Gill Beck Hall

Gill Beck Hall North of England

Peace in the heart of the Lake District

Surrounded by a tranquil 5,000-acre estate on the shores of Lake Windermere, Gill Beck Hall is in the heart of the Lake District and yet far from the hustle and bustle. With grace and style, it manages to pull off an effortless mix of country estate luxury and home-from-home comfort.

The elegant 17th century hall offers a relaxed country house ambience, with stunning feature fireplaces, wood panelled walls and sumptuous bedrooms. With space for up to 18 guests in the  main hall and a further six guests in the pretty, self-contained Dairy Cottage (available at additional cost), it’s perfect for celebrations, large family gatherings and group activity holidays.

Outside, the manicured grounds give way to a tarn-fed pond and a private two-acre woodland. With stunning views, the location is idyllic and an ideal base too, for exploring the Lake District.

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Guest reviews

The peaceful setting made this cottage the ideal place for my ever-growing family to get together for a weekend.  We had three special birthdays to celebrate, and this was the perfect venue. We hired the chef to come in for a special meal and had a wonderful evening.  We went on some spectacular walks too, which me and my family love to do.  It's just idyllic, and we will certainly be back.

Matthew, Shropshire

A secluded location CLOSE TO THE SHORE OF LAKE WINDERMERE

Gill Beck Hall is a place to escape and enjoy the company of those you love. Every comfort is considered in the oak-beamed lounge, with its feature open fireplace and comfy sofas. Dinner is served in the wood-panelled dining room, where the French windows open out onto well-tended lawns. A magnificent hallway leads to a cosy second lounge and a large, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen.

Step through the French windows to fully appreciate the gardens, with fields and fells beyond, and the shores of Lake Windermere before you. The four-acre grounds are restful and natural. You can picnic in the sunshine, by the pond, or cross the stream via the little bridge to explore the two-acre private wood. The expansive lawns are bordered by delightful topiary trees, to complete this tranquil, natural oasis.

Sumptuous and stylish bedrooms

There are nine individually designed bedrooms in the main hall, all with names drawn from the locality, and a further two doubles and a twin in the Dairy Cottage. The rooms are individually styled with some amazing features, from the grand one-off four-poster ‘Morpheus’ bed in Catbells, to the delightful 17th Century details in the sumptuous Cunsey suite. Here, you might while away a few hours on the window seat, lost in a  book or simply taking in the views.

The ensuite bathrooms follow in style, with a roll top bath here, underfloor heating there and all the finishing touches you would expect from this beautifully styled and well-considered accommodation. The three cosy bedrooms in the cottage have views across the grounds and share a family bathroom.

Lakeland adventures AND PEACEFUL DOWN TIME

The Lake District is a walker’s paradise; a nature lover’s dream and an adventurer’s playground. Gill Beck Hall is right at the heart of things and yet amazingly peaceful, allowing you to enjoy adventures and relax with nature.

The walking starts at your doorstep, from a ramble through the private two-acre wood or scenic trail along the water’s edge, to a trek across the fells with spectacular views to reward you.

And there surely isn’t a more perfect location than the Lake District for an adventure holiday. Choose an exclusive Gill Beck Hall adventure package to enjoy sailing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and much more.

Local attractions for your days out include cruises on Lake Windermere, the Beatrix Potter Museum and the Wordsworth trail. Wander through the Lakeland villages, making sure you drop in to sample the famous Grasmere Gingerbread from the same little cottage it was first baked by Sarah Nelson in 1854.

What to expect

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Gill Beck Hall just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

Gill Beck Hall Bed
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and luxury towels
  • Locally sourced hand-made toiletries
  • Flat Screen TV in bedrooms (except the Coniston and Rydal bedrooms)
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Logs for the fire provided
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Utilities (e.g. electricity) are included in the cost of your stay
  • There is a travel cot (please bring your own linen) and a highchair
  • Parking for 8 cars

Location

Nestled between the mountain ranges and forested hills of the Lake District, close to Lake Windermere's sparkling southern shoreline.

House FAQs

  • Does Gill Beck Hall have high chairs and cots?

    High chairs and cots can be provided at Gill Beck Hall. Please let us know in advance. We do request that guests provide their own bedding for cots.

  • What’s the nearest train station?

    Gill Beck Hall is close to both Windermere and Ulverston railway stations, and Oxenholme is on the main west coast line.

  • Where is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airports are Manchester to the south and Glasgow to the north. There is a railway station at Manchester airport with services that run to Oxenholme.

  • Is there parking available at Gill Beck Hall?

    Yes, there is parking available for several cars at Gill Beck Hall - please is you are bringing more than 3 cars.

  • Are pets allowed?

    We do not allow dogs full access of Gill Beck Hall, but offer Dog Accommodation in a specific room in the Hall (please enquire for more details).

  • What time will I check in and out of the property?

    Arrival time is 4pm - 6pm with a departure time of 10am. Later departure time can be arranged on request (at additional charge).

  • Are there good local places to eat and drink?

    Yes, there are lots of wonderful places to eat which are close to Gill Beck Hall:

     

    Drunken Duck, Barngates

    Perched on a hilltop between Coniston and Hawkshead, this is the Lake District’s most renowned gastropub.

     

    L’Enclume, Cartmel

    Simon Rogan’s famous two Michelin-starred, award-winning gastronomic restaurant situated in the stunning village of Cartmel.

     

    Mason’s Arms, Strawberry Bank

    The Masons is a Lakeland institution, an ancient inn lost in blissful country. Offering olde-worlde charm, some of the best real ales and excellent, hearty pub grub.

     

    Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

    Choose between fine-dining in the Lakeview Restaurant, contemporary chic with an informal bustling atmosphere at the John Ruskin Brasserie or combine the panoramic views from Lakeside with a unique afternoon tea experience.

     

    Stove Restaurant & Bar, Langdales

    Chill out at the bar or celebrate special moments in the wine room, feet up and enjoy the view on the terrace or load up for a long walk or bike ride it’s what Stove was made for. The kitchen team combine modern cooking styles with time-honoured methods to create a combination of contemporary dishes and well-established classics – all pleasingly simple, and generously served.

     

    Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge

    Fabulous home cooked food, a wine list you will understand and gin. Lots and lots of gin!

     

    Queen’s Head, Hawkshead

    Lovely, quaint 16th Century Pub perfect for to drink, dine or unwind.

     

    Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant, Ambleside

    The Lake District’s original and most prestigious Thai Restaurant. Situated in the heart of the historic town of Ambleside, the Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant was opened with the aim of bringing the taste of exquisite Thai food to the Lake District. Fresh ingredients, coupled with masterful preparation by their Thai Chef, means that you can experience the wonderful flavours of the very best in authentic Thai cuisine.

     

    Chester’s By The River

    You can find Chesters at Skelwith Bridge, encircled by fells and a few minutes walk from a waterfall, the surroundings alone are well worth a visit. Inside you’ll find the latest in home & fashion accessories, furniture & furnishings and design led giftware from all over the world. An added attraction next door is Chesters Café by the River, serving delicious vegetarian lunch, drinks and legendary homemade cakes. In the summer, relax on decking looking out over the water. Combine the both of them to make this a destination not to be missed.

     

  • Can I self-cater at Gill Beck Hall?

    Yes, you can self-cater or we can offer a local chef service. Please see our sample menus for details.

  • How do I book?

    You can book online or by calling our friendly team on 01242 352 747.  When booking, we ask for a deposit of 1/3 of the total price, with the balance payable 3 months prior to your stay.

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