An age of gracious entertainment

Tortree Hall is a classic Lakeland country house, with colossal bedrooms, drawing room, library and snooker room. Dine in style in the breakfasting kitchen or thunderous dining room. Explore the huge garden and grounds. Relax by the fire. Glide back in time to an age of gracious entertainment.

Relax and feel as if you were born here

As the children race around baronial Tortree Hall to squabble over the colossal bedrooms, you’ll meander from the drawing room to the huge kitchen and breakfast room, back to the gentlemen’s library where the log fire crackles and up to the snooker room. As you do so you’ll relax and feel as if you were born here.

Officially, there’s no butler at Tortree Hall. But we can lay one on. Just like we can provide a handy chef and full housekeeping. That makes Tortree hotel-like. Except you choose your own guests. Get on to your family and friends, get down here to The Lakes and get living.

The luxury is laid on as thick as the ancient walls here. Dine in style in the breakfasting kitchen or thunderous dining room. Fire up the barbie and dine al fresco. Relax by the fire. Marvel at the second floor snooker room. Glide back in time to an age of gracious entertainment.

Gardens and Grounds

Step outside Tortree Hall and  you’ll find a slice of paradise. The gardens and grounds are hidden behind an arched gateway on the edge of the village. Inside the sandstone walls, you’ll find forested grounds running to 20 acres

Kids will love wetting their wellies in the shallow tributary of the River Eden, while grown-ups set the steaks sizzling on the Weber BBQs. There’s a spacious old archery lawn for the adventures and games, ancient walled gardens with pathways to meander, and woodland full of flora and fauna as well as tree swings and adventures for the kids.

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The drawing room with oriental rug and open fire conjures up visions of the families gathering for music recitals after dinner. But you’ll probably just enjoy breaking out a good book in front of its crackling flames.

The regal feel continues with the gentlemen’s library, again with open fire, and the spectacular oak-floored dining room with open fire salvaged from a local castle. The living room’s the place to chill among family and friends after a hard day on the fells, and the large breakfasting kitchen with Aga is perfect for informal meals.

The sandstone terrace, accessed by French doors from the family living room, comes with built-in barbeque for sunny al-fresco dining.

The biggest surprise is upstairs on the second floor. A games room complete with full size snooker table. You can imagine how it got there as you pot the black.

 

Cooking and DIning

The kitchen here is so full-on that you’ll probably want a dabble yourself. There’s an oil-fired, four-oven Aga, gas hob and additional oven, plus a microwave. Two American fridge/freezers sit side-by-side and conveniences include a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. But hey, you’re on holiday, so we’ll forgive you if you want to be catered for.

We offer either a drop-off or in house catering services. If you want to take things really easy, we can arrange for fine hearty fare, using fresh local ingredients to be prepared and served to you. Choose from a variety of menus from ‘Lynn Hilditch Catering’ to ‘Ribble Valley Hog Roasts’ or ‘Karen Rhodes Wedding & Events’ to name but a few. Who does the washing-up? Us, of course.

But you might prefer our drop-off service. Just whistle and we’ll get your food ready when you are – wholesome meals with none of the hassle.

You can get groceries delivered from Sainsbury’s or Tesco, or have more exotic chef-prepared specialty local meats and veg brought right to your door. How about Staffield Hall meat pies followed by Rowley’s Raspberries that you picked yourself from our field?

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Bedrooms

There are nine bedrooms sleeping 18 of your nearest and dearest, and a further three bedrooms sleeping six in the nearby Tortree Cottage.The master double comes with huge bed and dressing area. In the en-suite, you’ll find a pleasant choice of built-in shower and cast-iron rolltop bath. Follow a short passageway to the Jacobean Room, with five-foot double bed convertible to singles as you wish. Wash away your cares in the large rainfall shower. If you fancy a little meditation, follow the external sandstone staircase to the herb garden in the cobbled courtyard.

The remaining bedrooms are pretty grand too. The Chinese double bedroom comes with en-suite shower room; the en-suite Regency double has an antique canopied four-poster with choice of shower or bath. Ideal for young families, the Regency gives access to the twin Georgian room, which comes with 3′ twin beds.

You’ll feel like Marie Antoinette in the French Empire double bedroom with 5′ bed. The cake comes care of the invigorating power shower over the bath, also accessible from the landing.

Up on the second floor, the snooker room sits handy for impromptu nocturnal billiards. The Victorian double bedroom with 5′ antique four-poster has acres of room and en-suite facilities. The Edwardian double comes with 4’6″ bed and en-suite shower room. In the Nursery bedroom, you’ve got options: the two 3′ twin zip-and-link beds can convert to a 6′ double on request. However you play it, you’ll enjoy soaking in the en-suite’s rolltop bath or singing in the shower. Yet another shower room with WC sits by the billiards room.

 

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What people say

What people say

"Beautiful, clean facilities within the property, especially the kitchen/dining area where attention to detail was obvious! Spent alot of our vacation here as it felt so comfortable - a typical home from home feeling! Wouldn't think twice about returning here, in fact, we have already booked our next return trip. Looking forward to it!!" - Barbara
"If you are looking for an amazing place for a large group of friends and family, I would highly recommend Tortree Hall. The accommodation is absolutely 5*****. There are so many different rooms to hang out in, the kids can play pool upstairs, while the adults can hang out in the big living room and there are quiet rooms for reading by the fire. The beds are very comfortable and every room is so beautifully furnished." - Mary
"The refurbishment has added a new and spectacular dimension to Tortree Hall and the kitchen and conservatory make a wonderful gathering place.The grounds are wonderfully kept and the setting is almost perfect. Overall a great weekend and cannot wait to go back." - Martin

Mystical and magical

Walk the Eden Valley or pop up to The Shepherd’s Inn (take your dog). Picnic by the River Eden or explore the mystical and magical Long Meg stone circles. Potter La Brocante Emporium for antiques or eat out at The Fetherstone Arms, where steaks this good are rare indeed. Or medium rare.

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