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Johnby Hall

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Julie-ann Peacock wrote a review Oct 2023
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Lovely quiet location, really nice spacious cottage/barn conversion. Your own little wood to walk round on the grounds. Our 4 dogs loved it. Smart TV and netflix was a bonus. My favourite part was the resident dog. Lovely boy. Henry and Anna were very nice and welcoming and helpful with places to visit. Will definitely stay again if we go back to that area.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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sebastian u wrote a review Dec 2022
This is the place to stay if you want atmosphere, quiet and delicious, home-produced breakfasts -- the main house has been in the family for hundreds of years and you can feel it when you have breakfast in the huge sitting room dominated by portraits of ancestors and an immense fireplace - the accommodation is spacious - with a big bedroom and a sitting room - with a smaller bathroom - v nice cakes are provided on arrival If you are looking for hotel luxury, this is not the place - but if you want space, history and calm in the midst of a gorgeous part of the country, this is a dream
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Paul G wrote a review Oct 2022
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We had a very relaxing week staying at Johnby hall. Anna & Henry are lovely hosts and doggie friendly. Set in beautiful surroundings and very quiet. We stayed in one of the barn conversations, it was lovely, spacious and very clean with everything you will need. With great walks through the woods which the dogs enjoyed. Unfortunately we didn't see any red squirrels. Will look forward for another stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Steve M wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Just come back from a week in the Studio at Johnby Hall. Lovely place to stay and will definitely look to go back. Henry and Anna were lovely and friendly. Studio was very atmospheric, welcoming and kitted out really well. Great location to go out to visit areas of the Lake District.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Zangel73 wrote a review Feb 2022
Aintree, United Kingdom528 contributions85 helpful votes
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Lovely place to stay, very quiet, lots within driving distance. This place is full of history and character and Henry and Anna are perfect hosts very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with the heating but as soon as we made the Howard’s aware they rectified it straight away and couldn’t apologise enough. We stayed in the studio with our two dogs it is very spacious and well equipped. They even offered us a late check out due to nobody being booked in very relaxed attitude and a nice touch. We also had a free range breakfast £10 pp cooked in Johnby hall by Henry which was nice to experience too. Situated on their own estate with a working farm with free range ducks and chickens roaming round. Highly recommended The weather wasn’t the best for us but it is February so that was out of everyone’s hands 🤣🤣 The studio is still full of character even since it’s conversion to a self catering let.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Off road parking Very remote and dark bring a torch Plenty of land Driving essential
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Niggle wrote a review Sept 2021
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Wonderful quiet calm historic place, where you can eat a breakfast in a magnificent sixteenth century room, cooked by your host with bacon and sausages from his own pigs ( the finest bacon I have eaten in 60 years!) Lavish portions, and a genuine concern for your comfort. Home made jams, and plenty of cereals and fruit if you prefer that. Henry and Anna are vastly helpful if you want suggestions about exploring the area. Children welcome and plenty of garden to enjoy. If you need a break away from bustle, traffic and overwork Johnby should be at the top of your list of places to visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Hania L wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in Kelly Cottage. The bed was super comfy and the accommodation felt like the genuine article -steeped in history. We loved the gardens. Billowing roses and free-range chickens and geese wandering around the ancient orchard. Excellent breakfast in the Great Hall served by very welcoming hosts. Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ColetteJeffrey wrote a review Aug 2020
Towcester, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
We only stayed one night but loved the Kelly apartment. So much history through every window and in every corner. The hosts were so welcoming and the breakfast with home made damson jam was delicious. We would definitely stay at Johnby Hall again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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WiganFireblade wrote a review Jul 2020
Ormskirk, United Kingdom245 contributions94 helpful votes
Just returned from 2 nights in this fantastic 1603 annexe of Johnby Hall. Very comfortable, homely and ideal for a break away from modern life. Free wifi is excellent, bed and furniture very comfortable. 7 stone steps to get through the door, and another 4 to the accommodation level. The photos on the website are exactly what you get. Local pub 1 mile away, very friendly and great food. Another nice pub on the road to Penrith (Crickhin Inn?) is really friendly and does food. Both are pet friendly. Tip- the directions mention taking the left fork at the cycle shop. There's no cycle shop to be noticed, but you will see the road for Johnby branch off to the left. Just before the road noticably rises, look for the white gate and small sign for Johnby Hall. Lovely place. Would be happy to return. Nb- due to the Plandemic, cooked breakfasts are off at the moment. Instead, cereal, yoghurts, bread, butter, jams, orange juice, kettle, toaster, croissants and brioche are provided. Very tasty but no competition for a full English.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stuart Kelly wrote a review Jan 2020
High Wycombe, United Kingdom12 contributions11 helpful votes
Looking for a place to stay on a long journey between Scotland and London, we decided to stay a little further north than usual to take in this gem of place which is full of history, rustic charm and is run by a friendly and highly intelligent family. This was not your usual B&B; the place resembles a castle and dates from the late 18th century. Consequently, it is full of character and lacks the coarse functionality of a motorway services (which we also considered). The family were very accomodating before we arrived and were waiting for us with homemade orange cake. We didn't just get a room, we got a very spacious bedroom and living room. The family set out a high chair in the living room and travel cot in the bedroom for our 14 month old son. It felt super cosy and we slept very well under several layers of blankets as it was a bit cold being January but we were expecting it in an old stone building so we did not mind. The following morning, we had a sumptious breakfast in the drawing room served by the family and their children. Speaking to them, we found out mum and dad have both got PhDs and it was a fascinating chat. Their two children helped with serving the breakfast which included free range eggs and pork from the onsite farm. After breakfast, Henry treated us to a tour of the new self-catering accomodation they have recently had converted and showed us the pigs they are breading. It was the first time our son saw real pigs and piglets. All in all, it was a real treat to stay at Johnby Hall and we will be back as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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£132 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Johnby Hall
Which popular attractions are close to Johnby Hall?
Nearby attractions include Hutton in the Forest (2.5 miles), Upfront Puppet Theatre (2.3 miles), and The Rheged Centre (4.8 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Johnby Hall?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Johnby Hall?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Johnby Hall?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Clickham Inn, The Horse and Farrier, Dacre, and The Dog & Gun Inn.
Are pets allowed at Johnby Hall?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Johnby Hall?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hutton in the Forest (2.5 miles).