Askham Hall

Askham, Cumbria
Hotel


An old manor house on the beautiful Lowther estate with a Michelin star in the kitchen, cool bedrooms and excellent walking all around

Bedroom

15 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Askham is a dream, one of the loveliest houses in the Lakes. It’s a Grade I-listed manor house with a 12th-century peel tower, but grand as it is, Charlie grew up here and it retrains the feel of home, making it a delightfully informal base. Expect contemporary art and open fires, a beautiful drawing room with an honesty bar, a small spa with an outdoor pool, then a café for lunch and gardens that open to the public. The hall sits in 40 acres of prime Cumbrian grazing land with paths that follow a river into glorious parkland. It’s all part of the Lowther estate, where Charlie rears his own meat for Richard Swale’s Michelin star kitchen. The food is out of this world, ambrosial stuff that makes you want to move in permanently. You might find Askham pork cheek and barbecued hock, rough fell lamb with wild garlic risotto, Yorkshire rhubarb tart with brown butter ice cream; a kitchen garden and two polytunnels provide much for the table. Chic bedrooms have a cool country-house style. Some are vast, one has a tented bathroom, others have views to Knipe Scar. One of the best.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Amazing value mid-week room rates available throughout 2019 - all Courtyard rooms are £150 per room per night and all Pele Tower rooms are £190, includes breakfast, excluding the festive period.

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Sundays and Mondays. January and early February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Doggy welcome basket with a treat, a map of local walks and a doggy bag.

Dogs £15 per stay. Max. 3.

Dogs welcome in reception areas, all bedrooms & private dining room if available (not main restaurant). Fields, woods & river walks. Whale riverside loop and pool for dips; short walk to Askham Fell.

Meals
Lunch from £9. Dinner, 3 courses, £50. 5-course tasting menu £65.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed £35 p.p.p.n.
11 Twin/doubles
From £150
4 Suites for 2
From £250

Accommodation

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marie-Louisa Raeburn

  • Askham Hall is situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, in the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District. The surrounding mountains, rivers, lakes, wildlife and history make this an idyllic spot to visit. The area is the perfect base for walking, running, cycling and other outdoor activities and sports. Routes take you across fields, through woodland, along rivers and up fells.
  • The owners have recently acquired the nearby 17th century Queen’s Head pub, as part of an innovative vision to create a health and wellbeing hub in the village. Offering six modern, spacious bedrooms and serving healthy, hearty meals.
  • Askham Hall was the home of the Lowther family for over 200 years, after they moved from nearby Lowther castle in the 1930s. It is built up around a 12th-century Pele Tower, a defensive structure that defined the early architecture of the borderlands.
  • Guests have access to a nearby 'Health Barn' offering a range or relaxation and therapeutic treatments, including a state of the art flotation tank, the only one of its kind in Cumbria.
  • The Lowther family has five miles of private salmon and trout fishing along the idyllic River Eden. The family also has a beautiful stretch on the River Lowther, famous for its dry fly upstream brown trout, which guests are able to use with a permit.
  • There are two beautiful churches nearby. St. Michaels's church, Lowther with its strong family connections is visible from the gardens at Askham Hall.