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Chateau/Castle/Manor
Traditionally styled, has a relaxed country-house feeling

Property Amenities

Wi-Fi/Internet access
Pets allowed
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Beach
Coastal
Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Wood Hall Estate

What Oliver loves…

  • Private and secluded, the property is at the end of a mile long private drive yet only two miles from nearest town with large supermarket and good restaurants.
  • Beautiful, landscaped six acre gardens with two BBQs and outdoor dining areas await guests.
  • The play area complete with 12ft sunken trampoline is perfect for keeping the children entertained!
  • The house and gardens have amazing views of the Lake District.

What you should know…

  • There is no ground floor bedroom so the house is not handicap accessible.
  • As beautiful as the gardens are, they are not child proofed. Children need to be watched when not in the main part of the garden as there are slippery steps and ponds.

Wood Hall can sleep eighteen people, and has just been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. This dog-friendly luxury self catering accommodation is ideal for families, walkers or anyone wishing to visit this beautiful peaceful part of the National Park.

Situated at the end of a mile long private drive with its own six acre private landscaped gardens, Wood Hall allows guests to truly relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings.

Wood Hall is a historic building, its gardens sit on the border of the Lake District National Park with a prime position on a south-facing hillside with a panoramic view of Skiddaw, Grassmoor and the Lorton and Buttermere Valleys.

While renting Wood Hall, guests have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910. They were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are beutiful and very large with many vantage points that give guests different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where guests can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden, there is a stone BBQ and outside dining area perfect for making the most of any good weather.

There are croquet and boules available and the large front lawn is perfect for outdoor games. The kitchen garden also has its own gas BBQ, dining area and gorgeous herb garden.

*Please note the following changeover days: week-long bookings must begin on Fridays, 3-night short stay bookings must also begin on a Friday and 4-night bookings are only available during the week and must begin on a Monday.

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Interior & Grounds

Ground Floor
Wood Hall’s conservatory with floor to ceiling windows, is the ideal place to sit and look out at the beautiful Lake District landscape as well as down at the impressive Wood Hall Gardens below. The conservatory leads into a large open plan sitting/dining room meaning the whole room benefits from the magnificent views of the mountains. Surrounding the wood burning stove there are big comfortable sofas and a coffee table hosting a large selection of reading material. The bespoke oak dining table seats eighteen. A state of the art Sonos music system has been installed and can be controlled from any android or smart phone. The open plan nature of this impressive room means it is perfect for large gatherings. All the beautiful wooden furniture has been made by local craftsmen using wood from the area and even Wood Hall Gardens itself.

There are sliding glass doors dividing the sitting/ dining room from the brand new expansive kitchen giving you the option of keeping the kitchen separate – a useful feature if you are using caterers. The kitchen has an electric five oven Aga, a large American fridge/ freezer, a Quooker boiling hot water tap, a double Belfast sink, two dishwashers, a microwave and toaster. There are large French doors which open up into a large kitchen garden which guests are invited to help themselves to. There is also a gas BBQ and outdoor dining area so on finer evenings you can enjoy eating outside whilst admiring the views that surround Wood Hall.

From the sitting/ dining room you go through the to a spacious hallway where there is a cloakroom just under the stairs.

On the other side of the hallway there is a large informal TV room which comprises of a upright piano, cozy wood burning stove and a 40 inch flatscreen TV with Sky channels and a DVD player. There are large comfortable sofas and a wide selection of DVDs. There is also a 7ft pool table as well as a selection of board games and a large bookshelf containing books of all genres.

Next to the TV room is a boot room with plenty of storage for boots and coats and a utility room with sink, separate washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor
The Main House has a total of eight bedrooms (five double, three twin) and seven bathrooms (four ensuite). Most of the bedrooms have stunning views of the Lake District although the master bedroom is particularly special as guests can admire the beautiful landscape from the freestanding copper bath in the bedroom. The master bedroom also has Bose iPod speakers and its own private spacious balcony.

All of the bedrooms come with dressing gowns and hairdryers. All of the bathrooms are stocked with locally produced organic toiletries.

Use of wireless high speed fibre optic broadband internet is included and is available throughout the main house and The Coach House.

Children
Wood Hall provides two cots, one highchair, a Bumbo seat, a collapsible pram (suitable from birth onward) and an Avent microwave bottle steriliser. Within the TV room is a large box of children’s toys and books. Outside there is playground in the back orchard comprising of a slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope.We can also recommend a local babysitter if you would like an evening out.

Dogs
Wood Hall is dog friendly although limited to two dogs per booking and we request that no dogs be allowed in the bedrooms.

The Coach House
A stunning redevelopment has transformed The Coach House within Wood Hall Gardens. It now has a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a large sitting room with high ceilings and a woodburning stove. There is also a television with freeview channels, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The Coach House has its own terrace with wonderful views of the surrounding area. The Coach House is a short 50 metre walk down a gravel path from the Main House.

Gardens
Whilst renting Wood Hall, you will have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910, and were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are very beautiful and large enough you can feel completely immersed when you explore them. There are many vantage points which give you different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where you can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden there is also a stone BBQ and outside dining area where you can make the most of any good weather you have.

