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Rydal Hall Rydal Hall Estate is unique, with en-suite bedrooms, campsite, cottages and gardens set in 30 acres, at the very heart of the English Lake District, a World Heritage Site - somewhere to experience the beauty of God's creation. Retreat from your daily routine to a place loved by the poet William Wordsworth for its awe-inspiring beauty, .

Set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rydal Hall is the ideal venue for retreats, events, activity weekends or just a family holiday.With wonderful views over the Rothay valley and with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop, the Hall and its grounds are the perfect place to enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

Why not treat someone special? Gift Vouchers make an ideal gift and they are available for use in our Tea Shop and towards accommodation.
Highlights

read more › The main Hall has 30 bedrooms, sleeping up to 50 guests. Guests can choose their board basis from Bed & Breakfast, Dinner Bed & Breakfast or Full Board. Bookings can be made by groups or just private individuals looking for a break. Each room offers simple but comfortable accommodation complementing the surroundings and character of the Hall. All rooms are supplied with bed linen, towels, toiletries, hospitality trays and free wifi. Limited number of hairdryers are available to borrow from Reception.

read more › The Coach House is a 2 storey stone cottage which has been recently refurbished (2020). It is located to the rear of the main hall adjacent to the Stable Cottage and beside Rydal Beck. With extensive views of award-winning Thomas Mawson gardens. It has been given a full facelift including new en-suites in two of the bedrooms, new handwash basins in the other two, a new bathroom suite on the ground floor, new kitchen appliances and has been fully redecorated and carpeted throughout. 2 bedrooms with zip and link beds so can be used as doubles or twins, with wash hand basin.

read more › The communal room has sofas and wood burner on the first floor. One bag of logs is complimentary with additional bags available to purchase from reception. The fully equipped kitchen is beside the communal room and includes a cooker, microwave, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The Bunkhouse is ideal for groups staying for retreats or events who prefer a simpler style of accommodation. The Bunkhouse is ideal for groups looking to cater for themselves, but catered packages are also available.

read more › We have three eco pods within our woodland campsite. Each wooden pod is made from sustainable materials and is carpeted with a small covered porch, making it the ideal alternative for guests wanting to experience the outdoors without the hassle of erecting a tent. The pods are simple, without electricity or furniture, helping you to get back to basics and connect with the superb natural beauty around. The pods have their own small designated parking area nearby and space to set up a barbecue. The use of the shower and toilet block, shared with the main campsite, is included within the tariff.

read more › We very much look froward to seeing you outside of these dates. Our tranquil campsite set in the woodlands surrounding Rydal Hall is ideal for individuals or families looking for a quiet stay in the outdoors. Situated in a conservation area, it is perfect for those wanting a simple base from which to explore the Lake District. The shower and toilet block sources water from our private supply, whilst electricity from our hydro-electric plant augmented by solar power ensures excellent facilities and keeps our carbon footprint to a minimum.

read more › Six guests and more are categorized as a group. They normally choose a Full Board Basis which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. It really depends on the type of group and also on the programme that each group has. For instance, walking groups will have a packed lunch instead of a two-course sitting down meal. Even if you have a programme for your group but have a spare evening during your stay at Rydal Hall there is an opportunity to listen to an inspiring local speaker.

read more › Cumbria Sculptors Group are delighted to be working in partnership with Rydal Hall to organise and deliver an exciting exhibition of outdoor sculpture this year within the beautiful grounds of this imposing historic house. This exciting art holiday with Robert helps participants to explore lots of different painting techniques in an inspirational part of the Lake District which keeps students coming back for more! This art holiday is perfect for students with some previous experience who want to explore a more contemporary and looser expressionistic style in their work with a variety of media.

read more › Rydal Hall has six meeting rooms available to host up to one hundred people. Facilities can be hired for a number of hours or days as required and with our kitchen team producing delicious home-cooked meals, we can offer a range of catering options to suit each visit. Why not treat someone special? Gift Vouchers make an ideal gift and they are available for use in our Tea Shop and towards accommodation.

