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Kirkbride Hall

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Luxury 5* rated accommodation for up to 8 guests in four bedrooms located in the Eden Valley near the Lake District National Park, Pet friendly and dogs welcome. Kirkbride Hall is a sandstone terraced cottage located in walled cherry and apple orchards of Melmerby Hall and neighbours the quiet and scenic churchyard of the Grade II listed St John's Church in Melmerby. The former orchard garden of Melmerby Hall is a beautiful and quiet setting for Kirkbride Hall and its adjoining cottages. Kirkbride has open plan access and parking to the front, and a large enclosed patio and wicket fenced garden to the rear – the perfect sun trap on a warm summer day with lots of room for children and pets to play safely. Kirkbride Hall also has private gated access to the 20 acres of mixed woodland ground...Luxury 5* rated accommodation for up to 8 guests in four bedrooms located in the Eden Valley near the Lake District National Park, Pet friendly and dogs welcome. Kirkbride Hall is a sandstone terraced cottage located in walled cherry and apple orchards of Melmerby Hall and neighbours the quiet and scenic churchyard of the Grade II listed St John's Church in Melmerby. The former orchard garden of Melmerby Hall is a beautiful and quiet setting for Kirkbride Hall and its adjoining cottages. Kirkbride has open plan access and parking to the front, and a large enclosed patio and wicket fenced garden to the rear – the perfect sun trap on a warm summer day with lots of room for children and pets to play safely. Kirkbride Hall also has private gated access to the 20 acres of mixed woodland grounds of Melmerby Hall through a wrought iron gate set into the orchard wall. The grounds of Melmerby Hall also include woodland paths, water meadow and a tributary to the River Eden. Kirkbride Hall offers all the comforts of a traditional Cumbrian cottage including sandstone walls using stone sourced from within our estate, solid oak floors, antique furniture, and a large welcoming wood burning stove in the comfortable lounge. Ground floor: Entrance hall leading to spacious reception room with a cast iron wood burning stove and to the open plan Dining Room and Kitchen with breakfasting bar. The Hall is fitted with solid oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating generated from our wood chip boiler heating system which uses logs from our family estate. The main reception room has a bay window nook which is great for relaxing in front of the log burning fire (complimentary logs and firelighters are provided for guest use) and opens out to the sandstone terraces which lead into the private gated rear and side gardens. Chefs will delight in the well equipped Kitchen which has a Bosch electric hob and electric oven, a stainless steel American fridge freezer, a full size Bosch dishwasher and a massive granite topped cooking island. The utility area has a Bosch washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, a second stainless steel sink and a ground floor cloak room. The kitchen opens directly via glazed double doors to the sandstone terraces and lawned, gated rear gardens. First floor: Accessed via a hand built oak staircase are the four double bedrooms in Kirkbride Hall which accommodate up to 8 guests. The Master Bedroom has a king size (5ft) antique four poster bed and is ensuite with a natural limestone tiled walk in shower. The Manor Room is set at the other end of the Hall down three steps to a quiet private ensuite bedroom with a king size (5ft) bed which can be arranged as two single beds upon request. The Threlkeld Room has a king size (5ft double bed) and The Pattenson Room has a 5ft king size bed which can be arranged as two single beds upon request. These two bedrooms share the Family Bathroom which has a cast iron bath and a separate free standing shower. All of the bathrooms have heated chrome towel rails to facilitate warm fluffy towels being available for guest use! Features and Equipment: * 5* rated, Gold Award winner by Visit England •Bosch electric oven and hob, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, massive American style side by side fridge/freezer, washer and dryer. •42′ TV, DVD player, iPod docking system. •Telephone, free broadband wifi internet access. •Travel cot and high chair available. Kirkbride Hall is certified by Visit England as a 'Families Welcome' cottage •Oak flooring and underfloor heating fired by an environmentally friendly wood chip boiler system. •Enclosed garden with Weber charcoal BBQ (locally sourced charcoal provided for guest use). •Pets and dogs always welcome. The village of Melmerby is set within the heart of the Eden Valley at the foot of the majestic Pennine fells and the famous Hartside pass which climbs to 1904 ft above sea level. An awe inspiring viewpoint on a clear day to take in the entire Eden Valley, the Lake District and, on occasion, southern Scotland! Melmerby also offers a host of facilities to our guests, including an award winning village bakery (providing delicious lunches, bread freshly baked daily on the premises, cakes, hot drinks and lots of gluten free options.), a well-stocked village shop and tea room and a super antique shop (The Brocante Emporium). The well-known 'Coast to Coast' Cycle route also passes directly through the village on the A686 and ascends via Hartside to Alston, England's highest market town. If Kirkbride Hall is already reserved, please look at our sister halls, Glassonby Old Hall and Cazenovia Hall which offer very similar accommodation and may well be available. More
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About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
Around 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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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We stayed at Kirkbride Hall in the tiny village of Melmerby outside of Penrith and close to the Lake District. I was absolutely blown away by this place, it sits adjacent to the most amazing little church, so it is so quiet and quaint. Its...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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christine939, VR Owner at Kirkbride Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Thanks very much for your great review. It's great that your kids loved the dining / billiard table, our kids love it too! I'm pleased that you enjoyed the surrounding area too, Melmerby is such a super village, quiet, but with everything you need....More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is my second visit back to Kirkbride (rented along side The Stag and Melmerby Hall). I rented the property to host a yoga retreat and on behalf of myself and guests I can say we were overwhelmed with the weekend. Luxury Accommodation, Beautiful Location,...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Jessica R
christine939, VR Owner at Kirkbride Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review following your recent yoga retreat at Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage and Kirkbride Hall. We are delighted you and your guests enjoyed the luxurious accommodation within the beautiful location of Melmerby, it is great to...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The place was booked for a professional event (lab retreat). Both housing and service were excellent. Highly recommendedMore

