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Cumbria Castle and Cottages

| Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria
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17
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Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Catering
Hot tub
Tennis Court
Corporate gatherings
Family friendly
Wedding venues
Stag Parties
Party houses
Country houses
Castles
Hen parties
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At a glance

  • Historic castle in spacious grounds
  • Castle provides catering 
  • Self-catered cottages on site
  • Staff on site to help with your stay 
  • Corporate groups and weddings welcomed 
  • From £6,000 - £12,000 per night for exclusive use

A beautiful Normal castle which stands proudly over the Eden and is surrounded by 27 acres of breath-taking parkland, Cumbria Castle and Cottages offers a wealth of history to its visitors as well as beautifully presented reception rooms and comfortable yet stately accommodation.

Step back in time as you enter the main castle which houses an array of reception rooms perfect for hosting formal events and informal gatherings. Seven reception rooms include a games room, the Medieval Kitchen, an informal space which offers soft seating and dining for up to 30, the Lower Hall with its incredible cast ceiling and the Great Hall, which is a beautiful wood panelled room with seating capacity of up to 100. This also has a medieval tavern attached.

A cosy morning room, smaller dining room and intimate library also offer comfortable and characterful spaces for gathering.

The property sleeps up to 40 (more on sofa beds) across 17 bedrooms which span the castle itself and cottages within the grounds. The 12 bedrooms situated in the castle offer a range of layouts, family rooms, twins, doubles and super-kings; four of the bedrooms boast intricately wood-carved, stunning four poster beds and five of the rooms have en-suites.

Three comfortable cottages make up the rest of the overnight accommodation available – each of which also have bathrooms and self-contained kitchen areas.

The grounds present 27 acres of beautifully maintained parkland to explore with a stretch of river for fishing expeditions; golfing and shooting can also be arranged, whilst the all-weather astro-turf, hot-tub and gym ensure plenty of active entertainment during your stay.

SLEEPS 40: 17 bedrooms across the main castle (12 bedrooms) and 3 cottages (5 bedrooms)

Castle: Sleeps 26 across 12 bedrooms; 2x family rooms with 2x double beds each, 3x superkings, can be configured as twins. 2x king size and 4x doubles, 1 can be configured as a twin. Further 4x double bedrooms on the third floor of the castle in what was traditionally the servant’s quarters.

Cottage 1: Sleeps 6 across 2 bedrooms; 2x doubles, 1x sofa bed.
Cottage 2: Sleeps 6 across 2 bedrooms; 2x doubles, 1x sofa bed.
Cottage 3: Sleeps 2; 1x double.

COOK + DINE: Kitchen facilities are not available. There is a restaurant at the property and dining rooms. Cumbria Castle operates as a boutique Bed and Breakfast. BBQ facilities available.The cottages have self-contained kitchens.

RELAX: 7x reception rooms including a games room, Lower Hall with seating for up to 80, The Great Hall with soft seating has capacity for 100 people and also has a medieval tavern attached. The Medieval Kitchen area has soft seating and a dining table for 20-30 guests, The Dining Room has a table for up to 20 and the Morning Room has soft seating. There is also a library. The cottages have their own living areas.

BATHE: 20x bathrooms across the castle and cottages including 5x en-suites in the castle bedrooms and separate bathrooms with mixture of showers and baths.

OUTSIDE: 27 acres to explore with opportunities for fishing and shooting within the grounds. The Castle has its own stretch of river for fishing and can accommodate fishing, golfing and shooting parties. All weather astro turf tennis court and BBQ area.

TECH: WiFi, TV in the games room.

PLAY: Games room with a billiard table, darts, piano, and table football. 8-seater hot tub and sauna for up to 6, plus a gym with running machine, weights, bench press and rowing machine. Beauty and massage treatments can be arranged.

PETS: No pets

VENUE HIRE: Corporate events welcome. There are two large halls that can accommodate around 100 people. There are several break out rooms, some with plasma screens and white boards. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the castle. Catering can be arranged.

Weddings welcome. 8 rooms and the garden are licensed for civil ceremonies. Celebrate your wedding breakfast in the spectacular great hall followed by an evening party in the Old Great Hall with medieval tavern attached.

LOCAL AREA: Cumbria Castle and Cottages are located at the edge of the Lake District, alongside the river Eden at the foot of the Pennines. Appleby Town is within walking distance and has shops, restaurants and pubs, perfect for picking up essentials. Walkers can enjoy trails and paths across The Lake District from riverside walks to lakeside strolls.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Situated 12 miles from the M6 and 28 miles from the A1, Cumbria Castle and Cottages are  easily accessible. Just 15 miles from the Lake District, 30 miles from Hadrian's wall, and 30 minutes from the Yorkshire Dales, asides from the walking opportunities, there are plenty of other attractions nearby. High Cup Winery is Cumbria’s only winery and is a 15-minute drive from the property, great for picking up some bottles of local tipple to take back home with you as a reminder of your visit.

GETTING THERE: Nearest Airport: Newcastle 86 miles. Nearest station: Appleby 12 miles.

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