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“Wonderful 5* relaxing stay!”

Review of Glassonby Old Hall

Glassonby Old Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
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Glassonby Old Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
The rolling Pennine across the fields Glassonby Old Hall's sandstone terrace - a great place to relax after exploring in the Lake District
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Glassonby Old Hall has amazing views over the Eden Valley and up into the Pennine Fells
The rolling Pennine across the fields
Glassonby Old Hall's sandstone terrace - a great place to relax after exploring in the Lake District
The terrace offers wooden garden furniture to seat 8 and a Weber BBQ, charcoal provided.
Glassonby Old Hall has fabulous views over the Eden Valley and no night pollution!
Glassonby Old Hall in the spring fronted by daffodils
An example of one of the oak mullioned windows
Glassonby Old Hall's sandstone flagged and galleried Great Hall
The dining area within the Great Hall
The breakfasting Kitchen and four oven Aga with an American fridge freezer separate hob and oven
The snug at Glassonby has a cast iron log burning stove and traditional oak mullioned windows.
A cosy corner of the Snug showing an oak mullioned window
The ground floor Dalreaven Bedroom has an adjoining wc and shower room
The first floor Addingham Bedroom has a antique five foot wooden carved bed and oak mullion windows
The Addingham bedroom
An original 18th Century oak mullioned window frame on display
The Salkeld Bedroom located on the first floor has two antique mahogany three foot beds
The first floor bathroom shared between the Addingham and Salkeld bedrooms
The Master Bedroom with a king size antique four poster bed and private entrance to the rear garden
Glassonby Old Hall has a private front and rear garden. The rear garden is gated and fenced.
The Eden River near Daleraven, a lovely public foot path which is walking distance from Glassonby
A view of the Eden Valley across the lane from the gardens of Glassonby Old Hall
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Susan R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful 5* relaxing stay!”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at Glassonby Hall for a week in August. On arrival we were greeted with a fully loaded hamper much to our delight! I thought we would find fault with at least one thing but on this occasion we couldn't! Every small detail had been considered. Mid-week there was a change of guests leaving/arriving and Christine arranged for a complimentary change of bed linen & towels etc. It was a restful, relaxing stay with some lovely walks and the weather was perfect which always helps. We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked again to return the weekend before Christmas whilst our eldest son is over from Australia as he has had to listen to us raving on about Glassonby! By far the best rental we have stayed in and we have very high standards!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2015
Hi thank you very much for taking the time to provide some feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your visit to Glassonby Old Hall this summer. We were more than happy to help with the complimentary linen and towel change and are delighted that you were able to welcome additional friends during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you all back later on this year :) Best regards Christine, Charlie, Jilly and the team
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katieque
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC ACCOMODATION”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was by far the best holiday cottage we have ever rented. We travelled with 4 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs.
We booked direct with Christine the owner this was quick, friendly and we were given all the necessary information needed for payment and arrival details etc. On arrival we were greeted with a great welcome hamper which was very much appreciated after a long journey.
Glassonby Hall is the most wonderful building which has been sympathetically restored and original features kept, making it a very unique place to stay. The furnishing was in keeping with the building and the hall was very well equipped with a lot of thought gone into the needs of anyone staying here. We had some really good walks right on our doorstep and also travelled a bit further afield to explore the Ullswater area.
If I was too criticize any aspect of our holiday it would be that although the hall has a large garden it is not entirely enclosed so there is a risk of your dogs escaping. Luckily we had a dog play pen that we used for our young dogs. We would like to thank Christine and her team for making our stay so comfortable and we cant wait to visit again and try some other Rowley Estate properties.

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Management Response
Sep 2, 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this great review on Trip Advisor. We are all really pleased that you all enjoyed your time at Glassonby Old Hall and your comments are very much appreciated by all of our team. We would be delighted to welcome you all and your dogs back again to Glassonby Old Hall or indeed any of our other properties. Please get back in touch when you are planning a future trip. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Excellent standard of the property
Liked least: it was all excellent
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review and we are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Glassonby Old Hall and the surrounding areas. Your comments are very much appreciated and I will share them with our team. We would love to be able to welcome you back again as our guests in the future either at Glassonby Old Hall or any of our other cottages. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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Violet A
Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It doesn't get better than this.”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We came here for a four night stay after spending a week in
London at a rental property that was very disappointing. Glassonby was everything the London flat was not. Beautiful, peaceful, appointed with taste and style, and designed to provide everything a self-catering traveler might need.