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Nathalie R
christine939, VR Owner at Kirkbride Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi, thank you for your review following your recent stay at Kirkbride Hall. We are delighted to hear the service you received and Kirkbride Hall were of excellent standard. Please feel free to get in touch if you are ever visiting Cumbria and the Lakes...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay. The finish of all the rooms is great. Such good quality. The bed and bedding are so comfy. The kitchen is fully kitted out with every thing you could need. The village bakery is lovely and the pub does...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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christine939, VR Owner at Kirkbride Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi, thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review following on from your stay at Kirkbride Hall. It is wonderful to hear you found the beds comfy, we hope you all feel rested after your stay! The Old Village Bakery and The Shepherds...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The cottage was beautifully appointed. We enjoyed the snooker / dining table and the short walk to the pub and village bakery. :-) . It was easy to get the the Lake District from here and we loved the local walks.

Date of stay: August 2017
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christine939, VR Owner at Kirkbride Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi Thanks for your great review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kirkbride Hall and made good use of the local facilities. Best Regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Kirkbride Hall is a lovely holiday home and is walking distance from the award winning Village Bakery (great lattes & lots of gluten free choices as well as super fresh bread, cakes and snacks), the Shepherd’s Inn Pub, a super antique shop (the Brocante Emporium), the Village shop & tea house which serves locally blended roasted coffee and the Pennine Fells. The shallow tributary of the River Eden running through its 20 acres of wooded grounds of neighbouring Melmerby Hall provides hours of fun for kids. Kirkbride Hall is pet friendly and there is plenty of room in the gardens and in the 20 acres of grounds for them to run around!
Getting around
Melmerby Hall is situated just off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. From Melmerby the road climbs the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley to the Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only 4 miles from Melmerby Hall. The railway has some of the most attractive scenery and is world famous for its Victorian architecture and huge stone viaducts. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Melmerby offers many enjoyable walks and beautiful scenery.
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