall, or on pleasant days, in the garden or Courtyard. Wi-Fi access is widely available throughout the bedrooms and guest sitting and dining rooms. Dogs are welcome**, please confirm at the time of booking.
*Please let us know if you are allergic to feathers and we can make appropriate arrangements. **We require that pets not be allowed on any furniture in the bedrooms or in the public areas, and that they not be left unattended in any room. Please crate them or pop them in your vehicle, especially during meals. View full terms and conditions.
This was the principal bedroom of the hall after 1540. The original plasterwork on the central beam, from the late 1500s, is still visible. Two of the walls are covered with the original oak paneling. The room is decorated in rich fabrics, with a wooden floor and oriental carpets, that add to the overall feeling of warmth and luxury. A dual aspect room, it overlooks the formal front garden and the courtyard. This is a double room, with a king sized pocket sprung luxury mattress. The en-suite bathroom has a lovely deep bath, with rain head shower over. The curve of the original spiral staircase still shows in the front wall of the bathroom.
Overlooking the formal front garden, laid out in the style of an Elizabethan garden, and the fields beyond. This is a twin bedded room, furnished with original Heal’s sprung beds, topped with deep mattresses with a thick layer of memory foam for a comfortable night’s sleep. The room is decorated with a traditional William Morris wallpaper and rich velvet fabric. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a lovely deep bath, ideal for those post fell walk soaks and it has a robust shower over.
A beautifully light room it has a triple aspect. It overlooks the back garden and the fields surrounding the house from the bedroom and the front garden, on over to Blencathra at certain times of the year, from the bathroom. With a window seat in the bedroom it is an ideal room from which to watch the birdlife in the garden. The wallpaper is a striking Elizabethan design, known as antickework. This is a double room, the king sized bed is topped with a down and feather mattress pad. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a powerful shower.
We have two rooms which are available for guest use throughout your stay; The Great Hall and The Panel Dining Room. These rooms are steeped in history and, combined with our outside guest areas of the courtyard and front garden, allow you space to relax and unwind as you please, whatever the weather.
The Panel Dining Room overlooks the courtyard and the front garden; it is a lovely sunny room, used for breakfast and dinner for guests. The house takes its Grade II* listing from the amazing plaster ceiling in this room, believed to date to the late 16th or early 17th Century. The work being completed by itinerate traveling Italian plasterers. Possibly also responsible for the plasterwork at Kirk Farm in Barton Parish, which is identical in pattern.
The Great Hall is centered on a massive Inglenook fireplace for guest use. The fire is lit during the winter and on cooler days throughout the year. This is an ideal room to sit with afternoon tea and curl up in a chair with a good book. We have a supply of local maps and guidebooks, acres of reading books and a variety of board games and jigsaw puzzles at your disposal.