Brownber House

Cumbria
Self-catering
+44 (0)1539 623208


Spread out in much style with friends or family in a beautifully renovated Victorian farmhouse at the foot of the Howgill fells

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Huge thought and care has gone into making every detail of your stay a delight: the renovation work was handled by Georgina Rose of Soho House fame and the generosity of spirit is down to the owners who live nearby in the Hall. The kitchen is a really convivial space and you’ll find a hamper of homemade cakes and biscuits, a freshly baked sourdough loaf, a jar of award-winning marmalade and a bottle of Prosecco waiting for you. If you want the fridge stocked with local produce, that can be arranged – as can a range of catering options if you need a break.

A large sitting room with grand views overlooking the horses in the field and the fells beyond is a great space for a quiet read or to watch a film in front of the log-burner if it isn’t fine outdoors. Otherwise you’ll be in the garden with the firepit, barbecue and a lawn big enough to play games on.

Walk and cycle for miles, return to a home-cooked meal and restful sleep in beautiful bedrooms listening to owls hoot.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the countryside around by bike or on foot
  • Returning to a home-cooked meal without having to cook it
  • Sitting watching the star-filled skies on clear nights by the firepit
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You should know

  • The phone signal isn't always good
  • You do need to get in the car for stocking up

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-9pm Monday-Friday
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pub/restaurants 2 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £229
Weekly price
from £1600
Surcharges
Reduced rates for groups of 6: 7 nights from £1235. 5% discount when booking Brownber Hall & House together.
1 House for 8
From £2296 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

A very sunny, happy sort of house to spend time with friends or family and you can be as lazy as you like if you don't wish to cook. Explore gloriously quiet countryside by foot or bike, return to dark skies, peace and quiet and a barbecue round the firepit in summer, or by a roaring fire in the lovely living space in winter.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Such a quiet part of Cumbria with fabulous walking (join the coast-to-coast path), great cycling (the lanes are quiet) and lots of opportunities for wild swimming. Kirkby Stephen is 7 miles for good independent shops and interesting old buildings with cobbled yards. The Black Swan is a decent pub in Ravonstonedale - just over a mile away. You're a short drive from the Lakes and the Dales.

Local points of interest from Peter Jaques & Amanda 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

Introducing

Peter Jaques & Amanda Walker

Owners Peter and Amanda live in a separate apartment, tucked away but there if you want them. They will use the commericial kitchen if you want catering for, so no contact or shared space is necessary. A member of the team will meet and greet but will maintain a safe distance at all times.