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Blencowe Hall

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Overview
12 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
24 guests
Min stay varies
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Rental Home
Reign in style in this majestic Cumbrian castle. Blencowe Hall is steeped in history but offers contemporary five-star luxury. Click HERE to find out more.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
10 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Christine Rowley (Property Manager The Rowley Estates)
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAround 2 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.
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Reviews (148)
Clive Bridges
Clive Bridges
1 contribution
Stayed here for birthday celebrations with a party of 24. Everything about the place is characteristic and steeped in history. All amenities were in tip top condition and the services provided second to none. The clay pigeon shooting activity provided by Michael Coates and his team in the hall grounds is second to none in terms of entertainment and professionalism and is a must do. We will definitely be back.
Visited January 2023
Written January 15, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PhilsFamilyView
PhilsFamilyView
Hartlepool, United Kingdom387 contributions
We enjoyed the main house along with the cottages in the grounds for a Friday to Monday. Great location, peaceful but close to town. Obviously a celebration with excitment and emotions. The house was absolutely superb. Space for a whole range of ages. Quiet areas, snooker room, dining, kitchen and main Solar room. All the guests slept well with all the facilites. The kitchen is well equipped and and everything you would need for an event. We bought in Hog Roast caterers for wedding breakfast. But used all the kitchen facilites for our breakfasts and evening dinners. Certainly 5* and will likely return for more family weekends in the cottages in the future..
Visited November 2022
Written November 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mollydog12
mollydog12
3 contributions
Having previously been to stay at Blencowe Hall for an event about 10 years ago I always knew that is ever we needed a perfect venue for a special event that Blencowe would be the place! It certainly proved to be exactly that! We had a fabulous wedding in a superb venue and neither we or our 48 guests can recommend this enough - its a perfect wedding location. The Hall and cottages are all lovely, the support team are so helpful and all of the suppliers recommended by the Rowley Estates were absolutely fabulous, The guidance and advice that we received from both Christine & Joanna has been really helpful - from booking over a year ago to departure a couple of weeks ago. It was also great to accommodate 44 guests on site - between the Hall and the three cottages and the Byre is ideal for a wedding reception for up to 50 people too. If you are looking for a fab location - this is the one - can't recommend it sufficiently. Thank you team Rowley Estates / Blencowe - you have been amazing and helped create a lifetime of lovely memories
Visited May 2022
Written May 24, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicola P
Nicola P
1 contribution
This is a fantastic venue, supported by a wonderful team. The place is breathtaking and well maintained, with care taken to ensure you have everything you need to be comfortable throughout your stay. Whilst staying at Blencowe we booked Lynn Hilditch Catering, and I cannot recommend this company highly enough. Lynn is a wonderful chef and a pleasure to work with when creating your menu. Great support staff too! And the pizza oven was a massive hit. We also used Jill Harrington photography, Wild Ivy flowers, and Eden Event Hire, and I would happily recommend all! So easy to work with and all very talented! Thanks to Christine, Joanna, the house keeping team, and everyone at Blencowe Hall for our wonderful wedding and very happy holiday!
Visited September 2021
Written October 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daniel
Daniel
3 contributions
We had our perfect wedding day at Blencowe Hall back in September. From the minute we contacted The Rowley Estate we had a brilliant experience and Christine, Gillian, Joanna and Heather couldn’t have been more helpful. Heather on the day of our wedding was excellent and made sure we were in the right place at the right time. She visited us the day before our wedding to run through things with us which really helped us know how to set up for our ceremony and put us at ease. Blencowe Hall gave us the opportunity to host a weekend away for family and friends, with lovely rooms for everyone. There was enough space for 23 of us plus 2 babies and a 3 year old. We were lucky enough to have lovely weather which allowed us to have an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by drinks and canapés on the lawn, and archery with Michael Coates (who we would highly recommend) the following day followed by a BBQ is the beautiful garden. A special thanks goes to Lynn Hilditch who is recommended by The Rowley Estate and provided us with the most delicious food. We had a ‘drop-off’ meal on the Friday evening, a full English breakfast on Saturday morning, canapés on the lawn after our wedding ceremony, a 2-course wedding breakfast and then pizzas on Saturday evening. The food and service from Lynn and her staff was perfect. We would highly recommend Lynn when staying at Blencowe Hall (or any of the other Rowley Estate properties). We had many complements from guests about the food and Lynn was able to cater for the various dietary requirements that our guests had. Once again, thank you very much for helping us to have the most perfect day at Blencowe Hall. We just wish we could do it all again!! Daniel & Aimee Mr & Mrs Power 07.09.2019
Visited September 2019
Written March 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
Hi Thanks for your great review and belated Happy Anniversary! It's great to hear that your wedding at Blencowe Hall was perfect, it certainly sounds absolutely lovely. We will make sure your comments are passed on to the rest of the team. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and team
Written November 19, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

