For a holiday with a difference, Whitehall is a wonderfully atmospheric 14th-century Pele Tower providing a magnificent setting for a large family or group, perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District and Solway Coast. Grade I listed, the house has been owned by the same family for 150 years and has a long and fascinating history. An addition to the original building was made in the 16th century and the first restoration was made in 1861, after it was bought by the merchant and philanthropist George Moore.
Whitehall has all the benefits of modern living, whilst retaining its original character. The house stands in an acre of grounds containing the picturesque ruins of a Victorian manor house. Two of the larger lawns can be used for family games. Inside the house are spacious rooms, including a first floor sitting room with enormous Tudor stone fireplace, looking out over tranquil pastureland. The grounds are full of birdlife and the scenery of the Northern Lakes is close at hand.
Bassenthwaite Lake, 7 miles. Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Altura Mountain Bike Trail and Go Ape, 17 miles. Cockermouth, 10 miles. Hadrian’s Wall, 16 miles. Keswick, 16 miles. Ullswater, 26 miles. Shops and restaurant 4 miles, pub 2 miles.
Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. Games room. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (with interconnecting door and also separate access). Shower room with toilet. Gallery: Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.
Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc 8 hrs per day (£3 per hour thereafter). Elec and bed linen inc. Towel hire. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with large lawns and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table tennis and magnetic dart board. No smoking.