An age of gracious entertainment

Tortree Hall Estate is a classic Lakeland country house, with colossal bedrooms, drawing room, library and snooker room. Dine in style in the breakfasting kitchen or thunderous dining room. Explore the huge garden and grounds. Relax by the fire. Glide back in time to an age of gracious entertainment.

Relax and feel as if you were born here

As the children race around baronial Tortree Hall Estate to squabble over the colossal bedrooms, you’ll meander from the drawing room to the huge kitchen and breakfast room, back to the gentlemen’s library where the log fire crackles and up to the snooker room. As you do so you’ll relax and feel as if you were born here.

The estate includes Grade II listed mansion Tortree Hall and four luxurious nearby cottages The Long House, Tortree Cottage, The Croft and Eden Cottage. We recommend our excellent local caterers and helpers to waive the washing-up. Choose your own guests. Get on to your family and friends, get down here to The Lakes and get living.

The luxury is laid on as thick as the ancient walls here. Dine in style in the breakfasting kitchen or thunderous dining room. Fire up the barbie and dine al fresco. Relax by the fire. Marvel at the second floor snooker room. Glide back in time to an age of gracious entertainment.

Put up your teenagers or grandparents in the three bedroom Tortree Cottage, a happy chunk of sandstoned splendor Oak and stone is as plentiful as the antique furniture. Pick your own veg from the walled garden, lark about in the stream or walk straight out to the archery lawn. (There had to be an archery lawn.)

Gardens and Grounds

Step outside Tortree Hall and  you’ll find a slice of paradise. The gardens and grounds are hidden behind an arched gateway on the edge of the village. Inside the sandstone walls, you’ll find forested grounds running to 20 acres

Kids will love wetting their wellies in the shallow tributary of the River Eden, while grown-ups set the steaks sizzling on the Weber BBQs. There’s a spacious old archery lawn for the adventures and games, ancient walled gardens with pathways to meander, and woodland full of flora and fauna as well as tree swings and adventures for the kids.

Pick your own fruit in the orchard, lark about in the stream, forage in the woods, or walk straight out to the old archery lawn. (There had to be an archery lawn.)

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The drawing room with oriental rug and open fire conjures up visions of the families gathering for music recitals after dinner. But you’ll probably just enjoy breaking out a good book in front of its crackling flames.

The regal feel continues with the gentlemen’s library, again with open fire, and the spectacular oak-floored dining room with open fire salvaged from a local castle. The living room’s the place to chill among family and friends after a hard day on the fells, and the large breakfasting kitchen with Aga is perfect for informal meals.

The sandstone terrace, accessed by French doors from the family living room, comes with built-in barbeque for sunny al-fresco dining.

The biggest surprise is upstairs on the second floor. A games room complete with full size snooker table. You can imagine how it got there as you pot the black.

Lovingly restored, yet bulging with many original features, the manor house and its cottages come with oak beams, mullioned windows, flagged stone floors, open fires and welcoming places to relax. In all three properties, glorious antiques sit alongside modern amenities such as underfloor heating and wood chip fired heating – with wood chip sourced from the surrounding woodlands.

Cooking and Dining

The kitchen here at Tortree Hall Estate is so full-on that you’ll probably want a dabble yourself. There’s an oil-fired, four-oven Aga, gas hob and additional oven, plus a microwave. Two American fridge/freezers sit side-by-side and conveniences include a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. But hey, you’re on holiday, so we’ll forgive you if you want to be catered for.

We offer either a drop-off or full-table service. If you want to take things really easy, we can arrange for fine hearty fare, using fresh local ingredients to be prepared and served to you. Choose from a variety of menus from ‘Lynn Hilditch Catering to ‘Ribble Valley Hog Roasts’ or ‘Karen Rhodes Wedding & Events’ to name but a few. Who does the washing-up? Them, of course.

But you might prefer our drop-off service. Just whistle and we’ll get your food ready when you are – wholesome meals with none of the hassle.

You can get groceries delivered from Sainsbury’s or Tesco, or have more exotic chef-prepared specialty local meats and veg brought right to your door. How about Staffield Hall meat pies followed by Rowley’s Raspberries that you picked yourself from our field?

Get everyone together at Tortree Hall around the huge table in the Orangery with the four-oven Aga – or ignore it completely, put your feet up and let someone else take the strain. Just whistle and our caterers will prepare you a meal or drop off something special. They can even wave their wands over the washing-up.

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Bedrooms

Tortree Hall Estate can sleep up to 40 guests in total across 19 bedrooms. Tortree Hall can sleep 18 guests in nine bedrooms, Tortree Cottage can sleep six guests in three bedrooms, The Long House can sleep eight guests in four bedrooms and The Croft and Eden Cottage can each sleep four guests in two bedrooms.

At Tortree Hall the master double comes with huge bed and dressing area. In the en-suite, you’ll find a pleasant choice of built-in shower and cast-iron rolltop bath. Follow a short passageway to the Jacobean Room, with five-foot double bed convertible to singles as you wish. Wash away your cares in the large rainfall shower. If you fancy a little meditation, follow the external sandstone staircase to the herb garden in the cobbled courtyard.

