Good living in a natural paradise

Refresh your soul in this luxurious hall and cottages high on the Lakeland fells. Immerse yourself in good living in a natural paradise. Walk the hills, breathe the pure air, light the open fires. Reconnect with your family through hearty feasts, long days and late nights.

Refresh your soul

Get everyone together at Birkmere Barn, Johnby Cottage and Fell Cottage on the glorious Birkmere Hall estate in the shadow of the Lakeland fells. Walk the hills, breathe the pure air, light the open fires, open your heart and mind to good living in a natural paradise.

Recently converted Birkmere Barn comes with oak floors and beams, four en-suite bedrooms, double-height kitchen with Aga for hearty family feasts, and large-screen TV for cosy movie nights should the Lakeland mists descend. When the sun rises over the Eden Valley, raise a glass to the glorious fells from the sandstone terraces.

Johnby Cottage is a restored 18th-century coach house. You’ll be converted too, by the double-height oak-floored reception room, underfloor heating and floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Feed the fireplace with logs and fill the warm air with the pop of a cork and the excited chatter of family games.

Restored Fell Cottage will renovate your soul. Follow the sandstone steps to the front terrace and into the oak-floored entrance hall. Then gasp. The kitchen is cathedral-high; the cosy spaces designed for families to reconnect; the terrace made for dining and drinking; suites open onto the gardens. Reconnect with what matters in life. From the expansive gardens, Mell Fell rises invitingly.

Garden and grounds

Relax in the gardens at Birkmere Barn and Cottages within the grounds of Birkmere Hall and gaze towards Little Mell Fell on the big horizon beyond. Planted in native species, the estate is at one with the rising and falling expanses of green that surround it.

After a day on the fells, there’s nowhere quieter. Just the cry of the curlew, the beating wings of a bat or a lonely owl break the rural hush at dusk.

When the sun comes out to play, the sandstone terraces face South to catch every last ray. Cook up a storm on the barbie and break out the beers – this is a special place with abundant seating and a tributary of the River Petteril, with its brown-trout fishing and welly-friendly trickle.

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Living spaces

Sensitively renovated, yet bursting with modern conveniences,