|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Holly Lodge is situated in a peaceful, rural location on the fringe of the Lake District National Park Holly Lodge) is a detached, spacious 18th-century country house character, comfort, charm and original features.. It is truly impressive and has been assessed as 4 Star Gold by VisitEngland. It has been furnished to a very good standard with a profusion of original features, which have been retained and restored. Traditional and contemporary art adds an interesting slant. It is set in substantial wooded gardens, with formal lawns, orchard and patio areas, enclosed and surrounded by countryside. Holly Lodge is ideal for parties of families or friends up to 10 in number or can be booked with the adjacent Coach House to accommodate a larger group of up to 14
Holly Lodge and Coach House: A truly impressive country house and Cottage set in substantial wooded gardens, with formal lawns, orchard, patio areas, the whole of which is enclosed and surrounded by open countryside and just minutes from the Lake District National Park.
Built during the reign of George III, Holly Lodge, is an imposing, elegant, family sized home of character, yet offers welcoming, comfortable accommodation which is furnished to a high standard that complements its profusion of original features, that have been retained and renovated. Having beautifully proportioned rooms, including, drawing room, sitting room, dining room that is open to the bespoke well-equipped kitchen that includes all white goods and many extras. All five bedrooms are of a king size, two of which have large en-suite facilities and the first floor also offers a family bathroom.
The Hamlet of Arkleby is a rural village, situated between the A595 and A596, convenient for the market town of Cockermouth and for the Solway Coastline.
The Coach House is adjacent to the main house but separate and private. It has been carefully renovated in to a lovely cottage. Built in 1861 by Isaac Ernest Hodgson; his initials IEH indelibly marked in the walls. The garden areas are separate but can be enjoyed together. The arrangements are flexible to suit guest needs - they can be rented separately or together. The open plan living room/kitchen is on the first floor to take advantage of the views across the Solway Firth and its sunsets. The properties are set in substantial wooded gardens, with formal lawns, orchard and patio areas, enclosed and surrounded by countryside.
Coach House: Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living room/kitchen with beams. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams.
Woodburner in living room. Gas central heating included. 40" Freeview TV. Induction hob. Electric oven. Dishwasher. Washing machine in bathroom. Freezer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. NB: Unfenced pond, 150 yards.
Both properties: each property has included: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Shared grounds. Cycle store. No smoking.
Holly Lodge has been our family home for over 30 years. Our family are grown and are now quite widespread, in Europe and South Africa, and we now divide our time between two continents. The house was once used as a home based gallery for Southern African art, which is the main decorative feature. We love art and our collection of traditional and contemporary art is evident throughout. We do intend to return one day. We have raised four children, several dogs and cats and a few gerbils here over the years! Meanwhile, until that is possible, we would like others to enjoy our home as much as we do.
Di Dawes purchased this chateau / country house in 1980
Holly Lodge is a perfect location for peace and tranquility but is also close enough to all amenities and attractions so that one doesnt feel isolated. The house is large enough for privacy but still retains a homely feel - it is a happy home in a friendly village.
Coach House is ideal for couples or smaller parties of up to 4 people. It is also peaceful with direct views across the Solway Firth - a fabulous setting for sundowners!
Staying at Holly Lodge and Coach House presents you with a most convenient location, away from the crowds but close to the action! To the west you have the most fantastic Solway Sunsets and to the East you have the fells - Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake are only a few minutes drive away. The house accommodates 10 with ease and the cottage a further 4. If booked separately you are entirely private - the two together provide you with more garden space and sleeping for 14.
We had a fantastic time thank you and very much enjoyed the house, and a special thanks for organising the extra (Christmas) bits for us..... The kitchen was great and really well equipped and the house felt really warm and comfortable..(JM London)
we all thought it was a beautiful property (RC Leeds)
had a fab time with six kids having a ball playing in the garden. Went swimming (at neighbour's pool for hire) and went to the coast and all just happy playing in the garden. Weather good - will definitely be back - lovely house (LB overseas)
50% Deposit required on confirmation of booking. 100% required 6 weeks before rental start date.
Friday or Saturday changeover. But out of season can be flexible. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. We will do our best to be flexible wherever possible. We also offer shorter stays of no less than 3 nights. Please contact for information.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks and prices available on request - please contact with your requirements and we will try our best to accommodate you.
A warm and welcoming house for our family get together. Spacious yet cosy, and well located for days out exploring.
The accommodation was brillisnt especially the kitchen! Really recommend holly lodge for large groups - we were a group of ten! Lovely trsnquil setting and restful experience enjoyed by all - including our visiting australian relatived.
For our yearly family gathering we have found the perfect house. Exquitely decorated to a high standard the photographs just don't show how big the rooms are in this beautiful house. Very clean with crisp linen, fluffly towels, comfy pillows and a kitchen which has everything you can think of - catering for 10 each meal was no problem with a sturdy spacious dining table to seat everyone and high chairs.
Enough space to have music and puzzles in one room, quiet reading in another and games in another - when you are hoping for rain and a house day you know you have found the perfect place! The garden was used endlessly by the children too.
We had amazing trips out and there is SO much to do here we could come back a number of times and still find new things. The animal park was a great hit as was Maryport (inc the clinbing wall), but just a drive away were all those Wainwrights to climb and fantastic beaches - just perfect being near but not in the business of the National Park.
If you stay here - there is no way you will be disapointed.
The house was amazing in every way. It was equipped with everything you needed for your stay. I would defiantly would stay again. Thank you you have a beautiful home and our stay couldn't of been any better. I would recommend to all my family and friends of your property
We had a lovely weekend at Holly lodge - an ideal spot for a relaxed time away from everything, with the Lakes and the coast only a short drive away. The house itself is impressive both inside and out - with all facilities provided to ensure a comfortable stay. Pleanty space to stretch out in - Highly recommended for fairly large groups
A beautiful house in a fantastic setting made even better by a lovely caring owner and a helpful caretaker.