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Review of Glassonby Old Hall

Glassonby Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
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Glassonby Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
The rolling Pennines across the fields Glassonby Hall's sandstone terrace - a great place to relax after exploring in the Lake District
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Glassonby Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
The rolling Pennines across the fields
Glassonby Hall's sandstone terrace - a great place to relax after exploring in the Lake District
The terrace offers wooden garden furniture to seat 8 and a Weber BBQ, charcoal provided.
Glassonby Old Hall has fabulous views over the Eden Valley and no night pollution!
Glassonby Hall in the spring fronted by daffodils
An example of one of the oak mullioned windows
Glassonby Hall's sandstone flagged and galleried Great Hall
The large wood burning fire of the Great Hall
The dining area within the Great Hall
The breakfasting Kitchen and four oven Aga with an American fridge freezer separate hob and oven
The Snug at Glassonby has a cast iron log burning stove and traditional oak mullioned windows.
A cosy corner of the Snug showing an oak mullioned window
The ground floor Daleraven Bedroom has an adjoining wc and shower room
The first floor Addingham Bedroom has an antique five foot wooden carved bed and oak mullion windows
The Addingham bedroom
An original 18th Century oak mullioned window frame on display
The Salkeld Bedroom located on the first floor has two antique mahogony three foot beds
The first floor bathroom shared between the Addingham and Salkeld bedrooms
The Master Bedroom with a king size antique four poster bed and private entrance to the rear garden
Glassonby Old Hall Floor Plan - Access Statements available on our website The Rowley Estates
Glassonby Old Hall has a private front and rear garden.   The rear garden is gated and fenced.
The Eden River near Daleraven, a lovely public foot path which is walking distance from Glassonby
A view of the Eden Valley across the lane from the gardens of Glassonby Old Hall
A view of the beautiful Lake District scenery
There are many stone circles in the surrounding area, such as Castlerigg circle.
Cumbrian Fields in the early morning
Blea Tarn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Lake District
Hikes are available everywhere, offering spectacular views and photo opportunities
Long Meg and her daughters, a nearby ancient stone circle
The bridge over the nearby River Eden
The steamer on Lake Ullswater is a great day out
Walks in the snow make visiting Glassonby in winter a great idea
Sailing on Lake Ullswater
Hutton in the Forest, a historic house in Cumbria
The beautiful gardens in Hutton
Cumbria in the spring
Levens Hall, a classic Elizabethan Mansion
Some local Herdwick sheep crossing a footbridge
Keswick Town centre
Boats can be rented for Sailing on Lake Ullswater
A view of the fields around Glassonby
Discover the market town of Penrith
Rheged, a Lake District attraction for family activities, shopping, cinema and exhibitions.
Aira Force owned by The National Trust ideal for walking
The Lady of the Lake - historic steamer on Ullswater
Steamer on Ullswater
Sunset over Ullswater
Map of Ullswater
Steamer on Ullswater leaving Howtown
Summit of Hallin Fell over looking Ullswater
Aerial view of Ullswater
Ullswater in Spring
Ullswater in the snow
Golfing in the local area
Lacy's Caves on the River Eden near Glassonby
Lacy's Caves
Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
Penrith at Christmas
Red Squirrel - see if you can spot any in Glassonby
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 47 reviews
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jenNewcas...
Newcastle, England
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful spacious property, ideal for a family gathering”
Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This is a real find! The property itself is ultra luxurious with enough space for our family to relax in.

8 of us stayed in the hall, 4 in Elk Cottage next door but we spent all but bedtimes together and there was enough room for everyone.

The website is very full with videos of every room but in reality it is much more impressive. The whole place is very tastefully decorated and incredibly well equipped, even down to the barbeque tools.

We loved the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. A real contrast to the one day we ventured into the Lakes. The children enjoyed the park nearby and the teatime visit from the cows across the road.

The Featherston Arms was popular with everyone, super food and a beer garden for the kids to play in. We went there often!

We also went to the bakery at Melmerby, a good choice of breads nice gift shop and coffee shop.

We had a morning in Penrith, busy but a nice change.

We did a few walks round the area, all well documented on the website.

We had a great holiday!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Aug 2017
Hi
Thanks very much for your super review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed Glassonby Old Hall and that you found it to be so well equipped. It's also really great to find out what our guests have been doing while they stay at The Rowley Estates and that you have made good use of the lovely local area. Please feel free to get back in touch of your travels bring you back to Cumbria and The Lake District in the future. Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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yireh
switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“3 generations of the same family - plenty of room”
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Directions were good - we found it no problem. The welcome hamper was very useful and high quality. The house itself definitely has wow factor. The younger members of the three generations loved the snooker table.

Comfortable, within easy reach of Carlisle and the Lake District, it is fully deserving of its five star rating.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Aug 2017
Hi, thank you for your wonderful review of Glassonby Old Hall. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay and it is great to hear all three generations had a great time! Please feel free to get back in touch when you are next planning a trip to Cumbria and the Lake District, we would love you welcome you all back again.
Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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Graham N
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Family Birthday Celebration to Remember”
Reviewed 24 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We chose as a family Glassonby Old Hall to celebrate our sons 30th birthday as it was in the ideal location for all of our grown up children to meet with partners and as soon as we arrived we knew it was the perfect choice.
5 star it definitely is, from the lovely hamper to welcome welcome us on arrival which was a fabulous touch and much appreciated to the excellent decor of the halls rooms were all to the highest of standards.
Thank you Christine and Jilly for accommodating all our requirements and making our stay so special .
We will definitely be booking again with you.

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Management Response
25 May 2017
Hi
Thanks very much for this great review. We're so pleased to hear that Glassonby Old Hall was the perfect location for your son's birthday party and it sounds like you had a great weekend. It's super to hear that the efforts we put into the décor are so well appreciated. We would love to have you stay at The Rowley Estates again. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Emmaclark...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant stay with friends”
Reviewed 12 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Glassonby Hall. The accommodation is beautiful. The walk recommended in the welcome brochure is well worth it. Highly recommend the Crown Inn in the nearby village. The chef cooks amazing food! Would definitely like to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 May 2017
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review following your recent visit to Glassonby Old Hall. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and you enjoyed the local walk! The Crown Inn certainly is a lovely village pub and it's nice to hear you had an amazing meal during your stay! Please feel free to get back in touch the next time you are planning a trip, we would love to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates! Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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Katykins8...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect family get away”
Reviewed 5 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Booked her last November after deciding that no one needed more stuff for Christmas so it was better to buy us all the gift of time together. I looked through a lot of holiday homes and just kind of stumbled on Glassonby Old hall and I'm so glad we did.

Upon arrival the house was absolutely pristine, not a speck of dust to be found. The kitchen is better stocked than even our own at home and the bedrooms are wonderful and large. Both fires had even been set with wood to be lit they night. The bonus of an enclosed back garden for our dog just made it even better.

The location is stunning, wonderfully rural but all within a 15 minute drive of
Penrith if you decide you need some civilisation.

We stayed for four nights and our only criticism was that we had to leave. Can't wait to go back again.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 May 2017
Hi, thank you so much for the wonderful review following on from your stay at Glassonby Old Hall. What a brilliant idea to buy family time together! We are pleased you found the Hall clean and well equipped and your dog enjoyed the gardens! We would be delighted to welcome you back again, please feel free to get back in touch if your decide to buy family time again this Christmas.
Best regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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