Brownber Hall

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 623208
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£357 - £600
per night
£1740 - £5060
per week

Victorian country house for 8–15 with gardens overlooking the Howgill Fells for happy reunions with family and friends


10 beds


8 bedrooms


Sleeps 15

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£357 - £600 per night

£1740 - £5060 per week

The Experience

There’s a wonderfully relaxed, sociable feel here with plenty of space for everyone to spread out and a beautiful new kitchen – although if you prefer to be catered for this is entirely possible and the owners can give you the contact details of some good local chefs

You’ll find a welcome hamper of freshly-baked sourdough, a jar of award-winning marmalade plus homemade cakes and biscuits. On sunny days, spill out into the gardens with mature trees and smooth lawns, join the Coast-to-Coast path for serious walking and biking or hop on the wonderfully scenic Carlisle to Settle railway.

This is a much quieter part of the county yet you can get to everything easily. Smardale nature reserve is on your doorstep and Kirkby Stephen is about seven miles away for stocking up. Return to deep comfort, dark skies, a barbecue and a fire pit.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a sundowner on the terrace overlooking the majestic fells
  • Playing a board game in front of the wood-burner in one of the sitting rooms
  • Exploring such quiet, remote countryside
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You should know

  • Phone signal can be tricky
  • You can't walk to shops


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 £357
Weekly price
from £1740
Reduced rates for groups of 6: 7 nights from £1300. Bikes £20 per bike. 5% discount when booking Brownber Hall & House together.
1 House for 15
From £35710 beds8 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, Monday and Friday
Check out
10.30am, Monday and Friday
Other details
Minimum stay: 4 nights midweek & Christmas; 3 nights at weekends & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Water bowls and towels for cleaning off muddy dogs.

Max. 2 dogs.

Lots of glorious dog walks straight from the front door.

Dinner available by arrangement. Pub/restaurants 2 miles.


Wonderful family memories made at this big old house in stunning countryside. The children adored the layout (perfect for hide and seek) and the kitchen was fun to cook in with everybody pitching in. The terrace is glorious, with sheep and cows to stare at during the day and a firepit glowing at night.

Nicola, London

Had a most enjoyable stay. We were very well looked after in this lovely old house. Homemade pizzas and breakfasts were excellent.

Ian, Edinburgh

The owner Peter is the nicest and most helpful host that you could ever wish for ( and we're not even related!) By chance, he is a sourdough expert and kindly gave me advice that has improved my bread beyond recognition, worth the stay just for that.


Peter and Amanda are brilliant hosts. We felt very relaxed and it was wonderful to return from a tramp in the hills, to be able to sit beside a roaring fire with a pot of tea and a slice of delicious home made cake.

Anne, Leeds

We stayed at Brownber Hall - after visiting the once before we took my parents for a weekend treat. We had a fabulous time. Brownber Hall is comfortable and so friendly - like visiting friends with a great house and with the bonus that they make great pizzas. The rooms are warm and cosy, great walks on the doorstep and interesting places to visit nearby. We’ll definitely be going back and taking other people we love.


A wonderfully chilled hotel. Gorgeous views, great walks on the doorstep, fabulous food, fantastic hosts, comfortable rooms, warm and friendly sitting areas. A great ‘get away from it all’. We’ll definitely be back.

Ann, Manchester

Needing a halfway stop on my way to Scotland, in the countryside but not too far from the major routes, I booked for dinner in addition to the B&B. Following a warm welcome and an introduction to a very comfortable room, I enjoyed one of the best pizzas I've had in a long time for, although their menu is quite small, what they offer is very well prepared. There was a nice selection of local bottled beer available too. Following a very comfortable night and an excellent breakfast, I left well satisfied. Only a lack of availability on my chosen travel dates has prevented me visiting again.


We returned to Brownber Hall to find that Amanda and Peter have been very busy making improvements to the accommodation over the winter months. Th Hotel now boasts a younger, fresher and luxurious feel, replacing the old fashioned rather stuffy feel they inherited when they bought the Hall in 2016 . There is an honesty bar and obvious potential to develop the food and beverage side of the business. Breakfast is outstanding and the best we have discovered. Highlights are their own granola, fruit compote, superb cooked food all beautifully served and presented.


Fabulous place. Great accommodation, breakfasts to die for and the nicest hosts you could wish to meet. So relaxing and wonderful views and walks. All this plus resident red squirrels - what more could anyone want? A truly outstanding experience - I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Jan, Burton upon Trent

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The neighbourhood

The best way to discover this quiet part of the Yorkshire Dales is on foot or by bike. Roads are not busy and there are some challenging routes over hills and down dales with magnificent scenery and wildlife. If you want to see the Lakes or take a boat trip, Windermere is nearest and you can go via Kendal for some famous mint cake.

Local points of interest from Peter & Amanda Jaques-Walker

  • We are within the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, and well placed for day trips into the Lake District. We are just ten minutes from Junction 38 (Tebay) on the M6, making us the ideal stop off to break up long journeys.
  • We are a 2 mile walk from the village of Ravenstonedale, which boasts two cosy pubs, both serving excellent food.We overlook the Howgill Fells - the perfect place to go walking in splendid isolation, with only the wild fell ponies for company.
  • Two classic long distance footpaths – the Coast to Coast and the Dales High Way - run right past Brownber Hall. If you don’t fancy dragging all your spare clothes around, there are a number of bag carrying companies who can do the hard work for you!
  • Our favourite walk right from the front door (about a 2 hour round trip) is through the Smardale Gill Nature Reserve to the Smardale Gill Viaduct. This is a real hidden treasure, tucked away in a secluded valley holding sights of historical interest.
  • Road cyclists can explore the network of quiet lanes surrounding the house, which lead to some fantastic routes and some more challenging climbs, such as Tan Hill or the Lakes & Dales Loop. We can provide safe storage for bikes in the basement.
  • We are one of the darkest sky areas in England, which provides great opportunities for star gazing – particularly up on the fell behind the Hall. Rusty the red squirrel is a regular unofficial guest at Brownber Hall. He usually likes to put on a good show


Peter & Amanda Jaques-Walker

Peter and Amanda moved to Cumbria from London in 2016 and are young, friendly, knowledgeable and brilliant at hosting. They live in an apartment at Brownber, so always on hand if you need them at the House or Hall and only a few miles down the road if you're staying at Bullghyll, which is owned and designed by Amanda's sister, Georgina.