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“Magical Wedding at Blencowe”

Review of Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
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Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall is within the private family owned Rowley Estates
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Blencowe Hall is a 5* rated, Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall is within the private family owned Rowley Estates
The gate leading to the main central range door which opens into the oak panelled entrance hall
The yew lined sandstone walled formal gardens at Blencowe Hall planted with shrub roses
The patio area leading to the gardens, yew hedges, climbing roses, sandstone, terraces
The formal Central Gardens at Blencowe Hall - yew hedges, climbing roses, sandstone terraces
Blencowe Hall's South Tower showing the formal stone lined rill in the foreground of the gardens
The South Tower Dining Room opens out to the sandstone terraces via the original rent in the wall
Lady Jane Grey's sister married Henry de Blencowe and Lady Jane's motto is inscribed above the door
The South Tower Dining Room with French doors opening onto the sandstone terrace and the gardens
The Dining Room at Blencowe Hall, seating for guests
A view from the patio in to The South Tower formal Dining Room
The breakfasting kitchen with Aga, two dishwashers, two fridges, washing machine and tumble dryer
A view of the 4 oven Aga, next to this is a stainless gas hob and a full size electric oven
Blencowe Hall's breakfasting kitchen also has two Bosch dishwashers, two sinks and a Bosch WM & TD
The Kitchen has two handmade solid oak tables and a children's play area built up into the inglenook
A full size billiards table and equipment is provided for guest use
The Billiards Room looking towards the four foot thick masonry walls leading to the North Tower
The Billiards Room on the ground floor of Blencowe Hall with an antique table
The first floor Solar Reception room occupies the entire North Tower
The Solar reception room was the original retiring room for the ladies of Blencowe Hall
The Solar Room has two massive stone fireplaces inset with two cast iron fires, one gas and one wood
The first floor Solar Room has two cast iron fires and is one of 4 rooms licenced for civil weddings
The first floor Solar Room licenced for civil weddings
The Solar Room at Blencowe Hall decorated for the holidays. Tree provided for guests from our farm
The massive South Tower Master bedroom ensuite with a private Dressing Room, balcony and bathroom
The window in the South Tower Master Bedroom dressing room overlooking the orchard field
Another view of the South Master Bedroom suite which occupies the Tower's entire top floor
Cromwell's Folly and the South Tower Master Bedroom both have private Juliette balconies
Every window in Grade I listed Blencowe Hall has been preserved and protected in the shape found
A quiet place for a read and relax in the bedrooms of Blencowe Hall
A king size bed in the West Range Cumberland Room which is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The West Range Master with an antique six foot super king bed
A view of the glass divided raised ensuite bathroom and ensuite in the West Range Master Bedroom
The Greystoke Room in the West Range with antique 3 foot beds is ensuite with a cast iron bath
The North Tower Master Bedroom with an antique five foot four poster bed and ensuite bath & shower
The Lady Jane Grey Room at the top of the North Tower, ensuite with beds that can be singles or 6ft
The ground floor Garden Bedroom with a double bed & private access to the North Tower walled garden
The walk in ensuite wet room of the ground floor Garden Room with a shower and glass screen
The Petteril Room (6ft) overlooks the formal Central Range gardens and has a massive stone fireplace
The Norfolk Room with beds that can be arranged as a king size bed or two single beds
The ensuite Henry de Blencowe Bedroom
The Henry de Blencowe Bedroom ensuite bathroom
Blencowe Hall in the summer sunshine
A view of Blencowe Hall in the morning sunlight
A side view of Blencowe Hall showing the arched entrance to the cobbled central courtyard
Blencowe Hall lit at night. The coloured lights can be lit or not depending on guest preference
An aerial view of Blencowe Hall and its surrounding gardens
Blencowe Hall is a 5* Grade I listed castellated manor house with 12 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms
Blencowe Hall at dusk
Blencowe Hall in the wintertime
Christmas wreath on the door at Blencowe Hall
An aerial view of Blencowe Hall
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12 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Vicky G
1 review
“Magical Wedding at Blencowe”
Reviewed 12 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We held our wedding at Blencowe Hall on 1 September 18 and it was the most magical weekend we could have ever wished for. We booked the Hall itself and one of the accompanying cottages to accommodate 30 guests for a long weekend. (including our family dog!) The hall is licensed for weddings and so we were able to get married within Blencowe.
I can't thank everyone enough for all they did to make our stay a pleasant one. Nothing was too much trouble for them. A wonderful welcome hamper through to a preference of bedding for our guests, and not to mention the wonderful Heather who came to the Hall for the wedding to look after the registrars on the big day and organise where i needed to be!
The hall is steeped in history and our guests were fascinated by the documents within the hall detailing all the renovations that had taken place. It has the most amazing atmosphere and we had so much fun exploring. It is well equipped, with a huge kitchen area, lots of facilities and space for storage.
Every one of us had a fabulous weekend, we've made so many memories that will last a lifetime and i even had a few tears when we had to leave. We will be back!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this magical place and the amazing staff that support it.

