21 October 2014
The owners of Cumbria’s historic Askham Hall are today celebrating the property’s selection as one of the winners in The Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice Awards 2015.
The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland, and is published every autumn. It is written for readers seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay; hotels cannot buy their entry.
Today is the first day of the Independent Hotel Show in Olympia and representatives from the 13th century Askham Hall will attend a special VIP event to mark its inclusion in the ‘New Discovery Hotels’ section of the guide.
The 800 year old property in the Lowther Valley dates recently opened its doors as a bohemian-style ‘home from home’ alongside a restaurant with two internationally acclaimed chefs; Richard Swale and Steven Doherty. Grade I listed, Askham Hall has been in the Lowther family since the early 1800s.
Charles Lowther, current owner of Askham Hall, is at today’s event. He says, “It is fantastic to be selected for an Editor’s Choice Award, just a matter of months after we fully opened Askham Hall for guests. Having grown up at Askham, it really is close to my heart and its restoration was the culmination of six years of hard work. It’s a new style of hotel for the region – more a restaurant with rooms in an outstanding historic building – and the whole team is glad to have been recognised for our high-quality service and unpretentious style.”
Askham Hall is set in 12 acres of grade II listed gardens, boasting uninterrupted views of the River Lowther and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside.