Glassonby Old Hall details
Glassonby Old Hall is a Grade II listed, 5 Star Gold Award winning traditional long house. It is one of three luxury retreats in Glassonby, Cumbria, the other two being Elk Cottage and Jenny’s Croft which adjoin Glassonby Old Hall. All three properties date back to the 1600’s. The recent renovation brings these Cumbrian retreats back into habitation for the first time since 1764. Glassonby Old Hall retains many of its original features including old ship timber oak beams, oak mullion windows, flagged stone floors, open fires and stone staircases.
Though Old Hall Farm is no longer a working farm, its position on one of the higher hills in the Eden Valley gives it amazing views towards the Pennines and the rolling countryside that has seen this area in Cumbria declared one of the UK’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Glassonby Old Hall is in an ideal location for an outdoor break in Cumbria, with numerous walks nearby leading to Lacey’s Caves along the Eden River, to the Long Meg Stone Circle (the second largest in England) and to the charming nearby Cumbrian village of Melmerby, where the nationally acclaimed organic Village Bakery and the Shepherd’s Inn Pub provide good food and local ales.
This holiday cottage at a glance
- Sleeps eight guests.
- Four bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom one shower room and one family bathroom.
- Two wood burning stoves.
- Sandstone terrace leading up to a lawned area.
- Onsite parking.
- Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog), kept to the ground floor and off the furniture please.
- Minimum of a three night stay.
- Oak and sandstone flag flooring with underfloor heating.
- Four oven Aga, electric hob & separate oven, microwave, American fridge freezer, Bosch dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Large screen LCD TV, DVD player, iPod docking system.
- Catering service available, please contact Lynn Hilditch 07775 733608.
- Heated towel rails in all bathrooms.
- Cots and high chairs available on request.
- Weber barbecue with locally sourced charcoal provided for guests use, sustainable plantation teak garden furniture.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- There is a village shop one and a half miles from Glassonby, in Kirkoswald which also has two local pubs.
- Bicycles, locks and helmets are available for hire as well as fishing nearby.
- Great walks starting from the front door including a walk along from Dale Raven along the banks of the River Eden, a walk to Lacey’s Caves along the Eden River, a walk to the Long Meg Stone Circle (the second largest in England).
- Cycling route maps provided and Glassonby is located along the popular C2C cycle route as well as having many quiet lanes in the local area which are ideal for cyclists.
- Canoes and sailboats available to hire from the Glenridding Sailing Centre.
- Pony treks from Rookin House Farm.
- Enjoy a leisurely meal on the shoreline of Lake Ullswater at the Sharrow Bay Hotel or relax and enjoy the views from the Sandstone terraces at Glassonby Old Hall.
- Located about nine miles from Junction 40 of the M6.
- Easily reached by taxi from the station in the historic market town of Penrith (three hours train journey time from London).