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Melmerby Hall

Cumbria, England

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This luxury, self catering holiday home is set within its own sandstone walled grounds, which are entered through an arched gateway at the edge of the village. The grounds include an archery lawn, walled vegetable gardens, a fruit tree; bush orchard and a Victorian castle folly at the foot of the lawn (now converted to children's play area). The forested grounds extend for 20 acres, and incorporate a small tributary of the River Eden with a picnic area and stone built barbecue by the edge of the stream.

18 guests
Children welcome
Baby welcome
Nine bedrooms
Five bathrooms
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
The accommodation is on the ground, first and second floors
Ample parking

Croquet equipment (mallets, hoops and posts) is available
Fishing is available by arrangement
Shooting can be arranged with prior notice
Oak flooring, hand crafted oak kitchen.
Original Georgian shutters.
The house is furnished throughout with antique furniture. The bedrooms are all furnished with antiques dating from the periods after which they were named (with the exception of the Master bedroom).
Very large and well maintained gardens. Herb garden. Sandstone terrace with built-in barbecue. Archery lawn and fruit tree orchard. Victorian castle folly at the foot of the lawn.
Babysitting by arrangement.
Catering either by drop off or full table service.
Fishing along the River Eden can be arranged with prior notice.
Melmerby lies close to the new coast-to-coast Cumbrian cycle route.
Sorry, no stag or hen parties. Sorry, no fireworks except 5th November and New Year.

Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use.
Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge.
Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible. 
Property layout:
Ground floor: Hall, drawing room with open fire, oak panelled library with open fire, dining room with enormous open fire, living room with open gas fire and adjacent playroom, front cloakroom, kitchen with Aga and a gas hob/oven, leading to orangery with dining area. Larder room, utility room, boot room, back cloakroom, and terrace with built-in barbecue accessed by French doors from the living room.
First floor: Master double bedroom with a 6' bed and en suite bathroom with a built-in shower, roll-top bath and dressing area. The master bedroom is connected to the 1st twin bedroom (Jacobean Room) with one 3' bed and one 4'6'' bed. This has direct access to the external back staircase. The 2nd double bedroom (Chinese Empire Room) with 4'6'' bed has washing facilities. The 3rd double bedroom (Regency Room) has a canopied four poster 5' bed and an en suite bathroom with built-in shower and separate bath, and is connected via two doors to the 2nd twin room (Georgian Room) with 3' beds which has a decorative open fire. The 4th double bedroom (French Regency Room) with 5' bed also has a bathroom en suite. (NB: the latter two en suite bathrooms have second doors which allow access from the landing).
Second floor: 5th double bedroom (Victorian Room) with a four poster 4'10'' bed, open fire and en suite bathroom, a billiards room with a full-size table and an open fire. 6th double bedroom (Edwardian Room) with 4'6'' double bed and a 3rd twin bedroom (The Nursery) with 3'3'' beds and a separate wc/shower room. 
Oil central heating (2 large boilers), Jetmaster open gas fire (Family Living Room) and three open wood fires (Library, Drawing Room and Dining Room).
Oil fired four oven Aga, gas hob and additional oven, microwave.
2 American fridge/freezers, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
2 large screen LCD TVs, video player and 2 DVD players (in family living room and children's playroom). Stereo system (CDs).
Free wireless broadband internet access network is available. Payphone.
Cot and highchair available. Barbecue. 
Visitors' Notes:

Things you need to know about Melmerby Hall if you're thinking of booking a holiday there:
Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
No pets allowed
23 Dec 2011 to 30 Dec 2011 (Christmas): the duration of your stay must be 7 nights or longer
25, 26 and 31 Dec/01 January: sorry, these are not permissible as holiday start dates
30 Dec 2011 to 05 Jan 2012 (New Year): the duration of your stay must be 4 nights or longer
At other times the duration of your stay must be 3 nights or longer

Local Favorites
Favorite Local Pub
Name: Sheperds Inn
Interesting Facts: Real Ale and good food.
Unusual or interesting place in the area
The area is very good for gentle walks between lovely pubs. Melmerby Fell is of course very close and Cross Fell the highest part of the Pennines is only 3 or 4 miles away. "England's great wilderness sprawls across the northern Pennines, where the mountains have fascinating names such as Fiend's Fell and Wildboar Fell. Penrith merits a visit after leaving the M6, and memories of the motorway fade as the A686 crosses the River Eden valley. The mood changes dramatically in Melmerby, where the road starts its long climb to the cafe at Hartside, 1900 feet above sea level, with stunning views across the Solway Firth and Scotland. The road leads to Alston, which claims to be England's highest market town, a charming little place with with cobbled streets and quaint buildings. The A686 beyond Alston crosses another breathtaking expanse of windswept upland before running down to the River Allen's beautiful wooded gorge.
Favorite Local Restaurant
Name: The Village Bakery
Type of Restaurant: Casual
Type of Food: Traditional British
Interesting Facts: The Restaurant enjoys a reputation for its good home cooking which makes use of produce grown on the 5 acre organic smallholding behind the bakery. Produce can be supplied by mail order, and also bought from various wholefood shops throughout Cumbria
One thing visitors should not miss
From Melmerby, the road climbs the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where there are magnificent views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. This long and steep climb also forms part of the Sea to Sea Cycle Route. To the south, Melmerby lies only 4 miles from Langwathby. Nearby is the Church of St John the Baptist, a 13th Century building of red sandstone. Some of the windows, all of which are plain, may be as old as 600 years. Through the East window one can see Melmerby Fell on the North Pennines. On top of the tower, with its stepped turret, sits a weather vane in the shape of a cockerel. Melmerby has one of the 'Sheepfolds' by Andy Goldsworthy. The 'washfold' is at the south end of Melmerby Village, beside the A686. The fold can be seen by parking above the village green, but access to the fold is over a small footbridge beneath which Andy Goldsworthy has carved a ‘dub’ stone set in the river.
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