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“Birthday Celebration with Family & Friends”

Review of Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
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Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall is within the private family owned Rowley Estates The gate leading to the main central range door which opens into the oak panelled entrance hall
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Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall is within the private family owned Rowley Estates
The gate leading to the main central range door which opens into the oak panelled entrance hall
The yew lined sandstone walled formal gardens at Blencowe Hall planted with shrub roses
The formal Central Gardens at Blencowe Hall - yew hedges,climbing roses, sandstone terraces & a rill
Lady Jane Grey's sister married Henry de Blencowe and Lady Jane's motto is inscribed above the door
A view towards the South Tower showing the formal stone lined rill in the foreground of the gardens
The Central Range sandstone terraces, sustainable plantation teak garden furniture & two Weber BBQs
The South Tower Dining Room opens out to the sandstone terraces via the original rent in the wall
The South Tower Dining Room with french doors opening onto the sandstone terrace and the gardens
The Dining Room at Blencowe Hall, seating for at least 24 guests
A view out from the South Tower formal Dining Room through the sandstone rent to the fields beyond
The breakfasting kitchen with Aga, two dishwashers, two fridges, washing machine,tumble dryer
A view of the 4 oven Aga, next to this is a stainless gas hob and a full size electric oven
Blencowe Hall's breakfasting kitchen also has two Bosch dishwashers, two sinks and a Bosch WM & TD
The kitchen has two handmade solid oak tables and a children's play area built up into the inglenook
Blencowe Hall has solid oak floors throughout.  This view is from the Snug to the Billiards Room
A full size billiards table and equipment is provided for guest use
The Billiards Room looking towards the four foot thick masonry walls leading to the North Tower
The Billiards Room on the ground floor of Blencowe Hall with an antique table
The Billiards Room with full size snooker table and cast iron fire, equipment provided for guests
The first floor Solar Recepton room occupies the entire North Tower
The Solar reception room was the original retiring room for the ladies of Blencowe Hall
A traditional Cumberland oak sword cabinet in the North Tower Solar room on the first floor
The Solar Room at Blencowe Hall decorated for the holidays. Trees provided for guests from our farm
The first floor Solar Room has two cast iron fires and is one of 4 rooms licenced for civil weddings
The Solar Room has two massive stone fireplaces inset with two cast iron fires, one gas and one wood
The massive South Tower Master bedroom ensuite with a private Dressing Room, balcony and bathroom
The window in the South Tower Master Bedroom dressing room overlooking the orchard field
The South Tower Master Beroom with the juliette balcony doors closed.
Another view of the South Tower Master Bedroom suite which occupies the Tower's entire top floor
The South Tower Master Bedroom with the juliette balcony doors open looking to open fields and hills
Cromwell's Folly ensuite double bedroom occupies the entire first floor of the South Tower
Cromwell's Folly bedroom highlights the history of the Cromwellian forces slighting Blencowe Hall
Cromwell's Folly and the South Tower Master Bedroom both have private juliet balconies
Every window in Grade I listed Blencowe Hall has been preserved and protected in the shape found
The juliette balconies of the South Tower show the original masonry of the tower preserved as found
A quiet place for a read and relax in the bedrooms of Blencowe Hall
A king size bed in the West Range Cumberland Room which is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The silk lined curtains of the four poster bed in the ensuite Cumberland Room
The West Range Master Bedroom with an antique six foot super king bed
The West Range Master Bedroom has a glass divided raised bathing area & ensuite
A view of the glass divided raised ensuite bathroom and ensuite in the West Range Master Bedroom
The Greystoke Room in the West Range with antique 3 foot beds is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The North Tower Master Bedroom with an antique five foot four poster bed an ensuite bath & shower
The Lady Jane Grey Room at the top of the North Tower, ensuite with beds that can be singles or 6 ft
The ground floor ensuite Adam de Blencowe Room with beds that can be arranged as 6 foot or two twins
The ground foor Garden Bedroom with a double bed and private access to the North Tower walled garden
The walk in ensuite wet room of the ground floor Garden Room with a shower and glass screen
The Petteril Room (6ft) overlooks the formal Central Range gardens and has a massive stone fireplace
The Nortolk Room with beds that can be arranged as a king size bed or two single beds
Blencowe Hall in the early morning
A side view of Blencowe Hall showing the arched entrance to the cobbled central courtyard
The view out from the West range arched entrance to the Lake District Hills in the distance
Blencowe Hall is set within is own sandstone walled gardens and grounds
A view over nearby Greystoke Castle, about a mile up the road from Blencowe.  Grounds open for walks
Christine and Charlie on the first floor balcony of the South Tower, celebrating completion!!
The entire restoration team celebrating at the 'Wrap Party'
One of the carved stone window mullions at Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
Blencowe Hall in the wintertime
