The Rowley Estates at Blencowe – Blencowe Hall Cazenovia Hall Riverain Coach House, Wythburn Cottage
“Beautiful accommodation featuring a sweeping drive with electric gates and old stonework” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Blencowe Hall, near the Lake District National Park, is a Grade I listed restored property which has brought two derelict castellated towers back into use for the first time in 300 years. Step through an archway in a cobbled courtyard to a castle with 12 bedrooms, a billiards room, a stately dining room and a first-floor reception with cast iron, wood-burning stoves. Set within 30 acres of gated and walled gardens and grounds, the estate also includes three luxury cottages – Cazenovia Hall, Riverain and Wythburn Cottage that offer additional guest accommodation for larger groups.
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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