There is croquet and boules available and the large front lawn is perfect for any outdoor games. There is also a children’s play area in the back orchard comprising of a 12ft sunken trampoline, slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope

The kitchen garden also has its own gas BBQ and dining area as well as a herb garden we invite you to help yourselves to.

The back of the house has room to park up to seven cars.

Map, Location & Local Information

Wood Hall is situated in an amazing position overlooking the mountains of the Western Lake District just two miles from Cockermouth and 20 minutes from the beautiful town of Keswick.

Cockermouth is a pretty market town with a wide, tree-lined and flower-decked main street, boutique shops and a large supermarket. There is an interesting museum, two art galleries, and a sports centre with climbing wall and indoor swimming pool. Cockermouth has a wide range of excellent restaurants and a list of the owner's favourites is included in the welcome pack.

The traditional pastimes of the Lake District are easily accessible at this quieter end of the National Park. Wood Hall is a great place for walkers to stay with so many of the Western Wainwright fells within 15 minutes drive.

There are three golf courses within ten miles, including Silloth, which is consistently voted as one of the top 10 links courses in the country. There is also some of the best fishing in England on the river Derwent.

Wood Hall is just a few miles from popular walking destinations like the Northern Wainwright Mountains, Crummock water, Buttemere and Loweswater Lakes and a five minute drive from the market town of Cockermouth. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Newcastle

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Bridekirk

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Restaurant Numerous restaurants in Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Numerous pubs in Cockermouth

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Allenby

(11 km)

Nearest Golf There are three golf courses within ten miles, including Silloth, which is consistently voted as one of the top 10 links courses in the country. Cockermouth Golf Course is the closest - 1 mile away

(2 km)

Catering & Services

The owners can give guests the shortlist of highly recommended local cooks if given enough notice. Their fees vary, and they can meet all catering needs, from grocery shopping to making three course meals and all the tidying up afterwards.

A local babysitter can also be recommended. Please enquire prior to booking.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500 refundable deposit, arranged with the owner prior to arrival Arrival time 4.30 pm
Departure time 10 am Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes Pets welcome? Wood Hall is dog friendly, although limited to two dogs per booking and the owners request that no dogs be allowed in the bedrooms. Additional charge of £15 per dog.
Changeover day Please note that these are non-negotiable: Friday for 1 week stays, Friday for 3 night short stays, Monday for 4 night short stays End of stay cleaning included? Included
Smoking Allowed? No Other Ts and Cs Please note:- Wood Hall Estate sleeps a maximum of 18. Inviting any additional guests to the property, without prior approval from the owner (whether for an evening party or day visit), will result in your damage deposit being deducted and a request to vacate the property.

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

There is a beautiful expansive garden ideal for children to run around and play in. As there is a pond please ensure you supervise any young children at all times.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Baby bath
Beach
Pushchair
Coastal
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Baby bath
Beach
Games room
Babysitting service available (at extra cost)
Pushchair
Coastal
Indoor games
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Wood Hall Estate

Wood Hall Estate Reviews


  • Thank you!

    Created on 15/07/2017

    Our second holiday in this beautiful house surrounded by breathtaking scenery. We enjoyed valuable family time, fun, lots of walks and relaxation. Enjoyed the piano and the children loved the trampoline – more special family memories. Thank you!

  • Just Brilliant

    Created on 24/06/2017

    A welcome return after two years. Enormous quantities of food and alcohol were consumed to replace the energy expended on a variety of walks/climbs. Alterations to the house and the coach house made a huge difference enabling us to gather together. We’ll be back again!

  • Wonderful stay

    Created on 12/05/2017

    Had a most fantastic week in a wonderful house. Particularly enjoyed the open plan setout of the house which enabled us to always be together. Garden was great for exploring and relaxing whilst taking in the stunning views. We are all hoping to return next year.

  • A wonderful time was had by all from arrival to departure

    Created on 15/04/2017

    The house suited our needs completely. A range of ages from 3-88! The location is perfect, visits to Buttermere, Keswick and Cockermouth were made within easy driving distances. Claire (highly recommended) catered for us on two nights – everything cooked to perfection. When do we return for our next ‘big’ celebration?!

  • A delightful home from home

    Created on 18/03/2017

    Such an amazing location for a family gathering – we don’t want to leave! Thank you for making a home from home to enjoy family times and make memories. Highlights – Incredible views, garden wanderings – beautiful to explore, family meals and laughter at the huge table! Having Claire Boisser come cook us a meal – she is wonderful. Do it! A beautiful home but a comfy home – making it possible to relax without being on tenterhooks. We hope to return!

  • Looking forward to our next visit!

    Created on 04/02/2017

    Our whole family has had a wonderful holiday. We are a large family group whose ages range from 2-85 and as I said before we all agree that this is the best place we have stayed in the last 23 years of holidaying together. We would like to book again for next year!

  • A perfect New Years for the whole family

    Created on 21/01/2017

    We’ve had a wonderful time seeing in the New Year in this beautiful house. We’ve enjoyed elevensies in the conservatory every day – coffee, mince pies and a magnificent view what more could you want! The children have had a ball and enjoyed exploring the forest and long walks, as have the dogs. It has been perfect so a very big thank you!

