Tarndale Hall (1)

Tarndale Hall North of England


Tarndale Hall does things its own way. From the outside, a study in classic Georgian architecture. From the inside? A glorious blend of history and modernity with a plethora of show-stopping features.

Let’s start in the drawing room, where the magnificent four-metre high fireplace is a sight to behold. It’s now home to a wood burner, casting a rosy glow over the room. The children can peel off to the TV lounge, where the 65-inch screen, Sky package and PlayStation can do the babysitting.

Meanwhile, gather in the sociable heart of this Georgian gem, the open-plan kitchen and dining room. Meals are a breeze on the nine-burner Ilve gas cooker (yes, nine!) and good company is guaranteed, with a row of bar stools pulled up to the marble countertop. Or gather for cocktails in the orangery, complete with bar, baby grand piano and outside seating area, which has a huge table where dinners can be as chilled or formal as the mood takes you.

Play pool in the games room, then head outside to the three-acre gardens, looking for the pheasants, hedgehogs and tawny owls. Many exclusive holiday houses have an outdoor hot tub, but the one at Tarndale Hall takes some beating. It’s a glorious copper jacuzzi, and the perfect spot from which to stargaze.

The quirky style and high quality finishes continue into the six bedrooms, where you might have a freestanding copper bath, a walk-in wet room, or even a bathtub on the balcony! And the children will love the bunk bed dorm.

Situated at the foot of the North Pennines, Tarndale Hall might feel miles from anywhere, but it’s only a short walk to the local pub award-winning for lunch. Just perfect, really.

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What we think

It’s hard to imagine a big house with a better combination of traditional architecture with such modern comforts and stylish flair. With so much to do at the house, you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away, but the very best of Cumbria is right on your doorstep for you to explore.

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What to expect

Dining Room

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

  • Beautiful bed linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries by The Sedbergh Soap Company
  • Welcome hamper
  • 65” TV in the living room and games room, with Sky, Amazon Prime and Netflix
  • Dining table seating 16 guests comfortably
  • Games room with pool table and games console
  • Orangery Bar with ice machine and drinks fridges
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Board games
  • Baby grand piano
  • Open fireplace and log burner (logs are provided)
  • Copper hot tub, seating 4
  • 3 acres of fenced gardens
  • BBQ (gas is provided)
  • Outside tables and chairs on the terrace seating 16
  • Additional garden sofas
  • Fire pit area with seating
  • Complimentary daily housekeeping (see FAQ below)
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Nespresso coffee machine, starter pack of pods provided


Set in the beautiful, welcoming Cumbrian village of Castle Carrock. The North Pennines National Park is on the doorstep. You’re also just 4 miles from the market town of Brampton, 10 miles from Carlisle, 18 miles from Penrith and 26 miles from the famous Lake District National Park.

House FAQs

  • Are there local places to eat you can recommend?

    Yes. We'd suggest the following pubs and restaurants which are within a short distance of Tarndale Hall:

    The Duke of Cumberland (3 minute walk)

    Located within a short distance of Carlisle and the Market town of Brampton, this unique and stylish village pub/restaurant sits in the centre of the picturesque village of Castle Carrock which boasts some of the most beautiful river and fell side walks.

    The Blacksmiths Arms (5 minute drive)

    Downstairs, the pub serves light meals and bar snacks, and a separate restaurant area serves a full menu with daily specials. A pleasant beer garden is a quiet setting to enjoy a drink or meal.

    Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant (10 minute drive)

    High ceilings, impressive opulent decor and calming views over the ornamental lake and fountain make the Cedar Tree Restaurant at Farlam Hall the perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience.

    The Queen Inn (12 minute drive)

    Set in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Great Corby, the Queen Inn is a traditional country pub serving great local ales and delicious food.

    Lanercost Tea Room (12 minute drive)

    The menu is full of fabulous homemade food, freshly prepared to order using quality local produce. They serve breakfast and lunch every day of the week along with speciality teas and coffee, indulgent cake and homemade scones (freshly baked each morning!).

  • Are pets allowed at Tarndale Hall?

    We’re sorry, but this property is not pet friendly. 

  • What does the Daily Housekeeping include?

    The discreet staff will visit three times per day; one early morning visit to reset living spaces, late morning to remake all beds and refresh bedrooms, and then in the early evening for the turn down service.

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Sorry, Tarndale Hall is not suitable for hen or stag parties. We politely ask that this is respected.

  • Are children welcome?

    Yes. One cot and one highchair are available - please bring your own cot linen.

  • Are there hairdryers in the bedrooms?

    Yes, all bedrooms have a hairdryer.

  • How many cars can be parked at Tarndale Hall?

    There is plenty of space for around 8 cars at Tarndale Hall. 

  • How close is Tarndale Hall to the nearest airport?

    Newcastle Airport is about 60 minutes' drive from the property.

  • How close is Tarndale Hall to the nearest train station?

    Brampton Station is about 6 minutes' drive from the property, with the larger Carlisle Station about 24 minutes' drive.

  • What are the check-in and check-out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Tarndale Hall and check out is at 10am.

  • Will you hold a cautionary deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £2,000 during your stay at Tarndale 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).

  • Is there a noise policy at Tarndale House?

    Yes, given its village centre location, we ask that noise is kept to a minimum. Please see our House Terms for further details.

  • 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