read more › As part of our celebration of summer our artist in residence, Dianne Standen, has created a permanent exhibition of her textile artwork throughout the lower floor of Rydal Hall's Bishop Bulley Barn. Created from woollen fabric interspersed with felt strips and beads, the colours have been chosen to reflect the sunshine enjoyed throughout the season and the water in Rydal beck which flows through the grounds. These textiles can be enjoyed by anyone who would like to hire the Barn at competitive prices for any event requiring a large open space to accommodate up to 100 people.

read more › Situated in the heart of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site, Rydal Hall estate has developed from the 1600s until the present day with formal gardens, woodlands and iconic landmarks to explore. Designed and built by renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson, the formal gardens are a fine example of Arts and Crafts design in a wonderful setting. The Grot, or grotto, was built in 1668 by Sir Daniel Fleming and designed as a place to frame and enjoy the spectacular Rydal Falls. It is one of Britain's earliest examples of a viewing station.

read more › Rydal Hall is set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in the Lake District. And scattered around the grounds are various sculptures and other points of interest - making it fascinating to explore! Rydal Hall works to enhance and protect its beautiful environment and has always welcomed creative partnerships. Our stunning setting and grounds have a history of inspiring creative people and we continue to value that interaction. As well as an annual residential arts programme which ranges from icon painting to photography we enjoy acting as hosts for a number of self-organised groups from orchestras and singing schools to spinners, weavers and dyers.

read more › Rydal Hall Chapel was originally the study of the house and the bevelled glass doors give a clue to this by opening straight on to the terrace. Since the diocese have used Rydal Hall this room has been the chapel. It is perfectly positioned, so as to be at the heart of everything that happens. Opening out onto the entrance hall, it is a visible sign of the Christian basis on which hospitality is offered. For example, we pass the Chapel en route to the dining room, which in itself is a reminder of the need for spiritual as well as physical sustenance.

read more › During your stay at Rydal Hall why not explore this now UNESCO World Heritage Site with Steve Watts our resident Lakeland Guide? Steve will share his knowledge gained over thirty-five years. He will show you the Lake District's hidden gems from waterfalls to caves to summiting a mountain and sharing one of the best panoramic views in the world. Your walk will commence at reception, after a short briefing we begin our journey by visiting Rydal Hall Gardens & Estate, at the same time you will learn all about the local people and their pastimes such as hound trailing & fell running, our walk then continues along the "Coffin Route" an easy to moderate walk to the tranquil shores of Grasmere.

read more › Rydal Hall has a history of inspiring artists over centuries, and its ethos and landscape continue to do so. Some work has been developed and arranged into a short walk beginning and ending at the Old School Room Tea Shop. As far as we are aware, this is the first permanent outdoor exhibition of textile sculpture in Britain. We hope that the work helps to draw attention to the variety of beautiful natural forms in the landscape. Made primarily from recycled and sustainable materials, the work is continually interacting with the elements and each season brings new changes.

read more › Our objective is to create a climate of environmental excellence in services and products provided for employees, volunteers and guests. Our activities will be managed to minimise their effect on the environment. We are committed to continual improvement at all levels and in all functions of the organisation. We aim to become the flagship for the Diocese of Carlisle of exemplary environmental practice and to lead by example. We recognise that this will only be achieved through regular monitoring of our environmental performance against objectives regulated by a committed management system.

read more › Live in accommodation will be provided from September onwards for full time positions only. EEA nationals must show eligibility to work in the UK (pre-settled status). Why not treat someone special? Gift Vouchers make an ideal gift and they are available for use in our Tea Shop and towards accommodation.

read more › Rydal's resident community is made up of young people from across Europe who come to live and work with us and experience communal living in a Christian environment. Currently we have community members from Croatia, Hungary, Italy and England. Many join us for six months to a year or come to work short-time for the summer. Accommodation is on-site with each member having their own bedroom in a chalet with a shared bathroom. A living area and kitchen is in a separate chalet for all the community to use.

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