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Askham Hall


CA10 2PF

Contact Details

Tel: 01931 712350


With modern furnishings and fresh décor, whilst carefully retaining the charm and character of this historic house, Askham Hall is somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door and relax in down to earth, comfortable surroundings.

The emphasis is on the food. The beautifully remodelled dining area is made up of three exquisite rooms and overseen by renowned head chef Richard Swale. Offering an imaginative and creative dining style, using produce locally sourced from the 800 year old Lowther Estate, set menu from £50. The cycle of life in the gardens and fields dictate our menus - we work with the seasons to grow, source and preserve the produce from our surrounding farms and woodland.

Furthermore there are 19 bedrooms to choose from initially, each is totally unique and individually named. Room rates start at £150 per night including breakfast. A Scandinavian influenced private spa is also available as well as an outdoor heated pool and hot tub.

The grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, visitors can also enjoy something delicious in the atmospheric Kitchen Garden Café.

A stunning wedding and party barn is also available.

Sister establishment of the George and Dragon, Clifton, repeated winners of the Cumbria Tourism Taste Awards.

Askham Hall have won may awards over the years, here are the most recent:

Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards: ‘Outstanding Service award' (Nico Chieze) winner
Cumbria Tourism:
‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ winner
‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’ winner
County Brides North West Wedding awards ‘Cumbria Venue’ winner
Good Hotel Guide ‘Country House Hotel’ (editor’s choice)

Taste Cumbria 2017 winner

Family Business Awards Cumbria 2018 - Best Food & Drink establishment
Visit England Awards of Excellence 2018 - Taste of England Bronze
Cumbria Tourism Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2018 - Finalist

Good Hotel Guide 2019 editor’s choice awards Best Country House hotel

For further information visit:


£180.00 to £450.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

  • Building of historical interest
  • Working farm
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding
  • Shooting
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite