Grade I listed Blencowe Hall offers a combination of luxurious 5* Gold Award accommodation in 12 bedrooms, stunning views from its terraces over the nearby Lake District Fells, tranquil gardens in its 30 acres of grounds and “exclusive use” wedding weekends. The restoration of the castellated medieval towers has won numerous design awards including one from English Heritage. Blencowe Hall itself offers an intimate venue for up to 40 guests with potential for larger parties to be accommodated in a marquee in the gardens. Blencowe Hall is within the Rowley Estates and is located in the village of Blencowe, 5 miles from Penrith and less than 4 miles from the Lake District National Park. The service of an onsite chef is available.
Greystoke Castle, Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumbria
Parts of Greystoke Castle are almost a thousand years old. It has been owned by the Howard family since the early 1500s and sits in a beautiful 3000acre park with stunning views of the mountains of the north-east Lake District and the northern Pennines. The castle and estate lie some 5 miles west of Penrith, just ten minutes from the M6 and the west coast mainline. The estate borders the Lake District National Park, putting the lakes of Ullswater and Windermere within easy reach.
Kinmount Castle, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway
Kinmount Castle and estate has a colourful history dating back around 800 years, and has been visited by many famous people, including Kings, Queens, playwrights and poets. The house and grounds have also been used for various television and film shoots. Holiday cottages and apartments are set in three acres of stunning gardens, complete with lakes of water lilies. Kinmount Castle is located near Annan, in Dumfries & Galloway, one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, only a few miles from the coast of the Solway Firth.
Low House, Armathwaite, Cumbria
Situated in its own extensive grounds in the heart of the Eden Valley with breathtaking views in the distance, Low House is a perfect backdrop for beautiful photographs, helping to make memories of your special occasion all the more special. There is the choice of three Anglican Churches in nearby villages which cater for ceremonies of differing sizes. Will shortly obtain approval to hold Civil Weddings in Low House in a choice of two rooms, depending on guest numbers.
Surrounded by walled sandstone grounds encompassing an archery lawn, Victorian gardens, a lovely stream feeding the River Eden, and a castle folly, 5* rated Melmerby Hall’s gracious wooded parkland offers an intimate, elegant and traditional setting for wedding celebrations. Melmerby Hall, within the Rowley Estates, is Grade II listed and is linked through sandstone carved archways to the 13th century Church of St John through its grounds. Melmerby Hall and its adjoining cottage offer 11 ensuite bedrooms and nearby cottages at Glassonby Hall within the Rowley Estates can accommodate a further 14 guests. Its extensive reception accommodation including a Georgian drawing room and an oak panelled library lends itself to smaller wedding parties and the archery lawn is an ideal marquee location for larger celebrations. The service of an onsite chef is available. Melmerby Hall is located 9 miles from Penrith and 12 miles from the Lake District National Park.
Moresby Hall, Moresby, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Moresby Hall is one of Cumbria’s most historic homes. A Grade I listed building (circa 1620) offering stunning Country Guesthouse accommodation and retaining so many original features. This spacious Hall has been described as “one of the most important buildings in Cumbria” by English Heritage and “totally unique and welcoming” by so many guests.
Raehills, near Dumfries, Scotland
Raehills lies in some of the most beautiful countryside in the heart of one of the finest sporting estates in Scotland. Raehills is perfectly situated in south west Scotland, within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle airports, Lockerbie and Carlisle train stations and just minutes from the A74M motorway.
Rampsbeck offers Peace, Pleasure and Privacy in an outstanding location on the shores of Lake Ullswater. This privately owned, elegant Country House Hotel has breathtaking views of the lake with the fells beyond. The hotel grounds include over a quarter of a mile of lake frontage, delightful gardens and a paved terrace where guests can enjoy Morning Coffee, Light Lunches, Afternoon Tea and Drinks, all the while taking in the wonderful Lake District scenery.
Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite, Cumbria
Silverholme is an elegant manor house in a wonderful location on the shores of Lake Windermere. Offering guests complete flexibility, Silverholme is the perfect setting for a truly memorable celebration.
Silverholme is a stylish blend of period character and modern luxuries: light and spacious reception rooms with quality furnishings for entertaining and relaxing; eight individually-styled, ensuite bedrooms and the original coachman’s cottage; beautiful gardens and private access to Lake Windermere.