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Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
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Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall is within the private family owned Rowley Estates
The gate leading to the main central range door which opens into the oak panelled entrance hall
The yew lined sandstone walled formal gardens at Blencowe Hall planted with shrub roses
The formal Central Gardens at Blencowe Hall - yew hedges,climbing roses, sandstone terraces & a rill
Lady Jane Grey's sister married Henry de Blencowe and Lady Jane's motto is inscribed above the door
A view towards the South Tower showing the formal stone lined rill in the foreground of the gardens
The Central Range sandstone terraces, sustainable plantation teak garden furniture & two Weber BBQs
The South Tower Dining Room opens out to the sandstone terraces via the original rent in the wall
The South Tower Dining Room with french doors opening onto the sandstone terrace and the gardens
The Dining Room at Blencowe Hall, seating for at least 24 guests
A view out from the South Tower formal Dining Room through the sandstone rent to the fields beyond
The breakfasting kitchen with Aga, two dishwashers, two fridges, washing machine,tumble dryer
A view of the 4 oven Aga, next to this is a stainless gas hob and a full size electric oven
Blencowe Hall's breakfasting kitchen also has two Bosch dishwashers, two sinks and a Bosch WM & TD
The kitchen has two handmade solid oak tables and a children's play area built up into the inglenook
Blencowe Hall has solid oak floors throughout.  This view is from the Snug to the Billiards Room
A full size billiards table and equipment is provided for guest use
The Billiards Room looking towards the four foot thick masonry walls leading to the North Tower
The Billiards Room on the ground floor of Blencowe Hall with an antique table
The Billiards Room with full size snooker table and cast iron fire, equipment provided for guests
The first floor Solar Recepton room occupies the entire North Tower
The Solar reception room was the original retiring room for the ladies of Blencowe Hall
A traditional Cumberland oak sword cabinet in the North Tower Solar room on the first floor
The Solar Room at Blencowe Hall decorated for the holidays. Trees provided for guests from our farm
The first floor Solar Room has two cast iron fires and is one of 4 rooms licenced for civil weddings
The Solar Room has two massive stone fireplaces inset with two cast iron fires, one gas and one wood
The massive South Tower Master bedroom ensuite with a private Dressing Room, balcony and bathroom
The window in the South Tower Master Bedroom dressing room overlooking the orchard field
The South Tower Master Beroom with the juliette balcony doors closed.
Another view of the South Tower Master Bedroom suite which occupies the Tower's entire top floor
The South Tower Master Bedroom with the juliette balcony doors open looking to open fields and hills
Cromwell's Folly ensuite double bedroom occupies the entire first floor of the South Tower
Cromwell's Folly bedroom highlights the history of the Cromwellian forces slighting Blencowe Hall
Cromwell's Folly and the South Tower Master Bedroom both have private juliet balconies
Every window in Grade I listed Blencowe Hall has been preserved and protected in the shape found
The juliette balconies of the South Tower show the original masonry of the tower preserved as found
A quiet place for a read and relax in the bedrooms of Blencowe Hall
A king size bed in the West Range Cumberland Room which is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The silk lined curtains of the four poster bed in the ensuite Cumberland Room
The West Range Master Bedroom with an antique six foot super king bed
The West Range Master Bedroom has a glass divided raised bathing area & ensuite
A view of the glass divided raised ensuite bathroom and ensuite in the West Range Master Bedroom
The Greystoke Room in the West Range with antique 3 foot beds is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The North Tower Master Bedroom with an antique five foot four poster bed an ensuite bath & shower
The Lady Jane Grey Room at the top of the North Tower, ensuite with beds that can be singles or 6 ft
The ground floor ensuite Adam de Blencowe Room with beds that can be arranged as 6 foot or two twins
The ground foor Garden Bedroom with a double bed and private access to the North Tower walled garden
The walk in ensuite wet room of the ground floor Garden Room with a shower and glass screen
The Petteril Room (6ft) overlooks the formal Central Range gardens and has a massive stone fireplace
The Nortolk Room with beds that can be arranged as a king size bed or two single beds
Blencowe Hall in the early morning
A side view of Blencowe Hall showing the arched entrance to the cobbled central courtyard
The view out from the West range arched entrance to the Lake District Hills in the distance
Blencowe Hall is set within is own sandstone walled gardens and grounds
A view over nearby Greystoke Castle, about a mile up the road from Blencowe.  Grounds open for walks
Christine and Charlie on the first floor balcony of the South Tower, celebrating completion!!
The entire restoration team celebrating at the 'Wrap Party'
One of the carved stone window mullions at Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
Blencowe Hall in the wintertime
A view towards the South Tower rent said to be associated with Cromwellian cannon fire
A view of the weeping pear tree set into the sandstone terrace gardens
Blencowe Hall lit at night.  The coloured lights can be lit or not depending on guest preference
Blencowe Hall gardens in the springtime, part of the orchards in bloom
An aerial view of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall and the Grade II listed cottages in its grounds
An aerial view of Blecowe Hall and its surrounding gardens
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12 Bedrooms , 13 Bathrooms , Sleeps 24
Lake District, Cumbria, England
5* Rated by the Quality in Tourism Assessment Board of Visit England and Gold Award winner for exceptional quality in all areas, in particular with respect to service and hospitality.