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Management Response
9 Oct 2018
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review following on from your wedding at Blencowe Hall. We are thrilled that you all had such a wonderful time and made some very happy memories. We will pass on your lovely comments to Heather. It's a pleasure for all our hard working team to receive such lovely feedback and we are delighted that you found having a member of The Rowley Estates team on hand to assist with the registrars helpful. We are so pleased Blencowe Hall provided you all with a wonderful setting for your wedding and you enjoyed reading all about the restoration! We would be delighted to welcome you all back again, please feel free to get back in touch the next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria and the Lake District.
Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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SueJR2018
Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
“wonderful venue for large groups”
Reviewed 24 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Booked a three night stay for my husband's 70th. Although we live locally, we could not accommodate everyone at home, so twenty one of us stayed at Blencowe Hall. Everyone was very impressed with the hall itself, the splendour of the rooms, the comfort of the beds and the fact that everything you needed to prepare meals for a large group was provided. There is plenty of fridge/freezer space and two dish washers. We were delighted with the generous hamper and food we found on arrival as well as all the basics needed for day to day living.

One of the recommended caterers, Lynn Hilditch, provided a superb three course meal the first night and returned to cook amazing wood fired pizzas for lunch on the Sunday. We cooked our own breakfasts, but as we had a full itinary during the day, had a lady recommended by Rowley Estates to clear up for us- she would have done babysitting too if required.

The management was helpful and accomodating, even allowing us to look round a couple of times before the visit.

All in all a very enjoyable weekend that friends and relatives are still raving about!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Aug 2018
Hi
Thanks for your super review. It 's great to hear that you all had such a fabulous weekend. We will pass your comments onto Lynn too.
Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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SerDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best 50th Birthday Party in the most stunning venue a dream come true!!”
Reviewed 11 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

From the moment we contacted Rowley Estates to make our booking they went above and beyond to ensure our stay was amazing. The second you arrive at Blencowe Hall it really is a dream come true, the entire family were literally blown away by the magical presence of the castle. The rooms are just beautiful and the views stunning. Celebrating my birthday is something the whole family will always remember and we have the most special memories of 3 generations at Blencowe. We thank the team and highly recommend the Hall for any event or stay.

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Management Response
31 Aug 2018
Hi
Thanks for your fantastic review and we will pass your comments on to the team. We're so pleased that your birthday celebrations were a huge success and that Blencowe Hall provided everything you required.
Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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AlisonMi2
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Self catering property ever!”
Reviewed 9 August 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The property itself is utterly beautifull, in a great location and easily accessible (for us anyway!) for a weekend break There is literally NOTHING that the owners haven’t thought of to make your stay (& even your dogs, assuming you take one) run smoothly. I would happily give more stars. Return visit already planned

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Management Response
31 Aug 2018
Hi
Thanks for your tremendous review. It is so great to hear that you were so happy with everything and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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martincol...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Stunning Country House retreat”
Reviewed 4 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Blencowe Hall is a truly incredible country mansion. We went with 27 members of the family across three generations and had an wonderful time. All the bedrooms have great character and lovely views across the countryside, the grounds are wonderful with lots of outside terrace space.
The property is well stocked with all the glasses, cutlery and crockery you need and kitchen amenities are great - two dish washers, ovens, washing machine.
There is also an amazing lounge across the whole floor of one wing - enough space for us to sit together.
Do go if you can

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jul 2018
Hi
Thanks for your great review. It's super to hear that your large family group had such a wonderful time and found everything you needed at Blencowe Hall. Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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