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Blencowe Hall

  • near Greystoke
  • Penrith
  • Cumbria
  • CA11 0DF


  • Babysitting / Childminding
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bike Hire
  • Celebration House
  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Evening Meals
  • Family
  • Fishing On-site
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool / Snooker Table
  • River Views
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Wet Room
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
  • Short breaks available
  • Close to Penrith

About this Holiday Cottage

Ideal for larger families or groups, Blencowe Hall is Grade I listed fortified manor house dating from the 15th century offering beautiful views over the Lakeland fells and Eden Valley. 

Ground floor:
Reception room with windows opening over the front formal gardens. Billiards room. Accessed via ancient masonry doorways are the two ground floor bedrooms in the North Tower:
The Garden Bedroom (5' double bed) has an en suite wet room set into the curve of the spiral staircase to the Solar and access to a garden at the base of the North Tower.
The Adam de Blencowe Bedroom (6' bed which can convert to 3' twins) with en suite bathroom and a separate shower.
Cosy snug. The Butler's pantry and the formal dining room are at the front of the South Tower (seating for 24).
Down a passage into the West Range are the Breakfasting Kitchen and Utility Rooms. The kitchen's ancient inglenook fireplace has been adapted as a secondary seating area with a two storey children's hideaway built up in its massive chimney.

First Floor:
The Solar, the largest main reception room, occupies the entire first floor of the North Tower.
The West Range Master Bedroom (6' double bed) includes a step up luxurious en suite with a spacious walk through shower and cast iron roll top bath.
The Greystoke Room has 3' twin beds and an en suite bathroom.
The Cumberland Room with a 5' four poster bed and en suite bathroom.
The Petteril Room (6' double bed). The Norfolk Room with two 3' beds (can convert to a 6' double). Family bathroom located further up the hall in the Central Range.
The Henry de Blencowe Room (5' antique bed) with en suite bathroom with a cast iron roll top bath and a separate shower.
Cromwell's Folly, occupying the first floor of the South Tower, with a 5' four poster, en suite bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, separate shower and a Juliette balcony.

Second floor:
Accessed by a spiral staircase leading to the top of the North Tower which continues to the North Tower battlements are:
The North Tower Master Bedroom (5' four poster bed) with en suite with a separate shower and cast iron bath.
The Lady Jane Grey Bedroom (two 3' zip and link beds which can convert to 6' double) with en suite bathroom with separate shower.
The South Tower Master Bedroom (6' four poster) is accessed via a private stairwell with a private dressing room and en suite bathroom with separate shower.


Enjoy brown trout fishing on the river, clay pigeon shooting, cycling and walking nearby. The garden has outdoor furniture and a large Weber gas barbecue.

Other Things to Note

Bicycles are available onsite. Free Wi-Fi service. The property has oil central heating, two open fires and two gas fired open fronted cast stoves. A payphone can also be found at the property. Catering and babysitting can be arranged for your stay.


Short breaks from two nights are accepted. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome.

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