Glassonby Old Hall
Create your own feasts, festivities and legends in this lavishly restored 15th-century Cumbrian longhouse.
- Sleeps: 8
Baronial splendour amid rolling Lakeland countryside – made for a landmark celebration
Stepping into the vaulted main hall at Glassonby, with its iron chandeliers, arrowslit windows and vast stone hearth, medieval revelry comes to mind. Glassonby’s made for gatherings. Get the logs glowing, unpack your generous wicker welcome hamper and throw an impromptu banquet in the flagstone dining hall. Aspiring minstrels even have a gallery from which to perform. With both Aga and oven in your professionally-equipped kitchen, cook up a feast or invite caterers in. After dinner, surprise your crowd and flip the dining table for a game of billiards. Or find peaceful retreat in the beamed living room with deep casement windows overlooking rolling Cumbrian hills and farmland. If the mists set in, batten the oak shutters, stoke the wood stove and curl up on deep sofas to read, talk and dream.
Glassonby’s medieval majesty and contemporary opulence will enchant you.
A tipple on the terrace, apples from your tree
Breathe the crystalline air from your secluded patio surrounded by terraced beds of flowers – a perfect spot for drinks and barbecues. Or pick an apple from a tree and stroll the lawns to enjoy the sprawling beauty of the Eden Valley as you plan your day. Trek the Pennine hills on horse, foot or bike? Go boating or fishing in the Lakes. They’re all on your doorstep.
Bathroom wells and bedroom gardens
The fun doesn’t stop when it’s time to unwind. Kids of all ages will be enchanted by the rainbow-lit ancient well in the floor of the Dalerowen shower room, and want to spy for invaders through the arrowslit windows in the upper bedrooms or fling themselves regally onto the silk-draped four poster of the Master suite. With terraces and steps leading from bedrooms to private garden areas, the magic is unbound.
If you can bear to leave...
Glassonby is tranquilly rural, but you can easily pick up coffees, cakes and cash along with papers and groceries in the village shop at Kirkoswald a couple of miles away. And local ales at The Fetherston Arms or The Crown. The village is also a popular starting point for some of the most scenic walks in the Lake District. Full route details here.
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We love your wonderful house. Brilliant design to accommodate all ages/ interests! Thank you for making us so welcome –…
Storey family31/10/2018Visitor Book
Wonderful time in your great house! Thank you for the welcome pack. We all felt so at home. Would certainly…
Cathy Atherton and family31/10/2018Visitor Book
Thanks for a lovely stay in a fantastic building. Everything was superb. Did two of your suggested walks and pubs!
Duncan and Sally31/10/2018Tripadvisor
Things to Do & Services
Walks and Runs from Glassonby
From your front door there are excellent walking, running and cycling routes along picturesque country lanes, old cart tracks, bridleways, and river banks.
Glassonby Microlight & Light Aircraft Airfield
Glassonby Airfield is a small airfield to the north east of Penrith.