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Financial Times Barometer: Askham Hall, Cumbria

Carl Wilkinson enjoys luxury, authenticity and fine food in the Lake District. A Weekend Retreat: Askham Hall The problem faced by many new country-house hotels is how best to deck out all the public rooms and bedrooms with suitably authentic-seeming furnishings to add character and atmosphere. Askham Hall, on the edge of the Lake District, a Read more…

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Askham Hall review in the Telegraph by Fiona Duncan

I’ve always had a problem with pricey Lake District hotels. They’re often too glossy for me, with fancy suites, hot tubs and Champagne bars. Now, in a lesser known yet no less magnificent corner between the Eden Valley and Ullswater comes this new kid on the block. If you lean towards staying in homes rather Read more…

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Askham Hall, Penrith – the UK’s latest luxury retreat

One of the north’s most aristocratic families have turned their ancient home into a remarkable luxury retreat. Lancashire Life’s Roger Borrell reports Charles and Juno Lowther currently have two new babies and it’s anyone’s guess which causes the most sleepless nights. One is newborn Zachary, a first child for this Lakeland couple whose surname gives Read more…

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New lease of life for historic family seat

ASKHAM Hall, near Penrith, once the seat of the Earls of Lonsdale, has taken on a new lease of life as a hotel and wedding venue. An event is to be held later this month toshowcase the newly-converted Grade II listed Bank Barn which is being described as a “first class wedding venue”. At Askham Read more…

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Askham Hall and George and Dragon in the Guardian

Sunday 29 September 2013 Take me there: the Eden Valley, Cumbria Why go? Skirting the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and meandering northwards to Carlisle, this beautiful river valley offers a less touristy alternative to the honeypots of Windermere and Coniston. It’s heaven for hikers, especially in October, when the autumn colours are at their Read more…