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“Excellent”

Review of Kirkbride Hall

Kirkbride Hall - traditional sandstone Cumbria long house and cottages with open fire and garden
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Kirkbride Hall - traditional sandstone Cumbria long house and cottages with open fire and garden
At the end of a quiet lane, Kirkbride Hall is set in the sandstone walled orchards of Melmerby Hall Private gated garden, gravelled parking and access to Grade II listed Melmerby Hall's 20 acre wood
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Kirkbride Hall - traditional sandstone Cumbria long house and cottages with open fire and garden
At the end of a quiet lane, Kirkbride Hall is set in the sandstone walled orchards of Melmerby Hall
Private gated garden, gravelled parking and access to Grade II listed Melmerby Hall's 20 acre wood
Kirkbride Hall has a gravelled parking area for guest use and sandstone flagged ramped access
The private gated and side gardens have sandstone terraces, teak garden furniture and Weber BBQ
The open Dining Room with antique table which converts to a mini snooker table (equipment provided)
Kirkbride Hall has an open plan kitchen and dining area furnished with antiques and solid oak floors
Kirkbride Hall has a traditional sandstone entrance porch which leads into the open plan reception
Kirkbride Hall's dining table converts to a mini snooker table by lifting off the oak boards on top.
Living Room with cast iron log stove - complimentary logs provided for guests. Doors open to terrace
The living room in Kirkbride Hall has a cast iron wood burner, free logs provided and broadband wifi
The relaxing bay window alcove in Kirkbride Hall's reception overlooks the gardens and churchyard
Well equipped kitchen with granite counters and Bosch appliances with WM, TD and G/F cloak room
Kirkbride Hall's Kitchen has a breakfast bar and opens out onto a private garden and patio.
Kirkbride Hall's Master Bedroom is ensuite with an antique five foot king size four poster bed
The Master Bedroom has a private wc and a limestone tiled shower with a chrome heated towel rail
The Master Bedroom ensuite shower room has a rainfall shower.
The Threlkeld Room with a five foot king size bed. All bed have luxurious Egyptian cotton linen
The family Bathroom with a cast iron bath and separate shower. Heated chrome towel rails in baths
The Manor Bedroom is accessed via a private step down corridor and is ensuite with a wc and shower
The Manor Bedroom
The Pattenson Room with a five foot king size bed which may be arranged as twin beds upon request.
The Pattenson Room with a five foot king size bed which may be arranged as a double or twin beds.
Kirkbride Hall has broadband wifi provided by satellite link and kitchen supplied for guest use
The garden in the summer time. Secure cycle storage is available.
The rear gardens with a Weber charcoal BBQ and locally sourced charcoal provide for guests
Kirkbride Hall is lovely in wintertime offering walks in the private woodland of Melmerby
Kirkbride Hall in the early morning sun
Sustainable plantation teak garden furniture is provided for guest use in the private gated gardens
Grade II listed St John's Church is set within the walled gardens next to Kirkbride Hall
A view of Kirkbride Hall in the snow
Kirkbride Hall in the snow
An aerial view of Kirkbride Hall
The tearoom and local pub in Melmerby in the winter sun. A short walk from Kirkbride Hall.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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gtmatch
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Everyone knows Penrith is amazing, and this is by far the best property I have experienced in the area!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Hi, Thank you for your message and for taking the time to get back in touch regarding Kirkbride Hall. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Penrith and the North Lakes and would be delighted to welcome you for a return visit! Thank you again for choosing to come to Kirkbride Hall for your holiday. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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alyson k
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location, high on comfort and quality.”
Reviewed 14 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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person found this review helpful

Great location as you can walk to a lovely cafe, grocery shop and pub. Wonderful cycling area on quiet roads and pretty villages. House itself has everything to make for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The dogs were chilled too. Thank you for a comprehensive welcome hamper too. Thanks to the Rowley Estate team.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Apr 2017
Hi
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad you were so impressed with the great location of Melmerby, it really is a lovely place for a holiday, especially with your bikes and your dogs. It's great to hear that you were so comfortable at Kirkbride Hall and that you enjoyed your welcome hamper, we love our guests to feel relaxed and "at home". Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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Mavis R
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another great weekend in the Rowley Estates”
Reviewed 8 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Lovely house, clean, warm & welcoming.. all the family came so we hired Stag Cottage down the road to accommodate us all.. Most of the family went to the pool down the road for 2 hours on Saturday afternoon, we are considering hiring it next March when we visit Melmerby. Thanks to all the team especially Jilly who was an enormous help on the Friday. As usual in Rowley Estates every need catered for. Can't wait to come again next year

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Liked best: The feeling of being 'at home'
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Nov 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to leave this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay at Kirkbride Hall & Stag Cottage and it's great to hear your family made the most of the swimming pool in the village. Thank you for your kind comments they are much appreciated and we will make sure Jilly and the team get to read them. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Melmerby Hall & Stag Cottage next spring. Kaind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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pburdon1
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely weekend break in fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Excellent accomodation and surroundings in a quiet village.

Would recommend to other parties looking to stay on the edge of the Lake District.

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Liked best: Quality of overall accomodation
Liked least: Slow wi-fi access
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Sep 2016
Hi,
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at Kirkbride Hall. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your break and hope that we can welcome you back to one of our cottages again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hopkinsto...
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic family break”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in this house for a long weekend to celebrate a family event. The house has every facility including a welcome hamper, four large bedrooms a comfortable living room a open plan diner and breakfast room which overlooked a very large garden for our dogs to roam about. All the rooms were beautifully styled and the location in a small rural village at the foothills of some sizeable peaks offered a beautiful vista and relaxing environment.

The whole family really enjoyed the break

Thank you

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2016
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write to leave this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your celebrations at Kirkbride Hall. Thank you also for your kind comment they are much appreciated by us and are very useful for anyone looking to stay in the local area. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Thom H
2 reviews
“Melmerby Wedding”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We rented Melmbery Hall, Kirkbride Hall and Stag Cottage for our wedding which meant that we were able to have about 1/3rd of the guests staying onsite.

I would highly recommend the hall as a brilliant relaxed summer wedding venue. Kirkbride hall was a perfect place for some of our guests to stay for the long weekend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Hi,
Thank you for taking your time to leave this review on TripAdvisor. Congratulations to you both on your marriage and we are delighted that you enjoyed your celebrations at Melmerby Hall, Kirkbride Hall & Stag Cottage and all your organisations went to plan. It's great that you were able to get married at St John's Church and as you say have a 'brilliant relaxed summer wedding' and made many happy memories. Thank you for your kind comments and I will pass them onto our team and they will be much appreciated by all. We wish you all the best in your future life together and would be thrilled to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates.
Kind regards Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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777jackso...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“WOW Factor - Wonderful outstanding and welcoming”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was our second visit to Rowley Estates. It was everything we anticipated it to be. Upon entering accommodation, it was perfect, clean, homely, stylish, with beautiful garden with lovely private wall. Next to St John the Baptist church with a lovely window seat to enjoy views . Accommodation had all you needed for cosy stay and much more. From start of booking Rowley Estates were approachable, and professional in all aspects of booking.
We all shared a lovely time and look forward to returning in future. Great team of people to make it all a special holiday.

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Liked best: All of it , garden and trees. Rooms full of character and style.
Liked least: Having to return home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
30 Jun 2016
Hi,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent break at Kirkbride Hall. We really appreciate your kind feedback and we will pass this back to our team.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to one of our cottages again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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