We stayed here in a large family group of 24 and I can honestly say that there wasn't one moment when we felt cramped or claustrophobic.
The finish at Blencowe Hall is to 5star hotel standard - Molten Brown in the bathrooms, nearly all bedrooms en-suite with the most amazing views from every window. We felt that we had the run of a luxury hotel.
The owners catered for our every need and the small touches - the hamper, all necessities and the attention to details in the property we all so appreciated.
This property had something for every age - we had guests from 2-80 years old and we are still buzzing from having spent time in such a magical property.
Blencowe Hall, an old restored manor house was the perfect venue for our small family wedding. The 11 bedrooms (most with lovely en-suites) were very comfortable and furnished well. The comfortable communal areas afforded a lot of space and the well appointed kitchen made catering for 22 easy! The staff were friendly and helpful but never intrusive, dealing with our few minor issues promptly and efficiently. Because we had perfect weather, we made good use of the outside space. Lots of room to sit and chat and for the children to play and run about safely. Shops etc are closeby in Penrith but the location means you feel well away from civilisation and the views and countryside are stunning.
This is a special place, perfect for celebrating a special event! Excellent in all respects.
My husband and I (heehee) had a small wedding with approximately 16 guests here at the end of April. We actually had Blencowe Hall booked since 2014 as we fell in love with it from a photograph.
All communication from the owners, managers and latterly the wedding planner was prompt and they could not do enough to help. Even providing equipment for my granny to use (raised toilet seat and grab rails) which was very much above and beyond.
We arrived early on the Friday and they very nicely allowed us to get in early which allowed me to set up the rooms and get prepared for everyone else arriving.
The rooms were all flawless. Absolutely spotless and all beautiful. I loved the addition of daffodils to the rooms. Unknown to them but my favourite flower. We also had a wonderful hamper which was full of delicious and local treats.
We had booked Lynn Hilditch to do our catering and she was phenomenal. We discussed our menu and she made it beautifully. We told Lynn that my family were big eaters and the amount of food was more than we could manage in one sitting. Lynn even made extra puddings as some wanted both options.
Anyway, back to the hall. We had a minor hiccup on the Saturday night when my nephew was sick in his bedroom (only 7 years old). We apologised and they were again, wonderful. Asked if he was okay and told us not to worry about the room.
The only downside we had the whole weekend was that the exterior lights weren't working to begin with and one of the radiators was leaking. However, the staff were amazing. Sent a plumber straight out to fix the radiator and came round themselves later to sort out the lights.
Fantastic venue. Amazing meal. It really was our dream wedding. Thank you to all at Blencowe Hall/Rowley Estates for making our wedding weekend a wonderful, beautiful one and for giving us great memories of one of the biggest days of our lives. :)
Had a70 birthday party and this exceptional building was a wow with everybody. It was also pristinely clean with pleasant touches such as daffodils in the reception rooms to bring Spring into the building. As it was such a large venue even with a crowd of us we had a spacious and grand time. The pub in Greystoke was a short, interesting walk from the venue.
We also had a formal dinner prepared by the recommended Lynn Hilditch which was a great way to round off the week of celebrations.
Well what can I say other than FANTASTIC!!! Being from a large family, getting all 27 of us together in one place is quite a challenge but Blencowe Hall hit the bill in so many ways - Blencowe is a magnificent building allowing plenty of space for the children to roam and play in a very safe environment (15 children aged from 18months to 16years) and for those adults who required peace and quiet, space to indulge in this also (Grandad). The children spent 3 days playing hide and seek/sardines and we never heard the word BORED once!!! The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty of walks and attractions - Aira Force is stunning, and I would highly recommend the Boot and Shoe Public house - they are extremely accommodating with children and dogs alike. I cannot thank Christine and Jilly enough for there help and advise prior to our stay, the Hall was beautifully prepared prior to our stay and the welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise. To this end we were all so impressed with our stay we have decided to book again in 2020 for our parents 50th wedding anniversary and cannot wait to return.
We stayed at Blencowe Hall with 9 other couples. It is a beautiful house mixing fantastic old features with modern amenities. It is well equipped and the 12 bedrooms are all lovely. Would definitely recommend it to others.
We were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Blencowe Hall for a small, intimate ceremony over the course of a long weekend. The building is absolutely stunning, mixing modern amenities with the grandeur of a centuries old building, and the location is perfect on the doorstep of the lakes, you can see the rolling countryside for miles with snow capped mountains in the distance. Gillian was exceptionally helpful in organising our day and planning our ceremony, nothing was too much trouble for her.
The catering for the wedding was fulfilled by Lynn Hilditch and was absolutely exceptional, the dining room would go completely quiet with each course served. The whole wedding party was in agreement that it was some of the best food they had ever eaten, especially the pork which had been cooking since 4 am! I couldn't recommend Lynn highly enough, she really helped make the weekend and was very personable to match.
If you want a small intimate wedding which will really be a treat for everyone involved then Blencowe Hall is the perfect building, in the perfect location with the perfect service.