Morland House
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Morland House Whether celebrating in style or simply spending quality time together, historic Morland House is the perfect place for a memorable holiday, providing comfortable accommodation for large groups of family and friends. As soon as you enter the oak panelled front hall you will be swept back into a former age. The rambling manor house is set in four acres of Victorian walled gardens with views to the Pennines.

The rural village of Morland lies in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley adjacent to the Lake District. The Grade 2 listed house dates to Tudor times but much of its character derives from it being the family home of the Markham family since 1828. Over the last two centuries the house has been extended and filled with a fascinating variety of paintings, books, antiques and curios which make a stay here truly special.

Recent modern touches include the all essential home comforts of excellent WiFi, central heating, modern bathrooms - and new beds! The large south-facing double-ended sitting room and the dining room both seat 18 and have open fires and oak panelling hung with family portraits.

read more › On top of that, we can provide up to two cots, you are welcome to bring more, and if you love the house but still can't seem to squeeze your whole party in, there's a double sofa bed in the Snug which might solve your problem. There are six bathrooms and shower rooms: three are exclusively en-suite, two bedrooms share a bathroom, and the final three bedrooms share a bathroom and a shower room between them. Reflecting the incremental development of the house itself, each has its own character. The bedrooms are named after prominent members of the Markham family and contain pictures, possessions and information about each.

read more › Morland House is set in four acres of Victorian landscaped walled gardens laid out around Morland Beck which flows through the middle of the grounds from an impressive waterfall (or "Force") at the top end via stepping stones, a wooden bridge, two more waterfalls, and the newly commissioned Orchard bridge. It has many hidden corners and features, like the "stone zoo", and is fun for young and old. On the house side is a grassy Beck Walk under natural cliffs which stretch all along the length of the garden.

read more › When considering a stay at a house like Morland, there are often many questions. We do our best to answer them here but if we haven't covered yours, do contact us via the methods given on the booking page. More information is also provided on booking. Morland House is old, with an eccentric character. The ground and first floors have several levels, with a few steps between, and many rooms and passages have rugs rather than fitted carpets. Sadly, it is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs. The garden is also on several levels, which adds greatly to its interest but steps and paths can be slippery and uneven.

read more › The gardens are walled, so dogs can run safely - if they mind the flower beds! The private garden, reserved for guests only, is fenced so making a secure smaller area attached to the house. After fully exploring the gardens, you can take your dog further afield - lakeside walks (and swims!) at Ullswater are only 20 minutes' drive away, as are more challenging fell walks around the Lake District.

read more › The advantage of self-catering is that you can bring your own food and drink, and do not have to pay restaurant, hotel or bar prices. You can choose between the panelled dining room for dinners and special meals, or the kitchen for breakfasts, lunches and informal meals. Please bring your own table decorations. For your convenience, Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda all deliver online shopping to Morland. Delivery postcode is CA10 3AZ. However you may prefer to have some or all of your meals cooked for you, and we can recommend private cooks who can prepare and serve meals from the caterer's kitchen without needing to use the family kitchen.

read more › Morland is an extremely old settlement - at least 1500 years, and possibly much longer. The reason for its existence may be the Powdonnet Spring below the church, which produces a large and constant flow of fresh water. The church is dedicated to St Laurence and may have been there since at least 664. The church tower is the only Saxon tower in the north-west of England and was built in c.1050. The village has changed in size several times over the centuries, but now is home to about 350 people in 190 houses.

read more › The Studio is a new venture based in the older (dated 1740) of Morland's two old schools, which is now a large airy space with good light. Kate Brundrett - an artist herself - runs a large range of courses, some of which may well appeal to groups staying in Morland House. Learn to make proper cocktails. Another new business, Unique Happy Days, is able to offer various experiences including cocktail-making classes for Morland House parties. Check the website or ring Jennie Riding on 07548 668152 to see what's on offer.

read more › A short break can either be for the popular week-end (Friday to Monday) or, with limited availability, mid-week (Monday to Thursday) if there are no bookings for the weekends before or after. Guests are welcome to stay only two nights at the weekend but the price remains the same. The weekly booking is for six nights from Friday 4pm to the following Thursday evening, giving 6 nights for the price of 5. Extra nights by arrangement. Fine cotton linen, towels, heating, electricity, coal and logs are all included.

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