diane w
diane w
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
My family and freinds has just spent a fabulous weekend at the castle celerbrating my 60th Birthday , we could not fault anything. Blencoew hall is well equipt with everything you could possibly need. The historic rooms have been sensitively restored, with amazing views from the windows, a weekend i will never forget, thank you Christine for all your help and advice.
Visited February 2020
Written March 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
Hi Thanks for your great review. Your birthday celebrations sound super and we're delighted that you chose Blencowe Hall to celebrate! Best Regards Christine, Charlie and team
Written November 18, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pauli925
Pauli925
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom142 contributions
WOW! From first contact, to seeing Jilly just before our departure, every contact with Rowley Estate was professional, helpful and friendly. Superb customer service! Blencowe Hall itself is a place of dreams, a place for dreams and a place where dreams come true! 5* accommodation in a beautiful setting, Blencowe Hall left us and our guests speechless - As we were exploring on Friday Afternoon, all you could hear were gasps of delight and excitement as people entered each new room! The thoughtful welcome hamper, the luxury complimentary toiletries, all the little extra touches - superb and much appreciated! Absolutely the perfect place to celebrate! We had catering from Iain McKey and his wonderful team at Bespoke Catering Cumbria - the food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. A fantastic venue with so much more than the WOW factor! We would wholeheartedly recommend both Rowley Estates AND Bespoke Catering Cumbria to family, friends and strangers alike! If you get the chance to go and stay at Blencowe Hall - DO IT! You won't regret it!!
Visited November 2019
Written November 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
Hi Thanks for your fantastic review. It's great to hear that you all had such a super stay and we will be sure to pass your comments on to Bespoke Catering. Best Regards Charles, Christine and Jilly
Written December 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AmandaH301108
AmandaH301108
24 contributions
A group of 16 friends have just spent an amazing weekend at this beautiful venue. Having stayed at a Rowley estates venue previously we knew the quality would be superb and we weren't disappointed! An amazing welcome hamper left for us, such a spacious accommodation with added luxuries such as Molton Brown toiletries in each room. Everything had been thought of and Jilly, the manager always at the end of a phone or 5 minutes away if needed. Excellent quality and customer service. Cant wait to return to another Rowley estates property booked for July next year! Can also highly recommend the Hse and Boot pub for drinks, food a and live band on Sunday afternoon. Located a mile and a half away in Greystoke. Thank you Jilly, Christine and team.
Visited November 2019
Written November 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
Hi Thanks for your super review. We do try to think of everything so it is great to know that you think we succeeded! We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best Regards Charles, Christine and Jilly
Written December 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odyssey62752965754
Odyssey62752965754
1 contribution
Amazing is no exaggeration for Blencowe Hall. The accommodation is superb, full of historic character and associations, and yet very homely, welcoming and well appointed. We had wonderful catering over 3 days from the incredible Lynn Hilditch and her team for whom nothing was too much trouble. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all ages, with something for everyone. Happy times and many happy memories!
Visited October 2019
Written October 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
''Hi, thank you so much for writing a review of your family weekend at Blencowe Hall. We are delighted to hear that you all had such a wonderful time and that the Hall suited your family and occasion well. Lynn certainly is very talented and obliging and we are so pleased that you all go away with happy memories of the weekend. You are most welcome guests at any of our cottages in the future if your travels bring you to Cumbria and the Lake District again. Best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.''
Written October 25, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jean G
Jean G
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
We had 24 people for a birthday 3 days . The castle is a wonderfully interesting building that feels like a 5 star hotel. Bedrooms fantastic. Lovely kitchen with big Aga. Very well equipped . good catering from Lynne Hilditch using many vegetables she grows herself. The beef she coooked for us was amazing. So much to do in the area. We had a great time.
Visited September 2019
Written September 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
christine939
christine939
Hi Thanks for your great review. We will make sure to pass your comments on to Lynn. It would be great to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates if your travels bring you this way in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
Written October 3, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Private Yard
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall is able to accommodate up to 24 guests. See all property details.

Blencowe Hall has 11 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Blencowe Hall has 12 bedrooms available. See all property details.