Askham Hall

Askham, Cumbria
+44 (0)1931 712350
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£180 - £450
per night

An old manor house on the beautiful Lowther estate with a Michelin star in the kitchen, cool bedrooms and excellent walking all around


20 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£180 - £450 per night

The Experience

Askham is a dream, one of the loveliest houses in the Lakes. It’s a Grade I-listed manor house with a 12th-century peel tower, but grand as it is, Charlie grew up here and it retrains the feel of home, making it a delightfully informal base. Expect contemporary art and open fires, a beautiful drawing room with an honesty bar,  an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna with gardens that are open to the public. The hall sits in 40 acres of prime Cumbrian grazing land with paths that follow a river into glorious parkland. It’s all part of the Lowther estate, where Charlie rears his own meat for Richard Swale’s Michelin star kitchen. The food (awarded 4 AA Rosettes) is out of this world, ambrosial stuff that makes you want to move in permanently. You might find Askham pork cheek and barbecued hock, rough fell lamb with wild garlic risotto, Yorkshire rhubarb tart with brown butter ice cream; a kitchen garden and two polytunnels provide much for the table. Chic bedrooms have a cool country-house style. Wander to their pub, the Queen’s Head, just a short walk away.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £180
Extra bed/sofabed £35 p.p.p.n.
16 Twin/doubles
From £180
4 Suites for 2
From £290


Booking information

Check in
Check out
Sundays, Mondays. January, early February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Doggy welcome basket with a treat, a map of local walks and a doggy bag.

Dogs £15 to £25 per stay depending on number of dogs. Max 3.

Dogs welcome in reception areas, all bedrooms & private dining room if available (not main restaurant). Fields, woods & river walks. Whale riverside loop and pool for dips; short walk to Askham Fell.

Dinner, 6-course tasting menu, £110.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from The Lowther Family

  • Askham Hall is situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, in the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District: an idyllic spot to visit.
  • The owners have recently acquired the nearby 17th century Queen’s Head pub, as part of an innovative vision to create a health and wellbeing hub in the village. Offering six modern, spacious bedrooms and serving healthy, hearty meals.
  • Askham Hall was the home of the Lowther family for over 200 years, after they moved from nearby Lowther castle in the 1930s. It is built up around a 12th-century Pele Tower, a defensive structure that defined the early architecture of the borderlands.
  • Guests have access to a nearby 'Health Barn' offering a range or relaxation and therapeutic treatments, including a state of the art flotation tank, the only one of its kind in Cumbria.
  • The Lowther family has five miles of private salmon and trout fishing along the idyllic River Eden. The family also has a beautiful stretch on the River Lowther, famous for its dry fly upstream brown trout, which guests are able to use with a permit.
  • There are two beautiful churches nearby. St. Michaels's church, Lowther with its strong family connections is visible from the gardens at Askham Hall.


The Lowther Family

The Lowther family own and run a trio of places to eat, drink and sleep in the Eden Valley, on the edge of the Lake District, called the Askham Collection. Charles, a committed custodian of the land, rears slow-grow breeds of beef, pork and lamb on the Lowther Estate that find their way onto the menu in each place. You're looked after by friendly, professional staff wherever you go.