Johnby Hall

Penrith, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)17684 83257
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per night

Breakfasts with sausages from home-reared rare breed pigs, a big log fire and relaxed friendly hosts. Acres of garden and woodland paths


1 room


Rooms sleep 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£150 per night

The Experience

You are ensconced in the quieter part of the Lakes and have independence in your own seventeenth-century wing of this Elizabethan manor. Once a fortified Pele tower, it’s a fascinating historic house yet very much a lived-in family home with a wonderful atmosphere. The wing, known as Kelly Cottage, has an airy bedroom with a separate sitting room with books, maps and squashy sofas. Beds have patchwork quilts, windows have stone mullions and all is peaceful. Henry gives you sturdy breakfasts in the great hall: sausages and bacon from the free-range pigs, eggs from the hens and jams from the orchard. Children will have fun – animals to feed, garden toys galore and woods to roam – and dogs are very welcome too.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
Singles £105. Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night.
1 Family room for 4


Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
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

Acres of garden and woodland sniffs; the room also has an enclosed garden that's dog-proof for most breeds!

Please keep dogs who aren't trustworthy with chickens under control in the garden; sheep fields nearby too.

Cold platters, £15 per person. Pub 1 mile.


Johnny Hall is a fantastic B&B for families. It was lovely to have so much space- our "room" had a separate lounge, so no having to creep around once our son was in bed. Lots of grounds to explore, animals to meet and toys to play with. The Howard family were very hospitable and we enjoyed talking about music interests with them all.

Susie, Wrightington

Historic, lovely surroundings, comfortable bed.

Rachael, Powys

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the comfort of Kelly Suite at Johnby Hall. Henry and Anna are very welcoming, including to Baileydog. The location makes it a sumptuous stop off if en route north or south and is a great base from which to explore the northern Lakes.

Heather, Leicestershire

We loved it here. Henry and Anna are delightful and welcoming hosts and the house is amazing! The rooms truly unique and Elzabethan with history oozing from everywhere you look - and all in a quieter area of the Lakes. Our dogs loved it too - and were made to feel very welcome! Simply perfect! We will be back....!

Clare, Elgol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Henry & Anna Howard

  • Would you like to stay somewhere where the breakfast bacon and sausages come from free range rare breed pigs in the paddock, and the eggs from the chickens roaming the garden, with jams and marmalades made from our own produce? Look no further!
  • Would you like to stay somewhere where young children and dogs aren't just allowed but are welcomed? Our own young children Nicholas and Lucy love making friends with visitors, both two and four-footed!
  • Would you like to stay somewhere with a garden whose history goes back centuries, with a walled orchard, an utterly tranquil location and views over to the Pennines and Lakeland fells? Our garden is a haven for birdlife and red squirrels too!
  • If you can tear yourself away, the local village, Greystoke, has a great pub; the Lake District and Eden Valley are just down the road, and there are easy day trips to the Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall, the North Pennines AONB and into Scotland.
  • We're handy for the increasingly popular local events such as the world-famous Dalemain Marmalade Festival; PotFest in the Pens and the Park; Hutton-in-the-Forest Horse Trials, and the Lakes Chilli Fest - all within 5 or 6 miles.
  • We're only 10-15 minutes from the M6 (junction 40 or 41) so if you're heading to the Highlands or taking the high road to England we're a perfect stopping-off point! We're just off the coast-to-coast cycle path too.


Henry & Anna Howard

Henry's family have lived at Johnby Hall and nearby Greystoke Castle for centuries, and he will happily give you the full history if you wish it! He and Anna are both passionate about history and about continuing to keep Johnby as a living family home. They and their young family are dedicated to making both B&B and self-catering guests feel at home here too. They are entirely warm and welcoming.