Haile View accommodation summary
Bedroom with super-kingsize bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom with super-kingsize bed and en suite bathroom
(Both of these suites can be made up as twins, please inform us on booking if you require this)
Two kingsize bedrooms with en suite shower roomsOutside
Extensive mature gardens with dining furniture and sandstone structuresParking
There is ample private parking on the gravel drivewayOther Info
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
There is a sandstone spiral staircase with rope handrail so care should be taken with infantsGeneral Description
Haile View is a beautifully restored and utterly unique historical property in a wonderfully unspoiled setting. With architectural features that date from 1000 year ago, four indulgent bedroom suites, extensive grounds and all-important 21st Century sensibilities when it comes to appliances and bathrooms it makes a luxurious hideaway for up to eight people. The owners have expertly curated antique furniture and art while mixing in modern comfort and harnessing light to create a very special ambience. Every detail has been thought through to enhance its Grade II status from the heritage lime rendering, and stained glass to the traditional cast iron radiators.
On arrival via a private driveway guests pull up to the impressive rear facade of the building. Part of a larger manor house, this section of the hall dates from 1591 as you'll see in the sandstone plinth above the imposing studded door. Entering into the delightful living/dining area you'll find two deep four-seater sofas, a magnificent mirror and sumptuous rug along with a large Smart TV benefiting from the excellent Wifi. The large dining table is flanked by a pew and bench seating. The room's warm cosy feel is perfect for long evenings discussing your Cumbrian adventures.
Moving through from the living room you'll find undulating sandstone floor flags which lead through to the incredible staircase and modern kitchen. It's well equipped with Baumatic fan oven, four induction hobs, dishwasher, microwave, built-in fridge freezer, under-counter washer/dryer and Belfast sink. There's also a Dolce Gusto coffee machine for a gorgeous morning coffee so don't forget your pods.
The mighty spiral staircase is a marvel in itself. Originally it formed part of a Pele Tower elsewhere in the manor which was built in 1066 however it was moved to this part of the building around 1400. Like the sandstone flags in the hall and kitchen, some of the treads have been worn over hundreds of years of footsteps and have been enhanced with wood. It's an enchanting reminder of the history of this magical building.
So, take the rope handrail and ascend to the first floor where you'll find the two super-kingsize bedrooms, both of these have zip and link beds which can also be made up as twins making the accommodation very flexible (please inform us on booking if you require this). The first of which is a gorgeous suite with a comfy damask sofa, dressing table, wardrobe with drawers and a romantic sandstone window seat to stare out at the glorious views over the gardens to forest and fells beyond. Its spacious en suite shower room, like the others, is clad with light travertine and benefits from indulgent Elsyl toiletries. The mixer shower is housed in a large rectangular enclosure and has both regular and drencher heads. The second super-kingsize suite is a stunning dual aspect space with a view to the gardens and another facing West to benefit from the delightful sunsets. There is a charming velvet two-seater sofa, large dresser, dressing table and hanging space in an alcove which was once a hidden doorway. It boasts a gorgeous en suite bathroom with slipper bath, and separate shower enclosure as well as a decorative fireplace surrounded by tiles which date from the 16th Century.
Lastly to the second floor and its two fairy-tale bedrooms. Up here the wonderful wooden beams, which form the skeleton of the house, are fully on show giving the spaces the feeling of being in the eaves while skylights with ingenious shutters bathe the rooms with extra light. The first suite has a king size bed, claret sofa, a wardrobe, dressing table and a beautiful en suite shower room with a picture window looking out onto the gardens. The last suite has the same wonderful dual aspect views as the bedroom below along with a king size bed, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, wardrobe and ornate dressing table. Note, in particular, the beams here - they used to belong to the hull of an old wooden ship! This room's en suite shower room has a mixer shower as well as a drencher head.
The outside space is no less impressive than the interior, indeed it even boasts its own historical interest. One of the hall's owners was once High Sheriff of Cumberland hence the need to have jail cells on the property! These sandstone block buildings which resemble a maze from the bedrooms above are what you would have found yourself in several hundred years ago if you had committed any misdemeanours. Today you are more likely to enjoy al fresco meals in the courtyard or strolls around the grounds which have been planted over the years to provide year-round colour and interest. The remote setting of the hall makes for real tranquillity while you enjoy the views of rolling countryside and forestry leading to Dent, a picturesque little fell on the edge of the National Park.
So, if you love historical interest and detail while seeking real seclusion from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life and desire a spot of luxury on your holiday then Haile View should certainly fit the bill.