Johnby Hall Studio is a sweet, cosy hideaway just perfect for two or for small families. In the early twentieth century it was an Arts & Crafts artist's studio belonging to the owner’s Great Aunt Maud (hence the name). It has now been beautifully renovated to create a fabulous, open plan, two storey cottage set within the wonderful gardens of the 14th Century Johnby Hall estate.
By prior arrangement with the owners you can breakfast in the Great Hall at Johnby, a stunning sandstone manor house which has grown around its original pele tower. Clues to its history are peppered around its grounds which you are welcome to explore – there is a lovely walled orchard, and a fantastic woodland area to while away the hours.
If you fancy venturing further afield you can choose between the majestic Lake District fells, or the alluring Eden Valley. Your nearest lake is Ullswater, just a 15 minute drive away – why not try the gentle tree-covered amble to the inspiring Aira Force waterfall? Alternatively hop on the bike to explore the local lanes and the C2C cycle way also passes by just down the road. The charming town of Penrith is on the doorstep (10 minutes away) and has a wealth of independent shops to explore.
Johnby Hall Studio can be booked with Johnby Hall Barn to accommodate larger groups.