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The Rowley Estates - a bit of history

Since it was established in the early 1800s by Edwin Rowley, The Rowley Estates has been in family hands. For six generations, this stunning collection of farms, woodlands, historic manors and businesses has been run carefully and sympathetically by the Rowley family. We’ve seen a lot of changes, but have always felt that keeping up with the times doesn’t have to mean losing sight of tradition. We’re lucky enough to be custodians of this incredible piece of Cumbrian history and we’re delighted to be able to share it with our customers and visitors.

The Rowley Estates through the ages

Blencowe Hall, ancient carved entrance dated to Henry de Blencowe in 1590.
Entrance to the historic Blencowe Hall, now renovated to be a luxury dog friendly holiday rental in the Lake District
Historic watercolour of Blencowe Hall. Image from TH Watson and J Fielding, 1821.
Historic photograph of Blencowe Hall taken in 1893.
Lacy's Caves near Glassonby overlooking the River Eden Victorian folly.
Addingham Church near Glassonby, Cumbria; a small country church with lancet windows, built of sandstone around the 16th century, and dedicated to St Michael and All Angels.
Long Meg and her daughter's druidic stone circle near Glassonby Old Hall holiday cottage.
Melmberby Hall in 1924 including the original Georgian ballroom and portico.
View of Melmerby Hall's gardens in the 1900s, historic luxury holiday rental near the Lake District.
Melmerby Hall in 1924 with Stag Cottage, now a dog friendly holiday cottage near the Lake District.
Melmerby Hall view of the Threlkeld family crest