Henry and Anna Howard and their young family are delighted to welcome you to Johnby Hall, a beautifully located family home just on the edge of the Lake District National Park.
Originally a 14th century pele tower, fortified against Scots raiders, the main building is an Elizabethan manor house, which has belonged to the Howard family since 1783. There are two delightful and supremely comfortable B&B suites, and guests eat breakfast in the stunning surroundings of the 16th century Great Hall.
The Studio is a self-contained open-plan suite in a pretty cottage in the garden, 20 yards from the main house. With beds sporting state-of-the-art memory-foam mattresses and highest-quality goose-down duvets, its own bathroom, TV, video, fridge, and even a grand piano, which guests are welcome to play, the Studio offers flexible accommodation suitable for double, twin, single travellers, and families with up to two children. Children under 5 go FREE.
The Kelly Suite is in the delightful 17th century wing of the main house and comprises a twin or double bedroom with a cosy sitting room and en-suite facilities.
Guests are welcome to explore several acres of informal gardens and woodland walks which surround the hall. There is a fantastic display of snowdrops (Feb-Mar) and native wild daffodils (Mar-Apr); a small flock of geese and bantams graze in the paddocks. The house lies at the heart of a traditional sheepfarming and dairy estate, and the garden is a haven of tranquillity amidst farmland and woods, with an abundance of wildlife to be seen, often including red squirrels, deer, hares, bats, buzzards, ravens, curlews, swallows, martens, woodpeckers and numerous garden birds.
- One Family Suite, also suitable for double, twin or single accommodation, with bath and shower
- One Suite suitable for double, twin or single accommodation
- Cot for babies (under crawling age) and toddler bed and all child equipment
- Each suite has its own private sitting room
- TV, Video, CD Player, Radio
- Off-road parking
- Secure cycle storage (Johnby is 1 mile from the C2C cycle path)
- Grand Piano
- Use of the garden and woodland walks and the Summerhouse
- Breakfast in the historic Great Hall
- Dog friendly
- We have our own free-range pigs which visiting children can help feed
- Childrens books and toys in the Studio
B&B is £125 per per room (double or twin) per night (single £87.50); additional children over 5 £15 per child / under 5's go FREE. See our website for seasonal discounts and special offers.
Johnby Hall is located far from the madding crowds, in the tranquil depths of the Cumbrian countryside, at the heart of a traditional upland farming estate. The whole Lake District lies within an easy day out by car, but we are well located for exploring the Northern Fells, Keswick and Ullswater, as well as the Scottish Borders and Eden Valley.
Johnby Hall is located in a quiet location on the edge of Johnby village. From J40 of M6 follow the A66 for Keswick for approx 5 miles.
Take the second right hand junction signposted for Greystoke. Go straight through Greystoke village and follow signs for Johnby.
After approx. 1 mile, look out for signs for Johnby Hall on the left just before entering the village itself and drive down the drive.
Please remember to mention the Caldbeck area website when you contact Johnby Hall.