Key Facts

General Information

PLEASE NOTE: availability and prices shown in Availability are for Birkmere Hall and Johnby or Fell Cottage only, sleeping 30 guests. Please enquire for an accurate quote for your party and availability.

Halls & Cottages

The Birkmere Hall Estate is made up of the following halls and cottages

  • Birkmere Hall
  • Birkmere Barn
  • Johnby Cottage
  • Fell Cottage

Birkmere Hall

  • Sleeps 24 guests
  • 12 bedrooms | 11 bathrooms
  • One family bathroom

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Adam de Blencowe 2 Double / Twin* En-suite
Garden Room 2 Double En-suite
West Range Master 2 Double En-suite
Greystoke Room 2 Twin En-suite
Cumberland Room 2 Double En-suite
Cromwell's Folly 2 Double Private bathroom
Petrill Room 2 Double
Norfolk Room 2 Double / Twin*
Henry de Blencowe 2 Double En-suite
North Tower Master 2 Double En-suite
Lady Jane Grey Room 2 Twin En-suite
South Tower Master 2 Double En-suite

Birkmere Barn

  • Sleeps up to 8
  • 4 bedrooms
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
The Lincklaen Room 2 Double / Twin* En-suite
Madison Room 2 Double En-suite
The Chittenango Room 2 Twin En-suite
The Lorenzo Room 2 Double En-suite

Johnby Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms, all en-suites
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
The Derwent Room 2 Double / Twin* En-suite
The Ullswater Room 2 Double En-suite
The Haweswater Room 2 Double / Twin* En-suite

Fell Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, 1 private bathroom
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
The Helvellyn Room 2 Double / Twin* En-suite
The Skiddaw Room 2 Double Private bathroom
The Blencathra Room 2 Double En-suite
* Zip-and-link bed

Cooking and Dining

  • In Birkmere Hall, Dining Tables comfortably seat 24 guests
  • Breakfast Table in the Kitchen seats 24 guests on two tables
  • Four oven Aga, electric hob and separate oven and microwave
  • In Birkmere Barn, Four oven Aga, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washer and dryer.
  • In Johnby Cottage, Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
  • In Fell Cottage, Stainless steel Brittania range incorporating two electric ovens and a gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
  • Weber BBQ
  • Eat out at the Boot and Shoe pub

Children Welcome

  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Where We Are

  • The Postcode is CA11 0DF
  • The nearest large village is Greystoke, just over a mile away
  • Ullswater is 7 miles away
  • The nearest train station is Penrith, a 13 minute drive
  • The nearest airport is Carlisle, a 37 minute drive
  • Taxis available
  • Plenty of parking available

Things to Do

Things to Do Inside

  • Games room with snooker table
  • TVs in Solar and Snug rooms
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi

Things to Do Outside

  • Extensive gardens and great walks nearby
  • Terrace Garden
  • Courtyard Garden


  • Sail, canoe and kayak at Glenridding Sailing Centre, Ullswater
  • Country pursuits available including clay pigeon shooting nearby
  • Quad biking at Rookin House
  • Horse riding at Park Foot
  • Cycle hire for the Coast 2 Coast route, cycles can be dropped at the estate
  • Pampering and beauty treatments at the house

Top Things to Do for Children

  • Picnic at Ullswater Lake
  • Crafty Monkeys pottery and crafts studio
  • Pony trekking
  • Woodland trail cycling
  • Eden climbing centre

About your Booking

Payment Process

  • We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is due three months before the date booked

Cautionary Deposit

  • £1,000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions

  • Up to two well-behaved dogs allowed (£25 per dog)
  • Not suitable for stag parties
  • Hen parties welcome

Arrival and Departure

  • Week or Weekend bookings begin on Friday or Saturday
  • Check in is 4pm
  • Check out is 10am

What’s Included

  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Essentials
  • Utilities

Birkmere Estate

Birkmere Hall Ground Floor

Birkmere Hall First Floor

Birkmere Hall Second Floor