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House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Wood Hall is at the end of a mile long private drive. The main house has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, four of which are en-suite sleeping 14 with a small apartment sleeping 4 which can be added to sleep up to 18. Wood Hall also welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.
The drawing room is a large space with comfortable seating and an open fire. Use of wireless broadband internet is included and available throughout the house.
There is a conservatory where you can fully appreciate the magnificent views of Western Lakeland and admire Wood Hall's stunning landscaped gardens. There is a large sofa and coffee table, perfect for enjoying afternoon tea whilst taking in the incredible landscape.
The kitchen has a fully serviced Aga and the table can seat eight. The kitchen has French doors which open up into a large kitchen garden, where guests are invited to help themselves from the vegetable patch and herb garden. There is a gas BBQ and outdoor dining area to enjoy on a warm summer evening. The dining room is a large impressive room with an open fire and the extendable walnut dining table can seat up to eighteen.
The informal sitting/ TV room has a cosy wood burning stove and a 40 inch flatscreen TV with Sky channels and a DVD player. There are large comfortable sofas and a wide selection of DVDs. A 6ft table tennis table and pool table will keep you entertained as well as a selection of board games. A perfect room for rainy days and for those who want to unwind.
Wood Hall provides a cot, changing table, high chair and Avent microwave bottle steriliser. We can also recommend a local babysitter if you would like an evening out.
The six acres of gardens were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910 and have featured in Cumbria Life and Country Life magazines. The beautiful gardens offer many vantage points with different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.
There are two stone summerhouses where you can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. In the heart of the garden there is also a stone BBQ and outside dining area where you can make the most of some good weather. There is croquet and boules available and the large front lawn is perfect for any outdoor games.
There is also an adjoining flat which has a double bedroom and single bedroom (with bunk beds) with a separate living room, kitchen, and bathroom making it completely self contained. The house and flat can be rented out together or separately.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Allonby 20 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool 200 km, Nearest railway: Workington 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Lake District
With accessible mountains, beautiful lakes and tarns, woodlands and moorlands, the Lake District is a haven, not only for outdoor enthusiasts, but for anyone who loves peace and beauty.
The changing seasons bring with them different highlights – Spring is a time of new life with baby lambs, Wordsworth's daffodils, and walks through bluebell woods. Summer brings it's own magic, either lazing by a lake or enjoying the view from the high mountain peaks. Beautiful Autumn colours hopefully bring along an Indian Summer and wild winter on the frosty fells, makes the most of an open fire and a seasonal glass of mulled wine.
The beautiful lakes with dramatic fells rising from there shores are just part of a great experience of excellent local food and fantastic activities. A holiday here can live long in the memory and get you coming back for more.
Wood Hall is the perfect starting place to explore the Lake District, in particular the Northern Fells and lakes. The property is within easy reach of the Lorton valley, leading on to the Buttermere valley. With the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater, this is one of the most picturesque valleys in the Lake District. Haystacks (Wainwright's favourite Lakeland fell) is at the top of the valley.
The market town of Cockermouth (home of Wordsworth) is only a short 10 minute drive and has a large variety of restaurants, cafe's and bars. The high street has several independent shops and boutiques and the Jennings Brewery also hails from here, it's well worth a visit and doing the tour if not just for the chance to sample some of the fine ales they produce at the end of it.
It's a 30 minute drive from the property into Keswick, a busy market town (market day is Thursday and Saturday) with lots going on. Here you can go boating on the lake, hire bikes, take a trip to the Puzzling Place or the Pencil Museum (both good wet weather activities for kids and adults alike). Keswick also boasts an indoor swimming pool with wave machine, the renowned Theatre by the Lake and a cinema (which also shows World Cinema films on a Sunday afternoon throughout winter).
The visitor centre at Whinlatter is close by and has café, bike hire and high ropes course (Go Ape), as well as a live video camera in the Osprey nest (May-August). There is a recently opened mountain bike trail (said to be one of the best and longest forest trails in England).
There is plenty for everyone!
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2 Sep 2014
"What a view!"
Travelled for Golden Wedding celebration with large extended family. Can't beat the view and the setting - has to bee seen to be believed. Amazing. Gardens were fantastic. The house was absol… More
17 Aug 2014
"Superb property for a family gathering."
We celebrated our Golden Wedding here with children and grandchildren. Had a catered dinner on the Saturday night. Wonderful character property with scope to meet the needs of three generations, from … More
13 Aug 2014
Beautiful surroundings, gardens to die for, gorgeous area. Wonderful house with plenty of room and character, could have been a bit cleaner although I'm not saying it was dirty at all!… More
24 Jul 2014
"Woodhall provided a holiday of a lifetime"
Neither words or pictures can truly explain how amazing the house and gardens at Woodhall are. 22 of us aged from 3 to 71 were able to enjoy a fortnight's holiday in super comfortable accommod… More
28 Jun 2014
"Fantastic House, beautiful gardens and stunning views"
We are a large family group whose ages range from 2-85 and we holiday together every year. We all agreed this was the best place we have ever stayed. From the moment we arrived our reaction was WOW! T… More
11 Nov 2013
"A beautiful house in a wonderful location"
Wood Hall is an elegant property with magnificent gardens and spectacular views. Ten friendsstayed there for a week and the accommodation was exceptional. When we returned from our walks there was alw… More
12 Aug 2013
"Breathtaking views and outstanding accomodation"
Wood Hall gave us the most wonderful weeks holiday. It really is just as good if not better than the website suggests. It is a fabulous property and even at high season offers excellent value for mon… More
22 Feb 2013
"Unbelievable! Fantastic! Beautiful!"
The pictures on the website do not do this place justice - we travel yearly on a large family gathering and this surpasses all other places we have stayed! We arrived on a dark February evening and th… More
4 Dec 2012
"dream come true"
it was my 60th birthday party. family and freinds stayed. it was a three day weekend stay.we had, choice catering of wigton on the saturday night.providing an excellent 3 course meal.served in the din… More
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Sally Fielding (Property Manager Sally's Cottages)
- 7 Years listed
Calendar last updated:22 Feb 2015
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