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“Fabulous Family Break”
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Kirkandrews House and Tower from the river
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Kirkandrews House and Tower from the river
The Coophouse just downriver from the house
The Kitchen
The House from the rear
The Dining Room
A view upriver showing Kirkandrews on Esk Church
The House from the lawn
The TV Room
The Hall / Games Room
The Sitting room
The Sitting Room from the fireplace
Downstairs Bedroom 7
Bedroom 6 (En-suite)
Single Bedroom 5
Bedroom 4
Family Bathroom 3
Bedroom 3 (En-suite)
Bedroom 2
Family Bathroom 1
Bedroom 1
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Jennie B
Salford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Family Break ”
Reviewed 15 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We have recently returned from a lovely break at this fantastic place. The party was made up of 9 adults 5 children and 4 dogs. The delicious home made cake which was left for us didn't last very long! Richard was very welcoming and informative, and helpful in the run up to the trip with my many questions. The house was very comfortable and clean and the space inside was amazing. Lots of thoughtful touches including games and books etc. The real fires were amazing too. Everyone adored the outside space ... lots of 'playing out' (adults and kids). Beds..super comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped too with a large larder fridge, dishwasher and aga (small chest freezer in the room just outside where you park). Lots of fab walks nearby. The church is beautiful and, for an amateur gebealogist like myself, the graveyard was intriguing and beautiful. We all had the best time and would definitely return. If you want to dine out, give the Robin Hood Inn a try..fab service and delicious food. We also arranged a family photo shoot whilst there.. the pictures are stunning (Naomi House photography).
Thanks for a blissful week

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

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peta C
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed 2 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Welcoming - just laid back - all u could wish for - comfortable and clean. Loved the AGA. House is long and sprawling so even if you have 13 people who are confined because of the rain, there is plenty of space to spread out - thank you 4 the games.

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Mike_TheR...
Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It really does not better better than this!!”
Reviewed 9 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This beautiful historic property dating from the early 1600s is surrounded on all sides by jaw-dropping scenery. The entry courtyard is approached by a bucolic winding drive flanked on both sides by hedgerows and swaths of (in May) blooming wild garlic. You can easily imagine Inspector Morse driving up in his vintage Jaguar at any moment.

Upon arrival, we found fresh-cut flowers, a delicious Victoria Sponge Cake and home-baked shortbread waiting for us courtesy of Shona (our marvelous cook) and Juliette (one of the owners) Shortly thereafter Richard & Juliette graciously dropped by to greet us and relay some of the history of the house as well as answer any questions we may have had.

The house comprises two levels. The ground floor rambles through two long perpendicular wings adjacent (but completely private) to the owner's house, a peel tower dating back to 1408. There are two comfortable sitting areas and a large central dining room - all with wood-burning fireplaces. All but one of the bedrooms are on the second level and can be reached by both a front and rear stairway.

The artwork throughout the house is particularly interesting with many nice watercolors and drawings done by the owners and other family members.

There are tables and chairs on a patio overlooking the pastoral goings-on in the surrounding countryside and leading down to the River Border Esk. It is possible to arrange fishing right in front of the house.

Kirkandrews House is well-located for visiting the sites along Hadrian's Wall, and is just a short drive to the Lake District.

We lucked into a wonderful cook, Shona who came recommended by the owner. She agreed to cook & serve on site some evenings and on others, deliver ready-to-cook dinners for us when we arrived home late from our daily excursions. If you are fortunate enough to experience her culinary magic, you won't regret it. Ever dish she prepared was heavenly - especially her lamb stew, salmon en croute, and sticky toffee pudding. To inquire about Shona's services, please contact Richard.

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