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“Wonderful home and great setting”

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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DJL1974
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful home and great setting”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Ideally located for exploration of the lakes and the Dales. The house has everything required to make the stay as comfortable as possible so you probably only need to bring food (or arrange for shopping to be delivered from the local national supermarket).

There are many helpful tips in the documentation in the house that cover the majority of the lakes.

The people in the local community were welcoming and friendly and the local pub served great food with fine ales on offer.

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Management Response
6 Sep 2017
Hi
Thanks for leaving this kind review. It's really pleasing that you found the information at Kirkbride Hall to be helpful, we try hard to keep it relevant and up to date. The local community is great and the village pub is a much valued asset that we enjoy too! Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Michelle...
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Amazing cottages which and everything we needed and more.”
Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

I booked this cottage for a trip with my sister and our 3 children (age 8 - 11). It was perfect. Everywhere was immaculate and clean. The welcome hamper was full of lovely goodies. The kitchen was very well big a spacious and had all the equipment you'd need. You could very easily fit two families in the cottage. The information pack was brilliant gave lots of relevant information about the local area. Thank you for a great stay we will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Aug 2017
Hi
Thank you for your wonderful review. Our housekeeping team will be thrilled when we pass on your comments on the standards of cleanliness! It's also really helpful to have your comments on the information pack, I'm really pleased that you found it useful. We would love to have you come back and stay at The Rowley Estates at some point in the future. Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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martincol...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Beautifully restored county retreat”
Reviewed 7 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We rented Kirkbride Hall as overspill accommodation for a large family gathering in Melmerby and found it a wonderfully relaxing place. The house sleeps 8 in 4 spacious rooms, most en suite (we were only 5 as rest of the party were in the big Hall

The amenities were first class with fully equipped kitchen stocked with more than sufficient crockery cutlery and glassware for a full eight person stay.
spacious garden with outside space for barbecues an dining, plus plenty of room for the dog to run around.

we found the owners and their staff most helpful and Melmerby to be a lovely village with nice team rooms and a lovely Pub.
Would definitely return to stay here

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2017
Hi, thank you for your lovely message following your stay at Kirkbride Hall. We are delighted you enjoyed the Hall and gardens and had a relaxing stay. It is great to hear you visited the local village tearooms and pub, Melmerby really does have a lot to offer! 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 visit to Cumbria and The Lake District. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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BentleyGT
Uk
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“First class... truly memorable”
Reviewed 23 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

My husband and I plus our two goldens have just returned from Kirkbride Hall.
The property is truly first class.
Excellent location, beautiful inside & out.
Beds - super comfortable. Spotless.
All the small yet important elements covered - hose to wash down wellies and dogs, baby gates, great wifi, top class furniture, lots of outdoor seating, vouchers to use Greystoke outdoor pool.
Beautiful walks on their estate.
Christine Rowley runs a first class operation.
We will return!

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Management Response
27 Jun 2017
Hi, thank you so much for your very detailed and extremely complimentary review following your recent stay at Kirkbride Hall! It is so lovely to get such wonderful feedback from our guests as we do try very hard to provide the best accommodation possible! Please feel free to get back in touch the next time you are visiting Cumbria and the Lake District, we would be delighted to welcome you back!
Best wishes, Christine, Charlie & Jilly.
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Alistair...
1 review
“Modern, well equipped and well maintained property.”
Reviewed 6 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Fully deserved of a 5 star rating. We hope to return at some point and would definitely recommended Kirkbride Hall to friends.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 May 2017
Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kirkbride Hall. We would love to welcome you back on another occasion so please feel free to get back in touch the next time your are planning a trip to Cumbria and the Lake District. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly.
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gtmatch
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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.
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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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