  • Amazing house and views

    Created on 07/01/2017

    Here for Christmas week and had the best Christmas ever! This is the third time we are staying here – it’s like a home from and home and I hope we return many more times!

  • We’ll be back!

    Created on 27/08/2016

    A full house! We enjoyed what was the very best large residence we’ve found after several years of family holidays in the Lake District.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
September 22nd 2017 - October 20th 2017 - £2,997.30 £3,996.40
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - - £5,000.65
October 27th 2017 - December 20th 2017 - £2,219.65 £3,326.90
December 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - £5,000.65
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £5,560.97
January 5th 2018 - March 16th 2018 - £2,626.50 £3,496.85
March 16th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - £3,152.57 £4,197.25
March 23rd 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - £4,197.25
March 30th 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - £5,247.85
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - £3,151.80 £4,197.25
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - £5,247.85
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - £3,321.95 £4,423.85
July 20th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - - £5,010.95
August 31st 2018 - September 7th 2018 - £3,939.75 £4,506.25
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - £3,152.55 £4,197.25
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - £4,990.35
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - £2,626.50 £3,496.85
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - £5,247.85
December 28th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £5,834.95
January 5th 2019 - March 26th 2019 - £2,626.50 £3,496.85

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
September 22nd 2017 - October 20th 2017 - €3,276.51 €4,368.68
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - - €5,466.47
October 27th 2017 - December 20th 2017 - €2,426.42 €3,636.81
December 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - €5,466.47
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €6,078.99
January 5th 2018 - March 16th 2018 - €2,871.16 €3,822.59
March 16th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - €3,446.24 €4,588.23
March 23rd 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - €4,588.23
March 30th 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - €5,736.70
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - €3,445.40 €4,588.23
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - €5,736.70
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - €3,631.40 €4,835.95
July 20th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - - €5,477.73
August 31st 2018 - September 7th 2018 - €4,306.74 €4,926.02
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - €3,446.22 €4,588.23
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - €5,455.21
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - €2,871.16 €3,822.59
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - €5,736.70
December 28th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €6,378.50
January 5th 2019 - March 26th 2019 - €2,871.16 €3,822.59

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
September 22nd 2017 - October 20th 2017 - $3,913.66 $5,218.21
October 20th 2017 - October 27th 2017 - - $6,529.48
October 27th 2017 - December 20th 2017 - $2,898.26 $4,344.02
December 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 - - $6,529.48
December 29th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $7,261.11
January 5th 2018 - March 16th 2018 - $3,429.49 $4,565.93
March 16th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - $4,116.40 $5,480.47
March 23rd 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - $5,480.47
March 30th 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - $6,852.27
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - $4,115.39 $5,480.47
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - $6,852.27
June 1st 2018 - July 20th 2018 - $4,337.57 $5,776.35
July 20th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - - $6,542.94
August 31st 2018 - September 7th 2018 - $5,144.24 $5,883.93
September 7th 2018 - October 19th 2018 - $4,116.37 $5,480.47
October 19th 2018 - November 2nd 2018 - - $6,516.04
November 2nd 2018 - December 21st 2018 - $3,429.49 $4,565.93
December 21st 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - $6,852.27
December 28th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $7,618.85
January 5th 2019 - March 26th 2019 - $3,429.49 $4,565.93

Owner Profile

Property Owners
Asia and Andrew

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The historic site of Wood Hall was always occupied by a dwelling of some sort. Current records show that Henricus, a Saxon nobleman, lived here from the year 859. He baptised his children in a stream of spring water which ran through the premises into the river Derwent.

This stream of water runs underneath the present house and into the lower fish pond in the garden. In 1544 a descendant of Henricus, Henry Tolson, obtained a grant from Henry VIII to Wood Hall for the sum of £337 16s 9d. His descendants lived at Wood Hall until the early 19th century.

The Fisher family bought the site and built a new Hall in 1821. It burnt down in the 1870’s and Edward Tyson, a solicitor at Carlisle and Lord Lieutenant of the County of Cumberland, bought the site, building the house left on the old site in the 1870’s. This picture was taken in 1920 after Edward Tyson had engaged Thomas Mawson, an international Landscape Architect, to design a garden suitable for his house.

The garden was completed in the early 1920s, and Mawson’s plan for the garden, taken from the third edition of his book ‘The Art and Craft of Garden-Making’ is shown below. The old Hall was taken down in 1946, after the lime-laden stream overflowed its confines and rotted the structure. The garden decayed into ruin.

The present Wood Hall is where the previous old stables and barn were situated. The site of the old Hall is no more than an outline in stone, but two stone summerhouses remain, and the lines of Mawson’s design are strong and compelling. The view from the house was loved by Turner, and used as a subject several times.

The previous owners spent many years bringing the gardens back to life over a period of thirty years, and the current owners have very much continued in their footsteps, adding new paths and borders where necessary, whilst at the same time staying on top of the extraordinarily large amount of upkeep.

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