The surrounding area is breathtakingly lovely, we enjoyed many walks on the narrow roads and loved the friendly cows who came to fence to greet us. We enjoyed excellent pub meals at the Featherston Arms and the Crown Inn in Kirkoswald, and we did some cooking for ourselves in the gourmet kitchen with AGA cooker.

The owners have done a great job respecting the historical integrity of the property while providing modern conveniences and comforts. There are not many large windows due to the type of building, but the lighting is excellent and it's easy to figure out which switches control which lights. The bed and bathrooms are spacious, and there are wonderful skylights in the upper floors, easy to open and close to allow air to circulate. There is a feeling that the property is loved and well cared for, not just an investment rental someone is trying to make money from.

We enjoyed fires in the family room fireplace and meals at the big table in the kitchen. The birds, cows, and sheep wake up early, so if you like to sleep late, choose the downstairs bedroom and not the master suite. Closing the skylights makes it quiet, but it was nice to have them open in July. The owners have provided a great guide to local activities and attractions, and have a large basket full of maps and literature about things to do in the area.

This was our first visit to the Lake District area. We fell in love with the house and the surroundings. We visited Lake Windermere and found that area to be very crowded and touristy, quite the opposite of the Glassonby area. So glad we chose to stay here, will visit again as soon as we can.

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Management Response
Jul 15, 2015
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are all really pleased that enjoyed your stay at Glassonby Old Hall. It is very much appreciated that you wrote in such detail about the properties and surrounding area. I agree with you that the area is unspoilt and quiet (apart from the farm animals!). I will pass on your appreciation to all of our team. We would love to be able to welcome you all back again to stay at Glassonby Old Hall or at anyone of our cottages. Kind regards, Charlie, Christine and Jilly
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KLP80
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed February 3, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I was surprised to read the reviews of Glassonby Old Hall and to find that everyone who had stayed there had given it 5 stars. After staying there myself I can now see why!

We stayed here as a group of ten adults and five toddlers all coming up for 2 years old. This took quite some arranging and members of the group had multiple questions at the last minute, ranging from how many high chairs would there be, to cots, bedding provision, were the properties attached, would baby monitors reach from one to the next etc, yet no question was too much trouble for this team to answer. Every Email I sent received a prompt, helpful and friendly reply.

On arrival the property was immaculately presented, had thoughtful details provided such as a welcome hamper with wine, eggs, milk and shortbread in addition to tea and coffee, and the house was beautifully WARM!

I stress the warm because it was snowing that weekend and it is often a concern with old properties that they might be cold. Not so this place. Underfloor heating and an Aga meant that if anything it was on the warm side. This was not in any way a problem as the radiators could all be individually turned off if required and temperatures quickly adjusted around the house.

At one point a fuse blew and we called Jilly to ask where the fusebox was. She explained that it was locked and was at the property within 5 minutes to sort it out for us, instructing us that we must call her straightaway if we had any other problems at all.

We enjoyed walks in the snow, built a snowman in the garden with the children, had groceries delivered to us with no difficulty at all, and overall had a fantastic weekend with everything we could possibly need provided for us.

Staying at Glassonby Old Hall was a joy, both in terms of the beautiful property itself and the unparalleled customer service. This is one venue who go the extra mile to look after their guests.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2015
Hi thank you so much for your review following your visit to our cottages at Glassonby. We particularly appreciate your kind comments regarding Jilly who puts in more than 100% effort for our guests. We hope to have a chance to welcome you all for another family visit - perhaps in the summer next time :) Best regards and thank you again, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Babs H
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous property with stunning views!”
Reviewed January 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Decided to treat ourselves to a pre-Christmas family break. We were not disappointed as the property with its idyllic surroundings was just awesome!! It was easy to communicate with Christine to book Glassonby and when we arrived, all the rooms were 'kitted out' to a very high spec. The only thing that we regretted was that we didn't book to stay for a longer period of time! Looking forward to going again soon!!

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Liked best: Stunning surroundings and soooo peaceful.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2015
Hi,
Thank you for leaving such a great review of your stay at Glassonby Old Hall. We are delighted that you had such a nice pre-Christmas break and hopefully we can welcome you back for a longer stay next time !
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 26, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The family kitchen
Liked least: Struggled to master turning the heating down
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Feb 11, 2015
Hi,
Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at Glassonby Old Hall and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our property etc. We also love the "Feathers" (as it is known locally!) especially their lovely home-cooked meals.
We will pass your kind comments onto our team and hope that we can welcome you all back again soon.
Kind regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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