Dalegarth Hall


£735 - £2180

6 / 8
Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
wood burner
Damage deposit:
Nearest Pub:
Half a mile

A very warm welcome to Dalegarth Hall, an enchanting glimpse into Cumbria's history and a welcoming family home at the same time. Sleeping up to eight people in four lovely bedrooms it offers its guests a unique opportunity to stay in an ancient manor house, surrounded by antiques and nestled in simply wonderful countryside. The Stanley Family have been at Dalegarth Hall since 1345 and the owner has left details of the family's history all around that will enchant everyone. There's a veritable world of historical interest including family portraits, unique furnishings and even reference to letters sent by Oliver Cromwell disgruntled with John Stanley, an ardent Royalist. The Hall itself is a magical world of thick walls, deep fireplaces, towering chimneypots with nooks and crannies galore to delight children and adults alike.

Dalegarth's surroundings are no less spellbinding. Set well away from any traffic up a country lane there are lovely gardens to explore with lawns for cartwheels, seating areas for outdoor dining and a working vegetable garden. The neighbouring farm even shares access so there are sheep and tractors passing through the yard. This part of the Eskdale Valley has a very special charm all of its own. Enjoy tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear wild-swimming pools, a steam railway, quiet walking and cycling trails, three pubs and a patchwork of fields mostly inhabited by hardy Herdwick sheep. The hardiest among you can walk up the Lakeland giants of Scafell and Scafell Pike right from the door but there are plenty of gentler walks to be had too. Cyclists are exceptionally well catered for with a great choice of off-road trails for those keen to get muddy and an iconic mountain pass (Hardknott) just a stone's throw away for the road cyclists.

Boot village is just a short walk where you'll find two good pubs and Dalegarth Station, the terminus of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway. A trip to Ravenglass on this narrow-gauge heritage line is an absolute must for railway children of all ages. While down at the coast why not explore the history of the area at the Railway Museum or at the nearby Roman Bathhouse? For a great family day out Muncaster Castle is hard to beat with its colourful history, gorgeous grounds and birds of prey. For the thrill seekers among you why not book a day with Westlakes Adventure just up the road? They offer all kinds of outdoor activities to get the adrenaline pumping. So, if your ideal holiday home is full of character, history, quirky interest and homey charm all set amidst magnificent countryside then Dalegarth Hall will be perfect for you.