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Oldstone Hall North of England

A Lakeland haven surrounded by nature

After driving through a sublimely picturesque 5,000-acre Lakeland estate, the sweep up a private drive brings you to Oldstone Hall, standing in its own 4-acre beauty spot.

A handsome, 3-storey country house, Oldstone Hall wears its 500-year history well. Step inside and feel the embrace of period features at every turn, from oak panelled walls and exposed beams to cosy, low ceilinged bedrooms with casement windows. Get everyone together in the relaxed drawing room, where soft sofas and a huge inglenook fireplace with log fire create a cosy ambience. Watch movies and sports on the 65” TV in the separate TV room or gather in the country kitchen over a cuppa. The wood-panelled dining room with its welcoming open fire and stunning carved oak overmantel will inspire you to dress for dinner and make an occasion of it.

You come to the Lakes for panoramic landscapes and stepping onto the terrace at Oldstone Hall, that’s exactly what you get. Four acres of lawns and woodlands, with a tarn-fed pond, landscaped gardens and an abundance of wildlife are yours to explore, and beyond that, the estate is a Lakeland paradise, with trails along the shores of Lake Windermere, forest hikes and open parkland. Soak up the views from the wood-fired hot tub, or take a 10-minute stroll to the shared estate swimming pool, through the lush countryside.

The nine bedrooms each have their own charm, including quirky beds made from reclaimed beams and cosy window seats with garden views. Most of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms, where you might bag a power shower, luxurious corner bath or cosy underfloor heating.

Next to the main house, the old Dairy Cottage has been sensitively restored to create a self-contained 3-bedroom cottage, sleeping up to six people.

With room for 24 guests, Oldstone Hall makes a fabulous venue to get together for family celebrations. This peaceful retreat in the very heart of the Lakes, is as close as you’ll come to having the bustling Lake District all to yourselves.

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What we think

Following refurbishment, this lovely country house has made a welcome return to the Big House Experience collection! This is the perfect place to relax and unwind amongst friends or family, surrounded by the stunning vistas of the Lake District, with plenty to see and do.

Gareth, Big House Experience

What to Expect

Oldstone Hall Exterior

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Oldstone 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.

  • Small welcome hamper of locally produced treats
  • Luxury bed linen, bath towels and separate pool towels 
  • Well-equipped kitchen including oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and American fridge/ freezer (further freezers and fridge in the pantry)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dining room with 2 tables that seat 12 guests each
  • TV room with 65” Smart TV, TV in the Dairy Cottage and TVs in the bedrooms of the main house 
  • Free Wi-Fi in the main house (no Wi-Fi in the Dairy Cottage)
  • Open fires in the drawing room and dining room, and log burners in the TV room and library (logs provided)
  • Shared indoor, heated swimming pool on the estate (private, bookable slots of 45 minutes)
  • Large wood-fired hot tub (seats 8-10)
  • Patio area with charcoal Kamado Joe BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Extensive private gardens with a water feature
  • 5,000 acre estate to explore
  • On-site activities available including watersports, 4x4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting and more
  • Kids' playground on the estate


Set in one of the most picturesque locations in England, close to the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 3.30pm on the day of your arrival at Oldstone Hall, and check out is at 10.30am.

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There's ample parking available for 10-15 cars.

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Oldstone Hall. 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs are available (please bring your own cot linen). There is also a kids' playground on the estate (a 10-minute walk or 4-minute drive from the property). Please note, parents should supervise children at all times due to the river and weir running through the grounds and also around the swimming pool. 

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed at Oldstone Hall. Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on soft furnishings. 

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Sorry, Oldstone Hall is not suitable for stag or hen parties.

  • Are additional day guests allowed at the property?

    Up to 20 additional day guests can be invited by prior agreement, at a cost of £20 per person.

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with Tesco or Sainsbury's for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 3.30pm on the day of arrival. There is also a farm shop on the estate for essentials.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining room has seating for 24 guests (two tables that seat 12 guests each).

  • Can you recommend any local places to eat out?

    Yes, we'd recommend the following pubs and restaurants, all within a 30 minutes' drive of the property (click on the links below):


    Cuckoo Brow Inn, Sawrey, LA22 0LQ. Tel: 01593 443425

    Situated in beautiful Beatrix Potter land. Quality, locally sourced beer and food.

    The Drunken Duck Inn, Ambleside, LA22 0NG. Tel: 01539 436347

    Great pub food at lunch, more formal dining in the evening. Good to combine with a walk around the National Trust’s Tarn Hows.

    The Black Lab, Underbarrow, LA8 8HQ. Tel: 01539 568234

    Winner of Cumbria Life Food & Drink 2019 Readers Award, this is a cosy pub offering both relaxed pub and restaurant dining. Everyone is welcomed with a smile, even the dogs. Our favourites include the ravioli to start and the seabass for mains!

    The Queens Head, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS. Tel: 01539 436271

    Traditional pub with great quality food, just 10 minutes' drive from the property.



    L’Enclume, Cartmel, LA11 6PZ. Tel: 01539 536362

    Two Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant run by head chef Simon Rogan. Booking essential (usually booked up well in advance but worth trying for a table).

    Rogan and Company, Cartmel, LA11 6QD. Tel: 01539 535917

    Sister restaurant of L’Enclume. Contemporary brasserie with a comfortable and relaxed feel. 

    The Swan Hotel and Spa, Newby Bridge, LA12 8NB. Tel: 01539 531681

    A boutique hotel with a restaurant and the Swan Inn. Bustling atmosphere and quaint décor. We recommend the food in the Inn (especially the fish and chips and Cumbrian beef burger)!

  • Is the indoor swimming pool shared?

    The indoor swimming pool on the estate is shared with other cottages. A limited number of private bookable slots of 45 minutes can be made for you and your guests. The pool is located a 10-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from the property. Dimensions of the pool: 10m x 4m.

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station is Oxenholme (20 miles). 

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airport is Manchester (92 miles).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Oldstone Hall. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747