We were a large wedding party covering the whole range of families. We had children from 18 months, teenagers, families, solos, pensioners, two wheelchair users and 3 dogs (one with 3 legs!) The hotel provided the accommodation, the venue for the ceremony and wedding breakfast followed by a Ceilidh and disco.
The staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. We all booked our own rooms and filled the hotel for the Saturday night and virtually so on the Friday and Sunday evening. Breakfast was an excellent buffet regularly topped up with fresh items and the wedding breakfast carvery was exceedingly tasty, plentiful and well presented. Any issues we had (and most were of our own making in fairness) were seen to politely and quickly by the whirlwind that is Adrian the Manager, even to standing in when the disco failed to arrive. Though staff numbers aren't large they make up for it with a phenomenal work rate and unfailing cheerfulness. Open fires make the atmosphere as warm as the welcome.
The wedding celebration was truly sublime, the added bonus was the leisurely weekend break (making full use of the leisure facilties) for those who stayed the full 3 days. We were blessed with fine weather,and whilst we cannot credit the hotel for that, there was a sneaking suspicion that if any hotel could provide the right weather then this would be the one.
There will certainly be at least an anniversary celebration on the same lines, at the same place and that is, in my opinion, the very best recommendation. Well done to Kim, Adrian and their staff, to paraphrase General McArthur 'We will return'.
We can highly recommend the Lune Cycleway (the old Leeds to Lancaster railway track bed). For a gorgeous, tarmaced crossing the Lune river, especially with wheelchairs and toddlers, and even more especially for steam railway buffs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whoop Hall is a 3 star, family-run hotel situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; this is the ideal base from which to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Whoop Hall is uniquely positioned in the rolling countryside of North West England, where Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire meet with the coastline of Morecambe Bay close by. This historical hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities including an 18 meter swimming pool and gym. The hotel welcomes families with children and there is a four-poster bedroom for those who value that added touch of luxury.All 24 rooms are en-suite, spacious and comfortable, to offer a relaxing ambience. All individually furnished and decorated in keeping with the character of the hotel. Rooms come complete with colour television, radio, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Also there are family rooms, and for disabled guests, specially adapted accommodation on the ground floor. There is ample of safe parking to the front and rear of the hotel. Guests can enjoy full complimentary use of the extensive facilities in the hotel’s country club, as well as enjoying the extensive landscaped gardens, a sun terrace and children’s adventure playground.Connor’s Restaurant – Whoop Hall is proud of its team of professional chefs, who create freshly made dishes on the premises using fresh local produce, which makes the restaurant and bistro firm favourites with locals and residents alike. Converted from a barn, the renowned restaurant sits on several levels, and features a minstrel gallery complete with oak beams. The informal atmosphere creates the perfect ambience to enjoy choosing from the varied menus, which are regularly changed to bring fresh delights to our diners. The Whoops comfortable bar host’s traditional hand-pulled ales, roaring log fires and welcoming staff. Live music is played in the bar several nights a week. To complete the dining experience, relax, unwind and linger awhile over coffee and aperitifs in the lounge. Turners Bistro – is open daily for breakfasts, lunches and evening bar snacks. Guests are able to choose from a wide and changing menu. All meals are created with the finest of local produce. In the summer months enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace, overlooking spectacular, panoramic views of the open countryside of three counties – Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.Guests can take advantage of complimentary leisure facilities at the hotels Country Club; facilities include 18m swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, sun shower and state of the art fitness studio. Also guests can indulge in the ultimate in pampering – the bliss beauty salon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Whoop Hall Hotel Kirkby Lonsdale