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A grade II listed manor house with glorious views south over the Howgills, Kelleth Old Hall is quirky, charming, friendly, close to the M6 and yet delightfully located in a world of its own. For those who love hills, wild flowers, antiques, books and good food. Pets and children welcome.
Are you a weary M6 traveller looking for a taste of old fashioned, overnight luxury? A coast-to-coast walker or cyclist who needs somewhere to dine, shower and breakfast? Or a family looking to holiday in Cumbria in an exceptional house and setting? Kelleth Old Hall is a grade II listed manor house dating from the early to mid 17th century. It is thought to have been built by Thomas Carleton of Appleby Castle; it is known to have had connections with the Whitehead family, including George Whitehead, founding member of the Quaker movement. Throughout its 300-year history, the house has been little changed. It is full of delightful architectural features - stone-mullioned windows, a huge fireplace, flagstone floors, deep sills, original panelled cupboards. The house has grandeur yet charm, scope yet intimacy. Its views, south-facing over the bronze-coloured, soft-topped Howgill Fells, are epic and unspoilt.
Inside Kelleth Old Hall, treasures abound: Georgian and Victorian furniture, 1930s china, 18th, 19th and 20th century prints and paintings. The guest bedroom features a huge canopied bed, a theatrical dressing table in blue organza, while the bathroom - with roll-topped Victorian bath - is overlooked by a Chinese ancestor portrait. (Separate shower unit available to use in 2nd bathroom, if preferred.)
Breakfast is a delicious feast of fresh fruit salad, porridge, cereals and cooked. Dinner can be provided. Packed lunches too. All ingredients locally sourced and fresh.
Children welcome from any age.
NY 660052 54.44152 -2.52512
To find us (from the West):
Junction 38, M6. Take A685 towards Kirkby Stephen. After 1.5m, turn left towards Kelleth.
Follow the road for another 1.3m approx. until you find yourself in the middle of Kelleth village.
The house is on the left, set back from the road. Butterscotch yellow with red doors. Approx 7 mins from M6.
To find us (from the East):
A685 from Kirkby Stephen. Pass Ravenstonedale, then Newbiggin on Lune. Just out of Newbiggin, turn right,
then immediately left towards Kelleth. Follow road for approx 2m into village. The house is on the right, set back from the road. Butterscotch yellow with red doors. Approx 15 mins from Kirkby Stephen.
Nearest mainline train stations: Oxenholme (West Coast mainline) or Penrith. Both approx 25 mins by car.
Nearest train station: Kirkby Stephen (on Settle to Carlisle line. Good route from Leeds or East coast) 15 mins by car.
- Children welcome
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
- Special diets available
- Ironing facilities
- Snacks/afternoon tea
- Private parking
- Building of historical interest
- Central heating
- Laundry facilities
- Telephone (public)
- Television available
- Golf available (onsite or nearby)
- Cycles for hire
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
- Vegetarian diet available
- WiFi or internet access
- DVD player
- Euros accepted
- Evening meals
- High chairs available
- Cots available
- Real log/coal fires
- Staff fluent in Spanish
Children welcome from any age.
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
- Solid ie tarmac / concrete etc
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- Route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
- Entrance to reception
- Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
- Bedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
- Bathrooms available with:
- Separate shower unit
- Bath with shower
- Steps to the main entrance
- 6Number of steps to entrance
- Entrance well lit
- Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliac)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Nut free
- Proprietors/staff available 24-hours