Blencowe Hall: The North Tower & Central Range Rooms
With some features dating back to the Elizabethan era, stone spiral staircases and views over cobbled courtyards, you’re stepping into history, but sleeping in luxury.
The North Tower
Accessed via ornately carved masonry doorways are the two ground floor ensuite bedrooms in the North Tower of Blencowe Hall. The Garden Bedroom (4’6 double bed) has a private ensuite wet room set into the curve of the spiral staircase leading up to the Solar and has private access to a low walled garden at the base of the North Tower. The Garden Bedroom stone mullioned windows are set into five foot thick walls overlooking the formal gardens at the front of Blencowe Hall.
Farther up the oak floored ground floor passage is the Adam de Blencowe Bedroom. This room has 6′ king size bed which can also be configured as 2 x 3′ single beds depending on guest preference. This room has a private en suite with a cast iron bath and separate rainwater shower.
Up the stone spiral staircase leading to the top of the North Tower which carries on up to the North Tower battlement roof is the North Tower Master Bedroom with its 5′ four poster bed. This room has a view to the formal gardens to the front and a private en suite with a separate shower and cast iron bath.
The Central Range
Overlooking the Central Range cobbled courtyard and the rear gardens is the Lady Jane Grey Room which has 2 zip and link single beds which can be configured as a 6′ king-size depending on guest preference. The Lady Jane Grey Room has a private en suite with a separate shower and cast iron bath. Lady Jane Grey’s sister was related to Henry de Blencowe and her last message to her sister before her execution in 1554 “Vivere Mori, Mori Vitae” is carved above the main entrance to Blencowe Hall.
In the Central Range, the Petteril Room (6′ bed) is unusual in that it is the only bedroom in Blencowe Hall to have its original Elizabethan period oak divided plastered walls. In the window reveal one of the limestone plasterers left their dated signature from the 1700s and the recent renovations uncovered a massive inglenook sandstone stone fireplace that had been hidden behind a wooden partition for years.
The Norfolk Room (fixed twin beds) is tied to the Duke of Norfolk whose estate owned Blencowe Hall for a number of generations. The family bathroom is located further up the hall in the Central Range.
The most luxurious of the Central Range bedrooms overlooking the formal gardens at the front of Blencowe Hall is the Henry de Blencowe Room. This has a 5’ antique bed and a private en suite bathroom with a cast iron roll top bath and a separate rainfall shower.