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Morland Hall
Morland Hall
Penrith, Cumbria
Accommodating 43 guests.

Morland Hall

Morland Hall has been specifically designed with large groups of guests in mind, whether it be for a family celebration, wedding, reunion of friends or for a business conference. The site can accommodate up to 43 guests in the main house, in 2 attached wings and a detached coach house.

The Hall 18 guests (8 doubles, 1 twin)
Shorrock House (wing) 10 guests (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single plus 3 children)
Torbock House (wing) 7 guests (3 doubles, 1 single)
The Coach House 8 guests (2 doubles, 2 twins)

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The Hall is set in 15 acres of wood and parkland in the glorious Eden Valley 7 miles south of Penrith. The estate lies off a very quiet lane, a mile outside the attractive village of Morland where there is a pub.

The History

Morland Hall was built in 1861 as a private residence for Francis Atkinson, one of the leading Westmorland figures at the time. Unusually, it was constructed in bricks brought by train and cart from Claughton brick works near Kirkby Lonsdale, rather then the more traditional local stone. It remained in the Atkinson family until 1923 when the estate was purchased by George Morland Beck.

During the Second World War, the Hall saw service under Commandant Miss Dorothy Hartley, as a Red Cross hospital for wounded and shell-shocked troops – notably including the late Sir Harry Secombe.

The very cold winter of 1946-47 saw severe damage as burst pipes flooded the now deserted Hall. In 1948 the roof of the Hall was removed and used to construct cottages at nearby Crossrigg Farm. For the next half-century the Hall fell further into decay and ruin, until in 1999 the estate was purchased by the current owners. After extensive repairs and refurbishment, Morland Hall, Shorrock House, Torbock House and the Coach House have risen to become the family home and lovingly restored houses visible today.

The Accommodation

Morland Hall - Sleeps 18:

  1. Entrance and inner halls
  2. Dining room (can seat 30 guests using sitting room)
  3. 2 sitting rooms
  4. Kitchen with Aga, dishwasher and double fridge-freezer
  5. Utility room with washer and dryer
  6. 8 double bedrooms, 3 of which have en suites, 1 twin bedroom
  7. 4 bathrooms and 2 wcs
  8. Large terrace with patio heater and barbecue
  9. Lawned garden
  10. Ample parking

Shorrock House - Adjoining the Hall. Sleeps 10 (maximum 6 adults):

  1. Entrance hall and wc
  2. Dining room
  3. Sitting room with open fire
  4. Kitchen with breakfast table, dishwasher, washer and dryer
  5. 2 double bedrooms, 1 single with extra pull out bed for a child
  6. Large bedroom with 2 double beds
  7. 4 bathrooms and a separate wc
  8. Garden with barbecue and patio heater

Torbock House - Adjoining Shorrock House. Sleeps 7:

  1. Entrance hall with wc
  2. Sitting room with wood burner
  3. Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer
  4. Pantry with washer and dryer
  5. Dining room
  6. 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom
  7. 1 ensuite bedroom, 2 bathrooms
  8. Garden with terrace, patio heater and barbecue

The Coach House - Detached. Sleeps 8:

  1. Sitting room with wood burner
  2. Large dining room
  3. Fully equipped kitchen with adjoining breakfast area
  4. A large entrance hall with two glazed doors opens onto a spacious, balconied and beamed converted barn providing a living room with comfortable sofas and wood burning stove
  5. 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms all en-suite
  6. 2 wcs
  7. Garden with terrace, barbecue, patio heater and small pond (toddlers beware)

The Grounds

Morland Hall is located within an estate of almost 15 acres of designated ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Within the grounds is a fully equipped gym and outdoor swimming pool (Easter to September) sited in a sheltered area of the estate. The gym and pool are not supervised and are used at your own risk.

Each of the properties has a small private garden and patio area with garden furniture and gas barbeques available during the warmer months. Designated parking spaces are available for each property with additional parking available for extra cars located a short walk from your door.


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The Services

The following services are included in the rent:

  1. Hire of towels and bed linen
  2. Utility bills excluding phone
  3. Logs
  4. Use of gym and swimming pool (Easter to September)

Additional Services

The following services are available on request for which there will be an extra charge:

  1. Chef
  2. Dinner delivery
  3. Child minding
  4. Taxi

Ten Things To Do

  1. Explore Lake Ullswater by steam boat
  2. Visit Rheged Discovery Centre near Penrith
  3. Go to Melmerby Village Bakery for wonderful bread
  4. Visit High Head Sculpture Valley near Penrith
  5. Try rock climbing on Keswick Climbing Wall
  6. Visit the Alpaca Centre near Ullswater
  7. Visit Ostrich World, Langwathby, near Penrith
  8. Visit Keswick Pencil Museum
  9. Visit the Wensleydale Cheese Factory at Hawes
  10. Visit Hutton-in-the-Forest House and Gardens

Pubs & Restaurants

  1. Pub – The Crown Inn, Morland (1 mile) Tel: 01931 714310
  2. Pub – The White Horse, Kings Meaburn (2.2 miles) Tel: 01931 714256
  3. Pub – The Eden Vale, Bolton (3.3 miles) Tel: 01768 361428
  4. Pub and Restaurant - The Lowther Castle, Hackthorpe (3.5 miles) Tel: 01931 712339
  5. Pub and Restaurant - The Greyhound Hotel, Shap (6.5 miles) Tel: 01931 716474
  6. Pub and Restaurant – The Punch Bowl, Askham (6.5 miles) Tel: 01931 721443
  7. Restaurant –The Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, Howtown, on Lake Ullswater (15.5 miles) (Booking Essential) Tel: 017684 86301



Please note there is a separate tariff for wedding celebrations, please ask for details.

The prices below are  for stays up to 3rd  January 2013. The figures apply to the number of guests and the properties used in conjunction with the Hall. The minimum let is for The Hall accommodating 18 guests; 19-26 guests, The Hall plus Shorrock; 27-35 guests, The Hall, Shorrock and Torbock;36-43 guests, The Hall,Shorrock,Torbock and The Coach House .

  2 3 4 5 6 7
18 Guests £3,335 £3,655 £4,065 £4,575 £4,875 £4,980
19-26 guests £3,950 £4,845 £5,870 £6,605 £7,045 £7,195
27-35 guests £4,740 £6,520 £7,900 £8,890 £9,480 £9,680
36-43 guests £5,590 £7,285 £8,740 £9,710 £10,190 £10,555
Christmas 2011 & New Year 2012: - £10,125 £12,150 £13,495 £14,165 £14,675


  • The minimum stay at Christmas and New Year is 3 nights when all four properties have to be taken
  • The minimum stay over a weekend is 3 nights i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Guests can book 2 nights midweek i.e. Tuesday to Thursday
  • The minimum stay for 2 or more of the properties during school holidays is 7 nights. The Hall alone can be booked for 3 nights during these periods
  • No discounts will be available for smaller numbers in between the above bands
  • Bookings for hen or stag parties will not be accepted
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no pets