This impressive Victorian country manor manages to wow guests before they've even gone through the front door. Set within twenty acres of private grounds in the Eden Valley, there's plenty of woodland and meadows to be wandered through, as well as formal gardens and a twelve-person hot tub a little closer to the home. It perhaps won't surprise you to learn that many happy couples have chosen this location for their wedding day. Inside, you'll find stately rooms with high ceilings, exposed beams and a four-poster bed, but there are also all the modern amenities you could want — we're particularly fond of the plethora of freestanding bathtubs that are just the ticket for a long soak. If you want to let loose at any point, why not raid the chest full of fancy dress items and dance on the top of the long oak table in the formal dining room? The address sits between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so there are plenty of opportunities for rambling and cycling, while the quaint market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is only ten minutes away in the car, too.
Home truths: *There's a self-contained annexe on the premises too, which has a kitchen with an antique cast iron bread oven, bathroom, living room with sofa bed for two and super-king-size bed — this will cost an additional nightly fee if you want to use it
*A travel cot, high chair, fireplace guards and children's books and toys are available if required
*There's plenty of room for parking on the premises
*Dogs are only allowed with prior approval and are only allowed in the back hallway and enclosed courtyard
*The host requests that no shoes be worn inside the house
*A private chef is available upon request
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