A view towards the South Tower rent said to be associated with Cromwellian cannon fire
A view of the weeping pear tree set into the sandstone terrace gardens
Blencowe Hall lit at night.  The coloured lights can be lit or not depending on guest preference
Blencowe Hall gardens in the springtime, part of the orchards in bloom
An aerial view of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall and the Grade II listed cottages in its grounds
An aerial view of Blecowe Hall and its surrounding gardens
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12 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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CholTally
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebration with Family & Friends”
Reviewed 6 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Just returned from a week of Birthday Celebrations at Blencoe Hall, three separate house parties with family & friends.
The whole celebration far exceeded my expectations, everything you could wish for & more.
The Hall was beautiful clean & warm,we were not short of anything, catered for by Jilly & her wonderful ladies, you would never go hungry & the diet starts now.
Anna Rowley was away, so at the last minute Sara Ecroyd provided the most amazing canapés.
Richard Dunn was the ice breaker for each party within Salsa classes & demonstration great fun was had by all.
Our evening entertainment was provided by Johnny James piano vocalist & Adam Glover who I would highly recommend.
Middle of the week we had 6in snow, very beautiful but not very easy for travelling but the property is only 4 miles off the motorway so not too much of an issue.
We had great walks finishing off in the Boot & Shoe at Greystoke for more food & drink made very welcome by Ben & Jan.
I would highly recommend this property great location beautiful appointed accommodation, certainly ticked all the boxes for my celebration.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review following your visit to Blencowe Hall. We particularly appreciate the feedback regarding some of the folks who helped out during your visit as I am sure other Trip Advisor members will be glad to have the referrals. We hope to have a chance to welcome you all and your friends again another time! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Impossible to say - it was all good
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Hi,
Thank you again for your kind comments after your second stay at Blencowe Hall. We really appreciate your feedback, as will Jilly and her team ! Looking forward to welcoming you all back for your third visit.
Kind regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: loved it all
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
8 Dec 2014
Hi,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at Blencowe Hall - we are so pleased that you all had such a great weekend. We really appreciate your feedback and are looking forward to welcoming you all back again next year for your annual trip !
With all our best wishes,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The wonderful property/decor and immaculate presentation and spaciousness
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
25 Nov 2014
Hi,
Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review of your recent weekend stay at Blencowe Hall for your pre-Christmas get-together with friends. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the Hall and hopefully we can welcome you all back again next year!
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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m1k3y
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing from beginning to end!”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We booked Blencowe Hall for our wedding in October 2014, and fell in love with the place. There will never be enough superlatives to describe this venue, but it was just amazing. Our guests will blown away, the space was great for 26 people, and Jilly and her team just the best.

We had 4 days of eating, drinking, fun and laughter, and. Blencowe Hall was just the perfect environment for the weekend house party atmosphere that we wanted. From booking to arrival Jilly was just a rock. She was helpful beyond our expectations, and met us at obscure times and dates to help with planning, dealt with my panicky phone calls late in the evening, answered strange questions about chair dimensions without even breaking into a sweat. The provided some amazing catering through the weekend, with her drop off supper, cooking a hearty cumbrian breakfast and even our wedding meal. At all times with a smile.

The house itself is just wonderful, the attention to detail during the refurb is second to none, especially when you see the before pictures. Comfy beds and luxurious linens make for a perfect nights sleep. The kitchen is well stocked, with plenty of everything you'll need, and even two dishwashers!

This is the ideal venue for a small wedding, family get together, luxury break in the lakes, or even just playing Lord of the Manor. The worst part was having to hand the key back :(

Thank you so much to Christine for your help with the booking, and again to Jilly and her team who really made the weekend!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Nov 2014
Hi,
Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic and detailed review of your wedding weekend at Blencowe Hall. We are delighted that you all had such a great time and also that you chose Blencowe Hall for your wedding weekend !
Hopefully we can welcome you both, your friends and family back again soon.
With all our best wishes,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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