The remaining bedrooms are pretty grand too. The Chinese double bedroom comes with en-suite shower room; the en-suite Regency double has an antique canopied four-poster with choice of shower or bath. Ideal for young families, the Regency gives access to the twin Georgian room, which comes with 3′ twin beds.

You’ll feel like Marie Antoinette in the French Empire double bedroom with 5′ bed. The cake comes care of the invigorating power shower over the bath, also accessible from the landing.

Up on the second floor, the snooker room sits handy for impromptu nocturnal billiards. The Victorian double bedroom with 5′ antique four-poster has acres of room and en-suite facilities. The Edwardian double comes with 4’6″ bed and en-suite shower room. In the Nursery bedroom, you’ve got options: the two 3′ twin zip-and-link beds can convert to a 6′ double on request. However you play it, you’ll enjoy soaking in the en-suite’s rolltop bath or singing in the shower. Yet another shower room with WC sits by the billiards room.

The Tortree Hall Estate can sleep up to 32 guests in total across 16 bedrooms. The Hall itself accommodates 18 guests in nine bedrooms, Tortree Cottage accommodates six guests in three bedrooms, and Kirkbride Hall accommodates eight guests in four bedrooms.

At Tortree Hall, the Master Bedroom comes with huge bed and dressing area. In the en-suite, you’ll find a pleasant choice of built-in shower and cast-iron roll top bath. Follow a short passageway to the Jacobean Room, with a five-foot double bed convertible to singles as you wish. Wash away your cares in the large rainfall shower. If you fancy a little meditation, follow the external sandstone staircase to the herb garden in the cobbled courtyard.

The remaining bedrooms are pretty grand too. The Chinese double bedroom comes with en-suite shower room; the en-suite Regency double has an antique canopied four-poster with choice of shower or bath. Ideal for young families, the Regency gives access to the twin Georgian room, which comes with 3′ twin beds.

You’ll feel like Marie Antoinette in the French Empire double bedroom with 5′ bed. The cake comes care of the invigorating power shower over the bath, also accessible from the landing.

Up on the second floor, the Billiards Room sits handy for impromptu nocturnal billiards. The Victorian double bedroom with 5′ antique four-poster has acres of room and en-suite facilities. The Edwardian double comes with 4’6″ bed and en-suite shower room. In the Nursery bedroom, you’ve got options: the two 3′ twin zip-and-link beds can convert to a 6′ double on request. However you play it, you’ll enjoy soaking in the en-suite’s roll top bath or singing in the shower. Yet another shower room with WC sits by the Billiards Room.

Tortree Cottage’s first floor Master Bedroom has a five foot antique oak bed and an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and a cast iron bath. The Threlkeld Bedroom on the first floor can either be arranged as a 6 foot bed or as two single beds depending on guest preference. It has an en-suite bathroom with a cast iron bath. The Dacre Bedroom on the ground floor may either be arranged as a 5′ king size bed or as two single beds depending on guest preference. It has an en-suite shower room & wc which also opens to the entrance hall to provide a ground floor cloak room facility.

Follow the hand built staircase in Kirkbride Hall to the Master Bedroom with its five-foot antique four-poster, solid-oak floor, chunky furniture and cool, contemporary ambience. The Master Bedroom en-suite comes with a natural-limestone walk-in shower. The Manor Room offers a king size bed that can be arranged as two singles on request and a luxurious en-suite shower.

The Threlkeld Room comes with king-size bed, while the Pattenson Room is another king-size that can also double as two singles, if required. These two bedrooms share the family bathroom, complete with cast-iron bath and separate freestanding shower. Fluffy towels are forever warm, thanks to heated chrome towel rails.

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What people say?

What people say?

"Beautiful, clean facilities within the property, especially the kitchen/dining area where attention to detail was obvious! Spent alot of our vacation here as it felt so comfortable - a typical home from home feeling! Wouldn't think twice about returning here, in fact, we have already booked our next return trip. Looking forward to it!!" - Barbara
"If you are looking for an amazing place for a large group of friends and family, I would highly recommend Tortree Hall Estate. The accommodation is absolutely 5*****. There are so many different rooms to hang out in, the kids can play pool upstairs, while the adults can hang out in the big living room and there are quiet rooms for reading by the fire. The beds are very comfortable and every room is so beautifully furnished." - Mary
"The refurbishment has added a new and spectacular dimension to Tortree Hall Estate and the kitchen and conservatory make a wonderful gathering place.The grounds are wonderfully kept and the setting is almost perfect. Overall a great weekend and cannot wait to go back." - Martin

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Walk the Eden Valley or pop up to The Shepherd’s Inn (take your dog). Picnic by the River Eden or explore the mystical and magical Long Meg stone circles. Potter La Brocante Emporium for antiques or eat out at The Fetherstone Arms, where steaks this good are rare indeed. Or medium rare.

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