Delightful, Quirky, Romantic, Characterful,
Occasional Residential Retreat for
Families, Walkers, Cyclists, Writers and
Landscape-lovers of Discernment
Situated in the stunning Eden Valley
with Glorious views
south over the Howgills
• THE HOUSE
BED & BREAKFAST - WEEKLY RETREATS - SELF-CATERING
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? Are you a writer on the hunt for somewhere to hide while you commit those incomparable words to paper? 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 mid to late 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.
My children and I have lived here since November 2010. We are only the fourth family to own the house and have filled it with an eclectic selection of antiques: Georgian and Victorian furniture, 1930s china, 18th, 19th and 20th century prints and paintings. The result, we believe, is delightful! Comfortable, idiosyncratic, witty and memorable. If you would like to come and share the house with us or you would like to have it to yourself for a while, please be in touch.