A multi award-winning exceptional Grade I listed fortified manor that has undergone extensive renovation bringing the two embattled peele towers back into use for the first time in more than 300 years.

Blencowe Hall sits on a bluff above the small river Peterill and is encompassed by its own fields incorporating access to a tributary to the River Petterill. This luxurious holiday let accommodation can be taken with or with out full catering and has views to the nearby Lakeland fells and across the rolling Eden Valley.

Blencowe Hall is on the edge of the Lake District, 4 miles from the Lake District National Park and about 7 miles from Lake Ullswater. Clos...
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Listing #FKN3275313
About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here in a large family group of 24 and I can honestly say that there wasn't one moment when we felt cramped or claustrophobic. The finish at Blencowe Hall is to 5star hotel standard - Molten Brown in the bathrooms, nearly all bedrooms...More

Thank lovelybecs
christine939, VR Owner at Blencowe Hall, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

''Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your stay at Blencowe Hall. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spaciousness and the views that the hall has to offer and appreciated the welcome hamper and the attention to detail that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Blencowe Hall, an old restored manor house was the perfect venue for our small family wedding. The 11 bedrooms (most with lovely en-suites) were very comfortable and furnished well. The comfortable communal areas afforded a lot of space and the well appointed kitchen made catering...More

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christine939, VR Owner at Blencowe Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

''Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Blencowe Hall. We appreciate your compliments and are delighted that you found the Hall comfortable ans special and enjoyed the outside space and beautiful views of the countryside. We would love...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

My husband and I (heehee) had a small wedding with approximately 16 guests here at the end of April. We actually had Blencowe Hall booked since 2014 as we fell in love with it from a photograph. All communication from the owners, managers and latterly...More

Thank kazz s
christine939, VR Owner at Blencowe Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for leaving such a great review of your stay at Blencowe Hall and we are delighted that we could help you to achieve your dream wedding. We are really pleased that we could help with your special requests and that you so...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (24)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (10)
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(5)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (24)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(6)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    10 Full baths
    2 Half baths
    1 Shower
    6 Kings
    5 Super Kings
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 29 582
£1 650
29 May 2018 -
12 Jul 2018
3 nights
R 21 945
£1 224
R 113 686
£6 341
13 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
3 nights
R 22 967
£1 281
R 119 154
£6 646
31 Aug 2018 -
18 Oct 2018
3 nights
R 21 945
£1 224
R 113 686
£6 341
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 8 964 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates are per night for Blencowe Hall which has 12 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Rates vary through the year. Please inquire for specific dates. Thank you.
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About the neighbourhood
Blencowe Hall is located 4 miles from the Lake District National Park. The closest lake is Ullswater, one of the deepest and the longest lake in the national park. It is surrounded mountains and there are great walks easily accessible from the Hall. The Boot and Shoe Pub in Greystoke is about 1.5 miles down the road and has a great atmosphere and excellent local food. There is also a village post office shop in Greystoke and a recently refurbished open heated swimming pool. Greystoke Castle and its 3000 acre estate is in Greystoke and the deer park of the Castle is open for public walks.

There is plenty of parking at Blencowe Hall which is surrounded by its own 30 acres of grounds and extensive gardens.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 107.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 8.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 127.0 km
• From the South; leave the M6 at J40 and take the 3rd exit onto the A592
• From the North; leave the M6 at J40 and take the 1st exit onto the A592
• Stay in the left lane. At the mini roundabout take the 1st exit onto Haweswater Road.
• Follow the road for approx. 0.8 miles (2 mins) through the industrial estate to the next T-junction / mini round about.
• Turn left onto the B5288 (Newton Road). Follow for approx. 2.5 miles (4 mins).
• After approx. 2.5 miles fork right (in front of The Clickham Inn public house) and follow Park View Road for approx. 1.6 miles (4 mins).
• Drive into Blencowe village, over the small stone bridge and turn immediately left and then left again.
• Follow the road for approx. 0.3. miles (1 min) and turn right into The Rowley Estates Blencowe Hall & Cottag...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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